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Senior Academy Presentation Evening

HELD in the viewing lounge at Coleraine Showgrounds on Wednesday evening, the Senior Academy Presentation Evening celebrated the efforts of our U16s, U18s & U20s as the current NIFL Academy season draws to a close…

Ollie Mullan, Senior Academy director opened proceedings providing an overview of the season and in doing so highlighted the tireless efforts of the coaching staff, who over the course of the season went above and beyond their role to ensure that the high standards expected, where met and surpassed. Ollie also thanked the board for their support throughout the season, referencing the amount of work that went on behind the scenes to pull together all the necessary paperwork required for the U20s participation in UEFA Youth League.

As the evening progressed, the audience would hear from both Club Chairman, Colin McKendry and 1st team manager Oran Kearney, before each individual manager provided a short address with highlights from the season.


Players’ Player of the Year – Aidan Tejada

Manager’s Player of the Year – Matthew Burns

Top Goalscorer – Sam McClintock (34)


Players’ Player of the Year – Connor Armstrong

Manager’s Player of the Year – Cathair Donnelly

Top Goalscorer – Jake Martin (8) & Ciaran O’Hara (8)


Players’ Player of the Year – Luca Doherty

Manager’s Player of the Year – Corey McLaughlin

Top Goalscorer – Luca Doherty (15)

First Team NIFL Debut recognition awards

Alfie Gaston

Senan Devine

Corey McLaughlin

Luca Doherty

Jack Patton

Ciaran O’Hara

The Senior Academy would like to give thanks to William Huey and his staff from the Social Club for facilitating the presentation, to Clement Dealey and Newbridge Restaurant for organising and providing the food, and to Colin McKendry and Oran Kearney for giving up their time to attend.