** UPDATE: NICKY WILL NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT **
Vincent Whelan is organising an indoor football tournament to raise funds for Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to highlight youth mental health and suicide. The event is set to take place on Sunday, August 27th at 10am at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Vincent told InTallaght: “So as we get closer we have confirmed a Free Style football team by Street Soccer Ireland, a Bohs legends team captained by Celtic legend Paul Byrne, Irish musicians including The Coronas and special guests, a team of celebs, a team of former League of Ireland professionals and some Shamrock Rovers management and coaches. I want to be able to help anyway possible with the prevention of suicide. Football is a great way of bringing people together and with having so many high profile people in attendance on the day of the event it shows we all want to help and reach out to people who need reaching out to.”
Nicky will be one of the artists participating, as well Irish star Stephanie Roche, Dessie and Richie Baker, League of Ireland players Killian Brennan and Jay Byrne plus Richie Kiely, Paddy Holahan and Brian Ormond.
Tickets cost €5 and they can be purchased by clicking here.
Vincent will also be at The Square in Tallaght on Friday, August 18th, near the entrance to the cinema selling tickets to the event.
A limited number of tickets will be available on August 27th at the entrance to the Basketball Arena.