Sheriff YC are club that are always looking forward.
You can’t have the consistent success they have had over the last half a decade or so without setting new goals and targets.
Trophy clean sweeps are never dwelt on, nor is hunger ever an issue.
The side that have won a whopping 27 major medals in the last six years including four FAI Junior Cups, six league titles and three Leinster Juniors don’t bask in their success and go into each season like they have point to prove.
However just because they tend to blinkered in their pursuit of trophies doesn’t mean they forget those who helped them succeed.
This weekend Sheriff paid a tribute to six players that left the club in the close season and thanked them for their ‘huge contribution’.
It’s a nice touch from the successful club- have a looking at the tribute/thank you below:
“One week to the new season and feels like the dust had just settled on last season, how quick it comes back around.
We say goodbye to a number of players from last year. These lads had a huge contribution to the club and represented us admirably, lived our motto of “Always Trying” and were a huge part of the success we achieved. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors and on behalf of the committee want to thank them for their commitment and contribution to our club.
Arrived 6 years ago and was an integral part of our first Junior Cup success in 2012. He leaves having accumulated a whopping 27 winners medals and 5 runner up medals. These include 4 FAI Junior Cups, 3 Leinster Junior Cups and 6 AUL Premier A League titles.
Like a fine wine he seemed to get better with age in his last two seasons alone he scored 24 goals and played over 110 games.
Another that arrived shortly after Lester, Daz quickly gelled into the middle of the park and was again the backbone to our successful run. I’ve very rarely seen the guy dispossed of the ball, a lovely player to watch. He leaves also having accumulated a trophy laden cabinet of silverware.
His goal versus Kilbarrick in FAI Junior Cup quarter final 2 years ago always stands out and got the ball rolling on what was a tight tight game
Thomas arrived over 2 years ago from Pats CY and has always been a big game player for us, in his first season he lit up the league and cups scoring 27 in his first season and 39 in his 2 years here.
His goal in the semi final of this years FAI Junior Cup always stands out, he came of the bench and within 2 minutes played a clever pass received it back and smashes it into the back of the net to send the Sheriff fans into hysteria.
This guy came from St Pauls Artane with a reputation for goal scoring and by god did he live up to it. In his first season smashed in 37 which could have easily been 47 if he didn’t have to cut his season short to work abroad.
All in all he scored 44 in less than 2 season and scored 5 hattricks the most memorable coming in our 4th rd defeat of our Premier B in the FAI Junior Cup.
Anto returned to his schoolboy home of Sheriff YC last season after very successful League of Ireland career and joined the rest of the Murphy clan. He was integral to many of our big wins this season Carew Park in the 5th Rd of the FAI Junior and Peak Villa in the quarter final of the FAI Junior being the most memorable. It was also special to see 5 Murphys grace the Aviva and not something we’re likely to see repeated where 5 family members grace the Aviva for the same team.
Peter had a brief spell with YC last year but was committed and excellent player in training. In his short stint he bagged 2 goals having only played 4 games.
We wish all the above the best and thanks again .We hope to see you all at our end of season doo on the 30th September.”