O’Con­nell’s side wins Garda soccer blitz

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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