With yours truly back from holiday here are the scores from the past two weeks. On the 10th August we went out of the League Cup conceding late goals to lose 3-1 away (at the Dub) to PSNI. A great bounce-back on Tuesday night saw us take three points at the Dub, beating Knockbreda 3-2. Unfortunately, the rollercoaster season continued on Saturday with a 2-1 loss away to the Welders.
Queen’s have had a great start to life in the Championship, although one tinged with disappointment. An excellent start on Saturday saw Queen’s leading 2-0 away to Ballyclare Comrades with seven minutes to go, only for the game to finish 3-2 (external site). The boys dusted themselves off and showed their character on Tuesday by winning the Malone derby 5-1 at home against PSNI (external site).
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.
The lads followed this up with a 2-1 win at home to Tobermore on Tuesday night and rounded off the season with a 5-0 win at the Dub against Lurgan Celtic.
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.
Come and experience our training and playing facilities which are top class.
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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).