Fixtures for the weekend

U12 cup semi final:
Away to Stradbally, kick off 12.30
This young group will travel to Stradbally determined to reach a cup final and will look to topple the league runners up in their own backyard. The last league encounter was very close with a freak wind assisted goal being the difference.

U14 cup, home to Ballinroad,
Kick off 12.30
This ever improving squad entertain Ballinroad and will be mildly confident of advancing after turning over the same opposition in the league. Game on game, this squad are making strides so fingers crossed they advance.

If at all possible,get out and support these two teams in their quest for glory.

Waterford U13 girls squad

The best of luck to Waterford U13 girls squad and especially our own Emily Blackmore in the Gaynor Cup this weekend up in Limerick. An exciting opportunity for all the girls which they will cherish forever.

U15 Cup Result: Mooncoin Celtic 3 Bohs B 2

An absolute thriller of a cup tie was played in breezy Ashgrove this evening with a semi final spot at stake.
A dream start by the lads through a Kieran Fagan goal after 5 minutes had them in coast mode but no Bohs side will lie down and the lads from Poleberry came back and equalized and then deservedly took a 2-1 lead going in at half time.
With their season on a knife edge, stern words at half time riled the lads up but Bohs set out their stall to hold on to the lead and the boys could only muster half chances one after another. With 10 minutes remaining, disaster struck with Bohs being awarded a penalty for a handball but the gods were looking down on us this evening when the penalty whistled wide.
Back came the boys and with everything being thrown at a resolute Bohs defence it didn’t look good. One minute into injury time an absolute cracker from Kyle Kennedy from all of 30 yards drew the sides level and most likely extra time would be required but in the 4th minute of injury Ryan O’Grady with another cracker from 20 odd yards broke Bohs hearts and sent the watching crowd and bench wild with delight. Heart stopping stuff but a great advertisement for Schoolboys football. Men of the Match must go to the injury time goalscorers, Ryan and Kyle.
A semi final awaits against newly crowned league champions St Paul’s in a couple of weeks once the junior cert exams are finished.

WSFL Under 14C league Bohs B 3 vs Mooncoin Celtic 1

Disappointed not to come away with something from the game the team held Bohs up to 5 mins before half time. When Bohs were awarded with Penalty which was the result of a good tackle. Bohs has struck the inside of the goals backpost just before which wasn’t allowed. So justice given in the penalty. We fought hard and tried to claw our way back but Bohs got a second early in the second half when the ball was kicked out of the goalkeepers hands. We were then denied a penalty for a shocking challenge on Sam Hartwell. Not to take away from a strong Bohs side who are on course to win the league and we wish them well. We got a booking for frustration which kinda sums it all up. Not to reflect on negativity let’s look at the positives. Adam Conway has a great game in goal and is getting stronger by the game. Tom Conway and Mikey Cronin are really enjoying the Centre back roles backed up by Denis Kinsella and Ciara O’Keeffe at full back who are really on form. Conor Dermody and Sean Lennon on the wings played a great game as did Alex Bailey and Liam Hogan in midfield. Lee Freyne is really after finding his position and the link up with Sam Hartwell is great. Daniel Roberts and Matthew Morahan got on and got stuck in which helped to us getting a penalty which was converted by Lee… the team is really improving by week and the future is good for them… all eyes on the first round of the cup next week… well done all the management team are super proud of you all..

u10 girls play Piltown

Our u10 girls travelled to a sunny Kildalton Park this morning for a derby duel with Piltown and 4 exciting games were played out with games very tight as little was given by each club. Highlights for ourselves was the penalty save by Aoibheann O’Donnell and the excellent goal by Aishling Rohan. All girls gave an excellent account of themselves in all games.

U14 Girls Result: Villa 5 Mooncoin Celtic 3

O’Connors Park, Waterford hosted a glorious game of football today, with drama, tension and a hat full of goals.

While the final result didn’t go Mooncoins way there were loads to be proud of as the girls fought back from 1-3 down, to make it 3-3 with 5 minutes to go only for a very dubious looking goal to break the deadlock but not the hearts of this very strong Mooncoin team.

The first 20 minutes of this match was very even with chances had and missed at both ends. Then one through ball had a Villa girl in the clear and she knocked the ball into the net.

Mooncoin had a chance and then just before half time from a tame enough throw-in Villa went 2 up.

Some changes were made at half time, well in fact there had to be as Mooncoin had a whooping 17 players in the squad today. This is a great testiment to the girls commitment to the cause no matter what the recent results have been.

5 minutes into the 2nd and a great tackle and pass from Elle, a pass from Ciara and Emily Blackmore put the ball in the net. 2-1 game on. Then more or less straight from the kick off Villa pushed through the middle of the pitch and got a shot towards the goal and it was 3-1.

No worries the Mooncoin girls kept battling away and from a great pass from Georgia, Emily checkly chipped the keeper. 3-2 game fully on. The ball ebbed and flowed from one half to another, Villa hit the crossbar and then debutant Molly Long, made a pass Emily was through and in a flash the ball was in the net. Cue wild celebrations on the Mooncoin sideline, some swear that Catherine Blackmore touched a passing cloud when she jumped so high.

Now the pressure was on, 5 minutes to go and the Villa pushed forward, and got a few chances and put one away, 4-3.

From the kick-off Mooncoin fought back. They got a corner and everyone pushed forward and Molly got a shot off but the Villa keeper made a good save.

Back down towards the Mooncoin goal and with the last kick of the ball Villa made it 5-3.

At the final whistle there was a little sadness, but this was an epic game today. When we went down , we never stopped and clawing it back to 3 all was a reward that was fully deserved. Although we didn’t hang on to the draw till full time , full credit to the girls who battled and never saw defeat.

It’s been a joy to see these girls compete for the first time this year, the team are enjoying themselves and the coaches too and for sure these girls will keep coming back .

U12 Cup Result: Tramore C 0 Mooncoin Celtic 4

We travelled to Tramore for a cup 1/4 final at lunchtime today. The first quarter was pretty even with both teams defending well. The deadlock was broken when finbar latched onto his own headed ball 10 seconds after coming on before slotting home. We took control of the game and forced a number of saves from the Tramore keeper who was in fine form.We scored again just before the break when Robbie latched onto a poor free kick from the home side and he calmed placed the ball in the left corner. 2-0 at the break. Second half continued as first had finished with our lads putting together some great passages of play. Tramore had no answer to Anil who had beating of every marker he faced today. We went three up when a Robbie cross found the net . The fourth came after a good cross by Matthew was knocked down by Finbar to Billie who blasted to the top corner. The whole squad put in a huge effort with top performances from 1 to 17. Man of the match was Anil with whole squad putting in huge performance. Winners of Stradbally and Abbeyside await in the Semi Finals.