OVER 200 CHILDREN and their families travelled from all across Donegal from as far as to Kelly’s Toyota showroom, Letterkenny for an evening of fun soccer skills and challenges.
The event which was organised by the Finn Harps FC Schools Programme in association with their main sponsor Kelly’s Toyota, Letterkenny & Mountcharles was a great success with every single child having a chance to participate in the many soccer skills and challenges placed before them, they also had a chance to meet some of Donegal’s sporting heroes who came along to support for the fun event.
The evening showed that events like this can be a great development tool for children to allow them to meet new friends, develop their ball skills and to also have fun taking part in sport, the programme would hope to run more similar events in the future.
On the night also each child participant were presented with a certificate signed by current Finn Harps FC first team players, a few of the lucky ones also left with some sporting goodies which were drawn during the course of the evening.
However it wasn’t only the children who got an opportunity to challenge as some of the sporting adults also having a go with current Finn Harps FC manager Ollie Horgan, Donegal GAA senior manager Rory Gallagher and senior GAA captain Michael Murphy also having a go.
The Finn Harps FC Schools programme would like to extend a warm thank you to their main sponsors and the staff at Kelly’s Toyota, Letterkenny, Ollie Horgan and the players at Finn Harps, the Finn Harps FC Schools Programme coaches, Rory Gallagher, Donegal GAA Manager, Michael Murphy of Michael Murphy Sports, Charlie Collins from Donegal Sport Hub, Lee Gooch who provided the sound, International Ladies Soccer Player Zoey McGlynn, Katy Herron, Karen Guthrie and Yvonne Mc Monagle from the Donegal Ladies GAA Ulster winning team, Therese Laverty and Danny Nee from Donegal Sports Partnership and the organising committee, Myles Sweeney, Donegal Sports Partnership, John Campbell, PRO Finn Harps, Ann Marie Meehan, Principal St. Baithins NS, Packie Mailey, Finn Harps player and Donegal Democrat, Paddy Harte, Chairman and Grace Ann McGarvey, PR.
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