Soccer – Limerick sides take part in VW Junior Masters Champions


Over 250 footballers from 16 top teams around Ireland competed in Dublin’s A.U.L Complex over the weekend in this year’s Volkswagen Junior Masters football tournament. A fiercely competitive final saw Belvedere FC defeat last year’s champions Crumlin United 1-0.

Now in its third year, the under 13 boy’s tournament has grown significantly in terms of its recognition and importance amongst the Irish grassroots soccer community. The stakes were high with the winning team, Belvedere FC benefitting with a €2,000 grant from Volkswagen for their club, while all competing teams received an Umbro team kit for the competition.

From sixteen teams participating in this year’s 11-a-side tournament, the winners were;

·         Overall Winner – Volkswagen Junior Masters Champion 2016
Belvedere FC beat Crumlin United 1-0
·         Final # 2 – Cup Final
Newbridge Town beat Greystones 3-0
·         Final # 3 – Plate Final
Aisling Annacotty beat Arklow Town 3-1 AET
·         Final # 4 – Bowl Final
Drogheda Marsh Crescent beat Willows FC 2-1

Paul O’Sullivan, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Passenger Cars in Ireland said: “We are proud to have hosted another exceptional Volkswagen Junior Masters event, which saw teams from all over Ireland play some great football in a very sporting manner.  It is with great pleasure that I congratulate all teams who took part and the overall winner and Volkswagen Junior Masters Champion 2016, Belvedere Football Club.”