Footballer’s seven-goal final haul celebrated

Jonathan McClay was top scorer in the Carrickfergus area junior shield final in June 1985. Highlighting boots that helped to do the damage are teachers Mark McIlroy (left) and Maurice McFarland.  INCT 23-750-CON
Jonathan McClay was top scorer in the Carrickfergus area junior shield final in June 1985. Highlighting boots that helped to do the damage are teachers Mark McIlroy (left) and Maurice McFarland. INCT 23-750-CON
Share this article

A young footballer’s remarkable scoring feat was hitting the headlines in Carrick during June 1985.

Jonathan McClay (10) was the star of Victoria Primary School’s football team, notching seven goals in his side’s 9-0 win over Central Primary School in the final of the Carrickfergus area junior shield.

Do you have any old photograph you would like to share with Times Past readers? Please email a copy with details to news@carricktimes.co.uk