This week’s results from the Daily Mirror Lisburn Junior Invitational League.
U13s Free Week
Warrenpoint Town 3 - 5 U14s
Carrick Rangers 3 - 0 U15s
Greenisland 1 - 0 U16s
Newry City AFC 2 - 4 U17s
NIFL Youth League
Youth Team 2 - 1 Crusaders
The Youth Team maintain their 100% start to NIFL Youth league Section "A" and in doing so move into third place in the table.
Full table HERE
The u14s game has been moved to Barbour 3 at 11:15, also U15s match in the morning moved to Coss 3 time remains unchanged at 09:30.
Mini-Soccer Fixtures: Saturday 18th October
The Under 9s have a free week, whilst the Under 8s take on Grove United from North Belfast while the Under 10s take on Ardoyne. Please note the venue for the Under 10s game is at Strandtown.
Enjoy your football folks!
Under 8s vs Grove Utd @ Stormont @ 9.00am
Saturday 18th October: LJIL & NIFL Youth League Fixtures
Our old friends Crusaders are in town to take on the Youth Team this weekend at Ballymacoss, while the table topping Under 17s take on Newry City at the same venue. There are big games for the 15s & 16s as they face Carrick and Greenisland respectively. The Under 14s make another return to one of their favourite venues as they play Warrenpoint at Fullerton Park while back at the Rec the Under 11’s take on the Belfast side Ardoyne Youth. The Under 13s have a free week this time round but return to action next weekend.
11s (9-a-side) v Ardoyne @ Rec 2A @ 09:00am
13s - FREE WEEK
14s v Warrenpoint @ Fullerton Park, Dunmurry @ 11:15am
15s v Carrick @ Drumbo @ 09:30am
16s v Greenisland @ Orangefield, East Belfast @ 11:00am
17s v Newry City @ Ballymacoss @ 11:15am
NIFL Youth League Section A:
Youth Team (Under 19s) v Crusaders Colts @ Ballymacoss @2.00pm
Mini Soccer weekend review in Mini Soccer section
Weekend Review 11th October
The 11s took on yet another strong side in Sunnyside this weekend and continued their improvement with another performance their parents and club can be proud of.
The 13s took on a strong Ballymena side and would have come away with all 3 points if it wasn't for 2 Ballymena goals in the last 2 minutes of the game, but their performance and attitude has delighted their coach Colin Scott who couldn't ask for anymore.
The 14s were in Moria to face a new challenge in Armagh and they took to the task very well with a 6-3 victory to maintain their challenge for the title.
The 15s continued their 100% record with and emphatic 6-0 victory over Ballyclare but will come up against their toughest task to date next weekend when they face Carrick Rangers who are a point better off but have played a game more.
The 16s had a free week to other commitments for their coaches but will be back at it this weekend against a struggling Greenisland side.
The 17s like the 15s continued their 100% start to the season and have now coasted to a 2 point gap at the top and a game in hand.
So an excellent weekend all round for the academy. Keep up the good work and enjoy your football.
Harry Cavan Cup Second Round Draw
Lisburn Distillery Youth have been given a home second round draw against Glentroan Colts in the second round of this seasons Harry Cavan Youth Cup. The game will be played at Ballymacoss Playing fields on Saturday November 1st, kick off at 1:30 Pm.
The Youth team also beat Annagh United Youth 2-0 in a friendly on Saturday, the goals coming from Rhys Grainger & Danny Hawe.
This week’s results from the Daily Mirror Lisburn Junior Invitational League.
U13s 2 - 2 Ballymena United
U14s 6 - 3 Armagh City
U15s 6 - 0 Ballyclare Colts
U16s Free Week
U17s 4 - 1 Lurgan Town
The u17s are playing in Moria tomorrow now not ballymacoss, time unchanged.
Lisburn Distillery Youth have been drawn at home to Glentoran Colts in the second round of this seasons Harry Cavan Youth Cup.
Match to be played on Saturday November 1st @ 13:30 with the venue tbc.
Saturday 11th October Mini-Soccer Fixtures
Our new Under 8 team seem to be settling well into the GDP while the Under 9s and Under 10s are both building on last season’s efforts. Training for all three age groups has now moved indoors for the autumn and winter months but remember to wrap up warm if you’re going along to support our teams because it’s getting a bit chilly!
