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Formed away back in 1880 Lisburn Distillery are one of Ireland’s oldest football clubs.
Known affectionately as “The Whites”, the club is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and features football for all ages from 8 years old up to senior football.
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Lisburn Distillery’s Under 20’s development team last Saturday defeated Loughgall
A magnificent performance at Glen Road Heights on Tuesday night produced a superb,
and much needed 1-
In the gathering darkness I am certain that I saw a smile on Mac's face! He said; “It has been a long time coming but obviously we have big smiles on our faces because of the victory and the importance of it. But it is more important that we keep our two feet on the ground now because you have to realise that it is not all over and we are not out of it by any stretch of the imagination.
What we have done in the past we can't change, all we can do is give the club and supporters the best finish to the season possible. Back then on tonight's performance; it was an absolutely superb performance throughout the whole team – there was a lot more want and desire. I think what epitomized it all was the support when we were walking out – the support that we got tonight was the best I have seen for a team that were down and delivered nothing in eight games. For those people to come out tonight and support us, the way they did, I think gave the boys the wee extra push they needed.
We got two goals in the first-
Overall we are absolutely delighted, we will enjoy what we have done but we need
to go on now and ensure that we get enough points as early as we can to give the
club a breathing space and the lift that we deserve.” It's another vital league game
on Saturday, this time at home against Bangor – kick-
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The Thoughts of Mac -
Ending the season in style
Lisburn Distillery hammered Newington FC 4-
The Whites conclude their seasonw ith an away game at Queens on Saturday 29th April (ko 3:00 pm) but in the meantime the match report and picture gallery from the Newington game can be found here with the current league table here
The 20th edition of Lisburn Distillery TV is now online and you can access it via our Social Media page here
Lisburn Distillery TV Episode 20 features a look back at our historical game v Bangor FC where a win ensured our survival in the Premier Intermediate League. Match highlights of the game along with exclusive behind the scenes footage on the day are included This episode also includes post match interviews with various Distillery players, club news from within Lisburn Distillery as well as news from the Premier Intermediate league and the latest on the Colin v Lydia forecast challenge.
The club have now also an “Official” You tube page and this can be found and subscribed to @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNqKorooEZHaQcU3d732_w
With the 2016/17 season coming to a close, Lisburn Distillery FC held a highly succesful Sponsors Recognition Event at the club on Thursday 27th April. The event was an opportunity to extend our thanks to those sponsors who have supported the club and Academy throughout the season: kit and club sponsors, match/matchball sponsors in addition to those who have taken out advertising in our official matchday programme and website.
The event featured a light buffet and refreshments and also a preview of our new kit and players training gear for the forthcoming 2017/18 season whilst the attendees were also entertained by top local comedian Alan Irwin
Thanks again a massive thank to everyone for their support throughout the season.
Player of the Month -
The Echlinville Distillery Player of the Month Award for March 2017 went to midfielder Andrew Simpson.
Andrew was presented with his award -
He is pictured receiving his award from manager Colin McIlwaine (left)
He is another new name on the list of monthly winners this season and he was just ahead of Alan McMurtry, Aaron Harris and Reece Croft who all scored well in terms of points in March.
Well done to Andrew on his award and our sincere thanks to Shane Braniff and his team at the award winning Echlinville Distillery http://echlinville.com/ for sponsoring the monthly award this season with their great products..
It’s a big thanks from the club to Robert “Torture” Cummins who sponsored the matchball for our game v Newington on Tuesday night, thanks as ever for your ongoing support Robert.
On Saturday 6th May Lisburn Distillery FC present our 2016/17 Awards Evening & Dinner at New Grosvenor Social Club.
The event will feature our Supporters Club Awards, First Team and Under 20s Team Awards for the season and a three course meal. The night also features a late bar, raffle and DJ. Doors are open from 7pm with the event starting at 7.30pm sharp.
Tickets are available now from Ged Irwin or Ashley Wragg and can also be purchased from this Saturday onwards (vs Tobermore) at the Phoenix Coffee Shop. Tickets are £25 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine. The menu features Soup & Roll starter, a main course of either Roast Beef or Chicken/Bacon with potatoes and vegetables. Dessert is Pavlova followed by tea/coffee.
Final date for tickets sales and payment is Saturday 29th April and anyone planning to attend should speak to Ashley Wragg no later than that day
Lisburn Distillery are currently forming a team for players of age 40 years plus that will play in some of the IFAs Back in the Game programme.
It would be the intention to train once a week and play in some of these tournament games. The clubs plan is for our team to train for at least 12 weeks and play in 3/4 tournaments.
If you are over 40 and feel you would like to Get Back in the Game please contact Ged on 07730505190 or Colin on 07562379763
It’s a massive congratulations to Elaine Cressey who has been awarded by the Co.Antrim FA for her services to the game.
Tea lady Elaine is a well known figure at New Grosvenor on Matchdays and this award is great recognition for a true unsung hero.
Elaine was nominated by the North East Ulster Referees committee and is pictured here receiving her award from club chairman Jim Greer.
The annual end of season Players v Supporters Challenge match will take place at New Grosvenor on Thursday 4th May (ko 7:00 pm). The cost to take part in the game is £10 and anyone hoping to play should register in advance by speaking to Ashley Wragg or Colin Hopkins or mail the club @ LDFCSecretary@virginmedia.com