Our Story

We are Cabinteely Football Club…and this is our story…

Firstly, thank you for taking time to read this. We want you to join with us, on an exciting new venture.

There is a lot to our story, but many chapters are yet to be written. These new chapters are going to be about you, the people of our area. This is your club.

This is a club that we want everyone in the ‘Borough’ to be proud of.

South Dublin is made up of dozens of football clubs and we endeavor to represent this great footballing area.

We are delighted to have joined the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland 1st Division.

The Football Association of Ireland has awarded Cabinteely Football Club a license to join the highest echelons of Irish football. We will be the first team from the Borough of Dun Laoghaire to play at this level.  This is a part of history for our area.

Cabinteely Football Club is now the largest football club in the country by player numbers. We proudly proclaim the club as a community club. We have and will always advocate ‘football for all’. One of our core strengths is the phenomenal community support that underpins our club.

This announcement means that our players now have a pathway right through to senior football. This progression comes from years of enthusiasm and tireless effort from the community and the support it has received in that time.

This venture is to be self-funding through its own sponsorship and various revenue streams. This ensures that the finances of the schoolboy and schoolgirl club are not compromised. The new company has established a board of directors who will be responsible for driving the success of the new team.

We are ready to meet the challenge, we want and will be successful at this level. We want you to be part of and share in our success. We want to bring new, fresh and exciting ideas into football.

Supporters are the heartbeat of any club. We want and need you to encourage support for us.

We ask you to join us, to rally together, in bringing League of Ireland football to the ‘Borough’. This is a great opportunity for family and friends alike to get down to our games and cheer the guys on.

It is interesting to see where this story started. Eighty years ago the team was not even known as Cabinteely, but rather they were commonly called ‘the Blues from Cabinteely’.

In 1939, we won the Schoolboys League Cup. And what about this – the gate receipts for that cup final were £180? If you know that general admission prices were about about €0.03 in today’s money, that indicates a crowd of about 6,000.

The most famous Cabinteely side included Peter Farrell (Peter scored the second goal when Ireland became the first country to beat England at home in 1949 and later went on to captain Ireland – perhaps we have another future Irish captain in the club today?).

The Blues changed their name to Cabinteely Boys around 1950 and the current club was formed in 1967, as Auburn F.C., and began league football with only one team. In 1973 the club was renamed Cabinteely Boys F.C.

The name was more recently changed to Cabinteely F.C., to reflect both the numbers of individual girl members and its excellent ladies teams.

Fast-forward to today and there are now 55 teams. This is a mixture of school-boy teams, school-girl teams, a special needs team, a ladies team and now our first ever League of Ireland team.

Now it’s time to start writing the latest chapters. It’s time to come together. Let’s do this. We are one. We are Cabo.