Supporters' Club Focus: Irish Toffees

Everton Under-21s are currently in Dublin as part of their pre-season schedule.

In between games against Bohemians and Glenavon, head coach David Unsworth, Joe Royle and a number of the young players will be visiting a local supporters’ club on Thursday evening. Click here for information and how to attend the free event.

Ahead of the visit, evertonfc.com spoke to Geraldine Moore to find out a little bit more about the Irish Toffees and their ever-growing band of Blues...

Name of Supporters' Club: The Irish Toffees.

Founded: Officially formed in 1992 as 'Everton Supporters' Club Regional Areas - Ireland' and later became the Irish Toffees in 1997.

How were you founded?: By a group of diehard Evertonians meeting to watch games in Kildare who then wanted to bring Everton supporters in the whole of Ireland together as one big Blue family.

How many members?: 300+.

Tell us more about how you watch the Blues: Dublin Area meet in Murray's bar on O'Connell St but other counties arrange to meet more locally. Personal favourite memories of mine are of European nights a few seasons ago where you would have been hard-pushed to get standing room - the place would be hopping!

Have any of you made the trip to Goodison Park?: Personally I made it to five games last season and we get a lot of our members that travel over. We also arrange a couple of boat trips each season - most famous of those is our Junior Blues trip.

Tell us something interesting about the Irish Toffees: We have recently organised and held Everton events including Legends nights with Joe Royle and Neville Southall last year and earlier this year we had an evening with Bob Latchford and Graeme Sharp.

How can local fans get in touch: 
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Email
Facebook 
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