Mrs. Betty Coard, from the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, receives a cheque for £1,100 from Co Londonderry player Cathal Connolly (centre) and County Antrim’s Cormac Lawlor, the proceeds from a collection taken up during finals night at the Dale Farm Milk Cup international youth football tournament in Ballymena Showgrounds earlier this year. Tournament chairman Victor Leonard said: “We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters who once again helped us support a charity that continues to provide tremendous care for young people with life limiting illnesses and their families.”
Big Two Dominate NI’s Dale Farm Milk Cup U-13 Bid!
Belfast’s Big Two provide the majority of players in the Northern Ireland squad for the inaugural Under-13 Dale Farm Milk Cup in Coleraine.
Fair Play Trophy – a fitting tribute to David McClarty
Football was part and parcel of David McClarty’s busy life.
Nicky Byrne – ready for big kick-off!
Former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne will open the Dale Farm Milk Cup later this month, returning to a competition he played in on no less than three occasions.
Liverpool and Rangers paired in Milk Cup Draw…
Liverpool and Rangers will meet in a mouthwatering Dale Farm Milk Cup for the first time this summer.
World class line up in DFMC Draw!
Some of the biggest clubs in world football will be in the hat when ex-England striker Dion Dublin makes today’s draw in Belfast for this summer’s Dale Farm Milk Cup tournament.
Dublin hits the right note for Milk Cup Draw!
Former England striker Dion Dublin will be in Belfast next week to make the draw for this summer’s Dale Farm Milk Cup tournament.
Impressive international field for Dale Farm Milk Cup!
Teams from no fewer than 20 countries will compete at this summer’s Dale Farm Milk Cup.
Will MUFC reveal another Wilson at Milk Cup?
Perhaps Milk Cup fans will witness another Manchester United starlet such as midweek goalscoring sensation James Wilson when the Red Devils return to the youth tournament this summer.
Bellamy’s African stars ready to emulate his DFMC experience!
Craig Bellamy recalls receiving an award from Sir Alex Ferguson when he played for Wales as a teenager at the Dale Farm Milk Cup.
Former Champions Rangers return!
Rangers will make their first appearance at the Dale Farm Milk Cup in more than two decades when they compete in a high quality Junior competition on the north coast this summer.
Espanyol line up for debut at Dale Farm Milk Cup!
One of European football’s most highly acclaimed youth academies will be hoping to live up to its reputation when Spanish club Espanyol debut at the Dale Farm Milk Cup this summer.
Mexico chase Treble!
Defending Elite champions Mexico and hosts Northern Ireland are back in the mix.
Rodgers challenges Liverpool teens to savour Milk Cup magic!
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is encouraging Anfield’s latest batch of young hopefuls to take a leaf out of his book and test themselves on an international stage at the Dale Farm Milk Cup.
China & Canada gear up for Milk Cup challenge!
The best of China and Canada’s emerging football talent will be strutting their stuff in this summer’s Elite Dale Farm Milk Cup.
NI Cup hits target for Children’s Hospice
The Northern Ireland Cup has raised £1,000 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice by holding a collection during the international youth football tournament’s finals night at Ballymena Showgrounds in the summer.
Fermanagh NI Cup: Junior & Premier Section Managerial Positions
The Fermanagh NI Cup Committee have already got their preparations underway for the 2014 Northern Ireland Cup and they are currently in the process of advertising for their Junior and Premier managerial positions.
Milk Cup Chairman: Dairy Council backing was ‘remarkable’
The chairman of the Northern Ireland Cup, Victor Leonard, has described the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland’s 30-year sponsorship of the international soccer tournament as “a remarkable and generous example of dedicated support for youth football.”
Lee Clark helps take new stars to next level
Former Milk Cup “old boy” Lee Clark is playing a key role in helping two more immediate former players at the youth tournament make the step into the senior game.
Bertie Peacock Award Winners
This year’s Bertie Peacock Award Winners, Mark Megarry, Co Tyrone Premier Section and Brendan Glackin, Co Antrim Junior Section, attended the University of Ulster Institute of Sport at Jordanstown this week to commence part of their Award.
Belfast Telegraph: “Milk Cup a national treasure”
By Belfast Telegraph Sport Editor Jim Gracey