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Dalkey United AFC


Dalkey United AFC is a County Dublin soccer football club established in 1953 and initially the club competed in the County Wicklow District Junior League Division 2. The members borrowed £20 (€25.40) and invested €22.50 in the purchase of soccer gear and footballs.

Dalkey United's debut match was a defeat to Deansgrange however amazingly Dalkey went on to qualify for the Wicklow and District Junior Cup final in their first season. In the next season the soccer club had been playing their home matches at Hyde Park with the agreement of Dun Laoghaire County Council. Dalkey United still rent this pitch but own their own dressing rooms and modern football facilities.

After competing against each other for 25 years Dalkey united merged with local rivals Dalkey Celtic in 1970 in order to pool resources and provide better facilities for their players

In the late 1960's the club became members of the League of Ireland "B" Division. In 1974 Dalkey club won the FAI Intermediate Cup by beating Rialto 2-1 at Tolka Park. In the 1977/78 season Dalkey United were attempting to win the Blackthorn Trophy for the third year in a row. However there was a major mix-up over an unplayed quarter final against Dundalk FC and the League awarded the victory to Dundalk. The soccer club took legal action in the High Court which found in favour of Dalkey. After winning the rescheduled match with Dundalk, they then won the semifinal. Dalkey went on to win the final against Bohemians FC. Dalkey United resigned from the league immediately afterwards and have never applied to rejoin.

In the 1980's Dalkey United's most famous product Paul McGrath, who also went on to play for Manchester United and Ireland, played junior soccer with the club.

Dalkey United are in the process of implementing a soccer development plan that will see major improvements in the playing facilities and club administration.

Directions to the
Dalkey United AFC
Soccer Pitch & Map

Hyde Park, Hyde Road, Dalkey, County Dublin
Directions (from M50) to Hyde Park (playing ground for all small sided and
some 11-a-side games): Take Cherrywood Exit (Exit 16) from M50 onto R118 towards Killiney/Dun Laoghaire. Carry on straight approx. 4.2km to roundabout at Killiney Shopping Centre (Graduate Pub). Take third exit off the roundabout onto Avondale Road. Remain on Avondale Road for approx. 1.8km passing small roundabouts until next large roundabout at the Killiney Towers Apartments. Take third exit off this roundabout, signposted for Dalkey, onto Barnhill Road. Vere right at small roundabout beside Maria's Centra Shop. Turn left as you you enter Dalkey village (one way system) then immedately stay straight going on to Hyde Road (do not turn right towards Dalkey Main Street/Castle Street). Hyde Park sports ground is on your left after 100m.

Loughlinstown Park , Dun Laoighre, County Dublin
Directions from M50 to Loughlinstown Park (11-a-side games only) Take Cherrywood Exit (Exit 16) from M50 onto R118 towards Killiney/Dun Laoghaire. Carry on straight (approx. 200 metres), passing flyover junction for N11, take first turn right at lights (after the N11 jcn) to Loughlinstown Drive. Carry on straight to The Oaks, then follow the road around long bend eventually passing Loughlinstown Leisure Centre on your right. The road next bends short left, then short right, carry on until you reaches the pitches on your left (300 metres approx).


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Honorary Dalkey United Football Club Secretary

Donal Norton, Dalkey United, Hyde Park, Hyde Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Football Club Chairman

Chris Johns, Dalkey United, Hyde Park, Hyde Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Match Fixtures Secretary

SDFL: Gary Luff - Ph: 087 260 3155
DDSL: Michael O'Hara - Ph: 087 249 3000

Dalkey United AFC
Soccer Team Managers

Under 8 : Gary Luff - Ph: 087 260 3155
Under 9 team A : Martin McGannon - Ph: 086 601 5947
Under 9 team B : Jan Petersen - Ph: 086 772 8910
Under 10 team A : Barry Mullen - Ph: 086 253 4120
Under 10 team B : Roberto Constanza - Ph: 087 230 5860
Under 11 Sun : John Kestell - Ph: 087 237 9535
Under 11 Sat : Comac O'Hanrahan - Ph: 087 9968832
Under 12 Sun SDFL : Donal Norton - Ph: 087 669 3991
Under 12 Sat DDSL : Michael O'Hara - Ph: 087 249 3000
Under 14 : Joe McKendry - Ph: 087 798 7941
Under 15 : Jim Kerr - Ph: 087 245 9117
Under 16 : Nick Power - Ph: 086 887 9449
Under 17 : Tim Rafferty - Ph: 087 256 4102
Under 18 : Justin O'Doherty - Ph: 087 285 9728

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SDFL - South Dublin Football League
DDSL - Dublin District Schoolboys League

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