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AGM REPORT

Downpatrick MUSC held its AGM last night and with a large turnout of some 50 members, the business was conducted, as always, in a very professional manner. The Full list of Appointments are:

  • President: David May
  • Chairman: Shane McEvoy
  • Secretary: Terry Holland
  • Treasurer: David Keating
  • Assistant Treasurer: Philip Adamson
  • Membership Secretary: Dominic Green
  • Season Ticket/Ticket Managers: David Keating/Terry Holland
  • Committee Members:  John Ward, William Caffery, Joe Ritchie, Sammy York, Dessie Rodgers, Philip McCullough, Nigel Agnew and  Gerald Rogan.

Membership Fees for 2017/2018 were set at the following: Adult Renewals £40.00 Senior Renewals £35.00 Junior Member £30.00

All fees include “One United ” membership.

The first meeting of the new season is on Monday 10th July.

NOTICE OF AGM

Notice is hereby given to all MEMBERS that the 2017/2018 season Annual General Meeting of the Manchester United Supporters Club Downpatrick Branch will be held at The Avenue Bar,St. Patrick’s Avenue, Downpatrick on Monday, 26th June 2017 at 8.00pm. The Agenda for the meeting is: • Introduction by Chairman • Apologies • Secretaries’ report • Treasurer’s report • Approval of accounts • Election of Committee • Handover of new committee • Approval of branch fees 2016/2017 • Any other points and questions from the floor Downpatrick MUSC would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their support and help last season and hope that it will continue for the next season 2017/2018.

Norman Whiteside to attend DPMUSC annual dinner

Big Norman has confirmed he will attend our annual dinner on 13th May 2017.

Norman  achieved legendary status when he became Manchester United’s youngest player since Duncan Edwards. From that moment on he was a cult hero.

Norman Whiteside

He played on the international stage for Northern Ireland. He played in two World Cups and remains the youngest player ever to appear in the tournament.

Norman made his Manchester United debut on 24 April 1982 against Brighton & Hove Albion.He was just 16 years of age when he came on as a substitute as United won 0-1 at the Goldstone Ground through a Ray Wilkins goal. Norman scored his first goal for United on 15 May 1982, which was also his first start, against Stoke City at Old Trafford.He retained his position in the team at the beginning of the 1982/83 season and he went on to play 57 times for United scoring 14 goals. One of those goals was United’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool   in the League Cup final.
He was the youngest ever goal scorer in the League Cup Final at just 17 years of age. He emulated this feat in the FA Cup Final in May 1983. The final had gone to a replay and Norman  scored the second goal against Brighton & Hove Albion as Manchester United won 4-0. The 1982/83 season was the high water mark in terms of appearances and goals for Whiteside with United. During the 1983/84 Norman made 51 appearances and scored 12 goals. The next season provided the highlight of his career with Manchester United. Although he was beginning to be affected by injuries he still managed 39 appearances one of which was the memorable 1985 FA Cup final against Everton. It was memorable because fellow-Irishman Kevin Moran became the first player ever sent off in a final. It was also memorable for a sublime goal scored by Whiteside in extra time that won the FA Cup for United. Norman won the Goal of the Season award for 1984/85 for that goal against Everton.

Recurring knee injuries blighted Norman’s  career thereafter and he missed a full year of football from April 1988 to April 1989. United Manager Alex Ferguson,  who had taken up the reins in November 1986, had decided to ring the changes at the club and decided to let him go. In August 1989 he was transferred to Everton for a fee of £600,000. Despite the disappointing end to his Manchester United career Norman Whiteside’s bristling aggressive style of play with his knack of scoring important goals made him a big favourite with the Old Trafford crowd.

LMS is BACK

Welcome to the home of Downpatrick MUSC Last Man Standing. The aim of the Last Man Standing is to raise funds for the everyday running of our supporters club. You can enter for just £10. This £10 could end up making you as much as £150. Not only that, the Last Man Standing is a fun game which will involve the whole branch, creating banter and celebration each week. The next round of the competition will start on the 18/03/2017.

