Sunday 16 June 2019

Love/Hate cast lose out to All-Stars in SARI sport against racism match

14/09/14
Love/Hates Peter Coonan took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon.
Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Love/Hates Peter Coonan took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Cast of Love/Hate including Aidan Gillen took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Cast of Love/Hate including Aidan Gillen took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Cast of Love/Hate including Aidan Gillen, Peter Coonan, Stuart Carolan, Laurence Kinlan, Barry Keoghan, Johnny Ward took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
DUBLIN/IRELAND 14-09-14 The Stars of RTE's crime drama Love/Hate took on the Sport Against Racism Ireland All-Stars at the 18th annual SARI Soccerfest in the Phoenix Park this afternoon. PICTURED-Brian Kerr PHOTOS- JOHN DARDIS
14/09/14 Cast of Love/Hate including Aidan Gillen, Peter Coonan, Stuart Carolan, Laurence Kinlan, Barry Keoghan, Johnny Ward took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Love/Hates Peter Coonan took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
14/09/14 Love/Hates Peter Coonan took part in The Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) Soccerfest All Stars match, which is part of the 18th Annual SARI Soccerfest Tournament which took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

LOVE/HATE stars togged out today in the Phoenix Park for the 18th sport against racism game.

Europe's largest 7-a-side inter-cultural soccer tournament celebrates cultural diversity, social inclusion and global development.

The All Stars won the match by two goals to one.

Aidan Gillen, Peter Coonan, Stuart Carolan, Laurence Kinlan, Barry Keoghan, Johnny Ward took on the SARI All-Stars Soccer team including Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ireland U-21 Manager Noel King as well as former Nigerian internationals James Igwilo and Zuby Ufoh.

Others who attended included Irish women's rugby team members Marie Louise Reilly and Jenny Murphy as well as representatives from Ireland's Direct Provision Centres in a game refereed by SARI Director and former Ireland Manager Brian Kerr.

"This is the 18 year of Soccerfest - one of the most important events in the SARI calendar and this year we have more competitors than ever," said Kerr.

 "SARI's greatest strength and experience is in organising and delivering inter-cultural sports events that allow people to learn about their similarities rather than call out the differences and playing sport is one of best ways to break down boundaries and promote inclusion and that's why I am inviting people to come down to see high quality competitive seven aside football."

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