Milk Cup pits Schoolboys League against Everton

Milk Cup pits Schoolboys League against Everton
The Northern Ireland Milk Cup draw took place at the W5 Musuem Belfast last Tuesday, aided by Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers and rising star Raheem Sterling.

The Northern Ireland Milk Cup draw took place at the W5 Musuem Belfast last Tuesday, aided by Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers and rising star Raheem Sterling.

The Milk Cup is now in its 31st year and the Dundalk Schooboys League are one of the few competitors to have participated year on year from the start.

The tournament has grown to become one of the most respected youth tournaments in the world and now attracts top teams from all over the globe.

This year is no exception with teams entering from Chile, Equador, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, France, Germany, Denmark, The United States, England, and Ireland.

Top teams from the Premiership this year include Liverpool, Everton, and Southampton at the U15 age level, while Newcastle United and Manchester United will compete at the U17 age level.

Dundalk U15s were hoping to be drawn in a group with one of the Premiership big boys and their wish came through when they ended up in a group with Everton along with Swindon Town and Armagh.

The lads are delighted at the prospect of playing the Toffees in July and anticipation will be growing as the squad continue their preparations over the weeks ahead.Best of luck to all involved.

DUNDALK U15 MILK CUP SQUAD: Isaac Walsh (Albion Rovers), Eolann Aiken, David Anderson, Dion Conlon (Ardee Celtic), Matthew Lyons, Cian McDonald (Bellurgan United), Aaron Khan (Dromin United), Sean Murphy, Danny O’Brien, Cillian Staunton, Vincent Smith (Quay Celtic), Shane Breen, Killian Cunningham, Caoimhin Leonard, Christopher Sweeney (Glenmuir United), James Corrigan (Rock Celtic), Aaron Casey, Eoin McDonnell (Shamrocks FC). Coaches: Gerry Cooney, John McKeever and Barney Connolly.