On 25th may Keith Farnan, a member of our Carrick Rovers academy got to do what we all dream about doing, he walked down the tunnel at white hart and out onto the hallowed turf to the sound of the tottenham anthem. He was soaking up the atmosphere with his hands above his head applauding the crowd looking very calm and relaxed at the famous stadium. The pitch looked great and Keith said it was easy to play on such a great surface.
He was there on a "CHANCE OF A LIFETIME" day, organised by the Spurs in appreciation of their young fans support for the season. The pitch was divided into eight mini pitches where the sixteen team's (6 a side) would all play 6 matches. At 1:30 the action finally got under way for the under 10s. Wearing his beloved Spurs kit, Keith certainly was not overawed by the occasion, and despite the high standard of play he gave a great account of himself. All the work been done at the academy certainly showed and he represented Carrick Rovers very well. Its a credit to the academy that he fitted in so well with some very good young talent. His team played some nice passing football winning 2 of their 6 games. The highlight of Keith's day came in the 3rd game when he scored with a right footed shot into the top corner of the net to send his team on their way to victory. All this was happening under the watchful eye of Ledley King and some Spurs scout's. There was sad faces as the whistle sounded for the final time, and after the presentations it was back to the airport and back to reality.
Well done Keith and keep up the good work.