TESCO MOBILE SARI SOCCERFEST 2011

The TESCO mobile SARI Soccerfest, the largest intercultural soccer tournament in Ireland, took place at the Garda and Camogie sports grounds, Phoenix Park on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. Over 50 teams from all over Ireland with players representing more than 40 countries competed for the Tesco mobile SARI Cups. Teams came from Galway, Limerick, Ennis, Kildare and Northern Ireland and included FC Cop – a mixed team of Garda and PSNI.

The Tesco mobile SARI Cup was won by Ennis All Star's (last year's runners up) who beat Team Dracula 1-0 in the final.

The Women's Respect Cup was won by Shelbourne Navy who beat Shelbourne Reds 2-0 in the final.

The Under-13s Fair Play Cup was won by Glentoran Insaka.

On Saturday the Tesco mobile SARI All Stars lined out with team's captained by rugby great Malcolm O'Kelly and Shamrock Rovers' Rohan Ricketts featuring snooker legend Ken Doherty, Joseph Ndo of Sligo Rovers, Under-21 manager Noel King, boxer Eric Donovan, Shamrock Rover's keeper Ryan Thompson and Louise Quinn, Stephanie Roche and Mary Waldron from the Irish women's international team.

Tesco Mobile Managing Director, Noel Burrows, commented; "Sport Against Racism Ireland is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted to become involved with the SARI soccerfest. Tesco Mobile has an extremely strong ethnic following in Ireland as it offers such low call rates all over the world so the sponsorship makes complete sense."

Tesco mobile SARI Soccerfest partnered with CONCERN Kitefest where a thousand kites were flown to highligh the issue of global hunger and to symbolise the huge importance of good nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life.

SARI was formed in 1997 to promote and support cultural integration and social inclusion through sport.

SPECIAL THANKS TO COMMUNICORP AND SPIN 103.8FM FOR THEIR MEDIA SUPPORT, LEE BROTHERS FOR SPONSORING THE CUPS AND MEDALS, THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR TEAM SPONSORSHIP, THE GARDA SIOCHONA AND THE DUBLIN CAMOGIE COUNTY BOARD FOR USE OF THEIR PITCHES, FYFFES FOR PROVIDING SUSTENANCE, ZERO G FOR THE VISUALS, CIVIL SERVICE CRICKET CLUB FOR THE AFTER-PARTY AND THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR ALLOWING THE FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE IN THE PHOENIX PARK.

AND TO ALL THE TEAMS, VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS.

FOR A VIDEO OF SOCCERFEST CLICK HERE

 

 

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