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Carlsberg Salthill Fives entry deadline extended

The 'Carlsberg Salthill National Fives' annual tournament which takes place on June 1 and 2 this year in Salthill Park, Galway, has extended their entry application to Wednesday May 29.

Now in its 37th year, the Salthill Devon 5-A-Side league has become a highly anticipated date in Galway's soccer calendar and sees a great mix of Galway natives, visitors and friends gather to enjoy this great footballing festival.

The competition consists of three categories; the 'Open Age Competition', the 'Buyback Competition' and the latest addition, the 'Over 35s Section'.

The introduction of the over-35s category in 2011 saw great rivalry among teams that would have met on the pitch when the tournament originally began, and a team that will certainly make an appearance is the former players of Galway team Corrib Shamrocks who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

Over 130 teams from all over Ireland are due to enjoy a series of fast-paced games in the hope of walking away with the coveted Carlsberg National Fives winner's title and a fantastic cash prize. The cost of entry for a team of seven for the Main Fives Tournament is priced at €100, and €80 for the Over-35s category. For further information or to enter a team, visit www.salthilldevon.ie or call Denis on 087-7442877.