FAI Festival of Football coming to Cork

The Football Association of Ireland will be Cork bound for this years 2018 Festival of Football and Annual General Meeting which will take place from August 10-18.
Since 2007 the FAI have visited different counties as part of the Festival of Football roadshow and it is a great way to connect with those making a difference in the development of the game.  This will be the first time that the Festival of Football and AGM will visit Cork following previous years in Kerry, Mayo, Monaghan, Wexford, Clare, Donegal, Wicklow, Westmeath, Sligo/Leitrim, Tipperary, and Kilkenny.

“I’m delighted that the FAI will be bringing the Festival of Football and AGM to Cork this year. Grassroots football is the foundation that we build everything else on and Cork is one of the most impressive counties when it comes to development, administration and volunteer work at grassroots level,” said Delaney.

University College Cork is delighted to be hosting the FAI Football Fun Day in the Mardyke Sports Grounds on Thursday 16th August.  A great occasion where we welcome everyone within UCC and the wider community to come along with their families & friends to join on us on the day.

Also among the events planned for the week-long Festival of Football are over 30 club visits by former Republic of Ireland internationals, well-known footballing personalities, FAI personnel, high-profile coaches, with SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools camps also taking place across the county.

The FAI Coach Education Department will run a festival in tandem for the week to offer a unique opportunity for parents and aspiring coaches to complete introductory level coaching courses and workshops, while football fun days will also take place throughout the county.

Around 250 delegates representing every League and divisional association in Ireland are expected to attend the AGM, while a Delegates Dinner will be hosted on Friday, August 17 where a number of national awards will be given out.