Details confirmed for SFAI Skechers National Cup Finals

The details have now been confirmed for the SFAI Skechers National Cup Finals, which will take place in Dublin and Cork on the weekend of May 11th and 12th.

On Saturday May 11th, the U12, U14 and U15 ties will take place in the Oscar Traynor Centre in Dublin.

Shamrock Rovers and St Kevin’s Boys will contest what promises to be an U12 final full of quality football at 11am.

Belvedere FC and Cherry Orchard will take to the main pitch in the OTC at 1.15pm to play for the U14 national title.

The third game of the day will see Stella Maris and Hanover Harps do battle for the U15 SFAI Skechers National Cup, with that game kicking off at 3.30pm.

On Sunday May 12th, the finals move to Cork, where the U13 and U16 showpiece games will take place at Turners Cross.

In the U13 final, Douglas Hall will be hoping to go one step further than last year and win the competition when they face the winners of Tramore and Leixlip United at 1pm

The U16 final also promises to be an exciting affair, when Midleton FC and Salthill Devon play for the national crown, with that game kicking off at 4pm.

Fixtures:

Saturday May 11th 2019 Oscar Traynor Centre (Paddock)

U12 Shamrock Rovers v St Kevin’s Boys (11am)

Saturday May 11th 2019 Oscar Traynor Centre (Main Pitch)

U14 Belvedere FC v Cherry Orchard (1.15pm)

Saturday May 11th 2019 Oscar Traynor Centre (Main Pitch)

U15 Stella Maris v Hanover Harps (3.30pm)

Sunday May 12th 2019 Turners Cross

U13 Douglas Hall v Tramore or Leixlip United (1pm)

Sunday May 12th 2019 Turners Cross

U16 Midleton FC v Salthill Devon (4pm)

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CONFIRMED: Details for U13/U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate Finals

With the finalists now confirmed for the U13 and U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate Final, the fixture details have now also been confirmed.

The venue of Gainstown in Mullingar, which hosted the finals on their superb all-weather facility last year, will once again play host to the games.

Saturday 23rd February 2019 will see both SFAI Subway Plate National Finals take place, with Midlands SL and South Tipperary playing in the U13 final, while North Tipperary and Carlow will play for the U15 title.

On Sunday 24th February 2019 both SFAI Subway Championship Finals will be played, with Mayo and Cavan/Monaghan playing in the U13 Final and the DDSL taking on Waterford.

Saturday 23rd February 2019

U15 SFAI Subway Plate National Final

North Tipperary v Carlow – 12.30pm

U13 SFAI Subway Plate National Final

Midlands SL v South Tipperary – 3pm

Sunday 24th February 2019

U13 SFAI Subway Championship National Final

Mayo v Cavan/Monaghan – 12.30pm

U15 SFAI Subway Championship National Final

DDSL v Waterford – 3pm

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RESULTS: U13/U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate National Semi-Finals

The finalists for the U13 and U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate finals have now been confirmed after a thrilling weekend in the competition.

On Saturday, Mayo overcame Carlow JDL 2-0 in the U13 SFAI Subway Championship semi-final, while Cavan/Monaghan edged their semi-final against Limerick Desmond.

In the U13 SFAI Subway Plate semis, South Tipperary were taken to penalties by the RDYSL, before winning to seal their place in the final, while the Midlands SL came out on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline against Sligo/Leitrim.

In the U15 SFAI Subway Championship, the DDSL beat Sligo/Leitrim 1-0 on Saturday, while Waterford scored three to overcome Galway in the RSC – that game ending 3-2.

Finally, the U15 SFAI Subway Plate final will feature North Tipperary and Carlow after they beat Mayo and Cavan/Monaghan respectively.

The finals will take place in Mullingar over the weekend of February 23rd/24th, with further details to TBC.

U13/U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate National Finals:

U13 SFAI Subway Championship National Final

Mayo v Cavan/Monaghan

U13 SFAI Subway Plate National Final

Midlands SL v South Tipperary

U15 SFAI Subway Championship National Final

DDSL v Waterford

U15 SFAI Subway Plate National Final

North Tipperary v Carlow

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SFAI Skechers Connacht Regional Cup Finals set to take place this weekend

It’s set to be a thrilling weekend in Connacht with four SFAI Skechers Regional Cup Finals taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

The showpiece games will be played in the County Grounds in Lecarrow, with the U13 and U14 finals scheduled for Saturday and the U12 and U15 Finals penned in for Sunday.

The U16 final between Salthill Devon and Renmore was due to be played on Thursday night (January 31st), but has been rescheduled for next Friday (8th February) night due to inclement weather.

