Causeway Chronicle

Three Cup Final opponents known and dates set for finals

Joanne Kirgan Europa Foods who sponsored Ballymioney United;’s game with St. James Swifts on Saturday.

Following Saturday’s results in knockout competition in the Ballymena Premier League, three final participants are now known.
First final up is the Crawford Cup. Scheduled for 3rd May when Ballymoney United and Dunloy will contest a local derby.
Seven days later on May 10, the McReynolds Cup is down for decision when Cookstown Youth and Wellington Rec will vie for the coveted trophy.
The third known final; will between Maiden City and the winners of Ballymoney United / Strabane Athletic / and St. James Swifts.
The fibnal oif trhe Canada Cup will be played on May 24, and the Linda Welshman Memorial Cup will take place on May 31.
All finals will be held at Allen Park, Antrim, home of Chimney Corner.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group A
CHIMNEY CORNER 1 1 COOKSTOWN YOUTH
This was a close game in which Leon Carley put the Corner ahead on the 67th minute.

This score remained until the 88th minute when Curtis Hassan scored for the Youth giving the teams a point each.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

DONEGAL CELTIC 1 0 GLEBE RANGERS
Celtic went in front after James Mullan scored on the 20th minute and this score remained at half-time.

The second half saw both teams have chances to score but the single decided the result.
Referee Mr Marty Crawford

Group B
BALLYMONEY UNITED 0 1 St JAMES SWIFTS
Both teams had chances to score more goals but at the final whistle it was a penalty kick converted by Eoin Gallaghers on the 1st minute that decided the result.
Referee Mr Marty Woods

BELFAST CELTIC P P RATHCOOLE
This game was ok to go at 1pm then the heavens opened, and the Referee had no option but to call the game off.

Mid-Week League Results
BALLYMONEY UNITED 2 1 DUNLOY
STRABANE ATHLETIC 6 0 NEWBUILDIGS UNITED
COOKSTOWN YOUTH 5 1 NEWTOWNE

McReynolds Cup Semi-final
NEWBUIDLINGS UNITED 2 3 (aet) MAIDEN CITY
A place in the final was at stake in this game between the close neighbours. United went in front after Darren Robb scored on the 3rd minute a goal that separated the teams until an OG on the 47th minute saw the teams back level.

Time was beginning to run down when Ben Smith scored putting City ahead on the 81st minute. United replied with Stepen Curry scoring on the 83rd minute. This saw the game go to extra-time where Stephen Duffy scored the winning goal for City on the 99th minute.
Referee Mr Jimmy Johnstone

O’Gorman Cup Semi-final
WELLINGTON REC 3 1 STRABANE ATHLETIC
This was a big win for Wellington Rec who went in front after Royce Balmer scored on the 55th minute.

The Rec went three goals ahead after Mark Mundell and Royce Balmer scored on the 65th and 76th minutes. Strabane hit back but it late in the day when Sean Ferry scored on the 85th minute.
Referee Mr Rodney Hassard

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 3 4 KILLYMOON RANGERS
In this local Derby game Richard Donaghy put Killymoon ahead on the 27th minute.

The Olympic hit back with an own goal on the 37th minute followed by Connor Donnelly scoring on the 43rd minute. Killymoon hit back with Mark McMenemy levelling the score from the penalty spot on the 52nd minute. Killymoon went ahead after Eoin Gallagher scored what proved to be the winning goal on the 65th minute.
Referee Mr Coin Arrell

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
NEWINGTON RANGERS 2 0 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
No goals were scored during the first half then a penalty converted by Andrew Hall on the 60th minute put Rangers ahead.

Rangers got a second goal scored by Lee Magill on the 80th minute that sealed the result of the game.
Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 3 4 BELFAST CELTIC RES
Celtic went three goals in front with goals being scored by Chris McDonald 6th and 31st minutes and Sean O’Halloran 37th minute.

Rangers replied with Darren Elliott scoring on the 40th and 67th minutes followed by Richard Rock on the 86th minute. Time was almost up when Chris McDonald completed his hat trick on the 91st minute to win the game for Celtic.
Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

GRANGE RANGERS 0 2 GREENCASTLE ROVERS II
The Castle went in front after Jack Parke scored on the 9th minute then doubled their advantage after Kieran Moloney scored on the 38th minute.

Grange had man sent off on the 84th minute and no more goals followed with Castle taking the points
Referee Mr Lewis Allison

RED STAR 3 1 NORTH BELFAST UNITED
United went in front after Brooklyn Duncan scored on the 23rd minute then Andrew Hall equalised for the Star on the 41st minute.

