Kennedy Cup 2016

Not our year in Limerick as we finish 32nd without a win and only scoring one goal (Jody Beckers – Ballymac FC) but the experience the boys gained from the week will stand to them in years to come.

Cathrach Daly of Lismore AFC in action at Kennedy Cup.
Cathrach Daly of Lismore AFC in action at Kennedy Cup.

Cork while they beat us in the opening game were very good and went all the way to the cup semi-finals only losing out on pens to Galway. Dundalk contested the trophy having only beaten us 2-1 in the quarter-final so while we lost all our games the margins are very small and our league, the smallest in the country, is never going to win the Kennedy Cup but can compete at our own level with leagues of similar size.

This squad have made some great friends and that is what they will bring away from this week.

The committee of the league would like to thank Damien Carroll and Aisling Coleman for their hard work and commitment to this squad for the last few seasons.

David McDonnell of Valley Rangers in Action at Kennedy Cup.
David McDonnell of Valley Rangers in Action at Kennedy Cup.

The WWEC Referee Society also had Vinnie Coonan represent them at the tournament for the week in UL officiating in 13 games during the week as referee, assistant referee and fourth official and we would like to say well done to him also.

Results: 0-6 v Cork, 0-2 v Cavan Monaghan, 0-1 v South Tipperary, 1-2 v Dundalk, 0-2 v Limerick County, 0-5 v Carlow


With all squads bar the U13s now finished it’s time for a rest to recharge the batteries and go again next season. But before that the U13 squad lead by Gary Hartnett and JP Carey with travel to the Macron Galway Cup in August as they start getting ready for next year’s Kennedy Cup at U14.


There are FAI summer soccer schools throughout the league taking place over the holidays on Monday 4th to Friday 8th July – Clashmore Ramblers, Monday 4th to Friday 8th July – Lismore AFC, Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July – Ardmore AFC and Monday 25th to Friday 29th July – Mogeely FC

Bookings are open online and after record numbers taking part in 2015, demand for places on camps are extremely high. We strongly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made online at www.summersoccerschools.ie 

The price remains at just €65 for five fun-filled days of coaching with all participants receiving an exclusive kit, football and backpack

Discounts: Extra-time – Book a second camp for just €50. Use your kit and backpack from your first camp and you will receive a new football. Family discount – book an additional sibling and get €10 off.

See www.summersoccerschools.ie for more details on these great offers.