Saints' Search For Peno King!

  • Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 12:37

St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Penalty King competition for Dublin Schools - a competition designed to find the best penalty taker among soccer players in secondary schools across Dublin.

The first competition will involve six invited schools (names to be announced very soon), and is open to all secondary level pupils to enter. Each school will first run its own internal Penalty King competition.

Then the six school champions will advance to the Semi-Finals which will take place at the half-time interval of an important league game at Richmond Park in front of thousands of fans.

"Who can keep their nerve?" - that's what it's all about according to midfielder Killian Brennan, the official penalty taker for St Patrick's Athletic. "It's a free kick from 12 yards out, how hard can it be?"

The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the final which will be hosted at another league game in Richmond Park.

The winner will receive two season tickets for St Pat's plus the opportunity for their school team to play any of their own league or cup games at the home of the Saints.

To get involved in schools activities please contact Geraldine Sweeney at or or visit our competition page here

"We've had a great reaction to the competition from the initial contact made with local schools – places are limited with the amount of home fixtures that we have, so we would encourage schools to get in contact with us as soon as possible," commented Geraldine Sweeney, Project Officer for the schools' competitions.

"We at St Patrick's Athletic want to give as many local supporters and football fans the opportunity to get that match day feeling, take in the atmosphere the player's experience on a Friday night and face that pressurised situation of taking a penalty – we want to find a real Penalty King champion!"

To get involved in schools activities please contact Geraldine Sweeney at or or visit our competition page here.

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