While most players are now looking towards a short break before embarking on pre-season, there is no rest for the Down SuperCup NI squads, as preparations continue for the opening fixtures of the tournament on the 29th July 2019.
The Premier squad kick things off for Down at Coleraine University, with a difficult tie against the impressive Right to Dream at 3pm, before the Juniors take centre stage at Coleraine Showgrounds against Chilean side O’Higgins at the later time of 7pm.
John Bailie’s Premier squad continue their quest for glory the next day in Coleraine against Mexican side Atlante at 3.15pm, before the Juniors travel to Ballymoney to face Global Premier Soccer shortly afterwards at 5pm.
On the Wednesday Gary McAlister’s Juniors are in action at 3pm against Strikers in Ballymoney, while the Premiers kick off their final group game at the same time against Riseisha HS of Japan in Castlerock.
This weekend sees some more intercounty action in the George Henderson Tournament, as the local sides continue to build up match time.
Kicking off at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown the Premiers face Fermanagh with a 10am start, before their attentions move to Armagh at 1pm. The Juniors first match sees them take on Armagh at 11:30am, before the day finishes with Tyrone the opponents at 2.30pm.