Kennedy Cup soccer extravaganza kicks-off at UL

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

The prestigious Kennedy Cup U-14 inter-league schoolboy soccer tournament kicks-off at the University of Limerick this Monday afternoon and continues until Friday
THE annual UMBRO U-14 Kennedy Cup tournament kicks off at the University of Limerick this Monday when each of the 32 affiliated schoolboy leagues will compete for the prestigious title.

THE annual UMBRO U-14 Kennedy Cup tournament kicks off at the University of Limerick this Monday when each of the 32 affiliated schoolboy leagues will compete for the prestigious title.

The three Limerick schoolboy leagues will again compete in the Kennedy Cup. The Limerick & District Schoolboy League (LDSL) are in Group 3 along with the Kerry League, the West Cork League and the West Waterford-East Cork (WWEC) Schoolboy League. The Limerick County Schoolboy League have been drawn in Group 5 with the Galway, Roscommon and Clare Schoolboy Leagues. The Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League find themselves in Group 6, together with the Cork, Donegal and Wicklow Schoolboy Leagues.

The LDSL, who were the last Limerick side to lift the Kennedy Cup in 2000, kick-off their campaign against WWEC at 4pm today, Monday. The LDSL play two games tomorrow, against West Cork at 10.30am and the Kerry league at 4pm.

Limerick County begin their quest for honours against Roscommon at 6pm today, Monday, while they face Clare at 10.30am tomorrow, Tuesday, and Galway at 4pm tomorrow.

The Limerick Desmond side open their campaign against Donegal at 6pm today, Monday, while they take on the Clare league at 10.30am tomorrow, Tuesday, and Galway at 4pm tomorrow.

The tournament will continue until Friday with additional Shield, Trophy and Plate competitions taking place for sides who don’t progress into the quarter-finals of the Kennedy Cup.

The Dublin and District Schoolboy League have won the Kennedy Cup for the past three years.