U18 League Result Bohemians 2 Mooncoin Celtic 3

On a day where anything was possible . These two teams took to the pitch in a 5 goal thriller , where each possible ending meant a different outcome to what has been an exciting 18s league .
A Win for the home side meant the league would be won in Ben wadding park for Bohemians , a draw would mean that Carrick United would top the poll and a win for Mooncoin would mean that we live to fight another day , and force a play off with Carrick for the top prize .
A nervy start saw Bohs dictate the play . But we soon settled in and started to get ourselves involved . On the 14 minute mark Emily Blackmore made her presence known when she took possession of the ball by the corner flag and headed towards goal , taking a look towards the goal , she took aim from a tight angle and got her shot away, the ball sailed to the top comer of the net . We settled a little at this point and imposed ourselves on the home side . Molly Long played a pivotal role today and her work rate on the wing was superb . On the other wing Ella Brennan played her part , breaking down play and forcing the ball forward . Hannah Carol and Sommer Grant worked tirelessly in Midfield to get the ball forward.
In defence , Kate McGrath and Eimear Quinn, along with Niamh Reddy and Gracie O Toole, did what was necessary to keep the opposition at bay .
Ten mins from Half time we struck again after winning a ball in the centre of the park through a Hannah Carroll tackle , she passed to Molly Long who got a pass to the feet of Emily , who took a touch , and with only her left foot as an option hit a shot that rattled the net . Sarah Walsh put in another mammoth shift for us today and was unlucky not to score before the halftime break .
The second half was a completely different affair, and bohemians managed to get themselves right back into the game . It was all square heading into the last 20 mins of the game .
Full credit to our girls , who dug deep ….. and kept the pressure on . In the 68th minute, a throw ball collected by Molly Long was cleverly sent it over the heads of both sets of players outside the box for Emily volley the ball and it flew to the back of the net , to the delight of the travelling support . We closed the game out with our defence and Keeper Abbie Hassett on full alert, knowing what was at stake . Subs Ciara Ross , Sophie Scahill, Mollie Murphy, and Keelin all
played their part today in a fantastic team effort .
Todays result means the league will be decided in a play off between ourselves and Carrick United .
Massive thanks to the supporters today and all season .

Clover Tournament

Our U9 boys today and despite the weather the boys really enjoyed themselves with three wins from three in the group against Southend, Ballinroad and Bohs before a quarter final battle against Tramore proved to be a right battle with the lads on top in the first half but Tramore got the crucial goals to progress. Tough one to take but some fabulous football played by all involved throughout the day. Thanks as always to Mick Mullowney and his team for running a great tournament.

U14B Girls Cup Final Dungarvan United 0 Mooncoin Celtic 3

Our U14 girls played their cup final in the fantastic Tom Drohan Park, home of Carrick United, in front of a packed crowd. From the off it was clear this was going to be a great final against Dungarvan United. The first half was a very equal affair with both sides giving it everything but nerves were very obvious in both sides with very little between the teams. The only thing separating the sides at half time was a header by Lexi from an excellent Briona corner. The second half continued the same with chances at both ends. Lexi got the all important second goal from the penalty spot after a handball. In the closing stages of the game Anna R sealed the victory calmly slotting home at the back post. Special mention goes to Ciara who picked up the player of the match award for covering every inch of the pitch, this was chosen by the officials on the day. A great victory with all eighteen girls on duty playing their part. Thanks to Dungarvan United for a very sporting game. Thanks also to the match officials, WDWSL and the large supporting contingent on the day in Carrick.
Lastly a huge congratulations to our u14 girls and coaches who have worked tirelessly throughout the year, twice a week in all weathers resulting in an historic double for Mooncoin Celtic schoolgirls. 🏆🏆

U14 League Mooncoin Celtic 2 Tramore 2

As the long u14b season is nearing conclusion Mooncoin hosted Tramore in Suir Crescent. Mooncoin dominated possession in the first half but despite lots of shots did not create too many big chances. In the second half we continued in the same vein and Tommy curled a shot from outside the box to score his first goal of the season in to the top corner, reward for his non-stop effort. Mooncoin relaxed and despite a fab save from Bradley, Tramore were quicker to the parry to slot home an equaliser. This spurred the lads on and Cathal floated a dangerous ball in to the box that James pounced on to score clinically when the chance looked to have gone. The lads thought they’d done enough to get the 3 points but Tramore won a late corner and the corner-taker got to the second ball to hit an unstoppable shot in to the far corner of the net and the match finished shortly after with points shared with final score of 2-2.

Cup Final Day

Tomorrow our U14 girls play Dungarvan United in the Cup Final and hopefully clinch a fantastic league and cup double. Support for this talented group is crucial as was shown when they won their league in front of a big crowd recently. If at all possible, get yourselves up to Carrick for 2pm and cheer on this team to cup glory.

U16 League Mooncoin Celtic 5 Dungarvan 1

It really was a Super Sunday in sunny Suir Cresent as our girls gave what was probably the best performance of the season to date.
From the kick off our girls pressed. But it wasn’t until the 20th minute for the deadlock to be broken when Keelin Byrne headed home a perfectly delivered free kick from Ella. On the 40th minute Áine Connery doubled our lead with a tap in after some great work by Aoibhe. After 55 minutes, Dungarvan pulled a goal back, but in a super response, Mooncoin went down the other end and restored our 2 goal lead through Áine on 56 minutes, getting her second of the day. 7 minutes later, in the 63rd minute, Keelin got her second of the day. Mooncoin were dominant in all areas at this stage. On 70 Aoibhe Rees got her deserved goal to make it 5 1 to the hosts.
The 16 girls in todays squad all got game time, and every single one played their part in this performance. We controlled the game in its entirety from start to finish.
A big thank you to Danielle for the ice pops after the game. Much appreciated

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.

Fixtures for this weekend

U11E Cup
Mooncoin Celtic v Ballinroad
Kick off 10.30

U14B Cup
Mooncoin Celtic v Piltown
Kick off 11am

U18 Girls League
Mooncoin Celtic v Carrick United
Kick off 1.30

U13C Cup semi final
Mooncoin Celtic v Tramore
Kick off 5pm

4 big games scheduled for this weekend and all are on in Suir Crescent. Please get out and support our young teams in their quest for silverware.