The opening final on Saturday sees Castlebar Cetlic and Knocknacarra battle it out for the U13 Daryl Horgan Cup.

Celtic come into the final off the back of a win last weekend against North End United in the last 32 of the national competition, while Knocknacarra were beaten in extra-time by Donacraney Celtic.

Next up on Saturday will be the U14 Greg Cunningham Cup Final between Merville United and Westport United.

Merville were in action last weekend in the national rounds of the SFAI Skechers National Cup, beating Villa 3-1 away from home, while Westport take on Ennis Town on February 10th in the round of 32.

Sunday will see Ballina Town and Mervue United do battle for the U12 David Forde Cup, while the second tie on Sunday is between Merville United and Mervue United for the U15 title.

Ballina Town had an excellent win over Abbeyfeale United last weekend in national competition, and Mervue United were also on the winning side when they met Mallow Town.

Finally, Merville United’s U15 side lost out to Kellsblackwater in their last 32 tie last weekend, while Mervue United were also beaten in their round of 32 clash against Corinthian Boys.

This weekend’s SFAI Skechers Connacht Regional Final fixtures are as follows:

Saturday – SFAI Skechers Connacht Regional Final

U13 Castlebar Celtic v Knocknacarra FC (11.30am)

U14 Merville United v Westport United

Sunday – SFAI Skechers Connacht Regional Final

U12 Ballina Town v Mervue United

U15 Merville United v Mervue United

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Results and Fixtures: SFAI Skechers National Cup 2018/19

It was an incredible weekend in the SFAI Skechers National Cup, with a huge number of Round of 32 ties taking place right across the country.

As always, there were plenty of upsets, some great goals, and plenty of enjoyment.

Added to that, the hospitality shown to many visiting teams was superb, and we would like to thank all for helping to create a memorable weekend for so many.

Below are the results from the weekend and the Round of 16 fixtures, scheduled to be played on or before the weekend of February 16th/17th.

U12 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 32 Results

Carrigaline United  1-0 Carndonagh FC

Dungarvan United  1-2 Belvedere FC

Mullingar Athletic  0-4 Balbriggan FC

Aisling Annacotty  5-0 Ardee Celtic

Tallaght Town  1-0 Pike Rovers

Cloughjordan FC  1-4 Willow Park FC

Shamrock Rovers FC 1-0 Templeogue United

Ballina Town  5-0 Abbeyfeale United,

Mallow Town FC  0-3 Mervue United

Southend United 1-0 Stoneyford F

Mallow United 3-0 Portlaoise AFC

Bohemians FC 0-3 Castleview

Evergreen FC 0-1 Kilmurry Youths

Shannon Hibernians 2-1 Ballymoe FC

Bellurgan United 0-5 St Kevins Boys

Lourdes Celtic 3-1 Torro United

U12 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

Kilmurry Youths v Aisling Annacotty

Ballina Town v Lourdes Celtic

Willow Park v Belvedere

Southend Utd v Tallaght Town

Balbriggan FC v Mervue Utd

Shamrock Rovers v Castleview

Carrigaline Utd v St Kevin’s Boys

Shannon Hibs v Mallow Utd

U13 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 32 Results

Carndonagh FC 1-3 St Brendan’s Park

Carrick United 3-6 Carrigaline Utd

Douglas Hall 4-2 Colga FC

Midleton FC 2-1 St Kevins Boys

Westport United 5-2 Bridge United

Aisling Annacotty 3-0 Clane United

Leixlip United 5-1 Evergreen FC

Lusk United 1-2 Southend United

Tramore AFC 1-0 Mullingar Athletic

Donacarney Celtic 3-0 Knocknacarra FC

Shelbourne Youth 2-5 Fairview Rangers

Tullamore Town 0-1 Shamrock Rovers

Crumlin United 2-0 Edenderry Town

Avenue United 1-3 Clonee United

Lyre Rovers  3-0 Glenmuir United

Northend United 1-3 Castlebar Celtic

U13 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

Southend Utd v St Brendan’s Park

Midleton v Castlebar Celtic

Douglas Hall v Fairview Rangers

Lyre Rovers v Carrigaline Utd

Tramore AFC v Donacarney Celtic

Crumlin Utd v Aisling Annacotty

Westport Utd v Clonee Utd

Shamrock Rovers v Leixlip Utd

U14 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 32 Results

Shannon Town Utd 2-1 Cahir Park AFC

St Kevins Boys v Southend United (02/02/2019)

Westport United v Ennis Town FC (10/02/2019)

