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Derek Wilson onto Committee at LBBOB AGM on 24 June 2014

Derek Wilson elected onto Club Committee to join all re-elected outgoing Committee Members.  After the stepping down of 1s Mgr Maurice Johnston & Yth Team Mgr Noel Hayes due to other commitments, Team Managers were later appointed as follows: 1s - Mervyn Wheatley, 2s - Derek Wilson / Mark Russell, Yth - John Davidson.


LBBOB Preseason Training from Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 7pm

To be held at Lurgan Park top end. Training thereafter on Thursdays and Tuesdays.


Upcoming Fixtures

      

Recent Results

w/c 28 July 2013   2012-13 Season End
sponsor: (tba)   sponsor: Keith Hamilton
Yth: Friendly - LBBOB Yth v Craigavon C U18 (30/07/13)   Foster Cup Fnl: LBBOB 3-1 Tullyvallen (M Russell, D Wilson, Gordon)
1s: Brownlow Cup - Oxford v LBBOB (31/07/13)   Res 2: LBBOB II 6-2 Stranmillis II (Moutray 3, Irvine, S Russell, Ax Dowey)
2s: Friendly tba in weeks following, inc. v St Marys 2s   MUJL: Markethill Sw U18 2-2 LBBOB Yth (Kearney 2)
     



Upcoming Fixtures
Sat 20 Apr: U14 Final: Knocknamuckley v Annaghmore/Tarataghan.
Sat 20 Apr: U18 Final: 7th Portadown v Milltown/Drumcree.
Recent Results
Tue 05 Mar: U14 SF: Kmuckley 1-0 Ahorey.  U18 SF: Mtown/Dcree 0-0 Bluestone, Mtwn/Dcree 3-1 pens (Merv W, Mike W).
Thu 07 Mar: U14 SF: Amore/Tartaran 3-0 Waringstown (Derek W).
Follow link to 7's website for further coverage


European Cup Finalist at LBBOB Dinner on 2 June 2012

Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 2 June 2012 at Brownlow House with a good turnout of around 50 people in attendance. Guest of Honour was Paddy McAllister, Ulster Rugby European Cup Finalist this year, accompanied by his girlfriend, Deborah Craig.

After an entertaining question and answer session between Special Guest Paddy McAlister and Lurgan BBOB MC Mark Emerson, as well as questions from the floor, the Awards were distributed. BBOB’s Youth dominated the prizes. In addition to BBOB Youth Team’s own Awards, the prestigious Club Merit Award was shared for the first time by the Youth Team’s Joint Managers Matthew Greer and Michael Wheatley for stepping in as the Management from the start of the season. Matthew Greer created another first too, in winning the club’s coveted Young Player of the Year for a record third time. It was also a Youth Team player in Andrew Crowe that won the well earned Clubman of the Year Trophy for his totally committed performances at Training, in the Youth Team, 2nd Team and 1st Team.

The top goalscorer prizes were won by Matthew Gordon for the Youth Team, Phil Moutray for retaining the 2nd Team title, and Richard Ferguson for the 1st Team, who just pipped Henry Capper by one goal in a highscoring partnership.

Andrew Smyth won the Youth Team Player of Year for his displays all over the pitch, right from defensive full back positions through wide midfield areas to leading the attack. The 2nd Team Player of the Year went to quite another youthful player in Jonny Bann, for excellent combative performances both in the centre of defence and centre of midfield. With all this talk of youth, the importance of the senior players was not forgotten, as senior player and club skipper Mark Russell created history in becoming the first player to retain the Club Player of the Year in the 1st Team.

Another senior player, Derek Wilson, who had another great season in the 1st Team, was given a special presentation to mark 500 appearances for the team.

To conclude the night, special presentations were made on behalf of the club by Neil McConville to Guest of Honour Paddy McAllister and by Ben Nelson to Paddy’s girlfriend, Deborah.

Little Change in Committee at LBBOB AGM on 6 June 2011

Apart from the election of and well wishes to Simon Brown and Mark Russell in replacing the retiring Stephen Richardson and Peter Rusk, who were thanked for their service, the remaining Committee were re-elected. Team Managers were later appointed as follows: 1s - Maurice Johnston, 2s - Mervyn Wheatley, Yth - Matthew Greer/Michael Wheatley.

Skippers Dominate Awards at LBBOB Dinner on 10 June 2011

Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Friday 10 June 2011 at Brownlow House with a good turnout of over 50 people in attendance. Guest of Honour was Portadown FC player, Philip Craig.

