Republic of Ireland soccer manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, on Wednesday launched the ‘Carlsberg Salthill Devon National Fives’ annual tournament which takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2012 in Salthill Park.
Now in its 36th year, the Salthill Devon 5-A-Side league and has become a highly anticipated date in Galway’s social calendar and sees a great mix of Galway natives, visitors and friends gather to enjoy this great footballing festival.
The popular ‘Fives’, which is run in association with Carlsberg, has firmly established itself as the kick-off to the summer. Salthill Park will play host to ever growing 5-A-Side teams, with over 130 teams from all over Ireland due to enjoy a series of fast-paced games in the hope of walking away with the coveted Carlsberg National Fives winner’s title and a fantastic cash prize.
The competition consists of three categories; the ‘Open Age Competition’, the ‘Buyback Competition’ and the latest addition, the ‘Over 35’s Section’. Last year’s introduction of the over-35’s category saw great rivalry spark among teams that would have met on the pitch when the tournament originally began!
Registration is now open. Cost of entry for a team of seven for the Main Fives Tournament is priced at €100, and €80 for the Over-35’s category. For more information or to enter a team, log onto www.15Eleven.com/fives, or search ‘Salthill Devon National 5-A-Sides’ on Facebook.