NEW – CROSS BORDER INTER – LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
NIBFA in conjunction with Dublin & District Schoolboys League (DDSL), North Dublin Schoolboys League (NDSL) and the Drogheda Emerging Talent Programme (Drogheda ETP) have agreed to organise a league based tournament commencing on 24th November.
The full fixture list is under League documents on this website and the venue details will be entered when arrangements are made. The tournament in the 13/14 season will be for U12 & U13 age groups and will replace the county festival for U12 scheduled for 24th November.
The tournament will be on a home and away basis and we kick off on 24th November with our U12 travelling to Drogheda and our U13 host Drogheda at Armagh City FC with the first game at Noon followed by a 1.30pm match.
Each group called Elite & Development has 4 teams of 16 players including 2 keepers and have roll on roll off substitutions, the players can be rotated over the course of the tournament.
At the end of the group stages there will be a play off for a finals day 1 v 3 and 2 v 4 in each group. These finals will be played probably on the last Saturday in May.
To assist with the costs of this tournament there will be an entry fee at all grounds of £2, children U14 are free.
The players will be chosen from the county excellence programme and coached by the IFA County coaches.
Please give us all the support possible on this exciting new challenge for our young players