Two local county players will erm, lace up their digital erm, boots for a charity online FIFA20 Tournament.
Carlow’s Adam Dunne will represent Liverpool (no pressure) while Kilkenny’s Paddy Deegan dons the Ajax jersey.
32 inter-county players are involved in the FIFA20 All-Ireland Charity tournament, organised by the GPA and journalist Joanne O’Riordan, and it will be broadcast on Insomnia Dublin Gaming Festival’s Facebook, free of charge, but viewers are asked to please make a vital donation via the event’s Go Fund Me page.
Oisin Gallen (Donegal), James Madden (Dublin), Niall Morgan (Tyrone) and Rory O’Connor (Wexford) are among the inter-county players taking part.
Players from across the island took part in mini tournaments throughout the week to decide who would represent each county.
A randomised draw took place to assign each player to one of the 32 Champion League Teams from 2019 and was officiated by Insomnia Dublin Gaming Festival and witnessed by organisers from the GPA.
The full list of fixtures can be found on https://insomniagamingdublin.ie/all-ireland/.
The first round of games will be live on Facebook from 7:00pm, Friday 1st of May.
The following players will represent their county in this weekend’s knock out tournament with the top two going head-to-head in the All-Ireland FIFA20 Final on Sunday the 3rd of May:
Antrim – Patrick McBride (Roma)
Armagh – Aidan Nugent (AEK Athens)
Carlow – Adam Dunne (Liverpool)
Cavan – Oisin Brady (Inter Milan)
Clare – Keelan Sexton (PSG)
Cork – Sean O’Donoghue (Barcelona)
Derry – Ruairi Mooney (Juventus)
Donegal – Oisin Gallen (Schalke 04)
Down – Mark Fisher (Valencia)
Dublin – James Madden (CSKA Moscow)
Fermanagh – Jimmy Tormey (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Galway – Padraic Mannion (Atletico Madrid)
Kerry – Padraig Boyle or James O’Donoghue (Young Boys)
Kildare – Kevin Flynn (Napoli)
Kilkenny – Paddy Deegan (AJAX)
Laois – Eric Kileen (Manchester City)
Leitrim – Oisin McLoughlin (Hobro IK)
Limerick – Cian Shorten (Benfica)
Longford – Daniel Connell (Hoffenheim)
Louth – Gavin Kerrigan (Bayern Munich)
Mayo – Matthew Ruane (Club Brugge)
Meath – Jordan Morris (AS Monaco)
Monaghan – Conor McCartHy (Galatasaray)
Offaly – Cian Johnson (Lyon)
Roscommon – Donie Smith (PSV)
Sligo – Niall Feehily (Real Madrid)
Tipperary – Kyle Shelly (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Tyrone – Niall Morgan (Chelsea)
Waterford – Aaron Jones (FC Porto)
Westmeath – Joe Rabbitt (Tottenham Hotspur)
Wexford – Rory O’Connor (Dortmund)
Wicklow – Andy Maher (Victoria Pizen)