U13b: Bohemians 1 – 2 Mooncoin Celtic

On the run in to Christmas there was a holiday treat this Saturday as Bohs and Mooncoin played a stormer of a match under the lights at Poleberry.

The 1st half had the two evenly matched sides exchange a few chances but it was Bohs that took the lead just 5 mins before half time.

The Mooncoin boys raised themselves during the break and raised their game as 5 mins into the 2nd half they scored a great team goal finished off with great aplomb by Canice H. from right back.

No more than 2 minutes later and it was 2-1 to Mooncoin as Conor W. got a goal he richly deserved for all his hard work.

There was then a flurry of chances created by Bohs, but Eoin T. in goal was super.

Mooncoin kept to their game plan, and may have made it three to seal the game with a great passing move but the final shot just clipped over the Bohs crossbar.

The final whistle was a welcome relief and meet with great shouts of joy as the boys closed out the year on a high.

Some great displays across the whole team with a shout out to Fintin M. who made his debut at this age group.

U11b: Mooncoin Celtic 1 – 0 Villa

A hard fought first half saw very few chances for either side as both teams gave nothing away at the back.

Villa came out strongly second half and had opportunities to go ahead but for a number of fine saves by Fionn on goal. Villa even had a goal disallowed for offside.

Mooncoin’s midfield began to take control in the last few minutes however and when a loose ball fell to Charlie, his shot looped over the Villa keeper’s head to give our boys a 1-0 lead.

The Mooncoin lads ensured the scoreline remained intact for a first league win of the season and just in time for Christmas. They now leapfrog Villa to go at least 6th in the table.

U14b : Mooncoin 3 Tramore 2

If ever the saying it was a game of two havles suited a game it was this one.

We were 2-0 down inside 20 mins totally out played and out battled with the only plus for us being Anil’s excellent finish from a great through ball from josh.

A few stern questions and a tactial switch at half time and the second half turned out to be totally different we dominated the precedings Daniel made it 2-2 and Oisín on from half time scored what turned out to be the winner indeed both those players put in a huge 2nd half to get us back in the game.

In fact from half time every player gave their all and can be proud of the 2nd half performance but player of the match today goes to Josh McLoughlin who led the line tirelessly Josh has had hes injury problems of late and it was great to see him back to he’s best.

U12b Boys: Mooncoin Celtic 4 – 3 Bohemians B

Perfect morning in Suir Crescent to play Bohs u12s. Bohs started strongly and went 1-0 up in the first 5 minutes. Great play between Robbie and Ethan for the equaliser shortly after.

The game settled for the next quarter of an hour with both sides having chances. Shane got a goal, the ref must have had VAR on his watch as it just crossed the line. Second half and Fintan had a goal chalked off for offside when a teammate tapped it in as it was rolling over the line.

A great through ball from Fionn released Ethan and he calmly slotted home his second goal. Bradley came on up front in the second half and showed his composure to score and make the game 4-1.

Bohs didn’t give up and they got 2 goals back with a good shot and a scrambled goal from a corner.

Mooncoin defence were all determined to see out the last few minutes and it finished 4-3 in our favour.

U12 Girls: Mooncoin Celtic 4 -4 Park Rangers Red

Park Rangers Red got off to a flyer in Suir Crescent and were 2-0 up inside the first 5 minutes. They extended their lead to 3 before Mooncoin Celtic pulled one back just before half time.

Mooncoin really raised their game in the second half and brought the game back to 3-3. The Park Rangers keeper performed heroics in goal and they pulled ahead again but Mooncoin levelled it at 4-4 for a share of the spoils. Leah Twomey (2), Lexi Walsh and Aine O’Sullivan grabbed the goals for Mooncoin.

U16 Girls: Mooncoin Celtic record another win to stay top of the U16 league

On a lovely fresh Sunday afternoon Mooncoin u16s were at home to Ballyduff.

