Belfast Telegraph

Championship: Around The Grounds, November 23

By Keith Bailie

Lisburn Distillery are set to hold an important meeting on Monday, December 1 in their social club, to announce plans of the redevelopment of New Grosvenor.

In a statement, the club said: “The club will be holding a meeting in the social club on Monday December 1, in order to provide an update on the clubs plans for future ground development.

"Since our last meeting a number of months ago, there has been progress been made behind the scenes in relation to the proposed development of the playing surface and facilities at the ground, and the directors now feel they are in a position to provide a relevant update.

“It is hoped that draft plans and a 3D drawing of the proposed development will be on hand on the night and we would encourage all supporters who are wishing to be involved in the project, and indeed the future progress of the club, to attend.

"The meeting will start at 7.45pm and will last for approximately 90 minutes.”


Bangor received a civil reception at Bangor Town Hall to congratulate them on their Intermediate Cup success last May. The Mayor Peter Martin hosted the reception with the full Bangor team in attendance. If the Seasiders maintain their current form it won't be their last trip to the Town Hall.


Ards are seeking new investment. The club have asked anybody who would like to either become a director or to invest in the club to come forward.

Club chairman Brian Adams said: “We would like to hear from individuals interested in becoming directors of Ards Football Club.

“The club wishes to hear from those willing to invest in the football club and join a hard-working board of directors, helping to continue the progression of the club both on the field and in the community.”


Sport & Leisure Swifts will play their first ever Steel & Sons Cup semi-final on Monday, December 1. Their opponents will be Harland & Wolff Welders and the match will be played at Seaview. The winners will face either Ards or Carrick Rangers on Christmas Day, who play each other on Friday, November 28 at the same venue. Ards will be without the suspended Craig McMillen. Both semi-finals will kick-off at 7.45pm.


Belfast Telegraph Championship clubs will enter the Intermediate Cup at the third round stage. The draw for the the third round will take place on Monday, November 24 and the games will be played on December 13.      

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