Salthill gears up for football festival

The annual Carlsberg Salthill National Fives tournament takes place this weekend in Salthill Park.

Now in its 37th year, the Salthill Devon five-a-side league brings together 130 teams for this much-anticipated football festival which is held on Saturday and Sunday.

The Galway-group draws were made yesterday evening and have gone live this morning - and

The competition consists of three categories - the open age competition, the ‘Buyback’ competition, and the over 35s section, which this year sees the former players of Galway team Corrib Shamrocks, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, also in action.

Denis Burke, tournament director, says: “Salthill Park will play host to ever growing five-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.”

For further information, visit or call Denis on 087-7442877.


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