Northend United U-10s in fine form as they reach semi-final

Gary O'Loughlan, of Laragh Lodge, presents� John Devlin and the players of Northend United Youth 07's Football Development Centre with a new kit.
Gary O'Loughlan, of Laragh Lodge, presents� John Devlin and the players of Northend United Youth 07's Football Development Centre with a new kit.

Northend United Youth under-10s turned in a good performance at the weekend in a Plate Quarter final against a fancied Coleraine Olympic team.

Elsewhere in the North West, Brian Martin’s U12s Youth team were in action against Roe Valley but were on the wrong end of a 5-2 scoreline.

With the U8s SSG competition now finished on Friday night, it was down to the U9s on Saturday morning to fly the flag for Northend in Ballymena this week when they competed in an invitational tournament at the Showgrounds organised by Northend’s Football Development Officer, John Devlin, featuring teams from Antrim Rovers, Ballymena United, Carniny and Whitehead Eagles.

UNDER-12

Northend Youth 2, Roe Valley 5: Conceding a goal inside the opening minute rocked the Northend boys back and they found themselves 4-0 behind at half-time.

Roe Valley made it five in the second half but this was quickly followed by a Caolan Lennon goal. Sam Crawford also secured a goal for Northend who produced a good second half display.

Northend: Gabriel Farias, Sam Crawford, Jack Connor, Niall Devine, Andre Pescaru, Ben Harkin, Ciaran Martin, Kacper Dziadkowiec, Caolan Lennon, Alex Bell, Adam McCaughan

JBE FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Northend United’s JBE Football Development Centre continues on Wednesday 11th May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Louis 3G.

The JBE Football Development Centre is open to all boys and girls, 2009 to 2012 inclusive and is under the direction of Northend’s Uefa B and Coerver certified Head Coach, John Devlin.

GIRLS’ PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Building on the strength of the number of girls attending our JBE Football Development Football Centre and our younger 7-a-side teams, the Club is now continuing its All Girls Player Development Centre for girls born between 2009 and 2012.

This continues on Wednesday 11h May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Louis Grammar School Sports Hall.

For more information, or to reserve your child a place on the course, please contact John Devlin on 07919 056834.

LARAGH LODGE SPONSORSHIP

The Club would like to extend their thanks to Laragh Lodge Pub Restaurant and B&B who have become the latest local business to come onboard and sponsor a new playing kit for this season’s U9 teams.