Over the next few months it's hoped to add more features to this new section - anyone with stories, photos etc. that they think may be of interest please Get in Touch. To get things started we take a look back to the 1957-58 Border Cup winning team.
Border Regiment Cup Winners 1957 - 1958
Back Row L-R W. Savage, D. Todd, W. Kennedy, J. Truman, C. Annett, W. McKnight Archie.
Front Row L-R R. McBratney, B. Thompsett, T. Gillespie, J Neill, L. Dempster.
Lewis Dempster, now General Manager at the Rec., has been twice to the Final of the Border Cup as a player - and picked up a winner's medal each time.
Lewis Dempster, who played for the Rec in both 1956 and 1957 when the Division 2A side pulled off major surprises against first Chimney Corner and then Division I Champions Short Brothers & Harland, can recall both occasions with pride and clarity. "Comber were only into their third season in the Amateur League when the Final with Chimney Comer came along:' reminisces Lewis. "Those two victories certainly put the Rec into the spotlight."
Players like Jolm Trueman, Cedric Annett, Brian Thompsett and Jirnmy Neill were in the Comber team at the time, and the victory in 1956 brought the Trophy to the Ards Borough for the very first time.
Lewis displays his Border Cup winners medals.
Northern Ireland Youth Teams 1962 Vs Wales
Standing: Derek Watson (former Comber Rec Player/Chairman), Dennis Guy, Jim Stokes, John Napier, Tom Corbett, Howard McCurley
Sitting: Wallace Reid, George Best, Jimmy Nichol, John Anderson, Ritchie Warburton