Tristar Foyle Cup 2017 Round Up

Tristar’s Foyle Cup Parade 2017

U9 (2008/9)

Honours – Tristar 13th from 48
Tristar Juniors –  37th from 48
Tristar Colts – Globe Winners 

Tristar Boys Juniors got their 1st taste of Foyle Cup football. The young 2009s playing a year up started their 1st match against very well drill Coleraine Fc. Tristar started well trying to press the ball high up the pitch. They had a couple of chance but couldn’t take them. Then in a space of a few minutes Coleraine scored a few quick goals. At half time the boys refocused and played the better football in the second half but just couldnt break down Coleraines defence.
Match finished 6-0
Next up was Hillsborough Boys.
This really was a game of chances. Both teams created about the same amount of chances but Hillsborough were more clinical in front of goal. In saying that Tristar scored the goal of the game with some nice work down the right and a great cross which was finished of withba nice volley. Tristar also brought the best out of the Hillsborough goalkeeper who had 2 wonder saves.
Match finished 5-1
Today’s scorelines truly didn’t reflect the effort the wee team put in. The coaches and parents are extremely proud of this punch and role on tomorrow to see what it brings.

Tristar Juniors (2009s) today took on Sion Swifts in the Foyle Cup. The boys won the game 3-0 and this was their 1st ever victory in the competition. They were captained by Caoimhin McCool who lead by example today giving everything for his team and controlling the midfield. From the first whistle Tristar were on the attack with the pace of Curran, Fitzpatrick and Tiernan causing Sion problems. Sion had a few half chances but these were dealt with by Keeney and Smith at the back. To Sions credit they held out to halftime. The second half started the same as the first and now McCafferty was supporting the wingers with passes for them to run onto. Tristar finally got the goal their play deserved when Fitzpatrick finished off a nice build up from the left side. Sion came right back at the Tristar team but for a great 1 on 1 save from Mckay to keep the young team in front. From that Deane and Morrison took over. Deane scored 2. 1 which was assisted by Morrison after some nice play from the attacker. Today the boys got everything their hard work deserved. Well done boys.

Today the Juniors had two more games in their group. First up was the eventual group winners Kilmac Academy. Before this game Kilmac had 100% winning record. This was not the case after the match as the young Tristar team gave them a great game. The match started off with Tristar in the attack and 1 of these attacks led to a corner. The corner was delivered to Caoimhin McCool who calmly finished it from out side the box. Tristar then gained more confidence and were a match for their older rivals. They then got a deserved 2 goal from a deflected cross. This gave Kilmac more need to push forward and they got 1 back and started to put the pressure on. The wee team held out hell and were excellent at the back. But with only a few minutes left Kilmac hit a long range shot which just beat the keeper. The last seconds of the match Tristar had 1 more chance but couldnt take it. This was a great match to watch and 2-2 was a great result for the Juniors.
Next came Lagan Harps. This match finished 3 0 to Lagan but for only the last few minutes the Juniors were in the game. They came in at halftime 1 0 down but probably had the better of the play. In the second half it was the defenders for Tristar who showed their worth with some great last minute tackles and clearances. But as the team pushed for an equaliser Lagan scored 2 more late goals.
Over the past 3 days the boys have played some great football which has been recognised by their opponents. None more than the Coleraine coach who came over after the Kilmac match to talk to the boys and tell them how impressed he was with the young team.
They have finished 5th and will play Lagan Harps Colts tomorrow in the Vase competition.

Tristar Juniors were today beat in the quarter final of the Vase competition by a good Lagan Harps Colts team. The score finished 2-0 and the boys gave it a really good go and were always in the match.
After this the boys then played a place match against Carn FC and the boys turned on the style in this one winning 4-1. With goals from Fitzpatrick, Curran, Morrison and Deane. Tomorrow they have another place match against Mountjoy United at 1pm in Aileach. Big thanks to all the parents and supporters this week.

