Playing for Kieran

The Kieran Burke Perpetual Trophy was set up in honour of one of our youngest and most enthusiastic players, who also was a Leinster mascot, Kieran Burke (pictured right), who died of leukaemia in January 2004, aged six.

The tournament was devised by DLSP and in conjunction with the Burke family, with the inaugural tournament held in January 2005.

Since then it has grown into the largest U7 sporting event in the country, with last year's tournament seeing more than 1,000 children attending.

The tournament starts at 10am this Sunday, February 17, in DLSP FC's home grounds at Kirwan Park, Kilternan, Co Dublin.

The huge interest in applications to date indicates that more than 800 U7 boys and girls will play on the day.

This year also sees Karl Burke (Kieran's father) being president of De La Salle Palmerston FC and he will take great pride in welcoming all the participants to the club.

Excess proceeds and donations given on the day will go to the Children's Cancer Fund at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin.

Further information is available from David Hicks (087-2565656 or, Michael Nugent (087-6804221 or or Karl Burke (085-2536620).