January 2012 News Archive

Countdown to our Seventh Annual Charity Quiz Night
As we enter another New Year, preparations for our Seventh Annual Charity Quiz Night are in full swing. We anticipate another evening of tension filled drama as members and guests battle to lift the Quiz Champions title. Our General Club Meeting is set for 7.30pm on Friday 3 February 2012, to be followed shortly afterwards by the Quiz Event. The usual Charity Raffle will take place during the evening and we invite members and guests to join us for another night of unbridled drama with the proceeds going to our nominated charity for this year - Aisling - Return to Ireland Project. Entry Fee is £10 for each two member team and individuals are very much encouraged to attend as the organising committee will ensure participation for all.

Tony Booth - RIP - Tenth Anniversary
In this year of 2012, we mark the tenth anniversary of the sad passing of Tony Booth, whose contribution to the development of the Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club (London) is indefinable. Long standing members will be aware that St Luke's Hospice, Kenton played a supporting role during Tony's sad departure from this life and, together with his widow Catherine and son Turlough, the Club encourages any support, however small, that club members and friends can lend to the Hospice. Contributions can be made directly to St Luke's Hospice through the attached link.

Airtricity/SWAI 'Personality of the Year' Awards...14/01/2012
The Soccer Writers Association of Ireland in conjunction with Airtricity have announced former Shamrock Rovers and now Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill as winner of the 'Personality of the Year' award and Gerard Doherty of Derry City as the 'Goalkeeper of the Year' for the 2011 season. The organisers also made a 'Special Merit Award' to Eoin Hand for his services to football. Guest of Honour, Giovanni Trapattoni also received a special presentation.