Tristar Juniors finish their 1st Foyle Cup in a thriller against Mountjoy Utd. Tristar won the match 4-3. The boys started the match a bit slow and could not get their passing game going. Mountjoy took advantage of this and with a quick break took the lead. This only woke the young team up and they started to play their football. A great through ball to Tiernan saw the striker 1 on 1 with the keeper and he finished well. Tiernan then put his team in front with a shot into the top corner after a great pass form Morrison. Mountjoy then regrouped and were putting the pressure on and got an equalizer they could have took the lead but for a fine save by McKay who got down low and pushed a shot around his post. The second half was a different story Tristar took conrtol and with McCool and then Fitzpatrick in the middle they were solid. Curran and Morrison were a threat all the time on the wings and creating. The Juniors got their 3rd goal from some persistent pressure which allowed McCool to shoot from just inside the box and get his goal. With Keeney and McCafferty supporting the wingers from defence Tristar were able to make the pitch big and use the space. Tristars 4th came from a freekick and what a goal this was. Smith took the free and passed the ball right to Deane who turned and it a volley right into the corner of the net. Mountjoy got a late 3rd but it was Tristar who were the victors today. After the match the referee picked Deanes goal as the best he had seen all week. The boys finished the week with a record of, P8 W3 D1 L4 Scoring 14 goals.

U9 (2008)

Tristar’s under 9s squad had a fantastic Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup.

The week started off on Monday with victories over a young Pheonix and a spirited Illistrin Colts side.   Tuesday saw the boys take part in the Parade which took its toll as they lost later that night to a strong competitive Sion Swifts side.  Wednesday saw the team take on table toppers Limavady.  This was a tightly fought affair with Tristar coming out on top with a 1 nil victory.  The referee said after the game that it was the best game of football he had seen so far at the Foyle Cup.  Up next was.the final group game against a very young Corinthians side who to their credit battled to the very end of the game and were a credit to their club.  The group was eventually decided by goal difference and unfortunately the boys ended up in 2nd place.

The quarter final of the plate saw the boys play local side Maiden City Academy.  A very tight match which went from end to end.  Unfortunately the dreaded penalty shoot out went against us.  Ballinammallard was up next for the team and they overcame the disappointed of the penalty shoot out to record a fine 3 1 victory to put them into the 13/14th playoff.

In the playoff game the boys came up against Irish league Academy side Coleraine.  A great game took place in excellent conditions in Aileach.  The boys played some their finest football of the tournament to finish 13th out of 48 teams.

U9 (2008) Colts

What a brilliant week this turned out to be for the Tristar Colts side participating in their first Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup.
The side had a difficult group with defeats against Milford, Culmore, Glen Rovers and Mountjoy United.  The final game saw the Colts come from 3 down to draw the game.  Although the group proved difficult the Colts can count themselves unlucky in 3 of the games  losing by 1 goal.
The boys qualified for the Globe Cup.  It also saw a change of venue from Aileach to Templemore sports complex.  The boys came out.of the changing rooms raring to go and first up was Strabane Colts.  A great game took place with Tristar taking a lead only to be pegged back by the young Strabane side.  A brilliant team goal saw Tristar take the lead again which they held onto and took them into the semi final.
A familiar side awaited them in the semis when local side Don Boscos Colts stood between them and their first ever final.  A great game of football followed with the boys playing in their free flowing style which took them into the final.
Another local rival awaited them in the final.  It was a closely faught affair with Tristar taking a 2 nil lead before Trojans pulled a goal back.  Tristar broke free in the second half to score a third and some excellent goalkeeping and last ditch defending kept Trojans at bay.

An amazing achievement by a great bunch of boys who remained positive all week despite their early setback.  They got their just reward ending up Globe winners one of the 5 trophies available this year.

U10 (2007) – Honours: Cup semi-finalists, finished 4th – brilliant.

Tristar 2007’s start the week with a victory against Illies Celtic. Conor Parke had Tristar one up within minutes after Callum Doherty played him in with a great through ball and the striker made no mistake. Just before half time Tristar doubled their lead when Conor Feeney scored a fine individual goal that his performance deserved. Illies pushed to get back in the game but a good save by Vincent Duddy and solid defending from Luke Bonnar, Darragh Hegarty and Christian Porteous kept Tristar in front. As the game opened up the Illies keeper made a string of top saves to deny Malachy Coyle, Caleb Derges and Lennon Mc Williams. However, after clever play between Derges and Coyle from a corner Aiden Tejada was on hand to fire Tristar further in front and give his team the three points. This was a very hard working team performance from all of the boys in the squad.

