Ballynure Old Boys land treble

League chairman Ian Sheils presents Ballynure's Michael Duff with the Crawford Cup. INLT 20-911-CON
League chairman Ian Sheils presents Ballynure's Michael Duff with the Crawford Cup. INLT 20-911-CON
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Ballynure Old Boys rewrote the club history books when they delivered a treble for the first time.

Manager Gary Burns has guided his lads to the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League title, the Crawford Cup and the McReynolds Cup.

The Old Boys took on junior league Antrim Rovers, in the final of the Crawford Cup on Friday and strikes by Mark Leckey and Andy Forsythe secured the 2-1 win.

Burns’ lads have been sitting in pole position in the Ballymena Intermediate League throughout the season, but Newtowne, continued to keep up the challenge, and by defeating the ‘Nure lads in the run-in a few weeks ago they set up a nervy finish. However, when they fell to Brantwood at the weekend, they handed the title to Ballynure for the first time since 2002.

“Over the years we have won the McReynolds Cup, the Crawford Cup and the league title at different times but this is the first time that we have wrapped up all three together,” enthused Burns. “It’s a nice wee treble,” he added.

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