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Important weekend for football

Footballers are in action today in the preliminary round of the Island’s most important knock-out tournament.

At 1.15 this afternoon, a total of nine games are due to kick off, at the start of the 2009 Manx FA Cup.

It’s part of a weekend of football action, with the Parkinson’s Railway Cup final due to be held tomorrow afternoon.

Tony Mepham of the Manx FA says the New Year is always a good time for the sport in the Isle of Man (play attached audio file):

(Picture: The Manx FA Cup).

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