Sport is back in full force for the St Stephen Street Day Parade.
A new partnership between the Football Club of Ireland and Boyertown Soccer Club will see up to 10,000 players from across the city compete in a soccer friendly to raise money for charity.
It comes on the back of an all-Ireland draw for the 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Republic of Ireland.
“This is an opportunity for all sports fans in Dublin to come together to celebrate our heritage and our sport, and hopefully for the football community as well,” Football Association of Ireland chief executive Paul Rowley said.
“The Football Club and Boyerstown Soccer Club are proud to be able to work with both football clubs and the Irish football community in their mission to bring together the Irish people and help make a difference in the world.”
“This partnership with Boyerttown and the Football Association is the perfect opportunity to raise funds to support our communities work with the Irish Government to tackle the scourge of HIV/AIDS and help to combat the devastating effects of climate change,” he added.
Football Club of Dublin said it will use the opportunity to help build awareness and a community in the capital of Ireland’s biggest city.
“We have been working hard to make Boyertstown Soccer and the wider football community feel like their city and city centre is their home,” said former Ireland captain Stephen O’Leary.
“I think Boyertminster is very proud of their heritage and the fact that it is an Irish heritage city, which I think is important to highlight.”
It’s a great opportunity to get a little bit of Irish identity out there.
“A total of 2,200 people will take part in the annual event which is staged in the city centre every year.
The match will be a double header with the first leg taking place on Friday afternoon and the second leg taking the following day.