Irish Homeless Street Leagues

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Irish Homeless Street Leagues

Founded in 2004, IHSL is a volunteer driven non profit organisation that uses the power of sport to transform the lives of people who have found themselves affected by social exclusion


By Supporting us you will...


Resilient individuals and stronger communities


People and promote equality and diversity


And motivate people affected by social issues


Your staff in a positive and socially beneficial endeavour

Sponsor Benefits

As a Sponsor of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues and World Cup Team you can receive

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what we do

OUR primary target groups

The Homeless

Drug and alcohol dependant individuals in rehabilitation


Long-termed unemployed

Refugee and asylum seekers

All Ireland Finals

This annual tournament brings together teams from our nationwide leagues. 240 players participate in this very special one day event. Team & player awards are presented (by special guests) validating the hard work and commitment of the participants throughout the year. We also use this occasion to select a panel of players from which the team to represent Ireland in the Homeless World Cup is chosen.

Homeless World Cup

HWC is a World Class Tournament with over 50 countries participating. Players representing Ireland are selected not just for their footballing ability. Their commitment to our training programmes, positive attitude, teamwork, discipline, health and wellbeing play a role in their selection. These are the attributes that empowers them to move on in life. Representing their country is validation of that and is life changing.


We have had many success stories from people reconnecting with their families, going back to work, furthering their education and graduating from college. Giving back to their communities by becoming mentors to a new generation and sharing their life journey with others.

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Statistics from participants who compete in the annual Homeless World Cup state

The Homeless World Cup positively impacted their lives 94%
They improved social relations with family and friends 83%
Significant changes to their lives through involvement in football 77%
They continue to play the sport 71%

More About Us

At the IHSL we believe ‘A Ball Can Change A Life’. Through our nationwide leagues we create positive change by motivating, inspiring and developing people who have experienced homelessness, alcohol and substance abuse, or are ex-offenders, long term unemployed and refugees. This results in increased positive outcomes which challenge the stigma and perceptions often related to people with these social issues.
We are delivering social change in Ireland.

“It’s about changing lives, creating opportunities and participating in life so nobody has to stand on the sidelines watching life pass them by”

Sean Kavanagh
Founder and Chairman of Irish Homeless Street Leagues

As a child I always wanted to play football but I’d no one to take me to matches

We Use Sport as a catalyst to change lives

We Empower people with difficult lives to fulfil their true potential

We build good qualities and self-belief

Participation in team sport is the catalyst that helps achieve goals

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A Ball Can Change A life