SO WHAT’S INVOLVED?

All you need to do is pick a premiership team each week. If your chosen team wins, your through to the next week. If your chosen team draws or loses, you are eliminated. Should you progress throughout the weeks of the competition, you cannot pick the same team as previous weeks, you can only pick a team once. The competition will continue until every participant has lost. If there is only one person left standing, he/she will take the jackpot of £150. If there are a number of participants left standing and they all lose on the same week, the jackpot of £150 will be shared amongst them.

HOW DO I ENTER?

  1. To enter Last Man Standing:  find a committee member, pay £10  and provide your email address or mobile number
  2. Closing date for entry is Friday 17/03/2017
  3. The first round of fixtures for this competition will be on 18/03/2017
  4. Upon entry, participants will receive an email or text to remind them that the deadline for the first round of games is 8pm  Friday 17/03/2017
  5. Each Monday, participants will be notified by email or text to inform them if they are through to the next round, remaining participants will also be reminded about the 8pm Friday deadline for the following weeks games.

Please ensure that the email address and mobile number you provide when registering to participate is correct, as the organiser accepts no responsibility for emails not being received. The organiser is not responsible for any late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I HAVE ENTERED?

Search for your name (alphabetical order) on the presented table to follow your progress. If your box reads “OUT”, your team has been eliminated due to your selected team either drawing or losing the previous week. If your box remains unedited, your selected teams have been successful and you are through to the following week. The table will be updated after each round of the Premiership is finished.The last man/woman standing will win or share a prize of £150.

 

Next Trip to Old Trafford

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Downpatrick  MUSC  next branch trip to  the ‘ Theatre of Dreams’ is on Saturday 4th March v Bournemouth kick off 12.30. The coach will leave the Avenue Bar on Friday 3rd March for the Stena Adventure sailing from Dublin Port to Holyhead. While in Manchester the branch will be staying at the Village Hotel Ashton. Barry McKeever will be supplying the musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.

All members wishing to attend the game should pay in full at the next meeting.

LMS is BACK!

Welcome to the home of Downpatrick MUSC Last Man Standing. The aim of the Last Man Standing is to raise funds for the everyday running of our supporters club. You can enter for just £10. This £10 could end up making you as much as £150. Not only that, the Last Man Standing is a fun game which will involve the whole branch, creating banter and celebration each week. The next round of the competition will start on the 13/01/2017.

SO WHAT’S INVOLVED?

All you need to do is pick a premiership team each week. If your chosen team wins, your through to the next week. If your chosen team draws or loses, you are eliminated. Should you progress throughout the weeks of the competition, you cannot pick the same team as previous weeks, you can only pick a team once. The competition will continue until every participant has lost. If there is only one person left standing, he/she will take the jackpot of £150. If there are a number of participants left standing and they all lose on the same week, the jackpot of £150 will be shared amongst them.

HOW DO I ENTER?

  1. To enter Last Man Standing:  find a committee member, pay £10  and provide your email address or mobile number
  2. Closing date for entry is Friday 13/01/2017
  3. The first round of fixtures for this competition will be on 14/01/2017
  4. Upon entry, participants will receive an email or text to remind them that the deadline for the first round of games is 8pm  Friday 13/01/2017
  5. Each Monday, participants will be notified by email or text to inform them if they are through to the next round, remaining participants will also be reminded about the 8pm Friday deadline for the following weeks games.

Please ensure that the email address and mobile number you provide when registering to participate is correct, as the organiser accepts no responsibility for emails not being received. The organiser is not responsible for any late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I HAVE ENTERED?

Search for your name (alphabetical order) on the presented table to follow your progress. If your box reads “OUT”, your team has been eliminated due to your selected team either drawing or losing the previous week. If your box remains unedited, your selected teams have been successful and you are through to the following week. The table will be updated after each round of the Premiership is finished.The last man/woman standing will win or share a prize of £150.

