DataSolutions' IT Channel Champions Cup Tournament 2019

Last Wednesday, 29th May 2019; DataSolutions saw 16 teams from the IT industry come together at Astro Park, Tallaght to compete in our annual 5-a-side football tournament for the prestigious title of IT Channel Champions for 2019!

First of all, we would like to thank everyone for taking part in the event, making it a fantastic success and supporting us in our overall goal of raising €25,000 for Focus Ireland in 2019.

A massive congratulations is owed to Phone Pulse for being crowned IT Channel Champion Cup Winners after overcoming PFH Technology in the final, an extremely tough competitor on the day who will now hold on to the trophy until next year’s competition!

The tournament began with four groups of 4 teams, with the winners of each progressing into the quarter finals and those unfortunate enough not to make it through, along with the other spectators, provided the finalists with an electric atmosphere to play out the remainder of the contest.

Phone Pulse’s player Aaron Kennedy was also awarded ‘Man of the Match’.

Tournament Fixtures & Results

Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Knockout Results

Quarter Finals

The quarter finals saw a close game between Logicalis (Group 4) and Hoy The Boy & His Boys (Citrix) (Group 1), with Logicalis scoring 3 goals, compared to their opposition’s 2.

The Future Rangers (Group 2) lost 6-2 against PFH Technology (Group 3) who then went on to play Logicalis (Group 4) in the semi-finals.

Planet 21 (Group 2) lost out 5-1 to last year’s winners Enterprise Solutions (Group 3) and Nutanix (Group 1) took on this year’s eventual champions, Phone Pulse, losing 6-3.

Semi Finals

In a close-fought battle, Logicalis succumbed to a narrow 5-3 loss at the hands of PFH Technology.

Meanwhile, Phone Pulse beat Enterprise Solutions 6-3 to book their place in the final.


Ending the final with a frenzy of goals, Phone Pulse came out as the clear winner putting 6 goals past PFH Technology, who managed to respond with 2 of their own on the day.

Thank You!

Once again, we’d like to thank those in the IT industry who shed their suits and put on their boots for the Ultimate IT Channel Charity Football Tournament and supporting us in this very important cause!

We really hope you will take part in the event again next year, so make sure to start your training today! We have lots of action shots of the event available, check them out here.

All team photos can be found here.

2019 Focus Ireland Initiative

We will also be running 3 more fundraising events this year and would be delighted if you could join us for one or more of them!

Katie-Anna Lynn