Jim Power U14 Football Tournament Finals Sat 23rd July

After a Covid-19 enforced break in 2020 & 2021 it was great to have the return of the Jim Power Tournament for U14 Football Development Squads return on Saturday 11th June. The long wait was certainly worth with as the tournament came back bigger and better than previously. This years tournament takes place over 2 days Sat 11th June & Sat 23rd July.

This Saturday 23rd July 14 teams will be coming to Waterford for the Finals Day where we will have Cup, Shield, Plate and Trophy competitions. The tournament is being run by Bord na nÓg, Déise Óg with the support of the Power Family for which we are very grateful.

We were delighted to have the official launch of the competition along with the draws for the finals recently. It was great to be joined by Theresa Power, wife of the late Jim, and many of her family for the draw.  Theresa remarked how delighted the family were with the expanded format for this year and new counties taking part in the tournament for the first time along with a 2nd Waterford team something she had always advocated for.

County Board Chairman Sean Michael O’Regan is looking forward to a wonderful festival of football next Saturday and praised the work being done by all Development Squads to give young players the opportunity to play football for Waterford. Sean and the County Board have given good support this year and in previous years and will continue to do so.

Chairman of Bord na nÓg Eric Furling welcomed the return of the Jim Power tournament and along with his fellow Bord na nÓg Officers is working hard to have everything in place for the Finals Day. He thanked Brickey Rangers, Dungarvan, Kilrossanty & Stradbally for use of their club facilities for the finals.

Games Development Manager Eoin Breathnach outlined the format of the Finals Day where every team will play minimum of 2 games with each venue hosting a final also. Eoin thanked all for the work done so far and the GDA’s who will be venue coordinators on Saturday.

The draws were completed and are listed below. Good luck to all.

Brickey Rangers Coordinator Eoin Breathnach Dungarvan Coordinator Barry Dunne
Jim Power Cup/Shield Quarter Finals Referee Jim Power Cup/Shield Quarter Finals Referee
Tipperary Blue v Waterford Blue Match 2 11am Wexford Purple v Limerick White Match 1 11am
Tipperary Yellow v Waterford White Match 4 11am Carlow Red v Offaly Green Match 3 11am
Jim Power Cup Semi Finals Jim Power Cup Semi Finals
Winner Match 4 v Winner Match 2 Match 5 12.30pm Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 1 Match 6 12.30pm
Jim Power Shield Semi Finals Jim Power Shield Semi Finals
Loser Match 4 v Loser Match 2 Match 7 12.30pm Loser Match 3 v Loser Match 3 Match 8 12.30pm
Jim Power Cup Final Jim Power Cup Final
Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 7 Match 9 2pm Winner Match 6 v Winner Match 8 Match 10 2pm
Stradbally Coordinator John Quinn Kilrossanty Coordinator David Robinson
Jim Power Plate/Trophy Group 1 Jim Power Plate/Trophy Group 2
Wicklow Blue v Cork White 11am Wicklow Yellow v Limerick Green 11am
Cork White v Wexford Gold 12.15pm Limerick Green v Offaly Gold 12.15pm
Wexford Gold v Wicklow Blue 1.30pm Offaly Gold v Wicklow Yellow 1.30pm
Jim Power Plate Final Jim Power Trophy Final
Group 1 Winner v Group 2 Winner 3pm Group 1 Runner Up v Group 2 Runner Up 3pm