Forget the Summer of 69 the Summer of 2017 might be the one they sing about by the sea in Skerries in years to come.
They may have missed out on a Senior 1B top three place last season, but much to their delight Town were handed a third promotion on the trot by the LSL after Shamrock Bhoys pulled out of Senior 1A.
The team will now compete just two divisions below the top flight and will continue to try and establish themselves as a top end Intermediate side.
If surprise promotion wasn’t enough Skerries have managed to add significant talent to their squad in recent weeks. Five more have come through the door and to add to the feel good factor they bring in four local lads, a former captain, some respected talent and an Argentine with a liking for flair.
Donal Coughlan, Sean Hughes, Colm McGearty, Mauro Lopez and Harry O’Toole have all been added to the roster just over a week shy of the new season.
Coughlan signs from Senior 1 Sunday outfit Home Farm the all action midfielder was courted by a lot of clubs in and around the top two divisions, but has opted to play his football locally and is hopeful he can play second tier football again next season, but this time with his local club.
Attacking midfielder Sean Hughes signs from the same division a different team having played for Glebe North. Hughes has developed a name for himself over the last couple of seasons and was a regular goal getter for Dublin Bus before his sole season with Glebe last year.
Goalkeeper McGearty returns ‘home’ after a short spell at Howth Celtic. The net minder was an ever present and captain two seasons ago as Skerries won promotion back to Intermediate football.
Skerries have also added international flavour in the form of Mauro Lopez, the Argentine has played futsal at the highest level and Skerries will be hoping he can transform his silky skills on to the bigger pitch.
Winger Harry O’Toole completes this batch of signings as he returns to the club having return from Australia.
Manager Alan Sweeney is rumoured to be working on some more signings as Skerries look to compete in a strong 1A league.