John O’Leary – Newly
Appointed Dublin Ladies Senior Manager.
The Dublin Ladies County Board is delighted to announce
the appointment of former Dublin captain John O’Leary
as the new manager of the Dublin Ladies senior team.
John O’Leary was formally ratified by club delegates
at a meeting of the Dublin Ladies County Board last
night the 20th of January.
John O’Leary is one of the greats of the Dublin GAA
and was the first Dublin player to play in 70 consecutive
championship matches as Dublin’s Goalkeeper (1980-1997),
John holds 5 All-stars Awards, 2 All-Ireland titles,
8 Leinster titles, 2 League titles and for 4 Years
was Dublin captain. John’s inter county career ended
in 1997 but John came back into the Inter County scene
as a Dublin team selector to Tommy Carr. Following
Tommy Carr’s departure as Dublin manager O’Leary went
to Wicklow as senior team manager.
As manager of the Dublin Ladies senior team John will
be making his debut as a Ladies Gaelic football manager
but he brings to the position an abundance of experience
both as a player and a manager which will no doubt
filter through into the Dublin team as they prepare
for the forthcoming Suzuki National League campaign
which begins on the February 1st away to Meath. “Dublin
Co. Board Chairman, John Hillery, expressed delight
at the Board’s ratification of John O’Leary’s nomination
as Dublin Senior Ladies Team Manager.
“John brings a wealth of experience throughout
a long and illustrious career representing Dublin.
John will be good for the game and will certainly
raise the profile of Ladies Football among the Dublin
supporters. All involved with Dublin will wish John
every success in his new appointment”. -John Hillery,
Co. Board Chairman.
Indeed everybody involved in Dublin Ladies Gaelic
Football wishes John the best of Luck in his new position.
Patricia Monahan, Dublin Ladies County Secretary,
20th of January 2004.