The Reserves Start With Home Advantage In Defence Of Wilmor Memorial Cup

Dollingstown Reserves will host Craigavon City Reserves in Round 1 of the Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup after the draws for the preliminary, round 1 and round 2 were made.

On a great night at Holm Park in Aramgh last season Dollingstown Reserves defeated Armagh City Reserves on their home turf/plastic with a penalty shootout win after an entertaining but scoreless draw to lift the trophy for the 1st time in the clubs history.

In Round 2 we could see a repeat of last years final as the winners of Aramgh City Reserves vs Newry City AFC Reserves will travel to Planters Park or Drumgor 3G.

The competition has been extended this season with Reserve League clubs now entering the draw after a shake up of the organisation of the reserve cups.

The draw is as follows:

Preliminary Round

Windmill Stars Res v Crewe Utd Res

Round 1

Laurelvale Res v Lurgan Town Res

Hanover Res v Seagoe Res

Lurgan Celtic Res v Bourneview Res

AFC Craigavon Res v Loughgall Res

Banbridge Town AFC v Tullyvallen Res

Moneyslane Res v Banbridge Rangers Res

Dungannon Rovers Res v Markethill Swifts Res

Dollingstown Res v Craigavon City Res

St Marys Res v Rathfriland Swifts

Oxford Sunnyside Res v Dungannon Tigers Res

Annagh Utd Res v Ballymacash Rangers Res

Broomhill Res v Coagh Utd Res

Tandragee Rovers Res v Seapatrick Res

Armagh City Res v Newry City Res

Richhill Res v Windmill Stars Res or Crewe Utd Res

Lower Maze Res v Valley Rangers Res

Round 2

Oxford Sunnyside Res or Dungannon Tigers Res v Banbridge Town AFC or Tullyvallen Res

St Marys Res or Rathfriland Swifts v Lurgan Celtic Res or Bourneview Res

Laurelvale Res or Lurgan Town Res v Broomhill Res or Coagh Utd Res

Dollingstown Res or Craigavon City Res v Armagh City Res or Newry City Res

Richhill Res or Windmill Stars Res or Crewe Utd Res v Dungannon Rovers Res or Markethill Swifts Res

AFC Craigavon Res or Loughgall Res v Tandragee Rovers Res or Seapatrick Res

Moneyslane Res or Banbridge Rangers Res v Hanover Res or Seagoe Res

Lower Maze Res or Valley Rangers Res v Annagh Utd Res or Ballymacash Rangers Res

New Record Sponsorship from Maximus Screening

It’s with great pleasure and thanks that we officially announce Maximus Screening as our biggest ever sponsor as they have invested in the our NEW Under 17s squad by being the kit sponsor for both home and away skips, by being the home and away skip sponsor for our Reserve squad and also the sponsor for our 1st teams away kit.

With this, Maximus Screening will be shown all around the country at all our levels of football within Dollingstown Fc, from NIFL Championship 2 with us playing team like Dundela, Limavady United, Coagh United . . . . . with the Reserves playing in MUFL Reserve Championship playing teams like Newry City AFC, Loughgall, Crewe United . . . . . and with the start of our youth academy the Under 17’s will be playing teams like Carrick Rangers, Lisburn Distillery and Lurgan Town.

Dollingstown

 

 

Away Shirt (1)

 

Proper images will be uploaded of all the kits once we receive them but here is a rough copy

of the Under 17’s & Reserve new Joma home tops sponsored by Maximus Screening

 

 

We look forward to spreading your name around the country in the correct manner and we hope you enjoy being part of this ambitious growing local football club.

www.maximusscreening.com

Thank you very much for your support, its greatly appreciated by all involved with Dollingstown Football club.

Reserves Drawn At Home In Marshall Cup – Round 1 & 2

Dollingstown Reserves and their new Manager Bap will host Caledon Rovers in the 1st round of the Marshall Cup after the draw was made last evening (Monday 6th July 2015). Our 1st team had a very good record in this trophy but since they moved up to NIFL the Reserves are now able to enter it.

Last season Simon Brown’s team when out in the 1st round after an agonising defeat away to Intermediate B team Craigavon City and Caledon went out in to Rectory Rangers in round 2 after defeating Santos in Round one.

Probably the 1st competitive game of the season and Bap will be looking to get a performance to get his Dollingstown Career of to the best possible start.

