Ballyclabber Football Tournament 2009

20 Jul

UPDATE: A pair of football boots were left behind at the tournament. If they are yours contact Joel Loughridge or leave a comment.

The annual Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland 5-a-side football tournament took place last Saturday upon the hallowed turf of the Ballyclabber pitch. Steelo assured me that he would still be doing his traditional post so please view this as merely an appetiser.

UPDATE: SWS Post up now

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Another King’s writers lined up in the following teams:

Faughan RPC

Graham Fallows

Pete Fallows

Andrew Morrison

John Fallows

Stephen Steele

Dromore & Lisburn

James McCullough

Willy George

Ali McCollum

John George

Willy Jess

David McMahon

Three groups, one of five and two of four, from which 1st and 2nd qualified for the quarterfinals along with 3rd from Group A and the best other 3rd placed team.

Group A

Table

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Results

Ballyclabber 1’s 2-0 Limavady

Drimbolg 1-0 Convoy

Limavady 0-0 Drimbolg

Convoy 0-5 Cullybacky

Ballyclabber 1’s 2-1 Drimbolg

Limavady 0-1 Convoy

Drimbolg 1-0 Cullybackey

Ballyclabber 1’s 4-1 Convoy

Limavady 1-1 Cullybackey

Group B

Table

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Results

Stranorlar 0-0 Ballyclabber 2’s

Carrick 3-1 Knockbraken

Ballyclabber 2’s 0-0 Carrick

Stranorlar 0-0 Carrick

Ballyclabber 2’s 0-2 Knockbraken

Stranorlar 1-0 Knockbraken

Group C

Table

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Results

Dervock 0-0 Faughan

Lisburn & Dromore 1-0 Bready

Faughan 0-2 Lisburn & Dromore

Dervock 0-2 Lisburn & Dromore

Faughan 1-1 Bready

Dervock 1-1 Bready

Quarter-finals

Scorers beneath result

Ballyclabber 1’s 0-1 Knockbracken

(Gavin McCaughan)

Carrick 0-0 Bready

(Bready win 2-1 on sudden death penalties)

Drimbolg 0-1 Stranorlar

(Joel Cromie)

Lisburn & Dromore 2-0 Cullybackey

(John George, Willy George)

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Semi-finals

Knockbraken 0-1 Bready

(David Monaghan)

Stranorlar 0-1 Lisburn & Dromore

(John George)

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Final

Bready 2-0 Lisburn & Dromore

(David Smith 2)

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Photos

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Caught in no man’s land

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Big hand

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John George unleashes one

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Chip taking things seriously

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3 Responses to “Ballyclabber Football Tournament 2009”

  1. Peter July 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    I remember the incident occurring that has been photographed in the Lisburn/Dromore v. Stranorlar semi-final. In the photo it looks like a decent punch from James. In the real world, it went behind him!!! :-D

    I was also going to mock you for having your eyes closed in that photo James, but then I realised mine are closed in the photo of my header against Cromie Joel! Ha ha!

  2. James July 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Lol. The photo also suggests an infringement on the goalkeeper with Cromie Joel backing-in Emile Heskey style. Was that the case or another trick of the camera?

  3. Joel July 24, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    James, I had half a mind to try an overhead kick as that ball came in. Be thankful you didn’t get a boot to the face!

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