Help Find Kit for the Boys in Green


Image provided by Grace Cooney (Heneghan PR)

On the evening of Tuesday June 27th, the kit belonging to Ireland’s team for the Medical World Cup was stolen from a player’s car.


The incident occurred on St. Columba’s Road in Drumcondra just 13 days before the team are due to travel to Barcelona for the World Medical Football Championship. Needless to say, this puts them in a very difficult position.

Gardaí are currently investigating the theft and are urging the public to keep a lookout for the green jerseys, which are identifiable by the logo of the sponsor, Affidea. The kit is worth €2300, and the team are now faced with a last minute attempt to recover it or replace it before their departure on Friday July 8th.

GP and spokesperson for the team Tommy Fitzgerald spoke of the difficulty this situation has created, but remained hopeful that it would be resolved:

“It’s a real nightmare for the team that we are now left in a situation where we are heading off to this great tournament to represent Ireland and may not have appropriate kit for the occasion. It was a real honour to be involved previously, and a huge part of the honour was certainly standing proudly as a team in the Irish jersey and belting out Amhrán na bhFiann. We will go out there and represent Ireland with passion and energy even if we have to play in the white coats!”

We at NewsFour hope that our readers will share this news and increase the chances of the team’s gear being returned to them.

Keep an eye out for more info on the Medical World Cup in the next issue of NewsFour.

By Kevin Carney