Tristar U10’s maintained a 100% record in their group with victories against Hillsboro and Limavady this evening. After falling one behind to Hillsboro, the boys showed great team spirit to get back into the game with Callum Doherty, Luke Bonnar and Caleb Derges driving the team forward. However, the hero of the game was Conor Feeney who came off the bench to score a wonderful hatrick and set the team up for their victory. Lennon Mc Williams scored a late fourth goal to seal the win. In the second game against Limavady, Vincent Duddy pulled off a fabulous save to keep his team level, while Christian Porteous and Malachy Coyle helped ensure a clean sheet for Tristar. After Conor Parke and Aiden Tejada had both tested the Limavady keeper it looked like both sides had settled for a scoreless draw but an audacious effort from Caleb Derges saw the Limavady keeper pull off a great save only for Lennon McWilliams to again follow in and continue his habit of scoring late goals to seal victory to the delight of his team mates.

Tristar U10’s extended their unbeaten run with victories against QPS and Kick Start. Tristar opened the scoring against QPS after clever link up play between Callum Doherty and Conor Parke, released Christian Porteous and the defender fired into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance. Despite Tristar dominating possession, QPS responded well and took a 2-1 lead early in the second half. The final ten minutes saw an excellent Tristar comeback that was engineered by hat-trick hero Caleb Derges. Three stunning strikes by Derges put Tristar 4.2 in front and earned them a deserved three points.

In the second game of the day Tristar again found themselves a goal in front when Luke Bonnar and Aiden Tejada combined to release the in form Caleb Derges and the big striker made no mistake. In a tight game Kick Start equalised and could have taken the lead but for a fine save from Vincent Duddy and excellent defending by captain Malachy Coyle. Tristar continued to attack and got their reward when Conor Feeney and Callum Doherty created opportunities for Lennon McWilliams and Tristar’s ace marksman was clinical on both occasions to put his team 3-1 in front and secure another three points. These were two very good team performances with all players working hard to help and support their team mates.

Dramatic day for Tristar 2007’s. Tristar secured top spot in their group in the morning after a 1-1 draw with Clooney at Leafair. Malachy Coyle headed Tristar in front from a great Callum Doherty cross, however Clooney hit back and despite good efforts from Christian Porteous and Lennon Mc Williams Tristar couldn’t find a winner. This draw qualified Tristar for the cup competition and set up a quarter final against last year’s winners Ballinamallard.
In the quarter final against Ballinamallard the boys put in their performance of the tournament. Conor Parke and Caleb Derges were a constant threat going forward while Aiden Tejada and Conor Feeney worked tirelessly to control midfield. In defence Malachy Coyle and Luke Bonnar showed some classy defending to ensure the game finished scoreless. In the penalty shoot out Callum Doherty, Conor Parke, Lennon McWilliams and Aiden Tejada all despatched excellent penalties but it was goalkeeper Vincent Duddy who continued his recent great form to make three brilliant penalty save to the delight of his team mates and their supporters.
The semi final saw Tristar play Limavady United and despite the best efforts from all of the squad it proved a game too far today for the tired legs of the Tristar players. Good luck to Limavady in the final tomorrow and congratulations to all of the Tristar players who continue to do the club proud with their excellent displays on and off the pitch.
Tristar U10’s finished off their Foyle Cup campaign with another good performance today. Defenders Christian Porteous, Luke Bonnar and Malachy Coyle showed great composure when starting attacks from defence after great distribution by goalkeeper Vincent Duddy. The midfield of Conor Feeney, Callum Doherty, Conor Parke and Aiden Tejada linked up play with some really skillful exchanges. While forwards Lennon Mc Williams and Caleb Derges put the Dungiven defence under pressure throughout. Despite good efforts on goal by Derges, Coyle, Feeney and Doherty Tristar couldn’t find a break through and it was Dungiven who emerged victorious after two well taken late goals. The boys deserve great credit for the way they applied themselves and represented the club all week, we are all very proud of them. Thanks to all of the parents and family members for the great support shown to the boys and the club this week.
Tristar U10’s finished off their Foyle Cup campaign with another good performance today. Defenders Christian Porteous, Luke Bonnar and Malachy Coyle showed great composure when starting attacks from defence after great distribution by goalkeeper Vincent Duddy. The midfield of Conor Feeney, Callum Doherty, Conor Parke and Aiden Tejada linked up play with some really skillful exchanges. While forwards Lennon Mc Williams and Caleb Derges put the Dungiven defence under pressure throughout. Despite good efforts on goal by Derges, Coyle, Feeney and Doherty Tristar couldn’t find a break through and it was Dungiven who emerged victorious after two well taken late goals. The boys deserve great credit for the way they applied themselves and represented the club all week, we are all very proud of them. Thanks to all of the parents and family members for the great support shown to the boys and the club this week.

