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.
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”