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Park World Cup to provide a fun-fest

PARK CELTIC'S Mini World Cup is only a matter of weeks away and it us open to members and non-members of the club. The venue is the Park in Cabinteely on the pitches adjacent to the entrance on Brennanstown Road.

The focus is on participation and enjoyment and the club encourage all parents to come up and support their children, and

they are open to offers of help with the running of the competition.

The competition commences on Monday 31st May and run until June 13th. The finals day is a great family day with fun for all, including barbeque and prizes.

The club look forward to seeing you there.

Schedule of events will be posted on the club website www.parkceltic.ie. If you can provide a mobile contact number we can sometimes web text participants.

As a lot of organisation is involved they would ask that all players once entered support and play in their team and that they arrive early for matches.

The age categories are Under 6: born 2004, U7: born 2003, U8: born 2002, U9: born 2001, U10:born 2000 U11:born 1999

Forms when complete to be sent to Stephen McGuire,110 Foxrock Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18. Please mark the envelope clearly with Park Celtic Mini World Cup 2010.

The fee is €20 per child or €35 if two children and €50 if three children from the same family are entered. Cheques should be made payable to Park Celtic FC.

'Keeper Alex confirms status as a super-hero

BEECHWOOD FC 's Under 13 Division 2 squads season came to a close last weekend in a nerve jangling nine goal encounter with Esker Celtic in the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook.

The home side managed to go out on a high on a 5-4 scoreline, but they had to come from 4-0 down to do so, and it was goal keeping captain Alex Tsigdinos who was to become a hero.

Alex had to miss the first half because of his confirmation, but a dash down to the Royal Hospital after the Church meant he could take his place between the sticks.

He could have well been forgiven thinking his journey was in vain as by half time Beechwood trailed Esker 4-0, and their season seemed to be drawing to a disappointing close.

But, in an amazing second half, they turned the tables and ran out 5-4 winners as Chris Regidor netted a minute after the restart, and got a second soon after.

Harry Morris then got in on the act when he added two more to bring the sides level with ten minutes remaining, and send the Beechwood support wild with delight.

Things got even better for the home side as they were to net a winner with only minutes remaining, and when it came it was something special.

None other that Tsigdinos was the scorer when his enormous kick out bounced once and sailed over the Esker keeper's head and into the net. Amazing stuff indeed and a great way to finish off the season.

Wayside hosts U15 ties

NEXT SUNDAY, Wayside Celtic's Jackson Park will be the venue for two FAI Under 15 International A and B games against their counterparts from Northern Ireland.

The first game will get underway at 11am, and the second at 1pm, and everyone is invited along to cheer on the next generation of players to wear the green jersey.

Wayside are in the process of installing two floodlit all-weather playing pitches, and also floodlights on the main pitch. And when all is complete they will be the envy of many clubs.