Caves V Cliffs in charity soccer contest

Caves V Cliffs in charity soccer contest


Photo: James Irons

The Aillwee ‘Falcons’ will take on the Cliffs of Moher ‘Ravens’ in a charity soccer match at Lisdoonvarna community pitch tomorrow evening at 8pm.

The event has been organised to raise funds for the Doolin volunteer unit of the Irish Coast Guard.

The Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre are synonymous with The Burren and North Clare Tourism Industry.

Both attractions’ staff members welcome their visitors warmly while educating everyone about the geological features, flora, fauna and wildlife of this unique region. Both boast some wonderful landscapes; coastal sandstone, limestone karst, over and underground.

And now, both teams are ready to take to Lisdoonvarna Community Pitch and finally reveal who has the upper hand when it comes to sporting soccer prowess!!

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

This will be the first ever head-to-head of two very capable teams as they battle it out to become inaugural Champions in what is sure to be a hotly contested battle for Burren supremacy.

Everyone is more than welcome to come and watch the match. Kick Off at The Lisdoonvarna Community Pitch is 8pm on Thursday, June 15th.

Minute raffle tickets, at €10 each, include a chance to win €250 and other great prizes. These are available from Aillwee and Cliffs of Moher staff.

There is also a cross bar challenge at half time with 2 tickets for Man U’s match against Sampdoria in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on August 2nd up for grabs.

All proceeds are going to Doolin Coast Guard.

When: Thursday, June 15th, 8.00pm

Where: Community pitch Lisdoonvarna.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.