17 Aug 2022

Get ready Kilkenny - the FAI Festival of Football is coming!

Bumper schedule of fun and coaching planned during Festival


HAVING A BALL: The FAI’s Festival of Football, which comes to Kilkenny this week, will see clubs from all over the Kilkenny & District League host a series of fun events for young players

A celebration of fun and football will take over Kilkenny from this week as the FAI comes to the county.

The Festival of Football will see the Association take in club visits and host Fun Days with former Republic of Ireland internationals and well-known footballing personalities in tow. The full list of club visits are:


Morning: Lions. Afternoon: Spa United, Freshford Town, Callan United.


Morning: Bridge United, Castlewarren Celtic. Afternoon: Deen Celtic, Brookville, Clover United. Evening: Ormonde Villa.


Afternoon: Ferrybank, Mooncoin Celtic, Piltown. Evening: Thomastown United, Rosbercon United, Freebooters.

FAI Funday: Castlecomer 2 to 5pm.

Wednesday, JULY 19

Afternoon: River Rangers, Fort Rangers, East End United. Evening: Stoneyford United

Kilkenny & District League schools awards (Springhill Hotel).

FAI Funday: Fair Green Callan, 2 to 5pm (includes Girls’ Festival of Football, 3 to 4.30pm).

Thursday, JULY 20

Morning: Newpark, Paulstown 06. Afternoon: Highview Athletic, Evergreen.

FAI Funday - Kilkenny Castle, 2 to 5pm.

Coach Education

As part of the Festival of Football the FAI will hold a series of Coach Education courses across Kilkenny.

The full list of courses available is:


Safeguarding 1 (Aspect Hotel, Waterford Road), 7 to 10pm.


Kick Start 1 (Highview Athletic), 9.30am to 5.30pm.


4x4 Workshop (Thomastown United), 10am to 1pm.

7x7 Workshop (Thomastown United), 2 to 5pm.


Fundamentals of Goalkeeping (Stoneyford United), 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Kick Start 2 (Thomastown United), 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Kick Start 2 (Thomastown United), 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Strength & Conditioning Workshop (Evergreen), 7 to 10pm.


Youth Intro (Derdimus), 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Youth Intro (Derdimus), 9.30am to 5.30pm.

All Coach Education Festival courses and workshops can be booked online here

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