Tobermore United

Tobermore United

Tobermore United Football Club is an intermediate, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League. The club, founded in 1965, is based in Tobermore, near Magherafelt, County Londonderry and currently plays its home matches at Fortwilliam Park. Club colours are red and black. The current manager is Adrian Whiteside. Tobermore United is the only football club in Northern Ireland that George Best ever played competitively for. However, it was only for one match, on 11 February 1984, after many years of his decline, and Tobermore lost 7–0 to Ballymena. The club has an extensive and highly popular youth development scheme which has led to it being awarded official Football Development Centre (FDC) status by the IFA. It currently has teams at under-11, under-12, under-14 and under-16 level. In the 2010–11 season the club gained promotion to IFA Championship 1 by finishing 2nd in IFA Championship 2, but were relegated again two-years later. Following the curtailed 2019-20 Premier Intermediate League season, Tobermore finished 11th and technically bottom of the league however weren’t relegated due to no appropriate promotion candidates, and given the league had already lost Lurgan Celtic who had withdrawn.

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