U14b League Result Mooncoin Celtic 7 Piltown 2

A very fast start from our girls had us 2 up thanks to Lexi and Anna R after only ten minutes. Piltown were not going to lie down in this derby match and got a brilliant goal from distance after fifteen minutes. But the girls starting turning the screw and got two great goals- one from Alexi and an excellent finish from Siobhán to make it 4-1 at half time. The second half was an even enough affair with further goals from Alexi, Anna R and Siobhán to finish the game 7-2.
A great win for our girls and an excellent team performance with all the subs contributing in the second half.

Weekend Review

U12A Results
Ferrybank 3
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Last Thursday the boys returned to action after a long lay off and the rustiness was evident from the off. They slowly grew in to the game but left themselves too much to do with Ferrybank getting their 3rd near the end after an og had got the lads back in to the game.

Tramore 1
Mooncoin Celtic 0
On Monday evening, a tight game in damp conditions saw Tramore edge the three points but a much improved performance by all on duty.

U11A League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Ballinroad 5
A slick Ballinroad side showed why they are one of the divisions top teams. First half was tight enough with Ballinroad 1 up with Billy having our best chance. Second half saw Ballinroad stick away a few nice goals with TJ being very unlucky not to keep a couple out, Donncha scrambled home our own goal.

U11D League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 2
Ballinroad 0
A long wait for their second win is over for this group as they put in their best performance to date. A goal from Tom had them 1 up at half time and a second by Liam Mc secured the three points on offer.

U11E League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Park Rangers 2

When these two met back in November it was a goal fest with park rangers winning.
This game was the polar opposite with us holding them scoreless until 10 mins to go when we were undone by a short corner that found itself in the top corner with the swirling wind.
We pushed for an equaliser and probably committed too many forward and park rangers scored again late on. A great battle by both teams on the day.

U11G League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Villa 5
This was always going to be a tough game for our youngest group as champions elect Villa showed their class in the second half with a number of classy finishes. They had done very well up to half time.

U13 League Result
Kilmacow 1
Mooncoin Celtic 4
The boys bounced back from a recent defeat with a win in this Derby fixture with goals from Aaron, Noel, Richie H and Richard D to secure the three points.

U15 League Result
Bohs 3
Mooncoin Celtic 3
U15s travelled to Bohs with a depleted team due to illness on Saturday afternoon but it didn’t deter the team. Cathal M scored from kick off within seconds. Bohs fought back and scored a great goal to level the game. A penalty to bohs gave them the lead at half time. A good hard fought battle with both teams having shots at goal. Charlie M was brought down in the penalty area and scored from the resulting penalty making it 2-2. Bohs got a 3rd half way the 2nd half before Conor P scored from a well taken corner from Cathal. 3-3 the final score. Bradley pulled off some outstanding saves in goal, Ella, Charlie and Conor H were outstanding but the whole team played fantastic.
Great tough game from Bohs.

U12 Girls Result
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Southend 3
Our u12 girls came up against Southend this morning. Another very good performance. We started on the front foot and for the first quarter were on top, but unfortunately couldn’t convert any chances. Southend scored against the run of play and that really settled them. Both teams went toe to toe for the rest of the first half but our opponents scored a good goal on the stroke of half time. Both defences were on top for the second half but Aoibhe V found a way through, with a great finish.
A blatant penalty for the girls, towards the end of the half was not given, and an unfortunate mistake finished the game at 1-3 to Southend.
Well done to all the girls who are improving game on game. The commitment and hard work in training is really showing on the pitch.

U16 Girls Result
Mooncoin Celtic 3
Park Rangers 4
A cracker of a game with plenty action but unfortunately Park Rangers came away with the three points despite a hat trick from Ella Brennan.

Ladies FAI Cup
Ferns United 9
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Leinster kingpins Ferns showed why they are a top top side with no mercy shown against our ladies squad.

Club legends

Pictured below are two legendary figures in our club, founding member Matty Kelly and long term servant Noel Dobbyn who were in attendance at the book launch for the Waterford Junior League Centenary Book in the Tower Hotel last night. They are pictured with the original club shirt from 1968 which thankfully Matty has kept in wonderful condition. Massive congratulations to the Waterford Junior League committee for putting on a real special night.

U16 Girls League Mooncoin Celtic 3 Park Rangers 4

Today we had a home game against Park Rangers. We started brightly with our girls controlling the play for much of the first half. Unfortunately a break against the run of play broke the deadlock and the visitors were in front.
Second half Park Rangers doubled their lead before Ella Brennan pulled a goal back for us. A couple of minutes later Miss Brennan had the game level. Park Rangers stuck a third and a fourth before Ella completed her hat trick. Our girls pushed on for a deserved equaliser but unfortunately the clock beat us today.
The girls left everything out on the pitch and the least they deserved was a draw but it wasn’t to be. We are very grateful to Hannah Dobbyn who stepped up for us today in the absence of Sadhbh. Hannah you played a blinder as did all girls that took to the field today

It is with Great sadness that we share the passing of Stephanie Hearne

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of young Stephanie Hearne at the tender age of 36. The Hearne family have been involved in the club in recent years through coaching and playing underage with our schoolboys and schoolgirls. Our sincerest condolences go out to all of Stephanie’s family and friends during this sad time. May Stephanie Rest in Peace. Please see funeral arrangements below.


