Two new clubs as Gilfillan Cup kicks-off

The 2011 Rathmor Mot Centre/TaxiCo North West Saturday Morning League gets underway tomorrow morning with two new teams among the 22 vying for success in the traditional season curtain raiser, the Gilfillan Cup.

With action in all eight Groups, newcomers Collon Celtic have been drawn in Group 1 and take on Championship side Foyle Athletic while fellow debutantes, Strabane Athletic, will play Drumahoe in Group Three.

All Clubs are reminded that the home side are responsible for filing all match reports and they must include all the relevant information, ie, half time and full time score, names of goalscorers and any red card incidents. Failure to do this will see the offending club fined and that fine will double for further offences. No exceptions will be made to this ruling. There are some clubs that still have outstanding fines and if the fines are not paid before the season starts, the offending clubs will stand suspended and lose any points in games they were scheduled to play.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Tuesday, August 23rd; Group 1; Hatmore Harps v Foyle Athletic (Clooney Park West); Group 2; Magee University v Oxford United (Magee); Group 3; Strabane Athletic v Brandywell Celtic (Strabane); Tamnaherin Celtic v Drumahoe (Lettershandoney); Group 4; Red Star v Gransha Institute (Lisnagelvin 3).

Thursday, August 25th; Group 1; Collon Celtic v Creggan Swifts (Templemore Central); Group 2; Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Sion Swifts (Lisnagelvin 3).

Saturday, August 27th; Group 1; Collon Celtic v Hatmore Harps (Prehen 1); Creggan Swifts v Foyle Athletic (Oakland Park); Group 2; Sion Swifts v Oxford United (Strabane); Magee University v Top of the Hill Celtic Youth (Magee); Group 3; Drumahoe v Brandywell Celtic (YMCA); Strabane Athletic v Tamnaherin Celtic (Prehen 6); Group 4; Gransha Institute v Clifton Villa (Lisnagelvin 2); Group 5; HML v Westbank United (Showgrounds); Group 6; Foyle Harps v Collegians (Leafair); Group 7; Northside Albion v Rocking Chair (Templemore Central); Group 8; Benbradagh Colts v Phoenix Swifts (Dungiven).

Tuesday, August 30th; Group 5; Westbank United v Clooney (Clooney Park West); Group 8; Phoenix Swifts v Newton Heath (Lisnagelvin 3).

Wednesday, August 31st; Group 6; Du Pont v Foyle Harps (Du Pont).

Thursday, September 1st; Group 7; Rosemount v Northside Albion (Lisnagelvin 4).