2019 FAI Festival of Football kicks-off in Meath
It was fitting that the first visit of the week was to Navan’s MDL Grounds where the NEFL and NECSL showed the delegation the work that is being done in the grounds.
The short trip to Navan Town Cosmos followed, with pitches at The Bawn full of boys and girls playing on front of of Republic of Ireland WNT star Megan Campbell and Ireland legend Richard Dunne.
Robinstown FC was next to welcome the FAI, as the club proudly showed off a defibrillator, that is situated in the club’s on site traditional phone box.
Bohermeen Celtic’s Derek Brady Park was next on the schedule, as the club’s most famous player Gary Rogers was praised for putting the club on the map.
The FAI returned to Navan in the afternoon, as parents and children took part in the fun at OMP United.
Torro United held a Skills Day, and Dunne and Campbell presented the winners with their awards.
Johnstown FC welcomed the FAI to the MDL Grounds, as President Donal Conway was told of the club’s plans to build their own facilities in the coming years.
The final stop of Day 1 saw Parkvilla FC make history, by becoming the first club in Meath to be awarded the FAI Club Mark.
Monday sees the first FAI Football Fun Day take place in Navan’s Blackwater Park from 2pm to 5pm, while another seven clubs will be visited as the AGM week officially begins.