Make a Match

In today's lesson, Múinteoir Ray taught us how a country can apply to host a major event, the way Ireland is applying to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027.  How exciting! 

To host a sports event, we need to make sure we have enough stadiums in which the matches can be played.  See if you can match the pictures with the names of Irish stadiums below, by drawing a line between them.


Sketch Your Stadium

  • What would your dream stadium look like?
  • What's the name of it?
  • What sport or sports would be played there?
  • How many fans could fit into the stadium?
  • What colours would the seats be?
  • Would you have shops in the stadium to buy food or sports gear?
  • Would there be signs with ads on them around the stadium?

Tell us all about it and why not send it into us? We’d love to see your design!

Sports Search

See if you can find the names of the sports hidden in the word puzzle.  We've included the names upside down at the bottom of the puzzle, in case you’re stuck!

Hint:  The words can go from top to bottom or bottom to top (backwards).  Check your answers with the solution at the bottom of the sheet when you’re done!

Marvellous Mascots!

One way to get fans singing songs and cheering loudly during a match is to have a team mascot.  We have many fantastic mascots for different sports teams in Ireland, like Barry the Bodhrán and Leo the Lion.

If you could create a mascot for your favourite team, what would it look like?  What would you name him/her?  Would it be an animal?  Is there an animal that would be good to represent Ireland as a mascot?  Have a think and start creating.  You could even make a costume and dress up as your mascot!  There are so many options!

Send us pictures or videos of what you have done.  Ask your parents to help you send them to

Sports Search Solution