Mangalore, Aug 20: On account of Golden Jubilee of Neermarga Parish, the ICYM Neermarga organised Inter-Parish Football and Lagori Tournament Sunday August 20 at Neermarga Church Ground.
The Tournament began with a short prayer service led by the Parish Priest Fr. Anil D’Mello, Director, ICYM Neermarga unit. Football tournament was inaugurated by Fr.Anil D’Mello while Sr. Neetha Alva, Superior of Holy Cross Convent, Neermarga inaugurated the Lagori Tournament.
Mr. Prakash Pereira, Vice-President of Parish Pastoral Parishad in his address encouraged the participants to play the game without any chaos.
Nithesh Rebello compered the inaugural program. Elroy Saldanha, President of ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Br. Stany, Sujith Sequeira and Sunil Pereira, Animators of ICYM Neermarga unit were among the present for the inaugural function.
As many as 45 teams participated in the Football and Lagori Tournament enthusiastically and with much zeal. Over 1500 crowd visited the venue on the tournament day. Council members of ICYM Mangalore Diocese and City Deanery also visited the Tournament.
At the valedictory ceremony, Fr. Anil D’Mello, Parish Priest of Neermarga , Fr. Ronald D’Souza, Director of ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Mr. Prakash Pereira, Vice-President of Parish Pastoral Parishad, Elroy Saldanha, President of ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Joel Concesso, Secretary of ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Raison Ferrao, President of ICYM City Deanery were also present. Fr. Ronald D’Souza congragulated ICYM unit of Neermarga for successfully organizing the football and Lagori Tournament . Also he congratulated all the participants and the ever enthusiastic ICYM members who put in all their efforts in making this event a great success.
Football trophy was won by Milagres unit by beating the Valencia unit in the finals and the Lagori trophy was won by Vamanjoor unit by beating the Derebail unit in the finals.
Menal Pereira compered the Valedictory program. Jyothi Lasrado thanked the sponsors and all those who had helped to make up the Football and Lagori Tournament a great success.