An excellent speech was given by the Guest of Honour after an entertaining introduction by Lurgan BBOB MC Mark Emerson, while the awards were also distributed. It was a night for the skippers as The Player of the Year prizes were won by Youth Team skipper Matty Greer for the Club Young Player, 2nd Team skipper Jony Willis for the 2nd Team and 1st Team skipper Mark Russell for the 1st Team. Paul Wright won the well-merited Youth Team Player of the Year award. Club captain Mark Russell completed an impressive individual awards double by also winning the 1st Team Top Goalscorer prize. Henry Capper and Philip Moutray won the Top Goalscorer prizes for the Youth and 2nd Teams respectively. The well earned Clubman of the Year trophy was won by Derek Wilson after another season of fine service as he nears 500 appearances for Lurgan BBOB. Simon Brown was presented with the prestigious Club Merit Award, in recognition of putting his formal coaching qualifications into practice by overseeing innovative training sessions, particularly for the Youth Team, alongside Youth Team Manager Aaron McGlade.

To conclude the night, special presentations were made on behalf of the club by Alex Dowey to Guest of Honour Philip Craig and by Michael Wheatley to retiring Youth Team Manager Aaron McGlade, a very worthy recipient.

Little Change in Committee at LBBOB AGM on 5 June 2010

Apart from the election of and well wishes to Matt Kennedy and Jony Willis in replacing the retiring Stan Lutton and Brian Matthews, who were thanked for their service, the remaining Committee were re-elected. Team Managers were later appointed as follows: 1s - Maurice Johnston, 2s - Paul Heasley, Yth - Aaron McGlade.

European Cup Makes Appearance at BBOB Awards Dinner 25 June 2010

Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Friday 25 June 2010 at the Seagoe Hotel with a good turnout of around 60 people in attendance. Guest of Honour was Glenavon Young Player of the Year and ex BB member, Ryan Harpur. Another Special Guest was the European Cup, the trophy as retained by Liverpool for winning Europe’s premier competition five times, with many Lurgan BBOB players then happy to pose for photographs alongside the famous trophy.

After an entertaining question and answer session between Guest of Honour Ryan Harpur and Lurgan BBOB MC Mark Emerson the awards were distributed. The top goalscorer prizes were won by Henry Capper for the Youth Team, Brian Matthews for the 2nd Team and Glenn Emerson for the 1st Team. The well earned Clubman of the Year trophy was won by Mark Campbell for his great attitude and effort towards the club throughout the whole season, both on and off the pitch. Iain Uprichard was presented with the prestigious Club Merit Award, in gratitude for his club promotion and fundraising work after his major role in the Club’s previous 21st Year Civic Anniversary Dinner and in again organising a club fundraising World Cup competition. The Player of the Year prizes were won by Matty Greer for both the Youth Team and the Club Young Player, Jony Willis for the 2nd Team and Matt Kennedy for the 1st Team, with all three players being well deserved winners and among the first to immediately re-sign for the club for the season ahead.

The various prizewinners in the club’s very popular fantasy football competition were announced with organiser Alan Dowey thanked for his efforts in his meticulous calculations throughout the season. The evening proved to be a fine night for Glenn Emerson as he also won a competition on the night for sports vouchers, kindly donated by the club’s kit suppliers, NA Sports of Woodhouse Street, Portadown.

To conclude the night, special presentations were made by Club Chairman Noel Hayes to Ryan Harpur and by Andi Heasley to retiring 2nd Team Manager Brian Matthews, who was also applauded for his efforts, as well as having Happy Birthday sang to him on the actual night of his birthday. The club’s new 2nd Team Manager Paul Heasley was also wished well in his new position.

LBBOB Celebrate 21st Anniversary as Youth Dominate Awards

The Mayor and Council hosted Lurgan BBOB’s 21st Year Anniversary Civic Dinner on Friday 19 June 2009 at the Civic Centre with a fantastic turnout of over 100 people in attendance. The evening also marked a celebration of both BBOB 1st and 2nd Teams winning promotion spots to their respective top divisions, and the Youth Team reaching the Décor Cup Final. The Cub Awards were presented at the Dinner by a range of Special Guests and Speakers, including Mayor Meta Crozier, MUFL Chairman Isaac Gilkinson, MUFA Chairman Alan Willis, Crusaders’ Irish Cup winning goalscorer Mark Dickson, NI International Gary Hamilton and fellow Glentoran Irish League winner Kyle Neill.

Telegrams from several were read out by Lurgan BBOB MC Mark Emerson at the start of the evening, including from NI Manager Nigel Worthington, Lurgan BB Batallion Officer George McMurray and former Lurgan BBOB player Ian Gray who now resides in Australia.

