The very first Futsal league in Kilkenny saw the final match being played on 22nd march 2015. With four teams from Castlecomer, Kilkenny City, Borris-in-Ossory and The Mill participating in the league that began in November 2014.
With the focus on fun, participation and competition, there were 4 rounds, each being hosted by one of the teams involved. Not only did the young people involved enjoy closely fought matches and re-matches, they also focused on the awareness campaign behind the Futsal League, “Show Racism the Red Card”.
A fantastic event for a fantastic cause. Shane Burke a volunteer with Ossory Youth ensured the event ran smoothly.
Here is what Shane had to say after the last round played in March 2015:
“So there we have it league champions are crowned! The Mill finished out a great first year of competition in the county’s inaugural Futsal league, with a 7-4 victory in a winner takes all clash with Kilkenny City.
The standard of football and sportsmanship was something to behold from both teams drawing great praise from both the FAI and spectators present.
A massive thank you to everyone involved from players to the coaches in the organising and running as this league was run on a purely voluntary basis and each and everyone of you is a credit to your club. Also a special mention to the FAI development worker Darren Murray for his help and assistance.
Going forward the league is looking to expand and also move to a nighttime format. Also not forgetting what this league is all about Show racism the red card.
But for now congratulation go to the Mill and everyone involved.”