Maree/Oranmore 5-1 East End United

Kildimo United  0-1 East Meath United

Kiltimagh United 3-2 Corinthian Boys

Duleek Schoolboys 3-2 Kingscourt Harps

Kilcullen AFC  3-2 Mullingar Athletic

Belvedere 5-0 Esker Celtic

Ringmahon Rangers 2-1 Carrigaline United

Shamrock Rovers v Cavan Shamrocks (02/02/2019)

Killarney Celtic 0-5 Cherry Orchard

Tullamore Town 2-1 Gorey Rangers

Douglas Hall 1-0 Emo Celtic

Villa FC 1-3 Merville United

Ardee Celtic (5)2-2(4) Aisling Annacotty

U14 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

Douglas Hall v Maree/Oranmore FC

Shamrock Rvrs or Cavan Shamrocks v Duleek

Cherry Orchard v Kiltimagh Utd

Ardee Celtic East Meath Utd

St Kevins Boys or Southend Utd v Shannon Town Utd

Merville Utd v Belvedere FC

Kilcullen v Westport Utd or Ennis Town

Ringmahon Rgrs v Tullamore Town

U15 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 32 Results

Twomileborris St Kevin 0-1 Regional United

Corinthian Boys 1-0 Mervue United

Stella Maris FC 2-1 Ferrybank AFC

Killarney Celtic 1-3 Wexford Albion

Galbally United 1-2 Ardee Celtic

St Brendans Park 2-0 Renmore AFC

Colga FC 2-0 Corduff FC

Aisling Annacotty 3-1 Naas AFC A

Shamrock Rovers (Wex) 3-0 Kilcock Celtic

Mallow United  1-2 Hanover Harps

Keadue Rovers 0-3 St Josephs/St Kevins

Merville United 2-5 Kellsblackwater FC

Cherry Orchard 4-2 Kilcullen AFC

Malahide United 0-2 Naas AFC B

Ringmahon Rangers 1-0 Clonee United

Douglas Hall 5-0 Trim Celtic

U15 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

Kellsblackwater v Cherry Orchard

Hanover Harps v Corinthian Boys

Ringmahon Rgrs v Aisling Annacotty

Shamrock Rovers (Wex) v Ardee Celtic

St Brendan’s Park v Naas AFC B

Wexford Albion v Douglas Hall

Regional Utd v St Kevin’s Boys

Colga FC v Stella Maris FC

U16 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 32 Results

Shelbourne Yth 1-2 Mullingar Ath M1

Nenagh AFC 2-5 Leixlip United

Suncroft AFC 5-1 Bellurgan United

Avenue United 1-2 Mullingar Ath M2

Salthill Devon 1-0 St Josephs FC

Villa FC 3-0 Cambridge FC

Killegland 1-3 Rockmount AFC

Trim Celtic v Bohemian FC

Tramore 2-3 Letterkenny Rovers

Springfield Ramblers 5-3 Manor Rgrs

Aisling Annacotty 5-0 Rathcoole Boys

Mervue United 3-2 Phoenix FC

Renmore AFC A 1-2 Douglas Hall

Crumlin United 5-0 Twomileborris St Kevin

Cullen/Lattin AFC 2-1 Fairview Rangers

Midleton FC 5-1 Northend United

U16 SFAI Skechers National Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

Letterkenny Rovers v Mullingar Athletic M2

Mervue Utd v Suncroft AFC

Springfield Ramblers v Crumlin Utd

Trim Celtic or Bohemian FC v Mullingar Athletic M1

Villa FC v Cullen/Lattin AFC

Midleton v Leixlip Utd

Salthill Devon v Rockmount AFC

Douglas Hall v Aisling Annacotty

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SFAI U13/U15 Subway Results and National Semi-Final Fixtures

It has been a thrilling weekend in the U13/U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate, with a total of 10 finals taking place across the country.

Congratulations to all those leagues that have booked their place in the national semi-finals.

