http://www.sportingfingal.ie/AboutUs/tabid/1303/Default.aspx“Community is everything in this Club”, explained David O’Connor, Fingal County Manager, at the launch of the club in Corduff during February 2008. “Community is the foundation on which the club and our football development plan are built and each football club in Fingal can rightfully feel that Sporting Fingal FC is their League of Ireland club.”
With all the shenanigans, sharp practice and financial nonsense that has blackened the League of Ireland in recent times, it was fantastic to see Sporting Fingal, a club built on solid, sustainable principles, lift the FAI Cup this evening. (not that fantastic, they knocked the Hoops out and then had the cheek to win it in our gaff ). Although having a club like that win it in a stadium supported by the local authority and packed out weekly by the people of Tallaght and beyond is a fact that should not be lost on other clubs who have brought the game into the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
It was a cracking second half and won with 2 goals in the last 5 minutes. Both teams deserve credit for playing the way they did in those conditions and the Sligo fans should be lauded for travelling down.
8,000 at the game - good considering the distance Sligo fans had to travel in this weather and the distance Fingal have yet to travel in terms of establishing themselves and a fan base.
Sympathy for the other Rovers but a good day for Irish football.