The annual Mark Reilly Memorial soccer tournament takes place on St Stephen’s Day in aid of COPE.
This is the 22nd year the soccer matches have been taking place on St Stephens Day at Mervue United FC. The matches raise funds for COPE Galway and are named in honour of Mark Reilly, who died in 2005.
The matches involve selections from local soccer clubs including Galway United FC, The West End, Latin Quarter and Mervue United FC with the first game kicking off at 11.15am. All proceeds raised will be used directly by COPE Galway in its vital services for homeless men and women, women and children who experience domestic violence and older people who live in isolation in Galway.
Cop are so are so grateful to The Latin Quarter for sponsoring the event this year, and wish all involved a great game of soccer. Donations can be made directly to COPE Galway, 2-5 Calbro House, Tuam Rd, Galway, www.copegalway.ie or by calling COPE Galway on 091 778750.
Pictured at the launch are: Bernice Kirwan - COPE Galway, Mike McDOnnell – Mervue Utd, Fiachra McKenna – West End, James O’Toole – organizer, John Deely – Latin Qtr. Missing from photo: Derek Rogers – Galway Utd.