Ballybrack (Irish: An Baile Breac, meaning "the speckled townland") is a suburb of Dublin, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county. It is south of Killiney and northeast of Loughlinstown.

Ballybrack has a post office, two public houses, a shopping centre as well as many other local amenities. The local Gaelscoil is Gaelscoil Phádraig, which continues to grow year-on-year from a modest start in 1995. Ballybrack is home to both the Foxrock Cabinteely Ladies' Football GAA club and Ballybrack FC soccer club.and also has the borough boxing club which is located right beside ballybrack football club

In 2005 Foxrock Girls and the ladies section of St Francis Gaels GAA club merged to form a new club offering a more complete programme of football for all age groups in their catchment area. They are now based at the grounds previously occupied by Cabinteely GAA Club at Kilbogget Park in Cabinteely/Ballybrack. The club has so far won at underage level the All-Ireland Division 1 Féile for U14's in 2005, All-Ireland U14 7's in the same year and numerous Dublin Leagues and Championships. The Adult team have won the 2007 VHI All-Ireland Junior Championship, 2007 All-Ireland Junior 7's Shield and in 2008 were Dublin Intermediate League and Championship winners.[1]

Ballybrack Football Club was formerly known as KBL FC – Killiney, Ballybrack & Loughlinstown. KBL was founded in 1972 however Ballybrack FC was officially formed in 1975. At present Ballybrack has 13 teams competing in both the Dublin and District Schoolboys League and the South Dublin Football League. The soccer club provides football for boys and girls at all levels of ability. Catering for all children aged between seven and 18 years in the areas of Ballybrack, Cabinteely and Shankill. Football matches are played in Coolevin on Saturdays and Sundays. The football club is open five nights a week and at the weekends providing recreation and leisure activities. The soccer clubs' membership exceeds 300 children. Approximately one third comprise the Ballybrack Tigers, catering for the children of 5 to 7 years old. Every year the club plays host to a mini World Cup tournament for all children of the local community. Ballybrack fc also has an under 21s and a senior team competing in both the Leinster Football League and the Leinster Senior League. The Seniors won the Tom Cullen Cup and came R\UP in their league in 2013, with the u\21s coming R\UP in the LFL Development cup in 2013, both teams in their first seasons.The club also has a full size state of the art FIFA approved all-weather pitch.

Notable People

Adrian Kennedy, radio presenter


External links

Coordinates: 53°15′11″N 6°07′28″W / 53.2531°N 6.124466°W / 53.2531; -6.124466

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 5/31/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.