Under 8s v Doyle @ Stormont Playball @ 10:00
Under9s v St Patricks @ St.Malachys, North Belfast @ 10:00
Under 10s v Shankill Juniors @ The Hammer Complex @ 10:00
Saturday 11th October LJIL Fixtures
Ballymacoss is the venue for the Under 17s who play Lurgan Town our Under 17s looking to keep their winning record intact. The Under 15s also have a 100% record and take on East Antrim side Ballyclare. There’s a double header at Moira Demesne as the Under 13s play Ballymena and the Under 14s take on Armagh. The Under 11’s return after an impressive display against Linfield last weekend with Sunnyside the opposition in the 9-a-side section. The Under 16s have a free weekend.
Enjoy your football!
C’mon The Wee Whites!
U11s (9-a-side) v Sunnyside @ Rec 1A @ 09:00
U13s v Ballymena @ Moira Demesne @ 09:30
U14s v Armagh @ Moira Demesne @ 11:15
U15s v Ballyclare @ Fullerton Park, Dunmurry @ 09:30
U16s - Free Week
U17s v Lurgan Town @ Ballymacoss @ 09:30
Mini Soccer report for Saturday 4/10/14 now in Mini Soccer section, photos for U16s also in photo gallery.
LJIL Shield Quarter Final Draw
LJIL Quarter Final Fixtures:
U13s v Lisburn Youth
U14s v Armagh
U15s v Sunnyside
U17s v Willowbank
Weekend review - LJIL Shield Round 1
The U11s faced the toughest task of all the Lisburn league teams this weekend when they took their first foray into competitive football and to make it even harder they came up against Irish League big boys in Linfield. The young whites eventually went down 5-1 but the score line somewhat deceived how the game went with the wee whites playing their usual excellent football but just could get the ball to go in.
The U13's looked to the shield for a bit of rest bite from the league having had a difficult start to the season. And the boys found it in an excellent 1-0 win over new team Chimney Corner. With the boys continuing to play their football on the deck it’s only a matter of time before this team starts moving up the table where their football deserves them to be.
The U14's were able to avenge their 3-2 defeat to Shankill a couple of weeks ago with a 2-0 win but it came at a loss with Sam Smith hurting his knee and will be put out for a number of weeks.
The U15's came up against local team Hillsborough Boys who have been struggling in the league of late but always put up a tough fight and the wee whites had to come from behind to secure a nervy hard fought 2-1 win to maintain their 100% win rate this season so far.
The U16's finally came to their 1st defeat of season by losing on penalties to Lurgan Town. With the game finishing at 2-2 the whites couldn't find the killer touch from 12 yards to secure a 2nd round spot.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our Sponsored Walk on Sunday. We appreciate that not everyone was able to attend on the day, but we would ask that all players who have not returned their sponsor forms and money do so this week at training or at their game on Saturday at the latest. This weekend will be the deadline to hand them in as we will be announcing on Sunday afternoon who has won the prizes for our being top fundraisers. 1st Prize is a £50 gift card for JD Sports, whilst 2nd place wins a £30 gift card and finally a £20 gift card for 3rd place. Thanks again for your support.
Academy Sponsored Walk
A great turnout today for the Academy sponsored walk in McIlroy Park. Starting at 12 o’clock today the walk saw a crowd around 70 people including players, parents, friends and supporters kitted out and ready for brisk autumn walk. Many sponsorship forms and funds have already been returned and the support has been brilliant, if you were unable to make it today or have a sponsorship form to return these can be given to the coaches at training.
Academy Sponsored Walk: Sunday 5th October
This Sunday (5th October) is our annual LDFC Academy Sponsored Walk. All players are requested to take part and meet at our ground at Ballyskeagh from 11.30am onwards for a prompt start at 12 noon. We are walking along the Lagan Towpath to Lady Dixons Park and back. Remember that family members are welcome to join with us during the walk. Please return your sponsor forms and collected money on the day itself. We have prizes for our top fundraisers with 1st Prize being a £50 gift card for JD Sports as well as some fun spot prizes on the day. Drinks and snacks will be provided for those taking part so please make sure you support this event as much as possible. Many thanks and see you there!
u16s photos HERE
Saturday 4th October: LJIL Fixtures
It’s the First Round of the LJIL Shield this weekend and all our teams are in action hoping to progress to the Quarter Finals and beyond. Tie of the Round sees our Under 11’s take on Linfield and even though there is no league table for this age group, the shield and cup competitions will be knockout as normal. Elsewhere the Under 15s, 16s and 17s will hope to continue their unbeaten league form into games against Hillsborough, Lurgan & Dromara respectively. The Under 13’s play Chimney Corner and the Under 14s will try to avenge their only defeat so far this season when they play Shankill Juniors at Fullerton Park.
