Record breakers Top of the Hill Celtic are over the moon!

Top of the HIll Celtic celebrate their league trophy win at Lisnagelvin after defeating Lisahally. (1604SL44)

Top of the HIll Celtic celebrate their league trophy win at Lisnagelvin after defeating Lisahally. (1604SL44)

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TOP OF the Hill Celtic were crowned Premier Division champions for a record third time on the trot when they defeated a determined Lisahally team in an entertaining clash on Sunday.

The champions’ closest rivals, Three Flowers were scheduled to play Trojans in the only other game to be played in the top flight but Trojans were unable to field a team and this matter was dealt with at last night’s meeting.

Meanwhile, in the quarter-finals of the McAlinden Cup First Division champions, Oxford Stars progressed at the expense of Tristar while Brandywell Harps defeated The Bentley and Abercorn claimed a penalty shoot-out win against Strand United.

In the other cup clash, Campbell’s were unable to field a side against Don Bosco’s, therefore Bosco’s progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

Results - Premier Division - Top of the Hill Celtic 5, Lisahally 3; Three Flowers 2, Trojans 0; McAlinden Cup quarter-finals - The Bentley 1, Brandywell Harps 2; Tristar 1, Oxford United Stars 2; Strand United 3, Abercorn 3 (Abercorn won 5-4 on penalties); Don Bosco’s 2, Campbell’s 0.

Next Sunday the semi-finals of the McAlinden Cup will be staged in the Brandywell Showgrounds and St Columb’s 3.

The draw was made at last night’s meeting (Monday, April 16th). Both ties will be previewed in full in Friday’s ‘Journal’.

Sympathy

The D&D F.A. Management Committee, on behalf of all associated with the Association, extend profound sympathy to Mr Sarge Porter following the recent death of his brother, Sammy.

May he rest in peace.