BANNSIDERS TO THE FORE

WHOLE NEW BALL GAME...Paul Gaston and David McKee of the 'US Bandits' former players team lay down the challenge to Ryan McIlmoyle and Trevor Moffat of the 'Coleraine Europe' current Bannsiders squad team.
WHOLE NEW BALL GAME...Paul Gaston and David McKee of the 'US Bandits' former players team lay down the challenge to Ryan McIlmoyle and Trevor Moffat of the 'Coleraine Europe' current Bannsiders squad team.

It will be a whole new ball game for the Bannsiders this weekend when they take part in a special challenge to raise funds for the club.

For a team of current squad members and staff will go head-to-head with a squad of former players in a ‘Ryder Cup’ style golf event at Bushfoot Golf Club this Sunday to raise funds for the CFC Challenge.

The idea was the brainchild of former skipper Paul Gaston, who along with another former defender from the club, David McKee, will battle it out with Ryan McIlmoyle’s team.

Gacky told Times Sport he is looking forward to leading his ‘US Bandits’ squad against ‘Coleraine Europe’.

“It has all the makings of being a really good day’s craic and hopefully we’ll raise a good bit of money for the club too,” said Gaston.

“I’m sure there will be a competitive edge to all the games, we’re all winners at the end of the day, but there will be plenty of laughs along the way too.

“Along with Davy we’ve put together a good squad with a few old familiar faces with the likes of Stuart Gauld, Stevie Carson, Stuart Clanachan and John Neill all turning out.

“There’s a few decent players in the Coleraine squad though too so it should be very interesting.

“We’ve also given every player a pro golfer name from either the US or Europe just for the craic.”

Coleraine Europe: Stevie ‘Poulter’ Lowry, Kyle ‘Horsey’ McVey, Oran ‘Kaymer’ Kearney, Gareth ‘Manasero’ Tommons, Paul ‘Donald’ Owens, Gregg ‘Jimenez’ Shannon, Ryan ‘Garcia’ McIlmoyle, Trevor ‘Westwood’ McKendry, Stuart ‘Wood’ McMullan, Darren ‘Harrington’ Boyce, Stewart ‘Molinari’ Millar, Colin ‘Montgomerie’ McKendry, Mervyn ‘McDowell’ Greer, Neill ‘Colsaerts’ Mullan, Joe ‘Lawrie’ Huntchinson and Eamon ‘McIlroy’ Watson.

US Bandits: Stuart ‘Couples’ Gauld, Davy ‘Weekley’ McCauley, Stu ‘Simpson’ Clanachan, Stevie ‘Piercy’ Carson, Paul ‘Sneddeker’ Gaston, Peter ‘Garrigus’ Spratt, Ricky ‘Fowler’ Jackson, Aaron ‘Bubba’ Mooney, Lawrence ‘Woodland’ McCormick, Dwayne ‘Henley’ Nelson, Herbie ‘Lehman’ Patterson, Francis ‘Mahan’ McKenna, Davy ‘Stricker’ McKee, Darren ‘Tiger’ Mooney, John ‘Kuchar’ Neill, Ryan ‘Leonard’ McLaughlin, John ‘Watney’ Brennan and Ricky ‘O’Hair’ Mooney.