MUFA Results & Fixtures 27/11/18

Mid Ulster F.A.

Euro-Electrix Mid Ulster Senior Cup – Semi-Final Fixtures

Semi-Final to be played Tuesday 27th, November, 2018
Kick-Off 7:45pm
Glenavon vs Dungannon Swifts
Referee: Glenn Buchanan (Confirmed)
Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Assistants: Patrick Cullen (Confirmed) Jamie Patterson (Confirmed)

Semi-Final to be played Tuesday 11th December, 2018
Kick-Off 7:45pm
Portadown vs Warrenpoint Town
Referee: Neil Robinson (Confirmed)
Shamrock Park, Portadown
Assistants: Adrian Sobieski (Confirmed) Aaron Graham (Confirmed)

Euro-Electrix Bob Radcliffe Cup – Semi-Final Results

Played Saturday 24th November, 2018
Banbridge Town 3 – 1 Bourneview Mill
Dollingstown 3 – 1 Dungannon Swifts (U20)

Bob Radcliffe Cup – Final
To be played Wednesday 26th December, 2018
Kick-Off 11:00am
Banbridge Town vs Dollingstown
Venue: Lakeview Park, Loughgall
Referee & Assistants inc 4th Official TBC

Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Shield – Third Round Results

Played Saturday 17th November, 2018
Cleary Celtic 0 – 0 Armagh Celtic
White City 2 – 5 Ballybot Utd
Millburn 10 – 1 Moira Albion
Rossowen 0 – 3 Coalisland Athletic
Bessbrook Utd 2 – 0 Windmill Stars Res

Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Shield – Fourth Round Fixtures

To Be Played Saturday 08th December, 2018
Kick-Off 1:30pm.
Ballybot Utd v Moneyslane Res.
Carnbane Lg.Ground, Newry
Hill Street v Cookstown Olympic
Lurgan Junior High School, Lurgan
Coalisland Athletic v Newry Celtic
Gortgonis Playing Fields, Coalisland
Valley Rangers Res v Ballyoran
Bignian Park, Kilkeel
Banbridge Y.C. OB v Armagh Blues
Havelock Park, Banbridge
Ambassadors v Bessbrook Utd
Glendinning Way, Portadown
Millburn v Portadown (U20)
Jimmy McAlinden Park, Burren, Warrenpoint

To Be Played Saturday 15th December, 2018
Kick-Off 1:30pm
Loughgall Res v Cleary Celtic
Lakeview Park, Loughgall

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Mid Ulster F.A.

Euro-Electrix Mid Ulster Senior Cup
Semi – Finals
Semi-Final to be played Tuesday 27th November, 2018
Kick-Off 7:45pm
Glenavon vs. Dungannon Swifts
Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Semi-Final to be played Tuesday 11th December, 2018
Kick-Off 7:45pm.
Portadown vs. Warrenpoint Town
Shamrock Park, Portadown

Euro-Electrix Bob Radcliffe Cup
Semi-Finals
To be played Saturday 24th November, 2018
Kick-Off 1:30pm
Banbridge Town vs Bourneview Mill
Crystal Park, Banbridge
Dollingstown vs. Dungannon Swifts (U20)
Planters Park, Warringstown

Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Shield
Third Round Results
Played Saturday 10th November, 2018
Lurgan BBOB 0 3 Newry Celtic
Lurgyvallen Twelve 0 3 Loughgall Res.
Cookstown Olympic 4 3 Keady Celtic
Dollingstown Res. 0 4 Portadown (U20)
Richhill AFC Res. 1 6 Armagh Blues
Cookstown RBL Res. 0 10 Hill Street
Millburn P P Moira Albion
Banbridge Y.C. OB 5 0 Armagh City (U20)
Ballyoran 4 0 Killeavy Utd.
Rossowen P P Coalisland Athletic
Scarva Rangers 2 3 Moneyslane Res.
Ambassadors 4 1 Killymoon Rangers
Bessbrook Utd. P P Windmill Stars Res.
Valley Rangers Res. A A Rectory Rangers Res.
Re-scheduled Matches
Third Round
To Be Played Saturday 17th November, 2018
Kick Off 1:30pm.
Cleary Celtic vs. Armagh Celtic
Derryleckagh Playing Fields, Newry
White City vs. Ballybot Utd.
Drumcoo Playing Fields, Dungannon
Millburn vs. Moira Albion
Jimmy McAlinden Park, Burren, Warrenpoint
Rossowen vs. Coalisland Athletic
Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
Bessbrook Utd. vs. Windmill Stars Res.
Orior Park, Bessbrook

Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Shield
Fourth Round
To Be Played Saturday 08th December, 2018
Kick-Off 1:30pm.
White City vs. Moneyslane Res
Or
Ballybot Utd.
Venue-: T.B.A.
Hill Street vs. Cookstown Olympic
Lurgan Junior High School, Lurgan
Loughgall Res. vs. Cleary Celtic
Lakeview Park, Loughgall. Or
Armagh Celtic
Rossowen vs. Newry Celtic
or
Coalisland Athletic
Venue-: T.B.A.
Valley Rangers Res. vs. Ballyoran
or
Rectory Rangers Res.
Venue-: T.B.A.
Banbridge Y.C. OB vs. Armagh Blues
Havelock Park, Banbridge.
Ambassadors vs. Bessbrook Utd.
Glendinning Way, Portadown Or
Windmill Stars Res.
Millburn vs. Portadown (U20)
Or
Moira Albion
Venue-: T.B.A.

Ballyoran FC lift Gerald Kennedy Cup…

Congratulations to a victorious Ballyoran FC side on their recent 2-1 win over a hard-working Rossowen FC in this season’s final of the Gerald Kennedy Cup, which was held at Holm Park, home of Armagh City FC.

It was a finely balanced contest, which saw an early moment of controversy, when the ball almost crossed the Ballyoran goal line only to be scrambled away again by keeper Martin McGuigan.

The match then settled into a bit of a pattern, with both sides getting on top for short spells, but it was really more a case of neither side wanting to budge an inch, as the game remained deadlocked without a score at the half-time interval.

Then the Portadown men took the lead midway through the second period when Francis McCann scored, and it looked like they were quite content to sit tight and possibly even hold out for the final whistle.

However, Rossowen’s Gareth Clarke had other ideas and duly equalized with just 3 minutes left. However, as the old cliche goes, ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’, as with only seconds remaining it was the MUFA’s Man of the Match Conor Hagan who made the decisive move when scoring in the 93rd minute to seal the win.

A tough way to lose any game, never mind a cup final, but all credit must go to the lads from Carnbane League side Rossowen FC for a very spirited display, which was only just short of matching one of the top Junior teams in the Mid-Ulster League, namely Ballyoran.

The Mid-Ulster FA council would like to thank Armagh City FC for their hospitality, referee Neil Sinton and his assistants John Doherty and Neil McNickle, and of course Bobby Lutton and Andrew Dowds of the Mechanics Institute Lurgan for their continued support of the Gerald Kennedy Cup competition down through all these years.

Coalisland Ath FC win MU Shield 2018

Congratulations to Coalisland Athletic FC on winning the prestigious MU Shield on Easter Tuesday at Holm Park, Armagh, after a 2-1 victory over a very youthful Loughgall FC Res side.
The first half of the match was played in difficult conditions due to the heavy rain, and with the sides locking horns and neither team giving an inch it was all square but scoreless at the break.
Coalisland opened the scoring early in the 2nd half through their no.4 and then the Loughgall no.10 equalized before Coalisland’s man of the match no.5 C Devlin scored a peach with 10 minutes left to seal the win.
Commiserations to this gallant Loughgall U20 Development side, although there’s clearly plenty there for the future, but it’s a very well done to all the Coalisland Athletic lads on your success!

Glenavon lift the 2017 / 18 MU Cup!

