O’Connell’s side wins Garda soccer blitz
ELEVEN teams from Charleville town and area competed in the tenth annual Charleville Garda Community Soccer Tournament which was held at the community sports centre at Limerick Road Charleville on last Saturday.
The team from the local O’Connell’s Bar won the event when they defeated the Red Bog Bar team from Dromina, while the Brazilian Sharks (Daniel Goncalves) team were the winners of the Plate when they defeated Ballyhea in the play-off for this section.
Local lady Chloe O’Brien was named player of the tournament, the first female to win this accolade in the ten year history of the event. She was congratulated by the organiser of the tournament, Community Garda Nick Phelan.
He thanked his own colleagues in the Garda Station who also fielded a team, and the Flotek Engineering Company and Tim Griffin who sponsored the trophies.
Others who contributed to the day were Edmund Dick and Terence O’Sullivan of Supervalu, Luke Hudner and his team, Wellington Olivera and his team, Gary Ward and team, Brendan Lee and Elaine Kirwan of Centra/ Topaz, who supplied water, and Clem Smith of John R’s Bar, who provided food after the games.
The referees were Eamon Boles, Graham Touhy and Brian Fitzgibbon. Gard Phelan also extended thanks to Eddy O’Shaughnessy and all at the Charleville Community Sports Complex for their help and co-operation.
All the money raised by the tournament is being donated to Charleville Tidy Town Committee to enable them to continue with their excellent work in making Charleville a better place in which to live, work and play.
The team representing O’Connell’s Bar that won the Charleville Garda Community Soccer Tournament held in the community sports complex in Charleville last weekend. Included is Chloe O’Brien, who was also named as the Player pf the Tournament, the first lady to be so named in the ten year history of the event.