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Sunday 22 October 2017

Fun for all at Fingal!

The Fingal Festival of Football took place in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh, on Saturday afternoon with over 30 teams competing across five different sections.

The event is in its 11th year, and was previously known as the Harmony Cup.

Fingal County Council, in partnership with the FAI, not only held games across the boys, girls, Special Olympics and Irish Street League's section, but Saturday also saw the running of the Under 10 and Under 12 Girl's Soccer Festival. Roughly 100 girls took part in a football blitz, as well as other fun activities on the day.

Clubs like Home Farm, Shelbourne, Lusk, Cabinteely, Stamullen, Clonee and Balbriggan all took part in the blitz, while 16 clubs took part in the main boys and girls' competitions.

Speaking about the Girl's Soccer Festival, Paul Keogh, FAI/Fingal County Council Development Officer said: "We had a great turnout of girls for what was a great day out. Girls were here as part of a team and by individual registration.

"With the success of the Metropolitan Girl's League under the auspice of the NDSL, it is an exciting time for girl's football. Huge credit must go to Fingal County Council for incorporating so many strands of the game into one day".

Fingal County Council's Senior Sports Officer, Niall McGuirk, said: "We believe this is a unique day of football with inclusiveness a key aspect."

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