U12D League Result Park Rangers 1 Mooncoin Celtic 0

The only game we played this weekend and a 50/50 gane unfolded out in Park Rangers with very little between the 2 sides. Shay M did an excellent job breaking up play and using his dribbling to create plenty chances throughout the game while Billy F was using his pace on the right side of midfield to create a chance every time he got the ball. We were also unlucky in the first half through Pete D who also had a shot saved. Patrick O’H did a great job in the goal making plenty saves throughout. 2nd half was very similar with both teams creating chances but we unfortunately couldn’t find a goal today. Park Rangers smashed a volley into the top corner from just outside the box leaving Patrick rooted to the spot with nothing to do. Despite the result the boys gave it there all and have come on a long way from the start of the season and their hard work on the training ground is paying off. Standout performances for Billy F who was a danger every time he got the ball, Shay M who showed great leadership skills and dictated all play in the middle of the park, Patrick O’H who put on another super performance in the goal and Teddy D who was put in centre back for his first time in the second half and didn’t leave anything get past him.

“Better late than never”

At last we get U10 Girls Player of the year for last season, Gwen Dermody with her trophy. Gwen has been in top form this season since stepping up to U11 and she also plays with the U12s. A big future ahead for this young lady who rarely puts a foot wrong.

Weekend Round Up

U11A League
Villa 2
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Our young side went toe to toe with Villa on the astro on Saturday and gave a very good account of themselves making Villa work for the three points until the very last minute.

U11D League
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Hibs 4
A Liam MC goal put the boys 1 up against a strong Hibs side and this was a much improved performance for this group with plenty games to come in the coming weeks.

U11E League
Mooncoin Celtic 3
Kilmacow 0
The lads got back to winning ways in a windy suir crescent on Saturday morning.
Corey opened the scoring with a tidy finish from a great corner from Charlie. Some good work from Edmund slipped in captain for the day Jim who finished smartly to put us two up. Kilmacow started the second half much better than us with Corey and Cormac saving us on a couple occasions. Late in to the second half Kieran ran on to a powerful goal kick from Cormac and buried it past the keeper for our 3rd. A great performance all round in tricky conditions with Corey man of the match for heroics at both end.

U11G League
Mooncoin Celtic 3
Kilmac 6
Goals from Harry and two from Kieran had the youngest group 3-2 up at half time. Tired legs and a bigger Kilmac side getting on top saw the tables turned in the second half.

U13C League
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Tramore 4
League leaders came to Suir Crescent and showed why they are the ones to catch in this league. Aaron D with the goal for us but Tramore ran out comfortable winners.

U15C League
Ballinroad 8
Mooncoin Celtic 2
We were 2-0 down within 15 mins. Ben pulled one back just before half time. Ballinroad scored straight from the kickoff in the second half adding 2 more before Charlie was taken down halfway through the 2nd half and Cathal scored the penalty. We had missed a few chances where ballinroad took their chances.
Good game despite the result. Charlie M and Dylan Mc were outstanding today.

Ladies Munster Junior Cup
Cahir Park 1
Mooncoin Celtic 6
A strong display from our senior girls who showed no mercy on a young Cahir team with hat tricks from Emily Blackmore and Becky Derwin sending the ladies through to the next round.

U12 Girls Result
Mooncoin Celtic 2
Park Rangers 4
Our U12 girls had a right old battle with Park Rangers on a sticky pitch on Sunday morning. Goals from Caitlín Pryor and Aoibhe Vereker were not enough on the day to get the three points.

1B League
Park Rangers 5
Mooncoin Celtic 1
A disastrous start with the concession of two early goals set us back but we slowly got in to the game with plenty chances coming our way. We pulled a goal back through Kieran Fagan on the stroke of half time and rejigged formation at the break to try get on top. Plenty chances again were created but no finished product. Park Rangers capitalised on a lapse in concentration to put a two goal cushion between the teams and two late goals put a gloss on the scoreline. The display of young Tadhg Derwin on goal was the only positive we can take from it.

U16 Girls Result
Dungarvan United 1
Mooncoin Celtic 4
A cracking away win for this squad with goals from Molly Q, Molly M, Ella B and Aoibhe R saw three points secured.

Ladies Munster Cup Cahir Park AFC 1-6 Mooncoin Celtic

Our ladies team made the trip to Cahir on Saturday afternoon for a Munster Cup clash with Cahir Park . Recording our Ladies team first ever win in a Cup
Competition .
The girls got off to a flyer on the 15 minute mark when Emily Blackmore finished from a superb Sommer Grant pass . Adding to the tally on the 25 min mark when Sommer delivered a corner to the box where Emily was waiting to calmly volley home . Our back four of Grace O Toole , Kate McGrath and Niamh Reddy , led by Amy Lehane really settled into the game clearing and extinguishing any threat from the home team . On 35 mins, Sommer was yet again the conductor and sent a fast ball through to Becky Derwin to dispatched the ball to the back of the net .
The second half was every bit as lively and eventful as the first. Shaunna Mullowney played a key role in mid field along with Bethany Carroll and both ladies dictated the play for much of the game , on the 50 minute mark Emily scored her third of the day with a shot outside the box . The introduction of subs freshened us up , with all the girls making an impact . Becky completed her hatrick on 80 mins with a through Ball from Sommer to the over lapping Kate Mcgrath who pulled the ball back for Becky to slot home . Stand out Performances on the day from … Sommer, Bethany, Shaunna and our hatrick duo of Emily and Beckey. Well done girls