My da would take me to Croker to watch Dublin play, hurling and football. That’s how I got into it. The persistence of people like Terry Monahan and Des O’Neill ensured that there was a GAA outlet for people in Edenmore as well as the efforts within St Malachy’s BNS from Eamon Dowling, Pat Finn and Denis McCarthy. Within the parish of St Monica’s (Edenmore) there were three separate soccer clubs until Edenmore Utd and St Malachy’s amalgamated about 15 years ago. There are still 2 soccer clubs now, Grange Woodbine being the other. It was always, and still is, a soccer area sandwiched in between bigger clubs like Raheny, Vincent’s, Clontarf, to name but three.