With 32 players at the u12 level this year, the coaches have brought all the players together in teams of 8 and will play off a mini Spring league in Mooncoin.
The players get to pick their team name and there are lovely trophies up for grabs. Big thanks to the kind sponsorship of H.R. Delahunty Solicitors, without this support we simply couldn’t put the tournament together.
On Thursday night we got off to a flyer with a great turnout and the Clogga Cluchies narrowly defeating Les Blues 6-4.
Christmas Raffle Results
1st prize: Christmas Hamper
2nd prize: Outfield Sports Voucher
3rd prize: Outfield Sports Voucher
4th prize: Bottle of Brandy
5th prize: Bottle of Whiskey
6th Prize: Gin Hamper
Thanks to all who sponsored prizes, to all that sold tickets and most importantly to all that supported the club by purchasing tickets over the last few weeks, your support is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to our u16 coach Victor Bailey who has been appointed the head coach of the Waterford U12 Girls Development squad for the coming season. Victor,along with Richard Long and Miguel Ponce de Leon have been busy climbing the coaching ladder over the last twelve months and recently completed their D License.Brilliant achievement for Victor to get this appointment and he has not stood still, with trials starting in the new year he has added the experienced Sarah Corcoran to the coaching team. Sarah has been a revelation in our girls section since joining last summer. Brilliant to have two club coaches involved with development squads. Best of luck to both Victor and Sarah for the coming season.
Two down after 15 minutes due to deflected long range effort and a scrappy free kick that wasn’t cleared, it looked like one of those days especially with the opposition talking about it finishing 10-0 and this only 15 minutes in.
But the lads dug in and dominated the next 75 minutes and were very unlucky not to go in at least level at half time but 2-0 it stood to Seaview.
JP Purcell pulled a goal back after good work by Eric Walsh just after the restart. A lovely little passage of play involving Niall Madden, Kevin Crowley and Jamie Moore saw a superb finish from Moore from all of 25 yards to level the game. The chances kept coming and eventually the pressure paid off when another attack starting deep in our own half saw James Blackmore slip Niall Madden in on the over lap to fire home the winner. We weathered the storm to see out the game. Good squad performance by all.
A deserved three points.
A big Christmas Hamper is up for grabs for first prize in our Christmas Raffle. We will be selling tickets tomorrow morning from 9am until 2pm on Blanchfields Centra, so get yourselves down to the luckiest shop in Ireland and support your local club.
Big thanks to Michael and Alice for accommodating us and Fiona for arranging the slot.
There was a large gathering of players from Waterford and Cork for a U15 and U13 girls blitz of football in Carriganore at the weekend and there were 3 representatives from Mooncoin Celtic with Ciara O’Keeffe playing at U15 level and Emily Blackmore, Mia Ponce de Leon playing at the u13 level.
There were not quite halves but 3 sections played in 30 minute stints. Ciara played a good part of the 2nd and 3rd segments, confident on the ball and strong on the tackle. The u15 game ending in a draw.
In the u13 match Emily scored 2 goals in the 3rd stint, the second goal was all about being in the right place at the right time, and no better person than Emily to score that one. Mia played in goal for the 3rd stint and pulled off some good saves, the best being a one on one situation to deny a Cork attacker that was through on goal. Mia kept a clean sheet and Waterford u13 girls ran out winners of their match.
A great showing from all 3 Mooncoin girls and hopefully more to come in 2020.