Don Bosco’s set to celebrate

Stephen Kelly presents the Terry Kelly Cup to Park Bar captain Darren McCready. Included is J. P. Kelly. DER0615-137KM
Stephen Kelly presents the Terry Kelly Cup to Park Bar captain Darren McCready. Included is J. P. Kelly. DER0615-137KM

Don Bosco’s Football Club will celebrate 43 years in existence and to mark the occasion, the Derry & District F.A. club will host a special function in An Culturlann, Great James Street, on Saturday, August 29th next.

The event will also mark the 20th anniversary of the death of one of the club’s founder members, manager and captain, Terry Kelly who died following a tragic accident on August 31st, 1995.

And to commemorate the occasion, a special booklet will be on sale at the function, the publication containing articles and features based on the club’s formation and, of course, success on the field of play.

Intially dominated by players from the Creggan area when formed in 1972 in Mrs. Carlin household in Demesne Gardens, the anniversary function will, no doubt, see many matches and glory days recalled by ex- players.

With the club’s senior team up and running again and preparing to compete in the Derry & District League for the start of the 2015/16 season, Don Bosco’s are delighted to have no fewer than nine teams currently performing at underage level in the Derry & District Youth Leagues.

Due to significant interest, tickets for the anniversary function are limited and those former members and players who have yet to obtain them are urged to contact Don Bosco’s Chairman, John McDaid, on 07845682709; Marty Crumley on 07809879731 or Emma Friel on 07850380819.