Another team set to try their luck in 
Lisburn League

Several local youth teams have decided to compete against some of the best teams in the country in the Lisburn Junior Invitational League and Moira FC are to be added to that list in the coming season.

They were formed in Moira to give local youngsters the opportunity to play football and it will be interesting to see how they fare against some tough opposition in the under-13 section.

Lets have a look at some of the other newcomers this time around. Apex have Ballyclare connections and they were in the League formerly. They will play in the under-15 section, while Bertie Peacock, from Coleraine, who play mostly in the National League, have entered the under-11 group.

Grove Utd played in the now defunct East Antrim Youth League. They come from the Shore Road and will play under-15 football in Lisburn.

Lisburn Rangers tried a team in the League a few years ago but dropped out and they will try again with an under-15 side.

Masserene are another East Antrim team, coming from the town of Antrim and they will also have a go in the 15s. Newmill had a team in the League a few years back and they will have a crack in the under-15s, managed by the popular and well-known, Joe Kerr.

North End are from Ballymena and they played in the National League, but have decided to ply their trade in Lisburn with 12s, 13s and 14s entered. Warrenpoint were in the League a few years ago and have returned to the under-11 group.

Tim Wareing is well-known locally due to a coaching spell at Lisburn Distillery and he runs an under-12 team, colourfully named T. W. Braga.

Among the teams not playing in the League this year are Glentoran, who had a successful year last season, Crusaders and Cliftonville. They have mostly tied in with the National League.

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