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Soccer clubs pitch in together for Samaritans fundraiser

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TWO Ennis soccer clubs were on the ball when it came to fundraising for the local branch of the Samaritans recently.

A charity match organised by the Soccer Sisters Ennis and Fairgreen Celtic has raised more than €6,000 for the vital work of the organisation.

Soccer fans cheered on both teams as they played in Ennis’ Fairgreen during the mixed women’s and men’s match on St Stephen’s Day.

The match resulted in an 8 – 8 draw, with plenty of skills on display from all the players.

The funds raised were recently handed over to the volunteers of the Samaritans at their Kilrush Road, Ennis branch.

A spokesperson for Soccer Sisters Ennis said, “We played a 90 minute mixed men’s and women’s match where between players’ registration money, donations, and selling raffle tickets resulted in a whopping €6,096.94 raised.”

The spokesperson said all involved in the match want to say “a massive thank you to all that came out on the day to watch the match and donated or bought tickets.”

They concluded, “Well done to both Ennis teams who put their heart and souls into this event for such a worthy cause.”

The Samaritans offer a freephone service 24/7, 365 days a year and are always there to listen. Just call 116123.

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