College Football Association of Ireland

IT Sligo to Host CFAI Finals 2012

IT Sligo to Host CFAI Finals 2012

13 January 2012

Institute of Technology Sligo has been named as the host of the CFAI Finals 2012 which will take place in March.

The CFAI Finals destination will remain in the west for a second year with IT Sligo succeeding GMIT Castlebar as the host for the annual finale to the Colleges soccer season.

The event will see 2 semi-finals and 4 finals contested by 10 colleges from across the island who have won their way through to the latter stages of the colleges cup competitions.

The UMBRO Colleges Cup which has been running since 1973 saw 26 third level colleges from across the island of Ireland compete in the largest third level knockout competition. The UMBRO Colleges plate is a competition for teams who are defeated in the first round of the Colleges Cup.

The Robert Eustace Cup, now in it’s sixth year, is limited to teams which compete in Division two of the Colleges and Universities Football League, and will be contested by 16 teams this year. The cup is played in honour of Bob Eustace the associations former Chairman and current President.

The third cup is The B-Teams Cup, which is a competition for the second teams of colleges who compete in the UMBRO Colleges Cup. Also in it’s sixth year, this year’s competition will be contested by a further 16 teams.

Pictured at the Launch: Gerry Dalton IT Sligo Facilities Manager, Emma Mullin FAI Development Officer, Padraig Carney CFAI Chairman, Ross Lappin Sports Development Officer IT Sligo, Paul Powell IT Sligo Manager Mens Soccer Club

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