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Foyle Cup kicks-off new title sponsorship with local company

The Foyle Cup has landed a new title sponsor in the form of O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Limited

The sportswear manufcaturer, which employs over 800 people on the island of Ireland, will become title sponsor of Europe’s largest youth football tournament until 2020.

The O’Neills Foyle Cup will this year see 370 teams and over 6,500 kids take part in a six day festival of football throughout Derry, Strabane, Limavady, Coleraine and Donegal.  The tournament attracts major teams including Celtic FC, Hearts FC, Partick Thistle, Norwich City, and Sheffield United as well as clubs from France, Finland, Germany, USA and Canada.  The O’Neills Foyle Cup is also the most heavily scouted tournament in the UK.

The 2018 tournament will coincide with O’Neills celebrating 100 years in business.

Speaking about the sponsorship, Kieran Kennedy, O’Neills Managing Director commented: “O’Neills have a proud pedigree of supporting local sport and we are delighted to partner with the O’Neills Foyle Cup, a now world renowned tournament.  Michael (Hutton - O'Neills Foyle Cup chairman) and his team do a fantastic job organising this prestigious event and we look forward to supporting him in 2018 in what is likely to be the biggest ever Foyle Cup.”

O'Neills currently supports over 100 sports worldwide.

Michael Hutton, O'Neills Foyle Cup Chairman, added: “We are thrilled to have O’Neills on board as our title sponsor.  Their commitment to local sport and their desire to see football in the region flourish, resonated immediately with our tournament ethos.  The partnership affords us the opportunity to grow the tournament and we are both excited about the benefits that it will offer the grassroots game in the Foyle area and beyond.”

The O’Neills Foyle Cup will take place from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 July 2018.

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