All Are Welcome on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00pm for Festival of Football & Family Fun

We are lucky to have the opportunity to share an example of amazing community spirit in Westport.  After many years of dreaming, fundraising and hard work by a dedicated TEAM of volunteers, our new next door neighbours – Westport United Football Club – are formally opening their new facility.

The opening day is an opportunity to celebrate this amazing milestone for the club.  It is a festival of football and family fun to formally introduce new – and prospective – members to the new pitches and club house in their new home on the Golf Course Road.

Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring TD, will officially open the facility at 1:00pm followed by a blessing by Fr. Charlie Mc Donnell, Rev. Val Rodgers and Fr. Ger Burns. There will be tours of the clubhouse and the dressing rooms.

At 2:00pm, the Festival of Football will commence allowing young players to play on the new pitches for the very first time and each player will receive a certificate to remember the opening day.  League of Ireland players – past players of Westport United – will be in attendance in club colours to inspire the young players and there will be training sessions with the FAI.  The Opening Day will be chock full of fun for the whole family with face painting, inflatable games, music and Toons and Balloons.   Refreshments will also be available to purchase on the day.

Parking is being made available by Westport House for the Opening Day and An Garda Siochána ask that you follow the parking stewards’ instructions.

Westport United looks forward to welcoming the community on Sunday, September 25th.

And Westport House would like to congratulate them on the achievement. And to welcome them to the neighbourhood!


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