Some teams feature for the first time, while others will be well aware of what it takes to progress to the finals, scheduled for Mullingar on the weekend of 23rd/24th February

Results 19th/20th January 2019

U13 Connacht Subway Championship Final

Galway 1-2 Mayo

U13 Connacht Subway Plate Final

RDYSL 2-1 ADSL

U13 Leinster Subway Championship Final

Carlow 2-1 DDSL

U13 Leinster Subway Plate Final

Midlands 3-1 NDSL

U15 Leinster Subway Championship Final

DDSL 1(5)-(4) 1 KDUL

U15 Leinster Subway Plate Final

Wexford 0-5 Carlow

U13 Munster Subway Championship Final

Limerick Desmond 2-1 Cork

U13 Munster Subway Plate Final

West Cork 0-1 South Tipperary

U15 Munster Subway Championship Final

Waterford 3-2 Cork

U15 Munster Subway Plate Final

North Tipperary 3-2 Kerry

U13/U15 National Semi-Finals Fixtures 09th/10th February 2019

U13 SFAI Subway Championship National Semi-Finals

Mayo v Carlow

Cavan-Monaghan v Limerick Desmond

U13 SFAI Subway Plate National Semi-Finals

Midlands SL v Sligo/Leitrim

South Tipperary v RDYSL

U15 SFAI Subway Championship National Semi-Finals

DDSL v Sligo/Leitrim

Waterford v Galway

U15 SFAI Subway Championship National Semi-Finals

Mayo v North Tipperary

Carlow v Cavan/Monaghan

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Dates confirmed for 2019 SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup

Following consultation with all those involved, the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland can confirm the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 will take place in University of Limerick from Tuesday June 11th to Saturday June 15th.

The move in dates comes following confirmation that the Republic of Ireland senior men’s national team will take on Gibraltar on June 10th in the Aviva Stadium.

The format of the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup will remain the same, and the move offers a unique opportunity for the finals to be played on a Saturday rather than on a weekday.

In total, 640 players will make their way to UL for the five day competition, with a total of 255 schoolboy clubs represented at the 2018 tournament.

Work on the organising of the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 is already well underway, and this year’s competition promises to be another hugely enjoyable and memorable event.

As already communicated, the draw for the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2019 will take place following the SFAI Council meeting in Ennis, Co.Clare on March 2nd.

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FIXTURES: Provincial Final details for U13/U15 SFAI Subway Championship & Plate confirmed

The dates, times and venues for next weekend’s U13 and U15 provincial SFAI Subway Championship and Plate Finals have now been confirmed.

A whole host of finals will be taking place around the country, with the winners progressing to the national semi-final stage.

The fixtures are as follows…

U13 Connacht Subway Championship Final

20/01/2019 Galway v Mayo 12pm – Terryland Park

U13 Connacht Subway Plate Final

19/01/2019 RDYSL v ADSL 2.45pm – Shiven Rovers

U13 Leinster Subway Championship Final

20/01/2019 Carlow v DDSL 2pm – Graiguecullen

U13 Leinster Subway Plate Final

20/01/2019 Midlands v NDSL 2pm – Gainstown

U15 Leinster Subway Championship Final

20/01/2019 DDSL V KDUL 11am – Abbotstown

U15 Leinster Subway Plate Final

20/01/2019 Wexford v Carlow 2pm – New Ross Celtic

U13 Munster Subway Championship Final

20/01/2019 Limerick Desmond v Cork 2pm – Carrigaline

U13 Munster Subway Plate Final

20/01/2019 West Cork v South Tipperary 2pm – Canon Crowley Park

U15 Munster Subway Championship Final

20/01/2019 Waterford v Cork 12pm – Carrigaline

U15 Munster Subway Plate Final

20/01/2019 North Tipperary v Kerry 2pm – Brickfields

There are also a host of other games in the U12 and U16 competition taking place, these fixtures can by found on SFAI.ie.

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RESULTS: SFAI Subway Championship and Plate results

It has been a thrilling weekend in the U13 and U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate competition, with several teams booking their place in both the U13 and U15 Championship and Plate finals.

The Athlone DSL will play RDYSL next weekend in the U13 Connacht Plate Final after they overcame Longford – eventually winning 2-0 AET.

Meanwhile, Sligo/Leitrim move into the National Plate semi-finals after they beat Inishowen on Saturday – winning 4-0.

In Munster, the U13 Championship final will be between Limerick Desmond and Cork after both leagues registered wins on Sunday.

The U15 final will be contested by Waterford and Cork , with both leagues securing their place earlier.

In the U13 Munster SFAI Subway Plate, West Cork and South Tipperary will do battle – West Cork beat WWEC today while South Tipp came out on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline against Kerry.

In the U15 Munster SFAI Subway Plate Final, North Tipperary play Kerry.

Finally, in Leinster, the DDSL will contest both the U13 and U15 Leinster SFAI Subway Championship Finals.

They will face Carlow in the U13 showpiece tie after beating Drogheda on Sunday morning in Abbotstown – Carlow earned their place thanks to an impressive victory over Kilkenny.

In the U15 competition, there will be a repeat of the SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup 2018 Final as the KDUL and the DDSL lock horns – the KDUL beat Kilkenny on Sunday while the DDSL edged out the NECSL.

