Dale Farm Milk Cup - International Youth Football Competition

27 July - 01 August
The Northern Ireland Milk Cup was established in 1983 and quickly progressed to become one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments in Europe, if not the world. The competition is based at Coleraine and several surrounding towns - Ballymoney, Limavady, Portstewart, Portrush, Castlerock, Ballymena and Broughshane.

The event, held in the last week of July, has attracted teams from almost 60 countries around the world including Europe, the USA, Africa, the Far East, South America, the Middle East, Australia, Russia, New Zealand and Canada.

Some of the biggest clubs in the world have entered including Premier League giants Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur as well as top European greats - Feyenoord, FC Porto, Barcelona , Benfica, Sevilla, Bayern Munich, Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kiev.

Players who have taken part in the competition and went on to major honours include David Beckham, Joe Cole, Damien Duff, Steve Staunton, Wayne Rooney, Steve McManaman, Peter Crouch, Ryan Giggs, Belozoglu Emre, Gary Neville, Joey Barton, Michael Carrick, Craig Bellamy, James Milner, Jonathan Woodgate, Kris Boyd, Barry Ferguson, James Vaughan, David Healy and Dean Ashton to name but a few. In the 2002 Japan and Korea World Cup Finals there were no fewer than 30 Milk Cup veterans.

The three sections in the competition are: Elite, Premier and Junior.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.


Multi-Match tickets can be purchased

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Coleraine Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Coleraine, Ballymena, Portstewart, Castlerock, Portrush, Ballymoney, Derry/Londonderry and Limavady
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