Manchester United debut in Coleraine's new Under-13 Festival‏

on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted in Latest News, News, Minor Section

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Manchester United debut in Coleraine's new Under-13 Festival‏

Ben and Rebecca Andrews from County Antrim with the first copy of the Dale Farm Milk Cup programme which is now on sale.

Manchester United will contest a new tournament at the Dale Farm Milk Cup.

Four teams will compete in the inaugural Under-13 Festival at Coleraine Showgrounds ahead of the main tournaments.

The competition, which also features Northern Ireland, Partick Thistle and the North Dublin Schools League, begins on Friday, July 25, and will run on a round robin basis with matches on the following Saturday afternoon and evening.

“It's a new venture and we will see how it works out,” says Victor Leonard, chairman of the Dale Farm Milk Cup.

“If there is an appetite for a competition at this level we will look at progressing it in 2015.

“Manchester United are keen to progress younger players at this level so too is Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.”

O'Neill has invested a lot of his time in reviewing the underage structures in the international set up where he ultimately sees future benefit for the country at higher levels.

“We are hoping that the high standard of players in this new event will attract the support of the local public, particularly as it is being centred at Coleraine Showgrounds,” says Victor.

A special opening ceremony will take place at Coleraine Showgrounds on the Friday for the four teams involved.

 

Dates: Friday 25th July to Saturday 26th July

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

 

Participating teams (in alphabetical order):

Manchester United (England)

North Dublin SL (Republic of Ireland)

Northern Irelad

Partick Thistle (Scotland)

 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

Friday 25th July: 6.15pm Opening Ceremony

6.45pm North Dublin SL v Northern Ireland

7.45pm Partick Thistle v Manchester United

 

Saturday 26th July: 11:30am North Dublin SL v Manchester United

12:30pm Partick Thistle v Northern Ireland

Kickoff TBC Northern Ireland v Manchester United

Kickoff TBC Partick Thistle v North Dublin SL

NB: The times for the last two games are 6.45pm and 7.45pm, the order of the games will be decided by Committee after Saturday morning games.

 

The Dale Farm Milk Cup will be presented to the winners

Medals will be given to winners and runners up

Pennants will be presented to all participants

 

Matches in the U-13 Festival wil not be covered by the tournament's multi match ticket.

Admission to every session of two games will be £3 (adults) and £2 (U-16s)

In addition to title sponsors Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s largest dairy company, the Dale Farm Milk Cup is supported by the five Council areas of Coleraine, Ballymena, Ballymoney and Limavady Borough Councils and Derry City Council, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, apparel sponsors Legea, the Sun newspaper and Dawson Whyte Insurance with BBC Sport NI as broadcast partners. 

Note for editors

Dale Farm is part of the United Dairy Farmers Group, a UK dairy farmer co-operative owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers who supply it with fresh milk. Dale Farm has operations throughout the UK and Ireland producing and distributing a wide range of dairy products which it sells across the UK and Ireland as well as exporting to over 45 countries worldwide.

 

MULTI-MATCH TICKET OUTLETS:

COLERAINE 
Huey & Henderson, Bridge St
Tourist Information Centre, Railway Road
Coleraine Leisure Centre, Railway Road
Sweet Briar, Kingsgate St 
Elders, Bushmills Road
Archibalds, New Row
Jean Caldwells, Harpurs Hill

BALLYMONEY 
Tourist Information Centre, Townhead St
Candy Store, Church St

LIMAVADY 
Huey & Henderson, Market St
Tourist Information Centre
Benone Tourist Complex

BALLYMENA 
Tourist Information Centre, Town hall, Bridge St
Ballymena Borough Council, Warden St
Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Trostan Ave

PORTRUSH 
Tourist Information Centre, Portrush Town Hall
Cantelys Spar, Eglinton St

PORTSTEWART 
McIntyres, Promenade

MAGHERAFELT 
Sportique, Broad St

MAGHERA 
Tommie McGrath, Main St

DERRY / LONDONDERRY 
Guildhall Building

BELFAST 
S S Moore Sports, Chichester St

 

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PROGRAMME OUTLETS:

COLERAINE 
Huey & Henderson, Bridge St
Tourist Information Centre, Railway Road
Coleraine Leisure Centre, Railway Road
Sweet Briar, Kingsgate St 
Elders, Bushmills Road
Archibalds, New Row
Jean Caldwells, Harpurs Hill
Lodge Hotel, Lodge Road
Diamond Newsagent, The Diamond 
Spar – Mountsandel Road
Spar – Bush Filling Station, Bushmills Road
Spar – Kenny Bradleys, Lower Newmills Rd

BALLYMONEY 
Tourist Information Centre, Townhead St
Candy Store, Church St
Biestys, Ballybogey Rd

LIMAVADY 
Huey & Henderson, Market St
Tourist Information Centre
Benone Tourist Complex 
Craigs, Ballyclose St

BALLYMENA 
Tourist Information Centre, Townhall, Bridge St
Ballymena Borough Council, Warden St
Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Trostan Ave

PORTRUSH 
Tourist Information Centre, Portrush Town Hall
Cantelys Spar, Eglinton St
Hillcrest, Coleraine Road
Spar – Portrush Filling St, Causeway St

PORTSTEWART 
McIntyres, Promenade 
Roughans, Promenade
Costcutters, Lever Rd
Trolans, Station Rd

CASTLEROCK 
Costcutters, Main St

ARTICLAVE 
Exorna Filling Station, Mussenden Rd 
Costcutters, Scone Road

GARVAGH 
Garvagh Filling Station, Main St

KILREA 
Kilrea Filling Station, Garvagh Rd

MAGHERAFELT 
Sportique, Broad St

MAGHERA 
Tommie McGrath, Main St

DERRY / LONDONDERRY 
Guildhall Building

BELFAST 
S S Moore Sports, Chichester St