Tobermore United F.C.

Tobermore United Football Club is an intermediate, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League.

Tobermore United
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Full nameTobermore United Football Club
Nickname(s)"The Reds"
Founded1965
GroundFortwilliam Park, Tobermore
CapacityAround 3000 (100 seated)
ChairmanRaymond Beatty
ManagerAdrian Whiteside
LeagueNIFL Premier Intermediate League
2019–20NIFL Premier Intermediate League, 11th (no relegation)

HistoryEdit

The club, founded in 1965, is based in Tobermore, near Magherafelt, County Londonderry and currently plays its home matches at Fortwilliam Park. Club colours are red and black. The current manager is Adrian Whiteside.

Tobermore United is the only football club in Northern Ireland that George Best ever played competitively for. However, it was only for one match, on 11 February 1984, after many years of his decline, and Tobermore lost 7–0 to Ballymena.[1]

The club has an extensive and highly popular youth development scheme which has led to it being awarded official Football Development Centre (FDC) status by the IFA. It currently has teams at under-11, under-12, under-14 and under-16 level.

In the 2010–11 season the club gained promotion to IFA Championship 1 by finishing 2nd in IFA Championship 2, but were relegated again two-years later.

Following the curtailed 2019-20 Premier Intermediate League season, Tobermore finished 11th and technically bottom of the league however weren’t relegated due to no appropriate promotion candidates, and given the league had already lost Lurgan Celtic who had withdrawn.

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   NIR Gareth Maguire
GK   POL Lukasz Bednarz
DF   NIR Callum Biggart
DF   NIR Dylan Hull
DF   NIR Emmett McGilloway
DF   NIR Jake Francis
DF   NIR Shane Mulgrew
DF   NIR Shannon Crooks
DF   NIR Shay Dunlop
DF   CPV Wilson Dos Santos Tavares
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   NIR Andy Whiteside
MF   NIR Conor Kearns
MF   NIR Declan Martin
MF   NIR Eamon Óg McAllister
MF   NIR Jake Morrow
MF   NIR Jamie Adams
MF   NIR Jason Goldie

HonoursEdit

Senior honoursEdit

Intermediate honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The day Manchester United icon George Best played for Tobermore United". News Letter. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

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