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June 11, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Ireland

Bray Lakers Step up to the Plate

By Elizabeth Lynch

Bray Lakers captain Noel Delaney lifts the plaque after defeating Limerick FC.

Special Olympics Ireland's National Football Plate took place on Saturday 25th May 2013 at the AUL complex in Clonshaugh, Dublin. Bray Lakers and Limerick FC contested the 11-a-side football Plate Final. Played in fantastic conditions, it was an extremely closely fought contest which required extra time to separate the teams. Bray Lakers scored from a corner kick in the second half of extra time, and held on valiantly to win on a scoreline of 2-1. Robert Byrne from Bray Lakers was awarded the Player of the match. The Plate and medals were presented to both teams by Special Olympics Ireland CEO Matt English after the game. The National Football Plate was organized to celebrate Special Olympics 2013 European Football Week.

About Elizabeth Lynch: I work on the Communications team with Special Olympics Ireland.

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