Young Mullinahone soccer stars off to see Ireland and England play in the Aviva Stadium

Minister Alan Kelly presents tickets for the Republic of Ireland vs England soccer game in the Aviva Stadium to schoolboy members of Mullinahone FC. Included are - Neil Thompson, Tommy Forristal, Eddie Hickey (Vice Chairman), George Hindley (Manager Mullinahone FC), Thos Lonergan (Sponsor), John Bermingham (Club Chairman) and players Conor Duggan, Jack Lonergan, Daire OBrien, Matthew Thompson, Conor O;Brien, Colin Kinane and Steven Hickey.
Mullinahone Schoolboys Soccer club have had a great season in the Tipperary Schoolboys league - and the players’ reward is to see Ireland play England in the Aviva Stadium.

Mullinahone Schoolboys Soccer club have had a great season in the Tipperary Schoolboys league - and the players’ reward is to see Ireland play England in the Aviva Stadium.

The Under 13 team completed a league and cup double while the under 15s won the cup.

A team from Mullinahone had never won a league or cup before.

To honour their achievement, club chairman John Bermingham organised tickets for the two teams and their coaches for the Ireland -England game in the Aviva Stadium on June 7.

Minister Alan Kelly came specially to Mullinahone to present tickets to the lads at Crocanoir.

It was a great occasion and the Minister was thrilled to be able to deliver such good news to an excited bunch of players.

John and Monika Bermingham were delighted to welcome him to Crocanoir .

He was familiar with the place from his days working with Failte Ireland and was very enthusiastic to learn more about a project which has developed from a crumbling ruin into a tourist destination with a difference.

To date visitors from over forty countries have come to this rural retreat at the end of a Mullinahone boreen.

It was a day to remember for all involved.