Top of the Hill Celtic players receive a team-talk ahead of Monday's O'Neill Foyle Cup U8 game. Picture by Jim McCafferty

Foyle Cup: the story of day 1 in 16 pictures

Blue skies and blistering heat welcomed the start of the O’Neills Foyle Cup 2022 on Monday after an absence of two years.

One of Europe’s biggest and most respected events in the world’s youth football calendar saw the first of over 1,600 matches played yesterday and continuing over the next six days, across three counties, involving age groups 8-19, male, female and sports with disability.

Here are 16 images that capture the first day’s action.

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