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LCAES United shine in intercultural soccer festival

LCAES United shine in intercultural soccer festival
Date: 06 Jun 2012
LCAES United performed admirably, eventually narrowly losing out to Morocco in the Plate Final of the Limerick Sixes World Cup on May 26th.

The team, made up of LCAES learners, staff and friends, had a disappointing run in the Cup competition against tough opposition, but bounced back with strong performances in the plate. In the game of the day, LCAES United rallied to overturn a 2-0 score line against Romania in the semi-final to draw the game and go on to win 4-3 on penalties. With temperatures reaching 25 degrees on the day it was little surprise that fitness levels played their part in the final. Having held on for much of the final at 1-1, legs tired and Morocco got in behind the LCAES defence to score the winner in the final minute of the game. Despite the disappointment of losing such a tight game, given the quality of the opposition in the tournament everyone was tired but happy heading home.
The Limerick Sixes Soccer World Cup is an intercultural soccer festival designed to promote the role of sport -particularly soccer- in contributing to integration of migrant and host communities in the Mid-West. The festival, organised by the Limerick City and County Integration Working Group, also creates an opportunity to celebrate the growing cultural diversity in Limerick through food, music and dance.

LCAES United team pictured above: Front Row(L to R): Dermot Emerson, Ahmad Shir Mohammad, Tomasz, James Quinn, Colin Cummins. Back Row(L to R): Eoin Barrett, James Noonan, John Prior, Kamil Parzch, Tadhg O’Shea.