Sinn Féin lAUNCH 5-A-SIDE SOCCER TOURNAMENT FOR KIDS
Sinn Féin in Cork
South Central is this month launching the Terence McSwiney Cup, a
Five-A-Side Soccer Tournament for kids which it is hoped to make
an annual event.
Sinn Féin representative in Cork South West Henry Cremin stated: "There
is a widespread concern out there that there is little to do for
children and young people and that this is a contributory cause of
anti-social behaviour. Sinn Féin in the Ballyphehane, Togher and
Bishopstown areas has decided to get together with local communities to
organise a free five-a-side soccer tournament for 6-14 year olds which
hopefully will become an annual event. This is intended as a small
contribution to remedying the shortage of activities for young people
in our area. Hopefully it will encourage other organisations and
individuals to follow suit."
"The tournament is being named after Terence McSwiney, IRA leader
and Sinn Féin Mayor of Cork who died on hunger strike during the War of
Independence. It is hoped the event will increase awareness among
those taking part about Ireland's history and the struggle for
independence in which Cork has played such a central role."
The tournament will take place on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th
August at Ballyphehane Community Centre and will be open to children
aged to 6-9 and 10-14. Those wanting to take part should contact Henry
Cremin @ 086-2662874 or Cllr Fiona Kerins @ 087-9906865. Parental
consent is required.