This weekend Saturday and Sunday, kids, parents and coaches can see some of the greatest talent on show in Dublin. The DDSL cup finals will take place at the AUL and the NDSL will take place at the Oscra Traynor Centre.
Anyone interested in watching some Irish grassroots football of the highest calibre should get down to either venue from 10am until 3pm.
Good luck to all teams involved and lets hope that coaches and parents can refrain from marching the sideline instructing theirs players with every single move they take.
Be fair to your players
To the coaches, be fair to all your team and give every single player some game time, after all they all contributed in some way to get the team to this great occasion and possibly a once in a life time experience for some player and their families..
I know alot of time and effort goes into organising this event and although I firmly believe some ages should not be in cup competition playing 11v11s until much later in life, it’s still a great occasion for all concerned and organisers etc
Bets of luck from the coach diary
“Let the kids play”
If you have a cup final coming up, be sure to let me know, Leagues, Clubs or Players!