Tristar Colts U10 (2007) 

Honours: 47th

Tristar Colts 2 – 4 Northend Utd
Tristar Colts 2 – 2 Clonmany Shamrocks
Tristar Colts 0 – 1 Dungiven Celtic

The Colts game against Clonmany was a game of two halves.  Tristar went two up with goals from Cathal O’Hagan and an absolute screamer from Ethan Devlin as the ball broke from a corner, his left foot driver from 20 yrds out flew into the  top corner.  Unfortunately, Clonmany pushed back in the 2nd half and were able to scramble 2 goals to make it a 2-2 draw.

The colts were unlucky in this one and didn’t deserve the loss as they battled hard and didn’t give an inch.  Unfortunately a scramble in the goal mouth saw the ball loop high over the stranded keeper.  The boys battled hard to push for an equaliser, but it just wasn’t to be.

Special mention to Under 10 player Darragh Cassidy who broke his wrist during yesterdays action. Everyone at the club wishes Darragh a speedy recovery.

Tristar Colts 0 – 2 Aileach
Tristar Colts 1 – 1 Phoenix

The colts were up against in the first game today playing a good Aileach team.  The colts battled hard and for most of the game held their own, with some great defending from Emmet McBrearty and Ethan Devlin.  However, Aileach become too strong and when two goals ahead in quick succession.  The colts were not finished and they continued to battle on, but were unable to convert their chances with some stalwart Aileach defending.  There were some terrific battling performances in midfield from Tom Wilson, Darragh Norby, Christian Beaumont, Shea Clark and Cathal O’Hagan, and up front, Leon Jack and Christian Beckett never stopped giving their all.

The colts were unlucky not to take all three points in the second game against Phoenix. The colts took the lead with some great passages of play for Leon Jack to put it away.  However, against the run of play, Phoenix equalised with a very dubious decision,  Emmet McBrearty received a nasty knock to the head and while receiving treatment on the pitch, phoenix played on a scored.  The colts peppered the the Phoenix but were unable to convert and the game finished in a draw.

Tristar U10 (2007) Colts finished the Foyle Cup week on a high in their last game against Clooney SS.  From the start the The colts put Clooney under pressure and very soon it nearly paid off as Ben McLenaghan burst through the Clooney defence only to see his powerful shot come off the post and out again.   More chances came to the ever dangerous Leon Jack, Mark McGeady and the industrious Christian Beaumont, but the pressure finally paid off with a great passage of play on the left side, saw Leon Jack get down the line and drive in low and hard to an on running Shea Clark who thrashed the ball in off the post to make it 1-0.  The second half continued with the colts pressing forward.  The defence remained strong with a great partnership of Emmet McBrearty and Ethan Devlin, marshalled by the excellent Tony Doherty-Donnell in nets.  The midfield remained stalwart with Cathal O’Hagan and Darragh Norby being a constant threat going forward. Tom Wilson remained steadfast in midfield as he continually broke up any Clooney attempts in  going forward.  Christian Beckett, Mark McGeady and Leon Jack were a constant threat going forward.  This pressure lead to the 2nd goal after another great passage of play involving O’Hagan and Beaumont releasing Jack on the right and drove the ball low to inside of the near post.  Well done to all the boys.  At the end of the game, Ethan Devlin was awarded the Colts player of the tournament.  Ethan was also  considered to have scored the goal of the tournament during the game with Clonmany shamrocks.  The ball was crossed in from the corner and was cleared as far as the half way line.  Ethan met the ball and it it first time, rifling the ball which curl high into the top corner of the net.  Incredible goal.  Well done Ethan.

Massive thanks to Damien O’Hagan who stepped up this week and did a great job coaching the boys through the Foyle Cup.   Well done Damien.

U11 (2006) Honours: Cup semi-finalists, finished 3rd

Tristar 2-0 Magherafelt SB
In the opening game the boys started slowly almost conceeding early on but it was a great bit of defending from the ever reliable duo of Hasson and Thompson who done there job superbly. The boys eventually getting going after 10 mins. They got the ball down with some lovely passing which led to a great opening goal from Tejan-Sie who looped the ball over the defender and slotted the ball into the far corner.
The second half was much better with the lads finding there rythm and constantly pressing for another goal. The midfield of Fitzpatrick, Mc Laughlin and Burns worked tirelessly and controlled the game with some excellent passing and switching of play. It was Crockett on left wing that made space and went past two defenders before playing in Prigent who finished the game 2-0 with a neat finish.

