News from the sidelines from Moneyslane FC

FIXTURE List - Moneyslane’s first team will play on Saturday 21st July away against Shelbourne F.C. Omagh.

The reserve team will play on Saturday 21st July away against Seapatrick Reserves at Cheney Park

U12s will play on Thursday 19th July against Windmill Stars with a 6.15pm kick off at Cheney Park.

Dance in Tom Kelly’s - Moneyslane F.C would like to thank all those who supported the Dance and raffle in Tom Kelly’s on Thursday July 12.

Moneyslane Junior Section Training Recommences - Moneyslane FC’s Junior Section will be recommencing their junior training on Monday July 23 at the new 3G pitch from 7–8pm for girls 9, 10, 11 and12 years of age and from 8-9pm for boys aged 10, 11 and 12 years of age.

There will also be training on Wednesday 25th July at the new 3G pitch from 6.30-7.30pm for kids aged 5. 6, 7 and 8 years of age and from 7.30pm-8.30pm for kids aged 9 and 10.

All players aged 14, 15, and 16 years of age will train on the new 3G pitch from 8.30pm -10pm.

All kids are asked to wear mouldies or trainers and not steel studded boots, bring a bottle of water and wear shin pads. Everyone is welcome to come along and train with one of the biggest clubs in the Banbridge District Council area.

This year there will be an under 7, under 8, under 9, under 10, under 11, under 12 and under 13 teams entered into the Carnbane League and IFA Development Centres, Newry and the under 17s will play in the Mid-Ulster Youth League.

There will also be an under 11s and under 13s girls entered in the NIWFA Competitive League such is the huge number of girls now in the Club

Anyone interested in joining the Club or attend training sessions can obtain future information should contact the Junior Club Co-Ordinators Michael O’Kane on 07869151442 or Leonard Blakely on 07888690972.

Moneyslane Players & Supporters Day Outing - Moneyslane FC’s Players and Supporters Day Outing will be on Saturday August 4 when both the first and reserve teams will be away against Annagh Utd.

The reserves will play at 12.30pm and the firsts are scheduled to play at 2.30pm and there will be a bbq for all players and supporters on the day.

The bus will leave Tom Kelly’s, Rathfriland at 11am via Moneyslane, Katesbridge and Banbridge on route to Annagh and all those looking to attend should contact the Club Senior Co-Ordinator Neil Anderson 07749840990 to boot a seat.

Moneyslane Senior Pre-Season Friendlies - Moneyslane’s Seniors have recommenced their pre-season training programme. All old and any new members will be made very welcome to come along and get into shape for the incoming season.

All players to meet at Moneyslane green on Tuesday night at 6.45pm sharp.

The first team have organised pre-season friendlies as follows: Saturday 21st July - away against Shelbourne FC, Omagh; Tuesday 24th July - away against Lurgan Celtic; Saturday 28th July - away at Downshire Y.M. tournament; Saturday 4th August- both first and reserve teams will be away against Annagh Utd and there will be a bus on for both the teams and supporters; Tuesday August 7 - first team away against Dollingstown; Saturday 11th August - Mid-Ulster League kicks off.

Slane’s Reserve team have also organised pre-season friendlies: Saturday 21st July - away against Seapatrick Reserves at Cheney Park; Thursday 26th July - away against Damolly Reserves; Tuesday 31st July - away against Tandragee Rovers Reserves.

Moneyslane U12s Pre-Season matches - Moneyslane F.C U12s have organised two pre-season friendlies and they will be both played at Cheney Park, Banbridge - Thursday 19th July against Windmill Stars with a 6.15pm kick off; Thursday 26th July against Dungannon with a 6.15pm kick off

Moneyslane Last Man Standing - Moneyslane F.C will be running a Last Man Standing competition with the new Premiere League ready to kick off.

It will start on August 18th and entry is £10 per person, anyone wishing to join should contact Lenny Blakely on 07888690972

The rules are simple: Each week you pick a Premiership team to win and if your team wins you go through to the next round. You cannot pick the same team throughout the competition. All team choices must be texted to the co-ordinator 24 hours before kickoff. If you are the last person remaining you’re a winner!

Moneyslane Buy a Brick - Moneyslane FC members currently have donation sheets for Buy a Brick and all money donated will go towards the new Pitch Development Fund.

If you wish to Buy a Brick or sponsor the Club in anyway then you should contact the Club Fundraiser Co-Ordinator Geoffrey Cochrane on 07968904720.