Last updated : Friday, 12 April 2024


The Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) is an amateur football league for boys and girls in Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1948 and is the largest schoolboy league in Ireland, with over 200 affiliated clubs. The league consists of 12 divisions, and teams are divided into age groups from U7 to U18.

The DDSL aims to provide a competitive and enjoyable environment for young players to develop their football skills. The league also runs a number of coaching courses and other initiatives to help develop players and coaches.

Dublin District Schoolboy League action

Some of the notable players who have come through the DDSL include Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, and Wes Hoolahan.


The DDSL was founded in 1948 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The league started with just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years. In 1973, the DDSL became affiliated with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).

Dublin District Schoolboy League match

The DDSL has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments over the years, including the Kennedy Cup and the Milk Cup. The Kennedy Cup is an annual competition for U14 teams, while the Milk Cup is a biannual competition for U16 teams.


The DDSL is divided into 12 divisions, each of which is further divided into a number of leagues. The divisions are:

  • Premier Division
  • Senior Division
  • First Division
  • Second Division
  • Third Division
  • Fourth Division
  • Fifth Division
  • Sixth Division
  • Seventh Division
  • Eighth Division
  • Ninth Division
  • Tenth Division
  • Eleventh Division
  • Twelfth Division
Dublin District Schoolboy League teams

Teams are promoted and relegated between divisions based on their performance in the previous season.


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