The full fixture list.
Under 11s (9-a-side) v Linfield @ Rec 2 A @ 09:00
Under 13s v Chimney Corner – Moira Demesne @ 09:30
Under 14s v Shankill @ Fullerton Park, Dunmurry @ 09:30
Under 15s v Hillsborough @ Drumbo @ 11:15
Under 16s v Lurgan @ Ballymacoss PF @ 09:30
Under 17s v Dromara @ Suffolk 1 @ 11:15
C’mon The Whites!
Match Day fixtures for October now online.
Mini-Soccer September Review
We have three age groups playing mini-soccer this season. Our Under 9’s & Under 10’s have been Joined by a new Under 8 age group who were recruited over the summer. We also have some new faces in our coaching set up with Chris Moulden taking charge of the new Under 8’s and Nigel Crawford joining us to run the Under 10s. Ryan Meneary continues to run the Under 9’s assisted by Kevin Bermingham, while Adam Hull is assisting Nigel with the Under 10s.
The Under 8s team play their games at Stormont Playball and there are always plenty of goals and excitement at this age group and the team are certainly starting to come together with a few games under their belt. The Under 9s are now in their second year and progressing with every game while the Under 10s have found their feet again with some good individual and team performances. The focus on mini-soccer is the player’s development in a fun environment and we are pleased to be part of the IFA’s GDP (Grassroots Development Programme) and how it is ran by the respective IFA staff. We must also thank the other teams we have come up against so far this season for the spirit in which the small sided games have been played in. In addition to the coaching staff we must thank Simon Wragg who oversees the Mini-Soccer at the Academy and also Dawn Gregory who has recently taken on a role with the Mini-Soccer in addition to her other committee member duties and her weekly round ups of the games which feature on our website, Facebook page and in the Ulster Star.
Wee Whites Review: September 2014
There’s no denying it’s been a great start to the season for all our teams at the Academy. They really are a credit to Lisburn Distillery so a huge well done to all our players and staff for a fantastic September after a very busy summer.
The Youth Team (Under 19’s) have recorded victories in both their league games following up a 3-0 win over Institute with a 2-1 win away to Glenavon at the weekend. The new coaching team of Sam Allen and Dickie Evans along with the players seem to be settling in well to Section A of the NIFL Youth League and can look forward to games against Crusaders and Linfield in October.
In the LJIL, the Under 11’s are playing their first season of 9-a-side and have impressed in their opening games against Ballymoney, Ridgeway, Warrenpoint and Dungoyne. The players are learning more about patterns of play and their own roles within the team and we have been very encouraged by their games so far.
The Under 13’s are gelling well as a team and playing some great football. They continue to develop individually and as a team and can count themselves unlucky not to be higher up the le ague table. The highlight for the u13s so far was a 6-3 win over Warrenpoint and they will expect to give another good account of themselves this weekend when they take on Chimney Corner in the LJIL Shield and hope to be ‘in the hat’ for the quarter finals.
After five games, the Under 14s sit only two points off top spot with three wins, one draw and only a single defeat so far. They will look to avenge that single defeat when they take on Shankill Juniors again this weekend, in the LJIL Cup First Round. Victories over Lisburn Youth, Oxford Sunnyside and Windmill show the team are holding their own again this season and will hope for a high finish in the League again.
The Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 17s can all boast perfect starts to the new league campaign with all teams recording maximum points so far. The Under 15s are in joint top alongside Lisburn Youth with four wins from four games. The Under 16s also share pole position with Downpatrick FC with fifteen points from five games whilst the Under 17s are the only team in their age group still unbeaten as they sit top of the tree with four wins from four games.
So all in all it’s been an impressive month for all concerned. Keep up the good work everyone and thanks for your continued support. We’ll have a full list of Saturday’s LJIL Cup First Round fixtures and a Mini-Soccer review for September online later in the week. Don’t forget our Sponsored Walk along the Lagan Towpath this Sunday (5th October).
The Futures Bright! The Futures White!
Lisburn Distillery Youth today beat their Glenavon counterparts 2-1 in the NIFL Youth league Section A, both goals coming from Danny Hawe, league table HERE.
Sainsbury's P6 Cup action photos HERE
LISBURN DISTILLERY FC
IN THE COMMUNITY
SAINSBURY’S PRIMARY 6 CUP 2014
Lisburn Distillery held its 6th annual Primary 6 cup on Wednesday 24th September and as with previous years the sun came out to greet players from St Anne’s, St Luke’s, Tonagh, Central, St Joseph’s, Killowen, St Mark’s and last year’s winners Ballymacash.
