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Renwick Fought the Law, and the Law Won

4 Apr

Renwick’s league campaign finished with a disappointing defeat to a strong Law Society. For the eighth occassion this season Renwick scored first and still failed to take home the three points. Mark Porter made his first start of the season whilst Cromie Joel returned in the centre of midfield. With both sides only realising the clash of kits after arriving at Cherryvale, Renwick swapped with World XI and ironically ended up wearing some shirts that had been Renwick’s kit once upon a time. Renwick scored early on when Smith and Porter combined to put the ball past the Lawyer’s keeper from a Ben Hanna freekick. A one-on-one stop was required shortly afterwards to keep Renwick in the lead. The pedantic and overweight ref (Law’s one) sought to penalise foul throws and call offsides from the centre circle, making the opening stages very disjointed. He relished the opportunity to give Law a controversial penalty after Carson handled the ball outside a couple of yards outside the box. The penalty was dispatched into the bottom corner and the dominance of Law’s Ambrosini in the middle of the park left Renwick playing an uncharacteristic long ball game. Law Society scored two more in quick succession leaving their opponents with a mountain to climb. The second half saw a much better Renwick performance which could have made the match into a closer contest if it had not been for multiple players squandering opportunities. For the second week in succession Porter forced a noteworthy save from the opponents keeper but the second half remained scoreless. McCullough admitted afterwards that perhaps three in the middle might have enabled Renwick to cope better with Law’s talented midfield. Andrew McKelvey’s absence was keenly felt although Renwick will have to learn to cope without his physical presence as he’ll be saving lives on a full-time basis next year. Aicken was another notable absentee who, despite passing the potato bag carrying test, had to withdraw during the warm-up.

Man of the Match

Special mentions for Porter, Peoples, Hawthorne and Richard McKelvey. Luke Campbell edged this week’s Man of the Match by preventing Law scoring a fourth and supporting the play well during the second half.

Chris trying to impersonate Ali’s funny poses at leftback

Ben needs a hug

And so did Cromie J after a horrific tackle

Ben puts the cross in from the resulting freekick

And celebrates his assist

McCullough pulls off a one-on-one save

It wasn’t really like watching Brazil at all

Chris fixes his hair

Thankfully the ball missed the carefully positioned hairstyle

Law equalise from the spot

Renwick’s Asian Player of the Year

Law’s keeper coped well at set pieces

Peter and Luke try to inspire the team at half time but to no avail as Renwick could not manage a comeback

 

Renwick Dinner Info

Meet at Barnabys at 7:30pm sharp. It takes just under half an hour from Belfast so you’ll need to be leaving at 7pm.

Directions:

Travel North on the M2

Exit Junction 4

At Roundabout take 4th Exit on A8 heading towards Larne

At next roundabout take the 1st Exit onto Ballyclare Road

Travel 2.5 miles along that road, Barnabys is on the otherside of Ballyrobert

Renwick Self-Destruct Against Sandymount

2 Dec

Renwick threw away a two goal lead as they lost 4-3 in the latest round of Belfast Superleague matches. The fixture against Sandymount had been scheduled to take place at Ormeau Park but like the previousencounter between these two teams the venue was changed on the morning of the match due to the weather. Michael Hawthorne and Chris Carson were not available and the location of Peoples was a mystery but Renwick continued to play a 4-5-1/4-3-3 system.

Both sides were hesitant to stamp their authority on the game but it was the Elmwood team who snatched a 1-0 lead as Buchanan’s flick gave Aicken the opportunity to slot home the first goal of the game. Renwick now began to stamp their authority on the game as Hanna and Devenny looked assured at centre-back whilst Ian, Phil and the Cromies played some nice football in the opponents’ half. Birthday-boy Ali McCollum and Peter Fallows functioned effectively as enforcers in the centre of the park with fullbacks Campbell and McKelvey looking solid as Sandymount struggled to build any attacks. Renwick piled on the pressure following the first goal and Aicken scored a second from a precise penalty after being scythed down in the box. Only some heroic defending prevented Cromie R making it a three goal lead and a Renwick corner was cleared off the line. Sandymount were restricted to very few chances and McCullough only had one notable save to make before half-time.

