Loughside Welcomes Lammack Juniors to Belfast.

On Saturday the 30th of March Loughside were very privileged and honoured to host Lammack Juniors Football Club from Blackburn, who are part of the Blackburn Community Sports Club, to Loughside. 

We had matches against there Under 14s, 16s, and mini-soccer squad and they also brought along an Under 15 girls team who played Lisburn Ladies as we don't have any girls team at present.  The matches were all played with a great friendly atmosphere with two of the matches actually going to penalties to decide the winners.  We then took all teams up to Brantwood Football club for some  food and hospitality  and a few presentations.

I would like to take this opportunity  to Thank Brantwood Football Club for the free use of their facilities for this occasion.  

A great day was had by all and to quote Nigel, the Blackburn chairman,

"Hi Joe, just a quick text to say a very big thank you to everyone at your club. Your hospitality was fantastic and very much appreciated and helped make it such a great weekend. You are welcome over to us in August. Thanks again Nigel"

Once again Loughside has done our community proud and as chairman I would like to congratulate our members for all the hard and voluntary work they are doing.

Well done everyone!


All pictures of the matches HERE


19s Coach Lee Greer and Stacy McCann tie the knot.

A big congratulations from all at Loughside go out to one of our Under 19s coaches, Lee Greer as this Saturday the 15th September Lee ties the knot with his long time sweetheart Stacy McCann.

Stacy is the daughter of one of Lee's partners in crime on the 19s coaching team, Jim McCann who is also on the Loughside Committee.  A marriage made for Loughside you might say so Lee will be with us for a long time lol.

A wise man once said

"Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy"


"In marriage, as in war, it is permitted to take every advantage of the enemy."

We would just like to say ...

Take it easy on him Stacy lol we need him at the club.

Best wishes for the future to Lee and Stacy From everyone at Loughside Football Club.


Congratulations to Staffy Ward on becoming a Grandad yet again.  Our congratulations also go to his son Colin and Alison who became the proud parents of a 9lb 2oz bouncing baby boy.

Staffy may get the coaching cap on early now.

Hoping everything went well and all is fine with mother and child from All at Loughside Football Club.




Sport NI – NI Coaching Children Day Conference


“Inspiring the future of Sport”

On Monday the 03rd September our chair Philip McCann and Vice-chair Edward Adair attended the conference at Jordanstown University were they attended a short seminar on the Coaching the Whole Child – Multiple Outcome Coaching given by Sergio Lara-Bercial and then between them attended and participated in four workshops on

  • Inspiring a Passion for Sport:
    • Creating a Positive Environment for Children’s sport.
  • Communicating With Children
    • Excellent Coaching Practice
  • Child Learning
    • Coaching Process & Planning
  • The Fundamentals of Movement.

They have brought a lot of interesting points back to the club.

Loughside Drugs Prevention Cup 2012

Tournament report.

Loughside Annual Tournament Fixtures and results...

Monday's Fixtures    Tuesday's Fixtures    Wednesday's Fixtures    Thursday's Fixtures    11s & 12s Fixtures Saturday

13s & 14s Fixtures Saturday

Tournament photos

Teams who took part this year.

4th Newtownabbey, Abbey Villa, Albert Foundry,Apex,Basement, Berlin Swifts,Cavehill Colts, Cregagh Wanderers, Glendowen, Holywood, Newhill,Newington, Sirocco Works, South Belfast, St. Mary’s, St. Oliver Plunkett.

We would like to thank all the teams for entering the Loughside FC Drugs Prevention Cup 2012.

As usual the tournament was a great success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our funders in Belfast City Council, FASA and the PSNI. Over the week there was lots of good football played as well as people making lots of new friends. The atmosphere at our annual preseason friendly tournament is always good fun with lots of banter. Some new teams here for the very first time as well as the regulars who would never miss. St. Mary’s came out on top by winning four cups and two plates over the different age groups followed by ourselves who win one cup and five plates. Berlin Swifts successfully defended their title in the senior section, Newington outshone in the 19s section with winning every game without conceding a goal and in our youngest section Glendowan won the cup and Newhill won the plate and it was both their first year. Well done to all the teams who took part for making it a great success and we would also like to thank local politician Guy Spence from the DUP for presenting the trophies on the Thursday night to the older teams. Guy was an ex Loughside player himself.

Abbey Villa at Under 13s were attending the tournament for the first time and a Quote from their coaches Paul and Mark “ absolutely loved it and the kids had a great time fantastically run tournament and would hope to be invited back next year and also maybe some more of our teams! Well done Loughside!”

Thanks Paul and Mark from all at Loughside, means a lot.

As you are aware FASA has been a partner of the tournament during that last 3 years promoting their initiative “Give Drugs the Red Card”.  This initiative is about encouraging coaches to gain a better understanding of drugs and alcohol use and provide support both coaches and players.  FASA are offering training to any clubs who wish to avail of this training (minimum number of 15), If clubs have a small number of coaches they can join with other clubs.  The training will last for approx 5 hours delivered over 2 nights or 1 day this training can be provided to suit the needs of the clubs at any time and venue.

If you are interested receiving this training, please contact me and I will forward your details onto FASA.


Philip Joe McCann 078 6866 6993