Umbro Galway Cup

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The Umbro Galway Cup is a National Youth Tournament which is held every year in Galway, Ireland. The tournament takes place in Salthill Devon's Drom Clubhouse venue.

History[edit]

The competition began in the summer of 2005 in a bid to bring the international football scene to Ireland. Over 40 teams representing 7 nations participated in the inaugural tournament. Academy teams of such football clubs as Celtic F.C., Preston North End F.C., Shelbourne F.C., Fulham F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Leeds United F.C., Aberdeen F.C., Leicester City F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Derry City F.C., Glentoran F.C., Belvedere FC, MŠK Žilina, Cherry Orchard F.C. and also Football Association of Ireland youth selection have competed. The tournament includes age groups from Under-11 to Under-17 and there is a group for a girls' Under-15 tournament. Now the youth competition has gone from strength to strength and is recognized[by whom?] as one of the best youth tournaments in Europe. The tournament highlights are broadcast on Setanta Sports.

Past Winners[edit]

2005[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 16/17 Cup Higgins Motorpark Ford Salthill Devon
Elite Group Under 15 Cup Finches Football Association of Ireland Youth Selection
Under 14 Cup Hibernian Mervue United
Girls Under 14 Cup Simon J Kelly Architects Bealnumalla
Under 13 Cup Anglo Irish Bank Clare Select
Under 12 Cup Ulster Bank Galway Town

2006[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 17 Cup Higgins Motorpark Ford Derry City
Under 16 Cup Anglo Irish Bank Riada
Under 15 Standard Cup Supermac's Ulster Schools
Under 15 Elite Cup Finches Aberdeen
Under 15 Girls Cup Vodafone Western Cellular Lifford
Under 14 Cup Nexus Home Clare Select
Under 13 Club Cup Hibernian Salthill Devon
Under 13 District League Cup Hibernian Galway District League
Under 12 Cup Sawgrass St. Francis
Under 11 Cup Galway Bay Hotel Barna F.C.

2007[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 17 Cup Higgins Motorpark Ford Salthill Devon U16's
Under 17 Plate TBD Group Holdings Langhorne
Under 16 Girls Cup Irish Rail Drumahoe
Under 15 Elite Cup Finches Ipswich Town
Under 15 Cup Supermac's Tuam Celtic
Under 13 District League Cup Nexus Homes Dunfield
Under 13 Club Cup Hibernian Merrion U.C.D.

2008[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 17 Cup Higgins Motorpark Ford Salthill Devon
Under 17 Girls Cup Anglo Irish Bank Salthill Devon
Under 15 Elite Cup Finches Leicester City
Under 15 Club Cup Nexus Homes Newhill
Under 14 District Cup Supermac's Salthill Devon
Under 13 Academy Cup Smyths Donegal Schools
Under 13 Club Cup Irish Rail West Waterford/East Cork

2009[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 17 Cup The Ardilaun Hotel Belvedere
Under 17 Girls Cup Finches Northern Ireland
Under 15 Elite Cup Lifestyle Sports Leicester City
Under 15 Club Cup Supermac's Foyle Harps
Under 13 Academy Cup Discover Ireland Sports Clinic
Under 13 Club Cup Smyths Galway District League

2010[edit]

Name of Competition Sponsor Winner
Under 17 Cup The Ardilaun Hotel Mervue United
Under 17 Girls Cup Finches Cork Schoolgirls
Under 15 Elite Cup Lifestyle Sports Aberdeen
Under 15 Club Cup Supermac's Wexford District League
Under 13 Elite Cup Fáilte Ireland Galway District League
Under 13 Club Cup Smyths Athlone District League

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