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Futsal enthusiasts asked to get their boots on

CLARE Intercultural Network is seeking expressions of interest in taking part in a futsal league beginning later this summer. “Futsal is a kind of indoor football, played with a special ball which doesn’t bounce. It is quite new here in general in Ireland and especially here in Ennis. The ball doesn’t bounce so people can develop their football skills more. It is very popular in Brazil and South America, they start playing it when they are young and it makes them better players,” explained Alphonse Basogomba from the network. The Clare Intercultural Network Futsal Tournament, held in conjunction with the FAI, attracted six teams and finished on Wednesday.  “The tournament began in early April. It involved six teams made up of people from all different backgrounds, cultures and countries. That was very successful. We did it because we wanted to introduce futsal to the area and see if people wanted to take part in a league,” Alphonse outlined. “We want …

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