Dennison stars in first start for Town’s senior side

Adam Dennison took the winning catch in the 2011 NCU Challenge Cup final. Now he's proving he's a talented footballer too.
Adam Dennison took the winning catch in the 2011 NCU Challenge Cup final. Now he's proving he's a talented footballer too.

Teenage sports star Adam Dennison is well renowned for his performances on the cricket pitch but Banbridge Town boss Ryan Watson reckons he’s quite handy as a footballer too.

The 17 year old, who became the youngest ever player to play in NCU Challenge Cup when his Waringstown side beat CSN to take the trophy back in 2011.

Now, he’s making waves in the football scene having impressed on his first start for Banbridge Town’s senior team in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Queen’s University. And if that keeps up, he could become a regular name in Town’s starting team.

“Adam came in and did really, really well,” said the Town manager.

“Nothing phases him. He takes all instructions on board for somebody so young, at 17 years of age, he shows a lot of maturity.

“He didn’t look out of place in the team at all. We’re absolutely delighted with him and now he just has to keep his head down and keep working hard in training along with everyone else.

“He has a lot of potential if he keeps doing that. If he continues to perform to levels that he did on Saturday, there’s absolutely no reason why he won’t hold his place in the starting line-up even when everybody else is fit and available again.”

“We have so many young players coming through and they’re all showing great levels of maturity.”