Friday 23 August 2019

Goals galore: Footballers are winners on and off pitch

Top team: The Sari women who won the Irish Homeless Street Leagues final. Photo: Marc OSullivan
Top team: The Sari women who won the Irish Homeless Street Leagues final. Photo: Marc OSullivan
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

There were shouts of exhilaration from the women on the Sport Against Racism Ireland (Sari) team who triumphed at the Homeless Street Leagues finals.

More than 250 footballers representing 24 teams from all over the country came to Postal Sports Club in Kiltipper, Co Dublin, to battle it out.

They were cheered on by numerous high-profile guests including Children's Minister Katherine Zappone, Fr Peter McVerry, Brother Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Centre and Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Stephen Kenny.

Both men and women competed in the tournament, which saw the Mullingar team winning the men's tournament after beating Cork, and Sari claiming victory in the women's category after defeating Dublin Pearse Street.

The Irish Homeless Street Leagues aims to build self-esteem and self-discipline through football.

Irish Independent

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