Home Football club is delighted to announce our affiliation partnership with Drogheda United.
This new agreement will see both clubs working together in the best interest of our young players.
Home Farm Chairman, Michael Dowling, believes that it will offer great opportunities for our players and our club.
As Chairman of Home Farm, my objective was to ensure at all times that any agreement would deliver the best outcome in terms of player development and our ongoing commitment to providing schoolboy/schoolgirl football at all levels from our academy upwards.
The primary benefit is that it will create a clear pathway for our players to compete at the highest level within the country. We will also be able to share the wealth of knowledge and experience that both clubs have to offer in player development and education.
These are changing times in Irish football with the introduction of The League of Ireland Under 15 National League this summer and plans for an Under 13 National League in the future, in addition to the current under 17 and 19 leagues.
We wanted to make sure that we linked up with a progressive club and we believe that Drogheda United are the ideal partner to help our players play at the top level in Ireland, after they have completed their earlier stages of development in Home Farm.
We will be the exclusive Dublin school boy club for Drogheda United and the agreement will be for five years. This link will not only help to safeguard Home Farm’s future but will provide an opportunity for players to progress to third level education through Drogheda United’s scholarship scheme with DIT Dundalk.
I would like to thank Fiachra Kierans, Chairman, Drogheda United and Derek Boyle for their assistance in bringing this agreement to fruition. I want to thank Colin Duff, Denis O’Sullivan and Eamonn Mahon together with fellow board members for their help and support.
Home Farm Football Club based in Whitehall, Dublin 9 was founded in 1928 and is one of Europe’s leading schoolboy’s academies, providing football and life skills to some 400 players.
Home Farm is a founding member of the DDSL (Dublin District Schoolboy League). It has produced many famous players from Johnny Carey, Kevin O ‘Flanagan, Liam Whelan legendry Busby Babe. Paddy Mulligan, Ronnie Whelan, Gary Kelly, Ian Harte, Stephen McPhail, Kenny Cunningham, Richard Dunne, Graham Kavanagh, Mark Kinsella, (First Team Coach Drogheda) to our latest prospect Jordan Doherty.
Contact Michael Dowling 087 2633724