Halifax football lads return from Ireland

Lads have just returned from their trip to Limerick, Ireland.
Lads have just returned from their trip to Limerick, Ireland.

Members and friends of the Halifax Irish Centre’s football section embarked on a trip to Limerick as part of their annual pilgrimage to the Irish city.

This year marked the trip’s 25th anniversary following its establishment back in 1988 by Irish Club stalwart Chris O’Dowd.

The party spent four days and nights in the city which included a trip to the races as well as an annual football match against Irish Club hosts Star Rovers AFC.

The stay also featured a trip to Ennis, the county town of County Clare while Star Rovers AFC hosted a disco and dance where presentations were made by both parties marking a continuation of the lasting friendship between the two clubs while toasts were made to absent friends.

Star Rovers AFC is hoping to make a return trip to Halifax next Easter.

The 22nd Annual Halifax Irish Festival is here, with festivities getting under way.

Yesterday afternoon saw an over 55 luncheon club for members and invited guests only which involves live music, a buffet, raffle and bingo.

Meanwhile a gala dinner and dance will take place tomorrow night at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top from 7.30pm.