Youth Football

This is a soccer tournament sanctioned by the FAI involving the whole of Ireland. The purpose is to promote Lionism and what we do, to the general public thro the medium of Sport. I am asking your club to get involved by sponsoring a local Soccer club in your area to participate. The first thing to do is to appoint a local member of your club to head up this youth project and to interact with a local club to see if they are interested.

Newsflash !

We are delighted to announce a second Lions Cup competition for U13
in 2022. This would be run along the same format as the boys and
it will cater for girls’ teams around the country who play U13 football.

The vision is that we host the All Ireland Lions Cup finals in Dalymount
or a suitable venue where both girls and boys would play the final on
the same day.

It will attract additional spectators and create a great
atmosphere for the children.

Knocknacarra FC – Current Lions Cup Holders

If you are successful then please fill out attached application form and return it to me at along with fee. I will then be in contact with your appointed football officer.

  • Players must be born on or after 1st January 2009.
  • Competition is played on a knockout and geographical basis in early rounds.
  • Application fee is €50 or £45.
  • Teams may be drawn at home or away.
  • If team is drawn at home, local Lions club pay for Ref and some after match food.
  • If team is drawn away, local lions club pay for cost of Bus to game.
  • District 133 pays for transport of away team Bus to Final.
  • District 133 pays for after match food at Final.
  • If you have any more queries, please contact me at
  • Looking forward to your participation this season.

Youth Football Application Form 2022