Lauran Balaur, Jaydine Seward, Aoife McIver and AJ Nash at the launch of Cork City FC’s Family FootGolf Day. Photo: Doug Minihane

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Cork City FC will be swapping soccer pitches for golf courses tomorrow to fundraise for its academy.

The club is inviting families to take part in a fun day out in which they will test their football skills on a golf course.

This is the first year that the club has hosted the Family FootGolf Day which is aiming to raise funds for the academy. The event is taking place on Friday at Cork’s only FootGolf course, just outside Kinsale.

Anthony O’Sullivan, Commercial Director at Cork City FC said: “This is a great opportunity to get the family together for a fun event which is suitable for all ages. The FootGolf course is in a beautiful location and the clubhouse offers snacks, pizzas and drinks which can be enjoyed after the 18 holes.I hope lots of families can join us on the day and help raise much needed funds for the Cork City FC Academy.”

Liam Kearney, Head of the Cork City FC Academy, said: “The Cork City FC Academy is really appreciative of all the support we receive from the public which enables our young players to prepare for a career in football. The weekly coaching sessions help to build confidence and resilience in each of the aspiring players and we hope to be in a position to continue that into the future.”

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