2019 Review: Grassroots


2019 Review: Grassroots

It was an exciting year for Grassroots Football around Ireland, with international teams thrilling on an international level.
21st Dec 2019

At the World University Games in Naples, Ireland's Women's team finished in fourth place, while the Men's side came eighth.

These results came off the back of the two sides earning Wildcard Invitations to compete in Italy.

In Football for All, Ireland's CP team came ninth at the IFCPF World Cup in Seville, while the Women's Deaf Futsal team finished ninth at the World Championships.

Closer to home, it was a brilliant year for Grassroots programmes for children. Over 6,000 girls took part in the AVIVA Soccer Sisters, while the SportsDirect Summer Soccer Schools saw record numbers take part.

The SPAR Primary 5s proved to be as successful as ever, with almost 38,000 children from 1,700 schools in all four provinces taking part.

Off the field, Club Governance continued to prosper, with the FAI Club Mark reaching all four provinces, including the 2019 FAI Club of the Year Colemanstown United.