Late chance to get Shamrocks festival place

Keighley Shamrocks are holding their annual festival of football on July 7 and 8.
The popular six-a-side tournament is held on Marley’s Tip Top pitches are there are still a few vacancies in all age groups from Under 7s to U14s.
The Under 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s play on Saturday and the U11s, 12s, 13s and 14s on Sunday.
Shamrocks secretary Donna Palmer said: “This weekend’s Shipley tournament was cancelled due to the weather and maybe some teams would like to take part in our tournament as an alternative.
“The closing date for entries is Wednesday, June 27, to allow time to prepare the fixtures for the programme.”
If any managers would like to enter, they can do so by emailing Donna at alternatively ring 07533 216427.
Two full days of football action are promised with 12 pitches on the go on both days. Registration is at 9.30am each day with kick-offs at 10am.
Last year 118 teams took part. The entry fee is £25 per team with a discounted rate of £40 for two teams.
There are participation certificates for every player and the winners and runners-up from each age group receive individual trophies, the winning team will also pick up a shield.
This is the 10th year the tournament has taken place and in the past has included teams from as far away as Wales, the majority though are from places such as Halifax, Harrogate, Bingley, Bradford and Leeds, as well as the Keighley area.
As well as the football feast, there will also be a barbecue, bouncy castles, ice cream vans, face and hair painting and many more attractions.
Co-organiser Andy Gaughan said: “Last year Shamrocks lost their sponsors, who the previous year paid for all the mementos, a cost of £1,500.
“The money raised is vital in running the club over the coming season and so it is very important that we get maximum numbers in attendance.”

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