Phil races through

And put Renwick in the lead

At the break Renwick were confident of their ability to consign Sandymount to their 5th league defeat. McCullough rang the changes replacing Cromie R and Richard McK with Michael Mitchell and Richard Mark. Sandymount pulled one back with a long-range effort which wrong-footed the back-peddaling McCullough and dipped below him to the left. At this Renwick seemed to panic. A deathly silence came across the pitch and the team that had dominated the first half seemed unable to keep possession. Only a few minutes later the ball fell to a Sandymount striker in the box, his trickling shot evaded the unsighted keeper and Renwick’s two goal lead had evaporated. The Superleague newbies were clearly encouraged whilst Renwick looked close to despair. Disappointment descended into farce as McCullough called to his defence to leave the ball only for the striker to beat the keeper and poke the ball home.

Renwick were is disarray but were encouraged by the unexpected apparance of Gavin Surprisewell. He replace Fallows in the middle as the men in black desperately sought a way back into the game. A stunning 25 yard strike from Joel Cromie brought the teams level and hope flickered that Renwick might still secure the desperately needed points. Gavin switched with Adam in the hope that the size of the Far-Eastern striker could increase Renwick’s goalscoring threat. He did but only moments later Devenney tangled with a Sandymount centre-back. Cromie Ref took an dim view of the altercation that followed leaving both sides with ten men and Adam with the undesirable record of being the first ever Renwick player to be sent off.

assualt

The photo-evidence lays the finger of blame with the Sandymount centre-back

It was the last action for both players

The game was now incredibly stretched but it was Sandymount who took advatage of the extra space. McCullough came for a looping cross from their right and in David James-style waved goodbye to a point as the ball was bundled in. Losing to Sandymount after such a strong first half performance will be a bitter pill to swallow. Renwick are not used to having less points than matches played leading Director of Football Morrison into the unusual situation of publicly reiterating the board’s position of support for the manager. Post-match McCullough claimed that “We always knew this season was going to be tough. This is a transitional period for the club but I have every faith in the ability of our young squad to turn this season around and build a promising platform for next year.”

Man of the Match Award

Shared between Renwick’s two goal-scorers Joel Cromie and Phil Aicken. The effort from both players was excellent throughout and both constantly looked like a threat to the opposition’s goal.

Renwick: McCullough, Campbell, Devenney, Hanna, McKelvey, McCollum, Fallows, Buchanan, Cromie J, Cromie R, Aicken Subs: Mark (McKelvey 45), Mitchell (Cromie 45), Blackwell (Fallows 65)

Renwick Tuned in for BBC Defeat

28 Oct

Renwick claimed their first three points of the season against Belfast Bible College with a convincing 4-0 victory. The goals were shared between Aicken, R.  Cromie, Peoples and Hawthorne in a great team performance. The return of Gareth Smith was crucial in securing Renwick’s first Superleague clean sheet since February, when the Institute centre back partnered Andy Lynch in defence. Still facing a long list of unavailable players Renwick will be confident that they can build upon this result.

The team lined up at Cherryvale without talented right-back Luke Campbell and Michael Mitchell, who scored twice in Renwick’s first league encounter. The presence of Smith meant that Carson was moved to right-back and Joel Cromie was available from kick off and partnered Philip Aicken in attack. Renwick started brightly piling on a lot of early pressure in the first few minutes of Belfast Bible College’s Superleague campaign. The breeze behind the Elmwood side made McCullough’s kicking ressemble Sander Westerveld as the College defence floudered under long balls. Joel Cromie repeatedly got the better of the centre half in the air and flicked the ball on towards Philip Aicken. BBC’s keeper came quickly off his line but failed to hold the ball bobbling along the ground giving Aicken the opportunity to score his first of the season.

Aicken looking for another spill from the keeper

Ben heads clear

Carson put in a great performance on the right

Renwick come close again


Ali’s unusual pose for the week – Mark McCaveryesque?

Fresh from Stute action last night

McCullough was forced to use the Swansea City shirt to avoid a kit clash

Joel goes close to extending the lead

Belfast Bible College were struggling at the back but slowly crept into the game. They came close to an equaliser as a deflected shot threatened to loop over McCullough who was forced into a volleyball-style save as he ended up facing his own net. A few minutes later the BBC captain attempted a Maradona impersonation but failed and the miner infringement was spotted by the Chilean referee. Renwick were still threatening the Beeb’s goal regularly with the movement of Cromie J and Aicken terrifying the defence. A long ball picked out the Grange Rangers striker on the left who forced the keeper to commit before squaring a pass to his older brother who finished past desperate defenders. Robert  should have added to his tally when he had a clear-cut chance to make it 3-0 but failed connect with another cross, was his mind elsewhere? Phil Aicken was denied in the goal-mouth scramble that ensued by some brave defending from BBC’s female left back.

