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Ballymoney through in Irish Cup

Saturday past saw four Intermediate and three Junior games lost to wet pitches so hopefully there may be an improvement in the weather for Saturday, November 4.

In the IFA Irish Cup Ballymoney United and Strabane Athletic progress to the next round after wins on Saturday. Glebe Rangers game was off on Saturday so will be re-arranged for Saturday coming.

PORTSTEWART                       1          3          BALLYMONEY UNITED

The home side went in front after Pierce Quigley scored on the 15thmminute and this goal separated the teams until Reece Watton scored the equaliser for the Toon on the 42nd minute. The Toon went in front after Garald Gillan scored on the 58th minute and sealed the win when Paul Keane scored on the 80th minute.

STRABANE ATHLETIC            3          2          DROMARA VILLAGE

Strabane went in front after Jonathan Robb converted a penalty on the 12th minute this goal being followed by a second goal scored by Declan Sharkey on the 17th minute. Things got better for Strabane when Jonathan Robb converted a second penalty on the 24th minute which saw Strabane three goals clear at half-time. The visitors got back in the game after Marcus Murray scored a brace of goal on the 49th and 65th minute but after this Strabane shut shop and held on for the win.

WELLINGTON REC                 1          3          FIVEMILETOWN UNITED

The visitors went in front on the 1st minute with a goal scored by Simon Robb. The Rec hit back with the equaliser scored by Danile McIlroy on the 22nd minute. Half-time was almost reached when Jordan Cadden scored for the United on the 43rd minute. The Rec then had two men sent off on the 64th and 76th minutes before United had a man sent off on the 83rd minute. Time was almost up when David Fulton scored a third goal for United on the 92nd minute.

NEWBUIDLINGS UNITED        0          5          LIMAVADY UNIED

After a steady start by both teams United went in front after Dean Brown scored on the 30th minute. After this United had a man sent off on the 37th minute and had the better of the attacking play scoring four more goals through Matthew Walker 68th, John Butcher 70th, Ian Parkhil 77th and Joseph McCready 91st minute.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE

MAIDEN CITY                         4          2          DESERTMARTIN

City went in front after Dylan Mooney scored on the 16th minute and this goal separated the teams for a long period. The Martin got back level after Eamon Og McAllister scored on the 40th minute then went in front after Connor Stewart scored on the 45th minute. City got back level after Stephen Duffy scored on the 60th minute then he went on to complete his hat-trick with goals on the 85th and 87th minute sealing the win for City. Referee Mr Simon Mackay

NEWTOWNE                           3          0          CHIMNEY CORNER

Newtowne took the lead after Colin Mullan scored on the 5th minute then added a second after Daniel Boyle scored on the 10th minute. This saw the goals dry up until Daniel McGilligan scored a third goal for Newtowne on the 92nd minute.         Referee Mr Terry Foley

WAKEHURST                          3          0          BRANTWOOD

Wakehurst went in front after Andrew Laughlin scored on the 3rd minute this being followed by Caolan O’Loan scoring on the 11th minute doubling Wakehurst advantage. Wakehurst went three goals ahead after Jamie Houston scored on the 40th minute. Brantwood discipline the let them down with their Manager being Red carded on the 61st minute then a player sent off on the 89th minute and a second player Red carded after the final whistle. Referee Mr Marty Woods

COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC         1          1          3rd BALLYCLARE OB

Both defences had the better of the play with the first goal being scored by Martin Meenan on the 34th minute putting the Olympic ahead. Ballyclare came back with Jamie Wharry converting a penalty to level the game on the 39th minute and this score remained until the final whistle. Ballyclare also had a man sent off on the 88th minute. Referee Mr Rodney Campbell

St JAMES SWIFTS RES            1          2          BELFAST ATHLETIC

This was a closely contested game for the entire ninety minutes. St James went in front after Stephen McDonalds cored on the 21st minute and held this advantage at half-time. The Athletic got back level after Hugh McMahon scored on the 47th minute setting the game up for a grandstand finish. The third goal in the game which proved to be the winning goal was scored for the Athletic by Martin Reilly on the 63rd minute. Referee Mr Colin Rainey

DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS        0          4          GREENCASTLE ROVERS

The Rovers went in front after Ryan McClory scored on the 11th minute and then were two in front after Jordan O’Kane scored on the 32nd minute. Mark Tutin made it three nil on the 47th minute and a penalty converted by Daniel McLarnon on the 67th minute completed a miserable day for the Swifts who had a man sent off on the 63rd minute.  Referee Mr Colin Arrell

RATHCOOLE RESERVES        P                      GREENISLAND DEVELOPMENT

MALONEYS                             P                      KILLYMOON RANGERS

Both matches postponed due to Pitches Waterlogged

SOFIA FARMER                       P                      INSPIRED COMMUNITY

No Official Referee Available

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

RED STAR                                1          4          BALLYNURE OB ‘B’

