Longford Hawks Inline Hockey Club will host the Latvian Embassy Cup tournament at its base on the Athlone Road in Longford town on Saurday (April 29).
A Latvian day of celebration will also be held and the Latvian Ambassador to Ireland will be in attendance.
The Ambassador is also expected to meet with representative of Longford Co Council during his visit.
On the day, teams from all over the country will descend at the Longford town site at 9am when proceedings kick off at the Club’s state of the art ring at Mastertech Business Park.
Aigars Brencis who hails from Latvia is the brains behind the operation which has seen the Longford club go from strength to strength since its inception five years ago.
In fact the club started out with just 12 people and now there are three senior teams and junior teams at U10, U12 and U14 levels.
Next weekend, several clubs and over 20 teams will come to Longford from the 32 counties of Ireland to participate in this prestigious event which was held in Longford for the first time last year.
“These are the seven biggest clubs in the country,” an excited Aigars told the Leader before adding that Longford juniors would compete in the U10, U12, U14 and U16 sections of the competition.
“This is a really big deal for us and the whole event gives us a chance to make a good impression and showcase the wonderful facility that we have here.”