SPAR FAI Primary Schools

Roscommon Finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s just a week away

The Roscommon Finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Competition take place at the home of Roscommon and District Football League Side Shiven Rovers, at Newbridge, Co. Galway on Wednesday April 6th (Note change of date).

The fun five-a-side schools competition is open to boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class and the regional play-offs have proven to be a bit hit so far.

The 2015 Roscommon Champions, listed below, have been working (and playing) hard to retain their titles
Boys ‘A’ Cup – Loughlynn NS,
Boys ‘B’ Cup – Cloonakilla NS
Girls ‘A’ Cup – Summerhill NS
Girls ‘B’ Cup – Cornafulla NS

The winners of the Roscommon Finals will progress to Provincial Final, which will be played at Milebush Park, Castlebar, on April 27 and, if successful there, to the prestigious National Finals, which will be held in the Aviva Stadium on May 11th.

Roscommon Finals
In attendance at the launch was Jason McAteer and Aine O’Gorman with Abbie Tucker, age 11, from Clondalkin, Dublin, and Filip Wyporski, age 11, from Ringsend, Dublin.
Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

The SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme is a schools initiative organised by the Football Association of Ireland Schools (FAI Schools) and supported by SPAR. The competition attracts entries from nearly 20,000 students and more than 1,000 schools nationwide. With participation levels increasing year on year the grassroots programme is now the largest primary schools competition in the country.

Speaking about the programme Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director commented: “We in SPAR are very proud to be involved with this programme which sees nearly 20,000 boys and girls get the chance to represent their schools on regional, provincial and even national levels. We’re looking forward to building on the success of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme last year.
“We have 420 high quality, conveniently located outlets spread across the country and this programme allows us to give back to our loyal customers and help support schools and communities across the country.”

Sean Carr, FAI Schools Chairman stated: “The competition is a wonderful opportunity for both boys and girls of all sporting ability to participate in a fun filled initiative with an emphasis on enjoyment and well-being. Thanks to our sponsors, SPAR, the pupils will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in the Aviva Stadium at the National Finals. I would encourage all primary schools to sign up immediately”.