The boys and girls of Ballingarry AFC U10s teams were invited to be mascots for the Ireland v France European qualifier game on Monday March 27th last. After getting an early finish from school, the 6 boys and 5 girls, accompanied by their parents, hopped on a bus bound for the Aviva Stadium. The children and parents were treated to a mini tour of the stadium and the kids were then kitted out in the new French jerseys, ready to accompany the Irish team onto the pitch. Led out by Billy O’Hanlon, who accompanied Irish captain Seamus Coleman, the boys and girls each got to meet President Michael D. Higgins. An incredible experience for all involved!
Mascots on the night were: Adam Dowling; Darren Grimes; Billy O’Hanlon; Thomas Kamper; Liam Reidy; Reuben Huggard; Taylor Cierans; Kate Roche; Emily Curtin; Sinéad Hehir; and Sadie Condron.