06 Dec All Steam Ahead for the Summer Cup 2020
The Summer Cup remains a staple of the DB Sports calendar, and already plans are well underway for the 2020 iteration. Since the inception of the company eight years ago, the Summer Cup has grown with the company, running each summer from Terenure’s V.E.C. Sports Grounds in Dublin.
In 2020 the Summer Cup will return for it’s 9th year. Back in Terenure, the Summer Cup will welcome the likes of Chester City FC, Oldham Athletic, Linfield FC, Glentoran FC, St. Kevin’s Boy’s FC, Shamrock Rovers and many more to be announced. Taking place over two weeks in July (25-26) and August (1-2) 2020 the Summer Cup eight underage groups (U8 – U15) over 120 teams from all 32 counties in Ireland will take part.
Improving in all aspects of our work at DB Sports Tours is vital to our core beliefs, and this can be seen through our development of the Summer Cup. Originally offering a two tier competition after the group stages (Cup and Shield) in order to increase the variety of quality and games available to play for all competing teams, this year we have increased it to a four tier system post group stages (Cup, Shield, Plate and bowl).
With over 120 teams competing in the Summer Cup this refinement to the competition was necessary to stay in line with our key ethos of inclusivity. All teams will be not only guaranteed a minimum of four matches, but also guaranteed the opportunity to compete for silverware, thanks to our new four-tiered post-group stage system.
The Summer Cup is clearly growing – and for the better – yet its roots remain illustrious. Only last year the likes of Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne F.C. lifted the Cup in several age groups, while St. Kevin’s Boy’s FC also shone in the Shield section of the competition.
The V.E.C. Sports Grounds in Terenure, Dublin consists of 29 pitches, resulting in a streamlined youth tournament like no other. Attention to detail is key for creating and overseeing the perfect youth football competition, and that is where our years of honed expertise comes to the fore: we ensure all footballs will be weighted; we set games for small sided games to be two 12 minute halves, while 11 a-side matches will consist of two 15 minute halves.
While the Summer Cup is a four-day tournament, each competing age group will play all their games on one day, further emphasising the streamlining of this youth football tournament. Although the Summer Cup is a boy’s football tournament, girls may of course take part upon request.
Accommodation meanwhile can be arranged should it be required. With regard to transport parking in the V.E.C. Sports Grounds will be provided for. Finally, a tour coordinator will be on site at all times to oversee the smooth running of the tournament.
Should you be interested in registering your team with the Summer Cup then you will need to contact our office, which is just a click away. Finally, why not check out the rest of our regularly updated blog here.