The tenth annual Iniscealtra Community competition saw Chops FC win the cup for the first time. This year’s event was the closest so far, with all teams winning and losing at least one game, and often the finest of margins decided the outcome and qualification for the knockout stage. In the end, however, the final saw the team with the best record in the group stage play the team that had scored the most goals in the group stage, so they definitely deserved to be there.
This event was part of the Mounshannon Arts Festival, and this year’s festival theme of “From Home” was certainly reflected in the multicultural nature of the tournament. There were players from several nations, and cultural backgrounds, all playing together (the Mixed Bag team alone had six different nationalities within its ranks!).
All proceeds went to charity, and a total of €1100 was raised for Ennis and Clare Samaritans to help fund their invaluable work. (See samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-ennis-and-clare) Continue reading “New Champions Win the Cup!”