Youths Result: Carrick Utd 3 vs Mooncoin Celtic 0

We started very well against the champions elect and had a couple of half chances before Carrick started to get into it. A good free kick put Carrick 1 up but again Mooncoin pressed and were unlucky not to level when a ball flew across the Carrick goal line and just missed Evan Clearys toe (a bad miss). 2nd half was tit for tat throughout. Liam Quinn mistimed a tackle & Carrick won a peno to make it 2-0. Again we pressed and Jack Conway taught he had scored only to be ruled offside, with 5 minutes left Carrick wrapped it up and deservedly clinched a competitive league. Congratulations to Carrick Utd players and coaches.

U12 Girls Result Mooncoin Celtic 3 vs Dungarvan Utd 3

What a great game and finally Mooncoin got a result that they deserve. The girls can actually feel disappointed that they didn’t come away with all three points against a very good Dungarvan team who had lost only one match so far and who have a number of girls on the Waterford Development squad. We were more than a match for them in the mud of Ashgrove.

Aoibhe Rees deserves the plaudits for 3 excellent goals, which were the culmination of a lot of hard work from defense, through midfield and into attack. Ella Brennan and Saoirse Corcoran covered every blade of grass (that was left) in the middle of the pitch. Changing the defense in full at half time worked very well. All of the defenders in both halves battled hard against a very talented Dungarvan team.

There were long periods of the game where we dominated Dungarvan and were unlucky not to score considerably more. The Dungarvan midfield and attack was never given a minute to settle on the ball, and they would probably agree that there was more than an element of luck about some of their goals.

Every girl deserves to get a mention as they all performed fantastically well out there.
It is sometimes hard to believe that this is the first year of the Mooncoin Girls’ u12 team. We have a very special group of girls here who have improved some much in such a short time. The quality of the training sessions has been excellent in recent weeks and the girls are really progressing. We are looking forward to the next game in two weeks time.

4th Division Result Mooncoin Celtic 1 Dunmore 1

A right old battle took place in soft conditions in Ashgrove this morning with every ball scrapped for throughout. Dunmore were full value for their 1-0 lead but the boys kept prodding away and eventually the pressure paid off with Chucky Norris rifling home a penalty to bring them level. The second half was 50//50 with very little between the teams and the 1-1 draw was probably a fair result.

Result U12D: Ballinroad 1 Mooncoin Celtic 1

A large U12D squad made the trip out to Ballinroad for a lively encounter on Saturday morning. The lads started off a little slowly and Ballinroad took advantage and grabbed an early goal, but gradually and surely Mooncoin got themselves back into the game, stuck to the principles and kept playing football.

The defensive team of Cathal, Eoghan, Cormac and Thomas were solid and laid a strong platform as the chances started to come a plenty for Mooncoin in the 2nd half. There was a well taken goal by Conor W. mid way through the 2nd half and from there a number of chances were created. In the last 2 minutes Mooncoin hit the side netting at least 3 times so near and yet so far.

However as the final whistle blew the points were shared. That’s an unbeaten run for the lads in 2020 and a sure sign that they’re settled into the league now.

Under 12B league: Mooncoin Celtic A 0 Piltown A 1

They say lightning never strikes twice but the second Derby game in this league disproves that saying. Once again nothing between the 2 teams apart from a deflected free kick in the final 5 mins of the game, the exact same goal as our last meeting, hard to take after the lads worked so hard through the game. Best on the day for us was Finbarr Purcell.

U16 Result: Mooncoin Celtic 2 Dungarvan United 2

A heavy pitch made attractive football hard to come by but these two teams done their best in tricky underfoot conditions. Dungarvan were the better side in the first half and displayed their superiority racing in to a two goal lead and could have been more only for Nathan Long stopping Dungarvan on a couple of occasions.
Just on half time a mistake at the back gave Lee Freyne an open goal to make it 2-1.
2nd half started and a reshaped Mooncoin had more chances and possession & got a right hold of the game. Adam Conway hit the crossbar, Alex Bailey hit the post, and it took a Kieran Fagan penalty to equalise after Rizgar was taken down in the box.
Man of the Match was Luke Ramasawmy just ahead of Ryan O Grady & Liam Quinn. A decent performance overall in a very competitive league.