Belfast Telegraph

Championship: Around the grounds

Bangor are edging closer to completing their new artificial pitch at Clandeboye Park. The Park understands that the club hope their first game on their new 3G surface will be against Lurgan Celtic in the League Cup on October 8, but there is still some work to do.

Carrick Rangers received a boost this week when their renowned supporters club Spirit of 76, donated £3,000 to the football club. The hard-working Spirit of 79 club are seeking new members. Membership costs £30 for adults and £5 for children.

Lisburn Distillery have appointed coach Andy Harwood as their Academy co-ordinator. Academy chairman Ged Irwin said: “Andy has an impressive CV but also impressed us with his vision for the youth set-up and his attitude to helping us take the Academy to the next level and build on our recent success.”

Donegal Celtic have set up a new website to keep their fans informed. You can keep up to date with the Hoops on

Institute legend Billy Gillespie was in a ceremony in Kerrykeel last week. A plague was unveiled in memory of the Irish International who played for Institute, Leeds and Sheffield United.

PSNI forward Peter Steele has started the new season in fine form. Steele won the club's August Player of the Month Award. The former Glentoran and Cliftonville forward faced competition from midfielder Ryan Berry, who is said to be having a steady season.

Chimney Corner coach Kyle Rendall has quit the club. He will now take over as manager over Dromara Village.

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