McAtamney nets double as young Villagers seal win

The under 10s taking part in the technical skills camp organised by AM PRO Coaching.
The under 10s taking part in the technical skills camp organised by AM PRO Coaching.

Loughgall Youth under 17s’ National League meeting with Ballymoney resulted in a 4-3 success.

Jamie McAtamney capped positive early Loughgall Youth play with a long-range strike then Stevie Monaghan doubled the lead thanks to a close-range header.

It was 2-1 at the break and Ballymoney levelled in the second half as Loughgall Youth suffered due to squandered sights of goal.

However, a late burst resulted in Loughgall Youth moving back on top thanks to McAtamney’s second goal before an Owen Byrne finish.

Another Ballymoney goal arrived but Loughgall Youth worked hard to protect the lead.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Mark McKitterick, Craig Smith, Kris Calvert, Ryan Mulholland, Matt Telford, Michael Rafferty, Morgan Dodds, Jamie McAtamney, Stevie Monaghan, Owen Byrne, Michee Allen, Adam Morrow, Oliver Diamond, Adam Palmer.

Loughgall Youth under 14s lined out against Lisdrum and recorded a 4-3 victory thanks to David Cochrane’s hat-trick and a Deano Elliott finish.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Kieran Hillen, Andrew Abraham, James Conn, Adam Robb, Josh Wilson, Benjamin Moffett, Morgan White, Dylan Nesbitt, Jac Mcllveen, Deano Elliott, David Cochrane, Harry Gilpin, Matthew Monaghan, Ryan Moffett, Jonny McKinney, Josh Tuxworth.

Loughgall Youth Colts under 12s had Aaron Potts, Dylan March, Dylan Dawson and Owen West on target against Castlecaulfield.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Alex Gibbons, Tyler Barr, Sam Beattie, Cole Spencer, Owen West, Shane McCory, Jack Coulter, Nathan Irwin, Dylan Dawson, Aaron Potts, Dylan Marsh, Ross Moffett, Jack Quinn, Jamie Crymble.

Loughgall Youth under 11s met Cookstown Youth on Saturday, with goals arriving for Tommy Dobson and Jake Woolsey.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Charlie Rice, PJ Brown, Tommy McCallen, Sam McConnell, Caolan Ritchie, Ben McClelland, Dylan Linton, Jake Woolsey, Luke McKinney, Shea Williamson, Jack Cullen, Tommy Dobson.

Loughgall Youth Academy training sessions will run at Annagh United’s Tandragee Road pitch each Monday from 6.30-8 o’clock. Sessions are open to boys (born 2010-2005) and girls (born 2009-2006), with anyone interested to contact Ernie on 07853233401.

Academy players were selected as follows for games against Portadown Youth, Rathfriland Youth, Tandragee Rovers, Armagh City Youth, Moira Youth, Enzo’s Youth and Glenavon Academy Youth:

UNDER EIGHTS: Tom Irvine, Will Beattie, Billy Graham, Daniel Willis, Harry Stevenson, Matthew Hughes.

UNDER EIGHTS COLTS: Harry Gough, Micah Peden, Bobby Richie, Matthew Johnston, Rees Lawson.

UNDER NINES: Darragh Jordan, Harry Lindsay, Lewis Smyth, James Robinson, Jacob McKew. Luke Crawford, Alex McAfee.

UNDER NINES COLTS: Jack Marshall, Jacob Neill, Jake Elliott, Alfie Osbourne, Stuart Stevenson, Josh Harrison.

UNDER 10s: Matthew Jones, Daniel Gillis, Jack McKee, Tom Nicholson, Ben Greenaway, Joel McGarry, Matthew Black, Ethan Parks.

UNDER 10s COLTS: Adam Megaw, Logan Dowzell, Hayden Smyth, Jack McKew, James Beattie, Jamie Ingram, Darcy Averall, Ben Walker.


A programme of girls’ football for the under 11s and under 13s will kick off tonight (Friday) at the Drumgor 3G pitch.

Play will run from 7-9 o’clock as part of a programme of multi-sport activities under the guidance of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s sport development team.

Seven-a-side fixtures have been confirmed for Drumgor each Friday until May 2016.

The under 11s will play from 7-8 o’clock and under 13s up to 9 o’clock, with two games per side.

Other attractions include cage football, an inflatable pitch and multi-sports area.