Renwick spot Maradona

McCollum building the attack

Cromie’s goal

Cromie’s miss

Heroic defending from Lucy


Michael considers attempting a Dion Dublin

Cromie tackle

Joel’s freekick floats over

Aicken put in his best performance so far this season and his skilful footwork forced the opposition to bring him down inside the box but the South American referee seemed to have his head buried in the sand and pointed for a goalkick. David Graham (making his second ever Renwick appearance) and Richard McKelvey replaced Pete Fallows and Ali McCollum after 40 mins giving Michael Hawthorne an opportunity in the centre of the pitch. Joel Cromie’s corners had caused BBC many problems with Hanna, Smith and Peoples attacking the ball. In front of his fans who had travelled from Donegal, Andrew Peoples rose at the back post, met the ball with a strong downwards header and made the score 3-0 before halftime.

Phil’s penalty appeal


People’s nods home the third goal

and acknowledges the cross

3-0

Again Renwick started the half brightly but with the wind at their backs BBC soon put the Elmwood side under pressure. Joel Cromie got his third assist of the game when he pulled the ball back allowing Michael Hawthorne to cap a strong performance with a good finish. Ali and Pete returned to the pitch replacing Robert and Michael and Renwick succeeded in withstanding ten minutes of consistant pressure without giving away any clear goal scoring opportunities. Gareth Smith kept the defence organised and Ben Hanna made several good clearances. Keen to protect his clean sheet McCullough switched to a 4-5-1 for the last 15 minutes and the three man centre midfield of Peoples, Fallows and Hawthorne proved inpenetrable. Chris Carson enjoyed the opportunity to show his attacking ability at right back and on the right wing. He was hauled down by the BBC goalkeeperand Cromie ref had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Hanna raced forward to take it but his shot was saved comfortably by the keeper and Renwick had to content themselves with a 4 goal victory.

Michael’s goal

Renwick refused to lie down under pressure

Great work rate from Peoples

Michael gets advice from Mr Peoples


Chilean fails to get his team out of a hole

McCullough will be relieved that Renwick bounced back so quickly from last week’s disappointment. There were strong performances with many players winning their individual battles against their opponents. BBC looked like a side playing their first league match and Renwick took full advantage. Securing a clean sheet is another major encouragment that will give confidence to the defence. Sadly next week is Renwick’s free gameweek but the side will hopefully be kept fresh with a 5-a-side training session. Renwick’s next opponents are fierce rivals Derryvolgie who a are undoubtedly still stinging from being dumped out of the Super Cup by Porter’s goal at the end of last season. Bayern Eunuchs clearly fancy themselves as title contenders and recorded a post match interview after drawing 2-2 with Derryvolgie. A result Renwick will look at with great interest.

Bayern Eunuch’s Post-Match Interview

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Man of the Match: Gareth Smith

Gareth Smith nearly adds a goal to his impressive performance

Peoples Revolution Continues at Renwick

7 Oct

Chris Carson dealing with Bayern Eunuch’s strikers

Andrew Peoples scored a first half hatrick to give Renwick a 4-2 victory in their latest game against Bayern Eunuchs. At their last meeting Renwick scored 5 without reply but a much improved Bayern team scored first in the friendly at Boucher Road. A shaky start from the Elmwood team allowed the Eunuchs a shot inside the box which found the bottom left-hand corner of the goal. The Renwick response was immediate as a near post flick-on from the corner reached Peoples who steered the ball home with the keeper already beaten. Despite scoring it quickly became apparent that the knee injury that the Donegal man was carrying had to potential to prevent playing his natural game in the centre of midfield. McCullough brought Hawthorne into the middle, moved Aicken to the wing and unleashed Peoples as a centre forward. The game was still being played at a frantic pace and a Eunuch’s corner after 20 minutes found the back post run of their German centre back. He sent a sublime header back across goal leaving either McCullough or Campbell on the line no chance. Again it took Renwick only minutes to reply with the third set piece goal of the game. Alastair “Delap” McCollum found Peoples’ head with a long throw and the scoreline was again levelled.

