Ireland and Costa Rica will face off at PPL Park in Philadelphia in just two weeks. How would you like your child to be one of Team Ireland player’s mascots and lead the players onto the pitch before their match against Costa Rica?

Here’s your chance! IrishCentral and the Consulate General of Ireland are holding a contest for kids ages 6 through 9 currently residing in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. Winners will be a Team Ireland player’s mascot on June 6th, and will receive a Team Ireland kit and one ticket for a chaperone.

To enter please submit three sentences or less on why Ireland is your favourite team. Scan or photograph your child's handwritten submission and email it to us at by midnight on Wednesday, May 28th. Please include your child's name, age, and hometown. Winners will be notified Friday, May 30th

To find out more information follow us on Twitter: @IrishCentral, @IrelandinNY.

Go n-éirí leat!

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