Since our first game against Russia in Irishtown Stadium (The fans team fortress) back in 2010, the fans games have become a regular fixture in the YBIG calendar. Over 20+ games, 80+ players, Mr Tayto pile-ons, 1 yard misses, 2 gaffers and plenty of smelly socks going missing, the matches are a brilliant way to meet up with a few opposing fans, have a bit of craic and raise some money for YBIG charities in the process.
Everyone is welcome to come and watch or even put their name forward on the forum for selection by the gaffer Aidan. Always a new few faces for each fans international game so don’t be shy and come and represent your country no matter what your level or age. Plenty of 2 minute wonders (before collapsing) and blue rinse brigade oulfellas have made an appearance and represented their country!
Always a good bit of fun with the opposing team fans back in Slatterys (YBIG HQ) then for a jar and a sambo.
Some photos from the games over the last few years…..from Moscow to Liev to Talinn and back to Fortress Irishtown.