Loughgall (@1.57) vs H & W Welders (@4.1)

Our Prediction:

Loughgall will win

Loughgall – H & W Welders Match Prediction | 05-10-2019 10:00

It thinks it can defeat them. Thousands of people attended their funerals, the biggest republican funerals in Northern Ireland since those of the IRA hunger strikers of 1981.[30]Gerry Adams, in his graveside oration, gave a speech stating the British Government understood that it could buy off the government of the Republic of Ireland, which he described as the "shoneen clan" (that is, Anglophile), but added "it does not understand the Jim Lynaghs, the Pdraig McKearneys or the Samus McElwaines. The IRA members killed in the ambush became known as the "Loughgall Martyrs" among IRA supporters.[29] The men's relatives considered their deaths to be part of a deliberate shoot-to-kill policy by the security forces.

Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. 9 matches ended in a draw. In 5 (100.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.14 goals per Match.Larne in actual season average scored 2.13 goals per match. Loughgall won 10 matches. In 5 (100.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. In 2 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (66.67%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Teams Larne Loughgall played so far 28 matches.Larne won 9 direct matches. Loughgall average scored 2.20 goals per match in season 2019.

Major George Shaw, a 57-year-old father of two, worked full-time for the MOD and was a part-time soldier. Early in the morning as he prepared to drive to work, two masked PIRA gunmen who had been hiding behind trees walked over and shot him three times in the head, mortally wounding him. 26 January 1987: Senior UDR officer was killed outside his home on Coalisland Road, Dungannon. Almost immediately another part-time soldier chanced upon the scene and opened fire on the fleeing gunmen who managed to escape by forcing a passing car to stop and raced off. Major Shaw died at the scene.


From mid-1992 up to the 1994 cease fire, IRA units in east and south Tyrone carried out eight mortar attacks against police and military facilities and were also responsible for at least 16 bombings and shootings.

SAS operations against the IRA also continued. The East Tyrone Brigade continued to be active until the last Provisional IRA ceasefire ten years later.

The SAS ambush had no noticeable long-term effect on the level of IRA activity in East Tyrone. Ed Moloney, Irish journalist and author of the Secret History of the IRA, states that the Provisional IRA East Tyrone Brigade lost 53 members killed in the Troubles, the highest of any rural Brigade area. The level of IRA activity in the area did not show any real decline in the aftermath: in the two years prior to the Loughgall ambush the IRA killed seven people in East Tyrone and North Armagh, and eleven in the two years following the ambush.[16] Additionally, most of the attacks which took place in County Fermanagh during this period of the Troubles were also launched from south Tyrone and Monaghan.[17] However, many of their remaining activists were young and inexperienced and fell into further ambushes, leading to high casualties by the standards of the low intensity guerrilla conflict in Northern Ireland.

Eight were killed and the rest were badly wounded. The bombing was at Teebane Crossroads, near Cookstown. As the men were all Protestants, many Protestants saw it as a sectarian attack. One of the workers killed, Robert Dunseath, was an off-duty Royal Irish Rangers soldier.[57] The IRA said that the men were legitimate targets because they were "collaborating" with the "forces of occupation". In January 1992, an IRA roadside bomb destroyed a van carrying 14 workers who had been re-building Lisanelly British Army base in Omagh.

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These 2 teams have met 14 times in the last several seasons based on the data that we have of them.Out of 14 previous meetings, H&W Welders have won 7 matches while Loughgall won 4. On 9th November 2019, H&W Welders and Loughgall go head to head in the NIFL Championship. The last meeting ended with the following result : H&W Welders 2 - 0 Loughgall. So far this season in the NIFL Championship, H&W Welders have averaged 1.6 Points Per Game at home matches and Loughgall 3 Points Per Game at away matches. 3 matches between them have ended in a draw.H&W Welders is in average home form while Loughgall are performing excellent at away.Previous matches between H&W Welders and Loughgall have averaged 3 goals while BTTS has happened 50% of the time.

An imposing building, the Manor was once the home of the Cope family who arrived as part of the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century. Loughgall was named after a small nearby loch. The village is at the heart of the apple-growing industry and is surrounded by orchards. Along the village's main street is a large set of gates leading to Loughgall Manor.

The British Army shot dead all of the IRA attackers, a passing innocent civilian being also killed in the exchange of fire. On 8 May 1987, eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) launched an attack on the village's Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) station but were intercepted by a Special Air Service (SAS) unit of twenty-four. The incident is known as the Loughgall ambush.

The Volunteers killed at Loughgall were Declan Arthurs (21), Tony Gormley (24), Eugene Kelly (25), Pdraig McKearney (32), Jim Lynagh (31), Gerard O'Callaghan (28), Seamus Donnelly (19) and unit commander Patrick Joseph Kelly (30). This was the IRA's greatest loss of life in a single incident since the days of the Anglo-Irish War (19191922). On 8 May 1987, at least eight members of the brigade launched another attack on the unmanned Loughgall RUC base. However, as their attack was underway, the IRA unit was ambushed by a Special Air Service (SAS) unit. The SAS shot dead eight IRA members and a civilian who had accidentally driven into the ambush. Six IRA members from a supporting unit managed to escape. The IRA unit used the same tactics as it had done in The Birches attack.[10][11] It destroyed a substantial part of the base with a 200lb bomb and raked the building with gunfire.