The National Diabetes Cup 2014

The National Diabetes Cup 2014 took place on Saturday the 6th of September with thanks to our sponsors Medtronic and Bayer.

Children living with type 1 diabetes came from 22 counties across Ireland to the Astroturf Park, Coolock. As the excited kids made their way to the pitch for kick off they were delighted to be greeted by Medtronic’s 6ft mascot, Lenny the Lion. 

The kids played a total of 5 games each throughout the day. In between games they chatted with their new friends about everything from soccer to how they treat their hypos.  Proud parents watched from the sidelines and also took the opportunity to mingle with other parents. It was a fantastic opportunity for type 1 families to come together and meet other families who live with type 1 diabetes.

Families were also treated to a BBQ, DJ and a fun-zone for the kids who were not playing. In the afternoon all participants were given a trophy and went home with some very tired legs.

Diabetes Ireland were delighted to host everyone who attended. All the kids who participated proved that they can do anything they want and they won’t be letting diabetes stand in their way. We are looking forward to seeing you all in 2015.

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