As always thank you to everyone for support and well done to all our winners.
We will be holding a Super Draw with the lotto winnings for the year. The money will be divided up once we know what the total winnings are in October. (Unless of course we win big in the last lottery tickets of the year) The Super Draw will be held live on the 29th October at 7 p.m.
A very close encounter today in Suir Crescent as our u16 girls took on Carrick .
We got off to a flyer with a run through from Aoibhe Rees who recieved a beauty of a pass from Sommer Grant, and slotted the ball to the net. However a quick paced Carrick United evened the game up again before long .
Carrick piled the pressure on from the middle of the pitch, and our back four , Kate McGrath , Sophie Schaill , Eimear Quinn and Caoimhe Hartwell did very well to keep things at bay .
We got our noses ahead again when Niamh Reddy found Emily Blackmore with a pass, who finished to the net. There was plenty of comings and going’s for about ten mins before Carrick equalised for the second time.
Half time came and went with the game locked at 2-2 .
Mia Ponce De Leon did a stellar job between the sticks , and did what was required every time danger lurked . Molly Long and Luiseach O Donohue covered a lot of ground working on the wings.
The introduction of Katie Phelan , Ellie Corcoran and Orna Hennebery added some well needed freshness to the squad .
But Carrick were the team to come out on top today. Scoring their third goal with 20 mins to go .
Our girls really rallied for the final quarter and had a chance or two to equalise, alas today was not to be our day .
What a match to start off the u13b league, a local derby against Kilmacow and while Mooncoin started off well they found themselves 0-3 down after 20 minutes.
Then Finn scored a cracking free kick making it 1-3 at half time and the team rallied during the half time break and came out into the 2nd half full of gusto as the two goal deficit was pulled back to 3-3 with goals from Charlie and Sean.
A quick break out made it 3-4 to Kilmacow but the Mooncoin boys pulled it back again with a cross come shot from Luke to make it 4-4 , honours even and a shared point from a great match.
The U15s started their season with a home game to local rivals Piltown. In a game quite well controlled from the first whistle, Mooncoin ran out comfortable winners against a battling young Piltown side. Goals from Marti, Canice, Jamie and not forgetting Robbie who bagged 4, capped off a great team performance. Next up are Park Rangers at home.
U17s Began their league campaign today with an away game to Villa Fc
The game started at a frantic pace with both teams wanting to get on top …. Most of the play in the first half was in the Middle of the field with some great passages of play from ourselves and the Villa .
Our back four did very well against the constant pressing of the villa midfield and strikers . Ciara Corcoran made her presence known and really helped to distribute the ball .
Five minutes after the first water break , Corcoran got a shot off to Emily Blackmore who was fouled . And had a free awarded
Sommer Grant stepped up to take the kick , and it finished in the net giving us the lead which we took to the half time break .
Both teams took to the field with Gusto for the second half … Cayla Dunphy , Kate McGrath and Ciara O Keeffe all had their work cut out for them , with the always reliable Ella Bailey on hand when needed .
A clearance from Ciara O Keeffe over the top , was run on to by Emily Blackmore who got the shot away and looked to have beaten the villa keeper, but the ball landed just short of the line , with Grace O Toole making no mistake in slotting it to the net to give the girls a 2-0 lead .
There was a 25 minute period where the exchanges were back and forth before Villa pounced slotting to the net to put the game back into the melting pot with ten minutes to go.
Our keeper was superb today and pulled off some fantastic saves and her communication and direction to her players today was great.
With this all the girls pulled together and saw the last ten minutes out for the win.
A very close encounter between both teams were hard work and determination got us over the line.