Hundreds lined the streets of Clondalkin Saturday, 26th September, to welcome home Jim Gavin and the Dublin team – All Ireland Football Champions 2015. The parade commenced at Round Tower GAA Club Monastery Road, travelled to Main Street and finished at Round Tower Clubhouse at Monastery Road. Inside a special reception was held to honour the achievements of Jim and Frank Roebuck, a key Member of Jim’s backroom staff.
A message from An Cathaoirleach Niall Ó Connachtáin:
“On behalf of Round Tower Executive I wish to express my gratitude to the people of Clondalkin for the fantastic reception they provided to Jim Gavin and the Dublin team last Saturday. As a club, town and community, we are immensely proud of what he and the Dublin team are achieving. It was tremendous to see the absolutely fantastic turnout for Saturday’s parade and it will live long in the memory. Thank you to all at Round Tower GAA Club who facilitated the parade in such a short timeframe and to Clondalkin Youthband for helping to make it a special occasion. We’re very grateful to the musicians who enetertained outside and within the club. Thanks also to An Garda Síobhána for their assistance in ensuring it ran smoothly. My apologies if anyone is missing from those outlined. Finally thank you to Jim, Frank and the Dublin players. The generosity you afforded to people on the day helped to create special memories and moments for many, many people. You are wonderful ambassadors for the Clondalkin community, the county and for our national games. Míle Buíochas.”
Cover pictures courtesy Cathal O’Donoghue.