The Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project hosted a Football Tournament on Thursday 21st May. Local guards, teachers, business people, young people, surfers, volunteers and members of the Neighbourhood Youth Project participated in the 7 aside soccer tournament to support young people in the community. The tournament was held on the astro turf pitch at Ballyshannon lakeside. Local agencies and organisations came out in force to support the Neighbourhood Youth Project which makes a positive difference in their community.
Caroline Cooke (Project Worker) said, "The tournament was organised as a Foróige citizenship project for a group of young people attending the project. The group wanted to organise something positive in their community and they also wanted to build positive relationships and links with local agencies and organisations. The tournament was a huge success with all the agencies taking part in a 7 aside football tournament. They battled it out on the pitch to be crowned the Neighbourhood Youth Project Champions of 2015. The local teams turned out in force to support the young people who worked extremely hard to make this event a positive experience for all involved. The support was fantastic and everybody seemed to enjoy the evening.”
Turf n' Surf, a local sports business, retained the winning title for 2015. Runners up were The Kickin' Donkey, Bundoran. Seamus McGoarty, the event referree, presented the Cup (sponsored by All Sports Donegal Town) to Seán Tolan, captain of the winning team. Paul MacIntyre won Man of the Match and was awarded his trophy during the presentation.
Caroline praised all the teams for making the effort to come out in numbers in spite of the rain. “I would just like to say thanks to everybody who got involved and to the young people who should be very proud of themselves this evening. It is just great to build on these connections between community agencies, businesses and the young people themselves.”