Again, BBOB’s Youth dominated the Awards. In addition to BBOB Youth Team’s own awards, recent ex Youth Team player Aaron Willis won both the 1st Team Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer Awards, while Youth Team assistant manager Matthew Kennedy won the Young Player of the Year Award, and Youth Team player Matthew Greer won both the 2nd and Youth Team Player of the Year Awards. Another Youth Team player, Michael Wheatley, was presented with the prestigious Club Merit Award, primarily in gratitude for his much needed work in recruiting Youth Team players.

Other Awards were distributed as follows:- Clubman of the Year to Philip Cowan for his play anywhere attitude and ready help for the Club’s BB Soccer 7’s; Youth Team Top Goalscorer to midfield general, Jony Laverty; and 2nd Team Top Goalscorer to goal poacher supreme, Steven Savage.

The Club also gratefully received its own special presentations to mark its 21st Year Anninversary from the MUFL and Chairman Isaac Gilkinson, and the MUFA and Chairman Alan Willis.

A much needed and successful fundraising Auction of Sporting Memorabilia followed the Dinner and the Club Committee would sincerely thank all those who contributed. Among the prize lots was a framed limited edition print portrait of David Healy, signed by both David and the Artist, Adrian Wright.

To conclude the night, the Club made special presentations to retiring and thanked Youth Team Manager Andrew Heasley, and the various Special Guests.

LBBOB Euro 2008 Competition Results

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Thanks to organiser Iain Uprichard and all entrants and congratulations to the winners.


LBBOB's own G.A.W.A. storm Glasgow for Scotland v NI

The Fab 4 - Toddy, Pete, Costley & Willie - on tour with LBBOB's own G.A.W.A. to see NI draw 0-0 with Scotland at Hampden

Youth Dominate Awards at BBOB Dinner on Sat 31 May 08

(View Gallery for more pics) Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 31 May 2008 at the Seagoe Hotel with a good turnout of over 50 people in attendance. The awards were presented by the very popular Guest Speaker, ex Glenavon manager Terry Nicholson, also a multi medal Irish League winner as a player.

Again, BBOB’s Youth dominated the Awards. In addition to BBOB Youth Team’s own awards, the team’s recent co-managers, Mark Doyle and David Clarke, picked up the 1st Team Player of the Year and Club Young Player of the Year Awards respectively. Another Youth Team Coach, Jony Willis, was presented with the prestigious Club Merit Award, primarily in gratitude for acquiring some sponsorship. Youth Team player Alex Wright also bagged a double in the prize stakes by securing the 2nd Team Player of the Year Award, as well as sharing the 2nd Team Top Goalscorer with another Youth Team player, Darryl Mills.

Other awards were distributed as follows:- Youth Team Player of the Year to wholly deserving and inspirational captain Matthew Kennedy; Clubman of the Year to very affable newcomer Paul Heasley, who excelled on and off the pitch with his morale boosting personality; and 1st Team Top Goalscorer was retained by goal poacher supreme, Steven Savage.

The various prizewinners in the club’s very popular fantasy football competition were announced with the top awards going to outside the club, with only Clive Rainey from within the Club picking up a spot prize. Indeed, it proved a fine evening for Clive Rainey as he also won the competition for a new Northern Ireland shirt, kindly donated by the club’s kit suppliers, NA Sports of Woodhouse Street, Portadown.

To conclude the night, a special presentation was made by Michael Wheatley on behalf of the Club to Guest of Honour, Terry Nicholson.

LBBOB 2005-06 Kit Donated to Senegalese thru Ambassadors

Club donated its 2005-06 team kit to the local Ambassdors in Sport group for some Senegalese people whom the Ambassadors helped on their travels, 25 Jan - 10 Feb 07, with LBBOB's Bryan Archer amongst the team (2nd right).

Youth Team Dominate Awards at BBOB Dinner on Sat 23 June

(View Gallery for more pics) Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 23 June 2007 at Brownlow House with over 60 people in attendance. Excellent Guest Speaker Sid Burrows, a multi medal Irish League winner with many representative honours, presented the awards.

BBOB’s newly formed Youth Team dominated the Awards. As well as the Youth Team’s own awards, their manager Andi Heasley picked up the 1st Team Player of the Year Award and the Club Merit Award for his excellent work with the Youth Team, while Youth Team Players Ricky Treanor and Mark Doyle won the 2nd Team Player of the Year and Club Young Player of the Year Awards respectively.

Special presentations were made to Alvin McDowell and his wife, Wendy, after Alvin amicably stood down as second team manager following ten years in charge. Other awards were distributed as follows:- Youth Team Player of the Year to captain David Clarke; Clubman of the Year was retained by Alan McCartney, who once more excelled on and off the pitch, including more great work with the BB Soccer 7’s; 1st Team Leading Goalscorer to Steven Savage; 2nd Team Leading Goalscorer to Stephen Hewitt; and Youth Team Leading Goalscorer to Alex Wright.