In the U13 Leinster Plate Final, it will be the Midlands against the NDSL – both sides recorded good wins on Sunday to progress.

The U15 Plate final will see Wexford welcome Carlow – Wexford beat the Midlands on Sunday while Carlow beat the NDSL.

Check out the full list of results from today and the finals set to take place next weekend – details TBC

U13 Connacht Subway Plate Semi-Final

ADSL 2-0 Longford (AET)

FINAL: RDYSL v ADSL

U13 Connacht Subway Plate Final

Sligo/Leitrim 4-0 Inishowen

U13 Leinster Subway Championship Semi-Final

Carlow 2-1 Kilkenny

DDSL 5-0 Drogheda

FINAL: Carlow v DDSL

U13 Leinster Subway Plate Semi-Final

KDUL 1-4 Midlands SL

NDSL 3-1 NECSL

FINAL Midlands v NDSL

U15 Leinster Subway Championship Semi-Final

DDSL 3-1 NECSL

KDUL 5-2 Kilkenny

FINAL: DDSL v KDUL

U15 Leinster Subway Plate Semi-Final

Wexford 4-1 Midlands SL

Carlow 5-2 NDSL

FINAL: Wexford v Carlow

U13 Munster Subway Championship Semi-Final

Limerick Desmond 2-0 Waterford

Cork 5-1 Limerick District 2pm

FINAL: Limerick Desmond v Cork

U13 Munster Subway Plate Semi-Final

West Cork 2-0 WWEC

Kerry 2-3 South Tipperary

FINAL: West Cork v South Tipperary

FINAL U15 Munster Subway Championship

Waterford v Cork

FINAL U15 Munster Subway Plate

North Tipperary v Kerry

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U13 Ulster SFAI Subway Plate Final among many fixtures this weekend

With the knockout stages of the u13 and U15 SFAI Subway Championship and Plate competitions well underway, this weekend will see several provincial semi-finals take place.

Meanwhile in Ulster, Sligo/Leitrim welcome Inishowen to the Showgrounds for their U13 Ulster SFAI Subway Plate Final.

Both teams have already faced off this season in the group stages, and they will meet to play for the Plate, with the winners progressing to national semi-finals.

In Munster, Limerick Desmond host Waterford and Cork welcome Limerick District in the U13 Munster SFAI Subway Championship semi-finals, with Cork and Waterford already having made the U15 Final.

In the U13 Munster SFAI Subway Plate, West Cork and WWEC will play in the semi-finals as will Kerry and South Tipperary.

In Connacht there is one game, and that will see Athlone and Longford battle it out for a place in the U13 Connacht SFAI Subway Plate Final – with the RDYSL waiting for the winner.

The U13 Leinster competition will also be busy this weekend, as Carlow and the DDSL play host to Kilkenny and Drogheda respectively.

Meanwhile, in the U13 Leinster SFAI Subway Plate, KDUL take on Midlands SL and NDSL play NECSL in the Plate seim-finals.

Finally, in the U15 Leinster SFAI Subway Championship, the DDSL host NECSL and KDUL are at home to Kilkenny.

Check out the full list of fixtures below…

Fixtures 12th/13th January 2019

U13 Connacht Subway Plate

ADSL v Longford TBC

U13 Connacht Subway Plate Final

12/01/2018 Sligo/Leitrim v Inishowen 3pm – Showgrounds Astro

U13 Leinster Subway Championship

13/01/2018 Carlow v Kilkenny 1.30pm – Graiguecullen

13/01/2018 DDSL v Drogheda 11am – Abbotstown

U13 Leinster Subway Plate

13/01/2018 KDUL v Midlands SL 12pm – Naas Sports Centre

12/01/2018 NDSL v NECSL 1pm – Oscar Traynor Centre

U15 Leinster Subway Championship

13/01/2018 DDSL v NECSL 1.30pm – Abbotstown

13/01/2018 KDUL v Kilkenny 2pm – Naas Sports Centre

U15 Leinster Subway Plate

13/01/2018 Wexford v Midlands SL 2pm – New Ross Celtic

13/01/2018 Carlow v NDSL 1.30pm – Graiguecullen

U13 Munster Subway Championship

13/01/2018 Limerick Desmond v Waterford 2pm – Rathkeale

13/01/2018 Cork v Limerick District 2pm – Ballea Astro

U13 Munster Subway Plate

13/01/2018 West Cork v WWEC 2.30pm – Canon Crowley park

13/01/2018 Kerry v South Tipperary 2pm – Mounthawk Park

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