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2011 Masterteams Competitions

8 teams from 5 different Companies took part in the Coleraine Battalion Masterteams Competition held in Terrace Row Presbyterian Church Coleraine. With Mr Paul Ballentine in the Quiz Master’s Chair, the boys answered questions on a wide range of topics. After the nine designated rounds, 5th Coleraine were the convincing winners with 1st Garvagh runners-up some 8 points behind. Thanks to all you took part in an enjoyable evening and thanks to Terrance Row Church for hosting the event.

Battalion Chaplain Rev Ivan Hunter presented
the trophy to the winners – 5th Coleraine.
Teams

  • 5th Coleraine a/b/c/d
  • 1st Coleraine
  • 2nd Coleraine
  • 1st Ballywatt
  • 1st Garvagh

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2010 Junior Section Five-a-Side Competition

11 teams took part in the Junior Section Five -a- Side Competition held at the University of Coleraine. After the completion of the Group stage games, 1st Garvagh, 5th Coleraine, 1st Macosquin and 1st Drumachose qualified for the Semi-Finals. In the first Semi-final, 1st Garvagh and 1st Macosquin played out an entertaining scoreless draw and with the game remaining scoreless after extra time; it was left to penalties to decide the winner. With 1st Garvagh winning the penalty shoot-out by 2 – 1. In the second Semi-final 1st Drumachose beat 5th Coleraine by 1-0.




The Final between 1st Garvagh and 1st Drumachose was a tense affair with few scoring chances at either end and the game looked to be edging towards a penalty shoot-out; however with 30seconds left on the clock Griffin Philipson scored with a fine low shot to seal the victory for 1st Garvagh.

Thanks to all the teams who took part, thanks to Mr Robert Black for refereeing and to Mr Lex Smith who organized the Draw and the smooth running of the competition on the night.

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Reminder: Masterteam 2011

Entries for this year's Masterteam competition must be received by John McFadden (1st Garvagh) by Saturday 22nd January 2011.

Masterteam 2011
  • Date : Thursday 27th January 2011.
  • Time : 7.30 pm sharp.
  • Entry Fee : Free
  • Teams : Open Competition ( 4 Boys per team).
  • Each Company to provide at least one Officer for the competition.
  • Competition Organiser : John McFadden via coleraine@boys-brigade.org.uk

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2010 Company Section Five-a-Side Competition

The Coleraine & District Battalion Company Section 5-a-side Football competition took place in December at the University of Ulster at Coleraine.

Junior: U-15 Section

16 teams took part in the Junior U-15 Competition, which was divided into 4 groups and after the
completion of the Group stage games, 1st Garvagh, 5th Coleraine, 1st Kilrea and 1st Coleraine qualified for the Semi-Finals as group winners. In the first Semi-final, 1st Garvagh edged out 5th Coleraine by 1-0, Ryan Hargy scoring for Garvagh but Jamie Cunningham the Garvagh goalkeeper had to make a series of fine saves to keep Coleraine out. In the second Semi-final with 5 secs left on the clock 1st Coleraine goal scored the only goal of the game to knock out 1st Kilrea.

The Final between 1st Garvagh and 5th Coleraine was a tense affair with few scoring chances and finished 0-0 after full time with 1st Garvagh winning the resulting Penalty Shoot-Out by 3-1.

Senior: U-18 Section

10 teams took part in the Senior Competition, which were divided into 2 groups of 5, with the top two from each Group qualifying for the Semi-Finals. In the first of the Semi-finals 1st Kilrea put on a commanding performance to beat 1st Limavady by a 4-0 score line. The second semi-final between 1st Ballywatt v 1st Garvagh was a tough encounter with few opportunities at either end and finished scoreless after full time, with 1st Garvagh winning 3-1 on Penalties.

The Final produced a local derby between 1st Garvagh and 1st Kilrea. The game itself was played at a high tempo with 1st Kilrea controlling much of the early play, however Garvagh’s Paul Armstrong opened the scoring before half time and Garvagh followed that with another goal scored by Andrew Harding just after the break. 1st Kilrea fought back strongly and scored with 3 mins to play. However 1st Garvagh held on for what was a hard fought victory to retain the Senior U-18 trophy for the Fourth year in a row. The win completed the double for the Garvagh boys of Victory in the Junior U-15 and Senior U-18 football competitions.

Thanks to all the teams who took part, thanks also to Mr Robert Black for refereeing and to Martin McCook who organised the Draw and the smooth running of the competition over the two nights.

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