Latest newsletter from MCFC 27th March 2022MCFC-Newsletter-27Mar22
Congratulations to this week’s winner, 3rd division player Seán Walsh who receives €335 for supporting our 50-50 draw for our Schoolboys and Schoolgirls teams. Thank you to all for your continued support.
Our next draw will be this coming Sunday (April 3rd). Envelopes are available at all training sessions and from local businesses.
- Crokes Shop
- Blanchfields Centra
- Costcutter Mooncoin
- Comerfords 1778 Mooncoin
- Royal Oak Mooncoin
- Bubbles and Bows
You can also enter the draw online at https://mooncoinceltic.com/mcfcs-50-50-split-the-pot/
With the sun shining brightly from early morning, today was always going to be a good day for football and so it proved to be as an unbeaten Park Rangers team came to Suir Crescent.
The early exchanges saw some good passing from Park Rangers and some fine defending from Mooncoin, although it was Mooncoin that got the first on target shots of the match.
This first half was a tight affair, with Will Walsh having to take command of his goal area a number of times. In injury time of the 1st half the deadlock was broken as the Park Rangers left-back hit a fine free kick in to the goal.
One nil down at half time and with the season on the line the next 30 minutes were crucial, and the Mooncoin boys were rightly up for it, apply pressure from the first seconds of the 2nd half.
The Park Rangers keeper made some good saves but Conor Walsh, Sean O’Donoghue, Finn Foskin and Will Mcloughlin all pushing hard and created some fine chances, and sure enough got back in to the game with a goal scored by Conor right on the line.
The Mooncoin tails were up and the boys kept applying pressure, and derseved to go ahead from another goal by Conor W.
Now it was time to dig in and Mooncoin were ready for it, with Ben, Eoghan, Naoise, Sam and Canice fighting for every ball. Naoise H. was just awesome in defence with a Franco Baresi display and if anything did come through Eoghan was in goal to mop it up.
In midfield Daniel, Charlie and Luke worked their socks off and gave it everything and Sam Murphy came on to ensure the tight defense remained unbreakable.
The whistle went, Mooncoin won 2-1 and go top of the u13b league and the shouts of joy could be heard all over the village.
The Academy Boys headed to Williamstown, the home of De La Salle for a set of exciting matches today.
The De La Salle crew were fantastic hosts and we can’t wait to have them out in Mooncoin soon.
Friday was a great evening for football as the Mooncoin Academy girls hosted girls from Piltowns.
There was loads of super play during the games, some great goals and there were so many girls teams that the photographer couldn’t get around to all the teams.
Captain for the day Viktor led out the team against Bohs and Mooncoin were a goal up inside the first minute when a long pass from Tadhg found Sean who played a cushioned volley into the bottom corner.
Bohs pressed hard for an equaliser but were hit on the break ten minutes in by Cian who won a corner after great work down the wing.
His resultant corner went across the face of goal to Padraig who coolly slotted home. Aaron and birthday boy Tom were dogged throughout and controlled the midfield from then on.
Fionn on goal had a quiet game for once but his handling was excellent as usual when called upon.
Mooncoin were unlucky not to score again in the second half with two attempts each from Tadhg and Aaron whose second hit the woodwork.
A bright result on an equally bright day for the lads and thanks once again to our jersey sponsors at Dragonz Den.
Player development camps will be hosted over the Easter break in association with the Football Academy of Ireland.
There are limited places and so make sure to book a place for the Mooncoin Celtic camp asap on the website:
Latest newsletter from MCFC 20th March 2022MCFC-Newsletter-20Mar22
A windy Saturday for the visit of league leaders unbeaten Park Rangers, and after an under par 1st half, where we gave away two really soft goals.
We had a chat in our new dressing room and came out and really took it to Park Rangers. Josh scored a cracker from outside the box in the first 10mins to get us back in the game , then a short time later Anil bended a beauty in to top corner.
Park Rangers were rattled, we had two good chances and a big call for a penalty not given from a clear hand ball.
Park Rangers got two late goals on the break showing the good side they are.
Overall we were delighted with 2nd half performance and hope we learn from the soft goals.
MoM in this one was Anil for the amount of ground covered and hard work. Special mention for Connor Walsh on his first start and was unlucky not to score.
A sunny start in Piltown for the u12s though a strong wind made it very difficult for both teams to play good football.
A cagey scoreless first half with limited chances for both teams. The second half opened up and Piltown took the lead from a break through the middle halfway through the second half.
The lads picked themselves up and despite the pressure the Piltown defence stayed resolute and the match finished 1-0.