30 Jun DB Sports Makes dreams come true for Ballymun United Players
There are an increasingly broad number of ways and avenues in which young players are developed in youth football today, both here in Ireland and abroad. Here at DB Sports Tours we do our utmost to provide a total football experience for our customers, often through football tours and trips, or even competitions and tournaments closer to home.
However, our latest venture looks to bring this total football experience to four lucky Ballymun United players sponsoring them to take part in the Celtic FC Elite Player Programme, which is set to take place on July 1 – 3 at Kings College Hospital, Dublin.
Over the course of three days four boys will receive an elite level of training by a number of official Celtic FC coaches, looking to provide a taste of professional coaching which should give the boys a solid grounding to kick on in their youthful careers.
The boys, Adam Curran (13), Jack Darren Kelly (13), Eric O’Brien (13), and Craig Mulligan (13) will be put through their paces over the weekend a King College Hospital, with many specialised training sessions planned, with one to one feedback provided to each player, looking to maximise their strengths and minimise any current weaknesses to their game, using the various elite methods utilised at Celtic FC.
The three days at Kings College Dublin will be overseen by two key figures in John McStay (Domestic Soccer Academy Manager) and Willie McNab (International Soccer Academy Manager), with five training sessions planned throughout the three days, as well as several coaching presentations.
“Its fantastic to be able to support these players and let them have a chance of being recognised by Celtic academy coaches. When I met Bernard O’Connor for the first time and I saw all the work and time he commits to the club I was blown away. I wish the boys the best of luck and I hope they have a fantastic few days away”. David Berber, Managing Director