Euro Giants Coming to Dublin

Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich will be among the football giants sending teams to Dublin over the May Bank Holiday Weekend to compete in the inaugural Dublin District Schoolboy’s League Friendship Cup announced over the weekend.

Life Style Sports is to be the title sponsor of the tournament, which will take place in FAI Headquarters, Abbottstown on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, 4th – 6th May.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the DDSL is the biggest schoolboy league in Europe and is bringing together a stellar line-up of the world’s biggest clubs over 3 days of Under-13 action.

“We are delighted to welcome Life Style Sports onboard as sponsors, it’s a great fit for us as a league to be partnered with them,” said DDSL Chairman Paddy Dempsey.

“The tournament has attracted some of the top clubs in Europe and we look forward to a weekend of top class football.”

“Our team is looking forward to partnering with the DDSL on such an exciting and fun event,” said Shireen McDonagh, Marketing Lead at Lifestyle Sports.

“While this year’s event is in celebration of the DDSL’s 75th year, this event fundamentally looks to the future and recognises those ‘young sparks’ that will hopefully help to shape the future of football.”

“As a former DDSL player myself, it’s fantastic to see such big international teams coming to compete against the DDSL squad,” added David Reynolds, Senior Buyer at Life Style Sports.

“We want to make the weekend as memorable as possible for everyone involved, and in addition to some fun activities over the weekend, we’re going to kit out the entire DDSL team in our exclusive adidas Copa Gloro boots”

Tickets are available through the league’s website , or on the day. The schedule can be found on

On Friday, May 18th Sport for Business will kick off a summer programme featuring the best examples of how business and sport are working together to create real benefit for society.  Find out more and get involved.

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Join Former World Boxing Champion Andy Lee, Former World Ranked Tennis star James Cluskey and Ireland’s most capped international sports star Nikki Symmons for breakfast and inspiration.  More Details here.

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