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1st Greenisland win Junior Section Football

29th Apr 2016

The Junior Section Five-a-Side tournbament took place on Saturday 23 April 2016 in The Meadwobank Sports Arena, Magherafelt.

12 Companies who won their Battalion Heats took part. The new venue of Meadowbank Sports Arena was excellent and very suitable for the competition. An open draw was held prior to the start of the competition with teams placed in 2 groups each playing 5 matches on a round-robin basis. At the end of the group stages the four teams qualifying for the semi-finals were 7th Portadown, 1st Greenisland, 3rd Kilkeel and 1st Castlecaulfield. 1st Cullybackey just missed out on a place in the semi- finals due to goal difference.

Very close semi-final matches resulted in the final being played between 7th Portadown and 1st Greenisland. 3rd place play off was between 1st Castlecaulfield and 3rd Kilkeel. The semi-final between 7th Portadown and 1st Castlecaulfield had to go to penalties.

At the end of the competition the winners were 1st Greenisland, runners-up 7th Portadown and third place 1st Castlecaulfield. The trophy and medals were presented by Mr Trevor Stewart, President of the Mid-Ulster Battalion. Thanks are expressed to all the boys and leaders for a very sporting competition and also to our team of 4 very experienced referees who refereed in a very efficient and effective manner.

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