Shay Lee (pictured) and Nick Nally were happy men after their opening day fixtures in the new NECSL season which kicked off yesterday, having watched their U14 and U12 teams respectively record impressive victories. Shay’s lads beat Albion Rovers in a thriller at Tully Park – emerging victorious by the odd goal in five. Nick’s boys enjoyed a facile victory by a margin of 8 – 0 away to Kells.

Not so happy however were managers Ron Metcalfe and John Marron whose sides slumped to defeats. Ron’s U11’s, missing the services of a number of key players lost 1 – 4 at home to a well organised Kells side whilst John’s U13’s lost again at Tully Park out by five goals to three in a well contested game.

The U15 game away to Newtown was not played much to the disappointment of manager Michael Loughlin and his players.

Well done to everyone for their brave efforts!