Our younger U14 girls travelled to Poleberry for this league tie against a strong Bohs team.
Superb efforts by all our girls on the night frustrated the home side for the majority of the game with a long range effort resulting in the first goal midway through the second half and VAR or goal line technology would have been helpful for deciding the second goal with our own goalkeeper in prime position to stop it from crossing the line but the goal was given much to the surprise of the majority in the ground. Let’s hope Furious Photography captured the moment!
A tough day at the office for this group who were well in it during the first half but found themselves two down at half time after two very good finishes by De la Salle and the stronger side pulled away in the second half.
A rip roaring contest in Suir Crescent this morning saw our boys entertain league leaders Southend and we took the game to them from the off with Will Doherty notching after 10 minutes and Cian O’Donoghue buried an effort just before half time to put us two up.
The expected reaction from Southend was quick with a sloppy goal conceded early and the equaliser followed soon after after poor defending under pressure from Southend players. We bounced right back with Billy O’Keeffe putting us back in front but again Southend came back to equalise with time ticking down.
A disappointed group afterwards after being ahead in the game but Southend showed why they are top of this league. Great advert for local schoolboys soccer.
A disappointing result for our young ladies side who should be very proud of their efforts against a decent Cork outfit. We flew out of the traps and took the lead on 10 minutes through Emily Blackmore’s tidy finish under the keeper.
Castleview came more in to the game and equalised midway through the half after a lapse in concentration. Just before half time we conceded a penalty which castleview tucked away to lead at half time.
The second half saw us dominating but try as we might we could not get that equaliser with Sarah Corcoran going closest in the last few minutes. A disappointing dressing room afterwards but all involved should be very proud of their performance. Best of luck to Castleview in the competition and a massive thank you to all who helped and supplied refreshments after the game.
On Sunday morning we welcomed Bohs to a sunny Suir Crescent with the hope of getting a point or three on the board. It was our first game in four weeks and in fairness we did well in the plan of containing and frustrating Bohs to a limited amount of chances.
At half time we were happy but worried about the amount of easy corners we were giving away and felt if we keep giving them away cheaply Bohs would capitalize eventually, which they did at the start of the 2nd half.
We were a little unlucky we lost our sweeper Lee Freyne who was having a very good game through injury. The most disappointing part of this 5-0 defeat is that we dropped our head too easy after the first goal, yes Bohs deserved to win but not in such an easy manner.
We have a lot of soul searching to do as a group this week as we had been making so good progress and we have to bounce back in positive fashion in next weekend’s game.
Football is full of clichés and today was a great example. A local u13 derby saw Kilmacow arrive in Suir Crescent.
Mooncoin got out of the blocks quickly and Sam added to his goals tally this season with a direct goal from a corner after 2 minutes.
Few minutes later and Shane played a deft ball through for Tommy to slot cooly past the keeper. Just before 15 minutes were on the clock Tommy became provider with James blasting the ball in to the back of the net to deservedly score his debut goal. The first half ended 3 nil up.
Mooncoin knew that Kilmacow would come out stronger in the second half and 2 similar goals through the middle gave Kilmacow plenty of confidence. 5 minutes later and a speculative hit nestled in the top of the Mooncoin goal.
If it wasn’t for a last minute block from Robbie, the game might not have finished a draw.
Football is a funny old game and it certainly was a game of 2 halves today. Well done to both sides for an entertaining match.
Captain Rueben led the front line away to Villa earlier today. The home team pressed us back in the early stages and got their reward with a well taken goal after we failed to clear our lines. Mooncoin came to life and began to control the game with Donncha, Billy and Eoin W taking thr game by the scruff of the neck.
A good ball was played through to Rueben who got ahead of the defender but was fouled heavily from behind. The resulting free kick was taken by Liam Mc who struck a lovely effort high into the top corner to equalise. 1-1 at the break.
Fresh legs came on in the second half and Mooncoin won an early corner. Eoin B hit it in low to the box and it travelled all the way to Shane on the far post for a tap in.
Villa weren’t done and scored their second and third soon after to equalise and subsequently take the lead. Mooncoin battled forward again and after a scramble the ball fell to Tadhg who hammered the ball into the corner. Some confusion followed but the ref allowed the goal to stand. Villa pushed on again and got down the left and young Calvin struck an unstoppable shot past our keeper for his fourth for the home team.
With minutes left it felt as if Villa were playing down the clock with numerous throws on the right side. Eoin managed to square the ball for Shane in the box, who played it to Tom, the goalscoring goalkeeper and he coolly slotted home for 4-4. Not content with a draw, the lads pressed on and won a corner in the dying seconds.
Donncha whipped in a lovely high cross which the Villa centre back headed into his own goal. Cue wild celebrations. An epic finish to an epic game of football.
Very unlucky today for the lads against a well organised ferrybank side. Shay Moore was unfortunate not to get 2 goals but the ferrybank keeper made great saves.
Pete Dunphy also got a shot from a cross cleared off of the line. Unfortunately they ended up conceding 2 goals off of corner kicks with ferrybank getting a 2-0 win. Lots of positives to take from this group as they are constantly improving individually and as a team.
Motm today goes to Aaron Walsh as he was great defensively and going forward in the centre of midfield and showed no fear as 1 of the younger players in the squad.