Stephen Beattie of Dundee United’s coaching staff recently dropped into Lakeview Park, Loughgall to host a coaching seminar, involving a number of players from Loughgall Youth. The seminar was organised by Noel Willis of Loughgall Youth and saw coaches from a number of local clubs attend as Stephen introduced them to some alternative coaching techniques involving up to date coaching software and computer technology.
The session was informative and thoroughly enjoyable and no doubt everyone in attendance, coaches and players alike, benefited from Stephen’s expertise and knowledge. Loughgall Youth would like to thank Stephen for taking the time to host the seminar and also Noel Willis for organising it.
Trials for our 2002 National and Lisburn League squads will be held on the grass pitch at Richhill Recreation Centre for players born on or after 1st January 2002.
The trials will take place on Monday 3rd and Monday 10th June from 6.30pm to 8pm and all players wishing to attend will be made very welcome.
For further details, please contact Noel Willis on 07894037366 or Colin Monaghan on 07980981520.
Loughgall Youth under10s continued their great form this season, when on Saturday past they travelled to Knockgramer Lurgan to play in Sunnyside’s annual tournament.
After the disappointment of losing out in the final of the Lakeland Shield final on Easter Tuesday at Ballinamallard, Loughgall bounced back to secure their second trophy win out of the last three tournaments entered.
Goals from Josh Irwin(2) Sam Kerr(2) Alexander Black, James Black and Marcus Stephenson saw them qualify for the plate final.The group games were quick and end to end with Loughgall defeating St Marys, Lurgan Town, Celtic Boys and draws against Armagh City and hosts Sunnyside enough to see them through.
John Forde was in great form only conceding two goals all day. He was helped by the defensive due of Nathan Stoops and Ryan Scott both who were in outstanding form.
The first half of the final was scoreless with Loughgall going close several times through James Black and Marcus Stephenson. Patience was the key to the victory and after several more chances went a begging it was left to James Black to round the keeper to open the scoring.Loughgall secured the win when Jordan Bentley raced through on goal to calmly shoot home to the joy of the players.
This was a really good team and squad performance with everyone playing there part.
John Forde Ryan Scott Nathan Stoops Marcus Stephenson James Black Josh Irwin Alexander Black Sam Kerr Jordan Bentley