Johnston smashes six past as Cookstown Olympic stroll to win

Cookstown Olympic opened their pre season with a clinical nine one defeat of White City on Saturday past with six goals from Ned Johnston and one apiece from Jonny O’Neill, Crippy Eastwood and Liam Hoy.

Manager Mickey Martin took a chance to look at a number of new players and positional changes and was very happy with the work out for his squad.

Cookstown Olympic will continue their pre-season training every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm on the grass pitch at MUSA.

The list of pre season friendly’s so far are an away fixture on Saturday 10th August to play Dungannon Rovers Res while on Saturday 17th August it will be a home fixture against St Mary’s from Lurgan with a 2pm kick off at the Sports Arena.

This season Cookstown Olympic intend to play on the grass surface at Beechway for all their league games and it is anticipated that their league season will kick off around 24th August.

At the start of this new season Cookstown Olympic once again extend an open invitation to any footballer who wants to take part in their pre season training so that the management and coaching staff can have an opportunity to assess their ability. Cookstown Olympic will be playing in Division One in the Ballymena Provincial League which is a very competitive league against the likes of Ballyclare Comrades Res, Desertmartin and Magherafelt SB Res, Chimney Corner Res, York Road, Antrim Rovers and Mallusk Athletic to name a few of the teams. There will also be a referee appointed in all matches and also a number of Ballymena Provincial cup games in this league as well as our annual entry into the Mid Ulster Shield. Anyone 18 years of age or over is more that welcome to take part.