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Saturday, 6th October 2018

Five-a-side teams sought for the ABACAS Cup

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Jacinta Walsh and several of the children from the ABACAS Special School for children with Autism, James Healy of and Caoimhe Russell of The Black Bull at the launch of the ABACAS Cup.

A charity five-a-side tournament to raise funds for the ABACAS Special School for children with Autism and My Canine Companion who provide assistance dogs for children with autism will take place in Drogheda next month.   

The tournament is being hosted by which is a new website that enables five-a-side teams all over the country to find other five-a-side teams and arrange matches, find new players and organise leagues etc.  

“We are thrilled with the support from” said Jacinta Walsh from ABACAS. “The tournament will be hosted in Drogheda Leisure Centre on November 17th and we hope to get 16 teams involved from the local area. 

“The teams already signed up are: The Black Bull, Lourdes Celtic, ABACAS Parents, findafive and Balkan FC. It will be a great afternoon of football and am sure there will be some keenly fought matches.

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The funds raised will go to support the Occupation Therapy and Physical Education programme in the ABACAS Special School and some will also be donated to My Canine Companion to provide an assistance dog for a child with autism from Drogheda.  

There will be a reception afterwards with a prize raffle draw in the Black Bull Inn from 6pm after the tournament finishes!! .  We would also like to thank the Black Bull Inn for sponsoring the food and this event.

To join the tournament with your team go to , create your team on your page profile and select 'The Abacas Cup' in the find tournament section.

Sponsor cards will be sent to you when you join the tournament. All teams that enter will be required to pay a €200 euro entry fee and will all receive sponsor cards to raise personal funds with ALL proceeds going to both charities.

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