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April 12, 2006

Tullow to host Irish Deaf soccer events

From: The Nationalist - Carlow,Leinster,Ireland - Apr 12, 2006

SOCCER is the world's leading sport. The game provides a healthy, enjoyable outlet for children and adults of all abilities all over the globe. In Ireland, soccer is a central part of our sporting culture abd plays a vital role in developing our children and in achieving international success.
Senior International player Kevin Kilbane has been unveiled as the-honorary Patron of the Football for All Programme (

The Football for All programme is made up of players from all groups and sports bodies that cater for players with a disability who want to play football.

Hawkins Lane, Tullow, the home of Parkville United will host the "Irish Deaf Sports Association" Soccer inter provincial men and womens tournaments over the Easter Weekend. The games will take place on Sat 15th and Sun 16th April.

The mens tournament will kick off at 10.45 on Saturday with two 11-aside games with the 3rd and 4th place game kicking off at the same time as the final, both games at 3pm.

In between the mens games will be a coaching session for the Irish Womens International squad which will be conducted by the F.A.Ireland.

Football for All development officer Phelim Macken. This session will take place at 1pm.

On Sunday the womens tournament will kick off at 11am, with games to follow at 12.30pm and 2pm. These game will be 7-aside. At 11.30am on Sunday the mens Interantional team will have achnace to pick up sometips form Phelim Macken as he will conduct another coaching session on Sunday.

The Irish Deaf Sports Association and the F.A.Ireland would like to see the local sporting community come and support these games over Easter in Tullow.

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© Carlow Nationalist, 2006.