Finally, the various prizewinners in the club’s very popular fantasy football competition were announced with the top awards going to outside the club with only female relations of the club picking up the fourth and fifth prizes by Gema Uprichard and Jennifer Rainey respectively. All entrants were thanked for their support.

Challenge Match: Newcastle-u-Tyne XI 1 LBBOB 4, 28-04-07

Lurgan BBOB made the trip to Newcastle upon Tyne for the weekend and played a local Newcastle XI. After an entertaining contest in which BBOB led narrowly by 1-0 at the break, they returned home victorious with a hard earned 4-1 win. See Gallery for Pics & Comments.

Decor Cup Fnl: Downshire Yth 3 LBBOB Yth 1 (ET) 25-04-07

Youth suffered the agony of a 3-1 defeat after extra-time to league leaders, Downshire, under the lights at Mourneview Park. Youth took the lead on half-time when Lutton’s drive was glanced into the net by David Clarke’s head. Downshire equalised late on. A great effort by Youth in their first season. See Gallery for Pics & Comments.

Next Up for the LBBOB N.A. Sports BB Soccer 7s

FINALS - Sat 14 Ap - U14: 7th Portadown 3-1 Bluestone, U18: Knocknamuckley 2-0 7th Portadown
Recent ResultsSEMI-FINALS - Tue 03 Ap - U14: 7th P'down 1-0 Ahorey, U18: K'muckley 4-3 Tartar'n
SEMI-FINALS - Thu 05 Ap - U14: 1st Lurgan A 4-4 B'stone (0-2pens), U18: B'stone 2-2 7th P'down (0-2pens)
Follow link to 7's website for further coverage

Division 2: Lurgan BBOB 3 Cookstown Harps 3, 14-04-07

Lurgan BBOB hosted highflying Cookstown Harps and after a thrilling open game in which BBOB conceded a first minute goal before leading 3-1, the match eventually ended with Cookstown securing a fortuitous 3-3 draw courtesy of two late goals.

Congrats & Best Wishes to Fab Four on Selection to MUJL Team

Club congratulations and best wishes to Fab Four of David Clarke, Matt Clarke, Mark Doyle and Araon Willis on their selection to the MUJL Select Team. MUJL also considered other BBOB players. The MUJL Select Team face a Scottish team at Clyde's ground while staying in Glasgow's Swallow Hotel 20-22 April 2007.

MUJL Millar Cup: Lurgan BBOB Youth 2 Camlough Rovers 1, 10-03-07

Lurgan BBOB Youth, almost back to full strength albeit with stand-in goalkeeper Ricky Treanor, hosted Camlough Rovers in the league stage of the Millar Cup and after a controlled display in which they went 1-0 up and 2-1 by half-time with an impressive brace of goals from Alex Wright, they saw out the match for a deserved 2-1 victory.

MUJL Millar Cup: Lurgan BBOB Youth 3 Banbridge Town Youth 4, 03-03-07

Lurgan BBOB Youth hosted high flyers Banbridge Town Youth in the league stage of the Millar Cup and after going 4-1 behind following some errors, BBOB threatened to salvage something from the game with late strikes by Stephen Lutton and Matthew Kennedy but in the end just lost 4-3.

Reserve 2: Seagoe II 0 Lurgan BBOB II 4, 17-02-07

With their full squad available, Lurgan BBOB ll travelled to Seagoe II and recorded a fine four goal victory, attacking right from the start and throughout to go 2-0 up by half-time before ending up 4-0 winners.

Division 2: Ardmore Rovers 4 Lurgan BBOB 2, 03-02-07

Lurgan BBOB travelled to similarly placed mid table Ardmore Rovers and despite playing some good football at times BBOB also showed some fragility after throwing away a comfortable 2-1 lead quite late on to eventually finish 4-2 losers.

Division 2: Derriaghy Village 4 Lurgan BBOB 1, 27-01-07

Lurgan BBOB travelled to Lisburn to face lower placed Derriaghy Village full of hope for a good result but perhaps this was misplaced complacency as after twenty minutes, following a mixture of injury, inept defensive play, and poor refereeing, BBOB were 3-0 down and never recovered to eventually lose 4-1.

IFA Youth Cup: LBBOB Y 3 Lisburn Distillery Y 3 (2-4pens) 27-01-07

Remarkably in their debut season, Lurgan BBOB Youth hosted Lisburn Distillery Youth for a place in the quarter finals of the Harry Cavan Youth Cup with both teams producing a fantastic game of football. Although BBOB led 1-0 for most of the game they had to show great character to equalise right at the end of normal time and extra-time for a 3-3 scoreline before Distillery eventually won the dreaded penalty shootout 4-2.

