(Pictured at the launch of the finals are: Mark O’Brien GMITSU President, Mark Scanlon FAI , Ger McGrath Mervue United, Molly Dunne GMIT Sports Officer, Tom Trill Galway FA, Dr Fergal Barry GMIT President, Shane Keegan Galway United Manager, Trevor Quinn GMIT/CFAI, Brian Laffey GMIT Head Coach, Johnny Morris Burke FAI, Ray Connolly GMIT Head of Soccer, Alex Byrne Galway United & Past GMIT Student.)
The launch took place recently in Galway for the CFAI (third level football association) Cup Finals that will be held in Galway on March the 7th and 8th. The finals will be played at Mervue United’s home ground, Fahy’s field and Galway United’s home ground Eamon Deacy Park.
CFAI CUP | The Rustlers CFAI Festival of Football is heading to Galway in March as @GMITSports will host this year's finals set to take place in @MervueUnitedAFC and the centrepiece event, the RUSTLERS CFAI Cup Final in @GalwayUnitedFC Eamonn Decay Park on March 6th/7th. pic.twitter.com/ndqeC2yVTk
— Third Level Football (@thirdlevelfootb) February 8, 2018
GMIT President Dr Fergal Barry said “GMIT are delighted to have been chosen to host the 2018 Rustler CFAI Finals which is regarded as the highlight of the colleges football calendar.”
The finals were officially launched in GMIT by College President Dr. Fergal Barry, Sports Officer Molly Dunne and CFAI Chairman Joe O’Brien. Five finals will take place over two days and GMIT Men’s soccer team will compete in the plate final on March 7th in Mervue United.
GMIT Sports Officer Molly Dunne expressed her delight after GMIT qualified for the finals by beating IT Carlow 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out.
“It’s brilliant that the lads have now qualified for the finals. There is great excitement around GMIT sports at the moment and having the lads playing a home final on March 7th really adds to the occasion of hosting the event.”
— GMIT Sports (@GMITSports) February 8, 2018