After a nervous start from our girls Ella Brennan made a run from a wide position and with a tight angle fired across the keeper, off the post and into the back of the net to open the scoring for Mooncoin.

We created a number of chances but for the first 20 minutes took this time to settle and then we got into the groove…with another 2 goals from Ella Brennan to complete her hatrick and a hatrick from Emily Blackmore.

Sommer Grant also got on the score sheet after her 3 assists.

Player of the match was Luiseach O’Donohue who ran and battled for the full 80 minutes and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet herself. Ballyduff got on the score sheet with a late consolation.

Every player on the team today played outstanding and as always work ethic and determination prevailed. Another 3 points in the bag and top of the table to see out the end of the year. Merry Xmas!

U15c Boys: Ballyduff 0 – 4 Mooncoin Celtic

Game week 4 saw us visit Ballyduff . Hard day for football with a strong cross wind and a heavy pitch resulting in a battle for the upperhand for the first half.

A goal a few mins before half time sent us 1 up at the break. We took control of the second half and we were quite comfortable in the end.
Great performances by all , special mentions for Liam, Canice, Aidan & Anil.
MoM Robbie Doherty with 4 goals today

U13b Boys: Mooncoin Celtic 1 – 1 Kilmacow

A local derby that started off at a rocket fast pace and kept on going all the way to the final whistle.

From the early exchanges Kilmacow took the lead, but not long after Mooncoin carved out a few chances but none hit the net.

The just before half time a high speculative ball was pumped in to the Kilmacow box by Daniel and in a flash it was 1-1.

Mooncoin grew in confidence during the 2nd half but didn’t manage another break through and survived a late scare to end up sharing the spoils.

U17 Girls: Mooncoin Celtic 4 – 3 Tramore AFC

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Today’s home fixture saw us Host Tramore in another 7 goal thriller .

Mooncoin were quick off the mark today and slotted home to go one nil up after three minutes , when a superb run up the wing from Grace O Toole saw her get the cross ball to the always lurking Emily Blackmore who finished to the net .

Tramore tried to get themselves into the game but had our midfield of Sommer Grant , Ciara Corcoran and Casey Moore to contain with , who were making nothing easy for the opposition today . On the quarter hour mark when it looked like Tramore were on the attack , Ella Bailey made a superb clearance up field , for the ball to fall to the feet of Emily Blackmore , who moved forward and slotted home our second of the day .

Tramore were straight on the attack but were met by a defiant Ciara O Keeffe who was closely backed by Cayla Dunphy , who cut out any imminent threat .

Tramore had a chance of a goal on the twenty minute mark , which was foiled by our Lady between the sticks Mia Ponce De leon .

Thirty minutes in and a one two exchange between Sommer Grant and Emily allowed Emily to get a long range shot away that sailed to the back of the net .

Tramore clawed back just before the break when a free kick saw the net from a home player from a mixup in the box .

Ciara Corcoran made a superb run after winning the ball in the midfield and scored her first Mooncoin Goal

4-1 half time

The second half started in a flurry with some great passages of play between both sides.

Tramore scoring a second on the 50 minute mark.

We lost our shape a little in the middle which allowed Tramore to press and managed to grab a third goal on the 70 minute mark .

This woke our ladies up who were determined not to leave this game slip through their fingers , and credit to them , dug deep and saw the game out

Result Mooncoin Celtic 4-3 Tramore

U14 Boys: Park Rangers 1 – 0 Mooncoin Celtic

An early morning visit to Faithlegg to play league leaders park rangers in the bitter cold seen us lose to a late goal in a game which had draw Written all over it.

Despite being 5 players shy we gave a good as we got and really didn’t deserve to lose.

Some great performances all around the pitch Jake in goal Eoghan in defence Daniel in midfield and our goalie Jack gave a great display up front as we were missing 3 of our 4 front players for this game every player gave their all today in a real battle but Anil was our top performer against a very strong homeside.