The fifth and final day of club visit at the FAI Festival of Football concluded with visits to seven clubs in Co. Meath.
2019 FAI Club of the Year nominee Enfield Celtic were the first stop on Thursday morning, as preparations are finalising at the club before the Club of the Year is announced at Friday’s Delegates Dinner.
From there it was onto Park Celtic Summerhill as Republic of Ireland international Megan Campbell and Ireland legend Richard Dunne handed out certificates to the club players who are part of the local Emerging Talent Programmes for boys and girls.
At Dunboyne AFC, the FAI delegation, including Republic of Ireland Assistant Coach Terry Connor presented medals to the club’s Under-11s.
Trim Celtic saw over 140 children take part in the SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer Schools, before the FAI delegation toured the facilities at nearby Trim Town.
One of Meath’s newest clubs Ballivor FC, gave Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy a rapturous welcome, before McCarthy officially opened the new pitch at Athboy Celtic.
Meath County Council granted the FAI a Civic Reception in Navan town, before the evening concluded in Kilmessan where the founders of the the Meath and District League were honoured.
The final FAI Family Fun Day took place in Ashbourne, bringing the total to over 1,000 children taking part in the Fun Days over the space of four days.