Cabinteely FC’s central location in Kilbogget Park places it in an ideal situation to deal with the sporting needs of the local community.
This is a large linear park, running from Deansgrange all the way south to Loughlinstown, east of the Clonkeen Road and the N11 national road. Have a look at our Location page to get a sense of the extent of the park, which is managed by the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
You will note the large number of different local communities and housing estates that back onto the park. Most of these have immediate pedestrian and bicycle access to the park, thus easing players’ and their parents’ ability to directly attend our clubhouse and pitches.
As enshrined in our Rules & Regulations, the club offers football to all local children and also attracts many members from other surrounding communities – stretching as far south as Bray. Given the number of new developments in the district, particularly west of the N11, there is scope for many of our new neighbours to join in. Please contact any of our administrators if you are interested.
Cabinteely FC co-operates closely with our neighbouring clubs, Seapoint RFC and St. Francis Gaels GAA, in our use of the park. We support each other by sharing facilities and equipment during the normal playing season and particularly for each club’s major events – Mini World Cup, Rugby and Gaelic blitzes, tournaments etc.
The club is an active member of the Kilbogget Park Project (KPP). The KPP is an umbrella body representing all park users. Its membership includes all local residents’ associations, the clubs using the park and Cabinteely Community School. County Councillors, County Council officers and local Gardaí may also attend KPP meetings. We have often hosted KPP meetings in our clubhouse.
The KPP represents all park users with the Council, provides a forum for park users, Council officials and other interested parties to discuss and propose resolutions to park issues and, where possible, it co-ordinates park developments and applies for common National Lottery grant funding when required.
In co-operation with the Council the KPP also initiates and organises regular park clean-ups. Refer to club Vice-Chairman, Jim Allen, for more details.
The club is a member of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Community Forum. See www.dlrcommunityforum.ie or club Vice-Chairman, Jim Allen, for more detail.