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World Cup For Balbriggan Foróige

Foroige 2 Pictured at Foróige Balbriggan proudly celebrating their project on Ethiopia and their win at the Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup are team members of the club, Yonas Kahsay, Anthony Sasso, Bill Sasso, Alex Parasctiiv, Gregory Akins, Ronan Weakliam, Benny Wadon and John Asiosa, the team are pictured with Michelle Condre, Garda Peter Hughes, local Cllr Tony Murphy , Bernie Moloney (Schools Completion Programme Project) Edel Flynn, Andy Neary (Foróige Balbriggan), Chris Harmon (Country Crest), Phyllis Monaghan and Abdelbar Adil Abdoumi

There was great excitement at the Balbriggan Foróige youth club as the club celebrated becoming winners of the Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup.

Balbriggan Youth Services in partnership with North Fingal School Completion Programme, held the Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup and out of 22 Foróige teams the Balbriggan team won.

The members of the youth club and organisers came together for celebrations and also to congratulate the winning team. It was a double celebration as members of the youth club had completed a project all about Ethiopia and the lifestyles of the country, which only took them a week and was a great result for such a short timeframe. Winning the football tournament was a huge victory to the club and it’s members.

Youth Leader Andy Neary make a speech to all gathered and said, “ Today is about celebrating the boys’ win and to show how important participation is. It shows respect and discipline and the boys’ behaviour has been outstanding and the feed back from the community I have been hearing back is outstanding and there are lots of messages of goodwill and congratulations. The project on Ethiopia was great and you all made a fantastic contribution and you guys need to stay involved with the club. I would highly recommend you to play with any football club around as you are so good.”

Bill Sosso from the winning team told the County Leader, “ We won the game 2-1 and our team mate Alex Parasctiiv scored the two goals and it was a great feeling. We felt great winning especially after losing in the semi final last year so this year winning was great. As a team we decided we would use different tactics to beat our opponents and we kept as much possession of the ball as we could and this was to wear the other team down. It was about waiting on the opportunity to come, then as they got tired we got our opportunity and the plan worked. It feels great and we are also so happy that we can bring the cup to our club.”