The 2022 Gaynor Cup competition is underway with games having started on Tuesday.
It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for underage soccer with the competition returning for the first time in three years at University of Limerick. That’s going to be followed by the Kennedy Cup (boys soccer) at the same venue next week).
The Gaynor Cup is for inter-league sides for U14 girls with 25 sides represented this year, including Kilkenny and Carlow. Teams will get up to six games over the five days, results depending, with the finals this Saturday 11 June.
Carlow are in Group 3 alongside Donegal, Inishowen, Sligo/Leitrim and Wexford with Kilkenny taking up home in Group 5 alongside Clare, Mayo, MGL North and NECSL (North-eastern counties schoolboys/schoolgirls league).
Group winners go into the Gaynor Cup play-offs, second-placed teams contest the plate, third-placed teams contest the bowl, with the shield up for grabs for fourth-placed teams and a trophy for fifth-placed teams.
Carlow opened their competition with a 3-1 defeat to Sligo/Leitrim on opening day (Tuesday) with Donegal beating them 1-0 in their round two game on Wednesday morning. Kilkenny had a bye for their opening-round games and meet NECSL this lunchtime (Wednesday, 12pm KO) before meeting Mayo on Wednesday evening (6pm).
Games are available to stream on the SFAI Facebook page.