‘Football club run first memorial cup to remember dad Mark’ by Mary Dennehy, The Echo (September 9, 2020)

“Clubs that played in the first memorial cup included under-15 teams from Lourdes Celtic FC, Collinstown FC, Esker Celtic FC, Swords Manor, Crumlin United, Peamount United, Kilnamanagh FC and St Mary’s Boys Sandyford.”

Full article: http://www.echo.ie/tallaght/article/football-club-run-first-memorial-cup-to-remember-dad-mark

‘HIGH STAKES. Ex-Shelbourne defender Graham Doyle used to high pressure work after career change to Data Protection’ by Neil O’Riordan, The Irish Sun (April 29, 2020)

“But it is mainly time constraints which limit his involvement to helping out his 12-year-old son’s Esker Celtic team and the odd game for the Irish Masters team.”

Full article: https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/league-of-ireland/5375995/graham-doyle-shelbourne-data-protection/

‘NO MAGIC WAND. St Pats boss Stephen O’Donnell in it for the long haul with new League of Ireland season fast approaching’ by Neil O’Riordan, The Irish Sun (February 11, 2020)

“The club has had a decent recent history of bringing players through to the first team and, after establishing link-ups with Belvedere, Cherry Orchard, Crumlin United and Esker Celtic, their underage sides have enjoyed success.”

Full article: https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/5088857/st-pats-stephen-odonnell-league-ireland/

‘Family so proud of Lucy and Maisy after donating hair to Rapunzel Foundation’ by Brendan Grehan, Echo.ie (September 10, 2019)

“A keen sportsman, James has been keeping busy, competing in the Dublin City Marathon, running cross-country and playing frame football with Esker Celtic FC.”

Full article: https://www.echo.ie/lucan/article/family-so-proud-of-lucy-and-maisy-after-donating-hair-to-rapunzel-foundation

‘One of Irish football’s most promising youngsters is dreaming big’ by Paul Fennessy, The42.ie (May 16, 2019)

“The season has gone well so far for the Lucan native, who began with playing organised football as a five-year-old with Pat’s-affiliated club Esker Celtic, later moving on to Lucan United.”

Full article: https://www.the42.ie/ciaran-kelly-st-patricks-athletic-interview-4636066-May2019/

‘All on the line for Ireland against Belgium’ by Emmet Malone, The Irish Times (May 8, 2019)

“One of the Irish players set to benefit from the suspensions is Josh Giurgi, a wide midfielder from west Dublin who is with Norwich City these days having come up through the underage structures at Esker Celtic then Leixlip United.”

Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/international/all-on-the-line-for-ireland-against-belgium-1.3885392

‘Southside soccer girls prepare for a major Easter showdown’ by Dublin People (April 14, 2019)

“Other Southside clubs taking part include Beechwood FC at the Royal Hospital Donnybrook; Irishtown Stadium; Knocklyon United at Ballycullen; Esker Celtic FC at Hermitage Park, Lucan; Brickfield Astro in Drimnagh; Broadford Rovers in Ballinteer, and Lourdes Celtic Football Club in Sundrive Park, Crumlin.”

Full article: http://www.dublinpeople.com/news/southside/articles/2019/04/14/4172204-southside-soccer-girls-prepare-for-a-major-easter-showdown/

‘Ireland’s Niamh Farrelly salutes the boom in women’s football as she targets international success’ by John Fallon, The Irish Independent (March 21, 2019)

“It is great that there’s more girls involved in football nowadays,” said the 19-year-old. “As a child, I was involved in the summer camp at Esker Celtic but as the only girl. Now we have girl-only camps this Easter and there’s huge interest.”

Full article: https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/irelands-niamh-farrelly-salutes-the-boom-in-womens-football-as-she-targets-international-success-37938536.html

‘He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!’ by Emma Duffy, The42.ie (March 21, 2019)

“Looking back fondly, she notes that she did really enjoy it and she does miss it but her beloved soccer just came first. Around that same time, Farrelly made the move to Peamount United after a year at Esker Celtic, as the age of splitting into boy’s teams and girl’s teams arose.”

Full article: https://www.the42.ie/niamh-farrelly-ireland-u19-player-of-the-year-feature-4554497-Mar2019/