Slane awards do ends a record breaking season

Outgoing manager David Johnstone was given a fond farewell after his final game - a 7-0 victory over Laurelvale.
Outgoing manager David Johnstone was given a fond farewell after his final game - a 7-0 victory over Laurelvale.
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Moneyslane’s star players picked up their prizes at the club’s end of season awards on Saturday.

Hosted in The Anglers Rest, the club’s 33rd anniversary dinner dance and awards night saw the first team and reserves name their key men from the recent campaign.

Moneyslane Under 7s made their big debut at Jubilee Park against near neighbours Rathfriland U7s.

Moneyslane Under 7s made their big debut at Jubilee Park against near neighbours Rathfriland U7s.

There was certainly cause for celebration after the first team’s recent promotion to Mid-Ulster’s Intermediate A.

The prize-winners were as follows:

Young player of the year - Neil Taylor

Clubman - The Strictly organisers and dancers

Chairman’s Shield - Lyndsay Henning and Matthew Newell

Supporters Club - Stevie Coulter

FIRST TEAM

Highest Goalscorer - Gregg Harrison

Managers Player - Johnny Kernaghan

Most Consistent - Gregg Harrison

Players Player - Neil Taylor

RESERVES

Highest Scorer - Jonny Adair

Managers Player - Kyle Scott

Most Consistent - Graham Kelly

Players Player - Kyle Scott

The third team, meanwhile, will be having their awards this Saturday at the club’s own Jubilee Park.

SLANE SCOREBOARD

Moneyslane’s first team rounded off their season on the Tuesday night before their awards with a 7-0 win over Laurelvale. Neil Taylor and Mark Ervine bagged a brace each while Johnny Kernaghan, Gareth Rees and Brian Quilty were also on target.

That means Slane finished the season with 130 league goals and a +97 goal difference. That’s an astonishing average of exactly five goals per game - the highest out of not only the Intermediate Leagues but incredibly out of all 11 Mid-Ulster divisions.

JUBILEE JUNIORS

KEY DATES

Tuesday 7th June 2016: Junior AGM 7pm Clubhouse

Wednesday 15th June: Junior prize night 7pm start finishing at 9pm (all players wishing to re-register - fee and form must be received by this date).

Saturday 18th June: Junior rewards trip to JumpBox

UNDER 7S

Marty Hanna’s U7s made their big debut at Jubilee Park last week.

The club’s talented bunch played a friendly against neighbours Rathfriland. Coach Marty Hanna was very proud of his team who have been training very hard.

Many thanks to Ally Murray and Justin Rowan for bringing their team up and helping organise the match.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations from everybody at Moneyslane to Neil and Amanda Gamble on the birth of their son Harry. Neil, a long time player and loyal standing order member plays an invaluable role at Jubilee Park and is the captain of the club’s third team.

Moneyslane would also like to wish Moneyslane Strictly dancer Cathy McDonald all the best on her wedding.