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1st Moneymore Lifts Football Trophy!

Thursday 17th May 2018

The 1st Moneymore made history last Saturday at Powerleague in Derby by winning their first Junior Football title. In what turned out to be a very competitive day, it came down to the very last match  before the destination of this session’s title was known.

In the final match, 1st Moneymore narrowly beat 4th/5th Kilmarnock, and in turn, triumphed 14th West Bromwich to the title.

Six teams from around the UK had qualified for the final. These were 4th/5th Kilmarnock, 6th/8th Dundee, 5th Carrickfergus, 1st Moneymore, 14th West Bromwich and 4th Southampton.

The finalists were welcomed by Jaime Ellis, President of East Midland District. The winning team of Lee McMenemy, Matthew McMenemy, Travis Harkness, Lewis Francis, Glenn Caldwell, Curtis Neill and Luke Marks were presented their individual trophies and finalist medals and the National Competitions trophy by Paul Haggan, Member of Brigade Executive & England Regional committee and Leigh Maydew, also a Member of England Regional committee.

 

1st Mon  Moneymore Team Captain Lewis Francis said:

“It was a great event and a privilege to play and to captain this team.  Nobody let the team down and travelling to Derby to participate made the experience even more exciting and rewarding.“

On arrival back in Moneymore, the team received a reception from members of the public on the main street, who came out to offer their warmest congratulations to the boys and coaches for their unprecedented success.

Cookstown UUP Councillor Trevor Wilson congratulated 1st Moneymore company on their triumph.  He said:

“This is a tremendous achievement for a small company and credit must go to the boys and their coaches on winning this national award.”

1st Moneymore ex member and Northern Ireland International footballer, Stuart Dallas tweeted:

“Well done boys. Fantastic achievement. Congratulations to everybody involved.”

You  can find out much more about The Boys' Brigade's national competitions here.

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