Somewhat of a depleated squad for the U11 Blue group this morning, but those that did take part put in a great shift and were well able to score some fine goals.
There were two changes in the venue and an earlier start (10am) and some tired heads with all of the lads staying up late for the Late Late Toy Show but none of this distrubed the great progress the u11 green squad are making.
The WIT Arena out in Carriganore was a fine setting for 2 cracking matches between Bohs and Mooncoin, there were loads of goals, clear passing some great saves and huge smiles at the end of this match.
Six goals today however we should have probably scored six more. That’s not to take away from a great win and three points with a clean sheet. We pressed from early on playing two strikers in Stephen Foran and Sam Hartwell. Stephen played particularly well.. Sam was creative throughout bagging the second and the third goals today. A fantastic performance by Alex Bailey was topped off with a brilliant opening goal in midfield.. an In form Adam Conway keeps getting better and netted the second and last goal of the game. But same as last day both he and Alex and enjoying playing together. Tom Conway started on the left wing and hit the post once but after a quite start improved much better at Centre back. Mikey Cronin played a blinder today after stepping into midfield. Conor Dermody’s transition to Centre back has proven to be his making and he was solid all day, Ciara O’Keeffe and Denis Kinsella as full backs were excellent as usual. Jonah O’Toole kept a clean sheet and made some lovely saves Matthew Morahan got on in the second half and again was unlucky not to score. But the most celebrated goal in the history of this team is coming. A big performance like this will normally have an orchestrator and that came today from Man of the Match Diego Blanco Ibanez. He tracked every ball back and won every ball and create chances all day long with amazing footwork alone the way. Diego scored direct from a corner helped in by Mikey Cronin. But he tried on a few occasions to do so and mastered it. Excellent to watch. 3 more pts on the board. Well done everyone
Sat 30th Nov
U11 Blue home V Dungarvan KO 10:30
U11 Green away V Bohs B KO 11:30
U13 home V Bohs B KO 12:30
U15 home V Park Rangers KO 14:30
3rd Div away V Dungarvan KO 14:00
Sun 1st Dec
U12 Girls away V Ballyduff KO 11:00
4th Div home V Villa KO 11:00
A busy weekend ahead for the club. All support greatly appreciated.
Work has started on the entrance road into the new ground and also the roadway in the ground. Brilliant to see Declan Walsh and the lads back on site to get vital works started.
Winners of the draw are:
1st Prize Mick Foran
2nd Prize Walter Long
3rd Prize Charmain Conway
Sellers Prize Noel Dobbyn
Thanks to everyone for their continued support.
27 fallers yesterday thanks to Arsenal and Everton being their usual selves and leaving everyone down. This leaves us with 7 entries after week 5. Surely a winner is in sight in this unpredictable world of premier league football these days.
Our 300 Club monthly members draw is on tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. in The Royal Oak, Mooncoin.
A fine set of matches were played in Ashgrove on Saturday morning as 2 very evenly set squads went head to head on a beautiful morning for football.
In one match there was goals galore with 10 goals scored between the 2 teams and loads of skills on display.
In other match it was a 2 – 2 draw but the stand out was the passing skill and dribbles shown by both teams, it was a pleasure to observe.
Even with the cold nights this U11 Mooncoin squad have 20 players attending training regularly and its standing to them now in match scenarios. There’s a bright future ahead for the club with these lads in the pipeline.
The u12 girls team were disappointed at the end of this game as they were very unfortunate not to get something out of it. Indeed Mooncoin dominated the first half. Aoibhe and Ella Dobbyn came close early on with Molly Murphy hitting the post on 20 minutes.
Tramore scored two goals in quick succession toward the end of the half, which was very unfair on our defensive trio of Sophie, Sadhbh and Saoirse Corcoran. Hannah Dobbyn had a particularly good game in goal and her kickouts have improved massively since the start of the season.
A number of changes were made at half-time. Ellie Thompson had a shot from the half-way line after three minutes which went narrowly wide but unfortunately Tramore scored again after 10 minutes. Mooncoin continued to push hard and nearly got their just rewards a few minutes later when Tramore were lucky to keep a clean sheet after a goalmouth scramble.
We emptied our bench midway through the second half and everyone who came on contributed to an excellent performance. Tramore scored two more goals which meant that the result did not reflect the game overall.
A number of girls were outstanding, especially Ella Brennan and Aoibhe, but player of the match goes to Molly Murphy for a tireless performance where she battled for every ball and was so unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet again.
Tramore are a good team who have been playing together for many years. We are still trying to find many players’ best position. A lot of lessons were learned on the sideline and we hope to work on these in training over the coming weeks.
A big thank you to Walter and Sheila for helping out today.