Ireland international Wesley Hoolahan joined for Belvedere as a five year old. He played for the club for 12 years.
On Tuesday, the day before the boys in green flew out to France for Euro 2016, one of our best ever footballers returned to meet a number of a players and managers.
Wes took time out after training to visit the Croke Park hotel, he spent over an hour with the boys, signing photos, taking pictures, including selfies, and took part in a 15 minute interview and question and answer session.
Listen to his interview in full, here
Belvedere Academy - The Next Generation
The Belvedere Underage Academy continues every Saturday morning 9.30am - 12 noon at the Clontarf Road All Weather Complex, beside the DART station. For info call Darragh O'Reilly on 087 951 54 13
Newcomers are welcome aged 4-7.
Here's a three minute video looking at The Academy https://vimeo.com/116883982
The Academy is going from strength to strength, with over 50 players having graduated through the Academy into the club's Under 8 and Under 9 teams. Martin Cooke, Ciaran Duffy and Jamie Moore take a look back at the history of the academy, as well as a look at things currently. Read here