A new mural has been painted behind the Patron's Stand at Richmond Park.
The perimeter wall has been allocated to groups in the community to promote positive messages for our fans and the community that the club represents.
We were delighted to work with our neighbours at EVE Tuiscint to complete the wall's latest segment which promotes a more inclusive society.
The mural encourages people to Give Stigma The Boot and the concept is the brainchild of a group of young adults who attend EVE Tuiscint.
Painting was carried out over two days and the group were directed by graffiti artist Darren (Rask) Finnegan from the Write Type.
HSE EVE Tuiscint operates a HUB Model with a person-centred approach for adults with a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
They promote community integration and assist participants to lead more independent lives.
Martin Carter, Instructor/Supervisor at Tuiscint stated "when we were asked if we would like to collaborate with St Patrick's Athletic to complete a graffiti mural at Richmond Park we were delighted.
David said we could pitch the theme and design and we worked with graffiti artist Darren Finnegan who we had worked with previously to complete a mural outside our building on Emmet Road.
After a few meetings with all the students here in Tuiscint we came up with the idea Give Stigma The Boot and worked on the design.
Darren and David really liked our concept and we created something people will be able to enjoy at Richmond Park for a long time to come.
This was not the first time we have collaborated with St Patrick's Athletic and we hope to work together again soon"
Speaking about the completion of the piece, club Community Officer David Morrissey remarked "I am delighted that we were able to work with our friends at Tuiscint to complete this wonderful piece.
The message that it promotes is of the utmost importance to the club, our fans and society as a whole. We strive to make St Patrick's Athletic a club that everybody in Inchicore and the surrounding areas is proud to be a part of.
Our community work this year has been very successful and developing strong relationships with local groups like HSE EVE Tuiscint goes a long way to ensuring that our club is a welcoming place for everyone.
The mural adds much needed colour to that area of the ground, and I am sure our supporters will agree that it is a welcome addition to Richmond Park."