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

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