PLANS by Moyola Park Football Club to build a new £1.5 million stadium are back in play after a lengthy battle with planners.


The First Division outfit are currently in talks with Moyola estate trustees to agree a lease in respect of the site at Mill Meadow in Castledawson.
The papers are expected to be finalised in the near future and will clear the way for a grant application to the Sports Council.

Work could start on the stadium later this year - providing there are no further delays.
"We are quietly confident that things will now fall in to place and we can get on with the project, " said club chairman Robin Martin this week.


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Sunday, 13 July 2008

Moyola Park v Manchester United Legends - Tuesday 22 July

There is a quiet buzz of excitement amongst the soccer fans of South Derry about the forthcoming visit of the Manchester United Legends to Castledawson on Tuesday 22 July. There has been a steady demand for tickets and those intending to go to the game are advised to purchase tickets soon. Moyola Park AFC will play host to Manchester United Legends as part of their week long visit to Northern Ireland. The Manchester United Legends squad of 25 players for the tour will include Clayton Blackmore, Mike Duxberry, Paul Parker, Lee Sharpe, David May, Andrei Kanchelskis, Mark Bosnich, Denis Irwin, Arthur Albiston, Gary Pallister, Frank Stapleton and Ben Thornley. Numbers in the ground will be restricted to just over 2000.  Tickets are now also available at, McConnell’s Intersport Superstore, Cookstown; Sportsworld, Magherafelt; Maghera Auction Rooms and Great Beef and Co., Castledawson as well as at Moyola Park FC Social Club. eTicket information may be obtained from Ticketmaster at . If you are experiencing difficulty in obtaining a ticket, contact Robin Martin on 07825068516.

Armstrong Beckett who will be in charge of the Moyola Park side on the night, assisted by Eric Halliday, is currently putting together a squad of Moyola Park greats with participants from Billy Lennox’s double Irish Junior Cup winning team of the mid seventies right through to Halliday’s Irish League Second Division winning team of more recent times. More recent Moyola Park players will also feature during the game.

A Corporate Lunch at which the Manchester United Legends party will be present is being held in Moyola Park Golf Club on the day of the game. The cost per seat is £70 which will include a wine reception, a four course meal, a match ticket, a match programme, autograph and photograph opportunities and a chance to bid at an auction of memorabilia and other valuable items. A Manchester United Legends player will be seated at each table. To book one or more tickets or an entire table of ten contact Jillian Lennox on 07821599369.

Pre Season Training

Training for the 2008/2009 season will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for all adult male players. Club manager, Brian Hutchinson and Olympic manager Brian Holmes have been recruiting backroom staff and players with a view to a purposeful pre season campaign and a vast improvement in fortunes during the transitional season of the IFA Interim Intermediate League.

Pre Season Friendly Fixtures

Saturday 19th July 2008  Moyola Park FC   -v-   Moyleena @ 2.30pm
Tuesday 22nd July 2008  Moyola Park FC   -v-   Man Utd Legends @ 7.30pm
Friday 25th July 2008  Moyola Park FC   -v-   Burnfoot @ 7.30pm
Saturday 26th July 2008 Portglenone        -v-   Moyola Park FC @ 2.30pm
Monday 28th July 2008 Moyola Park FC   -v-   Lisburn Distillery @ 7.30pm
Thursday 31st July 2008  Moyola Park FC   -v-   Bangor @ 7.30pm
Saturday 2nd August 2008  Dungiven        -v-   Moyola Park FC @ 2.30

Moyola Park Ladies AFC   

The Ladies game against Limavady on Wednesday 9th July 2008 was called off.
Anyone seeking information should contact either Jillian Lennox (07821599369) or Valerie Martin (07754450988).

Moyola Park AFC Mini Soccer

Moyola Park Mini Soccer is currently on a two week break over the holidays and will reopen in Moyola Park on Saturday 26th July 2008; this session will be from 10.30am – 11.30am. The cost per week is only £1 which is excellent value for coaching by IFA qualified coaches. The Mini Soccer Centre is open to all boys and girls of primary school age. 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 footwear, shin guards and clothing. For further information contact Moyola Park Mini Soccer Coordinator, Keith Quigley on 07912761911 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Moyola Park FC Supporters’ Club Lucky Numbers

The Lucky Numbers drawn for Wednesday 9 July were 2, 12, 13 and 16. The £50 consolation prize was won by Sean Shivers, C/o Flax. The Jackpot Prize for Wednesday 16 July stands at £4100. Tickets are available in the Social Club or from committee members.

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