Ahead of announcing his Irish squad for the senior team’s trip to Turkey, manager Martin O’Neill made a trip to Galway on Wednesday and visited Scoil Iognaid.
Republic of Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill visiting children from Scoil Iognaid, Galway. This school was one of our National Finals qualifiers in the SPAR @faischools Primary 5s programme in 2017 #SPAR5s pic.twitter.com/zpC3im0I1t
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He was there in anticipation of the official start of the 2018 SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme which kicks off nationwide on Wednesday, March 21st.
The SPAR FAI 5s Programme is open to boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th classes and puts the emphasis on fun and activity.
This year’s Programme will see more than 1,512 schools and a whopping 31,280 children lace up their boots to take to the pitches around the country.
Salthill Devon, Carraroe and Letterfrack will all host regional qualifiers before the County Finals in Shiven Rovers at the end of April.
The winners will go to the Connacht Regional Finals on May 3rd with the National Finals at the Aviva Stadium on the 30th of May.
That’s it from Martin O’Neill.
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