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.
5-a-side Soccer Tournament, Saturday 31 May 2008, Scariff, Co. Clare
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”
Our first international outing took place in September 2007. A Mixed Bag United team travelled to Holland for a challenge fixture in Hillegom, SW of Amsterdam. We stayed in Amsterdam over a long weekend in September, and the trip included a training session in Amsterdam’s beautiful Vondelpark.