FAI Festival of Football shines in the Meath sunshine


FAI Festival of Football shines in the Meath sunshine

The third day of the 2019 FAI Festival of Football saw a further eight clubs visited in a sun-drenched Co. Meath.
23rd Jul 2019

Cloghertown United was the first visit of the day, as Republic of Ireland international Megan Campbell and Ireland legend Richard Dunne handed out medals to the club’s league-winning Under-12s.

From there is was onto Balrath GB FC, as the club were running a SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer School in the club and Balrath Park was officially opened.


Kentstown Rovers was the next club to be visited, as the club showed plans for the development of the club to the FAI delegation, including FAI Vice-President Noel Fitzroy.


Ratoath Harps was resplendent in sunshine as Rua the Fox met children taking part in the SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer Schools, as the UEFA/SROI Report was unveiled at the club.


The afternoon started with a visit to Ashbourne United, where the club showed their plans to develop their facilities and Clubhouse.


A short trip to Killegland AFC followed, as the club’s young girls were given a masterclass by Megan Campbell.


Dunshaughlin Youths were paid a visit by a surprise visitor, as Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy met hundreds of fans in attendance.


Day 3 concluded with a visit to Skryne Tara, where Champion Jockey Barry Geraghty and Meath legend Trevor Giles were among the locals who met the FAI delegation.


The second FAI Football Fun Day took place in Kells, with the Fun Days moving on to Mosney on Wednesday.