Renwick defending a freekick

Continental goalkeeping as McCullough punches clear

Rory comes forward to take a throw

Ali winds up

This time the ball was cleared behind for a corner…

…which was swung in by Rob…

…and resulted in People’s second goal

Just before the half hour mark the Eunuch’s came close to taking the lead again forcing McCullough into a double-save. A dangerous cross was tipped away from the oncoming striker before the ball fell to another Bayern player whose bottom-corner shot was pushed round the left hand post. Renwick began to keep possession and pressure from another McCollum throw gave McCaughan a chance to swing in another corner. The ball fell to the feet of Peoples who took a touch before securing his hattrick by placing it in the top left corner of the goal. Michael Mitchell played the first half as a striker and had an opportunity to score on his return to Renwick action but failed to put away a one-on-one chance just before the break.

Bayern on the attack

Renwick were probably the happier of the two teams at half-time but the game still hung in the balance. Joel Cromie had been unable to reach Boucher Road in time for kick off but replaced Michael Mitchell at half time. Cromie’s first action was to rob the Eunuch’s of possession seconds after kick off but Renwick struggled to kill the game off against their determined opponents. Bayern’s two strikers looked threatening and provided a tough test for the Renwick defence. Jinking runs from midfield caused problems but ultimately failed to create an equaliser. On a number of occasions Renwick came close to doubling the lead including Joel’s attempt to lift the ball over the oncoming keeper that drifted agonisingly over the bar. It was the 74th minute before the only goal of the second half as Cromie slotted home his 2nd goal of the season on the end of a Renwick counter attack. Robert McCaughan’s pace had tested the opposition at times but he was replaced by Michael Mitchell with 10 minutes to go. Peoples was moved to centre back in order to provide a stronger aerial presence and Ben moved to the left hand side of the defence. Strong tackling from Carson and Fallows prevented the Eunuchs from creating a clear cut opening and Renwick protected their two goal lead until the final whistle was blown.

Chris with another clearance

Phil Aicken composed in possession

Joel battles for the ball against an uncompromising defence

Luke Campbell continued to improve and played his first full 90 minutes

Ross and Josh, the Bayern strikers, were dangerous throughout

The Bayern captain on the ball

Renwick defended well from set pieces

Holding on to the lead

Cromie Joel makes another probing run

Carson’s aerial ability on display

What is Ali doing? Answers on a postcard please.

Peoples won many headers in his new role as striker

Bayern came close but couldn’t find the net in the 2nd half

It remains unclear whether the league season will begin next week but if so it appears that the Renwick team are ready for the challenge. For a side missing several players, including Richard McKelvey (surgery) and Robert Cromie (texting), this was an impressive victory against a team which should far exceed last year’s position of 10th. Rumours that McCullough is set to make an audacious bid for an Asian target man remain unconfirmed but it is apparent that this young Renwick side is beginning to gel and could exceed expectations this year.

Renwick Team: James McCullough, Luke Campbell, Chris Carson, Ben Hanna (C), Alastair McCollum, Michael Hawthorne, Andrew Peoples, Peter Fallows, Robert McCaughan, Philip Aicken, Michael Mitchell (Joel Cromie 45)

Man of the Match: Andrew Peoples

Renwick Stat of the Week: Boucher Road was the venue for the first ever Renwick match but this was the first time that the Elmwood team had played there since Valentines’ Day 2007.

A special thanks to the supporters for their encouragement and photos. Renwick has enjoyed more fans than ever attending our preseason friendlies.

Impotent Bayern Fail to Score in 5 Goal Defeat

18 Feb

Porter plays Ian through

  • Passing football rewarded with victory
  • Renwick keep first competitive clean sheet of the season
  • Cromie Joel makes an impressive debut

Renwick bounced back from their defeat to arch-rival Derryvolgie by recording an impressive 5-0 victory. The Elmwood team approached the game confidently having also scored five in a friendly against Bayern Eunuchs two weeks ago and were pleased to improve upon that result in this week’s competitive fixture by keeping a clean sheet. Gareth Smith returned at centre-back to play alongside Andy Lynch whilst Porter and Mitchell started on the wings in a 4-4-2 formation. Promising youngster Cromie Joel was handed a start in the centre of midfield where he partnered the more experienced Andy McKelvey. Coachwell had already indicated he wouldn’t be present until the second half but Morrison was surprised to only have 11 players present for kick-off and refused to comment after the game on whether the four latecomers would face club disciplinary proceedings.