Division 2: Lurgan BBOB 0 Scarva Rangers 2, 20-01-07

Lurgan BBOB hosted promotion challengers Scarva Rangers on a very heavy pitch and credit to both teams as they tried to play good football but in the end it was Scarva who took the spoils with a 2-0 win courtesy of an own goal and a penalty-kick in the first half.

Reserve 2: Goodyear II 1 Lurgan BBOB II 1, 20-01-07

Lurgan BBOB II made the short trip to higher placed local rivals Goodyear II and came away with a creditable 1-1 draw, thanks to an Alex Wright goal.

Division 2: Lurgan BBOB 2 Taghnevan Harps 1, 06-01-07

Lurgan BBOB hosted local rivals Taghnevan Harps after a long Christmas break and both teams showed early rustiness before BBOB took a 2-0 half time lead with a Mark Emerson brace, while Taghnevan pulled a goal back late on but BBOB held on to record a fine 2-1 win in a fiercely contested match.

Reserve 2: Oxford United II 0 Lurgan BBOB II 2,06-01-07

Lurgan BBOB II made the short trip to higher placed local rivals Oxford United II and played out a goalless first half before BBOB's Glenn Patterson scored a fine second half brace of goals, including one fantastic individual strike, to secure BBOB a deserved 2-0 victory.

MUJL Decor Cup SF: LBBOB Yth 1 Lurgan Celtic Yth 0, 06-01-07

Lurgan BBOB Youth hosted the Decor Cup Semi-Final against high flying Lurgan Celtic Youth and after an evenly matched but goalless first half, BBOB's Aaron Willis scored a fine breakthrough goal on 70 minutes to secure a spirited BBOB their final place against Downshire Youth or Dunmurry Rec Youth.

Booking Fast for Newcastle/Sunderland Trip of 27-29 April

Booking fast for Annual trip for those over 18, with several now committed and deposits paid, again this year to Newcastle, from 27-29 April 2007. Currently, rock bottom flight prices of £60 for this weekend. To play match and see Sunderland v promotion rivals, Burnley and their big NI contingent, with possibilities of little extras through our Sunderland contact. Sunderland's last home game of the season when hopefully they'll be chasing promotion after Roy Keane's expected January spending spree. £50 deposits needed for Tue 9 Jan 2007.

Married Men Win Boxing Day Kickabout

Again, the more experienced team triumphed in the Annual Boxing Day Match when the Married Men won 5-0 in a fiercely contested 13-a-side match with a good festive atmosphere.

Division 2: Armagh Celtic 5 Lurgan BBOB 4, 16-12-06

Lurgan BBOB travelled to in form, Armagh Celtic, who have been unbeaten in the league since August and after a great advert for Mid Ulster football in which the teams shared nine goals, Celtic eventually came out 5-4 winners despite BBOB leading three times during the match.

Reserve 2: Lurgan BBOB II 0 Bourneview II 3, 16-12-06

Lurgan BBOB II hosted high flyers Bourneview II and after dominating the first hour but failing to score with their numerous chances BBOB II paid a harsh penalty when they conceded three late goals to lose 3-0, although on a positive note they were boosted by promising substitute debuts of two new young signings.

Mid-Ulster Juv Lge: Downshire Youth 4 Lurgan BBOB Yth 2, 16-12-06

Lurgan BBOB Youth travelled to league leaders Dromore Youth and after a shocking 1st half display they were 4-0 down by half-time but rallied in the 2nd half to show what they can do, even against the leaders, as they pulled the final score back to 4-2.

Reserve 2: Lurgan BBOB II 2 Blackers Mill II 1, 09-12-06

Lurgan BBOB II hosted Blackers Mill II and after a good team performance on quite a heavy pitch BBOB secured a comfortable 2-1 victory with Blackers Mill only scoring a late consolation goal in reply to a fine brace of goals from skipper Gary Harvey.

Mid-Ulster Juv Lge: Dromore Youth 3 Lurgan BBOB Youth 1, 09-12-06

Lurgan BBOB Youth travelled to Dromore Youth and after totally dominating the first half with numerous attacks they only managed to go in level on 1-1 at the break and then in the second half somehow managed to contrive to eventually lose the match 3-1 to really only three Dromore attacks, as well as only playing against ten men for the latter part.

Division 2: Lurgan Institute 2 Lurgan BBOB 2, 02-12-06

Lurgan BBOB travelled to local rivals Lurgan Institute without their normal front three and still managed to go 2-1 up by half-time before eventually drawing 2-2 in a well contested match, on a very sticky pitch, played in blustery conditions.

