LOVE/HATE v SARI ALL STARS AT SOCCERFEST 2014

The cast of Love/Hate will be in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this Sunday for the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest All-Stars match. The match, which kicks off at 2pm, is part of the SARI Soccerfest, Europe's largest 7-a-side intercultural soccer tournament, which celebrates cultural diversity, social inclusion and global development.

Aidan Gillen, Peter Coonan, Stuart Carolan, Laurence Kinlan, Barry Keoghan, Johnny Ward will take on the SARI All-Stars Soccer team including Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ireland U-21 Manager Noel King, former Nigerian internationals James Igwilo and Zuby Ufoh, Irish women's rugby team members Marie Louise Reilly & Jenny Murphy as well as representatives from Ireland's Direct Provision Centres in a game referred by SARI Director and former Ireland Manager Brian Kerr. This year the tournament will be the biggest ever as 56 Men's, Women's and Under-13 teams from across Ireland tackle racism, challenge discrimination and promote dignity and respect for all.

Kerr is inviting members of the public to attend SARI Soccerfest which kicks of tomorrow Saturday at 11am with the SARI Soccerfest Men's tournament. "This is the 18 year of Soccerfest - one of the most important events in the SARI calendar and this year we have more competitors than ever. I want to I wish all the teams taking part the best of luck and give a big welcome to the teams and their supporters coming from the Direct Provision Centres across Ireland.

"SARI's greatest strength and experience is in organising and delivering inter-cultural sports events that allow people to learn about their similarities rather than call out the differences and playing sport is one of best ways to break down boundaries and promote inclusion and that's why I am inviting people to come down to see high quality competitive seven aside football."
Admission to the two day festival is free and there will be a wide variety of entertainment for all the family with face painting, clowns, juggling and drumming workshops, as well as the Soccerfest Skills Challenge highlighting the Millennium Development Goals.

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