Ballynure went in front after David Higgins scored on the 15th minute who then added a second goal when scoring on the 24th minute. Ballynure went three goals clear after Kyle Abernethy converted a penalty on the 38th minute.  The Star got a goal back after Lloyd Watters scored on the 73rd minute but the Nure had the final say when David Higgins completed his hat-trick on the 95th minute.    Referee Mr Lewis Allison

GREENCASTLE ROVERS II     10         1          NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS ATH

Greencastle had control of this game after Sean McKeown scored on the 8th minute. More goals followed scored by Cormac Harrigan 14th 56th and 59th, Micheal Smyth 18th and 25th, Christopher Graham 20th and Sean Derry 68th, 70th and 83rd minutes. Colin Lewis scored a consolation goal for The North on the 90th minute. Referee Mr Gerard McAuley   

DONEGAL CELTIC RES           7          0          BELFAST CELTIC RES

Donegal were much sharper than the Young Belfast Celtic team scoring Seven goals without reply. Goals were sored by Martin McClory 3rd and 8th minutes, Sean McAteer 14th, Ryan Lambe 32nd, Caoimhin Mulvenna 37th, Padraig Hughes 70th and Stephen Ross 78th minutes.  Referee Mr Paul Lecky

GRANGE RANGERS                0          0          LOUGHSIDE

Both teams tended o cancel each other out in mid-field which resulted in few clear chances on goal resulting in no goals being scored by either team, Referee Mr Kenny Hayton

NEWINGTON RANGERS         A                      WELLINGTON REC II

Due to heavy rain and deteriorating ground conditions the referee called a hat to proceedings on the 26th minute of the first-half.as a safety precaution. Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

LOUGHSIDE                            P                      BALLYCLARE NORTH END

GRANGE RANGERS                P                      AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV

Both games above off no Official Referees Available

CAFA JUNIOR SHIELD 2nd ROUND

HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC          3          2          NEWTOWNBREDA FC 1sts

Hightown went in front after Josh McFadden scored on the 15th minute and this goal separated the teams until Rory Jennings scored for the visitors on the 51st minute. Hightown replied with Aaron McKeown scoring on the 56th minute only to see Christopher Pollock equalise on the 68th minute. Time was then running down fast when Jordan Byrne scored the winner for the home side on the 87th minute.

NORTH BELFAST UNITED      3          1          ROOFTOP 1sts

United went in front after Liam Gowdy scored on the 24th minute then Karl Lamont equalised for the visitors on the 47th minute. The teams were still locked together as time was running out then goals scored by Liam Gowdy 87th and Michael O’Neil 94th minutes won the game for United.

FIXTURES Saturday 4th November 2023

McReynolds Cup – Kick-off 2.00 p.m.

All Games 90 minutes no extra-time or Penalties

Group One

Belfast Celtic                 v          Brantwood @ Glen Road. Heights. Belfast    

St James Swifts              v          Donegal Celtic @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast

Group Two

Strabane Athletic           v          Maiden City @ Melvin Stadium. Strabane

Newtowne                     v          Newbuildings United  @ Scroggy Road. Limavady

Group Three

Chimney Corner            v          Rathcoole  @ Allen Park. Antrim

Wellington Rec              v          Wakehurst @ Brookvale Park. Millbrook. Larne

Group Four

Dunloy                          v          Desertmartin  @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

Ballymoney United  – Free

Cookstown Youth – Requested a free Date.

IFA Irish Cup 3rd Round

Glebe Rangers               v          Oxford Sunnyside @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney   

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

St James Swifts Res V Cookstown Olympic @ Grass Pitch 1 Valley PF. Newtownabbey

Inspired Community V 3rd Ballyclare OB @ Pitch 15 Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

Greenisland Dev V Maloneys @ Glenkeen Avenue. Greenisland

Rathcoole Reserves  V Greencastle Rovers @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

Sofia Farmer  V Desertmartin Swifts @ Meadowbank. Magherafelt

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

Ahoghill Thistle Dev       v          Newington Rangers @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm

Grange Rangers             v          Ballyclare North End @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Loughside                     v          Donegal Celtic Res  @ Brantwood. Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast 

Ballynure OB ‘B’           v          Belfast Celtic Res @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh

Greencastle Rovers II     v          Wellington Rec II  @ Pitch 2 Valley PF. Newtownabbey

North Ballymena Rangers           Free

CAFA Junior Shield 3rd Round

Red Star                       v          Lisburn Distillery I    @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

North Belfast United      v          Randalstown FC  @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

Hightown Athletic          v          Clough Rangers  @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

Newmills                       v          Belfast Athletic

Mid-Ulster Shield 3rd Round

Rathfriland Rangers Res v  Killymoon Rangers

Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Watching Ballymoney United and Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Watching Ballymoney United and Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Watching Ballymoney United and Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Irish Cup action as Ballymoney United progress following 3-1 win at Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Watching Ballymoney United and Portstewart. Pic: Maurice Bradley
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