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Fr Ragheed Ganni Soccer Tournament

Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 in Carousel


The annual soccer tournament dedicated to the memory of Fr Ragheed Ganni, an Irish College alumnus who was martyred for his faith in Iraq in 2007, was played at the Irish College on Saturday, 9th November 2013. Ragheed came here to the Irish College in 1996 as a seminarian and was ordained priest in 2001. He stayed on in this college as a postgraduate priest until 2003 when he returned to Iraq. During his years in the Irish College, he played on the College soccer team, and so this tournament, the Fr Ragheed Ganni Cup was established in his memory.

This year the competing teams were from the English College, Beda College, North American College, the Marist Order and the Irish College. The winning team was from the Venerable English College. After the presentation of the cup and pizza together,  the participants  celebrated Vespers in the College Chapel.

For photographs of the occasion, click here.