Dear Fellow Firefighters/Emergency Service Members,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Galway Fire Brigade Sports & Social Club to invite your Station to participate in the upcoming National Firefighters & Emergency Services Soccer 5-a-sides. The event will take place on the 24th May 2014 in Galway City .We had run this event annually attracting teams from Brigades and Stations throughout Ireland and England.
Last year’s event was a huge success where we raised €900 for the Connaught Branch of the Special Olympics,
15 teams participated and was eventually won by Mill St, Garda who defeated the Dublin Airport Fire Service in the Final. This year we are introducing an over 40’s competition which is in memory of Firefighter Brian Kennedy from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. Brian played in this competition in 2007 but sadly passed away soon after.
This year we are kindly sponsored by Galway’s top nightspot “Monroe’s “. After the event we will have a presentation for the winners in the bar where finger food will be served for all. Later we will move upstairs to “Monroe’s Live “where everyone will have free entry to the night club .Feel free to check out their website!
The event will take place indoors at the Kingfisher Club on the NUIG Campus. It’s a state of the art facility with 3 full futsal pitches. A perfect venue for this event and so close to the city centre, fire station and Monroe’s.
Enclosed are a poster, application form and a list of hotels which are all within 5 minutes of everything going on. Some stations may not have enough to field a team .However we would encourage you to engage with other stations from your county to form a squad, so this promises to be a great weekend. Please put up the poster on your notice board and hopefully you will join us.
The cost per team is €75.00
I thank you for taking the time to read this letter and look forward to a favorable reply.