Carryduff Colts will play their first ever senior football semi final this weekend.
The Colts take on Ballyvea in the semi final of the Bobby Dalzell Cup, at Bear Park, Newcastle, with a 1.30pm kick off.
The Kilkeel club will have a sizeable support and the Colts management team of Eamon Deeny and Hugh McNally hope that members of the club will make the trip go get behind the boys and
cheer them on to a Boxing Day final against Annalong Swifts.
Deeny said: “We had a magnificent win on Saturday when we beat Annalong who were set to go top of the league and were unbeaten. But we played them off the park and showed that on our day
we are more than a match for anyone in the league.
“The potential is huge as we are a really young team, The youngest Annalong player on Saturday was 22, our eldest two were that age. We had a 16-year-old in goals, a couple of 18 year olds up
front. We will only get better.
“It would be really special to get to our first senior final and with Annalong waiting there we will give ourselves a real chance.
“But Saturday will be a tough game, Ballyvea have only lost once this season and are still in the Junior Shield. But if we can get a sizeable support and play like we did last week then anything can
“I hope coaches will let their players and parents know and encourage them to come along to the game and have a day out in Newcastle and maybe even witness a bit of club history!.”
The venue for the game – Bear Park – is situated in the Donard Car Park at the far end of Newcastle main street when coming in from Carryduff.