Last year’s SuperCupNI Junior Section champions County Antrim suffered defeat at the hands of Mexican side Pumas Unam in their final group match, a result which has ended their hopes of retaining the title.
The Co.Tyrone junior side got their 2019 SuperCupNI campaign off to a brilliant start with a well-deserved victory over tournament debutants Bracknell Town.
County Down Junior manager Gary McAlister says the class of 2019 have the potential to be one of the strongest junior sides the county has produced in years.
County Armagh Junior manager Chris Chambers admitted his side are relishing the opportunity to take on Scottish giants Rangers on the opening night of the STATSports SuperCupNI.
Last year County Londonderry’s Juniors produced one of the biggest upsets in recent years when Lee Harkin inspired them to a famous 2-1 win over Manchester United at the Coleraine Showgrounds on opening night.
For the last two years the Junior section of the STATSports SuperCupNI has been dominated by the boys from County Antrim. And once again the holders will be hopeful of creating history this summer and becoming the first ever team to win three consecutive titles at the competition.
Norman Whiteside with Alan Clarke, CEO STATSports SuperCupNI.
Two of the biggest clubs in Europe will make their debuts at this summer’s STATSports SuperCupNI with Arsenal and Valencia CF signing up for the international youth tournament.
Celtic and Rangers have both signed up for the STATSports SuperCupNI.Celtic and Rangers have both signed up for the STATSports SuperCupNI.
Co Antrim held their nerve to beat Manchester United 5-4 on penalties in Friday’s final of the Super Cup NI Junior section in Ballymena.