Iniscealtra shield 2009, semi-final penalty shoot-out

In a repeat of the 2008 final of the Iniscealtra Community Shield, Absolute FC met inaugural champions Jakko’s Bar in one of the tournament’s 2009 semi-finals. The tie ended in a draw and was decided by a penalty shoot-out. Much to the confusion of those watching on the sidelines, the referee instructed each team that they would initially have 4 penalty kicks each and each penalty kick must be struck from a standing position. i.e. no steps / run-up.

Iniscealtra Community Shield 2010 – Details

Iniscealtra Community Shield
Jakko's miss out on three-in-a-row

The venue is the Scariff GAA all-weather pitch on Saturday 29 May 2010.

There will be two groups of four teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group in a league. Standard points allocation applies. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knock out stages (semi finals, final).

Registration of teams and payment in full must happen before start of play. Registration for Group A will begin at 10am; Group A matches will kick off at 10.30am. Registration for Group B will begin at 12pm; Group B matches will kick off at 12.30pm. Any team that delays the start of a game by 5 mins will concede that game 1-0.

Group A Group B
Mixed Bag Allstars Absolute F.C.
Boru Titans United Men of Tulla
Fabulicious Clare Corinthians
Johnny’s F.C. Ogonnelloe Soccer Appreciation Society

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Result: Torry Tigers 6 – 3 Mixed Bag United

5 Sep 2009, Los Montesinos, Costa Blanca, Spain

Despite a promising start in which we responded immediately with an equaliser after the Torry Tigers opened the scoring on 5 minutes, Mixed Bag trailed 4-1 at half time and had to dig deep for a rugged fight-back during the second 45 minutes in the gruelling heat. At 4-3 the game was very much in the balance, but when the Torry Tigers made it 5-3, it left us too much to do.

Mixed Bag left the field with our heads high and were consoled with unbeaten runs in both pool and table football challenges against our hosts at the very enjoyable post-match refreshments in a local bar.
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Annual General Meeting 2009

agm2009This year’s AGM was held (as is traditional) at Phil B’s house on FA Cup Final day. The main headlines from the meeting are:

  • 2009/2010 membership rates set at €80 (waged), €60 (unwaged). This covers play at Tulla United and Scariff GAA.
  • Pay for play on Monday nights remains at €5.
  • The announcement that our September outing is headed to the Costa Blanca in Spain was greeted with universal enthusiasm.
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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. Continue reading “Iniscealtra Community Shield 2008”