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Dunloy win Crawford Cup

Congratulations to Dunloy who won the Crawford Cup on Friday evening, defeating Ballymoney United 3-2 at Allen Park, Antrim.

The next final coming up is the McReynolds Cup Final which will be played on Friday evening 10th May 2024, when Cookstown Youth meet Wellington Rec. at Allen Park, Antrim, home of Chimney Corner Football Club. Kick-off 7.00pm.

CRAWFORD CUP FINAL
BALLYMONEY UNITED 2 3 DUNLOY
The first forty-five minutes saw both teams cancel each other out with few clear chances created.

The second half was a different story as Dunloy pushed forward and after a good move Kyle Robinson was put clear to run in and score on the 54th minute.
Dunloy went close to scoring again but Ballymoney keeper Jonathan Holland brought off a couple of top class saves.
Dunloy went two goals in front again, it was Kyle Robinson who was on the mark with his second goal on the 80th minute. Time was then running down when Paul Keane struck home a well-placed free kick on the 86th minute giving Ballymoney hope which came after being awarded a penalty on the 93rd minute which Jake Francis converted.
The game was in the 95th minute when a free kick for Dunloy was diverted by the arm of a Ballymoney defender leaving Karl Fitzpatrick to convert the penalty winning the game for Dunloy. After the game, the Crawford Cup was presented to Dunloy captain Duane Scott; the winners medals to the players by werethe League Vice Chairperson Robert Fenton.
Referee Mr Kyle Barr Assistants Mr Joseph Mullan and Mr Finton Coyle.

Intermediate League Group B
STRABANE ATHLETIC 4 0 BELFAST CELTIC
This was a crucial game for both teams who were trying to cement their place in the top half of the Group.

Strabane went in front after Bradley Callaghan scored on the 29th minute then added a second goal scored by Declan Sharkey on the 40th minute to lead two nil at half-time. An OG on the 50th minute saw Strabane three goals clear which became Four after Simon McGlynn scored on the 71st minute.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

NEWBUILDINGS UNITED 4 1 St JAMES SWIFTS
The buildings took an early lead after Darren Robb converted a penalty on the 8th minute and this goal separated the teams at half-time and the Swifts had a man sent off on the 34th minute.

More goals followed for Buildings scored by Jack Bradley 64th, Steven Wallace 81st and 90th minute with Eugene Gallagher scoring for the Swifts on the 89th minute.
Referee Mr Darren Hylands.

Mid-Week League Results
WELLINGTON REC 3 0 GLEBE RANGERS
St JAMES SWIFTS 2 2 BELFAST CELTIC

AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV 7 1 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
The Thistle went in front after Evan Johnston scored on the 4th minute and followed with another five goals scored by Jamie Archer 16th and 35th, William Barr 35th, Issac Wylie 42nd and Evan Johnston 45th Minutes before half-time.

Isaac Wylie scored his second goal on the 55thminute followed by Stephen Howe scoring for North End on the 61st minute.

Referee Mr Paul Moore

GRANGE RANGERS 1 3 WELLINGTON REC II
Grange went in front after Jake Woods scored on the 16th minute then the Rec replied with Callum McLean scoring on the 32nd and Jack McKenna on the 41st minutes to lead at half-time.

The Rec got a third goal scored by Darryl Baston on the 57th minute which sealed the win for them.
Referee Mr Colin Rainey

NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 1 3 LOUGHSIDE
The Rangers went in front after Gavin Gilmore scored on the 40th minute then Lee Hendry scored a brace for Loughside on the 53rd and 71st minutes.

Time was then running down when Samuel McCormick sealed the win for Loughside when he scored on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr Rodney Campbell

MID-WEEK REULTS
BALLYNURE OB ‘B’ 1 1 NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS
HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC 15 0 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 1 12 BALLYNURE OB ‘B’
HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC 1 3 RED STAR

LINDA WELSHMAN MEMORIAL CUP
GRANGE RANGERS 1 4 GREENCASTLE ROVERS
BELFAST ATHLETIC 7 2 NEWINGTN RANGERS

CANADA TROPHY SEMI-FINAL
DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 0 2 St JAMES SWIFTS RESERVES
St James took an early lead after Stephen McDonald scored on the 4th minute then followed with a second goal scored by Habeeb Ramos on the 35th minute to have the advantage at half-time.
Chances came and went for both teams in the second half, but no more goals were scored. Referee Mr Dean McLernon

FIXTURES
Intermediate League
Tuesday 7th May 2024 O’Gorman Cup Semi-Final – Kick Off 7.00pm
Ballymoney United v Strabane Athletic. @ Riada Stadium Ballymoney Kick off 7.00pm
Thursday 9th May 2024 League
Belfast Celtic v Ballymoney United @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast. Kick off 7.00pm
Friday 10th May 2024 McReynolds Cup Final – Kick off 7.00pm
Cookstown Youth v Wellington Rec @ Allen Park. Antrim
Saturday 11th May 2024 League
Brantwood v Newbuildings United @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast
St James Swifts Ballymoney United @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Junior Division – League Tuesday 7th May 2024
Junior League Two
Ballyclare North End v North Ballymena Rgs. @ Sixmile Leisure Centre. Ballyclare
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Grange Rangers v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
(Kick off 7.00pm)
North Belfast United v Belfast Celtic Res @ Pitch 7. Grove PF. Shore Road. Belfast
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Ballynure OB ‘B’ v Wellington Rec II @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Wednesday 8th May
League One
Killymoon Rangers v Rathcoole Reserves @ 3g MUSA. Cookstown
(Kick off 8.00pm)
Greencastle Rovers v St James Swifts @ Pitch1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Thursday 9th May 2024
Junior League Two
North Ballymena Rgs. V Red Star @ Showgrounds. Ballymena
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Donegal Celtic Res @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Ballynure OB ‘B’ v Hightown Athletic @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Ballyclare North End v Wellington Rac II @ Sixmile Leisure Centre. Ballyclare
(Kick off 7.00pm)
Saturday 11th May 2024 – Canada Trophy Semi Final
Killymoon Rangers v Greencastle Rovers @ 3g MUSA. Cookstown
Junior League Division One
Desertmartin Swifts v Belfast Athletic @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
Rathcoole Reserves v Belfast Athletic @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Junior League Division Two
Belfast Celtic v Newington Rangers @ Gen Road Heights. Belfast
Grange Rangers v North Ballymena Rgs @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Loughside v Wellington Rec II @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Greencastle Rovers II @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm
Hightown Athletic v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 6. Grove PF. Belfast
North Belfast United v Red Star @ Pitch 7 Grove PF. Shore Road. Belfast.

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