Tristar 4-0 Rosario
The second game started at a frantic pace with the boys looking for a quick goal. It was Tejan-Sie who was working the keeper linking up well with Campbell who also had a well taken strike saved by the keeper after some skillful work down the right wing.
This was followed in quick succession by two cracking headers by Mc Laughlin to make it 2-0.
The second half came and Doherty was causing all sorts of bother on the right wing putting in a few well delivered balls into Condren who controlled the ball well and worked the keeper to make two great saves. Condren then fed in Campbell after a scrappy clearance who struck the ball home to make it 3-0. Mc Dermott playing out of position who was to finish off the game with a stunning goal from 25 yards out after some
Special mention to Cormac O Neill who made a couple of great saves to ensure two cleans sheets for the team. Well done to all the boys today who were all excellent. Roll on tomorrow. Thanks to Magherafelt SB and Rosario for the games. Next up tomorrow Larne and Strabane 6.00 and 7.30 Bishop’s Field.

Scorers today.

Tristar v Magherafelt SB

Tristar v Rosario
Mc Laughlin 
Mc Dermott 

Tristar Boys Under 11s had a special guest today at their games in Bishops Field when Oxford Bulls Caoimhan Breslin was in attendance to watch. However the young man took it upon himself to join in as the lads warmed up for their match against Strabane. Brilliant stuff from all the lads and great to see Caoimhan after his own game today
Meanwhile on the field, Tristar continued their 100% record wins over Larne, 4-0 and a hard fought 1-0 victory over Strabane. Great stuff boys, another big day ahead tomorrow.


Were to start. What a fantastic week so far the boys have had. They have been exceptional on and off the field and surely they will have memories they’ll never forget. They have put in some effort this week and some super displays of football. After topping a tough group undefeated and conceeding only one goal the boys headed for Scroggy Road for their quarter final cup tie against a strong Ballinamallard team.

Tristar 0-0 Ballinamallard  – Tristar win on pens.

The game started fast with both teams trying to get an early goal only to be denied a some good defending. As the game went on Tristar pressing was causing most of the bother. The lads worked hard and created some good chances but just couldn’t convert. This meant that it was to be decided by penalties. Tristar won on pens.

Semi Final Cup 
Tristar 1-1 Glentoran

Next up for the boys was current holders Glentoran who are no strangers to each other having met in three cup finals in recent times most notably NIBFA CUP final. This was always going to be a tough game for both teams. The game was played at a frantic pace from the start with both teams knowing what was at stake. Both teams having a few chances in the first half only to be denied by some good goalkeeping.
The second half started with both teams pressing for the lead goal and it was Glentoran who got the advantage. The boys showed great character and determination and it paid off with three mins left they got the breakthrough after Campbell played a lovely ball in from the right for Tejan-Sie to slot home and it was on to the dreaded pens with Glentoran booking there place in the final.
A special shout to our goalkeeper Cormac O Neill for some brilliant penalties saves and for scoring the winner against Ballinamallard. The whole squad have been exceptional all week. Well done lads.
A massive thank you to Glentoran for a great game with both teams playing some lovely football. Big thanks to Glentoran players and coaches for the kind words with boys after the game and best of luck in the final.
Next up for the boys tomorrow is a game for 3/4 place at Scoggy Rd. Thanks to everyone who has come out this week to support the boys you’ve been great.

U11 (2006) Colts

Honours: finished 38th from 56.

Tristar Colts 1-1 Limavady Utd
What a day folks Sun was Shining.. Tristar had all the chances but Limavady took the lead. But then Tristar pulled the Goal back from Tommy Mc Laughlin, and some great saves from Caolum Johnston. Shea Mc Garvey played brillant at centre midfield today. Well done Shea. Danny Whorskey played well down the left wing and had a few chances but the keeper saved them. All The Players Today Gave a 100%.. Well Done Boys.
Goalscores Today…
Tommy Mc Laughlin…
nks to Limavady for the Game.

Drumkeen 1-0 Tristar Colts
What a Scorcher of a day. At the start of the Match, the boys played some great Football. The Colts kept the game to 0-0 half time but shortly after Drumkeen got a lucky goal. Tristar tried hard to get back into the game. Then Aaron Murray hit the outside of the post from 35 yards. The boys could not get the goal back to Equalise. Tristar had a few things to deal with today, they would have played better but wasnt to be. Well done Tristar you all played 100% and gave it their best.

