Dundalk plays host to FAI and McDonald’s Fun Day

Glenmuir Football Club played host to the McDonald’s FAI Future Football Fun Day recently.

Glenmuir Football Club played host to the McDonald’s FAI Future Football Fun Day recently.

Local Dundalk Schoolboys League clubs Glenmuir FC, Ardee Celtic, Bellurgan, Rock Celtic all took part, along with Drogheda Town and Balbriggan football club Glebe North.

The day consisted of a whole host of exciting, interactive activities from shooting and kicking skills tests, to speed ladders and soccer tennis, all aimed at developing skills in young players.

The Fun Day is part of McDonald’s FAI Future Football programme, which is in its second year and which supports the development of football at grassroots level in clubs nationwide.

Elaine Sterio, owner and operator of McDonald’s said she was delighted to get behind the initiative.

“There was a great atmosphere in the McDonald’s restaurant in Dundalk in the lead up to the Future Football Fun Day.

We were delighted to see the number of teams participating from Louth increase this year, making the Fun Day a huge success with more boys and girls participating.”

“The Future Football Fun Day is a great way to inspire the local community to really get behind the initiative and support local football clubs to help develop the game at grassroots level,” said Barry Gleeson, Club and League Development Manager with the FAI.

“The FAI is delighted to be working with McDonald’s to help build the skills of the next generation of Irish footballers.”