Mini Leagues, Tournaments, Blitzes & Much more

May 15, 14 Mini Leagues, Tournaments, Blitzes & Much more

It’s that time of the year when clubs organise some much needed funds with their Mini League and blitzes. So far these are the ones I’m aware of happening in the coming weeks. I have also included the two big tournaments happening this summer. The in-house ones are a great way to raise some much needed funds for the club and are always great fun for the kids.

Newbridge Town FC U11s Tournament (2004s)

  • When: Saturday 28th August
  • Age: 2004s
  • Contact or club on 085  1400 152

In association with Ajax online Academy

St. Albions FC

We would like you to invite you all to take part in this years event as detailed below:

  • Weekend 1 – August 9th/10th – Under 8 to Under 11’s age groups inclusive plus All Girls Teams
  • Weekend 2 – August 16th/17th – Under 12 to Under 15’s age groups inclusive
  • Weekend 3 – August 23rd/24th – Under 16 to Under 18’s age groups inclusive

We are introducing an All Girls & Under 18 section this year over and above last years event. We have attached all the relevant details relating to this years event for your information. Obviously some small details may change closer to the event.

If you are interested in taking part please forward your name, email address, contact number, name and age group of your team (please give next seasons ages, eg Under 12 (2003). Provided we have your email address we will also keep you up to date with all information regarding the event as they happen.

Note: In order to try to avoid a repeat of this, we are now requesting that anyone who wants to guarantee their involvement, please forward the payment for your team as soon as possible, together with your teams details (club/age group etc).

We will be filling the event in the order of teams having paid and once we reach the required numbers in each section we will then be putting any further teams on a standby list in case of dropouts (any team on standby will obviously only pay if invited to take part). We want to involve as many teams as possible and as always we request your support in this regard, and hope you understand why we feel that this is necessary, however, this will result in a better tournament for everyone.

The cost of entry for teams is as follows:

  • 7/9 a-side teams  –   Under 8’s to Under 11’s inclusive costs €80 euro per team
  • 11 a-side teams    –   Under 12’s & above costs €120 euro per team

If you have any queries please reply to this email, give Liam a call on 087-6376639, or via Facebook at

Newbridge Town FC U11s Tournament (2004s)

  • When: Saturday 28th August 
  • Age: 2004s
  • Contact or club on 085  1400 152

In association with Ajax online Academy

FAI 4 V 4 Football Development Day

  • Location: Ferrybank AFC
  • Date: Sunday 28th September.
  • Details: The event is open to all Schoolboy Clubs from right across Ireland with a maximum of 40 teams allowed to take part.
  • Cost: €40 per team with all money raised going to The John Giles Foundation

This is a different type of “tournament” we won’t have any league tables, knock outs, winners/losers etc, its simply all about games and enjoyment for the players and coaches. I am hoping to get a good mix of clubs from across Ireland to take part as it gives the kids a new experience playing against different opposition. Squads of 8 max and all info is on the poster. As stated the maximum entry is 40 teams right now I am limiting it to 1 team per club. All players born on or after 1st January 2006.

Contact: Gary Power

DB Sports Cup

The DB Sports Summer Cup is back again this August Bank holiday weekend.

  • 5 age groups U8’s – U12’s
  • VEC Complex Terenure.
  • U8′s will compete on the same day as the U9’s (5-a-side) & U12’s (9a-side) on Saturday August 2nd
  • U10’s & U11’s (7a-side) will play on Sunday August 3rd
  • Category A Born after 01/01/07 – Under 8′s (2014/15 Season) – 5-a-side
  • Category B Born after 01/01/06 – Under 9’s (2014/15 Season) – 5-a-side
  • Category C – Born after 01/01/05 – Under 10’s (2014/15 Season) 7-a-side
  • Category D – Born after 01/01/04 – Under 11’s (2014/15 Season) 7-a-side
  • Category E – Born after 01/01/03 – Under 12’s (2014/15 Season) 9-a-side

Dublin Cup 

Is also back after being cancelled in Easter. This Tournament also runs over the August (1st,2nd & 3rd) bank holiday weekend and will host teams from here and abroad.

  • Minimum 4 matches per team
  • Certificate of involvement
  • Trophies & medals for winners & runners up
  • Shield & medals for 3rd place runners up.
  • The tournament is open to schoolboys born in 1998 to 2007 and girls born in 2002/03 and 1999/2000.
  • Category A – born after 01/01/2007 (5v5) Development Tournament
  • Category B – born after 01/01/2006 (5v5) Development Tournament
  • Category C – born after 01/01/2005 (7v7)
  • Category D – born after 01/01/2004 (7v7)
  • Category E – born after 01/01/2003 (9v9)
  • Category F – born after 01/01/2002 (11v11)
  • Category G – born after 01/01/2001 (11v11)
  • Category H – born after 01/01/2000 (11v11)
  • Category I – born after 01/01/1999 (11v11)
  • Category J – born after 01/01/1998 (11v11)
  • Girls = Category K – born after 01/01/2002-03 (11v11)
  • Girls = Category L – born after 01/01/1999-00 (11v11)
  • U13 – U17s matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • U8 – U12s matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday

For more info go to the Dublin Cup

Mini World Cups 2014

Wayside Celtic

  • Mini World Cup 2014
  • Tuesday June 3rd & Thursday 5th 6pm – 8pm
  • Sunday June 8th Finals & Fun 11am – 4pm.
  • Registration open to Members and Non members, Boys & Girls, born 2000-2007
  • Entires by today Thursday 15th May, 6pm – 8pm.
  • Meeting room, Jackson Park, Glenamuck Road
  • Cost: €25 per child, family discounts for two or more children.
  • Each child will receive a t.shirt, medal and team photo.
  • Not be able to accept late registrations this year so please register early to avoid disappointment.
  • If you need more details please call Tom 087 692 7748 or Mark 086 247 8798.

Portlaoise AFC

Blitz which was run for the 2003 age group last season.  This season the Portlaoise AFC Fun Fives Open Tournament will take place on Saturday 9th August.

  • U12 tournament (2003)
  • 5-a-side (similar to Futsal) with a maximum panel of  8, in the hope that more players will get more playing time and more touches
  • We hope to increase the number of teams from 16 last season to 24 this season
  • Both Cup and Shield competitions
  • €80 entry fee
  • Bookings to all clubs opens 3rd June
  • For further information please call 085 7082336  or email

Castleknock Celtic FC

  • Dates: Tues 3rd – Sat 7th June
  • Cost: €20 (incl Gift)
  • (€15 per Child if 2 or more children from one family)
  • Venue: Castleknock Celtic, Porterstown Park
  • Born ->Year(s) 2006 – 2001
  • Medals for all. BBQ, Bouncy Castles etc
  • Application form and more details are available a
  • Registration Night in Castleknock Celtic FC, Porterstown Park on Wednesday 28th May 2014 from 7.00-8.00p.m.
  • Contact: Tel 087 4138099 /086 1723755

Hartstown Hunstwon FC

  • Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June
  • 1999 to 2009
  • Registration from 10am to 12noon on 24th & 31st May
  • HHFC ClubHouse
  • Cost: €5pp
  • No registration after June 12th
  • More Info go to HHFC

See also FUTURE EVENTS for more football related stuff.


If you want to promote a tournament, please get in touch or comment below or just email me If, you don’t have anything to add then please forward this on to a friend. Thanks for reading.

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