Carniny sides turn on midweek magic with impressive results

All the action happened in midweek in what was a good week for Carniny Youth FC with all three teams in action winning their matches.

John McLarnon of the Ramble Inn; joins the boys and girls of Carniny Youth U-11 who took part with their friends and family on a sponsored walk to the Ramble Inn walk to raise funds for the team. INBT 19-806H

The Under 15s were in fine form, when they scored seven without reply against local neighbours, Northend Utd Youth, with braces each from Jamie Houston and Thomas Campbell. They then set off for Southport last weekend to compete in the Southport Super Cup.

The Under 12s continued their good run in to the end of the season with a 3-2 win over Ridgeway Rovers as they chase runners up spot in the Premier Division of the National League with Linfield already crowned Champions.

The Under 14s also recorded a win to secure their place in the top division of the National League next season with a win over Sion Swifts.


Carniny Youth 3, Ridgeway Rovers 2: The Under 12s recorded a good win against Ridgeway mid week before jetting off to France where they visit Paris St Germain, where they will get the opportunity to play against some of the Youth Academy teams.


Carniny Youth 4, Sion Swifts 1: With Carniny a goal up early on from a Cory Little free kick, it took 15 mins of the second half for Carniny to find their second goal when Elliott delivered the ball across the box for Cathair Henderson to tap home.

With seven mins to Carniny let Sion back into the game with a scrappy goal but Bailie Young chipped the keeper after Ronnie Marshall played him in to restore Carniny’s two goal advantage and Seaan Elliott finished off a fine Carniny performance with Carniny s fourth after a good through ball from David Leetch.

Carniny: O’Brien, Downey, Henderson, Houston, Leetch, Marshall, Scullion, Young, McDonnell, McGarry, Crawford, Lemon, Elliott, Little.


Carniny Youth 7, Northend United Youth 0: Carniny took the lead from their first attack when the ball broke to Jamie Houston about 25 yards from goal and he smashed a superb volley into the roof of the net.

Carniny added the second goal through a well-placed finish from Philip Maybin. The All Blacks continued to dominate and towards the end of the half added two further goals, the first scored by Jamie Houston and then full back Thomas Campbell burst forward to score from a narrow angle.

In the second half, Connor Doherty was rewarded with a goal from close range and then Simon Evans smashed home a penalty. With five minutes to go Thomas Campbell again burst through from the full back position to secure his brace.

Carniny: McClean, Campbell, Evans, Galbraith, McComb, Houston, McGall, O’Mullan, Doherty, Maybin, Adams, Johnston, and Hassan.


Carniny under 16s experienced an enjoyable trip to England as guests of Premiership club Stoke City.

The party of 18 players and officials flew on the Friday into Birmingham airport before travelling to the ‘Potteries’ by coach staying at a local hotel. In the evening the group were given a guided tour of the famous Brittannia Stadium before relaxing later at ten pin bowling and the cinema.

The following day the team were given a coaching session at the Stoke Academy by coaching staff before heading to the Premiership fixture with Tottenham Hotspur and meeting several 1st team Stoke players prior to the game getting autographs and ‘selfies.’

On the Sunday the boys prepared for their homeward journey that evening before using the local hotel’s leisure facilities and having lunch whilst watching even more games on the hotel’s multi screens.


On Wednesday night Carniny Youth U11’s took part in their annual sponsored walk, with the McLarnon’s Ramble Inn sponsoring the event.

The walk set off from the sponsor’s establishment, along 4.4miles and then returned back to the Ramble Inn for much needed refreshments.

The team would like to say a special thank you to the McLarnon family for their generous support of the event, and providing tea/coffee for the parents after. They would also like to thank the club, the players, the parents, and the PSNI who all contributed to the success of the event.