Split into two groups of four all the games in the group stage were close with Ballymacash and St Anne’s eventually finishing top of their respective groups. After lunch the tournament turned into an exciting knockout competition with 2 matches including the final decided on penalties. The eventual winners for the 2nd year in a row were Ballymacash who defeated Tonagh in a close final.
We must commend all the schools for their behaviour throughout the day with a special mention to Central who won the Fair Play award. Player of the Tournament went to Jake Donaghy from Ballymacash.
This year we were able to award all players with medals thanks to the generous sponsorship from Sainsbury’s at Sprucefield. Along with the medals Sainsbury’s also supplied fruit and juice for all players between games. Thanks also goes to the community Policing teams from Lisburn and Dunmurry who were on hand to transport the schools to and from New Grosvenor.
Last but not least a big thank you must go Academy coach Ryan Meneary who helped organise the running of the games on the day along with Ashley, Colin, Raymond and Marline from the club.
Community Relations Officer
Saturday 27th September: LJIL & NIFL Youth League Fixtures
All our teams are in action again this weekend in another full league programme.
In the NIFL Youth League Section A, our Youth Team take on Glenavon while the pick of this weekend’s LJIL fixtures see the Under 17’s take on Lower Maze FC at Barbour PF. This game will also feature in this Tuesday’s (30th September) Daily Mirror Junior Soccer Magazine with photos and a match report. Elsewhere the u11’s take on Ballymoney, the u13’s and u14’s take on teams from Windmill, the u15’s take on Sunnyside and the u16’s are up against Banbridge.
Under 11 (9-a-side) V Ballymoney - Rec @ 11:00.
Under 13 V Windmill - Moira Demesne @ 09:30.
Under 14 V Windmill – Ballymacoss @ 11:15.
Under 15 V Sunnyside - Moira Demesne @ 11:15.
Under 16 V Banbridge – Ballymacoss @ 11:15.
Under 17 V Lower Maze – Barbour PF @ 09:30.
Youth Team (Under 19s) V Glenavon @ Gordon PF, Lurgan @ 14:00
Saturday 27th September: Mini-Soccer Fixtures
All three teams are back in action this Saturday at Playball, The Hammer Complex & St.Malachy’s respectively.
The whole mini-soccer section have been impressive at training recently so we’re looking forward to seeing them show their skills again this weekend. Enjoy your football!
Under 8s v SOPYC @ Stormont Playball @ 11:00.
Under 9s vs Aquinas Stars @ St. Malachys, North Belfast @ 09:00.
Under 10s vs Aquinas @ The Hammer Complex, Shankill @ 11:00.
Lagan Towpath Sponsored Walk: Sunday 5th October
Our annual sponsored walk fundraiser takes place on Sunday 5th October and all players are requested to take part. This year’s walk will go from our ground at Ballyskeagh, along the Lagan Towpath to Lady Dixon Park and back. Meet at the ground from 11.30am onwards to start walking at 12 noon. Drinks and snacks will be provided at Lady Dixons before our return leg home. The sponsored walk is a family event so we would appreciate parents and family members joining us for the journey. Bring along your dog or push a pram alongside us on what is always a fun event.
Sponsor forms have been handed out & we ask players to return their sponsor forms on the day. We will also have prizes for the top three players who collect the most sponsorship.
The Academy costs several thousands of pound to run every season including pitch fees, referee costs, training venues, insurance, league and cup entry fees, tournament entry, training equipment such as bibs, balls, cones and this is our only fundraising event we hold every year. It’s important that we get a good response as we have done in previous years so please support the event and ultimately our players as best you can.
Under16s V Ridgeway photo's now in photo gallery
Sainsbury’s P6 Cup this Wednesday
The ever popular annual P6 Lisburn Primary Schools cup returns to New Grosvenor this Wednesday (24th September) with the great news that this seasons event is being sponsored by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets and in particular their store at Sprucefield.
The event which kicks off at 11:00 am will feature teams from Ballymacash, Killowen, Central, St Marks, St Luke's, Tonagh, St Joseph's and St Anne's and as ever there will be medals for all taking part and trophy for winning school.
The club would welcome volunteers to help on the day from 9:30 am and if you can help please contact Ged Irwin on 07730 505190 or via the "Contact us" button.
