Release Date: 13/06/2012
WITH support from UEFA and the Irish FA, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council (CRC) and Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) played a Respect charity friendly recently in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care, a leading UK cancer charity.
The game took place at Seaview in North Belfast, home of Crusaders Football Club, current all Ireland Setanta Sports Cup holders and IRN-BRU League Cup holders. In a thrilling game played in the sun the CRC team ran out 8-5 winners. Approximately £200 was raised by the players from both teams on the night.
CRC Captain, Graham Parkinson, said: “Really the result on the night wasn’t important. It was great fun and we were all happy to be supporting the Irish FA’s official charity partner for 2012, Marie Curie Cancer Care, as they do a superb job.”
SEUPB Captain, Ian Boden, added: “All the players had a great time and the game was played in the right spirit. I’d like to thank the Irish FA and UEFA for their support setting the game up. We aim to make this an annual event.”
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