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#SaveOurGame Football is coming home as Irish soccer is benefitting from Euro 2020 after all

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Legendary pundit Eamon Dunphy and former Ireland International Damien Delaney joined bookie Paddy Power to call on fans to get behind England at the Euros as part of their #SaveOurGame campaign

Legendary pundit Eamon Dunphy and former Ireland International Damien Delaney joined bookie Paddy Power to call on fans to get behind England at the Euros as part of their #SaveOurGame campaign

Legendary pundit Eamon Dunphy and former Ireland International Damien Delaney joined bookie Paddy Power to call on fans to get behind England at the Euros as part of their #SaveOurGame campaign

The Republic of Ireland may have missed out on Euro 2020 qualification, but the grassroots game in this country is still benefitting from the #SaveOurGame campaign.

Paddy Power is guaranteeing €100k for Irish grassroots soccer this summer, with the promotion loosely linked to England's progress in the tournament.

The bookie will pay out €10k for every goal Gareth Southgate's misfiring team score in Euro 2020 and even though they have only managed one so far, the €100k guarantee means it doesn't matter if England crash out of the competition in their last-16 match next week.

Paddy Power have already started handing out the cash to needy clubs in Ireland, with Lenamore Rovers, a small club in south Kerry, getting some money to replaced goal post nets for their Kerry District League matches.

Dublin’s Ballymun United Football Club highlighted that even high-profile clubs are struggling to fund basic needs, and got cash towards the purchase of balls, bibs, training equipment and kits.

Kilbarry Rangers, who are part of the Waterford Football League, also benefited from a payment from the #SaveOurGame fund.

As have St Carthage’s AFC, in Tullamore, Co Offaly, who were the victims of vandalism at their club by mindless thugs last April, but the Paddy Power cash will help them to rebuild.

Coole Football Club in Gort, Co Galway have also been handed some cash to buy new balls and Carrick Town AFC, who are part of the Sligo Leitrim District League have been functioning with the bare minimum of training equipment to date and now they can splash out the cash after collecting payment from the #SaveOurGame fund.

England might not score enough goals to make up the €100k cash fund that will go to help grassroots football in Ireland, but the benefits of Euro 2020 are already being felt among our cash-strapped clubs.

If your +18 football team wants to get a slice of our #SaveOurGame fund, get in touch via saveourgame@paddypower.com explaining what you need cash for and why.

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