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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Schoolboy Football

All time
# cautionary tales
'If young players have too much time on their hands, they'll turn to other things like drink and gambling'
Top schoolboy coach John Bolger has seen his former players go on to have varying degrees of success in the game.
# Born winner
Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges
Ireland’s world champion boxer was facing DDSL heavyweights Cherry Orchard back in 1998.
# football bloody hell
'This wasn't about him not getting a game': Father denies son getting dropped a factor in court case
The now-18-year-old lost a court case alleging that his football team bullied him and caused post-traumatic stress.
# Grassroots
Bohemians return to historical home in the Phoenix Park with the help of the FAI
The Dublin club’s schoolboy teams will play at the Fifteen Acres for the foreseeable future.
# FAI
'There’s a lot of money in the FAI - what have they got to show for it?'
Alan Caffrey, the Head of Youth Development at renowned schoolboy club St Kevin’s Boys FC, speaks to The42.
# summer football
Big changes for Irish schoolboy football as DDSL clubs vote in favour of summer season
The motion was passed at the league’s AGM tonight.
# Giant-killing
St Kevin's Boys get the better of Barcelona in the Academy Cup
The Dublin schoolboy club defeated the Catalan giants in this weekend’s U13s tournament.
# banned for life
Dublin schoolboy coach banned for life by club after vicious assault on referee
St Paul’s Artane have moved quickly to ban the coach involved.
# Next generation
Fourth consecutive All-Ireland title won by arguably the best schoolboy team ever
St Kevin’s Boys’ U15s are one of a number of all-conquering sides at the Dublin club.
# Just let the kids play
New initiative aims to tackle pushy parents in schoolboy football
Soccer clubs across the country are set to take part in ‘Silent Sideline Weekend’ over the next two days.
# fly on the wall
New TV series following Irish academy players in England starts tonight
Football Scholars looks at four teenagers attempting to carve out careers in the professional game.
# Schoolboy Football
Real Madrid, Ajax and Arsenal youth teams to play in Dublin tournament
The six-team St Kevin’s Boys Academy Cup will see the prestigious sides compete in April.
# Grassroots
9 characters you’ll meet at a schoolboy soccer match
These are the people you come across when you take a stroll down to the local football pitch.
# Schoolboy Football
Cherry Orchard look to mark 20-year anniversary with Milk Cup victory
The U17s team face the biggest game of their lives against Manchester United in the semi-finals at Coleraine’s Showgrounds tonight.
# Reel stories
Premier Ambitions: New schoolboy football documentary begins tonight
The six-part series following the Home Farm U15s team starts on Setanta Sports this evening.
# golden days
Open thread: What are your favourite Schoolboy football memories?
“Who’s taking the nets down?”