Review of Last Week

U11E Cup Result
Mooncoin Celtic 1
Ballinroad 1
Mooncoin Celtic won 3-1 on penalties.
We had Ballinroad who previously beat us 5-0 visit for our cup quarter final and it was a match to remember full of excitement from start to finish.
We started off really well and the lads showed how much they really wanted to win with super defending from the back four of Aideen, Charlie, Corey and Patrick all making decisive tackles early on and with Cormac making a big double save early on to keep us level. Some great last ditch defending from Corey and Charlie kept us level and shortly after Cormac put a goal kick out to Kieran on the right and he played a super ball through for John joe who had a lot to do from where he was but took a great first touch and rifled the ball across the keeper into the bottom corner to give us a 1-0 lead.
Edmond and Thomas were dangerous on the breaks and created a couple of really good chances towards the end of the half. Another superb save from Cormac kept us 1-0 up half time.
Harry and Henry came off the bench with Harry in at left back and Henry on the wing and they both performed outstandingly and made a big difference to us. Ballinroad levelled the scoring with a counter attack that was finished very well.
We rallied back really well and got behind the ball well at the back to keep the game level. We came under a lot of pressure towards the end and got Ryan on to steady the midfield for us and he done well with a few important interceptions. What looked like being a certain goal for the visitors ended up with another super save from Cormac in the last few seconds that got us to extra time. It was all pressure with Aidan back on making a big difference for at the back. We took it to penalties and it was Edmond up first and after giving a superb performance followed it up with a brilliant penalty smashing it in off the crossbar. Jim who was practising all week came on to show practice makes perfect with a super penalty into the top corner to make it 2-1 Cormac then make a brilliant save and it was the man of the match himself that stepped up to take the decisive kick which he smashed home to seal a famous win for this wonderful group of players who have trained hard all year and got their just reward today with a superb win and now it’s on to the semi finals.

U13 Cup Semi final Result
Mooncoin Celtic 2
Tramore 7
A poor start with the concession of two early goals was quickly rectified with replies from Paudie and Harry and we went in level at the break. Tramore’s physicality came to the fore late in with 4 goals in the last 10 minutes. A somewhat flattering scoreline as the boys done really well for long periods of the game. Best of luck to Tramore in the final.

U14 Girls Cup Result
Mooncoin Celtic 6
Piltown 1
A physical derby match was played out in sunny conditions on Sunday morning and Piltown were on the front foot from the off pulling level on the 20 minute mark before two quick goals had us 3-1 up at half time, Lexi, Anna and Briona all on the scoresheet. The second half was similar with very little given between the two sides. Late goals from Anna, Briona and Taylor sealed the girls passage to a semi final.

U18 Girls League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 2
Carrick United 6
A dominant display throughout from Carrick United who didn’t give the girls a second on the ball from start to finish and fully deserved the three points on offer. Goals on the day from Sarah Walsh and Emily Blackmore. All is not lost however as a win in their last game will snatch a play off for the girls.

U12D League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 6
Bohemians 1
The boys stretched their run to 10 games unbeaten with another good win with Pete, Oisín, Shay, Seanie and Billy among the goals. This side will be in confident form going in to the cup once the league is completed.

U12A League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Carrick United 4
Carrick United were full value for the three points with a hungry display against a tired looking home side. It might have been different if Ryan’s effort had gone in instead of rattling the crossbar early on. Tyler was excellent throughout with many great saves. Big 👏 to Carrick United coach Barry Walsh who was quick to take up the sweeping brush afterwards and leave the away dressing room just as they found it. Top man.

U12A League Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Villa 1
All Ireland semi finalists came to Suir Crescent Thursday evening and our boys knew they had to up their game from Tuesdays defeat. A tight affair was played out between the two sides until an injury time winner from Villa, heartbreaking but a much improved performance.

U14 Girls Cup Semi Final Result
Ballinroad 1
Mooncoin Celtic 3
Our u14 girls were on the road for their cup semi final, Ballinroad the opposition. We started strong and Briona opened the score with a fantastic free kick. After some resolute defending from Ballinroad, Lexi finally added a second before half time. The girls continued strong in the second half but this Ballinroad team never give up, and scored late on. Straight from the tip off though Anna R, Ciara and Sophie combined to set Lexi up for her second excellent finish of the day.
Thanks to the Ballinroad girls for their guard of honour before the game.
The dream of a double continues with a cup final this Monday 3rd June against Dungarvan in Tom Drohan park, Carrick at 2pm.

U11E Cup Semi final Result
Mooncoin Celtic 0
Ferrybank 5
A disappointing result unfortunately after last week’s heroics. The boys did start well but found themselves 3 down at half time as Ferrybank showed why they won the league. Second half saw an improvement in the lads but it wasn’t to be. Best of luck to Ferrybank in the final.