Mid-Ulster Juv Lge: Lurgan BBOB Youth 2 Lisburn Rg Yth 2, 02-12-06

Lurgan BBOB Youth hosted mid table Lisburn Rangers Youth in the literal game of two halves as Lisburn took a worthy 2-0 half-time lead before BBOB came storming back in the second half to record a deserved 2-2 draw, with BBOB even having a late penalty kick saved to deny them victory.

Division 2: Tullyvallen 3 Lurgan BBOB 2, 25-11-06

Lurgan BBOB travelled to Tullyvallen and in quite a physical game where the lead exchanged hands, BBOB eventually lost out very unfortunately to an injury time goal in a final scoreline of 3-2, this after a BBOB penalty-kick for a 2-0 half-time lead had hit the post.

Stephen Hewitt's Team Wins LBBOB Quiz Night on 18 November 2006

Another super Annual Club Quiz & Meal Night, with close to 50 people in attendance, saw Stephen Hewitt's team win by the narrowest of half point margins after nearly 100 very varied questions set by excellent Quiz Master Darrell McCullough.

Division 2: Taghnevan Harps 1 Lurgan BBOB 2, 11-11-06

Lurgan BBOB made the short trip to local rivals Taghnevan Harps on a rain sodden windy day when both teams deserved credit for serving up a decent football match. BBOB also produced a great team effort to go 2-0 up before Taghnevan scored a late goal, but BBOB deservedly held on to win 2-1 for their first points off Taghnevan in five attempts.

Big Hello from Stevie Reid in the Southern Hemisphere

Stevie Reid, who left us for his travels in September, has contacted us with an update on his news from the Southern Hemisphere. He writes, "Having a great time away here, still in Chile, helping to build a church with some guys from America and a fairly young missionary from Northern Ireland and it has been a lot of fun. Heading to New Zealand next, still not sure when I will be back exactly as my tickets are very flexible and have already postponed several flights...Tell everyone I said hi and good luck to you all!". The club continues to wish Stevie well and thanks him for his continued help on the website, even from another part of the world!

IFA Youth Cup R2: LBBOB Yth 2 Enniskillen Rgs Res 1, aet, 04-11-06

Lurgan BBOB Youth hosted Enniskillen Rangers Youth in the Second Round of the Irish Youth Cup and after a great effort came back from 1-0 down at half-time to eventually win 2-1 with a dramatically retaken penalty in extra time to book a Third Round tie at home to either Donegal Celtic Youth or Lisburn Distillery Youth.

Reserve Division 2: LBBOB II 3 Armagh Celtic Colts 4, 04-11-06

Lurgan BBOB II hosted high flying Armagh Celtic Colts in the league and after a seven goal thriller, in which BBOB led 2-1 and 3-2 in the second half, BBOB eventually suffered a disappointing 4-3 loss.

LBBOB Secure New Kit Sponsorship Deal with AMK

Club finalised new kit sponsorship deal on 30 June 2006 with AMK for Youth Team, 1's & 2's - trendy new Hummel design.

Lynne Topley wins Jony Willis' Footy Trivia Firesde Quiz

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Lynne Topley scooped first prize, Geoff McMullen second and Jennifer Rainey third as drawn at the LBBOB Annual Dinner on Sat 24 June 2006 by the Special Guest, Loughgall's goalscoring midfielder Alain Emerson. Over 100 entries were received with 31 correct. Thanks to Jony Willis for organising and to all who supported.

Stevie Magennis wins Dino's World Cup Draw

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Stevie Magennis scooped first prize as announced at the LBBOB Annual Dinner on Sat 24 June 2006, a day after all first round and relevant World Cup matches were completed. Incredibly, Stevie predicted 16 results exactly correct. Thanks to Iain "Dino" Uprichard for organising and to all who supported.

Skippers Bag Top Prizes at LBBOB Dinner on Sat 24 June

(View Gallery for Photos) Lurgan BBOB held their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 24 June 2006 at the Seagoe Hotel with around 60 people in attendance. The excellent Guest Speaker, Loughgall’s goalscoring midfielder Alain Emerson, accompanied by his wife, Lindsay, presented the awards.

It was a night to remember for the skippers as first team captain Mark Emerson picked up the Player of the Year Award and the current skipper for the second team, Steven Calvert, won the 2nd Team Player of the Year Award.

Special presentations were made to Brian Matthews and his wife, Paddi, after Brian amicably stood down as first team manager following six years in charge. Other awards were distributed as follows:- Young Player of the Year to Barry Quinn; Merit Award to Stephen Reid who has established an excellent club website, www.lurganbbob.com; Clubman of the Year to Alan McCartney, who again excelled on and off the pitch, including more great work with the BB Soccer 7’s; 1st Team Leading Goalscorer to Iain Wilson; and 2nd Team Leading Goalscorer to Alex Wright.

