Application to Lisburn Junior Invitational League – Under 17

We are pleased to announce that Dollingstown Football Club are in the process of applying to put a team into the

Lisburn Junior Invitational League which is sponsored by the Daily Mirror – at UNDER 17 level.

http://lisburnleague.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_118519389.html#tab3

DFC are an ambitious club which has been proven over the short history, with excellent facilities and we see that by starting this U17 team we can provide a quick way for young players to progress over the next 3 years into senior football.

With both our 2 senior teams growing and progressing, we now feel it is the right time to start to build a youth section which will aim to grow over the coming years along side the club which will raise the stature of the club and enable it to progress at all levels of local football.

We intend to start a U17 team next season to compete in the Lisburn league and to help push these young players towards our Reserve team who compete in MUFL Reserve Championship and who are in cup final next Friday night (10th April 2015) as the club strides to move forward and be important part of the local community by providing opportunities and football for local people, whether it be in playing of coaching.

obviously, this can’t just happen overnight but this is where we are going to start . . . . . 

Further details will be announced in due course

Details For The Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup Final

Everything is now 100% confirmed . . .

The Final of The Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup will be held at Holm Park, Armagh City FC on Friday 10th April 2015 with a 7.30pm Kick Off.

It’s a great achievement for Simon and everyone involved in the Reserve squad after the step up in class this season following on from the triumph’s of last season when they won the double collecting the trophies for the MUFL Reserve Division 1 and the O’Hara Cup which was a first for the club.

After some changes from last season to enable the club to be given the best chance to move onto bigger and better things on all sides the aim for this season over the summer break for the reserves was to continue breeding in youth to the squad but also having a few old heads around to help nurture the players and to give them the best opportunity to make an impact and move on in their own personal standards and ultimately push the Reserves on which would also feed up to the first team.

With a top half league position nearly confirmed and still an opportunity to finish in the top couple of positions in the MUFL Reserve Championship and also this Cup Final the hard work is proving to be paying off.

As the Final is on a Friday evening please make to short journey to Holm Park in Armagh to cheer on the lads whether you are involved in the first team, a supporter, a club volunteer, a family member or just a lover of local football, its sure to be an excellent game and a great advert for local football.

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Regions’ Cup Final – The Groups Are Drawn

The draw for the Final’s of the Uefa Regions’ Cup were held in Dublin on Monday 30th March 2015 as the Republic Of Ireland where awarded the rights to host the Finals. Copy and paste the link below to take you directly to the Uefa website.

UEFA Regions Cup

 http://www.uefa.com/regionscup/news/newsid=2229783.html

Two groups of four were formed at the Dublin Arena during the draw for the world’s most prestigious amateur tournament, which begins on 26 June 2015 in the Irish capital and concludes on 4 July 2015.

Group A: Eastern Region IRL (Republic of Ireland, hosts), Ankara (Turkey), South Moravia (Czech Republic), Tuzla Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Group B: Zagreb (Croatia), Dolnośląski (Poland), Eastern Region NIR (Northern Ireland), Württemberg (Germany)

The winners of each pool will contest the final.

NI Games are as follows:

Opposition: Wurttemberg (Germany)
Venue: Home Farm FC, Whitehall, Dublin
Date/Time: 26 June 2015, kick off 19:00

Opposition: Zagreb (Croatia)
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin
Date/Time: 28 June 2015, kick off 12:00

Opposition: Dolnoslaski Region (Poland)
Venue: Tolka Park, Dublin
Date/Time: 01 July 2015, kick off 15:00

Good luck to the 3 lads over the coming months from all at Dollingstown Football Club.

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Planters Park Hosted Under 14’s School Cup Final

On Wednesday 25th March 2015 Planters Park played host to the Mid Ulster School’s Under 14’s Cup Final between Lurgan Junior High School and Dromore High School on a lovely yet fresh day.

In what was always going to be a tight game Lurgan JHS made it a League & Cup Double in the Under 14’s age group in which has been a great sporting year for the school.

With the game finishing all level at 2 goals a piece at full-time we then had extra time. Both teams pushed hard to try and avoid the luck of a penalty shootout and Lurgan JHS scored in extra time and held on to lift the trophy.

Credit to both Lurgan & Dromore for putting on a great game.

Thanks to Hugh Watters & Hubert Watson for the pictures below:

I have more photo’s coming over via email and they will be uploaded to this page once i get them, get tagging your mates

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Planters-Park-Home-of-Dollingstown-Football-Club/290818547765318

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Dollingstown’s Hubert Watson presenting the trophy to Lurgan JHS Captain Jordan Dawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Players celebrate with the supporters
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What it all about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lap of honour
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The crowd after final whistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s party time
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Lurgan JHS support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smiles all around
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We have done the double

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massive congratulations to Lurgan JHS and one day some of you will maybe be playing at Planters Park week in, week out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its Another Final Date For The Reserves

On Saturday past (21st March) Dollingstown Reserves booked themselves into the Final of The Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup after a penalty shootout win against Coagh United Reserves at Hagan Park in Coagh.

Having already had 2 draws with each other in the league meetings this season it was expected to be another tight affair between two very evenly matched teams and so it turned out to be.

After both teams unable to get the break through in normal time and extra time the game went into penalty kicks.

The Dollybirds held their nerve and won the shootout 4-2 with Keeper Gavin O’Neill converting the last penalty.

The FULL MATCH REPORT will be available at some stage on Tuesday

The Final has a provisional date of Friday 10th April 2015 but will be confirmaed after the remaining Semi-Final which still has to be played between Newry City AFC Reserves and Armagh City Reserves which will be played this Saturday 28th March 2015.

The Reserves Book Semi-Final Date

Dollingstown Reserves are now into the semi-final draw of the Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup after a 2-1 home win against Banbridge Town AFC (match report in reserves section).

The game away to Coagh United Reserves will take place at Hagan Park this Saturday (21st March 2015) with a 2pm KO.

The full draw is as follows:

Newry City AFC Res v Armagh City Res

Coagh Utd Res v Dollingstown Res

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