Fixtures announced for Inter-Island Games

Twelve football clubs across Anglesey will play host to the inaugural Inter-Island Games championships.

Organisers have revealed the fixtures and venues for six days of international island football featuring ten men’s teams and six women’s teams.

The hosts, Ynys Môn, will kick off with two Group A matches against the Western Isles (men and women) on Sunday 16th June 2019 at The New Oval in Holyhead.

Holyhead Hotspur’s ground will also host both the men’s and women’s finals on Friday 22nd June – but the tournament will spread island-wide to take in group matches, play-offs and semi finals at eleven clubs.

Men’s matches will be played at Aberffraw, Cemaes Bay, Glantraeth, Gwalchmai and Llangefni Town while women’s fixtures will be held at Amlwch Town, Bro Goronwy and Gaerwen. Bodedern Athletic and Llannerchymedd will stage games for both tournaments.

Trearddur Bay will be used a training base for teams throughout the week.

The opening match of the tournament sees Jersey face Orkney in Group A of the men’s championship at Llangefni Town’s Cae Bob Parry ground on Sunday 16th June.

Entry for every game will be free – but donations will be taken in aid of a legacy fund to help set up a football academy on Anglesey.

Gareth Parry, project manager for Ynys Môn 2019, said: ”We said at the very beginning that we wanted to showcase everything that our island has to offer, and in selecting twelve venues from all corners of the island, this summer’s competitors will see first-hand some of the very best the island has to offer in terms of facilities and community spirit.”

”Anglesey is a very passionate island when it comes to football, and it has been fantastic to see that passion come through as we’ve worked together with clubs across the island to arrange venues for what is set to be a great tournament.”

”Our host clubs across the island will help provide inspiration for the next generation of footballers across Ynys Mon and give everyone a chance to be a part of this special tournament.”

The event itself is an unofficial affair – organised in lieu of any football at this year’s Island Games in Gibraltar, due to a lack of football pitches.

But the football tournament will be also seen as a critical part of Anglesey’s bid to host the Island Games themselves in 2025 – with inspectors due to visit the island in October.


2019 Huws Gray Inter-Island Games fixtures

MEN’S

Sunday 16th June 2019 – group matches
GROUP A
11am – Jersey v Orkney (Cae Bob Parry, Llangefni)
5pm – Ynys Môn v Western Isles (The New Oval, Holyhead) – live commentary on MônFM
GROUP B
7.30pm – Alderney v Hitra (School Lane, Cemaes Bay)
GROUP  C
2pm – St Helena v Shetland (Cae Cynlas, Bryn Du)

Monday 17th June 2019 – group matches
GROUP A
6.30pm – Ynys Môn v Orkney (Maes Meurig, Gwalchmai) – live commentary on MônFM
6.30pm – Jersey v Western Isles (Trefdraeth, Bodorgan)
GROUP B
6.30pm – Isle of Man v Hitra (Cae Bob Parry, Llangefni)
GROUP C
3.30pm – Guernsey v Shetland Isles (Cae Ty Cristion, Bodedern)

Tuesday 18th June 2019 – final round of group matches
GROUP A
7.30pm – Ynys Môn v Jersey (Cae Bob Parry, Llangefni) – live commentary on MônFM
7.30pm – Western Isles v Orkney (School Lane, Cemaes Bay)
GROUP B

6pm – Isle of Man v Alderney (Tan Parc, Llannerch-y-medd)
GROUP C
6.30pm – Guernsey v St Helena (The New Oval, Holyhead)

Thursday 20th June 2019 – semi finals and play-offs
12pm – ninth place play-off: Western Isles v St Helena (Cae Cynlas, Bryn Du)
1pm – seventh place play-off: Orkney v Alderney (Trefdraeth, Bodorgan)
2pm – fifth place play-off: Jersey v Hitra (Cae Ty Cristion, Bodedern)

4.30pm – semi final: Isle of Man v Guernsey (Maes Meurig, Gwalchmai)
7.30pm – semi final: Ynys Môn v Shetland Isles (Cae Bob Parry, Llangefni) – live commentary on MônFM

Friday 21st June 2019 – finals day
2pm – Isle of Man v Hitra (Maes Meurig, Gwalchmai)
6.30pm – Ynys Môn v Guernsey (The New Oval, Holyhead) – live commentary on MônFM

WOMEN’S

Sunday 16th June 2019 – group matches
GROUP A
1.30pm – Ynys Môn v Western Isles (The New Oval, Holyhead) – live commentary on MônFM
GROUP B
1.30pm – Isle of Man v Jersey (Lon Groes, Gaerwen)

Monday 17th June 2019 – group matches
GROUP A
6.30pm – Ynys Môn v Hitra (Lon Bach, Amlwch)
GROUP B
6pm – Isle of Man v Gibraltar (Tan Parc, Llannerch-y-medd)

Tuesday 18th June 2019 – final round of group matches
GROUP A
6.30pm – Western Isles v Hitra (School Lane, Moelfre)
GROUP B

6.30pm – Jersey v Gibraltar (Trefdraeth, Bodorgan)

Wednesday 19th June 2019 – semi finals / play-off
5.30pm – fifth place play-off: Western Isles v Gibraltar (School Lane, Moelfre)
6pm – semi final: Isle of Man v Hitra (Lon Groes, Gaerwen)
6.30pm – semi final: Ynys Môn v Jersey (Lon Bach, Amlwch) – live commentary on MônFM

Friday 21st June 2019 – finals day
12pm – Jersey v Hitra (Lon Bach, Amlwch)
3.30pm – Ynys Môn v Isle of Man (The New Oval, Holyhead) – live commentary on MônFM

8 comments on “Fixtures announced for Inter-Island Games”

  1. Sid Blain Reply

    Please could you advise why common sense was not used in the formation of these fixtures. Why on earth are 3 mens’ matches being played at 6.30pm on the Monday when these could have ben spread out throughout the day enabling people to go to all the games?
    Indeed why have not ALL games throughout the tournament been given staggered kick off times so that again all matches can then be watched?

  2. mark Priddis Reply

    I agree with the above couldn’t the Tuesday fixtures start at 4.30 for one group and 7.45 for the other? I am hoping to try and visit all the grounds that are being used for this tournament.
    can I get from Holyhead Hotspur to Cemaes Bay on Sunday in under half an hour?

  3. robert banks Reply

    Why has the Guernsey Monday game been changed from 3.30 to 6.30.? This now means you can only get 1 game in instead of 2.

  4. John Burlison Reply

    I agree that the fixture should have been staggered so that we could get to as many games as possible. Having followed the Island Games Football tournaments previously it is a shame we won’t get to see as many as we’d hoped. The Monday and Tuesday fixtures should be able to be staggered far better. Is there time for a rethink?

  5. Chris Reply

    Agree with all the comments above. I’m travelling from Chesterfield on Sunday to watch 4 games and would have stayed over for Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games but I won’t do that just to see one game. Ridiculous planning with absolutely no common sense.

  6. Brekk Wp Sarney Reply

    It would appear little or no thought had been given to football fans visiting the islands, crowds with games going at the same time will be effected although it gives more time to visit the rest of the island feel more time could or should have been spent in preparing the schedule.

  7. Roy Reply

    Great result last night for the girls.
    Shame no one considered the parking, or lack of it, and if emergency services needed to get to Lon Bach, nightmare parking last night.

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