Cork Diocesan Youth Council Hosts 7th Annual 5-a-Side Mixed Soccer Tournament

The 7th soccer CDYC tournament was hosted on Saturday, 9th November at the National Maritime College, Ringaskiddy, County Cork.  

It was a great success – over 60 teenagers (boys and girls) from youth groups all round the diocese participated.  11 teams played almost 30 matches in a great spirit of fun and competition (not a yellow card in sight so well done to the referees!!)  (There was even an opportunity for the leaders to show off some skills!!)

The National Maritime College is a great venue.  We were allowed to set up a games room with playstation, fuss ball, giant jenga and other games to entertain those waiting for their next game, plus a tuck shop to keep their energy up !

After the games finished,  we made short work of a huge delivery of Pizzas and then Matt Gould led us in a reflection. We focused on John Chapter 10 v 10. where Jesus tells us” ….. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”  and the great news that God was present at our event , encouraging us to enjoy ourselves and try our very best in Christian fellowship. The young people were encouraged to chat to their youth leaders if they had any questions about the thoughts we had discussed. 

We then had the trophy presentations:

  • Bandon won The Junior Trophy.
  • Midleton emerged victorious from the senior competition.
  • Carrigaline/Crosshaven were chosen as displaying the best team spirit during the day
  • Special individual prizes were awarded to Claire Roche and Catherine Deane recognising their great enthusiasm throughout the competition.

Congratulations to all the participants who were a credit to their parishes and many thanks to all who helped on the day – Bring on Tournament Number 8 in 2014!

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