National Cup Un12 Spring/Rams 0-3 St. Kevins Boys 6th March 2022

What a great occasion at the Stephen Ireland Astro Turf, Old Church today where St Kevin’s Boys FC went home with a 3-0 victory over Springfield Ramblers .
It was amazing to have St. Kevin’s Boys with their standing in Irish Schoolboys soccer coming to Cobh. Also amazing was the battle that the young Springfield/Rambers team presented over the course of the match. Yes defeat is hard to take for any young player but this is just the beginning of your journey over the coming years. Make it pain, but channel that pain into determination to improve, learn and do better and turn these defeats into victory when the opportunity arises again….

Well done Paul and the management team for the great work with the team.

All the players can be proud of their display and sportsmanship during and after the match in front of a very appreciative crowd to the talent on show…
We go again 💪


Under 12 Inter league

MSL Blue 1 Carlow S/L 2


DBSIFA Open Day Monday 26th July 2021.

DBS have also added more time slots due to the demand for registrations. Please note DBSIFA are currently looking to facilitate students who have just completed their leaving certificate in 2021 or in 2020. Students going into 6th year this coming September and Students going into 3rd year (September 2021) or Transition Year (September 2021).
Please see the following link & even to book your time slot
You can also contact DBSportsTours on social media if you have any other questions regarding their full time football academy.

Update to Grassroots Protocol…/news/update-to-grassroots-protocol


U-15 SKECHERS National Cup Final

Cherry Orchard FC v St Kevin’s Boys FC
Good Luck to both sets of players – in this delayed Final
Sun, 27th June 2021
Thanks to St Mochtas FC – for hosting the match
and George plus his team at the DDSL Dublin and District Schoolboys League for their organizational work. Good luck to the referees as well.
Skechers Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

Ursula Scully is nominated for FAI Vice President role by SFAI



The Schoolboy Football Association of Ireland has nominated FAI Board member Ursula Scully for the position of FAI Vice-President.


Nenagh based Scully – secretary of the North Tipperary Schoolchildren’s League (NTSFL) – was ratified as a director at the reconvened FAI AGM in December 2019 and her nomination for the vice president’s role was confirmed at a Zoom hosted SFAI Executive meeting this evening.


Should she be successful with her nomination, Scully will create sporting precedent by becoming the first female vice-president in the association’s history.


After working at Kerry Group as a quality services manager, Mrs Scully established her own business in 1999 with her husband. She graduated from the University of Limerick with a qualification in entrepreneurship management.


Scully was nominated for the position by DDSL Chairman Paddy Dempsey and seconded by Martin Kiernan from Cavan-Monaghan Schoolboys and was met with unanimous support from the association.


Scully, via Zoom, said she was delighted and honoured to accept the nomination.


She said it was a huge privilege to accept the nomination and thanked the SFAI for the trust and confidence they placed in her.


The FAI is committed to gender balance principles and committed to welcoming more and more women into leadership.


Scully is blazing a trail for others to follow as she bids to create Irish soccer history.


Jimmy Hackett – RIP

We regret to inform you we have been notified by his family that our long time colleague, Jimmy Hackett, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this morning.

Jimmy was a long standing member of the SFAI Council on behalf of the Wicklow SL and went on to serve for many years on its Executive Committee representing Leinster.

During that time Jimmy also acted as the SFAI Child Welfare Officer and contributed to the successful staging of many SFAI National Cup Finals, Inter-League Finals and Kennedy Cup Tournaments.

Jimmy served on the FAI Council and various FAI Standing committees.

Originally a member of the St. Anthony’s club in Kilcoole, Wicklow, Jimmy went on to become Chairman of the club as well as giving years of service to the Wicklow SL where he held office as Hon. Secretary and Chairman amongst others.

Jimmy was always a willing and diligent worker and made many friends with his engaging sense of humour and personality, his passing is a shock and sad loss to the football family.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends on this saddest of occasions.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


THE DRAW: SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/21 Draw Complete

The draw for the SFAI Skechers National Cups took place over the weekend, and the full draws for the first three/four rounds is now available on

This season has seen a record number of entries in the competition across the five ages, and huge thanks goes to the 422 clubs that have entered almost 1,500 teams.

The competition is scheduled to kick off on the weekend of 17th/18th October, however, this is pending any COVID-19 related restrictions.




North Leinster:

South Leinster:

South East:

South West:



SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/21 Entry Now OPEN

The SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/21 online entry system has now opened, and will remain open until 30th September 2020.

Supported by Sportlomo, the online system allows clubs to enter multiple teams across the five age groups.

The SFAI Skechers National Cups featured almost 1,500 teams last season, with clubs from right across Ireland entering teams at various ages.

The competition sees teams play in their region, before entering the open draw in the National Round of 32, while the Regional element of the competition sees 40 Finals take place.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the start date for the competition will be later than in previous years – with the opening weekend being fixed for October 17th/18th 2020.

A full calendar of dates will be issued to all league secretaries in the coming weeks.

Clubs wishing to enter can do so by clicking HERE


Under 12 (2009)

Under 13 (2008)

Under 14 (2007)

Under 15 (2006)

Under 16 (2005)


Entry for the SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/21 to open soon

As the 2020/21 season kicks off for many over the coming weeks, a reminder that entry for the season’s SFAI Skechers National Cups will open shortly.

The 2019/20 season has been unlike any other due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and while restrictions have been lessened in recent weeks, we all must remain vigilant.

As usual, entry will be through the SFAI Skechers National Cup online entry system.

Al league secretaries will be notified as soon as the system is open, while posts will appear across the SFAI’s social channels.

Many thanks for your patience and we look forward to welcoming many of you into the 2020/21 competition.