Community Projects participate in Record Breaking Penalty Shoot Out
St. Dominic’s and other Tallaght Community Projects and representatives took part in a record breaking attempt to break the world record for consecutive penalty kicks.
The College Football Association of Ireland (CFAI) launched an ambitious attempt to break the world record for consecutive penalty kicks. The record breaking attempt took place at Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday February 29th.
The record breaking attempt marked the 40th anniversary of the CFAI and was run in association with the FAI, ITT Dublin, Senior College Dun Laoighaire and Sports against Racism Ireland (SARI). The current record for most consecutive penalties is 742 and was set last year by Major League Soccer in New York. All funds raised from the event will be donated to The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght and SARI.
All members of the community were invited to attend in what promised to be a memorable occasion. Tallaght Stadium provided the perfect setting for this record breaking effort as there is ample parking and the area is well serviced by public transport. You didn’t have to be the most talented player in the world to take part, as many of our friends and colleagues proved!
St. Dominic’s Community Response Project raised €610.00 euro for two charities, The National Children’s Hospital Tallaght and S.A.R.I. (Sports Against Racism Ireland)
The event of course was a Guinness World record attempt to take more than 744 consecutive penalties which was achieved and the final count was 1400 penalties taken. The previous record was achieved in New York last year and had some high profile celebrities involved such as David Beckam and Thierry Henry (that’s the French man who used his hand to knock Ireland out of the last World cup). The therapeutic goals achieved was immeasurable by all the service users who participated in this event. Some clients expressed their joy to participate in an event such as this. Well done to all!
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