Dublin Devils FC 5-1 London Phoenix FC
Dublin Devils FC welcomed London Phoenix FC for their first visit to Dublin from the 20-22nd July, with the highlight of the weekend a highly entertaining match on Saturday afternoon at DCU Sports Grounds.
The Devils took on Phoenix in an 11 a-side game at the home of next year's IGLFA European Championships.
A very exciting first half saw Brendan Gildea open the scoring on 2 minutes, with a stunning strike. Phoenix FC put in an equaliser on 30 mins from a set piece, when Neil put the ball beyond the otherwise flawless Bill O'Rourke in the Devils goal.
A second half with a number of personnel changes for the Devils saw a superb Derek O'Neill goal on 63 minutes to put the Devils 2-1 ahead and a second from Gildea on 68 mins, put the match beyond doubt.
Marking his first week in a Devils shirt, Philip McGuinness scored a 4th on 86 minutes and followed up with his second and the Devils 5th on 87 minutes.
Man of the Match - Brendan Gildea.
A great game, played in a very competitive spirit by both teams, with a huge collection of sideline supporters from near and far cheering on both teams.
Dublin Devils FC 6-0 London Leftfooters FC
DCU Sports Campus played host on a sunny Saturday afternoon to the now annual Dublin Devils FC v London Leftfooters International Friendly.
A great game, played in very good spirits saw a 5-0 win for the Devils, with first half goals from Captain Chris Grehan, and 2 a-piece from Derek O'Neill and Ivan Stevens. A quieter second half was topped off with a sweetly struck penalty from Brendan Gildea.
Afterwards the Front Lounge hosted the social activities, with Devils, Leftfooters and Boston Strikers mixing it up in a fun quiz, won by 'Quiz in your Face', Mark, Mark & Alan.
Dublin Devils FC 4-3 AIB Corporate
11th August 2011, UCD Sports Campus, Dublin 4
Devils Team – Sullivan, Cadogan, O’Rourke (McQuillan), Ormsby (Gibelli), Lee (McAree), Carroll, Gildea (C), Grehan, Donegan (Hayes), Stevens, Gogarty
Scorers – Stevens 15, 17, 80, Gibelli 68