Tyrone Milk Cup ready for kick off

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THE Tyrone Milk Cup Association held its final big get together before this years Tournament last Thursday night, when a Meet and Greet the parents function was held in The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown.

Two hundred attended the event including players and their families.

After a bite to eat they were introduced to the Committee by Chairman Marty Gamble. Marty also made a presentation to the main Sponsors for Tyrone this year, Schimmel Distribution and J A Gamble who in turn expressed their pride excitement at being involved in this years Tyrone Milk Cup set-up. Marty went on to thank all the players and Parents for their commitment during the selection process and also the ongoing training and friendly matches on the run up to the big kick-off on Saturday 21st July.

The Chairman also paid tribute to the Committee for their hard work securing Sponsors, fundraising, attending meetings and all the other countless tasks they have to do to ensure that Tyrone continue to compete in the NI Milk Cup.

The NI Milk Cup celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year and each County has been given the opportunity to play the first days games at home. For the Tyrone teams this means two mouth watering encounters on Saturday 21st July. Paul Kee’s Junior squad will meet at the Silver Birches Hotel for breakfast before leaving to take on Ipswich Town at Mounjoy, Omagh, kick-off 2.30pm.

The Premier Squad, managed by Tommy Canning will meet at the Fir Trees Hotel in Strabane for lunch before going up against the might of Manchester United for the third year running, with a 5pm kick-off at Darragh Park, Castlederg. This should be a great days football and a chance for local soccer fans to come out and support the county representatives.

After Saturdays games the two Squads and committee will leave for the North West for the Opening Parade and continued games from Monday 23rd July until Thursday 26th July.

For further details check the Tyrone Milk Cup Association Facebook Page and also keep up to date with fixtures and results during the Tournament itself.