NOW OPEN: SPAR FAI Primary School 5s 2017 Applications

The 2017 application process is now open for the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s programme. Register at

The programme involved almost 24,000 students last year with over 1,200 schools participating. The competition has been running since the mid 1990s and the programme promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.

Please see a short clip of the National Finals Day in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin:

FAI Schools are delighted to announce that the National Finals will be hosted in the spectacular surrounds of the Aviva Stadium again this year. It could be your School in the National Finals on May 31, so sign up now for your chance to go all the way and create a day to remember for your School and its students.

This magnificent competition is for kids in 4th, 5th and 6th class and it all begins at your local county level. The events are a fantastic opportunity for girls and boys to participate in a fun filled one day blitz. There are six sections (3 for boys and 3 for girls) to cater for all school sizes so whether your school falls into the small, medium or large category there is a competition to cater for you.

Please familiarise yourself with the competition structure and rules outlined in the attached PDF.


Please register your school now at

Schools should forward a cheque for €50 made payable to FAI SCHOOLS to your relevant Provincial Organiser:

  • Munster: Mr. Gerard Duggan, St. Mary’s BNS, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford
  • Ulster: Mr. Martin Robins, 51 Ard Colgan, Carndonagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
  • Connacht: Mr. Noel Dervan, Lisaniskey NS, Ballydooley PO, Donamon, Co. Roscommon
  • Leinster: Mr. Tom Bolger, St. Bernadette’s SNS, Quarryvale, Dublin 22

Schools will not be allowed to participate until the online application form and entry fee has been received.

If you wish to make an amendment to your entry, please do not submit a second application. Amendments can be made by emailing

Each participating school will receive one complimentary football for entering the competition. You will receive this on the day of your local competition.



Please see attached the 2017 Schedule which contains the dates for each of the County events. PLEASE NOTE if you have any specific queries on your County qualifiers, please contact your local co-ordinator for further information.  Their name, mobile number and email address is included in the attached schedule.


Please note that this year we have one single closing date for all counties, the closing date is strictly Friday, February 17 at 5pm and no late applications will be accepted.

For further information on the programme please email

Click to see BROCHURE 2017  and SCHEDULE 2017 

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