Martin O’Neill launches 2016 Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools


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Temple Street Children’s Hospital is once again announced as charity partner of the year

Football fever is gripping the nation this summer and the Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools are back!

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was on hand at Aviva Stadium today to launch the 2016 Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools programme. Both O’Neill and Roy Keane were huge supporters of the programme last year and hope to be involved again this year.

The Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools programme is the FAI’s largest grassroots programme and one of the most important as it encourages children’s involvement in sport, in a fun and friendly environment. Now in its 20th year, the summer camps enjoyed record participation numbers last year with over 26,500 children from all around the country taking part.

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Camps are priced at €65, with discounts available for siblings and multiple camp bookings, and are a fantastic way to introduce children aged between 6 and 14 to football. The week-long camps come with a high standard of coaching and care delivered by Garda vetted FAI qualified coaches and begin on July 6 and run right through to August 28 (Monday-Friday 10:30am to 3pm).

Speaking at today’s launch, Ireland manager O’Neill said: “Roy and I visited Temple Street last year and saw the great work fundraising does so I’m personally very proud to be involved again this year. The camps are superbly run by the FAI and offer children a great opportunity to play a sport and make new friends. Perhaps we could have the next Irish superstar to come from these camps.”

Leonard Brassel, Managing Director of Heatons and Sports Direct Ireland said: “Sports Direct are delighted to partner with the FAI and support a grassroots programme as important as the FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Anything that gets kids active and healthy is something we’re proud to be associated with.

“We are now in the second year of the sponsorship and it’s important to let existing Heatons / Sports World customers know that Sports Direct International has recently acquired the company. All Sports World stories will be rebranded over the next few months into Sports Direct stores. Heatons and Sports Direct Ireland are now an integral part of the Sports Direct International’s portfolio. Customers can expect even better value now in Sports Direct Ireland stores due to our buying power internationally.

“We are delighted to also continue the extremely positive relationship that Heatons started last year with Temple Street Children’s Hospital as our charity partner. We’ll also give away a number of free places to the camps on Facebook. Our customers loved these last year.”

All camp participants receive a new fully branded Sports Direct FAI Summer Soccer Schools kit, football and backpack. All attendees will also receive 20% off all Sports Direct and Heatons products in store.

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Fixutes for 30th April to 6th May (including Midweek Fixtures)


PLEASE MID-WEEK FIXTURES CONTINUE THIS WEEK ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Saturday 30th April 2016
No Game
Sunday 01st May 2016
U14A                     Pitch 1 @ 11:30
Sen Sun                Pitch 2 @ 11:00
U17A                     Pitch 2 @ 12:45
U17B                     Pitch 1 @ 12:45

Tuesday 03rd May 2016
Sen Sat                Pitch 2 @ 19:00

Wednesday 04th May 2016
U14B                     Pitch 1 @ 19:00

Thursday 05th May 2016
Sen Sat                Pitch 2 @ 19:00
Friday 06th May 2016
U14B                     Pitch 1 @ 19:00

Reminder to all managers;
·         Pitch Fork available to repair major divots, please use
·         Please clean dressing rooms after your game
·         Last manager to lock dressing rooms and gates
·         NO WARM UP / DOWN on pitches. Please use training area and let opposition teams know

 Pitch 1 is nearest the dressing rooms.
  For all away ties why not click here to see if pitches are playablePitch Updates

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All managers responsible for cleaning the home and away dressing rooms after their game.

Pitch area to be cleared of cups, plastic bottles, etc.
Should you require a pitch for a friendly game, please book the pitch in advance by calling Dave Donovan – 0851744635.

 Please see attached fixture list for website and pitch allocations for weekend;


PLEASE NOTE MID-WEEK FIXTURES CONTINUE THIS WEEK ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Saturday 23rd April 2016
No Game

Sunday 24th April 2016
Senior Sun                    Pitch 1 @ 11:00

All Midweek fixtures are away

Reminder to all managers;
·         Pitch Fork available to repair major divots, please use
·         Please clean dressing rooms after your game
·         Last manager to lock dressing rooms and gates
·         NO WARM UP / DOWN on pitches. Please use training area and let opposition teams know

 Pitch 1 is nearest the dressing rooms.
  For all away ties why not click here to see if pitches are playablePitch Updates

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BFC RACE NIGHT – Change to Date – 13th May


Due to doube booking, we have moved our annual RACE NIGHT takes place this year on Friday 13th May @ 9PM in The Lakes, Blessington. This is the Club’s final fundraiser of the season, and we appeal to all team managers, coaches and parents for their full support. We are asking each team’s management to sell just 16 HORSES AT €10 each. This is a great night’s entertainment and we would hope to see all our managers, coaches, parents and friends on the night.

download race form here

BFC FAI Summer Camp – Details


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We are delighted to confirm that Blessington Football Club are hosting another camp in 2016 on Aug 8th. Cost to participate is just €65 – with the following discounts/charges also in place:

