AMATEUR LEAGUE: All the summer signings at NINE East Antrim clubs

Andy Waide has left Wellington Rec for Barn United
Andy Waide has left Wellington Rec for Barn United

East Antrim’s Intermediate sides in the Northern Amateur League are back in action this Saturday. Here’s a round-up of the comings and goings over the close season.

Nortel: In - Steven Waring, Wellington Rec; Robbie Patterson; Curtis Kane, (back from injury); Danny Wright, Rathfern. Out - Adam Irwin, Ballyclare; Elliott McKimm, PSNI; Jordan Clarke, Dundela; Timmy Clarke, Distillery; Chris Monteith, Barn; Davy Freyne,Grove Utd; Craig Caughey, 18th; Willie McMurdie, Rathfern; Dale Fenner,Grove. Last season - 7th, Premier Division. First fixture: Lisburn Rangers (h).

Islandmagee: In - Taylor Thompson (Barn); Carl Murray (Rathfern); Ryan Murphy (Grange); Ricky Higgins (Ballynure); Matty Johnston (Knockbreda); David Higgins (Ballynure); Anthony Hill (Ballynure); Ryan Burke (Comrades); Chris Harris (Mossley); Andy Phillips (Wellington); Michael McAlinden (Albert Foundry) Kirk Madden (Albert Foundry); Darren Devine (Wellington). Out - Tiago Leite; Jamie Harper (Suffolk FC).

Larne Tech: In - Gary Haveron, Carrick; Brendan Quinn, St Comgall’s; Conan Mulvenna; Chris Morton, Josh McAllister, and Dean Shaw, Welly Rec; Ryan Thompson, Islandmagee; Paul Thompson, Castle Star. Out - Aaron Mulvenna. Last Season – 6th, 1A. First fixture: Mossley FC (a).

Wellington Rec: In - Darren McKinty, Islandmagee. Out - Andy Waide, Barn; Michael Moore, David Harrison, Paul Matthews to Ards Rangers; Josh McAllister, Dean Shaw, Christopher Morton, Larne Tech; Andy Phillips, Islandmagee; Craig Cowie, Ruby’s Rovers; Steven Waring, Nortel. Last season – 3rd, 1B. First fixture: Ballynahinch Olympic (a).

Barn United: In - Andy Waide, Wellington Rec; Wes Patterson; Chris Monteith, Nortel; Josie Murray; Johnny Robb, Castle Star. Out - Mark Tweedie, Brantwood. Last season – bottom, 1A. First fixture: UUJ (h).

UUJ: In - Philip Simpson, Distillery; Ross Davison, Knockbreda; Michael McBriarty, Crumlin Star; Shane Magee, St Mary’s; Ryan Kelly, Crumlin Star. Out - Mark Dean,Crewe United. Last season – 11th, 1b; First fixture: Grove United (h).

Rathfern Rangers: In - Willie McMurdie, Nortel; Robbie Lee Crawford, 18th - Ian McGrath, Stephen Logan, Michael McComb, David Montgomery from Albert Foundry - Dee Flanagan; Neil Lovell; Colin Andrews - David Montgomery, James Doyle, Brian Black, Glen McCord from Rathcoole; Aaron Wright (Berlin Swifts). Out - Danny Wright, Nortel. Last season: 9th, 1B. First fixture – Dromara Village (a).

Mossley FC: In - Mark Conn and Jamie McTaggart from 18th; Jordan Armstrong, Rathcoole. Last season – 2nd, 1c. First fixture: Larne Tech (h).

18th Newtownabbey OB: In - Craig Caughey, Nortel; Aaron Sharkey; Michael Frew, Mallusk; Jordan Bright, Grove Utd; Mark Shearer; Clarke Murray Derriaghy CC; Alan McCartney; Stuart McQuillan. Out - Mark Conn, S and Jamie McTaggart, Mossley; Robbie Lee Crawford Rathfern; Jimmy Joe Crawford. Last season, 5th, 1C. First fixture - Brantwood (h), Steel Cup.