Belfast Telegraph

Championship: Around the grounds

By Keith Bailie

Northern Ireland's Junior International team have made a number of changes to their original line-up for this week's Quadrangular Tournament in Limerick.

Distillery goalkeeper Robert Robinson has come into the side to provide an alternative to Steven McKay, while Miguel Chines, John Boyce, Stephen Cockcroft and Daniel Ryan have also been called into Harry McConkey's squad.

Gary Haveron dropped out after becoming manager of Carrick Rangers.

Four of Saturday's Belfast Telegraph Championship One games have been called off due to the Quadrangular Tournament. Knockbreda v Ballyclare Comrades, Larne v Institute, Loughgall v Dundela and Lisburn Distillery v Carrick Rangers have all been postponed.

Institute are in mourning after the death of former kitman and committee member Ralph McClements who passed away last week.

Club chairman Keith McElhinney said: “I was shocked to hear the sad news of the sudden passing of Ralph McClements.

“As chairman of the club, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the whole McClements family. Ralph was a good friend and a tireless worker for the club during his many years on the committee.

“His wife Violet also helped out a lot at the club, and daughter Lyndsey and son Ryan would also have been well known to everyone at Stute. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this very sad time.”

Annagh United have opened their new 3G pitch at their ground on the Tandragee Road.

The club will train on the new surface and use it for youth and reserve matches. The club installed the pitch with help from Sport NI. They've also installed a new set of floodlights.

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