Reds’ trip to north west proves fruitless after Limavady defeat

Carniny Amateur & Youth FC.
Carniny Amateur & Youth FC.

With only one scheduled youth game last weekend it was a second successive quiet Saturday for Carniny Youth FC teams.

The Under 15s were the only team in competitive action, on their travels to the North West where they lost out to Limavady.

The U13s jetted off to Portugal on Sunday for a tournament whilst the Under 10s stayed closer to home for their tournament action, at Larne on Easter Monday. Full reports next week.


The club will be holding a Golf Day on Friday 17th April. The event will be held at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with dinner afterwards in the Eagle Restaurant.

For further details please contact Jason Hunter on 07885899290.

Tee off times are available from 12 – 4pm on the Friday. Full details can also be seen on the club’s website – www.carninyyouthfc.couk and facebook page Carniny Amateur and Youth FC


Carniny’s U10 team have been invited by Rangers Academy to visit the famous Glasgow club to play a match against their Scottish counterparts.

This has now become an annual event, as the squad are following on from last year’s team and the boys are excited by the proposition of a match at the Murray Park training ground.

The team will get a full tour of the complex and after a lunch they get to test their skills against some of Scotland’s top youth players.

The majority of the squad has grown up together from their time in the Carniny FDC and now have two years’ experience playing in the North West Youth Coleraine League.

The rapid progression of some of the players has raised expectations for next year when they move into a competitive league.

The squad are currently raising money towards their trip and planning a sponsored walk on the 11th April for the trip the week after on the 18th April.


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


Carniny Amateur & Youth FC under 17s will be taking part in the prestigious Foyle Cup youth tournament in July.

The club will be running trials at the end of this season for anyone who thinks they may be up to the standard of playing in the tournament.

Prospective players will have been born in 1998/1999 and anyone interested should contact Ian on 07721596775 or Billy on 07850669666.


The club congratulates U19 Player Shane McKernan on earning another International Cap for N Ireland playing for the Learning Disability squad.

Shane will be playing in the annual Home Nations Championships this week and over the course of three days will play The Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The club were also delighted to see Matthew Shevlin notch up another first team appearance for hometown club Ballymena United in their 1-0 win over Coleraine at the weekend.


Carniny Youth 1, Limavady Youth 4: AFter a scoress first half, Limavady took the lead on 40 mins against the run of play.

They doubled their lead on 50 mins with a penalty and scored again two mins later.

After Limavady were reduced to 10 men following a late challenge, Carniny pulled a goal back through Marshall but the north wets side scored a fourth late on.

Carniny: O’Brien, Houston, Henderson, Lemon, Carley, Marshall, Scullion, Downey, Leetch, McDonnell, Evans, Daly, McKernan, Elliott.