Week one of the return to training for our younger teams in our new ground in Suir Crescent is completed after a lovely sunny evening with 94 academy kids enjoying themselves over the 2 hourly sessions this evening . We would like to thank all that have dropped off kids or visited the ground this week for their cooperation and patience on entering and exiting and also their kind words of encouragement. A final thank you to the residents in Suir Crescent for putting up with us, this week saw a return of noise from kids playing and enjoying themselves for the first time in many many years and we hope this continues for many many more.
Week 8 sees 15 looking to progress but it is getting trickier as we go week to week.. This week sees 5 on Spurs, 3 each on Leicester and West Ham respectively, 2 on Man City and one each on Everton and West Brom.
Best of luck to all remaining entries.
A massive thank you to all our members for your support and patience in recent times but we were finally able to hold our monthly draws!! It was wonderful to see our younger members training at The Academy this evening in the new grounds. Well done to all our winners, listed as follows:
1st prize €700 – Mooncoin Academy
2nd prize €200 – David McGrath
3rd prize €100 – Roy Foran
Seller’s prize €50 – Kevin Dobby
1st prize €700 – Rosie Kelly
2nd prize €200 – Noel Dobbyn
3rd prize €100 – Rene Morahan
Seller’s prize €50 – John Ryan
1st prize €700 – Seamus Comeford
2nd prize €200 – ‘The Homers’
3rd prize €100 – Padraig Kirwan
Seller’s prize €50 – Seamus Comeford
1st prize €700 – Michael Fielding
2nd prize €200 – Barry Hearne
3rd prize €100 – Peter Brennan
Seller’s prize €50 – Denis Healy
Very rarely would you get two lads from the one area born on the very same day but Mooncoin has a right duo sharing this honour. A big happy 30th birthday to our 3rd division hot shots Niall Madden and JP Purcell. Jp will always be remembered for that winning goal for Waterford u15s in a Munster Final many years ago, while Niall Madden has been a revelation since returning to the bigger ball 2 years ago. Best wishes lads from all in Mooncoin Celtic. 🍻
What started out as a pipe dream 6 years ago has now become reality as we have turned Suir Crescent into a state of the art facility that our current crop of youngsters, both male and female will enjoy for years to come and also many generations after them. It took 2 years and many calls and emails through local councillor Patrick Dunphy, John Paul Phelan TD and the then Junior Housing Minister Paudie Coffey TD to secure our 30 year lease and from there it took enormous patience from the time John Crowley generously sprayed off the old property to main contractor Declan Walsh and Sons taking on the task of stopping and starting and eventually overseeing a brilliant project that all in Mooncoin can be very proud of. We have attached some photos from before the soccer club’s time…… to John Crowley getting ready to spray……to discovering the old drainage system if you can spot it…….. to a handsome Stephen Walsh preparing drains…. to where we were this evening in glorious sunshine with our u11 squad enjoying their return to training.
Tomorrow evening will see a new exciting chapter begin for the club when the first of our underage teams will start using our new ground in Suir Crescent for training purposes. Over the next couple of weeks we will be getting used to our new surroundings around drop offs, parking and picking up in the new ground. We are asking all when entering Suir Crescent, please proceed at a reasonable speed and always respect the residence of Suir Crescent when entering and leaving the ground.
It has taken many years to get to this point with the ground now ready for use. All the people of Mooncoin are welcome to come up any evening this week to take a look for themselves to see what a wonderful facility has been developed for the next generation of kids to enjoy.
Update for our 300 Club members. We will be holding 4 monthly draws on Friday 30th April. We will have our January, February, March and April draws in one. As always, the draw will be held live so tune in on the night to see if you have been lucky. 8 p.m. 30th April.
With Covid restrictions easing later in the month, we will be holding the outstanding monthly draws for January, February and March and also holding our April draw for our confined members, date and time to be confirmed for our draws which will be live here on our Facebook page .
Also, with the easing of restrictions, our underage teams are getting ready to return to training and all going well they will be training in our new ground in Suir Crescent in two weeks time.
So another 2 entries dropped tonight with Everton failing to win. That leaves 15 going through to Week 8 in the race for €500. There will be a couple of weeks break until the next full round of fixtures due to FA Cup Semi Finals and the League Cup final. Fixtures will be sent out in due course. Best of luck to all remaining entries.
After Saturday and Sundays games we lost 7 more entries due to Man City and Burnley failing to win. 12 entries breathed a sigh of relief this evening as Arsenal won and that makes it 15 through to Week 8 while 2 are waiting on Everton away to Brighton tomorrow evening.