FAI boss to attend RISSC London’s 30th Anniversary Event
Irish Post Article 11th September 2014
FAI BOSS John Delaney will be among the special guests at the London-based Republic of Ireland Supporters Club’s 30th anniversary celebrations later this month.
A number of other special guests, including ex-Irish footballers and representatives from the Irish Embassy, will also be in attendance at the event on Saturday 27 September in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, although no other names have yet been revealed.
The event will include an evening of dinner, dancing and a charity raffle with the chance to win signed shirts. Guests will be treated to live music from singer Barry Owen.
Club Secretary Martin Prendergast confirmed that 250 guests are expected to attend the anniversary celebrations of the RISSC, of which former Arsenal and Ireland player Liam Brady is Honorary President.
The organisation was founded in 1984, and held its inaugural meeting at the Prince of Wales Feather Public House in Warren Street, London.
The club is officially recognised by the FAI and aims to provide a forum for supporters of Irish football at all levels, from the grassroots to the senior international teams.
In addition to supporting the national teams, the club sponsored then Under 8 side of St Kevin’s Boys Club in Dublin in 2000, with Ireland’s Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick two of the success stories who emerged from the youth team and entered professional football.
The 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance will be in the Bentley Room at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, London, NW2 on Saturday 27 September 2014. Tickets for the event were priced at £45 per ticket.
This article appeared in The Irish Post September 2014, and on irishpost.co.uk