U15c Boys Cup: Kilmacow 0 – 3 Mooncoin Celtic

Kilmacow away was the venue for our cup 1/4 final. The first half was an even affair with few chances for either side with both defences standing firm .

It was scoreless at the break. We had a very strong breeze at our backs for the second 35. The second half followed a similar pattern until Alex who let fly with his left from inside his own half found the top corner of the net.

Within two minutes Robbie beat the offside trap n floated a beautiful ball onto the head of Marti to put us two up.

Kilmacow were shellshocked and we took control of the game. A great individual goal from Marti put the game to bed.

A fantastic display from the lads to beat a strong resalute Kilmacow side . The midfield duo of Canice and Oisin were magnificent and won the middle third despite being outnumbered.

A semi final away to Piltown next thursday awaits.

Goals : Marti x 2 & Alex
Mom. Oisin & Canice (Again)
With a special mention for Alex.

U14b Boys Cup: Tramore 4 – 3 Mooncoin Celtic

It was a trip to sunny Tramore again today for the Cup Quarter final. We started really well with Connor Walsh hitting the crossbar, Daniel hitting the post and Liam Mackey forcing a good save from the keeper but against the run of play Tramore won a free kick after the ref deemed Emmet our stand in Goalkeeper to have handled the ball outside the box.

Tramore scored from the resulting corner following the free kick being kept out.

We got back working hard and got our deserved opener from a Liam Mackey header from a delightful corner from Josh. Some how just before halftime Tramore took the lead again after a comedy of errors in our own box.

2nd half saw Tramore came out the stronger and went 3-1 up through another poor goal given away.

We had to make a few positional changes and in the last 15 mins pulled the game back with goals from Conor Walsh and Liam Mackey. We were on top and looked like we might nick the victory only for Tramore to catch us on the break in the last few minutes to send us out of the cup.

Very disappointing and frustrating for this side but Tramore were slightly better on the day. MoM in this one again is Anil Ramaswamy who is becoming a real team leader playing in multiple roles again today.

May 50-50 Draw winners delighted to receive their cheques

Congratulations to our latest winners in May, Brendan Conway and Niamh Walsh, both of whom collected their winning cheque during the week.

Brendan expressed his delight in being able to support the 50-50 draw which is aiding all the Schoolboys and Schoolgirls teams.

Also ongratulations to U10 girls star, Niamh Walsh on scooping €278 in the most recent 50 50 draw.

Niamh was so happy to be a winner and can’t wait for next weeks draw.

Draw envelopes are available from local businesses and from training sessions.

  • Crokes Shop
  • Blanchfields Centra
  • Costcutter Mooncoin
  • Comerfords 1778 Mooncoin
  • Royal Oak Mooncoin
  • Mondos
  • Bubbles and Bows

You can also enter the draw online at https://mooncoinceltic.com/mcfcs-50-50-split-the-pot/

Last Man Standing Update

Our final 5 entries are facing in to the last weekend of the Premier league season with much anticipation as a €1000 is up for grabs and the picks of all 5 are in early.

Two have gone for a Leicester win against Southampton, one each on Spurs, Man United and West Ham.
Who will scoop the grand?
We’ll let ye know on Sunday evening around 6pm.

U16 Girls: Railway Cappaquinn 5 – 5 Mooncoin Celtic

Last night Marked the 12th Game for Mooncoin in a whirlwind season in the u16 league .

All roads lead to Cappaquinn last night .

Due to a head injury at the weekend , we found ourselves once again , with nobody to step between the posts . But not to fear , step forward Ella Bailey , who once again proved why her selection for Captain this year was fully warranted .

Mooncoin started the stonger of the teams and played some very good football , and were rewarded on the 10 minute mark when we Scored , but Cappa heads didn’t drop and they equalised soon after .

We played a very good half of Football and went into the half time break 5-1 . The second half started in a flurry , and where in the first Mooncoin played the stronger football , the second half belonged to Cappaquinn.

We lost our shape in the middle and the opposition took full control. The game ended 5-5 , a fair result on the night . Which saw our girls finish Second in the league .

