Gaza v’s Kinvara 4-Aug-2016

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY TO BE PLAYED IN Kinvara at the Kinvara United FC pitch, Killina – click for directions here


  1. 4:30pm Gaza players arrive at pitch. Greeted by John Griffin
  2. 4:40pm – 6:15pm Galway Community Circus Feel free to bring a picnic and something to share. No ham/pork
  3. 7pm – 8:10pm TWO 7-a-side games to be played at the same time, 30 minutes a-side (FAI guidelines)
    1. Kinvara Under 12’s will play against Gaza age 10/11/12 (some u12s) – referee: Tommy Murphy
    2. Kinvara Under 14’s will play against Gaza age 12/13/14 – referee: Howard McCarthy
  4. 8:15pm  Penalty shootout


  1. We need traffic marshals, please report to Ger Ryan 087-9823033 at 4:15pm, and let Ger know in advance if assisting.
  2. We need people to car-pool, park in the village and drive down together.


A group of 14 children from Gaza aged between 10 and 14, will play two Kinvara United teams on Thursday 4th August in Killina.

Both matches will kick off at 7pm, so that all the Gaza players are playing football, and not standing around watching games.

Since the Gaza kids are very small and some very young, they will be playing in two 7-a-side games, with the youngest players playing Kinvara under-12s and the older players playing Kinvara under-14s.

A single 11-a-side match is simply not appropriate for mixing 10 year old boys with 14 year old boys.

Afterwards, there will be a penalty shootout competition.


Gaza team play Kinvara United     #BeFunky

Age Profile of Gaza Players

  1. age 10 x 1
  2. age 11 x 5
  3. age 12 x 4
  4. age 13 x 2
  5. age 14 x2