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O'Neills kicks off sponsorship of the Foyle Cup

O’Neills International Sportswear kicks off a three-year sponsorship of the Foyle Cup – Europe’s largest youth football tournament. Pictured at the launch are: (L-R) Callum Ming, Luke Gallagher, Oisin Devlin and Callum McCay. The O’Neills Foyle Cup will see over 370 teams and over 6,500 kids take part in a six day festival of football throughout Derry, Strabane, Limavady and Donegal.

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O'Neills Irish International Sports Company Limited, the leading sportswear manufacturer in Ireland, has signed a three-year deal with the Foyle Cup. The company, which employs over 800 people on the island of Ireland, will become title sponsor of Europe's largest youth football tournament until 2020.

The new deal underpins O'Neills commitment to supporting grassroots sport across the UK and Ireland and builds on their already impressive credentials of supporting over 100 different sports worldwide.

“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,'' said Kieran Kennedy, O'Neills Managing Director.

“Michael (Hutton) 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.”

The O'Neills Foyle Cup will 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.

“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.'' Foyle Cup chairman Michael Hutton added.

“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 July 16 to Saturday July 21.

Visit www.foylecup.com for more information.

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