Under-11s notch up impressive win in weekend Carniny games

Aaron Steele, Chris Kennedy, Andrew Duncan and Carl Black who took part in the Carniny Youth golf day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. INBT17-207AC
Aaron Steele, Chris Kennedy, Andrew Duncan and Carl Black who took part in the Carniny Youth golf day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. INBT17-207AC

There were only four Carniny Youth teams in action last weekend with the U-11 Youths notching a 10-2 win over Carryduff in the Lisburn League.

The Under 12s got some 11 a side experience winning 8-4 over Barn Utd; the Under 11 Amateurs lost out to Bertie Peacock whilst the Under 15s lost out to their league leaders, St Oliver Plunkett’s.

The club’s two Under10 teams took a break from their domestic league to travel to Scotland where they were the guests of Glasgow Rangers, with a stadium tour and playing games against some of the Academy sides at Murray Park.


Last Friday saw the club host its first Golf day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. A great day was had by all in what were lovely sunny conditions. The event now looks set to be a permanent fixture on the club’s social calendar.

The club would like to thank Leslie Crawford for organising the event for the club and making it an enjoyable experience for all.

The club would like to thank all local businesses who sponsored the event who included Karl Airport Parking, Redz Piano Bar, Junction one, Fluorescents Plus, Hayley Bearings, Ramble Inn, SSQ Slate, Dunlop & Hamilton, Doherty & Gray, Haldane Fisher, Ballymena, Worthington Plumbers, Radio North, Estco NI Ltd, Khayber Restaurant, Galgorm, Royale Cleaners, Carniny Youth U17 and 19 Squads.

The club would also like to thank Galgorm Castle Golf Club, for supplying the venue, The Eagle Bar and grill for the excellent meals and Gentry Barbers, McDonald’s and Sainsbury’s for supplying some spot prizes for the golfers. The club would also like to thank Under 13 manager, Jason Hunter for arranging the event.


Carniny Youth 10, Carryduff Colts 2: On a perfect sunny morning down in Lisburn the Under 11 youths had a comfortable win over Carryduff Colts.

Joshua Balmer racked up a hat trick with Harley Farenden, Diego Fletcher and Pearce Larkin all scoring a brace a piece, with Leon Patton with a single goal.

Other result: Carniny Amateurs 1, Bertie’s Little Ants 7.


Carniny Youth 8, Barn United 4: Carniny U12’s played a friendly with Barn Utd for some much needed 11-a-side experience on a beautifully sunny morning in Ballykeel, and the massive parent turnout was rewarded with eight goals from the home side.

Carniny started the match at lighting speed, going 3-0 up within the opening 10 minutes.

The first came from Adger who raced clear and shot low into the bottom corner past the helpless keeper. Moments later he added a second, dispossessing the Barn keeper before calmly shooting home past defenders on the line.

Some neat passing then sent Adger clear down the right hand side and his cross was met by Buick at the back post who acrobatically fired home. Carniny continued to press and added a fourth, Adger again put through by a wonderful pass to shoot under the keeper.

Carniny naively took their foot off the gas, and Barn pulled a goal back from close range, and were then awarded a penalty which they converted.‎

The second half started with another Adger goal, this time rounding the keeper and shooting high past defenders on the line. Barn got another one back through poor Carniny defending, but it wasn’t long before they had their three goal cushion back, this time McMullan raiding down the left hand side, and beating three men before finishing low in the net. Carniny then made it 7-3 when Gregg powered home a header from a corner off the inside of the post. Barn grabbed a late consolation, but it was Adger who rounded off the scoring firing in low.

The team/coaches then made the short trip to McDonald’s Ballymena who sponsor the club, and were treated to a feast of food to match the feast of goals the team served up!‎ The U12’s would like to thank McDonald’s for the meals, and their continued sponsorship.

Carniny: Cathiness, ‎Dennison (c), McMullan, Johnston, Telford, McAuley, McAleese, Pogue, Logan, Adger, Gregg, Buick.


Carniny Youth 1, St Oliver Plunkett 4: Carniny faced a strong Plunkett side at the Showgrounds and got off to very good start with Houston giving Carniny the lead.

Carniny were forced too make changes in the second half and two defensive mistakes cost Carniny two goals. Plunkett now in the lead went on to score another two goals.

Carniny: O’Brien, Lemon, Little, Henderson, Carley, Marshall, Leetch, Houston, Young, Evans, McDonnell, Daly.