FAI Schools Futsal for 3rd/4th Class

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The boys of 3rd and 4th classes will participate in the local Futsal competition to be held in Breaffy House Sports Centre on November 24th. Our boys have been drawn in Group A which will see them pitted against Breaffy NS, St Pats NS (Castlebar) and Snugboro NS.

The top team from this group will qualify for the County Finals.

ROUND 1 Group A Fixtures
Breaffy 1 St Pats 2 : 9:30am
St Pats 2 Snugboro : 9:45am
Breaffy 1 Craggagh : 10:00am
Snugboro Breaffy 1 : 10:15am
Craggagh Snugboro : 10:30am
St Pats 2 Craggagh : 10:45am

Win = 3 points, Draw = 1 point

What is Futsal?

Futsal is the official FIFA version of indoor soccer and the only internationally recognised small sided game. The word “Futsal” comes from the Portuguese phrase “futebol de salao” or the Spanish, “futbol de sala” which basically translates to  indoor football. The main feature of the game is the ball which is a size 4 and is slightly weighted with a reduced bounce.

The ball and rules create an emphases on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as refining ball control, passing and dribbling in small spaces.

Check out this video of Brazilian legend Falcao:

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