26 Nov Champions Cup Lineups Set For December 28
THE best schoolboy clubs in the country will prepare for the new season in the coming weeks and the elite will keep one eye on Saturday December 28th – DB Sports Tours Champions Cup day.
After the success of last season’s newly-expanded tournament at Oriel Park, we are delighted to unveil this year’s line-ups.
All five southern champions from Dublin were victorious against their Northern counterparts in January and with the most recent SFAI finals dominated by capital success again it promises to be an exciting day of action.
Malahide United will represent Ireland at the Danone Nations Cup after following up their SFAI final win over Cork’s Corinthian Boys with a recent qualification blitz success.
The North Dubliners will face Linfield in the Under-13 Champions Cup Final looking to follow in the footsteps of Crumlin United – who beat Glentoran in January.
St Francis FC followed up their Under-13 Champions Cup win earlier in the year (BELOW) by seeing off St Joseph’s Boys in the SFAI decider to set-up their return.
They will now face Ridgeway Rovers in the Under-14 showpiece at Oriel Park looking to retain their crown.
The SFAI Under-14 Cup winners for 2013 St Kevin’s Boys are a very special team, having claimed the national title three times in a row.
Cliftonville will look to stop them adding All-Ireland glory to that impressive trophy cabinet in the Under-15 game.
Cherry Orchard won the Under-14 Champions Cup last time, but following their national success over Lucan United at a different age group, this time they will be represented at Under-16 level.
Dungannon Youths are their opposition come December when the successful south Dublin club look to earn another title.
In the final Champions Cup clash, the Under-17 decider, SFAI Under-16 champions Belvedere will face Cliftonville.
Malahide United V Linfield
St Francis FC V Ridgeway Rovers
St Kevin’s Boys V Cliftonville
Cherry Orchard V Dungannon Youths
Belvedere V Cliftonville