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Primary schools provincial soccer finals underway

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:32pm
Primary schools provincial soccer finals underway

Munster schools have been to the fore in the competition .

Seanchoill Sports Complex, Corbally, Limerick has been hosting the Munster Provincial Finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme this Tuesday and Wednesday (May 14th and 15th). The SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme is the largest programme of its kind in Ireland with 36,616 boys and girls from around the country vying for qualification to the National Finals in the AVIVA Stadium on May 29th.

 

Munster schools have been to the fore in the competition with 524 schools signing up to the 2019 edition of the programme. Clogheen/Kerry-Pike NS, Cork were winners last year in the Girls ‘B’ cup national finals, while Scoil Íosagáin, Aghada, were close runners up in the Boys ‘B’ cup national finals in the Aviva Stadium.

 

Over 4,192 Munster students have taken part in qualification events for small, medium and large schools, however, the provincial final will see just 6 schools progress to the next stage, the National finals.

 

Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director said: “The SPAR 5s is a programme we are very proud of, that, as its essence, encourages children to get involved in sport and develop a love for football and physical activity and perfectly complements our SPAR Better Choices message. SPAR has more than 400 high quality, conveniently located outlets spread across the country who are equally as enthusiastic about this programme. SPAR local retailers in Munster have been active in supporting the programme which has reached new heights this year and will no doubt be hoping that Munster based schools can make it all the way to the National Finals!”

 

Follow the action on social media via #SPAR5s or at www.faischools.ie and www.spar.ie.

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