Weather takes its toll at weekend

Shaun Oneill


Shaun Oneill


THE weather took its toll on a few club fixtures last weekend, with teams left disappointed.


The weekends Football Development Centre at St Louis Grammar School was cancelled at the last minute due to inclement weather when the playing surface was covered with snow!

It is hoped the centre will return this Saturday at the same venue starting as usual at 11am.

There are still a few vacancies so any child wishing to join born in the year 2012, 2013 or 2014 should contact or through the Facebook page or 07836689548 for details.

Children born in 2013 have a friendly game arranged this Thursday evening starting at 6pm at St Patrick’s College against N. End.

Under 8s IFA SSGs

Two teams took part in the second night of the IFA Under 8s tournament at Ballymena Showgrounds, Carniny Youths and Carniny Amateurs.

The weather conditions were dreadful with the plastic goals sliding across the 3G pitch at one stage.

However, the boys performed really well losing only one of the eight games played in total.Special mention goes to Jamie Davidson, Andrew Ewart, Ethan Cherry and Luke Murray who scored most of the goals for Carniny Amateurs.

While Robbie Greer and Rhys Lamont were strong in defence.For Carniny Youths Jonah Weir-Rodgers and John Bell again played really well and were ably assisted by Ryan Mui, Jake McCosh, Matthew Montgomery and Leo Harrison.

Well done to the boys for battling the elements as well as the opposition and thanks to all the parents who came along to support the boys in such miserable conditions.

Results -

U13 SBYLCarniny AYFC ............. 5

Castle Juniors .......................... 1

U15 SBYL Carniny AYFC .............1 Greenisland ............................. 4

BPIL Div 3 Red Star ................... 3

Carniny AYFC ............................1

The score rather flattered the home side when a draw was probably the fairest result!

Star took the lead after breaking down their left after 15 minutes but Carniny scored a deserved equaliser 10 minutes before the interval when Aidan Watt scored a 'peach' of a goal from distance.

The second period was pretty even with Aaron Murray, Cubitt, White and Niall Greer best for the visitors.

With 10 minutes remaining the home side took the lead again then on the final whistle the Carrick based side sealed the win with their third goal.


Carniny have teams at U8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and two at Senior level and anyone interested in these teams can use the contacts below. 

2014 –2011 - Billy 07850669666 2010 – John 07895771792 / Danny 07595 252068 2009 – Chris 07793 286347 2008 – Mark Beatty 07858050802 2007 – Ryan Burnett 07720386199 2006 – Davy Davidson 07557531344, James Weir 07734761894, 2005 - Niall Greer 07933348110 2004 – Davy Hanna 07791297755 2003 – Darren McGall 07812604932, Seniors (BSML) – Stephen Armstrong 07836689548 Rab Murdough 07739047004, Seniors (BPIL) & Coaching Staff opportunities - Billy O'Flaherty 07850669666

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