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John Giles and St Kevin's Boys FC Academy Director Ken Donoghue.

John Giles and St Kevin's Boys FC Academy Director Ken Donoghue.

John Giles and St Kevin's Boys FC Academy Director Ken Donoghue.

REAL MADRID are coming to Dublin to play in the prestigious St Kevin's Boys Academy Cup Tournament, scheduled to be held from April 18 to 20.

The Spanish giants will be joined by Ajax, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, Glasgow Celtic and St Kevin's Boys Under 13 Premier DDSL side.

The top class line-up will ensure a feast of top class football at the club's Shanowen Road facility and the event was launched by FAI CEO John Delaney and former Republic of Ireland midfield and Herald columnist John Giles at the Skylon Hotel yesterday.

This is the sixth time the event has been run and the 2014 line-up is further confirmation that the event has become one of Europe's elite schoolboy events.

The full list of fixtures are as follows:

GROUP 1: St Kevin's Boys FC, West Bromwich, Real Madrid.

GROUP 2: Arsenal, Ajax, Celtic.

FRIDAY APRIL 18

St Kevin's v West Brom 10.30; Ajax v Celtic noon; West Brom v Real Madrid 4.30pm; Ajax v Arsenal 6pm

SATURDAY APRIL 19

Arsenal v Celtic 10.30; St Kevins Boys v Real Madrid noon; Semi-final: Winner Gp 1 v Runner up Gp 2; Semi-final: Winner Gp 2 v Runner-up Gp 1.

SUNDAY APRIL 20

10am: 5th – 6th place play-off; 3rd place Gp 1 v 3rd Place Gp 2. 3rd v 4th noon; Tournament Final 1.30pm

Games are 50 mins – 25 mins each way; Final is 30 mins each way.

Full details on www.skb.com


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