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01st Apr 2016

Barcelona’s humble gesture to St Kevin’s Boys is exactly why we love football

Touch of class

Patrick McCarry

The Barca whippets won’t forget their trip to Dublin in a while.

Last weekend, we marvelled at the stunning performances of St Kevin’s Boys Club in the Academy Cup.

The Dublin side’s U13s stunned their Barcelona counterparts thanks to a finely taken Roland Banya goal.

Barca gained revenge on the following day as they defeated St Kevin’s on penalties in the final. That was after the Irish lads had hauled back a two-goal deficit.

The Catalans left with the cup but the memories of that 1-0 loss were fresh in the mind as they settled in back home.

On Wednesday, St Kevin’s Boys received a glowing, humble letter from the Spanish giants. It read:

“On behalf of Mr. Jordi Roura and Aureli Altimira, we would like to thank the magnificent attention we received during our stay in Dublin while attending your Football tournament.

“We are pleased to inform you that the technical staff and our players gave us very positive feedback on the quality and high level found in all the matches.

“Wishing you the best sportive success.”

Barcelona letter

Our favourite part is that Barca capitalised ‘Football’.

Class acts.

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