The two semi finals were played in excruciating heat this evening in Ashgrove with The Rose of Mooncoin and The Auld Rogue from Carrick playing out the first one. Little between them in the first half and it always looked like the first goal would be crucial. The Auld Rogue were the team to break the deadlock and tagged on their second with time just up.
The second game was a repeat of last years final with Doyle’s and Maisie’s going at it. Again little between the two in the first half but the second half showed why Maisie’s are favourites for the competition as Mick Cummins team notched two goals in the last 10 minutes to secure their place in the final.
Disappointment for both local teams but the better teams won out on the night.
The final Saturday evening should be a cracker as The Auld Rogue from Carrick will be looking to clinch their first Pubs league title while Mick Cummins has Maisie’s back in the final hoping to go one better this year. Kick off is 7.15 and we can more or less guarantee good weather for it. See ye all Saturday evening.
A sunny evening in Ashgrove produced goals aplenty with Maisie’s notching another 4-0 win as they easily dispatched The Old Forge from Tramore.
The second game was a tight affair as The Sweep and Doyle’s jostled for a semi final spot. 1-1 with a couple of minutes left on the clock when the mighty Martin Spud Murphy popped up with the winner to send the crowd wild.
The semi finals take place Thursday evening with The Auld Rogue v The Rose of Mooncoin at 6.45 followed at 8pm with Doyle’s and Maisie’s which is a repeat of last years final. Two tasty games for all to enjoy.
The two games this evening had semi final spots at stake with the Auld Rogue beating the Royal oak on a flattering scoreline of 3-0. An off colour Rogue side still had enough to progress where they’ll meet The Rose of Mooncoin. The Rose and O’Neill’s from Tramore went at it for the hour but the class of Mark O’Keeffe won the day with him scoring the two goals in a 2-0 win.
Highlight of the evening was some exquisite goalkeeping from one Thomas O’Brien!
Tomorrow evening sees Maisie’s face The Old Forge from Tramore at 6.45 while The Sweep and Doyle’s go toe to toe at 8.00
Tonights game threw up a local derby with Comerfords B facing a youthful Doyle’s side. In scorching conditions, it was the youthful Doyle’s that progressed on a well deserved scoreline of 2-0. Highlight of the evening was probably the hat trick of finishes from Martin Murphy which was disallowed due to offside.
Quarter finals kick off on Monday evening with The Royal Oak facing The Auld Rogue at 6.45. This will be followed at 8.00 with O’Neill’s against The Rose of Mooncoin. Tuesday evening will see Maisie’s v The Old Forge at 6.45 and Doyle’s v The Sweep at 8.00.
This evening our u10 squad travelled up to play Piltown for the Tom Conway memorial shield. A beautiful evening for a game and both teams put on a good game for the watching crowd. Ben Brennan picked up one of the man of the match awards for his non stop work rate. Big thanks to Piltown for hosting us this evening. For the record, we let Piltown have the shield for the next year.
High scoring game this evening in the pubs league with The Rose of Mooncoin beating The Foxes Den 4-1. This game could have been 6-6 at the end. Two bad defences or two good attacks? Spectators there this evening can comment on it. Highlight of the night was not one but two brilliant goals from Johnny Kelly who showed that class is very much permanent when he rolled back the years for an hour. We won’t mention Eric Walsh’s miss!
Tomorrow night again sees one game with Maisie’s facing Kerwicks in what could be an interesting game. 7.30 kick off in this one and again we ask people to park in the ground, please do NOT park on the road outside.
This evenings games in the pubs league threw up two good games with The Royal Oak beating Comerfords A easily with a scoreline of 3-0. The second game was a cracker with Bradys facing The Auld Rogue. Two decent sides went at it for the hour with the Carrick boys coming out on top with two late goals. Highlight of the night was super goalkeeping from Josh Byrne for Bradys when he produced a couple of world class saves. Glen Keane with The Auld Rogue pushed him close when he somehow missed an open goal from 15 yards.
Tomorrow evening sees The Rose of Mooncoin play the Foxes Den at 6.45 while a seaside derby between Whites of Ballymacaw and O’Neill’s of Tramore kicks off at 8. Again, please park in the ground, NO parking on the road.
This year’s pub’s league kicked off in glorious conditions in Ashgrove this evening. The Mansion House and Comerfords B went toe to toe with the more experienced Comerfords side easing through 2-1 with some impressive displays from non League players John Hearne and Karl Conway. They face the holders Doyle’s Saturday evening at 7.15.
Tomorrow evening sees a local derby with Comerfords A facing The Royal Oak at 6.45.
The second game we welcome Brady’s from John’s Park who face The Auld Rogue from Carrick at 8.00.
Two tasty fixtures for everyone to come and enjoy.
Again, parking is available in the ground so please do NOT park on the road outside. See ye all tomorrow.
The Pubs league kicks off tomorrow evening with one game in the first round between Comerfords B v The Mansion House at 6.45.
The old forge of Tramore received a bye and go straight to the quarter finals.
Parking will be provided in the ground so we are asking people to NOT park on the road. Plenty room in the ground to park. The best of luck to all teams in this years tournament.
A disappointing result for Derek’s squad but the better team edged it in this south Kilkenny derby between neighbouring villages which was a first in a schoolboy cup final. An even enough first half with very few chances created by either team. The second half started with Mooncoin pushing a little higher up the pitch which left them open to the break which is how Kilmacow nicked the opener with a very good break and finish. With the clock ticking down, pressure needed to increase and try as they might with Ciara O’Keeffe launching long throws and Michael Cronin with a number of frees they couldn’t break down a solid Kilmacow defence. A second goal from another quick break finished the game as a contest and so the dream was over. A valuable bit of experience gained today which will stand to them in years to come. A big thank you to all the support in Tramore this morning for the squad, especially all the parents of the players who must be commended for their superb support all season regardless of results. To Derek Tebay, Thomas O’Brien and Catherine Blackmore for their efforts, a massive thanks. Finally to the squad who have entertained us the last few weeks in a splendid cup run, take a well deserved bow. Not to be today, but they’ll be back stronger than ever next season. Congratulations to Kilmacow on their victory and the very best of luck in the upcoming u13 cup final.