The Northern Ireland Milk Cup started in 1983 as a result of the imagination and determination of three men. Victor Leonard then chairman of the Coleraine Youth League and Jim Weir secretary of the Northern Ireland Boys Football Association enlisted the help of former Glasgow Celtic, Northern Ireland player and manager Bertie Peacock. The idea of a Northern Ireland based Youth Football Tournament gradually took shape.
Salthill Devon F.C. was founded in 1977 and has a current membership of 530 juveniles and 65 adult players. It fields 23 competitive teams in competitions at local and regional level. These comprise all age groups from U10 through U18 as well as 2 Adult teams, the most senior are currently Premier League Champions in Galway. In addition to the above the Club has over 160 members at U8 and U9 who are engaged in internal mini-leagues.