Emily Blackmore ⚽️⚽️⚽️
Ella Brennan ⚽️
Luiseach O Donohue ⚽️

This season has been unbelievable for this group of young women . Who not so long ago went a full season, without a Win , and another season with just a draw , and a win .

The effort and work rate that they put in this season is phenomenal.

U11b Boys Cup: Mooncoin Celtic 0 – 1 Ballinroad

Tom was captain for this Cup quarter final between Mooncoin and Ballinroad who finished the league season in fifth and sixth place respectively. The home team won five early corners in the opening ten minutes. Indeed it looked as if Aaron scored direct with a fantastic whipped ball from a corner that Ballinroad couldn’t deal with. If it was a goal no one in Suir Crescent could say for sure as the ball somehow appeared on the outside of the net.

At the other end a free kick was awarded on the edge of the box to Ballinroad which was dealt with well by James.
Soon after Tom played Kevin in who hit just wide of the far post.

James made a fantastic block on the line at the other end again as the game went from end to end. Ballinroad pressed on down their right side and their man on the wing cut inside and played a square ball to the edged of the box for their forward to bury it into the top of the net.

Mooncoin restarted the match and won a throw in in the right which Tom played into Kevin. His volley was saved after he controlled the ball well on his chest.

Ballinroad finished the half the stronger team with James clearing the ball out of our box. They hit a volley wide almost straight after and Fionn was forced to tip the ball over the bar after good work down the left side from the away team. Padraig didn’t miss a challenge all game defending in the centre in Tadhg’s absence.
Second half started much the same with an early shot in goal from Ballinroad.

Aaron, Cian and Tom worked tirelessly in midfield and all showed good skill, awareness and passing ability to drive us forward.

Kevin won a free kick on the left which Tom played onto Sean’s head but it went just wide of the post.
A brilliant solo run past two players down the right saw Killian make his way into the box before cracking a dipping shot off the crossbar. It rebounded to Sean on the edge of the box who shot over the bar under pressure from the defenders.

Cian crossed in from the right to Kevin who shot just wide. Viktor had his shot saved after another through ball from Tom. A volley was saved from Kevin a minute later as Mooncoin attacked in wave after wave.
Another whipped, dipping free from Tom was parried away by their goalie before being cleared. The ball was played up the pitch for Ballinroad to catch us on the break but the versatile Eoin mopped up having moved to right back from right midfield

A save from Fionn was required to keep us in the game late on as Ballinroad hit on the break again with all of the Mooncoin lads throwing everything forward. It wasn’t to be though and the tears from our lads showed what it meant to them at the end after giving it their all. A disappointing result but they can be proud of their performance. Many thanks to the boys for their commitment throughout the season.

Results haven’t always gone their way but they’ve grown resilient and developed a camaraderie as the year went on. Thanks also to Tadhg for turning up to support his teammates while missing the game through injury. Looking forward to next season already under floodlights and with VAR perhaps!

Thanks once again to our jersey sponsors at Dragonz Den for their support.

U17 Cup Semifinal Girls: Mooncoin Celtic 4 – 2 Tramore

The u17 Cup Semi Final took place in Mooncoin this Morning between ourselves and Tramore .

Mooncoin opened the scoring 10 minutes In when Sommer Grant made a cross to Emily Blackmore who finished to the net .

The same duo struck again to double our lead on the 20 minute mark . After we played a ball down the right wing from an Alanah Tobin Kick out , to Niamh Reddy , who played Sommer through enabling her to get a pass to Emily .

Tramore managed to get on top and clawed back two goals before the half time break .

We started the second half a little slower than the first , but found our groove again after Sarah Walsh found the net , breathing some new life into our game .

Tramore made some good runs on our goal , but Eimear Quinn , Ella Bailey , Ciara O Keeffe and Kate McGrath stood firm , with Alanah Tobin on full alert between the sticks if anything slipped past .

Emily And Sommer finished up our scoring for the day with a combined effort from an indirect free Kick .

Many Thanks to the Man in the Middle today , Noel Lavery , who guided both sets of girls today.