30 Nov Templeogue United Youth’s Enjoy Their DB Sports Team Tour
Templeogue United youth’s recently travelled to England on a memorable and ultimately beneficial trip, wherein they not only took a guided tour of Old Trafford, but played a match against a talented local team and watched a Premier League match.
On what was said to have been a beneficial trip, the weekend began in the early hours of Friday morning, collecting the group at 6.20am, before heading to Dublin Port where the relatively short journey across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in Wales was made.
From there the group quickly made haste across Wales and on to Manchester. Firstly the group had lunch at the famous Red Café which is in Old Trafford, followed by a guided tour of the historic stadium. The tour, which comprises of walking through the home dressing room, trophy cabinet and close view of the pitch was said to be a memorable experience for the boys.
The evening involved another beneficial and memorable event, as the group got to listen to Derek Langley, the Chief Scout at Manchester United, providing vital information for the Templeogue charges, all hopeful of forcing a career in the game in the future.
Saturday morning began swiftly, with an 8am breakfast before the match against Broadheath in a 7-vs-7 game. Templeogue United were said to have committed themselves well throughout the game, illustrating much skill and determination throughout the contest.
Following the game against Broadheath the group travelled to Stoke City’s ground The Britannia wherein The Potters hosted Hull City in a tight fought Premier League contest. Peter Crouch bagged the winner with a fine headed goal toward the game’s final stages and the Templeogue Boys even got to meet their Irish International hero’s after the game. (Glenn Whelan and Jonathan Walters pictured below)
An evening dinner back in the hotel was followed by a relaxing swimming session, also in the Hotel Britannia. An early night’s sleep was required with breakfast scheduled for 7am the following morning. After checking out of the hotel the group travelled to the Platt Lane Complex for a morning training session.
Finally the group made their way back across the Welsh hills to Holyhead to go home and bring a close to their memorable weekend in England.
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