Youth team win opening game
Youth Team off to a flyer Lisburn Distillery’s Youth got off to a flyer on Saturday when they defeated Institute Colts 3-0 in the opening league game thanks to goals from Hunter, Pierce and Mitchell. You can read a full report on the game at our Youth team page HERE
Lisburn Junior Invitational League Weekend Review
The Under 11s continue to make improvements in what is a very difficult group of teams playing some excellent football and showing that they are a great bunch of friends as well as team mates.
The Under 13s lost 3 players to injury during the week and then lost their captain Lewis minutes into the game. With an uphill battle already on their hands they fought bravely and managed to score 2 excellent goals with their 2nd which was the goal of the day with some magnificent 1 and 2 touch football.
The 14s fell to their 1st defeat of the season with a 3-2 defeat to Shankill and will hope to pick up again against Windmill next weekend.
The 15s continued their 100% record with an emphatic 6-0 win over North End to stay top of the league. Their excellent run is mainly down to their persistence in playing football on the ground.
Like the 15s, the Under 16s maintain a 100% record and are top of the league. Their 3-1 win over Ridgeway helping to cement their title as early season favourites for the league.
The 17s are in the same boat as the 15s and 16s with a 100% record and top of the league. They maintained this with a hard fought 4-0 win over last season runner-up Willowbank.
Why not come and watch one of our teams play on Saturday. You can be guaranteed goals and non-stop football from start to finish.
Youth Team season ready to kick off
Lisburn Distillery’s Youth start their League campaign this Saturday afternoon with a home game against fellow promoted side Institute Colts.
Now under the management of Sam Allen the Youth team will be hoping to kick off their season with a win. The match is at Ballymacoss Playing Fields, kick off 2:00 Pm.
Mini-Soccer Fixtures Saturday 20th September
Only two of our Mini-Soccer teams are in action this weekend as the Under 8’s have a free week.
The Under 9’s play Shankill Juniors while the Under 10s take on Crusaders.
Enjoy your football folks!
Under 8s: Free Week
Under 9s v Shankill Juniors @ St Malachys, North Belfast @ 09:00
Under 10s v Crusaders @ The Hammer Complex, Shankill @ 11:00
This weekend has a full programme in the LJIL for the Wee Whites. The Under 13s & Under 17s both take on Willowbank while the Under 11s & Under 16s face Ridgeway. Elsewhere the Under 14s are up against Shankill Juniors at Fullerton Park and the Under 15s play North End at Wallace Park.
Under 11 (9-a-side) V Ridgeway - Rec 1A @ 09:00
Under 13 V Willowbank - Barbour PF @ 09:30
Under 14 V Shankill - Fullerton Park, Dunmurry @ 09:30
Under 15 V North End - Wallace Park @ 11:15
Under 16 V Ridgeway – Orangefield, East Belfast @ 11:00
Under 17 V Willowbank - Barbour PF @ 09:30
NIFL YOUTH SECTION A
Youth Team vs Institute Cts 14:00
Under 11s, 13s & 16s Photos HERE
With the 15s and 17s having a free weekend it was down to the rest of the academy to keep up the excellent start to the season.
The Under 11s played their 2nd game in the 9v9 league against Warrenpoint and continued to show their improvements with some excellent 1 and 2 touch football at times and some great team spirit.
The Under 13s gave their coach Jonny Scott a great send off as he goes to University in Preston for a year with a great 6-3 win over Warrenpoint and also their 1st win of the season. Here's hoping this will give the boys the confidence they deserve and kick them on for the rest of e season.
The Under 14s dropped their 1st points of the season when they drew 1-1 with Portadown. It was a hard battling draw that still sees them unbeaten so far in the league.
The Under 16s continued their astonishing run with another 6-1 win over North End. Yes that is 3 6-1 wins in a row now. The 16s are playing some of the best football in the league currently and hopefully that will continue on as the season progresses.
The Academy would like to wish Jonny Scott all the best for the year ahead and thank him for all his work that he has done for the academy.
We would also wish our Under 16 player Ryan Adair a speedy recovery as he recovers from a broken wrist.
Our relaunched Lisburn Distillery Academy Facebook page has crept over the 350 ‘likes’ this weekend. Remember to like, share and invite your friends and family to follow us.
Your Academy Needs You!
To all parents, grandparents, siblings and friends.
Would you like to become a guest contributor on our website and Facebook? Lisburn Distillery Academy would like volunteers to help out the academy by writing match reports on our team’s performances, don't worry we are not expecting newspaper quality reports, just something short on how the game went, main talking points and scorers.
If you would like to help us out please contact us through Facebook or via the "contact us" button on our website.