Polish tournament

Hundreds gathered at the AUL grounds Clonshaugh for the Inaugural Polish Ambassador’s Cup oranised by Ireland League of Nations. Teams from the Polish community attended from Cavan, Cork, Galway, Monaghan, New Ross and Dublin to fight it out in 20 six a side teams for the cup.Organiser Gil Berkowich said: “It was a great opportunity for people from Poland living in Ireland to get together, have fun and play football”Thoughtful staff at the AUL put together a Polish menu for the day and players and supporters enjoyed plates of bacon and cabbage and sausage meat. Clowns and Stiltwalkers entertained at the children’s games which were co-ordinated by the FAI development officers.Games started with 20 teams at 11:30am and finally narrowed down to two in the final which finished at 7:30am with Romstar (combination Moldovan, Irish, Romanian and Polish) beating the Polish Eagles 5-3. Slovakia beat Poland (white and red) 1-0 for tournament plate.A major game with Dublin’s Polish Vs Cork’s Polish is being planned for Turner’s Cross with the support of Shamrock Rovers and Cork City FC.

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