Participants in three IFI Funded cross border projects – Fermanagh Cultural Sports, Ballinamallard, Finding Our Way, Swanlinbar Co Cavan and Step It up, Teach na Doine, Monaghan got together for a Danderball event in Ballinmallard Football Club last week. Danderball means Walking Football where players are not allowed to run, jog or sprint whether on or off the ball! The event was organised by Swanlinbar Development Association as part of an eighteen month cross border, cross community project ‘Finding Your Way’ launched earlier this year. Great excitement as Cavan won the senior game 7-1 with the youth team (comprising Foroige Bawnboy/Templeport) drawing 5-5.
The ‘Finding Your way’ project soccer for all continues to address the deficit of cross community and cross border participation in the Swanlinbar and border area. Activities such as this engage participants of all age groups and backgrounds, encouraging them to work on a cross community and cross border basis in a way that breaks down barriers and builds positive relationships.