Big names come out to support charity JIGSAW

JIGSAW charity
JIGSAW event

Ireland’s top musicians and footballers join forces to raise funds for young people’s mental health.

Join The Coronas, Picture This and a host of former professional footballers and celebrities as they compete in an indoor football tournament in aid of JIGSAW Ireland, the charity that supports the mental health of over 14,000 young people across Ireland.

The Coronas and Picture This will compete in the star-studded football tournament that includes a team of Irish celebrities, a team of former League of Ireland players, Ireland’s Homeless Street League team and a team of Boh legends.

Former Celtic star Paul Byrne along with Richie and Dessie Baker will be showing they still have it when they take on TV presenter Brian Ormond and FM104’s Keith Ward with more names to be announced.

Dessie Baker started his career at Manchester United and was at Old Trafford at the same time as David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona.

Current league of Ireland players Jason Byrne and Killian Brennan will also be togging out to raise funds for JIGSAW, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health.
The eight-team tournament takes place at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Sunday, August 27th with kick-off at 10am.

As well as a host of famous faces showing off their soccer skills, half-time entertainment includes Ireland’s “mini-Messi.”

As seen on The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ and with over one million views on YouTube, 14-year-old Ciaran Duffy will be showing off the skills that has led to him being dubbed the “mini-messi.”

Tickets are just €5 with all money raised going to JIGSAW.

Doors open at 9.30am with first kick-off at 10am. Tickets can be bought online at; or on the door.

The event is kindly sponsored by Renault Belgard.

For more information, contact;

Vincent Whelan on

JIGSAW is The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. They ensure that no young person feels alone, isolated and disconnected from others around them.

Jigaw provide vital supports to young people with their mental health by working closely with communities across Ireland.

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