Clare Schoolboys/girls Soccer League


CSSL Festival of Football 2024

Author:  Deirdre Shannon

Published:  about 2 months ago

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Photos  ( courtesy of Natasha Barton )
The popular Clare Schoolboys/Girls Youth Soccer Festival takes place once again this weekend Saturday April 27th & Sunday  28thacross the Banner  County.

The preparation event has run since 2008 and has grown from a 1 day , 4 team , 80 players event to now being a 2 day, 28 team, 560 player event.
The 2024 event will see 13  Kennedy Cup Squads & 13 Gaynor Cup Squads participate in a series of 40 games aimed at fine-tuning each league’s respective preparations for the annual SFAI Kennedy Cup & Gaynor Cup Tournaments which are held at University of Limerick in June.

A countywide event that will see Tulla United , Newmarket Celtic  & Lisdoonvarna Failte Complex  will host  Kennedy Cup Squads fixtures on Saturday & Sunday  & Active Ennis Lees Road Complex will welcome 13 Gaynor Cup Squads from across the Country on Sunday
Speaking in relation to the 2024  event: FAI County Development Officer Denis Hynes stated: “The CSSL Youth Soccer Festival  has increased and grown in popularity since its inception in 2008, credit must go to the positive partnerships that exist locally between both Clare Schoolboys/Girls Soccer League  & Clare District Soccer Legaue , Grassroots  clubs & Clare County Council and the Clare ISRS branch who all work together to ensure that the CSSL Youth Soccer Festival gets full support &  attention over the weekend.

“The event also showcases the excellent facilities that  have been developed  across Co Clare with FAI Club Mark Clubs Tulla United and Newmarket Celtic’s & Clare County Council’s facilities at Lees Road Ennis fitting stages for young players to showcase their talents .

The unique difference in the festival format is that  since its inception in 2008 the event  has had a player development focus  and overall  squad preparation purpose . This  allows all players ,coaches , match officials and spectators to showcase their talents,  participate in  representative football in a less pressurised environment that that of the upcoming prestigious U14 SFAI Gaynor Cup & Kennedy Cup tournaments.

To get  a view of the full CSSL Youth Soccer Festival  Fixtures Schedule 2024  go to   and all are welcome to attend the action over the weekend .

For a flavour of the event   go  to


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