Inchicore Open Day


What a clever idea to invite Ireland’s most popular soccer star, Paul McGrath to open the Inchicore Community Sports Centre's Open Day.

This well-attended and highly-organised event was a credit to all involved, starting with the St. James’s Brass and Reed Band who did the outdoor entertaining while inside visitors were treated to an array of events from children’s face painting to Irish and ballroom and Latin dancing.

The colours of the Irish dancers were contrasted with the black elegance of the Latin dancers, and the “roller girls” with their head and body gear protection added to the sense of drama and danger.

But Paul McGrath stole the show with his friendliness, good humour and courtesy to all who wished to be photographed with him or to have his autograph.

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