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IFA launches calender of events

LAUNCH: Manager Michael ONeill (centre) joins  Development Officer Kevin Doherty (left) Head of Grassroots Football Lee Carroll and two young footballers

LAUNCH: Manager Michael ONeill (centre) joins Development Officer Kevin Doherty (left) Head of Grassroots Football Lee Carroll and two young footballers

The Irish FA has officially launched its calendar of events that will take place as part of the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture 2013 celebrations.

This programme of activities offers a wide and varied range of events that will engage football enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Irish FA Head of Grassroots Football, Lee Carroll said: “The Irish FA recognises the fantastic achievement of Derry-Londonderry being awarded City of Culture 2013 and we are keen to be part of what promises to be a very exciting year. The Irish FA already has a very strong presence in the Derry-Londonderry area and we have a very exciting line up of events that will appeal to a wide and diverse audience.

“We have also moved many of our high profile matches, finals and key events to the City of Derry to mark this celebratory year.”

Northern Ireland International Manager, Michael O’Neill was also on hand to help launch this calendar of events: “I am very excited about the range of activities the Irish FA has committed to run as part of City of Culture 2013.

“Derry-Londonderry has always been a hotbed of football talent and I hope that through some of these initiatives we unearth some players that go on to represent Northern Ireland at International level,” said O’Neill.

Events take place throughout the year and brochures will be distributed throughout information points in the City or to download a brochure visit www.irishfa.com

 

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