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Magherafelt Sky Blues honoured at Civic Reception

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Magherafelt Sky Blues honoured at Civic Reception thumbnailCllr Kim Ashton presents an award to team manager Brian Taylor.

MAGHERAFELT Sky Blues senior team were honoured at the Mid-Ulster Civic Awards, in recognition of their history making Northern Ireland Intermediate League Title for the 2017/18 season.
Councillor Kim Ashton presented the award to team manager Brian Taylor, who was accompanied on the night by first team goalkeeper Gareth Maguire.
It's great for the club's achievements to be recognised once again for another award by the Mid-Ulster District Council and we would like to thank Councillor Trevor Wilson for the nomination.
The Old Boys Game is fast appraoching, it will soon be time to dust down the boots and take to the field for a very well contested and competitive old boys game.
This year they will take place on Saturday, 9th June at Spires Park, with two games fixed for 1pm and 3pm.
If anyone, young or old, would like to take part please contact Sean Monaghan or Brian Taylor.
The highly popular mini-soccer for primary school girls and boys continues at Meadowbank Park indoors on Saturday. This continues every Saturday morning 10-11am, 3 per session and all kids are welcome; trainers and a water bottle are essential.
Fully qualified IFA coaches in attendance
Successful Ayr Tournament
Over the weekend nine teams from the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 age groups make the trip to Ayr and compete in the 41st Ayr International Scotland Cup.
A party of around 170 players, coaches and family departed Magherafelt on Friday and Saturday to compete in the two-day football festival, one of the longest running in Europe.
It was non stop action from 9am to 6pm each day with a Blues team playing every half hour!
It was an absolute fantastic weekend for all involved, some great football on display, but most importantly all the kids enjoyed themselves and it's sure to be an experience they will never forget.
Here are the players who competed across the weekend:
2007 - Daniel Cartin, Turlough Cartin, Caedan Cushley, Niall Doherty, Barbara Falkyte, Joe Fields, Fionn Gallagher, Adam Getty, Seany Hazzard, Cathair Kerr, Iker Martinez, Daire McCann, Michael McKenna, Jamie Mullan, Riley Nicholas, CJ Surgenor, Ashton Taylor
2008 - Thom Beattie, Marcus Beatty, Caolan Boyd, Jay Devlin, Pascal Kelly, Conor Johnston, Brody Lamont, Kian Maynes, Mark McQuitty, Tony O'Hagan, Conor O'Neill, Fabio So, Shae Stephenson, Scott Surgenor
2009 - Harry Cappell, Callum Coyle, Michael Doherty, Joe Doyle, Joey Griffin, Davin Hasson, Luke Hawe, Cathaoir Larkin, Filip Maciejczuk, Jamie McAlynn, Conree Muldoon, Kacper Orzel, Bobby Surgenor
2010 - Daniel Anderson, Mark Anderson, Mikey Averell, Caoilfhionn Brady, Rocco Devlin, Tom Farmer, Ava Hurl, Cody Jordan, Naoise Lynn, Anthony Martin, Kealan McAtamney, Cathair McCann, Finn McCann, Fionn McCormick, Luke McMenemy, Charlie McSwiggan, Aodhan Scullion, Adam Taylor
All at the club would like to thank all the players and parents for making the trip, as well as all the coaches and organisers for a well run trip. We would also like to thank our coach provider J+M Coaches and Carolyn for sorting out the transport for the group for the weekend.
Senior awards Night
Next Saturday, 9th June the club will host our annual Senior Awards night and to celebrate the successful year of winning the NI Intermediate League Title.
Special guest on the night will be Derry City Manager Kenny Shiels
Secrets Nightclub, Magherafelt 8pm Saturday 9th June
Anyone who would like to come and celebrate a successful year with the club, please contact any committee member. Everyone welcome!
Congratulations to the club's 2011 Youths who were the overall winners at the Antrim Rovers tournament on Saturday.
The boys went through the tournament unbeaten and played some great stuff along the way.
The Colts had a good afternoon also but fell just short in the Shield semi final.
It was a busy day for the 2010 Sky Blues who started off with the second place final of the East Belfast summer league.
They beat Larne 3-0.
They then travelled to the Antrim Rovers tournament were the Colts advanced to the Shield semi-final after coming out of a tough group vs Moyola Park Youth, Carryduff, Whitehead Eagles and Antrim Rovers.
They won the semi-final 2-0 vs Crumlin Utd but lost the final 1-0 vs Whitehead Eagles
Youths topped a group containing Coleraine Academy, Ballymena Utd, Crumlin Utd And Northend Advanced to the Cup semi-final beatting Carryduff on Penalties.
In the final they beat St Oliver Plunketts in penalties. It was super effort by all kids especially those who played in both venues today.
Big thanks to Aaron Vance for the invitation to the East Belfast Summer Cup. Kids loved it!

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