Early Booking Incentive
Discounts
·   €50 extra-time booking – use your existing kit and backpack, participate on a second camp for just €50 and you will be provided with a new football
€10 family discount – bring along a brother and/or sister to your camp for just €55
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Additional charges
·         €1 opt-in donation to Temple Street Children’s Hospital
·         €10 late booking fee for bookings made within 5 days of a camp’s chosen start date
Online/early booking offers
·         Follow your heroes! Book online by April 30th and automatically be entered into our competition to play at half time of the England game on June 7th @ Aviva Stadium
·         Book online to receive 20% off children’s football boots at SportsWorld stores

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 Goalkeeper Sections
This year we running Goalkeeper Sections as part of selected Mainstream Camps – we are now providing a full Goalkeeping package for the entire week and further information can be found here

Bookings can be made at booking.summersoccerschools.ie and further information can be found at www.summersoccerschools.ie.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our camp in 2016!

Please remember to reset your password as soon as you’ve logged in for the first time.

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Blessington & Lakeside Community: 1916 Commemorations


Blessington FC have been asked in we would share with our followers some upcoming local events to commemorate 1916

FAO Our Readers

Please find attached our programme of events for our 1916 Festival. I would appreciate if you would communicate this to all the people on your e-mail network. I appreciate that some of them may get the programme through their door but we are attempting ensure as many as possible are aware if the events for next week. Thank you for your support.

Kind Regards

Paul Tyrrell

Click Here to see Events ProgramProgramme4A

BFC Fixutes for 16th through to 20th April


 Please see attached fixture list for website and pitch allocations for weekend;

PLEASE NOTE MID-WEEK FIXTURES CONTINUE THIS WEEK ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Saturday 16th April 2016
No Game
Sunday 17th April 2016
U14A                     Pitch 2 @ 10:30
U15                        Pitch 1 @ 10:15
U16                        Pitch 1 @ 11:45
U17A                     Pitch 1 @ 13:15
U17B                     Pitch 2 @ 12:45
Monday 18th April 2016
U13B                     Pitch 2 @ 19:00
Tuesday 19th April 2016
U15                        Pitch 1 @ 19:00
Wednesday 20th April 2016
U17B                      Pitch 2 @ 19:00
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Reminder to all managers;
·         Pitch Fork available to repair major divots, please use
·         Please clean dressing rooms after your game
·         Last manager to lock dressing rooms and gates
·         NO WARM UP / DOWN on pitches. Please use training area and let opposition teams know

 Pitch 1 is nearest the dressing rooms.
  For all away ties why not click here to see if pitches are playablePitch Updates

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BFC Fixtures for 9th to 13th April


Please see attached fixture list and pitch allocations for weekend;

Saturday 09th April 2016
U 13 Sat                Pitch 1 @ 12:00
Sen Sat                 Pitch 2 @ 14:30

Sunday 10th April 2016
Sen Sun                Pitch 2 @ 11:00
U17B                     Pitch 1 @ 10:15

Tuesday 12th April 2016
U14A                     Pitch 1 @ 18:30

Wednesday 13th April 2016
U17A                     Pitch 2 @ 18:30

Reminder to all managers;
·         Pitch Fork available to repair major divots, please use
·         Please clean dressing rooms after your game
·         Last manager to lock dressing rooms and gates
·         NO WARM UP / DOWN on pitches. Please use training area and let opposition teams know

 Pitch 1 is nearest the dressing rooms.
  For all away ties why not click here to see if pitches are playablePitch Updates

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BLESSINGTON FC JOINS CELTIC’S INTERNATIONAL CLUB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME


Fans Celebrate 125 years of Celtic
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Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added Blessington FC to their ever growing International Club Partnership Programme.  This long term partnership with Blessington FC will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present Blessington FC with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club.

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19/02/15 EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND OF 32 CELTIC v INTER MILAN (3-3) CELTIC PARK – GLASGOW A general view of Celtic Park

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Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added Blessington FC to their ever growing International Club Partnership Programme.  This long term partnership with Blessington FC will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present Blessington FC with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club. Blessington FC will also have the chance to send their coaches to Celtic Football Club to attend the renowned International Coaches Convention in Glasgow and receive a behind the scenes look at how Celtic develops young players to reach their potential.

Blessington FC boasts an impressive membership of 400 players and coaches, their hard work and dedication within the area of West Wicklow was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest club partner.

Club PRO, Tommy Mulvey states “This is a great opportunity for our club to showcase some of the great talent we have, while also giving the kids something to aspire too. Hopefully with the partnership kids will stay with their community teams in realisation the same opportunities can be achieved here.”

Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added: ‘We are delighted to add Blessington FC to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to building relationships across the globe. Blessington FC is a very ambitious and progressive club and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.

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The famous Celtic Huddle v Barcelona
07/11/12 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CELTIC v BARCELONA (2-1) CELTIC PARK – GLASGOW The Celtic players form their pre-match huddle.