09 Jul Register for The Summer Cup 2018 Today!
DB Sports Tours are very excited to announce details of the return of The Summer Cup, our staple youth football tournament here in Ireland, serving both boys and girls teams.
The Summer Cup has been here from the beginning with DB Sports Tours, each year becoming bigger and better. The core values of our business have always been closely aligned with the tournament, and in that regard, this year is no different.
The Summer Cup will take place at VEC Complex, in Terenure, Co. Dublin on consecutive weekends spanning late July (28 – 29) and August (4 – 6). The Summer Cup attracts over 120 teams each year, with clubs taking part from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with any level of team encouraged to take part.
With 16 grass pitches on-site at the VEC Complex, games run smoothly without hold ups, to ensure maximum efficiency for flow of games throughout the tournament. Furthermore, the tournament serves seven age-groups for boys (U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11, U-12, U-13 & U-14), while for girls it serves two age groups (U-13 & U-14 combined and U-15 & U-16 combined).
To add further clarity to proceeding, the U-8’s and U-9’s will play 5-a-side, while U-10 and U-11 will play 7-a-side. For U-12 it will be 9-a-side, with U-13’s and above it is 11-a-side. With regard to squad sizes, we recommend that U-9 have a squad size of eight, U-10 and U-11 have a squad size of 12, U-12 have a squad size of 14 players, and finally U-13 and above have a squad size of 16 players.
Looking at specific dates for each age group competing we see here that boys U-13 will play on July 28, boys U-14 will play on July 29, boys U-9 and U-12 will play on August 4, while boys U-10 and U-11 will play on August 5.