Limavady United 'treble' winners gets civic reception

The Mayor, Cllr Steven Callaghan, with members of Limavady United FC's playing, coaching and backroom staff.The Mayor, Cllr Steven Callaghan, with members of Limavady United FC's playing, coaching and backroom staff.
The Mayor, Cllr Steven Callaghan, with members of Limavady United FC's playing, coaching and backroom staff.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens hosted a reception recently to honour the success of Limavady United’s 2024 ‘treble’ winning team.

The Roesiders completed a remarkable season by claiming the Craig Memorial and the North West Senior Cups in addition to their Premier Intermediate League title victory. Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghanm said: “As a Limavady man, I was very pleased to see the continued success of my local football team.

“I was delighted to host the team at Cloonavin. I hope the team keep up their success and that their victories will inspire the sporting stars of the future.”

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On Boxing Day 2023, Limavady defeated Portstewart 3-0 in the BetMcLean Craig Memorial Cup final, extending their record number of victories in the competition to 10 with a first win since 2016/17. Then, in March, the Roesiders defeated Institute in a penalty shoot-out, after a 2-2 draw in the North West Cup final, the seventh time the club has won the NW competition, their last coming five seasons ago.

Limavady United Chairman Mark Clyde, with team captain Ruairi Boornan, manager Paul Owens and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan.Limavady United Chairman Mark Clyde, with team captain Ruairi Boornan, manager Paul Owens and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan.
Limavady United Chairman Mark Clyde, with team captain Ruairi Boornan, manager Paul Owens and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan.

Limavady also won the third division of football in Northern Ireland, the NIFL Premier Intermediate League, with a six-point lead over second place over

Armagh City.

Limavady United Manager, Paul Owens, praised the Mayor for hosting a reception, saying: “It was a great honour to be acknowledged at the reception. It is a great mark of the success of the board, staff, playing staff and coaching staff. It is a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work put in all season and we are looking forward to carrying on that success next season.”

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