Sinn Fein in Tipperary has called on Tipperary County Council to host a joint civic reception for Nenagh AFC and St Michael’s FC from Tipp town for their national cup successes this year.
Nenagh FC won the FAI Youths Cup and St Michaels won the FAI Junior Cup in a great season for Tipperary soccer.
According to SF leader on the council, the amalgamation of North and South Tipperary sees a great opportunity for the new council to reward the huge progress that soccer has taken in Tipperary, with clubs from both ends of the county beating teams from all over the country on the road to national success.
“Both clubs can now be called superclubs such was their dominance last year. Nenagh AFC not only won the youths title but also got to national cup semi-finals at U17 and U15 levels, while the U14 and U16 teams got to national cup quarter finals. This was not matched by any clubs in Ireland last season,” he said.
He said the civic reception would also be a great day for all soccer people in Tipperary to see two clubs from the county honoured by the newly amalgamated Tipperary County Council.
“I have also invited FAI chief executive John Delaney to attend the event and he would be delighted to attend the reception,” he said.
Cllr Morris also revaled that he had been assured by the FAI that Nenagh was in line to host the FAI annual general meeting in 2016. The agm is a week-long event that also features a festival of soccer.