Killyleagh Summer League Kicks Off

[caption id="attachment_23862" align="alignleft" width="267" caption="Some of the U-11's ready to take part in the Killyleagh Summer League."][/caption] Opening night brought all the usual enthusiasm to the Bridge Centre playing fields on Wednesday night, with three permanent pitches laid on for minors, juniors and seniors. MINORS There was some great first night action in the minor section. Top scorer with an amazing nine goals was Scott Irwin who was proving hard to stop. There were also some great goals from MacKenzie Murray (3), Ethan Davidson (2), Scott Gribben (2), Bailey Flynn (1), Aimlee Dickson (1) and Finn Quigley (1). One of the highlights of the night was the performance of Mitchel Gribben who made some outstanding saves in goals. Minor penalty king was Ethan Davidson with Cody Halliday the runner-up. The girls penalty winner was Jodie Lee Rice. JUNIORS There was plenty of action in the junior section with the boys and girls of P3 and P4 Top performances from some of last year’s intake with Ethan Hanna, Sam Kirk and Carl Martin among the players to catch the eye and hit the net. SENIORS Two players who have featured for Lisburn Boys in their recent cup final were the star players in the senior section. [caption id="attachment_23864" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Jack Coulter taking a penalty kick."][/caption] Jack Sharvin and Reece Marshall both captained their sides in Wednesday night’s mini-soccer competition, sharing out the side captained by Ben Brown. Goalscorers included Sharvin, Conor hamilton (2), Nathan Hamilton, Lucas Quigley, Jake Bennett. The senior penalty king competition ended in a tie with Jack Sharvin and Reece Marshall finishing top of the pile. The penalty queen was Katie Cheevers. * The action kicks off  on Wednesday at 7pm. There is a £1 charge each night to help cover the costs of the pitches and trophies at the end of the season. Registration forms are available. * A free coffee and tea bar is operating this year. A small donation can be made to Tearfund, which helps children in the developing world. Last week, a total of £6.80 was raised for the charity. * Coaches within the Summer League completed an IFA grassroots coaching course, taken by Seamus Heath at the weekend, and paid for by the League. The coaching staff this year will be: Mark Murray and Philip Quinn (seniors), Stuart McCormick and Laura McComb (juniors), Patricia Hamilton and Chris Hagan (minors) * You can follow Killyleagh Summer League on the Facebook page for regular updates. * Parents are reminded that on nights of heavy rain there will be no competition. [caption id="attachment_23865" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Ready for soccer action at the Killyleagh Summer League."][/caption] ]]>