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SuperCupNI Draw

EURO 2016 star Niall McGinn was on hand to conduct the draw for the 2023 SuperCupNI at the home of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on Wednesday night…

The Glentoran forward has fond memories of the tournament, having represented Tyrone at the Junior and Premier age group and McGinn said the tournament provided him with the perfect foundation from which he could launch his professional career.

“I have some fantastic memories from playing at the tournament and it helped to stand me in good stead and gave me the belief and confidence that I could perform at the highest level.

“The SuperCupNI offers a unique experience for local players, and it can help you to launch your career and give you the platform from which to go on and achieve whatever you want to set your mind to.

“It is a really special tournament and it is so well regarded.

“Throughout my career, I have been in dressing rooms with players from across the UK and when they hear about where you come from, the first thing they talk about is the tournament!

“That shows you how prestigious it is and how well regarded it is within the game.”

Some of the biggest teams in the United Kingdom and further afield will descend upon Northern Ireland later on this summer, with the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle United, Rangers, West Ham and Brighton and Hove Albion all sending their latest crop of talent to compete at the tournament

Coleraine will compete in the Minor U13 section and were drawn in a group alongside Glenavon, Portstewart and Kilmarnock.

The 2023 tournament kicks off on Sunday 23rd July with the welcoming ceremony in Coleraine and concludes with finals day on Friday 28th July.

Matches will be played across three council areas, Causeway, Coast and Glens, Mid and East Antrim and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.