Future Football Family Fun Day comes to Offaly

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

McDonald’s Restaurants in Portlaoise, Tullamore, Mullingar and Athlone which are owned and operated by Brenda O’Loughlin and Sean Corcoran; the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and local football clubs Portlaoise FC, Tullamore town, Mullingar Athletic and St. Peters Athlone have teamed up to host a free community fun day in Offaly.

McDonald’s Restaurants in Portlaoise, Tullamore, Mullingar and Athlone which are owned and operated by Brenda O’Loughlin and Sean Corcoran; the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and local football clubs Portlaoise FC, Tullamore town, Mullingar Athletic and St. Peters Athlone have teamed up to host a free community fun day in Offaly.

The Family Fun day is part of McDonald’s FAI Future Football, a brand new programme which will support the development of football at grassroots level in clubs nationwide.

The Family Fun Day will take place from 11:30am until 4pm in Tullamore Town FC on Saturday 13th July. and is free for boys and girls to attend. The day will consist of a whole host of exciting, interactive activities from shooting and kicking skills tests, to speed ladders and soccer tennis, all aimed at developing skills in young players.

The McDonald’s FAI Future Football Cup Competition will also kick off, with mixed boys and girls’ teams taking part in 4 v. 4 and 7 v. 7 games across three age categories (u8, u9 & u10). Each team will have the chance to progress to a Finals Day later this year in the Aviva Stadium.

Commenting, Brenda O’Loughlin, Owner/Operator for McDonald’s restaurants in Portlaoise and Tullamore said: “There is great excitement in the McDonald’s restaurants as we put in place the final plans for the Future Football Fun Day. A lot of planning has gone into the day and we hope that the local community will come down and join in the fun.”

Commenting, Sean Corcoran, Owner/Operator for McDonald’s restaurants in Mullingar and Athlone said: “Our McDonald’s Football champions have been working hard with their nominated local football clubs in preparation for the Fun Day. We are delighted to be giving back and we are inviting the whole community to come down and join in with Future Football Fun Day activities!”

Barry Gleeson, Club and League Development Manager with the FAI added: “The Future Football Fun Day is a great way to inspire the local community to really get behind the initiative and support local football clubs to help develop the game at grassroots level. The FAI is delighted to be working with McDonald’s to help build the skills of the next generation of Irish footballers.”

This summer, 25 Family Fun Days will be held throughout Ireland to as part of the new programme and provide a fun and friendly environment for players at grassroots level to develop their skills.

For further information, visit http://mcdonaldsfuturefootball.fai.ie