Next Branch trip to the Theatre of Dreams

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Downpatrick  MUSC  next branch trip to  the ‘ Theatre of Dreams’ is on Saturday 29th October v Burnley kick off 1500. The coach will leave the Avenue Bar on Friday 28th of October for the Stena Adventure sailing from Dublin Port to Holyhead. While in Manchester the branch will be staying at the Village Hotel Ashton. Barry McKeever will be supplying the musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.

All members wishing to attend the game should pay a deposit at the next meeting.

LMS Week 3 Results

 

Week Three

Santi Cazorla’s added-time penalty earned Arsenal all three points at the Emirates as they came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1., guaranteeing 14 selections a pick in week 4 .

Leonard Thompson, Tom O’Prey and Nigel Sloan exited the competition as Swansea ended Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League run under Guus Hiddink with a 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Watford recovered from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2 at London Stadium as Walter Mazzarri won his first match since taking charge of the club costing Nigel Agnew, Raymond Dobbin and Treasurer David Keating their place in the competition.

Miceal Corrigan made it through to next week as Mark Hughes was sent to the stands and Harry Kane ended his goal drought as Tottenham thrashed Stoke 4-0 on Saturday in the Premier League.

3 players made it to week 4 as Romelu Lukaku ended his goal drought with an 11-minute hat-trick to send Everton third in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Sunderland.

Gregory Graham lost his interest as Robert Snodgrass scored a brilliant last-gasp free-kick to ensure Hull earned a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.

LMS Week 2 Results

 

 

 

Week Two

Antonio Conte recorded his third straight Premier League win as Chelsea cruised past Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, proving   the  safe bet of the week with 14 selections .

Leonard Thompson saw himself safely through as Arsenal claimed their first Premier League win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Watford at Vicarage Road.

4 players made it to week 3 as Leonardo Ulloa scored twice to help inspire Leicester to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Swansea at the King Power Stadium and move Claudio Ranieri’s side a step closer to the Premier League title.

Nigel Sloan and Jim Warnock booked their place in next weeks selection thanks to  Raheem Sterling double to ensure Manchester City continued their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to secure a 1-0 victory for Manchester United against Hull City on Saturday guaranteeing David Holland, Charlie McAlinden, Gregory Graham and Michael Corrigan a pick in week 3.

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David Moyes was denied his first win as Sunderland manager after Jay Rodriguez’s late strike gave Southampton a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s ending Dessie Rodgers and Colin Smyth interest in the competition.

Neal keating and Paul Burns lost their places as a second-half strike from Danny Rose earned Tottenham a point against Liverpool as they drew 1-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

Last Man Standing Week 1 Results

We had 41 players registered for the first run of the Clubs “Last Man Standing” competition this season. This means a first prize of €205.00!

Thanks for all the support given the short notice.

Week one

United proved to be the  safe bet with 17 selections thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a 2-0 win over Southampton at the Theatre Image result for zlatan ibrahimovic man utdof Dreams. Ryan mcEvoy went down as Cristhian Stuani scored twice on his Premier League debut as Middlesbrough beat Sunderland in the first Wear-Tees league derby in seven and a half years.

 

 

 

Eleven players ended their interest in the competition as Burnley opened their Premier League account for the season as strikes from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray secured a 2-0 victory against Liverpool at Turf Moor.

 

David Holland, Neal keating, Aide Sharvin and Micheal Corrigan  can count themselves lucky as Diego Costa controversially struck a late winner as Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday.

Victor Wanyama scored a late winner on his home debut to hand Tottenham a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace securing Dessie Rodgers, Seamus McDowell and Gerald Rogan a selection in week 2 of LMS.

Michail Antonio’s late goal earned West Ham a 1-0 victory over 10-man Bournemouth in their first Premier League match at the London Stadium guaranteeing 4 players a pick in week 2.

 

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