Andrew Hall completed his hat-trick on the 55th and 90th minutes to win the game for the Star.
Referee Mr Rodney Campbell

LOUGHSIDE 1 2 HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC
The Athletic went in front after David Walsh scored on the 36th minute followed by Jordan Byrne scoring a second goal on the 57th minute. Loughside got back in the game after Neal Goodyear scored on the 83rd minute then time ran out Referee Mr Colin Rainey

NEWINGTON RANGERS 2 4 HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC
KILLYMOON RNGERS 7 0 DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS
GRANGE RNGERS 2 7 DONEGAL CELTIC RES
LOUGHSIDE 0 4 GREENCASTLE ROVERS II

Linda Welshman Memorial Cup – 1st Round
GREENCASTLE ROVERS 4 2 BALLYNURE OB ‘B’
This match was abandoned on the 24th minute the previous Saturday due to the Referee receiving an injury to his eye.

Rovers were leading by a goal scored by Mark Tutin on the 9th minute then Marc Campbell equalised on the 27th minute for the Nure. Rovers went back in front after Joseph Mooney scored on the 44th minute followed by Conall McKeown scoring on the 51st minute. The Nure got a second goal scored by Mark Leckey on the 84th minute and the final goal was scored for Rivers by Mark Tutin on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr Stephen Grant

2nd Round
WELLINGTON REC II 1 3 BELFAST ATHLETIC
The Athletic went two goals clear scored by Dave Finlay on the 24th minute and Harry Bassett 46th minute.

The Rec got back in the game after Matthew Liddle scored on the 59th minute.
Time was running down when Harry Bassett scored his second goal on the 86th minute sealing the win for the Athletic
Referee Mr Paul Aston.

Canada Trophy Quarter Finals
DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 2 0 AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV
The Martins went in front after Connor Stewart scored on the 16th minute and held this lead until Daniel Robinson scored a second goal on the 45th minute.

No more goals were scored with the Martins progressing to the nest Round of the Cup
Referee Mr Dean McLernon

St JAMES SWIFTS RES 3 0 DONEGAL CELTIC RES
Donegal Celtic Reserves failed to fulfil fixture thus forfeit game 3-0.

FIXTURES Week-ending Saturday 20th April 2024
Intermediate League
Wed 17th April 2024 – Kick off 6.30pm unless otherwise agreed between teams.
Group B

Belfast Celtic v Brantwood @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast
Dunloy v Strabane Athletic @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy
Newbuildings United v Wakehurst @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings
St James Swifts v Ballymoney United @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast

Junior Divisions
Wed 17th April 2024 Kick off 6.30pm unless otherwise agreed between clubs.
JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

3rd Ballyclare OB v St James Swifts Res @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Inspired Community v Belfast Athletic @ Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Greencastle Rovers v Rathcoole Rovers @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey

Sat 20th April 2024
Intermediate League

Group A
Cookstown Youth v Donegal Celtic @ 3g Pitch. MUSA Cookstown

Group B
Belfast Celtic v Newbuildings United @ Glen Road. Heights. Belfast
Ballymoney United v Brantwood @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

O’Gorman Cup 2nd Round
Strabane Athletic v St James Swifts @ Melvin Stadium. Strabane

Junior Divisions
Sat 20th April 2024
JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Greenisland Dev v Cookstown Olympic @ 3gPpitch Glenkeen Avenue. Greenisland
Belfast Athletic v Killymoon Rangers @ 3g Pitch. Boys Model School. Belfast
St James Swifts Res v Inspired Community @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Desertmartin Swifts v 3rd Ballyclare OB @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Belfast Celtic Res @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm
North Belfast United v Ballyclare North End @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Ballynure Ob ‘B’ v Red Star @ Parkview. Doagh
Donegal Celtic Res v Loughside @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
North Ballymena Rgs v Greencastle Rovers II @ Showgrounds. Ballymena
Wellington Rec II v Newington Rangers @ Sandy Bay PF. Larne
Grange Rangers v Hightown Athletic @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Canada Trophy Quarter Final
Rathcoole Reserves v Greencastle Rovers @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

Maurice Bradley, MLA who sponsored Ballymoney United;’s mid-week game with neighbours Dunloy at the Riada Stadium

Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Causeway Chronicle
Avatar

Maurice Bradley