Youths result Mooncoin 1 Portlaw 1

Portlaw were visitors for today’s game and with only 3pts seperating us in the table it was going to be a tight tense encounter.
We started the game at a high tempo and went close in the opening twenty minutes with chances from Evan, Dan Fewer and James.
Portlaw weathered the storm and started to get on top in midfield and created several chances from set pieces.
They opened the scoring from the penalty spot when a long throw evaded a few defenders and when it fell between opposing players the ref deemed a mooncoin player to have committed a foul.
A small tactical change at half time bought a renewed energy to our performance and we went close to equalizing through James and Lee.
We were well on top at this stage and the crucial goal arrived after ten minutes of the second half when James forced an error from the visiting keeper and finished his chance to make it 1-1.
We continued to make all the play but the visitors had chances on the counter attack and only for some resolute defending we could’ve been behind again.
The last quarter of the game saw numerous chances created but no luck to get that elusive second goal.
A dissapoining 1-1 result despite dominating possession for long periods and creating numerous chances .
We stand a point clear at the top with five games to go .

U12 result: Mooncoin Celtic 3 Carrick Utd 3

We had carrick at home on a wet and wild morning. Conditions werent ideal but both teams put in a great effort. We started well and had most of the possession but couldnt find a way through a packed defence. Carrick nearly went ahead but a fine save from paddy t murphy in goal kept them out. We took a deserved lead after a great lob from robbie doherty . Carrick equalised soon after .1 apiece at half time. The second half was similar to the first we pressed but got caught on the break 2.1. We got a well deserved equaliser when the tireless darragh alyward broke from the right n blasted home with 10 mins left. With less than 5 mins left carrick pounced on a long ball to go 3.2 up. But credit to this squad they dug deep and never gave up. They got what their hard work deserved when jamie croke blasted home to level with 2 mins left. Great performance from all 17 players . Man of the match Canice Kilsella with an honourable mention to Daragh Alyward.

WSFL Under 14C League Mooncoin Celtic 5 vs Piltown B 0

Brilliant performance from the team today in very wet and mucky conditions. We started from the off today with a plan that was well worked in training during the week. We applied the pressure straight away and keeping the short passing movement which had Piltown on the back foot from the off. We had 11 players today due to illness and all 11 were fantastic. Emily Blackmore doesn’t fear any call up to any level and caused the Piltown defence a nightmare with her quick movement, thinking and passing. She supplied an excellent pass for Sam Hartwell to open the scoring after a fine run. Eoin O’Callaghan playing a new role in central midfield is getting better every game and was instrumental in the performance and linked the passing all day. He latched on to a ball from Tom Conway to score our second. Liam Hogan and Ciara O’Keeffe were solid as a rock at Centre half and left very little passed them. The communication between the two is a joy to watch. Alex Bailey played on the right hand side and was excellent defending and attacking he created chances and won every ball going back. Mikey Cronin at left back didn’t put a foot wrong all day and cleared the ball every time linking brilliantly with Tom Conway on the left wing who beat the defenders with every move to cause a lot of problems passing the ball across the defence. Lee Freyne in central midfield was involved in everything and gave a sublime pass to Sam to get his second goal. Lee controlled the midfield. 3-0 at halftime. Piltown came out much stronger in the second half and had a few chances but our new goalkeeper Adam Conway had other ideas and a clean sheet and attitude to take the job in the first place to help his team won him man of the match today! Our next goal was a goal fit to win any football match a long ball down the pitch see Eoin O’Callaghan latch on to the put the ball into the top corner from 30 yards out.A goal to remember for Eoin.. Daniel Roberts played upfront and was involved in everything we did going forward. We finished off proceedings with another great finish for Sam Hartwell for his hat trick when he finished to the top of the net. Brilliant performance from everybody. Nice to get back to winnings ways. Well done

Fixtures for the weekend

U12 home to Carrick,
kick off 10.30
U14 home to Piltown,
Kick off 12.30
U10 girls home to Ballyduff, kick off 12.00
U14 girls away to Railway/Cappoquin,
Kick off 11.30
Youths home to Portlaw,
Kick off 2pm
Best of luck to all sides this weekend and if you have an hour to spare your support would be most welcome.

300 Club Update

A little update for our 300 Club members. There was €329 won in the lotto last month. We also won 10 Daily Millions tickets for Monday 21st January. From this we won €6 and a scratch card which will be scratched live on Sunday night at our Monthly Cash Draw in Doyle’s Bar, Carrigeen at 8:30 p.m.

Youths results

The second half of the season kicked off for us today with the visit of Ballinroad to Ashgrove.
Blustery conditions didn’t suit either team in the opening twenty minutes as the ball pretty much bypassed midfield and both defences were in top form.
The first opportunity arrived when Lee Tracey ran on to a Dan Cleary pass but pulled his shot just wide .We started getting on top in midfield with Dan and Ben winning plenty ball to set up attacks.
We opened the scoring after 25 mins when Jack Ryan knocked a great pass behind the Ballinroad defence for Lee to run on to and finish brilliantly.
Goal number two came on the stroke of half time when a visiting defender was sent off after he was deemed to have fouled Lee , who had no issues burying the penalty high into the net.
The two goal cushion and extra man allowed us to get back to somewhere near our usual form and goal three came from Conor Stacey after great work from Lee and Luke Butler .A few changes at this stage allowed us to control the remainder of the game and Lee Tracey completed his hatrick with a second penalty after Dan Fewer was taken down by the goalie.
A good hard working performance from all fifteen lads involved today and the elusive clean sheet sent supporters and management home happy. A good 4-0 victory

Youth result

A disappointing performance in this top of the table clash where we suffered a 4 nil defeat.
A hungrier , stronger johnville outfit opened the scoring after two minutes and added a second before the quarter hour mark .
We created a few chances during the remainder of the opening half but had no luck in reducing the arrears.
The game was put beyond us in the opening ten minutes of the second half when we were hit for two more goals.
Despite the poor result we still remain in touch in the quest for league honours.

Waterford Development squad trials u12 girls

A little bit of good news breaking to share with everyone. Over the last couple of months a number of our u12 girls have been attending Waterford Development squad trials on Friday evenings.

We are delighted to tell everyone that Ella Brennan and Mia Ponce de Leon have been selected for the squad for upcoming games over the next few months.

To the girls that weren’t selected, they can count themselves very unlucky not to be selected as they performed very well at the trials and the experience will stand to them.

Again well done to Ella and Mia, also a big well done to all the girls coaches.

4th division result: Mooncoin Celtic 1 Dunmore 1

A sticky pitch and a Dunmore side with a real hunger for three points faced our older lads this morning. A scrappy first half didn’t produce much but Barry Hearne came to Mooncoins’s rescue on a couple of occasions. Nil all at half time. The second half saw both teams trying to get a foothold on the game and Dunmore drew first blood when the lads decided to do a maniquin challenge and went 1-0 down. But back they came with a bang and equalized with 10 minutes left when Neville Synnott rifled a cross towards the penalty spot and the ever ready Gerry Walsh sent a bullet of a header to the net. Barry Hearne again came to the rescue before the finish to twart Dunmore. We’ll take the point.