McKeown off the bench in NI test

Craigavon Senior High School under 16s have enjoyed progress in the Inspiresport Senior Cup.
Craigavon Senior High School under 16s have enjoyed progress in the Inspiresport Senior Cup.

Portadown Youth’s Barney McKeown joined play as a substitute during Northern Ireland under 16s’ opening Victory Shield tie.

The scoreless draw against the Republic of Ireland was played in Wales.


Loughgall Youth under 17s lost out to National League leaders Ballymena United by 4-1.

Jamie McAtamney fired home the opening goal with a long-range shot.

However, it was 1-1 at the break and Ballymena came out on top across the second half - with chances for Loughgall Youth’s Steven Monaghan and Michael Rafferty.

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

Goals by Scott McCann and Ryan Irvine - alongside Ryan Carmichael’s double - helped Loughgall Youth under 15s to National League B success.

Glenavon finished down against a strong Loughgall Youth team performance, with impressive backing from the parents and supporters.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Daniel Acheson, Aaron Haire, Ryan Faulkner, Tyrek Thompson, Robert Robinson, Jack Dillon, Josh Woods, Scott McCann, Sam Smyth, Jonathan McCammond, Ryan Carmichael, Jonathan Ewart, Ryan Irvine.

James Ballantine proved impressive for Loughgall Youth under 13s against Lisburn Rangers alongside Sam Kerr, Jamie Berry and Chris Lindsay.

LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Jamie Berry, Jamie Marsh, James Ballantine, Bobby McKinney, Ben Gibbons, Adam Neil, Peter Spence, Stuart Emerson, Sam Kerr, Chris Lindsay, Jacob Richardson, Miller Gray.

Loughgall Youth under 11s lined out last weekend in the League Cup against Castlecaulfield.

Dylan Linton, Luke McKinney, Jake Woolsey, Tommy Dobson and Shea Williamson proved impressive.

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

Loughgall Academy players lined out last weekend as follows v Lurgan Celtic, Tandragee Rovers, TTBS, Banbridge Rangers, Rathfriland, Portadown Youth, Lurgan Town, Dromara and Glenavon.

UNDER SEVENS YOUTH/COLTS: Oli Robinson, Philip Calvin, Dylan McGeown, Jamie McGarry, Lucy Megaw, Jack Simmons, Caleb Black, Jay Greenaway, Caleb McKendry, James Gillis, Kenzie McNally, Calin Murphy, Callum Linton.

UNDER EIGHTS: Joel McAdam, Tom Irvine, Daniel Willis, Harry Stevenson, Bobby Richie, Jake McAtamney.

UNDER EIGHTS COLTS: Billy Graham, Will Beattie, Harry Gough, Micah Peden, Matthew Johnston.

UNDER EIGHTS LAKERS: Tom Irvine, Matthew Hughes, Billy Graham, Jack Graham, Jake McAtamney, Levi Coleman.

UNDER NINES: Darragh Jordan, Harry Lindsay, James Robinson, Jacob McKew. Luke Crawford, Alex McAfee, Stuart Stevenson, Dylan Adamson.

UNDER NINES COLTS: Jack Marshall, Dara Cullen, Dylan Richie, Jake Elliott, Alfie Osbourne, Josh Harrison, Dylan McNally, Alfie Walker.

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


Annagh United under 17s lost out to Banbridge Town A during the latest Lisburn League programme.

Nathan Fay found the net for Annagh.

ANNAGH UNITED: Nathanial Clarke, Luke Kernaghan, Peter Kemp, Scott Loney, Declan Murphy, AJ Da Silva, Matt Loney, Pauddy Campbell, Craig Taylor, Gerson, Nathan Fay. Subs: Matthew Devlin, Harry Black, Stuart McCann, Rory Borsey, Daniel Moore.


John-Lee McAfee’s hat-trick helped Craigavon Senior High School under 16s see off Belfast’s Rathmore Grammar.

The next Inspiresport Senior Cup challenge will arrive against Christian Brothers Secondary in Belfast.

Craigavon enjoyed a 4-1 lead at half-time, with Nedas Maciulaitis joining McAfee on the scoresheet.

Rathmore cut the gap to 5-4 at one point but Jackson Nesbitt’s second-half double ultimately proved decisive.

The second-round tie must take place on or before Wednesday, November 11.

Killicomaine Junior High School students across years eight, nine and 10 recently took part in a project delivered by The Ted Clarke Memorial Trust.

The Killi Skillz event - part of the Education Through Sport programme - was led by Aaron McNeill.

“The students explored issues such as drugs, alcohol, bullying and social media awareness delivered through a mixture of theory and interactive workshops,” said McNeill. “It culminated in a Sports Day and each student received a certificate and sports bottle from the Ted Clarke Memorial Trust.

“It was great to see so many young students engage and take ownership of the programme.

“Students negotiated and voted on the project name and organised the format of the fun day.”

Current projects under the Ted Clarke Memorial Trust banner include girls’ football at Drumcree College and Clounagh Junior High School.

For further information contact McNeill via, 07971163637 or