Dublin Airport

Dublin International Airport

About our teams...

Dublin Airport Football Club is delighted to be hosting the 18th European Airports Football Championships on behalf of Dublin Airport this year.
The club was originally set up in 1972 as Aer Rianta Football Club for the purpose of providing football for staff and family members of the company. Today, the club plays its football in the Leinster Senior League and the Amateur League.

As a founding member through Don Treacy and Joe Kelly, this tournament is intrinsically linked to our football club with the first competition being held and won by Dublin back in 1984. Joe continues to serve as club president today after 46 years’ service. An incredible feat by any standard.
Dublin Airport has since gone on and won the competition a further 2 times, in 1992 in Rome and 1996 in Vienna. The team are also the current EAFC Shield champions which they won in Vienna in 2016.

Due to the overwhelming response from staff this year, Dublin Airport will enter 2 teams in the competition. The players come from different sections across the airport campus including Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Asset Care, Airfield Electricians and IT.

The team management of Christy Sheridan and Stephen Hanna picked their respective squads to represent Dublin Airport on May 25th after weeks of player trials in the ALSAA Sports complex. Despite some players not making the initial squad, Christy and Stephen would like to invite as many people as possible to be part of what should be a great occasion.

“Dublin Airport are really looking forward to participating in this year’s tournament and we have no doubt that the Guinness Storehouse gala night will be a spectacular event to prepare us for the final in Tolka Park on Sunday afternoon” – Stephen Hanna.

Player Profile - Stephen Durnin

1Playing position?
Midfielder & Captain
2Favorite food?
Sunday roast. Cant beat the mother's dinner!
3Favorite tournament memory?
Really looking forward to this tournament given we're at home. It should be a great championship for all involved with Dublin Airport & Dublin Airport FC.
4Favorite football team?
Liverpool FC up to recently. Reviewing my options at the moment!
5Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
6Favorite player?
Stevie Gerrard
7Favourite music?
Everything, including classical.

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