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The North Eastern Counties Scoolboys/girls League has made tremendous strides since its formation in 1991. Originally formed in 1984 as the Meath Schoolboys League the change in name was brought about by the enormous interest from clubs outside of Meath which were interested in playing soccer in properly organised structures.
The expansion of numbers participating has been phenomenal and the league had to respond and develop its own infrastructures. The league caters for clubs in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath.
The league has established a very enjoyable and successful under age coaching leagues structure for age groups 7 – 11 due to high demand.
In season 2010-2011 the league’s Emerging Talent Program evolved to develop players and representative squads and has been a success.
Season 2011-2012 the league officially launched all girls football at age 8, 10 and 12. This is just a start and we would hope to increase numbers going forward.
These programmes greatly enhance the image of the league and are encouraged by the league’s main sponsor.
The NECSL and its clubs are affiliated to the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland (S.F.A.I.) and the Leinster Football Association (L.F.A.) and Womens Football Association of Ireland (WFAI) who in turn are affiliated to the F.A.I.