McKelvey bossed the midfield on one leg

Renwick had the lion’s share of possession

Mitchell winning the ball

12 minutes after the game began a quick throw from Ian Buchanan found Joel Cromie inside the box who scored with first time volley low to the keeper’s right. This was an ideal start for the Donegal man whose partnership with McKelvey’s strength and poise dominated the centre of the park throughout the first half. Joel started the move from which Renwick doubled the lead skipping past an opponent in his own half before playing the ball down the right flank for Porter. The ball was then played into the feet of McCavery who squared the ball to Ian whose powerful shot deflected off the onrushing defender into the bottom righthand corner leaving the keeper stranded.

Renwick were really begining to find their stride playing the ball beautifully along the deck and it wasn’t long before another attack down the right wing yielded a third goal. Buchanan made a run into the channel and crossed to provide Mark with an easy tap in at the back post. In the 36th minute the team in black were fortunate to retain 11 men on the pitch as the Ethiopians (HT: SWS) used their pace to counter attack swiftly, last-man Lynch came across to tackle and completely failed to connect with the ball. Bizarrely the Eunuch’s ref told the players to continue much to the relief of the Bready defender, if the Renwick Pundit was superstitious I would suggest that it was because he was wearing the former skipper’s jersey. Otherwise Andy L gave a very solid defensive performance but will have been disappointed not to have scored a free header from a corner at the other end a few minutes later. Bayern survived another good corner delivery when Gareth Smith’s free header was cleared off the line but they failed to learn from the mistakes in their own area.  From the next set piece Renwick’s prolific centre-back was given another opportunity and made the score 4-0 before the interval.

Tracksuitwell

At the break Morrison made sweeping changes with Cromie, Buchanan, Mitchell and Porter leaving the pitch whilst Ben Hanna took over as referee. Carson came on to the right wing, McCaughan on the left, Aicken and Blackwell in centre midfield whilst Hawthorne joined the strike force. Renwick failed to impose themselves on the game in the same way as they had dominated the first half but the Eunuchs could only respond with long hopeful balls aimed at their quick strikers. Michael Hawthorne had a well-finished goal controversially disallowed for offside and McCullough had to produce a save to keep out a sweetly hit Bayern freekick.

The lead was extended to five by Robert McCaughan whose pace had tortured his opposite number on several occasions. Hanna had been relieved of refereeing duties and  found the left winger with his throw, Rob skipped round the right back and placed the shot inside the right post. A few minutes later James was forced to use his feet to take the ball from the toes of the Eunuch striker but this was one of the last threats to the his goal. The last few minutes were fairly uneventful apart from Renwick’s marauding left back missing an opportunity at the back post. A five goal win was a fair reflection of Renwick’s dominance and the defence was delighted to keep their first competitive clean sheet of the season.  The title may now be beyond them but the Elmwood team still have important fixtures to play and all squad members will be keen to mount a strong finish despite several tricky fixtures remaining.

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Stretchinghisbackinordertoavoidinjurywell

Lynch is so quick it’s a blur

Man of the Match: Ian Buchanan

Renwick House: McCullough, Morrison, Smith, Lynch, Hanna, Porter, Cromie, McKelvey, Mitchell, Buchanan, McCavery Subs: Blackwell, McCaughan, Hawthorne, Carson, Aicken

Scorers: Cromie, Buchanan, McCavery, Smith, McCaughan

Thanks to Rosemary and Heather for the photos.

Bayern Eunuchs Frustrated by Renwick Victory

4 Feb

Apologies to non-sports fans. We promise that AK will return to other matters imminently.

Ian Buchanan doubles Renwick’s lead with a sublime strike

In the first game of the post-Dunwoody era, Mark McCavery captained Renwick  to an impressive 6-1 friendly victory. The humourously-named Bayern Eunuchs were the sixth team in a row to be defeated by last years Belfast Superleague runner-ups. Manager Morrison, whose contract ends this summer, was missing due to an interview which he confirmed may decide where he is next season. Chris Carson started in his place whilst Michael Hawthorne took the former captain’s position but the famous no.7 jersey was handed on to Robert McCaughan in accordance with Philip’s wishes. Gareth Smith was required for Irish League duty and Renwick were also without Gavin Unavailableforselectionwell which led to Andy Lynch dropping into centre-back and McKelvey partnering Porter in midfield.


