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Dublin Hospitals FC –the season so far

With the Leinster Senior League season now at the midway point, Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) find themselves in a strong league position this New Year, which gives us an opportunity to take stock of the progress so far. We rewind back to Friday, 9 July 2021 on a balmy Sunday evening in Crumlin, when DHFC…

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The august history of the Dublin Hospitals Cup

‘The Hospital Pass’, written by Drs Con Feighery, Michael Farrell, and Morgan Crowe, is an account of thehistory of the Dublin Hospitals rugby competition, which dates back to 1881. Here is the foreword to the book The game of rugby football is attributed to William Webb Ellis who, according to legend, when attending Rugby School…

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Comprehensive victory over top LSL side sees the DHFC off to a perfect start in the Leinster FA Cup

Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) progressed to the second round of the Leinster Football Association Jr Cup after surviving a late scare against a stubborn Collinstown at Pearse Park. Played in hot and humid conditions, the doctors tired late on and had to survive an onslaught from their plucky opponents to improve their record for the…

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Plug in perks from Ford’s Kuga

I had the pleasure of taking Ford’s new plug-in-hybrid Kuga for a week, earlier in the year, to gainsome hands-on experience with this serious contender in the plug-in crossover SUV space. It cameas a surprise to me, but the Kuga is Ford’s best-selling SUV in Europe and the number three best-selling Ford vehicle in the…

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Finglas free-kick frustrates faltering physicians

A bright start to the season for the Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) has dimmed somewhat with two successive draws in the Leinster Senior League. Under the Friday night lights in a balmy< Crumlin, DHFC laboured to a 1-1 draw with Finglas United (FU) following a second-half exchange of set pieces. In truth, three injuries DHFCcould…

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Dublin Hospitals’ unbeaten run continues

Game three of the Leinster Senior League (LSL) season for Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) pitted the doctors against Rosemount Mulvey. Rosemount have enjoyed plenty of success in recent seasons, securing consecutive promotions and winning the prestigious Noel Ryan cup along the way. Pre-match preparations were interrupted by an earlier than usual kick-off time of 7pm…

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Dublin Hospitals turn up the heat in Dunboyne

While much of the country enjoyed a relaxing Saturday afternoon in the unprecedented heat, Dublin Hospitals FC travelled to Dunboyne in scorching 29-degree temperatures. A positive pre-season and a winning start in their opening game against Dundrum FC meant the mood for the boys in green was optimistic. However, a number of injuries had limited…

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Beechwood edge out Dublin Hospitals in five-goal thriller

With the start of the competitive season just around the corner, Dublin Hospitals (DH) welcomed Beechwood to Crumlin for the last of their pre-season friendlies. A win would make it three wins from three and they got off to the best possible start after just five minutes. Ger Cheevers got his first of pre-season after…

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Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win

Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win Dublin Hospitals (DH) travelled southside for their second pre-season friendly taking on Seaford Rock, a team who they have met plenty of times over the past few years, with mixed results. Both squads had changed somewhat since those matches, but it promised to be a good…

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Dublin Hospitals put River Valley to the Swords

Dublin Hospitals (DH) FC made their way across the city to Swords to take on River Valley Rangers in the first of three pre-season friendlies before the upcoming season. Playing under their new name, the first time since switching from Saint Vincent’s Hospital FC, as well as with plenty of new faces in the squad,…

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