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Setanta Sports Cup to go ahead

Updated: Sunday, 19 Jul 2009 15:03

This year's Setanta Sports Cup will go ahead as planned
This year's Setanta Sports Cup will go ahead as planned

The uncertainty over the future of the Setanta Sports Cup appears to have be cleared up today with the news that the draw for this year's tournament will take place on 28 July in Abbotstown.

Given Setanta's much publicised financial woes, there had been real fear that the tournament would be scrapped, however an FAI statement confirmed that it will be going ahead as planned.

Setanta's CEO Niall Cogley said, 'We are very gratified with the support that we have received from the clubs and from the Associations following what has been a difficult period and we are delighted to be continuing with this tournament that signifies so much about our company.

'This all island competition represents our continuing commitment to domestic sport in Ireland alongside the big ticket international sport that Setanta also covers. I'm sure that this year's Setanta Sports Cup will be as good as any we have had,' he said.

Bohemians, Cork City, Derry City, St Patrick's Athletic and Sligo Rovers will represent the League of Ireland Premier Division, while Cliftonville, Coleraine, Glentoran and Linfield will fly the flag for the IFA Premiership.