Ireland to play Georgia on June 2
The Football Association of Ireland today announced that it will play Georgia in a Three international friendly on June 2 in Aviva Stadium, KO 5.30pm. The match will provide preparation for the senior team, coming between the friendly against England in Wembley on May 29 and the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Aviva Stadium on June 7.For the first time, the FAI Junior Cup final in association with Umbro and Aviva will be played in Aviva Stadium, and will precede the senior game that evening. The match will mark the 90th anniversary of the formation of the FAI Junior Council and will kick off at 1.30pm. Holders of tickets for the Georgia match will be automatically entitled to attend the Junior Cup final. Tickets will go on sale from Monday, March 11 through ticketmaster from €10 for children and €20 for adults. The Junior Council will also receive an allocation of tickets for participating clubs.The FAI Junior Cup is one of the largest national amateur cup competitions in Europe. 600 teams entered in September and just eight clubs remain in contention for the final in Aviva Stadium including current holders Sheriff YC along with Ballinasloe Town, Ballymun Utd, Carew Park, Kilbarrack United, Pearse Celtic, Pike Rovers and St Kevin's Boys. The quarter final draw will take place on Monday March 11, live on RTE's MNS.Welcoming the announcement, Paddy McGrath, President of the FAI Junior Council said,"The June 2 final will be a wonderful day for everyone involved in the Junior game. The clubs which make it to Aviva Stadium will savour the day for a long time to come and we are very grateful to Aviva and Umbro who have helped to make it possible. I would also like to thank the FAI for combining the final with the Three international friendly against Georgia which will enhance the occasion for everyone."
7th Mar 2013