Roscommon Special Olympics soccer team will put their title on the line as they face off against Garda members from Roscommon town in a highly anticipated rematch at the Community Sports Park, Lisnamult on Friday, October 7th at 6 pm.
It was the local Gardaí who paid the penalty following last year’s epic match as Roscommon Special Olympics came out on top following a shootout.
Training for both teams resumed immediately after the final whistle last year and there have even been unconfirmed reports of a Garda surveillance operation in the Community Sports Park area on Special Olympics training nights as they bid to gain a tactical advantage.
The Gardaí have also signed with a new kit supplier this year as they attempt to put last year’s defeat behind them.
Last year’s historic win was one to remember for Roscommon Special Olympics and they have been training hard for another special night and another chapter in this friendly rivalry.
As the players look forward to meeting the Gardaí once again, they have expressed their gratitude to all those who have made this event possible. In particular, they are extremely grateful to coaches Paul Duignan, Olympia, Michaela and John Hannon from Roscommon Youth Soccer.
2021 saw a fantastic display of sportsmanship from both sides and more of the same is expected on October 7th.
The organisers wish to say a big thank you to the Roscommon Sports Park committee for the use of their facilities and thanks also to Sergeant Ronan O’Meara and Inspector David Cryan for their help and support in organising what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment.
All are invited and welcome to attend the Rematch at Roscommon Community Sports Park on Friday, October 7th.