Just to let you know what to expect, we are a bunch of lads of different ages from 18 to 50+ and varying skill levels. We play a slightly different type of footie that has three main themes to our weekly games:
1) Fun - the weekly game is about having fun. We are competitive but not the extent that it spoils the fun
2) No contact - ultimately we dont want to get injured, so we play non contact. Rather than simply pushing someone off the ball, this means that we sometimes need to be more skillful to tackle someone or get past someone and score.
3) Respect - this really is central to what we have been doing for the last five years or so. As we're here to have fun there's no space for judging people, skills wise or anything else. If someone feels they've been fouled they just call it, take the free and we move on. We dont get in to arguments or discussions about it. Just keep it light and fun.
Mutual respect is a big thing for us and this includes turning up when we commit. Some of the guys travel a long way to play each week. We need a minimum of 10 players for a game. If people dont turn up when they say they will, we cant play and have to pay for the pitch anyway... and for those guys who have driven for over an hour to get there, its a real pain. So to avoid this, we keep it simple, if someone doesn't show up when they've committed to (and hasn't had the decency to let us know the day before), we simply remove them from the group.
Regurarly we get new players and everyone who comes along loves the atmosphere and the sense of fun. We laugh a lot and sure isnt that what its all about.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a super competitive physical game, then this isn't the group for you.
Look forward to seeing you on the pitch soon.
The Sunday Footie Team
Bluepool Monkstown. If you are travelling to the game by public transport the number 4 bus drops you outside or you can get a DART to Salthill & Monkstown station and it is a 7 minute walk from there. All standards welcome. €5 per player