Moyola Park Association Football Club Weekly notes - Monday 31st August 2009
Ladbrokes.com Championship 2 League Cup
Moyola Park made the short journey to Fortwilliam Park on Saturday for a First Round game in the League Cup and by the 12th minute the game was over as a contest with Tobermore United having taken a three goal advantage. Sloppy defending by the visitors allowed Johnny Law’s team to go ahead as early as the 3rd minute. The second goal followed a few minutes later as a result of yet more lacklustre defending and in the 12th minute Tobermore scored a third with the Moyola Park side seemingly still back in the dressing room. In the final minute of the first half a penalty kick was awarded for an infringement by Paul McIvor, the ball being slotted into the corner of the net past the outstretched arms of Martin Rea. Conor McKenna replaced Ryan Leacock for the start of the second half. Moyola adopted a much more positive approach to the game in the second half but it was very much a case of too little, too late following the first half mugging. Tobermore found the Moyola Park net once more towards the end of the half to add further to a day of frustration for the visiting team. Jody Shiels replaced Eoghan Kelly in the closing minutes in an attempt to conjure up a consolation goal. However Tobermore Keeper Sammy Foster had an easy ride for the full 90 minutes. It was a day that the Moyola Park management team, players and supporters will want to forget.
Saturday 5th September 2009 – Craig Memorial Cup Round One
Oxford United Stars -v- Moyola Park @ 2.30pm
This is an important fixture for Moyola Park and a quick opportunity to restore some pride after the humiliating 5-0 defeat by Tobermore United. However Oxford will be glad of the opportunity to attempt to take the scalp of a Championship 2 team following their failure to gain admission to the competition as Derry City Council couldn’t grant them guaranteed use of The Brandywell for three years due to an Act of Parliament. The Moyola Park side will need to come sharply out of the starting blocks and take the game to their opponents to avoid successive cup defeats.
Saturday 12th September 2009 - Labbrokes.com Championship 2
Annagh United -v- Moyola Park @ 3.00pmA full list of fixtures can be found at http://www.ifachampionship.com
Moyola Park Olympic - Results
Saturday 29th August 2009
Cookstown Olympic Colts 2 Moyola Park Olympic 3 (Kerr 2, Hassin pen)
Brian Holmes youthful reserve side made it four wins out of four in a lively start to the Ballymena and Provincial Junior League Division Two campaign.
Moyola Park Olympic – Fixtures
Saturday 5th September 2009 - Junior Division 2
3rd Ballyclare old Boys v Moyola Park Olympic @ 2.00pm
Saturday 12th September 2009 - Junior Division 2
Moyola Park Olympic v Ballyclare North End @ 2.00pm
Saturday 19th September 2009 – Irish Junior Cup Round One
Moyola Park Olympic -v- Iveagh Utd @ 2.00pm
Moyola Park Ladies AFC
Training has now stopped as the season has now concluded, anyone seeking to join the team to participate next season or seeking any other information should contact either Jillian Lennox (07821599369) or Valerie Martin (07754450988).
Moyola Park Youth – Friendly Results
Not available at time of going to press
Moyola Park Youth – Fixtures
Not available at time of going to press
Moyola Park Youth - New Players Wanted
Moyola Park Youth are currently taking registrations for next season:
Under 13 - Anyone born on or after 1st January 1997 and interested in playing contact David Evans on 07730529081.
Under 15 - Anyone born on or after 1st January 1995 and interested in playing contact Barry Devlin on 02879468170.
Under 17 – Anyone born on or after 1st January 1993 and interested in playing contact Steven Ewing on 07809298866.
Moyola Park Youth - Training
Training for the Under 13 team has now started and takes place in Moyola Park from 6.45pm – 8.15pm on a Wednesday night until further notice and for more information contact David Evans on 07730529081.
Training for the Under 15 team has now started and takes place in Moyola Park from 6.45pm – 8.15pm on a Wednesday night until further notice and for more information contact Barry Devlin on 02879468170.
Training for the Under 17 team has now started and for more information contact Steven Ewing on 07809298866.
Moyola Park AFC Co-operative Insurance Football Development Centre
The Moyola Park FC Co-operative Insurance Football Development Centre takes place every Saturday in Moyola Park, Bridge Street, Castledawson and each session will be from 10.15 am to 11.30am. The cost per week is only £1.50 which is excellent value for coaching by IFA qualified coaches. The Football Development Centre is open to all boys and girls of primary school age and parents are asked to bring their children along by 10.15am in order to give sufficient time for registration and thus allow the coaching to commence at 10.30am sharp. Children should have suitable clothing, footwear and shin guards. For further information contact Moyola Park Mini Soccer Coordinator, Keith Quigley on 07912761911 or by email at
Replica Kits and Training Gear
We now have available replica kits for the boys and girls at the mini soccer and also replica kits, training gear and other accessories on sale to the youth teams and the general public. For a list of available gear and prices contact Jillian Lennox (07821599369).
Moyola Park FC Supporters’ Club Lucky Numbers
The Lucky Numbers drawn for Wednesday 26th August 2009 were 9, 10, 16 and 24. The £50 consolation prize was won by Bob Fullerton, Castledawson. The Jackpot Prize for Wednesday 2nd September 2009 stands at £5000. Tickets are available in the Social Club or from committee members and please note that the jackpot has now been capped at £5000.
Mill Meadow – Correct Footwear
As you all are aware, Moyola Park FC will be moving into our new stadium at the Mill Meadow in late September or October of this year. The surface that we will use for training and playing all our games on is a FIFA 2* Astroturf pitch.
As the new surface is Astroturf, the company which is laying the pitch, Pride Sports & Leisure have recommended that all players using the pitch only use moulded/plastic football studs and moulded/plastic blades, and that metal blades and metal studs will not be permitted.
Please note that anyone who turns up to play in metal blades or studs will not be allowed to enter the playing surface.
Everyone at the club wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the Devlin Family, Hillhead and the entire family circle of Hugh Devlin who died last week in San Francisco. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barney, Barry, Danny and the rest of the family.