26 Mar 2009

New football tournament for Celtic nations

4:18 pm on 26 March 2009

A new international football tournament involving Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will start in 2011.

The tournament, which has yet to be named but could be called the Celtic Cup, will be held in Dublin at the new Aviva Stadium.

The tournament will run on a league basis and will be held in each country in turn. It has not yet been decided if it will take place every year.

The old Home International Championship, involving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, was last played in 1984.