Carniny under-12s produce another Bloom-ing great performance

Carniny's Eoghan Daley passes the ball past the Dungannon players. INBT13-244AC
Carniny's Eoghan Daley passes the ball past the Dungannon players. INBT13-244AC

Carniny Youth Under-12s kept up their good form in the South Belfast Youth league with a weekend win over Bloomfield.

Up in the North West League the U10s enjoyed a mini derby win against Ballymena whilst their Youth counterparts lost out to Institute.

Carniny's Calum Scullion has a shot at the Dungannon goal. INBT13-245AC

Carniny's Calum Scullion has a shot at the Dungannon goal. INBT13-245AC

In the Lisburn League Cup the U11s were unlucky to lose out to Ardoyne on penalties after an exciting 4-4 draw.

There was also no luck for the remaining clubs teams who lost their respective matches at the weekend.


The club are currently seeking players born in 2006. If your child out there was born in 2006 and interested in getting involved with Carniny Youth please contact David Wylie 07749643053.

Carniny's Liam McKernan comes under pressure from this Dungannon player. INBT13-246AC

Carniny's Liam McKernan comes under pressure from this Dungannon player. INBT13-246AC


The club would like to thank all those who turned up last Saturday to support the Fundraising ‘Night at the Races’ evening at Michelin Athletic Club. They would also like to thank all those who sponsored each race.


Carniny Amateurs 8, Ballymena Town 1: Carniny went ahead when Town hit the ball long from defence and McMullan controlled expertly and shot from the half way line and the ball flew like an arrow into the net for 1-0. From the centre, Graham stole the ball and his jinking run ended with a fine goal for a second within 30 seconds of the restart!

Carniny built from the back and a pass from McMullan saw Graham volley the ball home for 3-0. Matthew Wylie and Ben Adams came on to keep the pressure on and the midfield trio were all wanting to be on the ball and a great lay off from McKee say Greer lift his head and side foot the ball into the top corner for a goal.

Another Carniny attack forced a corner which found its way to Graham who controlled and fired home for 5-0.

Town needed half time but there was still time for Graham to turn provider this time and McKee was able to get on the score sheet for it to finish 6-0 at the break.

A few formation changes didn’t change the flow of the game and Greer had the first chance which hit the post within a few minutes.

Defending from the front, McKee’s tackle broke to Greer who had the simple task of side footing it home for 7-0.

Showing some deft touches, Carniny were carving their way up the pitch and a long range shot from Magee cannoned off the bar.

With too many men committed forward Ballymena got through and made no mistake when 1-on-1 with McQuillan for 7-1.

Town then forced a corner which was dribbled out of defence by Magee, who set off on a marvellous solo run, skipping past 3 Ballymena defenders on the way to getting his goal, which was just rewards for his effort.

Carniny: McQuillan, Douglas, McMullan, Greer, Magee, Graham, McKee, Wylie, Adams

Other result: Carniny Youth 2, Institute 5.


Carniny Youth 4, Ardoyne 4: Ardoyne opened the scoring but Carniny responded immediately when Harkin found Balmer and he equalised on the 10th minute. Carniny had more chances with Duddy hitting the crossbar O’Boyle had an effort graze the crossbar too.

The second half saw Carniny push hard for the lead and after 27 minutes Clarke scored with a great in swinging corner, Ardoyne made it 2-2 then took the lead 3-2 but credit to Carniny they fought back and Patton’s pass found Balmer he made it 3-3.

Ardoyne took the lead with 1 minute remaining but with seconds to go a Clarke corner found that man Balmer who completed his hat trick with a great header. This took the game to penalties and it was Ardoyne who edged them 5-4.

Carniny: McGrath, McPeake, Clarke (C), Farenden, O’Boyle, Harkin, Patton, Duddy, Balmer.


Carniny Youth 4, Bloomfield 1: Ca‎rniny began the match in positive fashion and took a deserved lead when Adger chased down a through ball and tackled the keeper with the ball ending up in the net.

Within minutes it was 2-0, Adger rounded the onrushing keeper and rolled it back for Reid to stroke home.

Carniny started the second half in a typically committed style and a neat midfield move saw the ball find Reid on the left hand side who put in a superb cross for Adger to tap in.

It was then 4-0 when after a good spell of Carniny possession, Bloomfield backed off midfielder Buick who rifled a powerful shot low into the net.

Bloomfield grabbed a consolation with the last kick when a goal kick went astray and the striker returned the ball with interest into the Carniny net before the referee blew for full time.

Carniny: Cathiness, Johnston, McMullan, Dennison (c), McAuley, Buick, Gregg, Reid, Adger‎.


League Plate quarter-final result: Carniny Youth 0, Linfield 4.


Carniny Youth 1, Loughgall Youth 5: Unfortunately the scoreline is reflective of Carniny’s performance in this game.

The first goal was from a penalty which Parker was unlucky not to save. Loughgall played a lot of high long balls which Carniny’s defence dealt with well but unfortunately off side was not given and Loughgall chipped the ball over Parker’s head.

Loughgall’s third goal before half time was not closed down quickly enough by Carniny at the half way line and they were punished by Loughgall’s striker sailing home another high shot.

Coach Alex Rainey did his best to encourage his players at half time and within five minutes of the second half starting it was McKettrick who made the break away and put Carniny on the score sheet.

Unfortunately Carniny as a team did not believe in themselves and Loughgall put another two goals into the net before the final whistle.

Carniny: Parker, Winter, Clyde, Kirk, Fleming, Close, Campbell, McKettrick, Moag, Hemphill, Courtney,Gordan, McAllister, Woodin, Kelly, McDonald


National League Plate: Carniny Youth 1, Dungannon United Youth 6.


Carniny Youth 0, St Oliver Plunkett’s 3: Plunkett started this game on the front foot and they opened the scoring in the latter stages of the first half with a well placed shot.

Mid way through the second half Plunkett scored their second goal when a cross from the left was touched home by one of their players.

Plunkett wrapped up the game with about five minutes left when a mistake in the Carniny defence allowed a Plunkett player to score.

Carniny: McWilliams, McComb, Bunting, Webb, Burns, Millar, Jaworski, Price, O’Mullan, Balmer, Doherty, Letters