Clare Schoolboys Soccer League- 3 year Sponsorship
Clare Shoolboys Soccer League last night unveiled details of a new 3 year sponsorship programme with McDonald’s Clare at the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis.
McDonald’s already are the sponsor of the Clare FAI Emerging Talent Soccer Programme.
Kieran McDermott of McDonald’s Ennis and Shannon expressed his excitement at the prospect of being able to work alongside the CSSL for the next 3 years. ” Having played schoolboy soccer in this county many moons ago when there were only 5 or 6 teams countywide, it is really impressive to see how the Clare Schoolboys Soccer League has expanded and strengthened to encompass over 1200 kids. As a global brand, McDonald’s is commited to sponsoring large soccer events like the European Championships and the World Cup. Here in Co. Clare at a local level, I am looking forward to supporting the work of CSSL in whatever way possible”
Winners of 2009 McDonald's Ennis & Shannon League, Moneypoint FC
Newmarket Celtic’s winning captain Rachel Kelliher receives the U-11 Girls 2009 McDonald’s Ennis & Shannon League trophy from Shannon store manager, Wasantha.
Emerging Talent Programme
McDonald’s Clare recently announced details of a 3-year partnership with the F.A.I. Emerging Talent Programme for County Clare.
The aim of the Emerging Talent Programme is to raise the technical ability of players across all levels of soccer in County Clare through provision of further training and lifestyle development at schoolboy league and regional level.
The FAI Emerging Talent Programme caters for elite players from 10-16 years of age.
By increasing the level of training and development, the Emerging Talent Programme allows these talented players to continue to attract the attention of top professional clubs in Europe.
2009 Kennedy Cup squad have a few anxious moments looking on at the penalty shootout
Avenue United FC
Avenue United FC is by far the largest soccer club in Ennis, and McDonald’s Shannon is delighted to have been associated with Avenues’ Under-Age structure for the past 4 years. The Progressive and Can-do attitude of the club allows McDonald’s Shannon to work alongside them, assisting with training equipment, playing gear, footballs and tracksuits.
The Avenue Academy, which subsequently feeds into the clubs various schoolboy teams, now has in excess of 140 kids, all aged between 6 and 10 years, who train every Saturday morning at the Lees Road Sports Facility, Ennis, Co. Clare