Larkview FC Whelan Park Lower Kimmage Road Dublin 6W
DDSL Secretary Mark Caslin 086 6074803
Director of Coaching Dermot Dalton 086 8513339
ABOUT US – LARKVIEW FOOTBALL CLUB
Larkview Boys FC is one of the oldest soccer clubs in Dublin dating from 1938 and a founding member of the DDSL. In the last few years we have concentrated on developing high quality facilities. We believe that consistent training on a top quality surfaces is essential to developing top quality players. The club now has one of the best 3G surfaces in Ireland at Whelan Park, Lower Kimmage road. No expenses has been spared to ensure the highest standard of carpet and shock-pad installed by PST Sport. The club also boasts a Gym, dressing rooms a seven-a-side Astro and an excellent viewing gallery/meeting room.
Larkview has now launched their new schoolboy and schoolgirl soccer teams to match the standard of the facilities starting this September at Academy (4-7 years) and U8 to U18 teams.
Our approach focuses primarily on FUN and development, rather than “winning at all costs”. We have a child-friendly, age-appropriate development model which borrows heavily from the Spanish development model, “Futbol a la medida del Nino” by the late Horst Wein and delivered by our Director of Football, Dermot Dalton.
Dermot trained and worked with Horst for the last 5 years, helping to develop “FUNino” for younger children and adapting the Spanish development model to suit the new small-sided games now played in Ireland in schoolboy Leagues. The comprehensive, integrated training curriculum is designed to develop confident, intelligent, creative, skilful, complete footballers through specially designed games in training – “The Game is the Teacher.”
Our style of football is intelligent, possession-based attacking football. Our coaching style is Guided Discovery rather than constant instruction (over-coaching).
Exciting times ahead for this “New” old club, be part of it…
Our schoolboy section is managed by Mark Caslin who has a wealth of experience in schoolboy soccer and club management.