In the lead-up to the start of the new eircom Under-21 League season, the eircom League have organised a pre-season tournament. Split into two groups, sixteen teams will compete for the honours. The top two teams in each group will play-off in the semi-finals with each group winner being the home team in the semi's.
Group 1: Cork City, Bray Wanderers, Limerick, Athlone Town, UCD, Cobh Ramblers, St Patrick's Athletic and Shamrock Rovers.
Group 2: Shelbourne, Dundalk, Derry City, Finn Harps, Monaghan United, Sligo Rovers, Dublin City and Bohemians.
Games will be played each weekend beginning on the weekend of Sunday, March 26th.
The semi-finals will take place on the week-ending Sunday 21st May while the final will take place on Sunday 4th June.
The Under-21 League proper will begin in mid-June.