The PFAI former player squad have been invited to complete in the FSV Brieske Senftenberg elite over 33 Indoor 5-aside tournament on Saturday 19th of January 2019 in Senftenberg Germany.
The tournament will mark the 100th year anniversary celebrations of club FSV Brieske Seftenberg. The event will attract over 2,000+ spectators in to the Niederlausitzhalle Arena.
There are 10 teams competing in the competition this year with a superb line up of former players from Bayern Munich, Dynamo Dresden, Schalke 04, FC Magdeburg, PFAI Ireland, Borussia Dortmund, Energie Cotbuss, Czech Republic all-stars, Union Berlin and hosts FSV Brieske Seftenberg
Manager Mark ONeill has selected a squad of 10 former players to represent the PFAI who have played in the National league of Ireland for most of their football careers.
Darren Quigley (GK)
Stephen McGuinness, PFA Ireland General Secretary, commented,”We wish Mark and the squad well as they travel to Germany for this prestigious tournament. We are delighted to help out in any way we can and this squad is a great way of keeping the players involved in the game once they finish their professional careers. We see too many drift away from the game once they finish but the hope is that this trend can be reversed and projects like this can only help!”