Today, 20×20 launched a call to action that asks the whole country to #ShowYourStripes for women in sport by pledging one action- to either participate more, attend more,or promote more women’s sport. As a club we have been very lucky to see our girls section grow rapidly in the last two years to a point where we have 60+ girls playing u10,u12 and u14 every other weekend and some are playing schoolboys soccer too while also having a steady stream of girls attending academy every week. This rapid growth in the girls section would not have been possible without the help of coaches, 4 of which are female coaches which is crucial to develop and bring girls soccer forward. On the committee side of things, there is also strong female presence on hand to keep the club moving forward. We are always on the lookout for more help, be it on the coaching side or administration/committee side. So any ladies out there looking to get involved on any level with our club or feel they could bring something new to the club please get in touch through our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram.
A slick Tramore outfit from the 4A league were too hot to handle for the lads but they put in a mighty effort throughout and on another day it might just have gone their way. Shane Twomey got the goal on the day and chances were passed up with the score at 1-1 before Tramore got their nose in front and sealed it with a late 3rd goal.
It was great to be back in action and the Ashgrove pitch was well laid out for the visit of Bohemians.
There was a quick hectic start to the game with over a months worth of football coming out in a 5 minute spell with a few chances for both sides but it was Mooncoin that took the lead with a fine shot from Sean O’Donoghue.
There was great skill to see from both sides with individual breaks and some fine passing. On the 15 minute mark the Mooncoin forwards but pressure on the Bohs defence and in the blink of an eye Sean O’Donoghue had the ball in the net again.
A minute or 2 from tip off Sean took a fine shot from outside the box which crashed against the cross bar and out of play. Nearly the hatrick but then Bohs got a foothold in the game and pulled a goal back which was full deserved.
The 2nd half was full of drama Bohs hit the bar and post a few times and there was fine saves from Cathal too. Not to be out done the Bohs keeper had to save from Ben, Conor, Ella and Charlie. Mooncoin had mastered the break from defence to attack and while Bohs were great at applying pressure there was always a chance Mooncoin would score too. In end there were no goals in the second half and Mooncoin ran out winners. Fair play to the whole squad, it was a true team effort from all 12 players. This team remains unbeaten in 2020 and they just can’t wait for the next match.
An excellent team display in what was a very difficult morning for football with a horrendous swirling wind to contend with. We took the lead midway through the first half when josh McLoughlin raced onto a Darragh Conway through pass to finish with a lob. The ever dangerous Josh was then brought down outside the box a few minutes later and up stepped Darragh Aylward to score a free kick that Ronaldo would be proud of. We could have added to our tally with Oision, Anil and Darragh Aylward going close but the Southend keeper was in fine form again. Great effort from all 11 players involved in tough conditions.
A deserved win in tricky conditions with goals coming from Kipper with the first two and a Niall Madden free kick sealing victory to send the lads through to the next round. Good display by all involved.