13 December 2011

Northern Ireland Results in the Milk Cup Elite Section

Youth
- Elite - Minor -
- Results - Squads

The Northern Ireland International Youth Tournament (popularly known as the Milk Cup due to sponsorship deals with the Dairy Council (until 2013) and Dale Farm (from 2014)) was founded in 1983 and is mainly played at venues in and around the north-coast, primarily centred on Coleraine. Initially a tournament for Under-16 teams (Premier level), an Under-14 (Junior) level was added in 1984, with an Under-19 (Elite) section added in 1995. In 2014 an Under-13 (Minor) Festival was added, featuring a Club NI selection.

The Elite section is now competed for by international sides, though previously club sides had also competed. The Premier and Junior tournaments are played for by club and regional select sides from around the world. Many future stars have competed at the Milk Cup including many Northern Ireland internationals.

In 2007 to celebrate the 25th Milk Cup tournament a Northern Ireland XI faced Everton in a celebratory challenge match.

Northern Ireland have won the Milk Cup Elite Tournament on four occasions, in 1997, 2008 2009 and 2014.

The Milk Marketing Board announced that 2013 would be the last in which they would be the tournament's title sponsor but Dale Farm stepped in giving the tournament a slightly re-worked title - The Dale Farm Milk Cup.

The Elite Section for the 2015 Dale Farm Milk Cup was cancelled. The competition will become re-branded as the SuperCupNI from 2016 onwards.

Northern Ireland Elite Results: (incomplete)

1995
Winners: Wales
results missing

1996
Winners: Turkey
results missing

1997

Winners (four teams)
Wolverhampton Wdrs
W
3
0
Group
Newcastle United
W
3
2
Group
Feyenord
W
6
0
Group

1998
Winners: Turkey
results missing

1999
Winners: EC Vitoria (Brazil)
results missing

2000
Winners: Chiles
results missing

2001
Third Place (four teams); Winners: Mexico
Singapore
W
3
0
Group
Scotland
L
1
2
Group
Mexico
L
1
3
Group


2002
Fifth Place (six teams); Winners: Paraguay
Paraguay
L
1
4
Group
Wales
D
1
1
[p4-2]
Group
Republic of Ireland
D
3
3
[p5-4]
Fifth Place Match


2003
Fifth Place (eight teams); Winners: Paraguay
Brazil
L
0
1
Group
Wales
W
1
0
Group
Denmark
L
0
1
Group
Poland
W
2
1
Fifth Place Match




2004
Fifth Place (eight teams); Winners: Turkey
Russia
L
0
1
Group
Brazil
W
2
1
Group
Israel
D
2
2
Group
USA
W
2
1
Fifth Place Match

2005
Runners-Up (four teams); Winners: USA
Serbia & Montenegro
W
3
1
Group
Brazil
W
2
0
Group
USA
L
2
4
Group





2006
Third Place (six teams); Winners: Paraguay
Paraguay
L
1
3
Group
Turkey
W
2
0
Group
Denmark
W
3
2
Third Place Match

2007
Runners-Up (six teams); Winners: Israel
Turkey
D
2
2
Group
Chile
W
3
2
Group
Israel
L
1
4
Final



2008
Winners (six teams)
USA
W
3
1
Group
Belgium
W
5
4
Group
Chile
W
2
1
Final


2009
Winners (six teams)
Germany
W
3
2
Group
Bulgaria
W
3
0
Group
Denmark
W
2
0
Final



2010
Runners-Up (six teams); Winners: USA
Mexico
D
1
1
Group
China
W
5
0
Group
USA
L
0
3
Final

2011
Runners-Up (six teams); Winners: Denmark
Denmark
D
1
1
Group
Germany
W
3
1
Group
Denmark
L
0
1
  Final

2012
Fifth Place (six teams); Winners: Mexico
Chile
L
3
5
Group
Mexico
D
0
0

Group
Turkey
W
1
0

Fifth Place Match


2013 (draw 30 April)
Runners-Up (four teams); Winners: Mexico
Demark
W
2
1
Group
USA
W
3
1

Group
Mexico
L
1
2

Group

2014 
Winners (four teams); Winners: Northern Ireland
China
W
2
0
Group
Mexico
W
2
1

Group
Canada
W
1
0

Group

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