Finally, the winners of the three fundraising competitions for which all entrants were thanked were established. None of these winners came from within the club and indeed the ladies enjoyed some success. The winners were Sharon Bloomer for the Fantasy Football; Lynne Topley for the Footy Trivia Quiz; and Steve Magennis for the World Cup Competition which also saw his Lurgan Celtic team mate Martin Rogers scoop second prize.

Congrats to Lurgan on Winning NI BB Inter Battalion Cup Final

In an amazing repeat of last year's NI BB Inter Battalion Under 18 Cup Final, Lurgan again beat Portadown, this time at Tandragree Rec with a 5-3 scoreline. Lurgan had many LBBOB players, including goalscorer Ashley Gregg, excellent goalkeeper Matthew Clarke, Mark Aubrey, Darryl Mills, Ricky Treanor, Alex Wright, Robbie Beattie, Alex Clifford and David Todd. The club congratulates Lurgan Battalion and its management team of George McMurray and Alvin McDowell on winning the prestigious trophy.

Club Appoint New Management and Secretary at AGM on 8 June

At the Lurgan BBOB AGM on Thursday 8 June 2006 Maurice Johnston was appointed First Team Manager with Geoffrey Davison joining him on the Management Team. Alvin McDowell happily stays as Second Team Manager and likewise Stanley Lutton and Peter Rusk remain to assist either team. Mervyn Wheatley was also appointed to Maurice's old role as Club Secretary. This was all after the club thanked Brian Matthews for his service over the last 6 years as manager, a position from which Brian amicably stood down.

Formation of LBBOB Youth Team Rubberstamped at AGM

With much youth at the club, good connections with local BB's and the unfortunate demise of local Under 18 BB leagues, and a lot of enthusiasm, the formation of a Lurgan BBOB Under 18 Team was rubberstamped at the AGM. The team is to compete in the Mid-Ulster Juvenile League and the personnel overseeing this includes Andi Heasley, Jony Willis and Peter Rusk, with the full support of the Club's Committee. Any players interested are welcome to approach the club.

LBBOB Golf Day Goes Well on 26 May at Lurgan

Thanks to club's Stephen Richardson and Stanley Lutton, Lurgan BBOB Golf Day for its members went very well, with about a dozen turning out to enjoy the event in Lurgan. Plans are afoot to organise another with perhaps a meal included.

LBBOB's 6 Game Unbeaten Run Ends at Ardmore on 16 May

After 5 wins and a draw in their last 6 games Lurgan BBOB lost at Ardmore Rovers in their final game of the season which had little at stake. Ardmore won by a flattering 3-0 scoreline courtesy of two late goals as BBOB dominated the second half but just couldn't find the net. Young Stephen Lutton did well on his first start for the first team.

LBBOB Extend Unbeaten Run Further With Win v Stute on 9 May

In a very one sided match against a young Lurgan Institute in an away match at Kernan, Lurgan BBOB triumphed 4-1 but missed an abundance of chances which could have proved costly as at one stage in the second half Institute drew level at 1-1 with a dubious penalty. BBOB's goals came from a stunning strike by the again impressive Clive Rainey, Ricky Gault and two for young substitute Stephen Lutton with his first goals for the first team.

LBBOB Extend Unbeaten Run on 6 May with 1-1 Draw v Scarva

Lurgan BBOB extended their unbeaten run in all games to five with a 1-1 draw at home to Scarva Rangers who had taken the lead with a dubious penalty-kick award before Ashley Gregg equalised late on in the first half.

LBBOB II Celebrate Safety on 3 May with 6-2 Win @ PBBOB

Now secure in Reserve Divsion 2, LBBOB II celebrated their safety in style with an emphatic 6-2 win at Portadown BBOB II. In front of an official female referee for BBOB's first time, Steven Calvert really impressed with a fine hat-trick, while Stephen Reid, Alan Magill and Alex Wright scored the other goals. The latter two now share LBBOB II Top Goalscorer Award.

LBBOB Secure Division 2 Safety on 2 May with 5-2 Win v Inst

LBBOB sealed their Division 2 safety with a home win over Lurgan Institute. BBOB led 4-1 at the interval and despite a spirited effort by Institute against a less motivated BBOB in the second half BBOB secured a 5-2 victory. Goalscorers were Barry Quinn, Maurice Johnston, Ashley Gregg twice and Derek Wilson.

