Inter7s was established in 2007...but before that in 2004...it started as one architect team Déantús Projects playing among their staff and organised by Emmet Switzer current Inter7s founder, then some more architect teams joined, then it became a league. At the end of each season the extra money left over was given to charity and that’s how it all began.
In 2008 more teams had joined so Give ‘n’ Go was formed to run the new leagues. It has grown now to 84 teams and counting, raising and donating hundreds of thousands of euro in that time. It’s over €700,000 now. While still maintaining the original ethos of fun and social football from all sectors of Irish society.
(pic Emmet Switzer presenting Concern with a cheque for €82,000 with former Ireland manager and legend Giovanni Trapattoni)
It’s not just 7 a side football leagues, we also have 6 a
side and 5 aside football tournaments across Ireland, sending winning teams to
Canada through the FIFCO tournament, to Brazil through the Red Bull Neymar 5s
and to China with the F5WC. Recently Champions League winning teams have gone to Croatia February 2023 and Budapest June 2023 as part of European mini football tournaments.
The Current Inter7s leagues
32 teams Irishtown Stadium, All Weather pitch Ringsend.
42 teams Clontarf All Weather Pitche
24 teams Sandymount (formerly known as the YMCA venue)
8 teams Donaghmede
8 teams Athlone
6 teams Wexford
More venues to be announced.
Socia Sports CLG
The Inter7s leagues operate under Socia Sports CLG (previously Give ‘N’ Go ltd) which is a not for profit company with its main aim in providing events for charities, and fundraisers that allow them to produce much needed funds with it's main aim of promoting Men's Mental Health, our aim is to create employment in this ethical new venture.
(video from May 2018)