Queen’s defence of their intermediate cup crown continues on Wednesday 3rd April at Dixon Park, Ballyclare where they will play Portstewart with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm. This is our next game as next Saturday’s match with Newington has been postponed until Wednesday 17th April at 8:15pm.
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A great weekend for Queen’s as the Firsts stayed at the top of the league with a convincing 3-0 win at home to Sport & Leisure Swifts. The Seconds were also in action at the Dub and had a resounding 8-2 victory over Castlewellan Town.
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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.
We are pleased to report that we have secured the services of a new manager for the Seconds to replace David Bradley who has left the Club.
Our new manager, Brendan Gallagher has been working at Cliftonville FC Development centre for the last 2 years.
He has a UEFA B coaching qualification and has over 15 years’ experience working in football administration, coaching and management.
He has a good knowledge of University football having been chairman of the UUJ Soccer club. He was first team coach of the UUJ team which won the Collingwood Cup in 2006 and was also manager of their successful Fresher’s team.
We are confident that Brendan will be a great asset to the Club and we know that you will all make him welcome. We hope that he will enjoy his time with us.
Our Second team manager, David Bradley, has left the Club. David was with us on two separate occasions, most recently from 2016 to 2018. His greatest success came in the season just ended during which he managed our Second team to victory in the IUFU Crowely Cup in Cork last March, having been losing finalists in the previous season in Limerick.
We would like to thank David for all he did for the Club and we wish him well in the future.
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 advanced to the IFA Intermediate Cup Final as they defeated Glebe Rangers with a 2-0 win at Dixon Park, Ballyclare.
Congratulations to Peter and his charges on reaching the final. We’ll all be at Windsor on the 8th May cheering them on as they will try to go one better against Dundela.