Northend United Youth honours longest-serving players

Northend United's longest serving players at the Share Discovery Centre recently.
Northend United's longest serving players at the Share Discovery Centre recently.

As a measure of thanks from Northend United, the Club’s longest-serving U13s, U14s and U15s players travelled to the Share Discovery Centre in Lisnaskea or their end of season outing at the weekend.

Leaving Ballymena on Friday and returning late on Sunday night, the boys were involved in an action-packed weekend of activity, along with coaches Tony Shaw and Brian McCluney, involving canoeing, banana boating, rock climbing and archery.

The Club would like to extend their thanks to the Share Centre’s staff for what was a very well organised and enjoyable weekend.


Are you an ambitious individual, male or female, who is interested in taking the first step onto the football coaching ladder? If so, then Northend United is the Club for you.

The club in on the lookout for new talented coaches as due to a vast increase in player numbers, we plan to field a number of new teams for the 2015/16 season.

As a new coach you will embark on our Club’s ‘Coach Development Pathway’, which consists of guided practical experience under one of our senior coaches, in Club training and formal coaching qualifications.

The Club is fully committed to Coach Education and will provide opportunities to attain formal coaching qualifications through the Irish Football Association and Coerver Coaching.

All initial enquiries should be made in the first instance to John Devlin on 07919 056834


The Club’s U17s are back in preseason training this week and are looking forward to playing Wakehurst Strollers on Friday night in their first preseason match.

The friendly match will be used by first team Manager Paul Muir and Wakehurst Strollers manager Jason Connolly to assess the breadth of talent within the U17s.

All new players are welcome to attend the U17s open training nights or contact coach Stephen White on 07526477273


U7s (2009) John Devlin 07919056834; U8s (2008) Ally McGarry 07779005441; U9s (2007) Alex McDonald 07742239674; U10s (2006) Ally McGarry 07779005441; U11s (2005) Alan Bristow 07736373412; U12s United (2004) Robert Adams 07766257645; U12s Youth (2004) Brian Martin 07760557049; U13s (2003) David Wylie 07792887435; U14s (2002) John Devlin 07919056834; U15s (2001) Brian McCluney 07856071928; U16s (2000) Tony Shaw 07792184089.