2018 Victory Shield launched in Kerry

Victory Shield Launch

2018 Victory Shield launched in Kerry

The 2018 Victory Shield was officially launched at the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Thursday afternoon.
6th Sep 2018

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Head Coach Paul Osam was joined at the event by Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring and SAFIB Executive Nixon Morton.

The Under-16 international tournament, features the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and will be held at Mounthawk Park, Tralee Dynamos and St. Brendan's Park in Tralee from November 12-16.

Speaking at the event, Ireland Head Coach Paul Osam said he hopes that his side can win the tournament for the third year in a row after previous successes in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

"It would be lovely to win for the third time in a row. This tournament is a great addition to the calendar for the Under-16 group. We're really looking forward to it."

Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring believes it is a massive coup for the town to host an international tournament.

"The town has a great sporting tradition. It's fantastic for Tralee to host an international tournament of this calibre. Hopefully its acts as an inspiration for young players in the region."

SAFIB Executive Nixon Morton is looking forward to Ireland hosting the event for the first time.

"It's brilliant that Tralee are hosting the event for the first time in Ireland. We look forward to a brilliant event with the four teams". 

2018 Victory Shield Fixtures
12/11/2018: Scotland v Wales, St. Brendan's Park, KO 1pm
12/11/2018: Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Mounthawk Park, KO 6pm

14/11/2018: Republic of Ireland v Wales, Mounthawk Park, KO 1pm
14/11/2018: Northern Ireland v Scotland, Mounthawk Park, KO 6pm

16/11/2018: Scotland v Republic of Ireland, Tralee Dynamos, KO 1pm
16/11/2018: Wales v Northern Ireland, Mounthawk Park, KO 1pm