Carniny Youth FC round-up: Under-11s rise to top of table

Carniny Under 11s who moved to the top of the Lisburn Youth League last Saturday.
Carniny Under 11s who moved to the top of the Lisburn Youth League last Saturday.

SATURDAY saw Carniny Youth Under 11s go top of their division in the Lisburn Youth league with a 2-1 win over Loughgall Youth.

The boys will hope to repeat this score next Saturday when they tackle the same team in the NIBFA Cup. Meanwhile whilst the Under 13s progressed into the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Boys FA Cup courtesy of a brace from Cathair Henderson against Rosario.

The Under 12s however exited the Cup at the hands of an impressive Glentoran side, with the Under 15s knocked out of their National League KO cup.

The two under 10 teams enjoyed a morning on mini soccer up at Ballysally, Coleraine but unfortunately on the wrong end of results.


Carniny Youth’s Football Development Centre sponsored by Robinsons Costcutters starts again this Saturday 9th February, 2pm.

Those players who have attended the centre previously should have received their invitation to attend the session. Additionally those with children born in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 interested in attending should contact Linda 0778548780.


The highly successful ‘Teatime League’ returned last Friday at the 3G facility at Ballymena Showgrounds.

The popular league on Friday nights from 6pm to 7.30pm saw children from the under 9s age group on the 3G facility at Ballymena Showgrounds playing each other in a series of matches. Seven

Teams from Chimney Corner, Ballymena Youth Academy, Ballymoney United Youth Academy as well as Carniny Youth all took part last week.

The Teatime League is an established IFA Games Development Centre and is a prequel to the Ballymena Invitational Mini Soccer League which kicks off in the spring.


Friday evening saw the launch of the latest Carniny initiative with a cross section of juveniles meeting to play football at Ballymena Showgrounds from 7.30pm to 9pm under the banner of Carniny Amateur & Youth FC ‘Teenage Kickz’ programme.

The programme which is supported by Ballymena Borough Council funded through Department of Justice through Ballymena Policing and Community Safety Partnership will run each Friday night up until the end of March and is aimed at young people aged 15 to 19 inclusive and interested persons should arrive at the Showgrounds venue by 7.15pm on Friday 1st February, 2013.

Please bring non metal studded boots and changing is available on the night and remember it’s totally FREE!.

* For full reports on all the Carniny matches from the weekend, see this week’s Ballymena Times.