Pre-match prayer


Renwick’s new captain in action

The breakthrough came as the result of a spectacular 50 yard pass from the right-back position as Carson picked out McCaughan’s run. Robert earned his the honour of the seven jersey as he lifted the ball high over the oncoming keeper and landed in the back of the net. Shortly afterwards he had to be substituted for Philip Aicken after he was left hobbling by a heavy tackle from a Eunuch defender. The lead was then doubled by a classic Buchanan strike from outside the box as he skipped past two defenders before putting the ball in the top corner, past the flailing keeper.


McCaughan gave the opposite right-back a torrid afternoon


Rob’s injury led to Philip taking to the pitch
Philip and Michael provided valuable composure to the team

Ben on a powerful run

Renwick continued to have chances but the next goal went to the team in white. A fortunate ricochet allowed the generally impotent Eunuch strike force to pull a goal back as the pacy striker put the ball low to the keeper’s right. Despite more chances for the Elmwood team the score remained very close until Andy McKelvey scored his frst ever Renwick goal with a composed finish just before half-time.

Andy alongside the Eunuch scorer


Lynch had a solid game at centre back showing his great versatility


Ian on the ball as Michael makes a run


Half-time huddle

After the break Renwick continued to play composed football with good passing throughout the midfield and skilful link upon the right flank between Carson and Hawthorne. The game was put beyond doubt by another goal from Buchanan, this time created by Mark whose barren spell looked set to continue. The new captain’s fears of a third consecutive goaless game were ended as he pounced on a header flicked on byAndy McKelvey. Michael Mitchell replaced Ben at left back and cleared the ball off the line after McCullough impersonated David James from a corner. The game ended with McCavery reaching the 30 goal mark for the season, burying a header from a well-struck Mitchell corner, who was clearly throwing down the gauntlet to Ben Hanna in the contest for the no.3 jersey. Renwick had other chances which could have resulted in a greater margin of victory but 6-1 was probably a fair reflection of the game. Morrison will be keen for his side to repeat the performance when they face the Eunuchs in a competive tie in two weeks time.

Thanks again to Bob Parkes for the top notch photography!


Mitchell takes a throw-in


Ben as ref


Porter had a very good game in the centre of the park and passed the ball well


Hawthorne fighting for the ball


Victorious Renwick side: Chris Carson, Philip Aicken, Mark McCavery (Captain), Mark Porter, Michael Hawthorne, Steven McCollum, James McCullough, Andrew Morrison (Manager), Ian Buchanan, Robert McCaughan, Andy Lynch, Michael Mitchell, Ben Hanna, Andy McKelvey

Man of the Match

An excellent performance in centre midfield from P10. McKelvey fought hard for the ball and linked well with other team mates and scored a lovely goal.

New RP Blogger

20 Jan

Renwick House FC captain Philip Dunwoody has become the latest RP to enter the blogosphere with Mi7:7. Here’s what he says about himself and his blog:

“Hi, I’m Philip, Christian, politics student and 10 billionth person to start a blog. I’m interested in Biblical Christianity, politics and writing; this blog is an attempt to combine the three. As Christians, when it comes to politics, we often seem confused, ill-informed, or unsure what we should think or how we should approach the conversation. Since the Bible clearly tells us to have an interest in our authorities (Romans 13:1-7), to have a position on everything from poverty to taxes (Sermon On The Mount) and to always be ready to give an answer for the faith we profess (1 Peter 3:15) and to do it with gentleness and respect, having no position on politics seems rather inadequate. So this is my attempt to forge one. It’s just my opinion on what’s happening in the world, in Northern Ireland, or in our churches, with the aim of getting you thinking about things and starting a conversation. Micah 7:7 is my starting point and sign-post for the blog, and I hope to stick to it. Thanks for reading!”

His first few posts have been a comment on The Times’ response to the Iris Robinson scandal, a book review of The Audacity to Win and Two Responses to Haiti. We are eagerly looking forward to reading more of Philip’s perspective on politics and other issues in the future.

“But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7

BREAKING NEWS: Renwick Captain Philip Dunwoody has announced his imminent retirement from Belfast Superleague football. The Renwick stalwart will lead the team out for one last time in the Jonny McCollum Cup next week.