Pictured at the launch of the FAI Festival of Football and AGM were (from left) Barry Ferguson, Meath Development Officer, Mary Murphy, Manager of Meath Local Sports Partnership, Cllr Sharon Tolan, Chairwoman of Meath Local Sports Partnership, Mick McCarthy Ireland Manager, Colin Bell Ireland Women’s Manager.
Local Fine Gael Councillor, and Local Election candidate, Sharon Tolan this week welcomed an FAI delegation to Meath for the launch of the FAI Festival of Football and AGM, which takes place this year in Meath in July.
“I am delighted to welcome the FAI to Meath, and I look forward to welcoming them again in July” Tolan said.
“As a passionate football supporter I think, now more than ever, the FAI needs our support. Despite the governance issues that need to be investigated and rectified, the staff and football management of the organisation are doing incredible work at both grassroots and international level.
“I see it every day, as Chairwoman of my local football club, East Meath United, as Chairwoman of Meath Local Sports Partnership, and as a Local Councillor working with many clubs around the county, the programmes and supports that are being delivered to clubs, schools and organisations is having a very positive impact on our communities, and long may that continue.”
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The FAI will be in Meath for the annual Festival of Football and AGM in July, when they will be visiting 38 clubs in the county, and awarding local grants for grassroots developments.
The launch took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim on Tuesday 7th May and was attended by a number FAI officials, local clubs, and Jackie Maguire, CEO of Meath County Council.