Round 2 has been drawn on Monday 13th July 2105 and the winners of Dollingstown Reserves vs Caledon Rovers will be at Home to Broomhill from Intermediate A

FULL ROUND 2 DRAW:

AFC Craigavon v Riverdale

Annagh Utd Res or Knockmenagh Swifts v Windmill Stars

Armagh Blues or Santos FC v Sandy Hill

Ballymacash Rangers v Lurgan Institute

Ballyoran v Lurgan Utd or Glenavy

Banbridge Town AFC or Hillsborough Boys v Seagoe

Camlough Rovers v Damolly or Armagh Celtic

Coalisland Athletic v Lurgan BBOB or White City

Cookstown Celtic v Gilford Crusaders or Loughgall Res

Crewe Utd v Portadown BBOB or Union Lusa

Derryhirk Utd v Laurelvale

Dollingstown Res or Caledon Rovers v Broomhill

Donaghmore v Richhill

Dungannon Tigers v Banbridge Rangers

Fivemiletown Utd v Bourneview Mill

Goodyear or Castlecaulfield v Tandragee Rovers

Hanover v Ambassadors

Keady Celtic or Moira Albion v Tullyvallen

Lower Maze v Dungannon Rovers

Lurgan Town v Donacloney or Scarva Rangers

Lurgyvallen12 or Lurgan Thistle v Sporting Lisburn or Aghalee Village

Markethill Swifts v Silverwood Utd

Moneyslane v Craigavon City

Newry City AFC v Hill Street

Orchard Athletic or Armagh City Res v Armagh Rovers

Orchard City or Millbrook v Lurgan Celtic Res or Rathfriland Swifts

Rectory Rangers v The Dons

Red Star v West End Hibs or Newmills

Seapatrick v St Marys

Southside v Oxford Sunnyside

Stranmillis v Broomhedge

Valley Rangers v Banbridge YCOB or Coagh Utd Res

 

Changes To Format Of Reserve Cup Competitions

Wilmor Johnston Memorial Cup

This Cup is currently competed for by all teams in the Reserve Championship

For this season, as a one year experiment it will be augmented to include the Reserve teams of all MUFL Intermediate member Clubs – this will guarantee that the Reserve teams of Intermediate member Clubs will compete in a competition solely for Intermediate reserve teams

O’Hara Cup

It was noted that some members of the Reserve Championship were only competing  in one domestic Cup competition

It was agreed that those members of the Reserve Championship whose 1st teams compete in the Marshall Cup would be entered into the O’Hara Cup

This affects the following teams

Banbridge Rangers Res; Ballymacash Rangers Res; Crewe Utd Res; Newry City AFC Res; Valley Rangers Res

Mid Ulster League Cup

It was agreed that Cup would be competed for by the Reserve teams of Junior Clubs and the 3rd teams of Intermediate Clubs only – this will guarantee that the Reserve teams of Junior Clubs and 3rd teams of Junior Clubs will compete in a competition solely for Junior Reserve teams

Confirmed: We have been accepted in Lisburn Invitational League – Under 17s

It’s with great pleasure that Dollingstown Football Club have been accepted into the Lisburn Invitational League at the Under 17’s level.

The committee have been working hard towards this, as this new era at Dollingstown Fc commences with the start of our 1st Youth team.

There are 14 teams in the league and the 1st set of fixtures will be on the 1st Saturday in September 2015.

Pre season training will commence on Monday 20th July at Planters Park with a 7pm start time.

Further details to follow

Greig (Bap) Savage Announced As New 2’s Manager

Last week Dollingstown installed Greig Savage as the new Reserve Team Manager taking over the reigns from Simon Brown who had stepped down after the last league game last season. 

It was a long process which Dollingstown didn’t want to rush as they wanted the right person to continue the fantastic strides forward that the reserves have taken over the past 2 seasons, and they believe they have got the correct man to lead them forward.

Bap’s playing career has always been in Lurgan with all but one year being based at Lurgan Town Boys. A wealth of experience in Mid Ulster Football as a player and has also with the 2 years he has been Manager at Lurgan Institute who play in MUFL Division 1.

We look forward to supporting Bap in his new role and Welcome him to Dollingstown Football Club.

Here are a few things about Bap:


Why Bap?

Named after Former Linfield captain Bap Dornan for the way I used to play and look.

Most memorable moment?

Taking Lurgan Town to semi finals of mid ulster cup to be narrowly beat on penalties by a Dungannon swifts side lying 3rd in the premiership.

Memorable moment as a manager?

Getting Lurgan Institute to their first cup final in 25 years last season.

My motto?

“All things are possible to him that believes .”

Why Dollingstown?

They are an ambitious , forward thinking club and I hope to continue in the process of establishing Dollingstown as a professionally run Irish league side pushing for premiership status while developing young players to move through the ranks into senior football.

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