The star names were out in force for the final Street Football Legends event in Dublin, but it was the local kids who took over at Commons Street at a brilliant event.
Former Portugal internationals Luis Figo, Nuno Gomes and Vitor Baia were joined by Republic of Ireland WNT international Niamh Farrelly at the last of three Street Legends events that proved to be hugely popular.
Dublin City Council and the Football Association of Ireland previously held two Street Legends events at Aughrim Street and Mountjoy Square, with ambassadors Stephen Kelly, Isibeal Atkinson, Robert Pires, Gaizkta Mendieta, and Wes Hoolahan all involved.
Each event was free to attend and open to all ages and abilities. Participants were able to test their skills against a wide range of football challenges, including a one-v-one cage, target practice, keepie uppie test, and accruacy shooting.
It was all fantastic fun and helped to build excitement ahead of the Qualifying Draw in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Sunday, December 2, which is also when the National Football Exhibition opens to the public.
The Exhibition is situated at the Printworks, Dublin Castle and will be home to a number of elements with historical significance to Irish football.
Four tournament games will be hosted at the Aviva Stadium during UEFA EURO 2020 – the largest sporting event to ever be hosted in the country.