LBBOB Triumph 4-2 in Newcastle upon Tyne on 29 April

LBBOB made a weekend trip to Newcastle upon Tyne and played a Newcastle University XI. After an entertaining game in which BBOB conceded first, they returned home victorious with a 4-2 win. Goalscorers were Mark Emerson, Steven Calvert, Alex Clifford and Geoff Williamson. See Gallery for Pics & Comments.

LBBOB Battle Back to Beat Lurgan Utd 3-2 on 25 April

After losing 2-1 to Lurgan United with only twenty minutes to go LBBOB made some substitutions that led to them scoring two goals in the last 15 minutes to win the game 3-2. Goalscorers were Ricky Gault and a brace from Barry Quinn, including a late winner from the penalty spot.

LBBOB II Draw 3-3 at White City II on 22 April

Although leading 3-1 at one stage Lurgan BBOB II returned from White City II with a 3-3 draw. The three first half goals were scored by Ian Wilson, Ricky Treanor and Alex Wright.

LBBOB Beat Leaders, While 2's Lose to Their Leaders on 15 April

Lurgan BBOB, who have had a poor run of results lately, travelled to league leaders Killicomaine Blues and after a cracking match caused quite a shock when they won a seven goal thriller by the odd goal in a well merited 4-3 victory. In a match that ebbed and flowed, BBOB's goalscorers were Bryan Archer, Derek Wilson, Iain Wilson and Clive Rainey, whose winning goal came in the dying minutes. Meanwhile, BBOB II lost 4-1 at their league leaders Killymoon Rangers with Alan Dowey scoring BBOB's goal.

1's Foster Cup Quarter Final win on Camera


Emo Goal Record as BBOB Progress In Shield on Saturday 26 November

Mark Emerson set a new record of 122 goals for BBOB as the skipper scored the third goal in his team's 3-0 win against Cookstown Olympic Colts to progress to Round 4 and the last 16 of the Ivan Marshall National Windcreens Mid-Ulster Shield. One of the again impressive youngsters, Barry Quinn, scored the other two goals with a brace of penalties, while goalkeeper Will MacLaughlin was in fine form to record his first clean sheet for BBOB. Meanwhile, BBOB II played well at high flying Hanover II, but still went down 3-1 with their goal coming from an og and Hanover only scoring a third goal in the dying minutes.

Lurgan BBOB Overview

Lurgan Boys Brigade Old Boys FC (LBBOB) was formed in 1988 by members who had become too old for the Boys Brigade (BB), a youth organisation which is open to all boys. LBBOB strives to continue its steady development, on and off the pitch. Its now two teams have risen to their respective upper divisions in the Mid-Ulster League, winning trophies along the way. The club is innovative in its approach, publishing a news sheet and in fundraising, including a popular fantasy football competition. In recent years LBBOB have integrated more closely with local BB companies, culminating in the establishment of running an innovative floodlit soccer 7’s league and coaching for Upper Bann BB companies. LBBOB aims to develop further as a club, assisted by the continuation of its youth measures.

More Sales of Tracksuits & Polo Shirts

Follwing sales of the first batch and by popular demand, sales oders extended for latest club tracksuits and polo shirts. On sale with full colour embroidered club crest, very competitively priced at £40 and £15 respectively. If interested, please approach club secretary.

IFA Coaching Awards

Those interested in obtaining the starting point IFA Coaching Award, that for mini soccer, please inform a Committee Member asap in order to pass names onto our Club President who has been liasing with IFA. £25 per person (club may assist) for 1 night per week for 4 weeks. With IFA, club will look to run locally for members.

Challenge Match: Glasgow BBOB XI 4 Lurgan BBOB XI 5, 05-03-05
Lurgan BBOB took a break from league action to travel to Scotland to face a Glasgow BBOB XI and returned home 5-4 victors after coming from 2-0 down.

Lurgan started very poorly and soon found themselves 2-0 behind which could have been more but for great defending by Barry Quinn. They then upped their play and scored when Maurice Johnston ran onto an Ashley Gregg pass. The locals equalised just before the break when Clive Rainey’s strong run was ended in a foul and Stephen Hewitt duly dispatched a penalty.

BBOB improved in the second half, scoring two early goals. Philip Cowan converted a Gregg cross, then Gregg scored himself when he latched onto a Bryan Archer through ball and dinked the ball over the goalkeeper. Three late goals were then scored with David Fenn’s goal for Lurgan sandwiched between two goals for Glasgow as the locals finished 5-4 winners. The result put the locals in good form at a club meal that night as they analysed their game and an SPL match they also attended.

Sponsorship

We Would also like to take this opportunity to thank our shirt sponsor for this year AMK.

We would also like to point out that we are always looking for match sponsors and anyone looking to make a contribution toward the club or even advertise on this website should get in touch.