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Local teams in action as bumper Foyle Cup kicks off

Thursday, 20 July 2017

THE 2017 Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup kicked off at venues in and around Derry on Monday evening, with a number of local teams taking part in this year's competition.  

Youth teams from Mountjoy United, Dergview and Ballinamallard United are among the 340 teams entered this year in the six day extravaganza of football that will witness a record 1,357 matches being played across more than 30 different venues in Counties Derry, Donegal and Tyrone this week.

Teams have travelled from all over the world to participate in this huge international youth soccer tournament. The tournament also continues to support the development of Ladies football with no fewer than 28 female teams entered in this week long event.

Monday's standout fixture was the evening clash of Dergview U19s and English Championship side Norwich City, with the Castldederg lads narrowly beaten 1-0.

Now in its 25th year, the Foyle Cup began as a one day, eight team event and has blossomed into one of the most highly respected and biggest tournaments in the British Isles.

Competition chairman, Michael Hutton, added, " There can be no doubt the respect that the Foyle Cup has gained over the years. Our economy has been in recession and yet the tournament continues to grow and prosper.

"This year we have 340 teams competing, which will be our highest entry. The entry level in terms of the number of teams competing has doubled in the last four years."

More details regarding this year's event and fixtures can be viewed on the tournament website www.foylecup.com. More local team news on the conclusion of the Foyle Cup will follow in next week's paper.

Local Results from Monday

Under 9

Sion Swifts 0 Kilmac Acad 4; Ballinamallard Colts 1 Maiden City 2; Don Bosco Colts 2 Ballinamallard Colts 5; Coleraine FC 8 Sion Swifts 0; Tristar Colts 2 Mountjoy Utd 3; Glen Rovers 1 Ballinmallard FC 4; Ballinmallard FC 4 Culmore FC 2; Mountjoy Utd 1 Glen Rovers 2; Strabane Colts 1 Ballyraine FC 4. Limavady Utd 3 Sion Swifts B 2, Sion Swifts B 12 Corinthians 0, Mfelt S Blue Colts, 1 Strabane Ath 0, Strabane Ath 1 Lagan Harps Colts 1

Under 10

Ballyraine FC 0 Ballinamallard FC 7; Oxford Colts 2 Mountjoy Utd 0; Redcastle Y 2 Sion Swifts 2; Mountjoy Utd 0 Culmore FC 3; Ballinamallard FC 3 Maiden City 1; Sion Swifts 2 Oxford Colts 2; Ballyraine Colts 1 Strabane Ath 0; Strabane Ath 0 Oliver Pkt Colts 1.

Under 11

Sion Swifts 2 Kick Start 0; Kick Start 0 Ballinamallard Fc 8; Ballycastle Utd 1 Sion Swifts 1; Raphoe Town 3 Hillsboro Boys Colts 1; Strabane Ath 0 Larne Y 1; Bonagee Utd 4 Dergview 0

Under 12

Dergview FC 4 Roe Valley FC 1; Ballinamallard FC 2 Mfelt Sky Blues 3

Under 13

Derry & District 0 Mountjoy Utd 2, Sion Swifts 3 Oliver Pkt 0,

Under 15

Dergview FC Don Boscos FC 7

Under 17

Sion Swifts 4 Newhill FC 1

Under 19

Norwich City 1 Dergview FC 0

Girls U11

Donegal Women League B 3 Sion SWifts 6, Sion Swifts 17 Ballycastle Y Ac 1

Girls U13

Killen Rangers 0 Inishowen GIrls A 7, Banbridge Rangers 1 Sion Swifts 4, Sion Swifts 6 Killen Rangers 3

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