The ‘Tour Experience’ – the latest promotion as part of the Drogheda Credit Union/Drogheda United Community Foundation – proved another hit for students of St Joseph’s NS in Mell, with their 6th class literally having a ball at Head in the Game Park.
Over 40 students descended on the ground to learn all about the history of the club – since 1919 – and were eager to know why they play in claret and blue and the significance of the Star and Crescent, an emblem shared with the Mell school.
They got to visit the dressing rooms – where Barry Sanfey from the backroom team filled them in on some unique elements of how teams prepare for games and they were even more delighted when two of United’s stars, Dean Williams and Andrew Quinn, walked out to tell them about their careers. Local referee Robert Murphy also attended and spoke about his love of that element of the game.
The students learned a little bit about the pitch from groundsman Matt Kavanagh before getting the chance to show off their skills, all finishing with a penalty shootout.
“The students were incredible and really made the day a success. Some of them showed up well in the match they had and the manager might be ringing them!,” General Manager Hubert Murphy stated.
The ‘Tour Experience’ is available for schools, clubs and individuals and can be booked via firstname.lastname@example.org