A magnificent champion’s performance, a 5-0 win away to third place Tobermore, was given the prize it richly deserved as Sport & Leisure held Annagh United to confirm Queen’s as the NIFL Premier Intermediate Champions!
Congratulations to Peter, his staff and the players on a fantastic achievement. A big thank you to Denis and the committee for all the hard work behind the scenes to make this possible.
Queen’s shot out of the blocks on Saturday as three quick goals and a professional second half performance led to a 3-1 win away to Moyola Park.
We followed this up with a gutsy 2-1 win away to Newington on Wednesday, with the ice cold Chris Middleton converting a penalty in the dying seconds to send us 5 points clear with 3 games left. The remaining fixtures are away (20th) and home (23rd) to Tobermore and a final day at the Dub against Lurgan Celtic on the 27th.
Queen’s have been reinstated to the IFA Match Intermediate Cup after an IFA panel upheld our complaint following Portstewart fielding an ineligible player. The final is to be played on Thursday 9th May with Amateur League kingpins, Crumlin Star, the opponents.
The Seconds’ Houdini Act was completed on Thursday night thanks to Willowbank’s emphatic 12-1 win over Civil Service. Our 2B status is secure for next year.
Do you want to try Saturday football for Queen’s; some people have had to leave the club so we can still welcome new players.
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From Monday 10th September, our Second team training will revert to:-
- Monday 8pm – 9:30pm on pitch 6
- Thurs 6pm – 7:15pm on pitch 6
Please note – pitch 6 is a 3G pitch, please bring suitable footwear.
Our Second team will again be competing in the Amateur League Division 2B.
New coaches, Brendan Gallagher and Glen Andrews, will take training for the second team players.
New members with good playing experience are welcome and should come to any training session and make themselves known to Brendan or Glen.
Queen’s triumphed 4-1 last night at Windsor Park against Dundela in the Intermediate Cup Final. Goals from Eamon Fyfe, Matt McManus, Ciaran ‘Rab’ O’Hare and Ronan Young gave Queen’s the victory with Barry Walsh winning the Man of the Match.
Congratulations to the coaching staff; Peter, Noel, Neil and James, and to the players for this magnificent achievement. A special mention to our biggest fan and president, Bishop Tony, whose 70+ years of supporting Queen’s has finally paid off! Most of all, special congratulations to our chairman Denis Clarke for his tireless endeavours that have made all this possible.
And for those who missed it, here are the highlights on YouTube (QUBAFC is not responsible for 3rd party external content).
Queen’s take on Dundela at Windsor Park on 8th May in the IFA Intermediate Cup Final. Please see here for an annotated diagram of the stadium including arrangements for the tie.
Queen’s last played in the Intermediate Cup final in the 1979/80 season against RUC who were the holders from the previous year. Having beaten Ballyclare Comrades after extra time in the semi-final at Carrick Rangers ground, the final was played at Seaview and the RUC retained the cup with a deserved 2-0 victory.
Most of the 1980 team will be at Windsor on the 8th May to give their support to the current team and we are looking forward to seeing as many former Queen’s players as possible there on this historic occasion.
For a picture of the Queen’s team from that night in 1980, see below:
The NIFL Premier Intermediate League now splits in two with second-placed Queen’s playing the other five of the top-six. The remaining fixtures (with results where applicable) are:
- Tobermore United (h), Sat 21st April 3.00pm: Won 3-0
- Banbridge Town (a), Tue 24th April 6.30pm: Drew 1-1
- Moyola Park (h), Sat 28th April 3.00pm: Won 1-0
- Lisburn Distillery (a), Tue 1st May 6.45pm
- Dundela (h), Fri 4th May 6.45pm
Queen’s are in action tonight (11th April) against Glebe Rangers in the IFA Intermediate Cup Semi-Final. Kick off is at 7:45pm at Dixon Park, Ballyclare.
Have a look at the gallery from the final here.