St Kevin's Boys and College Corinthians set for DB Sports Tours Champions Cup games

The DB Sports Champions Cup takes place later this month in Dundalk, and will feature the SFAI Skechers National Cup winners from 2017.

The teams from St Kevin’s Boys in Dublin and College Corinthians in Cork will face their Northern National Cup winning counterparts across a packed day full of football at Oriel Park on December 27th.

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St Kevin’s Boys’ U12 side (now U13) will face Linfield, with a kick-off time of 12:40pm, while their U13 outfit (now U14) will play Glentoran at 2pm.

Later on in the day, the St Kevin’s Boys U14 team (now U15) will take on Linfield at 3:20pm, while College Corinthians’ U15’s (now U16) will play Linfield at 4:40pm.

The sixth year of the competition will also see the introduction of DB Sports Champions Cup Girls’ Finals for the first time, with Kilmore Celtic taking on an IFA Girls Select side at 10am and Shelbourne facing an IFA Girls Select Side at 11:20am.

€5/£5 entry with all proceeds going to the Friends of St Luke’s.

Fixtures

10am: IFA Girls v Kilmore Celtic

11:20am: IFA Girls v Shelbourne

12:40: St Kevin's Boys v Linfield (05s)

2pm: St Kevin's Boys v Glentoran (04s)

3:20pm: St Kevin's Boys v Linfield (03s)

4:40pm: College Corinthians v Linfield (02s)

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Subway Championship fixtures 16th & 17th December 2017

The SFAI Subway Championship continues this weekend, with a number of games taking place across the country.

The Connacht Championship also kicks off this weekend, with a number of age groups playing games for the first time this season.

Subway Championship fixtures 16 and 17 December

As always, if you are at a game we would be delighted to feature your match reports, pictures and videos. You can get in touch with us via messenger on Facebook.

The fixtures below are all set to take place on Sunday, 17th of December except where stated otherwise....

Munster U12

Limerick District v North Tipperary 12:30pm – University of Limerick all-weather pitch

Munster U13

Limerick District v North Tipperary 11am – University of Limerick all-weather pitch

Munster U15

Cork v Clare 1pm – Carrigaline United all-weather pitch (Munster Championship semi-final)

Limerick District v West Cork 1:30pm – University of Limerick (Munster Championship semi-final)

North Tipperary v Waterford 2pm – Moneygall (Munster Plate semi-final)

Kerry v Limerick Desmond 4:30pm – Celtic Park, Killarney (Munster Plate semi-final)

Munster U16

Cork V South Tipperary 3pm – Carrigaline United all-weather pitch (Munster Championship semi-final)

Leinster U12

Midlands v DDSL 12:00pm – Mullingar Athletic all-weather pitch

Wexford v Drogheda 2pm - Bunclody

Wicklow v NDSL 2:45pm – Arklow Town FC

NECSL v Carlow 1:45pm - MDL Grounds Navan

Kilkenny v Midlands 12pm – Evergreen Park all-weather pitch

Leinster U13

Midlands v Wexford 2pm – Mullingar Athletic all-weather pitch

Carlow v DDSL 1:30pm – Parkville United, Tullow

Kilkenny v NDSL 2pm – Evergreen Park all-weather pitch

Leinster U15

Wicklow v Midlands 1pm – Arklow Town FC

Wexford v NECSL 2pm – Curracloe United

DDSL v Carlow 11am – Abbotstown

Wexford v Kilkenny 2pm – All Blacks Ground, Ballycogley

Connacht U12

Athlone DSL v Roscommon DYSL 2pm – Athlone IT

Longford v Mayo 1pm - Abbeycarton

Connacht U13

Roscommon DYSL v Athlone DSL 12pm – Leacarrow (Saturday 16 December)

Mayo v Longford 12pm – 21 Solar Park Astro Pitch

Connacht U15

Mayo v Longford 2pm – 21 Solar Park Astro Pitch

Connacht U16

Galway v Mayo 2pm – Mervue United all-weather pitch

Double delight for Maree/Oranmore FC in SFAI Skechers National Cup

There was double delight for Maree/Oranmore FC at the weekend as both their U12 and U14 sides booked their places in the last 32 of the SFAI Skechers National Cup.

Both teams had to battle their way through extra-time to reach the next round, but in the end, they found a way, and will now look forward to games in January.

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The U12’s faced a very good Castlebar Celtic side, and the goals in normal time came courtesy of Eanna Costello and Daniel Keddy.

It was then left to Colm Whelan to convert in additional time to send his team through to a last 32 clash with Illistrin United.

Meanwhile, the Maree/Oranmore FC U14 side overcame Ballymote Celtic, winning 3-1 after extra-time.

Myles Loughran registered a goal, while Gavin Smith netted a brace, and the win sees them set up a clash with Kilcullen in the next round.

Both team have also earned a place in their regional semi-finals, with dates for those fixtures to be confirmed.

Subway Championship U15 & U16 National Finals dates and fixtures confirmed

The semi-final pairings and dates for the U15 and U16 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate National competitions have now been confirmed.

The draw took place at the recent SFAI Executive Committee meeting, while dates were also set.

Subway Championship fixtures U15 16 finals dates

The regional semi-finals and finals will take place over the coming weeks, with some Munster semi-finals confimed for this coming weekend.

The fixtures and dates are as follows:

U15 SFAI Subway Championship National semi-finals

Sligo/Leitrim v Galway or Mayo      10/11 February 2017

Leinster regional winners v Munster regional winners   10/11 February 2017

Finals will be played over the weekend of 23/24 February 2017 in Cahir Park, Tipperary.

U15 SFAI Subway Plate National semi-finals 

Cavan/Monaghan v Galway or Mayo          10/11 February 2017

Leinster regional winners v Munster regional winners   10/11 February 2017

Finals will be played over the weekend of 23/24 February 2017 in Cahir Park, Tipperary.

U16 SFAI Subway Championship National semi-finals

Leinster regional winners v Inishowen      10/11 February 2017

Galway or Mayo v Munster regional winners        10/11 February 2017

Finals will be played over the weekend of 23/24 February 2017 in Cahir Park, Tipperary.

U16 SFAI Subway Plate National semi-finals 

Kilkenny or Wexford v Cavan/Monaghan 10/11 February 2017

Galway or Mayo v Munster regional winner          10/11 February 2017

Finals will be played over the weekend of 23/24 February 2017 in Cahir Park, Tipperary.

Aisling Annacotty win battle of the Champions to reach SFAI Skechers National Cup last 32

Aisling Annacotty’s U14 side emerged victorious from a clash of the Champions on Saturday to book their place in the last 32 of the SFAI Skechers National Cup.

The Limerick league winners travelled to Moneypoint AFC to face the Clare league Champions, and they eventually clinched a place in the last 32 thanks to a 5-2 win after extra-time.

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Leon Kirrane had a huge influence on the tie, playing a role in four of the goals, while it was Alex Carragher and Ciaran Coulter who bagged both Aisling Annacotty’s goals in normal time.

Goalkeeper, Eugene Hurley also played a crucial part in the win, pulling off several saves at key times.

With the game in extra-time, Conal O’Duinn hit the back of the net, and Darragh Murray added a further two goals to ensure Aisling Anncotty’s route through to the final 32.

They will now welcome Ferrybank AFC in the next round, while in the regional competition they will face Listowel Celtic in a play-off.

The winner of that game will then set up a regional semi-final tie with Killorglin.

You can check out the full U14 SFAI Skechers National Cup last 32 draw HERE

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