U13b: Bohemians 1 – 2 Mooncoin Celtic

On the run in to Christmas there was a holiday treat this Saturday as Bohs and Mooncoin played a stormer of a match under the lights at Poleberry.

The 1st half had the two evenly matched sides exchange a few chances but it was Bohs that took the lead just 5 mins before half time.

The Mooncoin boys raised themselves during the break and raised their game as 5 mins into the 2nd half they scored a great team goal finished off with great aplomb by Canice H. from right back.

No more than 2 minutes later and it was 2-1 to Mooncoin as Conor W. got a goal he richly deserved for all his hard work.

There was then a flurry of chances created by Bohs, but Eoin T. in goal was super.

Mooncoin kept to their game plan, and may have made it three to seal the game with a great passing move but the final shot just clipped over the Bohs crossbar.

The final whistle was a welcome relief and meet with great shouts of joy as the boys closed out the year on a high.

Some great displays across the whole team with a shout out to Fintin M. who made his debut at this age group.

U11b: Mooncoin Celtic 1 – 0 Villa

A hard fought first half saw very few chances for either side as both teams gave nothing away at the back.

Villa came out strongly second half and had opportunities to go ahead but for a number of fine saves by Fionn on goal. Villa even had a goal disallowed for offside.

Mooncoin’s midfield began to take control in the last few minutes however and when a loose ball fell to Charlie, his shot looped over the Villa keeper’s head to give our boys a 1-0 lead.

The Mooncoin lads ensured the scoreline remained intact for a first league win of the season and just in time for Christmas. They now leapfrog Villa to go at least 6th in the table.

A coach on the rise

Congratulations to JP Byrne, coach at U14 Girls and U16 Boys and also part time coach for a few other squads and semi-part time referee, who recently completed the FAI PDP2 footballing coaching course and well on his way to being a future Ireland international coach.

300 Club Christmas Draw winners

The 300 Club Christmas draw was held this week and the winners include:

  • 1st Prize €700 Mary Mini Morahan
  • 2nd Prize €200 Kevin Law
  • 3rd Prize €100 John Conway

Seller’s Prize €50 Mary Mini Morahan

Winners of the bonus Christmas draw of 5x €100 are:

  • Mooncoin Celtic
  • Diamuid McKenna
  • Ned Norris
  • Declan Quinn
  • John Hearne

Well done to all and thank you for the continued support.

U14b : Mooncoin 3 Tramore 2

If ever the saying it was a game of two havles suited a game it was this one.

We were 2-0 down inside 20 mins totally out played and out battled with the only plus for us being Anil’s excellent finish from a great through ball from josh.

A few stern questions and a tactial switch at half time and the second half turned out to be totally different we dominated the precedings Daniel made it 2-2 and Oisín on from half time scored what turned out to be the winner indeed both those players put in a huge 2nd half to get us back in the game.

In fact from half time every player gave their all and can be proud of the 2nd half performance but player of the match today goes to Josh McLoughlin who led the line tirelessly Josh has had hes injury problems of late and it was great to see him back to he’s best.

U12b Boys: Mooncoin Celtic 4 – 3 Bohemians B

Perfect morning in Suir Crescent to play Bohs u12s. Bohs started strongly and went 1-0 up in the first 5 minutes. Great play between Robbie and Ethan for the equaliser shortly after.

The game settled for the next quarter of an hour with both sides having chances. Shane got a goal, the ref must have had VAR on his watch as it just crossed the line. Second half and Fintan had a goal chalked off for offside when a teammate tapped it in as it was rolling over the line.

A great through ball from Fionn released Ethan and he calmly slotted home his second goal. Bradley came on up front in the second half and showed his composure to score and make the game 4-1.

Bohs didn’t give up and they got 2 goals back with a good shot and a scrambled goal from a corner.

Mooncoin defence were all determined to see out the last few minutes and it finished 4-3 in our favour.