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AIG Dub Club Chronicles Focuses In On Iconic St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh

AIG Dub Club Chronicles Focuses In On Iconic St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh
By Eoin Harrington Updated
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St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh ("Plunkett's" to friends) is one of Dublin's most iconic GAA clubs.

The dual club based just west of the city centre has produced some of the county's finest footballers and hurlers over the years, and boasts more than 1,300 members.

AIG sponsor the Dublin intercounty football and hurling teams and their Dub Club Chronicles series focuses in on the clubs around the capital. The newest installment takes a look at the famous Navan Road club, which has contributed so much to the Dubs' rich history.

AIG Dub Club Chronicles: Series continues with St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh

AIG's Dub Club Chronicles episode on St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh takes a look back over the history of the Dublin club. Founded in 1960, it would take seven years before an adult team was fielded by Plunkett's - just nine years later they had an intermediate county hurling title to their name.

Despite never coming out on top in either senior county championship, Plunkett's have since added numerous intermediate and junior titles, and have contributed some of the most famous names in Dublin's GAA history.

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With over 1,300 members, it is a massive community hub, and St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh operate from Martin Savage Park near the Phoenix Park in Ashtown, County Dublin.

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Brothers Bernard, Alan, and Paul Brogan came up through Plunkett's and, by the end of his career, Dubs legend Jason Sherlock was also lining out for the west Dublin club. Other names to have played at Martin Savage Park include Mick Galvin, Ciarán McKeever, and current Dublin intercounty footballer Sean Bugler.

Speaking in the Dub Club Chronicles episode, Bugler speaks on the special impact the club has had on his life:

This is nearly like my second family - the amount of people from around the club that I get on with.

It's such a small community, everyone's so connected, everyone's so loving. For me, the club means a lot.

Club icon Denis Carr also speaks in the documentary on the phenomenal growth experienced by the club in recent years, with a powerful statement on the draw of the club to local communities:

I often think that when we started first, picking kids up at the corner to make up 15. Now we're worried about leaving kids at the corner because we've too many!

St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh is a powerful force in the Dublin 7 and Dublin 15 areas, and its influence is done amazing justice in the latest Dub Club Chronicles episode.

To learn more about AIG and Dublin GAA's partnership, visit here.

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