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Cabinteely FC and Bray Wanderers join forces

For the first time in the club's history Cabinteely FC has succeeded in qualifying for the DDSL Premier League two years running.

The South County Dublin football club will now have Premier and Major U12 and U13 teams. The club also reached its first Premier league cup final (U12) and finished in their highest position in the Premier League – joint third with Malahide United.

The club's annual Mini World Cup tournament, in its 24th year, with over 1,000 local players between the ages of 5 to 13, special needs and Football For All participating, takes place in Kilbogget Park until June 15.

See the club's website, www.cabinteelyfc.ie for up-to-date MWC '13 news and for general club info.

At the recent Bray Wanderers v Drogheda United game, Cabinteely signed a co-operation agreement with Bray Wanderers to work together to jointly develop players and provide a player pathway to the League of Ireland.

The agreement will see the clubs working together in a number of areas including player development and football coaching.

At the signing, Bray Wanderers General Manager Jack O'Neill said: "We have had a great relationship with Cabinteely FC and we are confident that a lot more children will identify with their local Airtricity League club as a result."

Cabinteely Boys Chairman Oisín Ledwidge said: "We have had a great season and the signing of the agreement with Bray Wanderers is a further step in Cabinteely FC's progression in becoming a leading schoolboy club in Ireland."

Kevin Knight has fond memories playing for Cabinteely and is delighted to see his schoolboy club sign this agreement with his current club: "This is a great opportunity for Cabinteely FC players to work closely with Bray and potentially play League of Ireland. It also provides opportunities for progression to English and European clubs."