The 37th Annual over 40s 'Soccer for Charity Tournament' incorporating the Christy Ryan Memorial cup and the Joe Norris Memorial shield, will be held over this coming weekend, June 22 and 23, in Pearse Stadium, Janesboro.
Since it was first introduced in 1982 this very popular event has grown in stature and is now recognised as being one of the outstanding sporting events to be held in the City. Each and every euro raised from the Tournament is to benefit local charities Bawnmore School for special children, Dochas, and Lisnagry School for children with special needs.
Later on in the year the Committee will select another local charity to receive funding.
Over the 32 years of the Tournament through the combined efforts of the Clubs, players, advertising, sponsorship, programme sales, voluntary contributions, and the supporters approximately €12,000.00 has been raised and presented to local Charities.
Last year’s Tournament raised in the region of €350 which was presented to the local charities after the Annual mass for deceased members which takes place during the month of November each year.
Clubs invited to participate in this year’s Tournament.
Aisling Annacotty, Athlunkard Villa, Ballynanty Rovers, Carew Park, Hyde Rangers, Fedamore Villa, Granville Rangers, Moyross United, Star Rovers, Janesboro, Geraldines, Shannon Hibernians, Shelbourne, Regional United, Parkville and Polonia Limerick F.C.
The launch and draw for this years Tournament took place recently and once again threw up some very interesting opening round games.
So anyone with time to spare and looking to see some of the outstanding players of years gone by and witness some outstanding games of football with excitement the order of the day should come along to Pearse Stadium this coming Saturday, and Sunday and show your support for our local charities.
Saturday, 22 June
Christy Ryan Memorial Cup; First Round
Game 1: Parkville vs. Shelbourne 1.30 Pitch 1
Game 2: Carew Park vs. Hyde Rangers 1.30 Pitch 2
Game 3; Moyross United vs. Aisling Annacotty 2.15 Pitch 1
Game 4; Star Rovers vs. Ballynanty Rovers 2.15 Pitch 2
Game 5; Fedamore Villa vs. Janesboro 3.pm Pitch 1
Game 6; Shannon Hibernians, vs. Polonia Limerick 3.pm Pitch 2
Game 7; Regional United, vs. Geraldines 3.45 Pitch 1
Game 8; Athlunkard Villa, vs. Granville Rangers 3.45 Pitch 2
Game 9: Winners game 1, vs. Winners game 2: 4.30 Pitch 1
Game 10: Winners game 3, vs. Winners game 4:4.30 Pitch 2
Game 11; Winners game 5, vs. Winners game 6: 5.15 Pitch 1
Game 12; Winners game 7, vs. Winners game 8: 5.15 Pitch 2
Sunday, 23 June
Game 13; Joe Norris Shield, Semi Final; 1.30 Pitch 1
Game 14; Joe Norris Shield, Semi Final; 1.30 Pitch 2
Christy Ryan Cup Semi- Finals;
Game 15: Winners game 9, vs. Winners game 10: 2.15 Pitch 1
Game 16: Winners game 11, vs. Winners game 12: 2.15 Pitch 2
Game 17: Joe Norris Shield Final 3.pm Pitch 1
Game 18; Christy Ryan Cup Final; 3.30 Pitch 1