This June, Ireland and Portugal will face off at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. How would you like to be one of the Team Ireland player’s mascots and lead the players onto the pitch before their match against Portugal? 

Here’s your chance! IrishCentral and the Consulate General of Ireland are holding a contest for kids, ages 6 through 9, currently residing in the tri-state area. Winners will be a Team Ireland player’s mascot on June 10, 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 handwritten submission and email it to us at by midnight on Monday, May 26.

Please include your name, age, and hometown. Winners will be notified Friday, May 30.

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

Go n-éirí leat!