The German Ambassador, Mr. Christian Pauls has accepted an invitation from St Patrick's Athletic to attend the upcoming UEFA Cup match against Hertha BSC Berlin on 30th September as guest of honour on the night.
Looking forward to the game Mr Pauls said, “for both teams, it is a real achievement to be playing at this level in the competition, Hertha BSC Berlin was founded in 1892 – and today is one of the most important and successful footballs clubs in Germany's Bundesliga.
St Patrick's Athletic will be very tough opponents having defeated JFK Olimps from Latvia and IF Elfsborg from Sweden in the qualifying rounds”.
The ambassador added, “I am particularly delighted to be invited to this historic match as the guest of honour.
I am confident that both the Irish and the Germans will win in a match like this, because football unifies people and because Irish and German fans will come together to jointly celebrate.
“'Ni neart go cur le chéile' - 'No strength without unity' -- such is the motto of St Patrick's Athletic. This motto also characterizes the German-Irish relations: they are strong, powerful and based on mutual confidence because of the unity, friendship and profound cooperation between our two countries and peoples.”
The second leg of the UEFA Cup tie is due to take place on 30th September at the RDS with a 5.00pm kick off at the RDS.
For match tickets call the club's ticket line on 01 4546332 or contact Ticketmaster.
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