KDYS/An Garda Síochána Soccer Blitz on July 11th

Planning a Blitz: Garda Niamh Corkery pictured with Helena Falvey, KDYS and Clodagh O’Connor launching details of the annual Seven-a-Side Soccer Blitz. ©Photograph: John Reidy
A fitting statuette presentation for the retiring Sgt. John O’Mahony as the annual KDYS / An Gárda Siochána Soccer Blitz concluded at Castleisland AFC grounds in June 2018. ©Photograph: John Reidy 28-6-2018

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána is running its annual Seven-a-Side Soccer Blitz tournament on Thursday 11th of July 2019 beginning at 6pm.

Astro Turf Pitch

Organised by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice Worker, Key Service, KDYS and Garda Niamh Corkery, the event will be held in the Castleisland AFC Astro Turf pitch at Castleisland Community College. Applications are invited from teams from the Castleisland area who are interested in taking part.

Three Age Categories

There are three age categories; Primary School (4th, 5th & 6th class), Under 15’s and Under 18’s.

The event will be supported once again by local businesses as well as other volunteers to help co-ordinate the event. Teams to comprise of seven to 10 players.

Call into KDYS for Info

Any teams interested, please contact Helena Falvey 085 78 78 039 or 066 71 42648 or call into KDYS in the Latin Quarter, Castleisland for an application form.

There is a small charge of €2 per player.

Rubber Studs Only

Only rubber studs will be allowed on astro turf pitch so this is included for both players and coaches.

Applications must be received by Monday 8th of July by 5pm.

The KEY Service is funded by the Ireland EU Structural and Investment Fund and the European Social Fund through the Irish Youth Justice Service.

This year, there’s a new venue and new one-evening schedule and a new Garda at the helm.

The event was founded by Sgt. John O’Mahony in 2003 with the enthusiastic advice and support of the late Georgie O’Callaghan.This summer’s blitz will be held on the recently opened Georgie O’Callaghan Park.

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