College Football Association of Ireland


08 February 2018

GMIT Galway are set to host the 2018 RUSTLERS CFAI Festival of Football with five finals set to be played over March 6th and 7th.

GMIT President Dr. Fergal Barry with CFAI Chairman Joe O'Brien at the launch of the RUSTLERS CFAI Festival of Football. Credit: John Walsh

The event was officially launched today in the Galway campus by President Dr. Fergal Barry, who also assisted with the semi-final draw which sees Dundalk IT and Dublin IT, and Cork IT and Athlone IT pitted against each other for the opportunity to claim the RUSTLERS CFAI Cup that has been in the possession of IT Carlow for the last six years.

The matches on show also include the RUSTLERS CFAI Plate, RUSTLERS CFAI Division Two Cup, RUSTLERS CFAI Eustace Cup, and RUSTLERS CFAI Eustace Shield.

The four above mentioned finals will take place in Mervue United's fantastic facilities with the main event set to take place in Galway United's Eamonn Deacy Park on Tuesday 6th March at 6pm.

Full Draw


Cork IT v Athlone IT
Dublin IT v Dundalk IT

RUSTLERS CFAI Plate Semi-Finals

IT Sligo v Bray Institute of FE
GMIT Galway v IT Carlow 'B'

RUSTLERS CFAI Division Two Cup Semi-Finals

Waterford IT 'B' v IT Blanchardstown 'B'
National College of Ireland v Dublin IT 'B'

RUSTLERS CFAI Eustace Cup Semi-Finals

Griffith College v Athlone IT 'C'
Dublin Business School v Waterford College of FE

RUSTLERS CFAI Eustace Shield Semi-Finals

Colaiste Ide 'B' v Waterford IT 'C'
IADT or Dublin IT 'C' v GMIT Galway 'B'

All semi-finals are provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 21st February.

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