On February 24th, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of that wonderful day in Stuttgart when Ireland Beat England 1-0, a Republic of Ireland International Legends selection featuring such names as Ronnie Whelan, Ray Houghton and Tony Cascarino along with other internationals will play against a team made up of “wanna-be” footballers from all over Ireland. And you can be part of it!
Greystones United AFC, nestled in the heart of “the world’s most liveable community”, is the host of this brilliant, family event, which will also see Ireland and Manchester United legend Paul McGrath in attendance on the Day.
Pay to play
The great news is that if you and your friends have ever fancied your chances against an elite group of footballing legends, you can pay to play! There are still some places available on the team to play against our Euro ’88 legends. This is an opportunity not to be missed –maybe you’ll nutmeg Ronnie Whelan or maybe not, but either way you’ll be able to dine out on the stories for years to come!
To round off the day, there will be a celebration Gala dinner with the Republic of Ireland Legends that will take place in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. There will also be a special Questions and Answers session with Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton on the night.
Greystones United has a wonderful place in the Greystones community, encouraging the health and sporting development of 950 registered players, most of whom are children. The event is being used as a fund-raising exercise for Greystones United AFC as they work towards developing a much-needed new clubhouse.