And they’re off! The lads have sod turned again with the diggers and dumpers motoring on. We will keep everyone up to date with pictures daily if possible. Won’t be long now.
U13 cup quarter final: home to Railway, kick off 6.30
A long trip awaits Railway as they travel to face Victors team who turned over a highly fancied Bohs team last Sunday. A similar performance will go very close to securing a semi final spot. This squad would love your support tomorrow evening so please get down and cheer em on. Come on Mooncoin Celtic!
Entries are flying in for the pubs league with a few new entrants confirmed along with most of last years entries. The draw will be made at the end of next week so get your teams entered. Rules are available on request or any questions just call 087 6167700
Pictured are our u13 and u14 squads with the 2b league trophy and the youth cup won by the club this season.
Big thanks to 2b lads Wayne and Robbie and also our youths Jack, Bill, Ben and Sean for dropping down to the session this evening.
The works have restarted in Suir Crescent with Declan Walsh and sons back on site last week. Fingers crossed this fine weather continues and all drainage works will be completed in a number of weeks and all going well we might even see a bit of grass very soon.
A depleted u13 squad travelled to Poleberry yesterday to take on a Bohs side who had knocked 5 past them in the league. A number of u12s were called up as injuries and holidays left the lads short. The lads started strongly with Victor having them laid out to stifle the Bohs attack but hit them on the break. The first goal arrived through Eoin o Callaghan. Conor Dermody and Mike O’Keeffe worked the ball down the centre of the pitch where Eoin broke on to it and took a shot which travelled over the head and out of the reach of the Bohs goal keeper and finished up in the net. With the Mooncoin defenders on top and well in tune with each other, Bohs were finding it difficult to break down a determined back line. Tom Conway was solid in the middle of the park also protecting the defence when required.
The second goal arrived shortly after kick off of the second half. After a bit of jostling between both sides in the middle of the field an inform Brian Dunphy spotted the chance to pass to Emily Blackmore who took off towards goal and made no mistake in finishing to the roof of the net. With Bohs shellshocked, the lads could sniff more chances. After a battle for the ball in the bottom corner of the field we worked the ball in with a few chances to finish in the scramble before Eoin o Callaghan finished to net to make it 3 nil. We conceded our first goal shortly after and then the 2nd goal was pulled back about ten minutes later, it was Bohs who could sniff more goals and for the last ten minutes Mooncoin Celtic battled like their lives depended on it. After leading by 3, they were not going to lose this match. Jake Moore made two lovely saves close to the end to seal the deal. To run down the clock and inject fresh legs, Will Cuddihy came on for Conor Dermody and Ben O Hanlon came on for Brian Dunphy to see out the game. A brilliant performance by all the squad. Railway at home on Thursday evening at 6.30 in the quarter final. Go on Mooncoin Celtic!!
The club would like to wish Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds a very speedy recovery from his injuries and hope his spell in hospital is a short one. Alan is always willing to help local clubs in any way he can. Get well soon Alan.
After a week off from training the lads couldn’t wait to take to the pitch today. We welcomed Will Cuddihy back after his recent injury and he slotted straight into left back. We started the game well with some nice passing and link up play between the midfield and defence. As always the defence was solid out and kept Ferrybank to very little chances during the first half. Some great play by the attacking trio of Ben O’Hanlon Eoin O’Callaghan and Mike O’Keefe seen us create some decent chances in the first half and around half way thru the first half some great play from the 3 lads seen Mike O’Keefe take the ball down on the edge of the box and slot it into the far bottom left corner. The goal brought complete confidence to every player in the squad and even had Thomas O’Brien turn to me during the game and say “it was like we were watching Barcelona play” We started the second half like the first in complete control of the game and some good efforts from Captain for the day Ben O’Hanlon seen some decent saves from the Ferrybank keeper. It’s was only time until we got the second goal and with not long left on the clock the ever present Eoin O’Callaghan put the ball in the net to make it 2-0. Some great defending seen us keep a second clean sheet in a row. The delight of this win could be heard from the home dressing room after the game with the whole squad singing their hearts out. There will be no man of the match this weekend as all 12 players put in as much effort as each other. Roll on next Saturday as we take on Stradbally at home full of confidence.
This morning 26 of our u8s and u9s arrived in Ferrybank to compete in the clover tournament with high hoping making an impression. The C squad made up of 3 u9s and 5 u8s were in a tough group with strong Bohs and Southend teams and also Piltown who just nicked a late goal to beat them. Good experience gained with 5 of them eligible for next year’s competition. Unfortunately they exited at the group stage.
Our B squad were in a tricky group with Villa, De la Salle and Piltown A. With 2 u9s and 6 u8s in this squad, again a lot of experience gained for future competitions. Unfortunately a group stage exit again.
The A squad were grouped with De la Salle B, Ferrybank and Ballyduff and scored big victories against Ferrybank and De la Salle but got caught cold when Ballyduff turned em over. To qualify for a quarter final, the dreaded penalty shoot out play off took place where a south Kilkenny derby between ourselves and Piltown took place. Nerves of steel were shown by Luke Harrington, Ethan Owens and Eoghan Drennan to score the penalties to send us through.
Bohs B awaited the lads as they looked to advance to a semi finals but a really tired Mooncoin Celtic team came up short as they were punished for silly mistakes. A brilliant day was had by all with lots of goals, saves and wonderful skills displayed, with Luke Harrington’s wonderful piece of skill against Bohs leaving the watching crowd gasp in awe. Big thanks to Ferrybank for hosting today, to the parents for their support on the sidelines.
Thank you to the coaches for their time and efforts not just today but all season, the disappointment on their faces afterwards said it all. Final thanks goes to all 26 young players who entertained us all day.
Our teams from todays clover tournament in Ferrybank ⚽️ Great day had by all