McAlinden Cup fixtures take centre stage this weekend

Top of the Hill's Aaron Nash tries to bring down this high ball under pressure from Park Bar's Eugene Deery, left, and Ivor McEleney. (1604PG31)
Top of the Hill's Aaron Nash tries to bring down this high ball under pressure from Park Bar's Eugene Deery, left, and Ivor McEleney. (1604PG31)
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WITH the season winding down, only six matches in the Premier Division and McAlinden Cup are down for decision this Sunday.

In the Premier Division Abercorn meet Tristar and Trojans take on Lisahally in the battle for a top four finish and a place in the Poundsworth Cup.

In the McAlinden Cup first round, the match of the day is the Waterside derby between Campbell’s and Top of the Hill Celtic. Elsewhere, holders, Harps meet First Division, Phoenix.

In round Two, Culmore are at home to Strand United and Don Bosco’s face Porter’s.

Sunday’s Fixtures

Sunday, April 21st - Premier Division - Abercorn v Tristar (St. Columb’s 2); Trojans v Lisahally (Prehen No. 2).

McAlinden Cup - first round - (kick-off 10.30 a.m.) Campbell’s v Top of the Hill Celtic (Lisnagelvin No. 1); Brandywell Harps v Phoenix (Showgrounds); Second Round - Culmore v Strand United (Culmore); Don Bosco’s v Porter’s (Swilly Stadium). All games kick-off at 11.30 a.m. Cup ties to be played to a finish.

Midweek Fixtures

Tuesday, April 23rd - McAlinden Cup second round - Trojans v Crescent (Lisnagelvin No. 2).

Thursday, April 25th - McAlinden Cup second round - Campbell’s or Top of the Hill Celtic v Tristar (St Columb’s No. 3); Park Bar v Brandywell Harps or Phoenix (Prehen No. 2).

Annual General

Meeting

The D.&D. Annual General Meeting was held on Monday night and the same committee was elected to serve for another term.

Chairman - Mr James Crossan; Secretary - Mr William Barrett; Games Organiser - Mr Liam Smyth.

Killea N.C. have announced they will not be taking part in the Derry & District League next season.

The Chairman, James Crossan, thanked the D&D’s sponsors, McBride Racing “Betting Better” for their continued support.

Mr Crossan also thanked all the managers, players and referees for their work during the season.

The ‘Derry Journal’ was thanked for their coverage throughout the campaign.

No new teams have applied to join the Association for the season ahead.

The Games’ Organiser, Liam Smyth thanked Mr Jeff Ashe for all his assistance during the season and the groundsmen for keeping the pitches in superb condition throughout a long winter.