Strand Celtic support Strandhill NS and Ransboro NS each year with coaching to support their participation in the FAI Primary School Soccer 5 a side for boys and girls.
We have had success down through the years and many of the players have gone on to play for Sligo Rovers including Brian McMorrow and Barry O Mahoney. Barry also went on to play for the Republic of Ireland Schoolboys team.
The SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme is the biggest soccer programme in the primary school’s calendar. This year it was bigger than ever, with over 1,000 schools and almost 20,000 primary school kids participating in the programme across the country.
The competitions start in March each year. Teams progress through the competition by winning county and regional blitzes, and the competition culminates in a national finals blitz which is held in the Aviva Stadium in May.