Mucklagh become first Offaly club to earn FAI Club Mark
The FAI Club Mark is an award based on best practice in management, operations and administration of your club off the field. The programme aims to support and encourage clubs to improve standards with the result of having stronger clubs and a stronger game.
Mucklagh Soccer Club was established in 2005, and with use of land in Charleville Estate, generously provided by Rev David Hutton Bury and his family, began a proud history of achievement in soccer. Having received Club of the Year Awards from the Midlands Schoolboys/Girls League in 2012 and 2017, the club has also enjoyed much success at both league and National Cup level.
Teams have received ‘Fair Play’ Awards at the Festival of Football in both Scotland and Wales, and girls squads have enjoyed huge success at both club, league and All-Ireland Community Games levels over many years .Club members have recently won FAI National titles in Girls Competition with Killina Secondary School and Mucklagh N.S., and the club are proud to say a former club member has recently been selected for the U17 Women’s National Team
There are 165 members, with 10 teams from U7 to U17 CCFL level. The club provides approximately 12 children in the wider community with a richly beneficial ‘Sports For All’ program, and has a newly established ‘Walking Soccer’ program. A recent partnership with local secondary school, Killina Presentation School, has also greatly enhanced our club.
Mucklagh Schoolboys/Girls Soccer Club would like to extend their gratitude to Gary Seery, the Regional Development Officer for Co Offaly, for his continued support and input to the club, and for facilitating and delivering the coaches education courses to Mucklagh Soccer Club.
The committee, along with coaches and our many volunteers, have worked tirelessly to achieve the criteria and standards required to achieve the FAI Club Mark Award. This is an important step in providing a safe and excellent learning environment for all club members, and Mucklagh Soccer Club will proudly maintain these standards into the future. We look forward to working towards the next stage of the process which is the FAI One Star Award.
If your club is interested in attaining the award or finding out more please complete this short registration form.
Picture courtesy of Ger Rodgers