As always, a big well done to our coaches today for looking after our young teams and preparing them to go out and do the business. After a long hard season, it is a tough job to keep things moving along but credit must go to not only coaches out today but all our coaches in the club, with over 30 coaches involved from academy to the girls section to the Schoolboys and right up to youth level, all who give up their time weekly to prepare our players. We are starting to see progress with all our teams and hope to reap the rewards in the not too distant future. Again, well done to all, your efforts are very much appreciated by the club.
A stuttering display by Derek’s squad saw them secure three points with a goal from Jake Moore after a managerial decision swung the game in our favour by taking Jake out of the goal and sticking him up front with the clock ticking down. Big well done must go to young Josh Mcloughlin who was star of the show here in this game, his first outing for the u13s and that was after leading the u11s this morning also against Carrick.
Our u9s travelled to Dungarvan for a number of games in Kilrush Park and found a strong Dungarvan group very hot to handle. A good learning experience nonetheless as they prepare for end of season tournaments.
Our u11s played Carrick in perfect conditions in Ashgrove this morning. Goals galore from both clubs with excellent displays by our young squads.
Two goals in the 2nd half from Rizgar & Aaron was enough to secure 3pts today in the derby.
After a scrappy 1st half from both teams, Mooncoin settled early in the 2nd & started to take control of the game , chances came & went until Rizgar fired one in from 30+ yards and after that the lads started to relax & play . Aaron McLaughlin added another with 10 minutes left to seal it. Great squad performance well done to all , Man of the match Adrian Daly .
A gutsy display by this group secured a point and if it wasn’t for Derek Tebay on goal it could have been another defeat. 0-0 at half time after a stop start first half. A dodgy penalty decision gave Southend the opportunity but up stepped Derek to stop the penalty.
Southend did take the lead with a neat header but fair play to the lads for battling on and young James Blackmore forced a handball from a defender and up stepped Kieran O’Brien to equalize. Point gained.
Our monthly draw has been postponed from Sunday 31st March to Tuesday the 2nd of April. The draw will be on in The Royal Oak at 8:30 p.m. Please share!
Big well done to our local primary schools who took part in the Spar Fai 5-aside regional competitions this week. Carrigeen boys made it through in the Waterford section and the Mooncoin Girls of Scoil Mhuire qualified in the Kilkenny section. Carrigeen girls were very unlucky not to get through, going out on goal difference.Excellent return from both schools. Well done to the teachers for their time and efforts put in to the students in preparation and at the games. Our u15 coach Victor Bailey assisted with Scoil Mhuire girls as they sailed through their group.
U11 home to Carrick, kick off 10.30
U13 away to Carrick, kick off 12.30
U9s away to Dungarvan, kick off 1.30
U15 home to Kilmacow, kick off 2.30
2a home to Southend, kick off 4.30
A busy Saturday ahead with a big game kicking off at 2.30 in the u15 league with a top of the table clash with near neighbours Kilmacow. If at all possible, get down to Ashgrove tomorrow to shout on the boys as they look to close the gap.
Disappointing result for this squad but credit to the lads that played Saturday.