Following our summer playing on the grass in Tulla, we’re now back playing on the Astroturf in Scariff. The pitch is floodlit, and is at Scariff GAA Club. This is a large pitch and can accommodate good numbers – so come along and have a great, fast hour of football.
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.
So lads, two more Grande and a vino tinto – kickoff isn’t till Saturday morning.
…and of course the boys are talking tactics.
Thanks to the expert cyber-scouting of John H, our September outing this year will take us to the Costa Blanca in Spain to play the Torry Tigers. It is expected that 10 of our finest players will travel with the cost per player estimated at €200. Speak to Phil B to reserve your place on the team.
- Eamon H
- Gerry M
- John Joe
- Phil B
This 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.
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.