Iniscealtra Community Shield 2008

5-a-side Soccer Tournament, Saturday 31 May 2008, Scariff, Co. Clare

The first name on the shield is Jakkos Bar

The first name on the shield is Jakko's Bar

The inaugural Iniscealtra Community Shield, a 5-a-side soccer tournament, took place in Scariff on Saturday 31st May as part of the2008 Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, whose theme this year was Community. Fourteen teams played out a thoroughly enjoyable tournament in bright sunshine despite the thunderous storms affecting surrounding localities. Indeed the Scariff Fire Station team had to withdraw due to a lightning strike nearby! Over €800 was raised for the Clare Branch of the Samaritans - many thanks to their Director, Mary Lynch for attending the tournament to present the shield to the winners: Jakko's Bar.

Watch the home movie of the final

A big thank you

The success of our first tournament was down to a huge amount of generosity, good will and hard work. We'd like to thank the following for making it all possible:
  • all the teams who made the day what it was
  • the Scariff Show Society, for the use of the field
  • Mountshannon Celtic for the use of their goalposts
  • Tulla United AFC for the loan of some netting
  • Scariff Rugby Football Club for the use of their facilities
  • the 3 Clare League referees who gave their time and skill for all 33 matches
  • TJ for the use of his marvellous marquee
  • the Irish Red Cross for their care of the wounded
  • the Iniscealtra Festival committee for their support
  • Karen for providing the refreshments
  • Denise, Rebecca and Danielle for administration on the day
  • Phil B for shouldering most of the organisational burden and taking care of the bulk of the practicalities
  • all the other Mixed Bag players who helped with the setup and clearup
  • everybody else who helped out

The Teams

Match results

The Final
Jakko's 1-Absolute F.C.
Semi Finals
The Sharks 2-Absolute F.C.
Balls United 0-Jakko's
The teams to qualify for the quarter finals were the eight teams with the best record in terms of points, then goal difference and then goals scored.
Quarter Finals
The Sharks 2-Kneesden United
Balls United 1-The Green Team
Jakko's 2-PG TiPS
Absolute F.C. 1-0* 4 Dads and a Lad
*decided by "golden goal" in extra time
Group 1 Results
Absolute F.C. 0-P.G. TiPS
The Green Team 2-I Like to Play the Drums
Springfield Isotopes 1-Absolute F.C.
P.G. TiPS 0-The Green Team
I Like to Play the Drums 0-Springfield Isotopes
Absolute F.C. 2-The Green Team
P.G. TiPS 5-I Like to Play the Drums
Springfield Isotopes 0-The Green Team
Absolute F.C. 10-I Like to Play the Drums
P.G. TiPS 5-Springfield Isotopes
PosGroup 1PlWDLGFGAGDPnts
1Absolute F.C.4301144109
2P.G. TiPS430112399
3The Green Team43018269
4Springfield Isotopes4103511-63
5I Like to Play the Drums4004120-190

Group 2 Results
4 Dads and a Lad 2-The Hot Chilis
Scariff Fire Station 0-Kneesden United
Integragators 0-4 Dads and a Lad
The Hot Chilis 1-Scariff Fire Station
Kneesden United 5-Integragators
4 Dads and a Lad 1-Scariff Fire Station
The Hot Chilis 0-Kneesden United
Integragators 1-Scariff Fire Station
4 Dads and a Lad 1-Kneesden United
The Hot Chilis 2-Integragators
PosGroup 2PlWDLGFGAGDPnts
1Kneesden United431091810
24 Dads and a Lad431071610
3The Hot Chilis420234-16
4Integragators4103110-93
5Scariff Fire Station400404-40
Scariff Fire Station were unable to attend. Each of their Group 2 opponents were awarded a 1-0 win for the matches they were unable to play against Scariff Fire Station.

Group 3 Results
Balls United 2-The Young Ones
The Sharks 2-Jakko's
Just For Laughs 1-Balls United
The Young Ones 0-The Sharks
Jakko's 4-Just For Laughs
Balls United 0-The Sharks
The Young Ones 1-Jakko's
Just For Laughs 2-The Sharks
Balls United 0-Jakko's
The Young Ones 5-Just For Laughs
PosGroup 3PlWDLGFGAGDPnts
1The Sharks44001221012
2Jakko's43019459
3Balls United42026516
4The Young Ones410379-23
5Just For Laughs4004519-140
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