Tristar Colts 0-0 FC Corinthians
Tristar Colts played the better football buy they just could not find the net. A great effort today from all the lads but just wasnt to be today. Well done to everyone involved.

Tristar Colts 0-1 Ballyraine UTD.
The Match started off to a great Start, Every Player played there socks off today. Danny Whorskey had a few good chances to start off with. Shea Mc Garvery played well in the centre of the midfield, but Ballyraine scored from the corner giving the keeper no chance to save it. Tristar where awarded Penalty but Oran Doherty hit the cross bar, but Ballyraine saw that the keeper was off his line. Caolum Johnston saw this and had to run back to the Goal and what a save. The second half tried to get the Equaliser but just was not there day. Having said that Tristar all played brilliant. Well done Boys great team work and especially to the coaches who guided them.

Tristar Colts 1 – 0 Oxford Colts
This was a Brillant Game and Tristar where in it to win it. Oxford had a few chances earlier on in the game. Jack Mc Grone played well on the right wing. Ronan Tester had a one on one with the keeper but the keeper made a great save at his feet. Kelan Quigley done very well with holding the ball upfront. Nathan Cullen played some great football going forward but they just could not find the Goal in the first half. Second half of the game Tristar kept Attacking. Tommy Mc Laughlin with a few good runs. Tristar was now at the top of their game. Oxford then nearly caught Tristar on the break but just put the ball wide to the post. Tristar now where now at the top of their game. Tristar where Awarded a free kick. Owen Taggart smashed the free kick into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. Well done Owen which won Tristar colts the Game. Boys you all played a Brillant Match today and well deserved. With the voice of your coaches and your team work Great Job. You should all be very proud. Keep up the hard work.
Goal Scores Owen Taggart

Warrenpoint 0-4 Tristar Colts

What a Game this was today. They played the Team who was top of the table this Morning. Warrenpoint started off the quickest. They had a few great chances to score but Caolum Johnston pulled off a few brillant saves the ball rolled out to the sticker and Caolum saved this one as well. Tristar was then Awarded a free kick, Danny Whorskey striked the free kick into the top corner which got Tristar Colts there first Goal. Warrenpoint where on the back foot then. Trisar where then Awarded another free kick before half time. Aaron Murray hit the cross bar with it what a shot Aaron Murray Ethan Mc Clelland and Kyle Redden where all very solid at the back. Caolum Johnston passed the ball out to Kyle Redden, then kyle passed it to Danny Whorskey. Whorskey then continued up the wing. Then Danny took a shot and looped it over the top of the keeper to make it a second goal for Tristar. Tristar where in control of the game now. Oran Doherty burst through the Midfield to have a 1V1 on the keeper and smashed the ball into the net giving Tristar there 3rd Goal. Minutes later Oran Doherty scored again well done. Tristar you played Amazing today. A lot of happy boys today. Every single player came together as a Team and showed just how strong you all where. You should all be so proud. Over the past few days you all have grew as a great team. Thanks to all the parents and coaches who supported the team over the week.
Goal Scores Danny Whorskey 2
Goal Scores Oran Doherty 2

Well what a week it has been. Boys all played brillant and what an improvement a year has made. They all came together this week as a team and enjoyed every minute both on and off the pitch. There has been some outstanding football this week and has been a joy to watch you from the sideline. You have all fought so hard through every Match and each and every player did their very best. It is some great Memories for you all and some great laughs along the way with Parents and Coaches. You have all gelled so well together and that showed this week during your Games. Just want to thank you all Boys. WELL DONE. Want to thank all the parents who came to support this team this week and a shout out to Jerome Johnston and Tommy McLaughlin for all their hard work and the time they have put in with the boys. Thanks again to all Brilliant Week. Keep up the hard work Boys….


Honours: finished 7th from 32, quarter finalists in the cup.

East Donegal SB 1-2 Tristar Boys

Tristar set their stall out early in this game to stamp their authority and could have been infront after only a few minutes but a shot was tamely at the keeper. East Donegal always carried a threat but it was the Red and Whites who were always more likely and after a shot was well saved, Doherty was on hand to open the scoring. Tristar continued to create chances but Donegal stood firm. The second half saw the same pattern as the first with Tristar taking the game to their opponents and after what looked like a clear penalty was turned down for Tristar, a slide ball from Keogh found Barr and he made no mistake from inside the area. Lafferty could have put the game to bed then only to head narrowly wide after making a great run but after a mix-up in the Tristar defence, Donegal pulled a goal back but Tristar held out for a more narrow scoreline than the game actually was.

