News and happenings from the sports scene in north Antrim

Lindsay O'Neill from Tiles Plus on the Taughey Road, Ballymoney, presents a new strip to Balnamore FC officials Nivky Tweed (left) and Geoffrey Wilmont. Picture by Sammy McMullan.INBM03-15-14 263F
Lindsay O'Neill from Tiles Plus on the Taughey Road, Ballymoney, presents a new strip to Balnamore FC officials Nivky Tweed (left) and Geoffrey Wilmont. Picture by Sammy McMullan.INBM03-15-14 263F


Football fundraiser

Cloughmills Girls and Boys Football Club is holding a fundraiser at Cloughmills Community Centre on Friday, January 17.

Country star Ritchie Remo will be appearing for a special concert with doors opening from 7.30pm.

This is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £12 and can be purchased from the Corner House Bar, J Magill Butchers and the Hair Room salon in Cloughmills.

For further details contact Paul McCormick on 0788 1953 684.


Darts League

Results Friday 10/1/14 League week 9 - Joeys Flights v Joeys Bar 3 1--5

Kellys Own v Bush House 1--5

Diamond Bar v Ma Kellys 3--3

Royal British Legion v Joeys Bar 1--5

Blackwater House v Bye

High Scores - M Rooney 2x140 100 146 A Neill 2x100 C Rooney 2x100 D Neill 133 125 121 100 R Murphy 140 C Magowan 3x140 100

A Morrell 135 100 D Gage 2x100 R Morrell 4x100 M McKeeman 3x100 140 D Moore 140 134 101 100 A Archibold 140 100

M Hamilton 123 100 T McDonald 140 J Patton 140 125 120 100 108 C McCaw 180 135 100 K Oliver 100 129

F McMullan 3x100 180 140 125 121 J Elder 2x140 180 A McCosh 2x100 130 125 107 J Watt 6x100 180 125 121 D McMullan 3x100 2x140 D McDonald 2x100 140 125

League Table at half way stage

Bush House 46

Kelly’s Own 33

Joey’s Bar 3 30

Joey’s Flight’s 27

Blackwater House 23

Diamond Bar 21

Joey’s Bar 18

Royal British Legion 11

MaKelly’s 7

Fixtures for Friday 17/1/14 League week 10

Blackwater House v Joey’s Bar

Diamond Bar v Bush House

Kelly’s Own v Joey’s Bar 3

Joey’s Flight’s v Royal British Legion

MaKelly’s bye


Dalriada get

Portadown College in Cup

Dalriada will play at home to Portadown College, with a scheduled date of Saturday January 25, in the second round of this season’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup.

The eight winners from round 2 will be joined in the last 16 by the remaining eight sides: Ballyclare High School, Ballymena Academy, Campbell College, Methodist College Belfast, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Royal School Armagh, Wallace High School and Sullivan Upper School.


Rugby boys hit the assault course

Ballymoney Under 17s Rugby Report by Uel McDowell

On Saturday 11 January as the Senior Club pitches were unavailable for training, the Town Under 17s rugby team were invited to take their enthusiasm to The Dirraw Farm Complex to tackle an assault course as preparation for their forthcoming Cup match with Ballymena.

The boys were fully committed to their tasks as they tackled various challenges including rugby drills, fitness work, cross country running and an assault course along the way, finishing with a water run and hill climb.

Following this thoroughly enjoyable experience, their hosts generously provided the lads with welcome refreshments.

This was excellent preparation for the lads’ home Cup game with Premier team Ballymena on Saturday 18 January.

The team would like to thank their hosts Alan and Muriel Campbell for making the Complex available to them.


The season so far for Ladies Hockey Club

The local girls started the season with a comfortable 4-0 home win against Donaghadee before slipping up the following week with a 1-1 draw at South Antrim. Having stepped up a league after last season’s success, Ballycastle faced local rivals Ballymena at the Showgrounds and produced a devastating display of hockey, coming away with a 9-0 victory. One nil wins followed away against Coleraine, Bangor, Malone and Instonians before the girls lost their first game of the season with a disappointing away game against Banbridge, the score, 2-1. The girls bounced back with an impressive away win against league rivals Queens at The Dub. Victories over Ballymena, Donaghadee and this week Coleraine keep the girls one point clear at the top of the league with 6 games remaining. Add to that a quarter final Ulster Minor Cup match at home on the 25thof January against Dungannon and the girls have a lot to play for!! With a great squad ethic the girls are in a superb position and with the help of Club Sponsor Halo Nightclub Ballycastle they hope to be celebrating come the end of March. All remaining games are at home so keep a look out on their Facebook page for schedules.


Liverpool Supporters meeting

Ballycastle Liverpool FC Supporters club, who have recently been awarded official supporters club status by Liverpool, are holding their AGM on Monday 20 Janurary, at 8.30pm in the Anzac. As an official club, members will be entitled to match tickets for the 2014/15 season. All members are required to attend and anyone wishing to join can come along on the night.