News from the sidelines at Moneyslane

ALL of the club’s teams were out of action at the weekend because of all the Baltic weather conditions.

A blanket of snow wiped out all games including the Northern Ireland v Russia game at Windsor Park.

Let’s hope the weather picks up and the football can be back to schedule this weekend.

Easter Weekend: The Moneyslane Social Club will be open on Easter Saturday night. The First Moneyslane Supporters Club will be holding a function with music and loads of entertainment throughout the night. The Club has been set up by local followers of the Blue and White Army and already they have sponsored a sponsor board which will be erected at the new pitch in the coming weeks.

Dates for Your Diary: The Football Club have set the following dates for venues for 2013:

Friday March 29 - Junior Section Easter Camp 7.30pm at Moneyslane 3g pitch for U8s; Saturday March 30 - Junior Section Easter Camp at Moneyslane 3G pitch: 10am -11.30am for under 7s, 11.30am -1pm for under 10s, 1pm -3pm for under 12s; Saturday March 30 – Moneyslane 1st Supporters Group fundraising night at Social Club; Friday April 12 - Moneyslane Second Annual Golf Classic at Kilkeel Golf Course; Friday April 26 - Alan Wilson Cup Final – Slane Verse Ballymacash 8pm kick off; Thursday May 9 - Official Pitch Naming and Ceremony and Plaque unveiling; Friday May 10 - Moneyslane Social Club will be open; Saturday May 11 - FA Cup Day at Moneyslane Social Club -12 noon until 12 midnight; Saturday June 8 - 30th Year Anniversary Dinner Dance at Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle, music by the Professionals; Wednesday June 26 - Junior Section Summer Camp; Thursday June 27 - Junior Section Summer Camp; Friday June 28 - Junior Section Summer Camp; Saturday July 20 - Grand Opening of the new pitch at Moneyslane Football Club and Hub.

Sympathy - Moneyslane Football Club would like to send its sincere sympathy to the Rowan and Gibson Families, Moneyslane and Ballyward. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this sad time.

The Club would also like to send its sincere sympathy to the McCully family Moneyslane on their recent bereavement and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

EXCITING SPONSOR BOARD INITIATIVE LAUNCHED - Moneyslane FC are proud to announce that your Hub is now able to accommodate any local businesses or individuals in our community who wish to fully advertise your business or product by investing in a sponsor board.

Your top quality sponsor board will be secured around the perimeter of the Sand Carpet grass pitch to ensure maximum coverage to your local community, who are all potential customers for your products and services.

The state of the art Hub facility plays a pivotal part in your local community and is in great demand throughout the entire season. We believe as a marketing tool this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your company or product. All you need to do is provide us with your required details and we will do the rest.

The Moneyslane family supports all of our sponsors, because our sponsors support all of us!

Please contact Geoffrey Cochrane (Fundraising Coordinator) today on 07968904720 or indeed any Club Committee member.

New 3G pitch ideal for parties - Party problems solved - Moneyslane FC is much more than just a football club - they are a rural community Hub. Why not drop in and see our facilities for yourself.

If you are thinking of holding a party at the Hub, why not hold a football party using our first class 3G pitch? We can supply all the necessary equipment and we can even supply qualified coaches if required. With an excellent function room available in the clubhouse with catering facilities we can offer football themed birthday parties with both pitch and indoor activities and games.

Clothes Recycling Bank - Any unwanted clothes you may have please feel free to drop them off at the recycling clothes bank situated at the entrance of the new pitch development at Moneyslane.

All items of clothing, pairs of shoes, handbags and belts will be accepted but no duvets can be accepted for hygiene reasons.