With Nathan Long laid up injured, Paraic Murphy started in goal for 1st half and unfortunately gave away a peno after he charged out from the goal and made a challenge with both feet. Crystal caught us just on half time for 2-0.
Adam Croke started in goal for the 2nd half and there’s not much he could have done about the next 2 goals conceded. With 15 minutes left Evan Cleary pulled 1 back and Donnacha Hogan then had 1 disallowed for “offside “. The lads played well throughout but injuries,with several lads missing & also 4 of the boys after playing hurling this morning it certainly doesn’t help. Jack Conway was man of the match in this one.
U10 Pink and Purple Girls played games yesterday against Dungarvan and Carrick respectively and put in great performances. The Pinks in Dungarvan played out an entertaining game in cold conditions while the Purple Squad shared a glut of goals against Carrick.
A tough battle against near neighbours Kilmacow saw a tough day at the office and Kilmacow deservedly took the three points. The lads have stepped up a division and to date have been doing well against tough opponents.
Top of the table Tramore came to town and blitzed this young squad with a brilliant display. A day to forget.
A disappointing result here with little between the sides. Some wasteful finishing did not help matters and the lads will be eager to put this one behind them. Kieran Fagan notched the goal in this one.
From the start Mooncoin pressed Carrick hard and had the first shot on target after 2 minutes. This was the first of 12 shots on target by Mooncoin in the first half. Emily, Ella Brennan and Kayleigh were very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
Carrick scored after a long run by their outstanding no. 10, Lily. A second goal came Carrick’s way after 12 minutes from a shot outside the box that was fortunate to go in. Mooncoin then took charge of the rest of the half and were unluckyto go in at half-time 2-0 down.
Player of the Match goes to Mia Ponce de Leon who had an outstanding game in goal. She saved high balls, low balls and her specialty, diving at forwards’ feet. Mia’s has worked hard to improve aspects of her game such as her kickouts which today repeatedly took the pressure off the back four.
Carrick scored two further goals in the second half but the story of this game is the progress that the Mooncoin girls have made in the past year. Many are still learning the game and many are still u12 but if they keep putting in the hard work then results will come.
A special mention must go to our Coach Sarah Corcoran who drove back almost 2 hours from a weekend away to watch her Mooncoin team.
A stubborn Abbeyside team lined out with only 10 players and we found the going tough on a sticky pitch and we missed a bag of chances in first half. Eventually we broke them down 10 minutes in to the second half, a cross from Ian Synnott deflected in for og to open the scoring. The evergreen Gerry Walsh found Tommy Nolan with a lovely through ball and Tommy put us 2 up with a good finish. After good work by Lee Kelly, Andrew Chucky Norris was taken down for a peno and dusted himself down to convert it himself. Chucky was man of match, working tirelessly up and down the pitch throughout. We defended well and delighted with a clean sheet, will have to improve on our finishing against better teams if we’re going to challenge for league. Good three points for Scoby’s charges. De La Salle are up next week.
An excellent performance this morning secured three points in this derby match. A couple of new signings helped boost the fitness with all the squad on the day playing their part.
Goals came from Joey O’Hanlon with two crackers….yes Joey O’Hanlon, Kipper with another two…..we won’t mention the penalty miss, didn’t even hit the target!
Adam Cunningham and Peter Dunlea got the others. Excellent football played for the entire game.
Hopefully, corner turned for this bunch now.