The inaugural Bertie McMinn Memorial Shield match was won by Lisburn Distillery.
On an emotional day for the McMinn family, it was Bertie’s grandson Mason who presented the memorial shield to the winners.
The Whites were also delighted to present the Northern Ireland Hospice with a cheque for £800 to help them with the tremendous work they do in our community, work well known and fully appreciated by the McMinn family.
Our thanks to everyone on the day who supported the event and to our good friends from Shankill United who also helped us raise that great sum.
The Whites led 2-0 thanks to goals from James Wright and Stephen Curley, the latter netting a wonderful overhead kick. But two goals from Luke Briers (one a penalty) either side of the break levelled the score-line. However a late header from Richie Nesbitt secured the McMinn Memorial Shield for the Whites.
It was a competitive game, with cameo roles from Bertie’s son Ryan, and good friend Mark “Basher” Tracey and was played on a great summer day; a fitting day for a wee man with a big heart and great feet who shone bright in a white shirt for this club over many years. His name and memory will live on.
You can view David Hunter’s picture gallery from Saturday on our official Flickr page @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEUEuBJ