Need a weekly football fix? How about supporting the Lisburn Distillery Youth team who this Saturday 05/10/13 have an exceptionally tricky start to their Harry Cavan Youth Cup campaign having been drawn to take on Glentoran Colts away in the first round.
The match will be played at the Danny Blanchflower Stadium with kick off at 1:30 Pm
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Lisburn Distillery Football Club through its In the Community programme held its 5th annual P 6 Cup for schools from in and around Lisburn. This year 8 teams from 6 schools took part in one of the closest tournaments with 3 of the knock out matches being decided on penalties and the final having to go to extra time.
Ballymacash, Killowen, St Anne’s, Finaghy, cup holders St Joseph’s and new boys Lisburn Central were the schools participating this year. Each team had 3 group games with 2 rounds of knock out to decide the winners. After the morning group games Finaghy, St Joseph’s Ballymacash Rovers and Killowen all made it through to the semi finals with Central, St Anne’s Tigers and St Anne’s Sharks playing of the minor places.
The semi finals seen Finaghy beat St Joseph’s and Ballymacash over coming Killowen but only after penalty kicks with both teams having to take 12 penalties each. In the final was between Ballymacash and Finaghy who drew 1-1 in the morning group games and again there was nothing between them in the final as it finished goalless. 5 minutes extra time saw Ballymacash score 3 goals to win the trophy for the 3rd time in 5 years.
Our thanks must go to the schools for their continued support of the tournament. A big thank you to the Dunmurry Community Policing team for helping out with transport and to Tesco Lisburn for donating the fruit and juice for the players between games.
Finally we must thank Simon, Ash, Ryan, David, Colin and Marlene from the club for their help keeping everything running on the day.
Community Relations Officer
On 25th September 1963, Distillery Football Club took on the might of European giants Benfica in the first round of the Champions league of the day. Benfica were the top side in Europe at the time having won the trophy twice in the previous three years and having lost in the final in the other season.
Distillery were only a little team from Northern Ireland who were set to be slaughtered but to the complete shock of the entire footballing world the Wee Whites held the giants of world football to a 3-3 draw in the biggest result of our proud history.
The Lisburn Distillery FC annual P6 cup competition for primary schools will be played this year on Wednesday 25th September and will start at around 10 am.
This time around the teams competing are Central, St.Annes, Finaghy, Ballymacash, Killowen and St.Josephs and we wish all competing sides well on the big day
If you are free on Wednesday and would like to help out on the day contact Ged Irwin on 07730 505190 or via e-mail here
Lisburn Distillery Football Club is delighted to announce that Newtownabbey based McComb’s Coach Travel Limited is its’ new Official Club Sponsor.
McComb’s Coach Travel Limited is a leading Northern Ireland based coach company offering a variety of high quality coaches and services to a wide range of customers. In addition to “Excellence in Customer Care” and other awards, the firm was the Federation of Passenger Transport’s “Coach Operator of the Year” in 2012.
Lisburn Distillery chairman Jim Greer speaking about the new partnership said; “We have had a good working relationship in recent years with McComb’s Coach Travel and I am delighted that they are our new Official Club Sponsor. Sponsorship and partnerships are important to all clubs and Lisburn Distillery is no different in that regard and I would like to thank Rodney for his support and backing.”
Rodney McComb, Managing Director of McComb’s Coach Travel said; “We have worked with Lisburn Distillery Football Club in recent seasons and I am delighted that McComb’s Coach Travel is now the club’s official sponsor. We are already involved in football as the Official Coach Company of the Irish Football Association and this new partnership will benefit both Lisburn Distillery and McComb’s Coach Travel.”
Along with the new sponsorship the club has also introduced a new away kit for this season.