Irish Cup 5th Round Photos

The story of the match – Coleraine 7 v 0 Ballynahinch United

Full-Time: 7-0. The sending off changed the game after being all-square at half time.
84 minutes: 7-0. Stuart McMullan with a header – his first goal for Coleraine.
82 minutes: 6-0. Stephen Lowry with his 2nd of the game.
77 minutes: Our last sub sees Macauley Foster on for Adam Herron.
74 minutes: 5-0. Another penalty after Coleraine sub John Watt was taken down in the box by Ross Hayes and Ruairi Harkin puts away his 2nd of the afternoon.
72 minutes: 4-0. Stephen Lowry with a belter.
70 minutes: Coleraine with their 3rd and final sub – Stuart McMullan on for Howard Beverland.
68 minutes: 3-0 and its Paul Owens with the goal who has just came on as a sub.
66 minutes: Double substitution for The Bannsiders – Joel Bradley and Jamie Tomelty off for John Watt and Paul Owens.
65 minutes: Massive penalty claim for us with a handball but the ref waves play on.
63 minutes: 2nd substitution and its Scott McKibben on for JJ Carlisle.
56 minutes: 2-0 Coleraine. Ruairi Harkin takes the penalty and scores.
55 minutes: Red Card. Penalty. Davy Boal involved in an off the ball incident.
52 minutes: United make their first sub – Jay Smyth on for Ian McMullan.
51 minutes: 1-0 Coleraine. Curtis Allen via a touch off the post.

The 2nd half kicks off.

45 minutes: 0-0 at half time. Coleraine with the better chances but we are still very much in this.
40 minutes: Curtis Allen with another chance into the side netting. Game has leveled out a bit more.
29 minutes: Another good save from Bryan McMullan after a low freekick taken by Coleraine captain David Ogilby.
26 minutes: Unreal save from Bryan from Ruairi Harkin. Tipped over the bar.
24 minutes: Stuart McMullan with our first chance at goal with a half volley on the 18-yard line.
23 minutes: Coleraines Jamie Tomelty on his debut for Coleraine with a good chance.
20 minutes: Coleraine still on top with 2 good chances in the past couple of minutes.
16 minutes: Jonny Hunter hits a freekick straight at the wall 20 yards out.
14 minutes: Curtis Allen hits it straight at Bryan McMullan for Coleraines first real attempt on goal.
11 minutes: Davy Boal with his first tackle goes in the book. Harsh.
10 minutes: Coleraine have had the better of the game with creating 1 half chance but we are defending well.
Kick Off

Ballynahinch Team: B McMullan, Bowman, Heron (Foster 77), Brashaw, Hayes, D Boal, S McMullan, Hunter, I McMullan (Smyth 52), Carlisle (McKibben 63), Cheevers.
Unused Subs: I Boal, Bingham

Coleraine Team: Doherty, Beverland (McMullan 70), Ogilby, Lowry, Allen, Harkin, McIlmoyle, Canning, Gillan, Bradley (Watt 66), Tomelty (Owens 66).
Unused Subs: Hegarty, Scullion

Match Stats from

Coleraine Ballynahinch Utd
Goals 7 0
Total Shots 29 2
On Target 11 0
Corners 13 0
Offsides 5 2
Fouls 6 10
Yellows Cards 0 1
Red Cards 0 1

Travel arrangements for Saturday’s game against Coleraine

A supporters bus has been booked that will leave the lay-by beside Ballynahinch High School at 12 noon on Saturday for the Irish Cup 5th round match against premiership side Coleraine FC.

It is a 65 seater and anyone wishing to travel with the club at the minimal cost of £5 return should contact a club member or ring the Club Secretary at 07436112954.

Club Notes

Both the Swifts and Albion’s league games were postponed due to waterlogged pitches at Civil Service and Drumaness respectively which means that neither will be back into action until Saturday 5th January 2013.

Everyone at the club – be they committee, managers, players and supporters are looking forward with anticipation to the forthcoming Irish Cup 5th Round Cup tie against
Danske Bank Premier League side Coleraine. The game takes place on Saturday 12th January 2013 and while United were drawn out of the hat first the cup rules mean that they must travel to their more illustrious opposition.

This has been a fantastic achievement by Colin Murray, his assistant Keith Hamilton and their squad of players who all work fantastically hard week in and week out in training and on the pitch. They are under no illusions that the task they face will be anything other than a David and Goliath struggle however each and every one of them will do their level best.

Every week both home and away the team are privileged to have an enthusiastic group of supporters who encourage them along and this will also be something very special for them to look forward to and enjoy no matter what the result is.

Club Chairman Gilbert Cromie who was present at the Cup Draw event joked afterwards that ‘he had been sent specifically to get a top Premier League side and that he had delivered’ however such an outcome has been almost unbelievable and many folk around the club are still in a state of shock. This is the third big success that the club have achieved in the second half of 2012 which has seen club man Jimmy Brown win the Hughes Insurance Volunteer of the Year followed up quickly by Hannah Majury recently winning a Female Coach of the Year award.

The Club Committee are now working hard to make arrangements for the big day and details will be made available shortly however anyone who would be interested in travelling with the club to this big match should contact a member of committed as soon as possible to book a place. Any local businesses or individuals who would be interested in sponsoring the club for match balls, training gear or the like thus taking advantage of the publicity that this game will attract should also contact the club as soon as possible.

The Committee, Managers and Players of Ballynahinch United would take this opportunity of wishing all of its supporters, sponsors as well as the local media a Very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year and our thanks for everything that you do for us.