Waringstown get better of Lurgan on football field

Lurgan and Waringstown cricket clubs held an unusual game in 1964 when they met on the football field.

The game was part of the Stewart Campbell Benefit Fund.

Played at Mourneview Park the scoring was opened after 20 minutes when Hanna headed home a McKeown corner to put Waringstown in front.

Lurgan came out strongly in the second half but the villagers’ defence held firm with Roy Harrison good at marking former youth international Jim Harland.

Ernie McKeown put Waringstown two in front before Billy Hussey pulled one back for Lurgan.

Lurgan - Derek McKinley, Trevor Woods, Derek Woods, Walter Sands, Ronnie Irwin, Billy Hussey, Kenneth Bell, Eric Sands, Richard Maxwell, Ronald Wilson, Jim Harland.

Waringstown - Waring Jones, Roy Harrison, Maurice Houston, Eddie Malcolmson, Jimmy Harrison, Denis Freeburn, Ernie McKeown, Derek Harrison, Gordon Irwin, Gordon Hanna, John Irwin.