Next up for the lads is Cliftonville tomorrow atWILTON PARK, 5pm

Eoin Doherty ⚽️
Conor Barr ⚽️

Tristar Boys 3-0 Cliftonville F.C.

Tristar took on Cliftonville today at Wilton Park and were excellent to a man. Every player put in a great shift and did the job the coaches asked them to do. The game opened at a frantic pace with both teams playing some attactive football and a goal from Albay just before the break gave his team the lead. 46 seconds into the second half a slide ball from Keogh found Barr and he cut inside and finishes with aplomb. Credit to Cliftonville they kept playing their game and taking the game to Tristar but the defence were solid. Tristar made it 3-0 with 15 minutes left on the clock with a superb solo effort from McIntyre. Cliftonville hit the bar from long range near the end but this was a very well deserved victory for.the boys today who all put in a massive effort.
Thanks again to all the parents who continue to support the boys in everything they done. Well done boys, keep up the great work.

Coleraine 0-10 Tristar Boys

Played in awful conditions in Leafair, Tristar secured their place in the Cup quarter final with a comprehensive victory over Coleraine. A very much one sided affair that saw the red and whites over play at times but ruthless when on goal. A first half hatrick by Eoin Doherty, four in total, alongside goals from McCafferty(2), Keogh, Barr, Lafferty and McLaughlin was the difference today. Three solid performances in three days sees the boys into tomorrows quarter final were they will face Derry Colts in Templemore Central, 3pm kick off.

Tristar Boys 1-2 Derry Colts
Played in excellent conditions at Templemore Swilly, the Colts opened the game quicker and had a few half chances to get the lead goal but didn’t take them. Tristar were trying to get a grip on the game with McIntrye always a threat on the wing but with no joy. The Colts were always a danger from set plays and had a great chance headed wide. The first goal came just after the break when what looked like a harmless cross into the Tristar area wasn’t dealt with and Boyd scored from a clever over head kick. Tristar came straight back at the Colts and a defensive mix up let Barr in and he scored from a tight angle to level up. At this stage the game could have went either way but it was Colts Captain Docherty who scored with a header 7 minutes from time that settled the game. However the drama didn’t end there. With only a minute left, a short back pass was closed down by Tristar’s Albay and as the rebound bounced invitingly to the stiker, Colts Ramsay came out of nowhere to block the goal bound effort. A deserved win by the Colts on the day. Good luck to Georgie, Niall and the lads tomorrow against Sheffield United and for the rest of the week.
Next up is a playoff game v Letterkenny in Ardmore 3pm kick off

U13 (2004)

Honours: finished 7th from 32, semifinalists in the Plate.

Tristar Boys 0-2 GPS FC Bayern

A great match played in great spirit in Leafair between two good footballing teams. An excellent penalty save in the first half from Conor O’Neill was the best action of the half before two quick second half goals were the difference for the American outfit. Well done to all the lads on a great game.

Tristar win the Plate quarter finals on penalties.

U15 (2002)

Honours: finished 16th, semifinalists in the Shield.

After conceding a last minute goal on day one, Tristar knew they needed a result in their second game against Bertie Peacocks. Tristar started bright with Brady and Barr controlling the midfield, but a lapse in concentration led to Berties going through on goal but thankfully Flanagan was on hand with an unbelievable save to tip the effort over his crossbar. From then on it was one way traffic. McCarron and Connell were linking up very well on the left hand side and this led to McCarron feeding Barr in centre midfield who played a beckham-eske pass over the top of the defence to Clarke who finished very well from the right hand side. Tristar should of put the game to bed in the first half only for great saves from the Berties keeper stopping both Shields and ODonnell from adding to the score line. The second half was much the same with Tristar trying to get that second goal, again the keeper making a great save when Brady went through on goal. Thankfully the nerves were settled when McGlinchey tapped in after some excellent wing play from Clifford. Another fine performance today but no luck as the lads conceded another late goal to lose out 2-1 to St Marys
A special mention goes out to Cian-Daire McFeely who has been a rock in defence over the 2 games

U16 (2001)

Honours: 17th, winners of the Vase competition.

Tristar Boys FC Under 16 Squad played Aileach at the Inch venue, with the home team coming away with a 3-0 victory






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