NORTHEND United Youth’s U16s’ season finally came to a close on Thursday night when they lost their Elite National League Cup semi-final match against Ballinamallard 3-1 at the Cookstown Sports Arena.
WITH all of Carniny Youth’s full sided team seasons now drawn to a close it was left to the club’s younger development teams to enjoy some football despite the atrocious weather conditions last Saturday.
BALLYMENA United hold their annual golf day at Ballymena Golf Club on Friday, May 31.
WAKEHURST Football Club have been given fresh hope in their bid to get back to playing home games in Ballymena.
A LARGE crowd of friends, family and supporters of football, in particular the women’s game, turned out in force to support the Ballymena All Stars ‘ Original Veterans’ in their charity challenge game against a Belfast Select side in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Charity.
ALL Saints Old Boys won their second trophy of the season on Friday night when they beat Harryville Homers on penalties to land the Ace Cup.
WAVENEY Youth enjoyed a fairytale ending to their final competitive match as they won the North West Youth League Cup.
THE chairman of the Ballymena branch of the Manchester United Supporters’ Club has admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from the club feels “like a death in the family”.
THE football continues for Ballymena United Youth Academy as a number of sides prepare for end of season tours.
GLENN Ferguson last week began his summer clear-out at Ballymena United – but warned Sky Blues fans not to expect a wave of summer arrivals.
A CHARITY football match to raise money for Marie Curie is set for kick off this Friday night at 7.30pm at the Showgrounds.
The Ballymena Invitational Mini Soccer League kicked off for its 13th season with seven teams in the P2 age group at the 3g facility at Ballymena Showgrounds.
AS the season begins to come to an end, it was the turn of Northend United U16s to deliver a great performance on Wednesday night when they came from two goals down to beat Limavady United on penalties in a quarter final League Cup match.
AS the season draws to a close, only three Carniny Youth teams were in action last Saturday with the Under 8s, 9s and 11s all playing in cup finals.
RACEVIEW Athletic completed a great season on Friday night when they comprehensively beat Connor 5-1 and completed a league and Sammy Moore Cup double as they had clinched the Division Three title the week before.
SOUTHSIDE Youths have embarked on the most important week in the club’s history.
IT was Cup joy for Carniny Youth Under 12s on Saturday when they came home with the Belfast Lord Mayor’s Cup after a 2-0 victory over Ards Rangers.
BALLYMENA United Youth Academy under 11s were crowned Northern Ireland champions on Monday with the most dramatic of victories over Glentoran at the Showgrounds.
GLENN Ferguson has begun his restructuring of his Ballymena United squad by releasing Shaun Maher and William Bingham.
WHILE his team-mates are watching the FA Cup Final on television, Ballymena football fan Kieran Chappell will be soaking up the atmosphere for real at Wembley.
HARRYVILLE Homers manager Robert Duddy insisted his team will come back stronger after their bid for Coca-Cola IFA Junior Cup glory ended in gallant failure.
PAUL Aiken scored twice as Carnlough Swifts picked up the George McAuley Cup after a hard fought 2-1 win over Abbeyview on Friday evening in Clough.
BALLYMENA Allstars ladies’ football team’s fund-raising efforts for charity will receive another boost this week.
AS the football season begins to wind down, it was the turn of newly crowned League Champions, Northend U12s, to continue their winning streak on Saturday by beating Newington Youths 3-0 at Smithfield in their final League match of the season.
HARRYVILLE Homers’ hopes of a history-making Coca-Cola Irish Junior Cup triumph ended in gallant failure on Monday.
BALLYMENA United under-11s grabbed Northern Ireland cup glory on Monday - in the most dramatic of circumstances.
HARRYVILLE Homers manager Robert Duddy has challenged his players to write their own chapter in Ballymena’s footballing history next week.
BALLYMENA United will become the first team from the borough to compete in the prestigious NIBFA Cup finals next Monday, May 6.
GARY Bonnes believes that Monday’s Coca-Cola Irish Junior Cup final will be the equivalent of playing in the Champions League final for himself and his Harryville Homers team-mates.
IT was double delight for Carniny Youth on Saturday up in Coleraine, when both the Under 9 and Under 10 teams both won their last matches to claim their respective NWCDYL league titles.
SO exactly how difficult is it to win the Coca-Cola IFA Junior Cup?
GLENN Ferguson admits he has big decisions to make in the coming weeks as he attempts to turn Ballymena United into a major force in Irish League football.
IN another great week of football for the Wakehurst Academy Club, it was the turn of the Northend U11 team to further add to this season’s silverware for the Club by being awarded the League Fair Play Shield at the weekend.
HE’S the man affectionately referred to as ‘Mr Harryville Homers’.
BALLYMENA United’s players have been told that they must show a better attitude if they are to build upon their County Antrim Shield success.
THE Arkmedia Ballymena Saturday Morning League will put club rivalries aside as they unite for what could be a history-making occasion next week.
WAKEHURST are assured of a top six finish in Belfast Telegraph Two - despite Saturday’s defeat to champions Knockbreda.
ORIGINAL members of Ballymena All Stars women’s football club who played for the club between 1994 and 2000 inclusive are being asked to help reform the team for a special charity match next month.
WAKEHURST boss Ian Gregg was not as happy as you might expect after his side’s 1-0 Belfast Telegraph Championship Two victory over landlords Moyola Park on Saturday.
BALLYMENA United boss Glenn Ferguson has expressed his delight that goalkeeper Dwayne Nelson has agreed to stay at the club.
THE elderly gentleman who approached me as I came out of the Showgrounds on Saturday was determined to make his point.
IN another great week of football for the Northend Blues, it was the turn of their U12 team to add to this season’s silverware for the Club by being crowned League Champions at the weekend, beating a good Ballyclare Colts team 3-0 on Saturday morning.
HARRYVILLE Homers are following manager Robert Duddy’s instructions to the letter as they close in on a first Ballymena Saturday Morning League title for a number of years.
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