• Portstewart FC : New Head of Youth Development

    Portstewart Football & Community Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan McCrudden to the position of Head of Youth Development at the club.

    Freddie McGowan (PFC Chairman) said on the appointment.

    “It has been a key position for us to fill since the launch of our New Academy back in July of last year and we are delighted that Jonathan has taken up the role. We got the man who fits the high standards we have set for our Academy.

    He will bring unrivalled enthusiasm and dedication to his new role and his philosophies and standards will raise the level not only of our players but also our coaches in our quest to develop our young players.

    Listening to his vision for the future development of the Club’s Academy is refreshing, preparing our young players for the best possible chance of breaking through to our senior set up is extremely exciting and is another solid brick in the foundation of our great Club”.

  • Fonacab Nicholl Oils North West 200 cancelled for 2021

    Coleraine and District Motor Club has announced that the 2021 North West 200 will be cancelled for the second year running.

    In a statement on the North West 200 website the organisation said,

    “The official advice from government and public health officials has made it clear the effects of Coronavirus will remain with us for some considerable time to come, despite the roll out of the vaccination programme. In those circumstances, and after much consideration, the Club committee feels it would be impossible to run this year’s event.

    A contingency plan that involved delaying race week from May until August has been given full consideration. However, with so much time, expense and personnel involved in the planning and preparation of the NW200, the risk in pursuing such a plan is too great because of continued uncertainty around both the effects of the virus on our community and the extent of the restrictions aimed at suppressing it.

    The Coleraine Club’s main priority must be to ensure the safety and wellbeing of not only those involved in the event, but also the residents of the north coast area and further afield. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the organisers to limit the number of people who travel to the area during race week which, in turn, could pose a significant risk to the local population. That is a situation that cannot be contemplated.

    Although extremely disappointing, the decision to cancel the NW200 for the second year in a row is the only responsible course of action the Coleraine Club can take. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all of our loyal sponsors, officials and volunteers for their understanding and support.

    We also apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation and hope that this timely intervention can assist the teams and competitors who would normally take part in to our event in making alternative plans.

    The Coleraine and District Motor Club would also like to thank everyone who has supported us by retaining their bookings through this difficult period. Our reservations team will be in contact in the coming weeks as we now look forward to 2022 when a provisional date of May 8-14 has been allocated for what we hope will be the return of race week at Ireland’s largest motorcycle sporting event.

    Until then we ask that everyone stays safe and follows the official advice in support of those in the front line of the battle against Coronavirus.”

  • Coleraine FC – new signing

    Coleraine Football Club have confirmed a two and a half year deal with striker Matthew Shevlin.

    More at the Coleraine FC website

  • Coleraine win at Shamrock Park

    Coleraine scored three times in their 3-0 away win at newly promoted Portadown on Saturday (24th October 2020)

    With Ben Doherty, Jamie Glackin and James McLaughlin on the score sheet.

    Highlights of the game can be viewed on the Coleraine FC Youtube channel
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  • Coleraine FC sign goalkeeper Deane

    Coleraine FC have announced the permanent signing of goalkeeper Gareth Deane.

    Deane signs after a making several starts for the Bannsiders including Europa League matches.

    Speaking to the Coleraine FC website, boss Oran Kearney said “We are delighted to get everything done and welcome Gareth to the club on a permanent basis,”

  • VIDEO – Home draw for Coleraine

    Coleraine FC have been drawn at home to Scottish side Motherwell in the Second Qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

    The Bannsiders face the North Lanarkshire side on the 17th September, this following the impressive win against Maribor last week.

  • Cup games in NW Cricket this weekend

    Tonight (Friday, 28th August) sees the first of cup matches in the North West, where Brigade host Newbuildings in the T10 Premiership final.

    Coleraine are away to Donemana and Bready host Brigade in the Senior Cup tomorrow (Saturday, 29th August 2020) from 2pm.

    While Coleraine 2 are hosts to North Fermanagh in the Qualifying Cups.

  • Coleraine progress in Europe

    Coleraine held out to win on penalties at Slovenian side Maribor after the match finished 1-1 after extra time. The Bannsiders made sure the opposition didn’t have many chances in the first half.

    James McLaughlin scored on the 62nd minute with the home team responding three minutes later with Vancas Pozeg scoring.

    During extra time, Amir Dervisevic missed a penalty.

    Eight Bannsiders were given yellow cards by the Norwegian referee.

    Penalty kicks converted from Parkhill, Kane, McConaghie, Bradley and Doherty made sure the Bannsiders were in the hat for the next round, the draw of which will be on Monday (31st August 2020).
  • Coleraine face Maribor in Europa League

    Coleraine play Slovenian team Maribor in the first qualifying round of the Europa League later this evening (Thursday, 27 August 2020).

    The Bannsiders jetted off yesterday, this after Oran Kearney’s team winning 1-0 last Thursday night at the Showgrounds against San Marino side La Fiorita.

    Kearney and Bannsider’s captain Stephen O’Donnell spoke to the media prior to the game tonight. Kick off at the Stadion Ljudski vrt is at 7.45pm and can be viewed on the BBC Sport NI website.

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  • Coleraine FC ready for Europa League game

    Coleraine host San Marino squad La Fiorita at the Showgrounds tonight (Thursday, 20 August 2020) with kick off at 7.30pm.

    In an interview with the Coleraine FC website, Bannside boss Oran Kearney said, “There is an opportunity for a mouth-watering trip to Slovenia and I’ve said to the players that has to be the target,”

    As spectators are not permitted to watch the match at the Showgrounds, the BBC will be showing the match online.