Glenavon are the new Mid Ulster Cup champions, after defeating Newry City AFC by a 3 – 1 score line last night on a bitterly cold evening at the Showgrounds in Newry.
Despite the recent wet and then cold weather spell, the pitch was in immaculate condition, with all credit going to the Newry City AFC ground staff once again.
Indeed it was great to see so many local football fans at the match, all of who dug deep into their pockets too as the host club were also in attendance to carry out a bucket collection at the turnstiles for their official charity partners, Southern Area Hospice Services, Newry, with all donations very greatly appreciated.
Just for the record books, Glenavon started this match with player/manager Gary Hamilton joining fellow club stalwart Kris Lindsay as a centre back pairing – a first for the Lurgan blues no doubt!
The home side started well and took the advantage after only a couple of minutes play, when Keith Johnston nipped in to capitalize on a loose back header to fire Newry in front.
The match became somewhat frantic for a while, as both sides sized each other up in the early stages, but then once things settled down both teams showed that they were also capable of playing some good flowing football.
The visitors equalized a few minutes before the break, as Andy McGrory dispatched a penalty kick awarded when Maguire fouled Jenkins.
The sides went in for the interval all tied at 1-1, with the decent sized crowd having enjoyed a fairly entertaining first half.
The second half began in an equally competitive mode.
After 15 minutes play the game was suddenly illuminated by an absolute screamer from 25 yards by Stephen McCavitt, with his shot rifling into the top left corner of the net to give a very youthful Glenavon side the lead for the first time.
City were however far from finished and they created several good chances themselves in the period which followed, with Stephen Hughes, Keith Johnston, Thomas McCann, Mark McCabe and substitute Jimmy Walker all going close.
However with just under 15 minutes left on the clock Jack O’Mahony showed great determination and strength to burst through on goal and calmly slot home a 3rd for Glenavon.
This proved to be decisive, as despite the continued best efforts of the home team the Lurgan men held out for the final whistle to secure their first MU Cup victory since the 2010 / 11 season, their 25th in total since the inception of this competition way back in 1887.
Man of the match was presented by MUFA Treasurer Colin McCullough to Jack O’Mahony for a terrific all-round performance.
Commiserations were offered to the gallant runners-up Newry City AFC who received their medals from MUFA Honorary Secretary Brian Larkin.
Glenavon players were presented with their winners medals and then captain Andy McGrory received the MU Cup from MUFA Chairman Sean O’Neill.
Teams:-
Newry City Team: Maguire, McArdle, Mooney, King, Boyle, McCann, S Hughes, Carville, McCabe, Johnston, M Hughes. Subs: Walker, Cunningham, Mullen, Havern, McMahon.
Glenavon FC Team: Taylor, McCrory, Curran, Lindsay, Hamilton, Foley, O’Mahony, Norton, Jenkins, Griffin, McCavitt. Subs: McKeown, Byrne, Harland, Jamieson, Hunter.
Sincere thanks to all those who attended the game last night, your support as ever is very much appreciated!
(Photos to follow ASAP)

Ivan Marshall Merit Award 2017-18

The Mid Ulster Football Association recently held its annual Christmas Dinner in the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown, with a variety of members in attendance representing all strands and sections of local football here in Mid Ulster.
After a lovely meal, the event highlight was the presentation of the Ivan Marshall Merit Award by MUFA Chairman Sean O’Neill to this year’s deserving winner, Alan (Grass) Gracey from Hanover FC.
‘Grass’ played Irish League football for Portadown, Glentoran, Glenavon, Lisburn Distillery and Ballymena United in a period spanning over 10 years, and quite remarkably has been an active player / member of Hanover now for almost 35 years.
Alan was recognised by his peers for his outstanding contribution to the game which has now spanned over 5 decades, and was delighted to receive the trophy, presented in memory of the late great Ivan Marshall.
A prize raffle was also arranged by MUFA Treasurer Colin McCullough and Secretary Brian Larkin, with a grand total of £350 being raised on the evening. Prize winners included MUFA Honorary Members Roy Marshall and John Brown, Ronnie Haughey from the press, Alan’s daughter Leah Gracey, Bobby Lutton from the Referee Assessors panel, local Referee Glen Buchanan, and June McCullough.
This money will be forwarded to the Chairman’s chosen charity, the Southern Area Hospice, Newry, which as many know is a very worthy cause indeed and who rely heavily on independent voluntary contributions such as this from the public.
The Chairman rounded off the evening by wishing everyone associated with Mid Ulster football a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Bob Radcliffe Cup Final 2017-18

It was heart-warming to see such a large crowd at the Bob Radcliffe final on Boxing Day, on a lovely bright morning at Stangmore Park, Dungannon.

It was the boys from Hanover FC who came out on top with an impressive 3-0 victory, with commiserations to the Valley Rangers FC boys, who fought tooth and nail for the whole 90 minutes to make a real contest of it.

The goals were scored by Regan Mcilveen, Adam White and Justin Bradley.

A note of thanks also to our hosts Dungannon Swifts FC and to our 4 officials, referee Glenn Buchanan, his assistants Jamie Patterson and Davy Mateer, and our 4th official Mark Irwin. Thanks also for some fantastic snaps of the game go to Eamonn Shanks, sterling work as ever!

Once again, the MUFA would like to thank all those who attended for your support of OUR local game!