Saturday afternoon the u14 Schoolboys took an unusual route by heading west towards Tipperary were they met Clonmel Celtic the Schoolboys FAI National Cup.
This was the first time in 5 years that any team in Mooncoin Celtic had played in a national cup competition and they started off very well with some slick passing out from the back and through the midfield.
There was an early shout for a penalty for Mooncoin but it was immediately waved away. Then the teams exchanged some shots, with Clonmel taking the lead from one of their chances.
The 2nd half started at a quick pace and there was a mighty midfield battle, but Clonmel got another break through goal in the early part of the 2nd half which made to tie a little more difficult for Mooncoin.
It was a battling performance from the lads today, and every player can be proud of their efforts against a well established Premier A side. The Mooncoin players didn’t look out of place with such company and will for sure continue to do well in the league campaign.
MoM in this one was Finbarr Purcell who had a titanic display at centre back.