A sunny Sunday morning kickoff in the u16 cup semi final saw Tramore travel to Suir Crescent for a game that was very evenly matched .
On 12 minutes Mooncoin broke the deadlock when Ella Brennan curled a ball from her corner kick that slotted into the back of the net . Tramore equalised two minutes later .
We soon settled into the game again and with some clever through Balls from Emily Blackmore , Aoibhe Rees got her first of the day , followed ten minutes later by her second. The half finished 3-1 .
The second 40 mins was just as action packed as the first , Eimear , Saoirse , Sophie and Molly Murphy did a fantastic job at the back quenching any Tramore attack . Aoibhe Rees completed her hat trick with ten minutes on the clock after a fantastic run in after gathering the ball outside the box .
A cup final awaits the girls after what has been a long season.
The boys were in the semi final of the cup as they had a battle on their hands against league champions St Joseph’s.
It didn’t start as planned as St Joseph’s scored 10 seconds in to make it 1-0. A few minutes later due to lack of communication in our box they made it 2-0.
Shay Moore brought it back to 2-1 with a free kick but St Joseph’s made it 3-1 right before half time. Second half was 50/50 but St Joseph’s got a couple of soft goals.
Despite the score Oscar O Keefe was on fire in the goal and made plenty saves to try and keep them in the game. Despite the result everyone is proud of the boys and they should be proud of themselves in getting to a semi final and not giving up no matter what the score was.
They did their best until the end. This group have shown great improvements from the start of the season until now and we hope to see them all back again next season.
We travelled to league champions Dungarvan United for this cup fixture and a right game was played out. Dungarvan showed why they won the league by knocking in a couple of early goals before our girls settled down and got stuck in with Lexi Walsh pulling a goal back.
Hannah Dobbyn on goal was in top form throughout keeping numerous efforts out. Dungarvan again showed their class by nicking another couple before half time.
Second half saw us assisted by a strong breeze and we used it to good effect with Lexi Walsh pulling another goal back to set us up for a right final quarter but try as they might, we couldn’t get close enough to a very good Dungarvan team and they knocked in 3 goals in the final 10 minutes.
Heartening display by all 10 on duty yesterday, especially with 5 of the girls underage again next season. Best of luck to Dungarvan United in the semi final.
The lads performed brilliantly yesterday in conditions not seen since the World Cup in Qatar and with a depleted squad really put it up to the home team.
Indeed it was Kilmacthomas who started the brightest pinning us into our own half and scoring a goal which although deemed offside by the linesman was allowed to stand. The lads rallied after the first water break and Donncha struck a superb equaliser.
Second half started with plenty of end to end action which led to Kilmacthomas taking the lead with a well taken goal.
Mooncoin pressed on for an equaliser which never came but not for the want of trying.
Ferrybank proved too hot to handle in red hot conditions on Saturday morning.
Between injuries, holidays and other reasons we were down to the bare bones in this one but the players on duty done themselves proud pushing Ferrybank all the way before they pulled away in the last 10 minutes.
Luke Harrington and U11 star Cian O’Donoghue were our scorers on the day and we give credit to Cian for stepping up and helping the lads out. . Best of luck to Ferrybank in the semi finals.
The boys were away Monday in the cup quarter final today against Kilmacow and rose to the occasion.
They started off slow as kilmacow scored a goal in the first 5 minutes. Not long after Oscar had to make a couple great saves as kilmacow could have wrapped the game up early on.
Teddy rattled the ball off of the crossbar. A goal came shortly after as a great team play from Teddy,
Tom and Pete was finished by Patrick to make it 1-1. Right before the end of the half Patrick gave a lovely pass to leave Teddy through who slotted it calmly into the bottom corner to bring us 2-1 up at the break.
Mooncoin dominated the game in the first 10 minutes of the second half when Patrick once again got the ball and left Pete through on goal who put it past the Kilmacow keeper to make it 3-1.
From the Kilmacow kick off they worked a nice play and nearly got a chance but Shay made a nice tackle and dribbled from the Mooncoin box past 7 players and smashed the ball into the roof of the net in what was a stunning solo goal.
The back 3 of Luke, Shay and Tom were very solid throughout the whole game with Oscar behind them. Teddy D. and Pete D. were very energetic in the centre of midfield and Aaron and Ted Mc on the wings.
Patrick put in a performance to be proud of up front getting a goal and 2 assists. Well done to all the boys on getting to the semi finals and we hope for more success in the near future.
Heartbreak for our younger U14 girls in the splendid St Nicholas Park where a real humdinger of a cup tie took place. It was end to end throughout with our girls leading 2-1 at half time thanks to Lexi Walsh and Anna Reddy.
Lexi continued her hot streak with another just after half time but Ballyduff were not done and dragged themselves back in to the game with their second.
The clock was just up and referee Owen Tubritt had his whistle ready to blow when Ballyduff equalised with the last kick of the game. Extra time saw a tired team succumbed to a Ballyduff side who kept at it in extra time and deservedly went through to face Dungarvan United on Tuesday evening in the semi final.
A brilliant season by this group has unfortunately ended and they will be a force next season at U14 level with everyone of these girls still underage next season again.
Massive thanks to the coaches and especially all the parents who have supported their daughters throughout a long season, through ups and downs.
An open game to begin with in the early stages but ironically the first goal was conceded as the game was beginning to settle.
Dungarvan’s first and second goals came after good work down their right side. A third was scored early in the second half and it looked like it was going to be one of those days until Tyler ran clear down the right and struck his shot high into the far corner.
Dungarvan replied with a fourth but the lads kept fighting on and won a late corner which landed to Kevin who bundled it just over the line.
The visitors tried to claim it wasn’t over but the ref overruled and allowed it to stand. Credit also to Viktor who made a tremendous save late on but despite our best efforts it finished 4-2 to the visitors.
A disappointing result and end to the season for this talented bunch. There was very little between the two teams this evening in glorious Kilrush Park and the first goal was always going to be key.
We created a few decent chances in the first period but good goalkeeping and a couple of efforts just off target had the boys thinking it was going to be one of those evenings.
Dungarvan scored from a header from a great corner 5 minutes before the break. Second half saw it swing from end to end and both keepers were kept on their toes throughout.
A breakaway goal a few minutes from the end saw Dungarvan deservedly advance. Best of luck to Dungarvan United in the rest of the competition. A very good season in A league football by this squad and they have a very bright future ahead of them.
The first round of the cup fell on Ted Mcloughlin’s birthday as the boys travelled to Ballyduff in what was sure to be a tight encounter.
We opened the scoring within the first 5 minutes as Patrick O Hanlon got a lovely strike from just outside the box in the bottom corner in off the back post.
We controlled the game in the middle of the park giving Ballyduff no chances until the end of the first half when they rattled the ball off the bar but Tom Fewer was there to get it out of the danger.
The second half was more of the same with our goalkeeper in Oscar O Keefe and back 3 of Luke Henebery, Shay Moore and Tom Fewer continuing there great run of form at the back and getting another clean sheet for the team.
Our midfield 4 of Ted Mcloughlin, Aaron Walsh, Teddy Dunphy and Harry Ahern did a great job in getting stuck in and creating plenty chances and helping out the defence when needed also.
Patrick O Hanlon had another great game getting his 5th goal of the season. Elliot Coughlan and Max Rowe also came on and put in a performance they should be happy with.
We’re sure that the boys will carry this run of form to Kilmacow in the quarter final.
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