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Ireland's First Gay Football Team To Play Shelbourne F.C.


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To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018 and both teams’ dedication to their core values of Respect and Diversity, the Dublin Devils will play a special Shelbourne XI team this week.  

The match will kick off at 2pm at Tolka Park on this Saturday, June 23rd. 

Speaking about the event Devils Chairperson John McAree said “We’re delighted to visit one of Ireland's most famous and successful Football Clubs. They are one of the giants of the Irish game. As Ireland’s first gay football team we’re proud and excited to play against this Shelbourne F.C. XI team. It’s a great start to our celebration of Dublin Pride 2018 and a brilliant step for both teams as we strive to stamp out homophobia in football.”

John McGouran of Shelbourne F.C. speaking of this ground-breaking fixture said: "The 'Shels in the Community' initiative embraces the wonderful diversity that exists within our local community, and we are delighted to welcome Dublin Devils F.C. to Tolka Park to celebrate the LGBT Pride Festival 2018. Dublin Devils have made tremendous strides in combating homophobia in football, a cause that is fully supported by all connected with Shelbourne F.C, and we are very much looking forward to the match on 23rd June."

98FM is an official media partner of Dublin LGBTQ Pride and proudly supports the Dublin Devils v Shelbourne Pride Match


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