Showgrounds venue for memorial tournament in memory of Ric

Ric Moore.
Ric Moore.

Further details have been announced for a charity football tournament this summer, which will perpetuate the memory of a Ballymena man who died in tragic circumstances late last year.

Richard Moore, known to his friends as Ric, passed away in December after choking on food while dining with work colleagues.

Now the tournament - for the Ric Moore Memorial Cup - will help remember the hugely popular local man, as well as raising funds for the Causeway Hospital Intensive Care Unit, where Ric was treated prior to his death.

The competition will take place on July 23 at the 3G pitch at Ballymena Showgrounds and organisers are grateful to Alderman Stewart McDonald for his assistance in securing the Warden Street venue.

Ric played for Ballymena Saturday Morning League team Wakehurst Star and was a keen supporter of the team.

Star will compete in the pre-season tournament along with Wakehurst Strollers, Ahoghill Rovers and a team made up of Ric’s friends, colleagues and former team mates.

There will be a collection taken up throughout the day and proceeds will go to the Causeway Hospital ICU.