Pictured above is Eileen McGrath of our Ladies Committee presenting a cheque for €370 to Rene Comerford on behalf of Tom McKenna, Rene’s grandson. Congratulations Tom and thank you to all for your continued support.
Congratulations to the winner of our Soccer Marathon 50 50 draw, young Tom McKenna who scooped €370. Our fortnightly draw returns on Sunday September 10th and to kick off the season, our Ladies Committee are guaranteeing €500 for the winner. So click on the link to enter and please share with family and friends.
Good performance by all on duty this morning. Some excellent goals throughout especially Jamie Moore’s late finish from 40 yards.
Goalscorers for Mooncoin Celtic :
Ryan Carroll 2, Jason Halloran 2, Adam Conway, Jason Sauvage and Jamie Moore.
Villa at home next Sunday in Suir Crescent at 11am.
Ladies League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
The curtain came down on the season at the RSC back pitches this evening and Benfica showed why they are in contention for a possible double with a ruthless performance against our young side. The girls on duty this evening battled throughout the game. Tough season for our young squad against top opposition with plenty of positives to take for all players. Big thank you as always to supporters for cheering on the girls.
From the off our young ladies side set their stall out to frustrate Benfica for as long as possible and try catch them on the break. Our young back 4 were superb throughout the first half and really limited Benfica to long range shots. A lapse on 15 minutes was the only downside when a run from deep by the Benfica winger resulted in the opener. The whole midfield and Caoimhe Power up top done huge work throughout the first half and deserved more for their efforts. 1 nil at half time. A similar plan for the second half was set out but an early goal from a corner put a bit of daylight between the teams. A late third goal by Benfica saw them progress but a huge sense of pride in the disciplined performance by our young starting side with an average age of just 19. Best of luck to Benfica in the Cup final. Big thank you to all the supporters today throughout the game.
Suir Cresent is ready for tomorrow afternoon’s Ladies Cup Semi final against Benfica with kick off at 3pm. Both pitches in Suir Crescent are in splendid condition and are a source of great pride and a huge amount of thanks must go to chief groundsman Noel Dobbyn, whose meticulous standards keep our fabulous ground looking and playing so well. Our ladies would love support tomorrow so pop down and lend your support, we’ll even have a bit of new spectator fencing to lean on to save your back.
Our u16 girls visited Park Rangers for The Shona Heffernan Momorial Tournament and what a great day it was. The weather held off and a great tournament was had by all. We bowed out in the shield semi final.
Thank you very much to all at Park Rangers for their fantastic hospitality.
Some more photos from the day
Last Sunday we held our annual soccer marathon which was followed by our end of season awards. A big crowd came through our new gates and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon with plenty of fun had among coaches and players in all games and cross bar challenges. We finished with our player of the year awards for season 2022 /2023. A big thanks to everyone that helped set up for the day, Wild Willow Coffee Trailer for pitching up for the day and our two chefs Adam Cunningham and Mark Quinn for running the BBQ. Thanks must go to Mondo’s Takeaway for sponsoring our crossbar challenge prizes. Final thanks goes to everyone that sponsored our Soccer Marathon, it was very much appreciated.
A rip roaring start in Suir Crescent this evening with Adam Cunningham opening the scoring from a neat free kick routine on 10 minutes. Chances to beat the band came throughout the first half for us and Ryan Carroll tucked away our second on 25 minutes. A poor defensive error resulted in a goal being pulled back for Seaview. Try as we might we couldn’t add to our tally before half time. Second half saw a similar trend, chances a plenty but no finish to extend our lead and we got punished on 80 minutes with Seaview tucking away the equaliser. We still had more chances before the end but again poor finishing and good goalkeeping kept us out. Disappointing result but we’ll take the positives of all the chances created throughout the 90 minutes.