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Oct 03   Verviers
Nov 03   Dumfries
Dec 03   Kildare
Jan 04   London
Feb 04   Preston
Mar 04   Mons
Mar 04   Flint
Apr 04   S.Q'ferry
Jun 04   UK & Ire
July 04   Dublin GP
July 04   Dublin IO
 

SEASON 2003/04


Senior Final: K.Beggs v B.Spence
Kenny is Northern Ireland Champion
4th Sep 04

The National Championships were a fitting climax to another successful season. Kenny Beggs won the title for the 3rd time. Other winners were Davy Clegg (Vet); Peter Morrison (U15); Joe McRoberts (Plate); Belfast Barbarians 'A' (Team)

Review of 2004

Subbuteo on BBC News
After spotting Stuart McKinley's Belfast Telegraph article, reporter Michael McNamee interviewed Barry and Kenny for BBC Radio Ulster, which was aired on 4th Sept at 8am. Check Your Place & Mine website for a further report and a link to the interview.

Inter-Club Friendly: Barbarians beat North Down 25th July 04
Belfast Barbarians beat North Down 4-2 in Donaghadee. Report on North Down website

FISTF GP & IO of Dublin 3rd/4th July 04

Dublin GP: Arca (Italy) 0 Beggs (NI) 1
Seven Northern Ireland players travelled to Dublin, for 2 International events held in the Q-Bar. Davy, Stuart & Feargal were knocked out of their groups in the Grand Prix; Donal & Barry made the last 32 & Kenny the last 16. Davy & Stuart could not stay for the International Open on Day 2, in which Kenny & Barry reached the knockout phase. Barry lost in the Barrage, while Kenny progressed to the Q/F. Donal, Eoin & Feargal went out at the group stage, although Donal had a good run in the plate, finishing runner-up.

Results:
Grand Prix | International Open

   
UK & Ireland Internationals 12th/13th Jun 04

Northern Ireland Team
England became official team Champions of the UK & Ireland at the National Football Museum in Preston.

Northern Ireland were pipped into 2nd place by Republic of Ireland. Individual Champion was England's Shorab Jadunandan.

Northern Ireland players, Stuart McIlroy, Joe McRoberts & Donal Convery were eliminated from their groups, Barry Spence qualified before losing 5-3 to John Moore in the barrage round & Kenny Beggs reached the quarter-finals, losing 2-1 to Shorab.

International: Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland 5th Jun 04
Northern Ireland had a successful trip to Dublin, winning the friendly International match 12-3. Many thanks to the Q-Bar for providing an excellent venue and great hospitality.

Subbuteo Streakers hit the headlines! 26th May 04
Tom Taylor's model streakers have been making the news worldwide!

Inter-League Friendly: North Down beat Barbarians 23rd May 04
North Down Subbuteo League beat Belfast Barbarians 4-1 at Dorman's Court, Donaghadee, home of the North Down Club. Report on North Down website

Irish Premier League 2004/05 15th May 04
The closing date is now past for applications. 14 players have registered, 7 from the North & 7 from the South. IPL Rules | Entrants
Contact
John Moore

South Queensferry 24th/25th Apr 04
Eoin Adams travelled to South Queensferry but was eliminated at group stages of two very strong events. Italian, de Francesco, won both the International Open & Grand Prix

Belfast Barbarians Open Night 21st Apr 04
The 2nd Barbarians Open of the season was a tight contest, played to the Swiss System. Kenny Beggs won on goal difference ahead of Barry Spence, with Davy Clegg finishing a close 3rd, only a point behind the top two. Good to see Solomohn Choudhery & Fergal Adams making their tournament debut. Results

Northern Ireland team decided 14th Apr 04
The Northern Ireland team for UK & Ireland Internationals 2004 will be K.Beggs, S.McIlroy, J.McRoberts, B.Spence & D.Convery. Newspaper Report

FISTF Grand Prix of Wales in Flint 20th/21st Mar 04
An all-English final saw Darren Clarke beat Chris Short 1-0 with a golden-goal. Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs & Eoin Adams lost to Chris Thomas & Shorab in the last 16. Eoin also played in the team event for an unofficial 'All-Stars' team consisting of Colin Lewis (Wales), Robert Ramsay (Scotland) & Matt Lampitt (England). Full Results

NI National Open, Dunmurry 13th Mar 04
Open Final: Gary Moore 2 Simon Stewart 0
Junior Winner: Georgia Lee
Female Winner: Georgia Lee
Plate winner: Davy Clegg
Team winner: Nomadic Celts

Hosted by Belfast Barbarians | Map | Venue | Report
Trophies supplied by Sport 'n' Sound, Ballyclare 02893 352356

Beggs wins Belfast Barbarians League 2nd Mar 04
Kenny has won the league, with Joe McRoberts finishing runner-up.

Davy Clegg wins League Cup in North Down 1st Mar 04
Davy beat Neil Hanna in the Final to add the Cup to his League title.

Stuart McIlroy is back! 25th Feb 04
The former Northern Ireland Champion is due to make a comeback at the forthcoming Dunmurry Open & intends joining the North Down League.

FISTF Grand Prix of England, Preston 21st/22nd Feb 04
Phil Redman beat Darren Clarke 3-1 in GP Final. Belgium's David Wouters scored in extra-time to beat Kenny Beggs 3-2 in Last 16. Irish Premier League reached team semi-final, losing to Hot Club d'Ecosse, who were beaten by English Premier League in Final. Results.

North Down Open (Donaghadee) 7th Feb 04
Open Final: K.Beggs 3 D.Clegg 1
Junior winner: Jamie Lewis
Plate Winner: Paul Rodgers
Team Winner: Belfast Barbarians

Further details on North Down Website
Maps/Directions:
N.Ireland | North Down | Venue

Davy Clegg wins North Down League 19th Jan 04
Davy clinched the title in his final match, ahead of Neil Hanna, who had led for most of the season.

FISTF Open of England in London 17th/18th Jan 04
A very competitive tournament, won by Carlos Flores of Spain. He overcame World Champion, Nastasi, in semi, before beating Holland's Verhagen in final. Northern Ireland's hopes ended at group stage, with Kenny Beggs losing 0-2 against Vincent Prats (Spain) and drawing 0-0 with England's David Russell. English Premier League won team event. Irish Premier League did not qualify from their group.

Belfast Barbarians Open Night 13th Jan 04
Fourteen players took part in an enjoyable, unseeded Knockout Open. Results

Kildare International Open & Satellite 13th/14th Dec 03
England's Shorab beat Rep of Ireland's Gary Moore in IO Final. Northern Ireland's Barry Spence & Kenny Beggs reached semis. Joe McRoberts, Chris McRoberts & Eoin Adams eliminated at group stage.

Dumfries International Tournament 22nd/23rd Nov 03
Four Northern Ireland players travelled to Dumfries. Barry Spence came home with the Plate. Results

Subbuteo Charity Premiership 5th/6th Oct 03
This fundraiser for Leukaemia proved to be a huge success. Thanks to all Northern Ireland players who contributed sponsorship money. The link points to a report by John Shelly of Liverpool.