I wish to congratulate the Raheny United Ladies team on an outstanding first season in the National Women's League.
I had the privilege of attending a number of the home games in Morton Stadium and their displays were nothing short of fantastic. The 4-1 drubbing dished out to Peamount and a 5-5 thriller with Castlebar are just two games that come to mind.
Unfortunately, Raheny missed out on the league title this year by the narrow margin of just three points. However, the team and the club should be extremely proud of the immense effort which everyone put in this season.
It has been an absolute pleasure to work closely with officials at Raheny United throughout the season and I look forward to maintaining a close relationship with the club for many years to come.
Politicised by his experiences as a teacher in Sheriff Street, Aodhán was first elected to Dublin City Council for the North Inner City Ward in'04. Re-elected with a huge vote in the Clontarf Ward in '09, Aodhán is a consistant advocate of the most vulnerable in society with a track record of strong representation and practical solution-driven politics. In the 2011 General Election, Aodhán was one of 17 new Labour TDs elected to serve in Dáil Éireann.