Great opening start to the league for this seasons youths team away to Tramore on Wednesday evening. Other commitments and an earlier start this year and clashes left us to travel with just 11 players. Including some who never played up a level. That in mind it’s hats off on a super performance to win this game so well.
Some tactical changes and moves for some players seen them having to play in positions they were not used to and you could argue after that you wouldn’t even notice. Starting at the heart of the team where a huge performance from Adam Conway, Liam Quinn,
Jack Drennan at the back and Jonah O’Toole in goal kept Tramore at bay all evening.. the threat came from the wings where Alex Bailey was in a comfort zone and linked up with Adam so well… Lee Freyne on the left gave the Tramore defence a night to forget and sealed the nights performance with a hat trick!
Dominance in the midfield was key and new role for Kieran Fagan who added two goals and playing many thru balls for Sam Hartwell who finished a goal in normal fashion.
Abdullahi Mohammad used his pace and quick feet to support Kieran. Our Last goal was scored by Stephen Foran. Matthew Morahan covered every blade of grass twice and put in a great performance to be involved in the goals and came to our call last minute when we thought we were going to be one short.
Great team effort by a great bunch who will only get stronger as the year goes on.
Monday 26th of July 2021 saw the curtain come down on the schoolboys season after what seemed an eternity of lockdowns due to Covid 19. We will give a quick run down on all our teams in what was a hectic 2 month period with games a plenty and little time for anything else. It was great to see all our schoolboy teams, except our u16s, play a fixture or two in our new grounds in Suir Crescent.
Our u11 squad under Mike Molloy and John O’Connor’s watch had the privilege of playing the first fixture in our new ground against Park Rangers.
They also had games over the last number of weeks against Dungarvan, De La Salle, Piltown and Kilmacow . A busy few weeks for this young squad with the majority on the go 5 or 6 days a week with soccer and hurling.
With the new season starting in September, this short season will stand to them going into competitive football at u12 level.
Coaches Miguel Ponce De Leon, Colm O’Donoghue and Niall Owens will be happy enough after their games as the lads and lady improved with every game and won 3 out of the 5 games played in the u12B league. With the majority of this squad underage again for u12, this experience will be invaluable for the new season.
Entertainment and goals galore were the order of every game this squad were involved in as Eric Walsh and Wattie Foran over saw 5 games in which it took the lads a couple of games to click together and from there the confidence grew with excellent performances against Carrick and Bohs finishing off the short season.
A goal that wasn’t given against Bohs to deny them 3 points and a single defeat against eventual league winners De La Salle denied this squad honours but Thomas Conway and Mark Quinn will be very happy with the performances of all involved as the lads and hot shot Emily Blackmore were only getting going as the season came to a halt. With players unavailable for a number of the games in the short season plenty to look forward to for next season when there is a full crew available. Good experience gained by all.
A tricky number of weeks for Kevin Kennedy, Pat Walsh and Michael Power as the loss of players for a variety of reasons caused havoc with match days , but the lads got on with the job in hand . The lads on duty seized the opportunity and big improvements were clear to be seen thanks to more game time.
Derek Tebay and JP Byrne had a squad that had 8 games to fit in and again slowly got going and improved with every performance . The change in this squad physically over the last few years has been staggering and they can look forward to U16 football with confidence.
So near but yet so far for Mick Conway and Mickey O’Hanlon as near neighbours Piltown pipped this squad to league honours on the last day of this league.
Disappointing in the end but again this squad have a lot to look forward to as they step up to u17 and adult football.
A big thank you to all our coaches over the last number of weeks and also a well done must go to the parents who have been run ragged every day of the week between different sports.
Unfortunately no trophies from this short season, but progress is evident in our players and all our teams will be back training in a number of weeks refreshed and ready to go again for season 2021/2022.
We hosted title chasing Seaview in our new ground in Suir Crescent tonight, a great occasion for the gang. Seaview came into this one bang in form but came up against our first full squad since the start of the season. The visitors were unlucky not to go ahead when a thunder bolt of a strike came off the underside of the crossbar, that spurred the team on to play some excellent football and we went 1-0 up with a super finish from Emily after a brilliant passing move and that’s the way it stayed till half time. The introduction of some strong subs at half time again produced some excellent football to tee up Emily to hit her 10th goal of the season with a sublime finish. Our 3rd goal came from a player we’ve missed since day one, josh scored an amazing solo goal on he’s return from injury overall a super performance from the entire squad but our star of the match tonight was Michaél el”spinazoola”murphy who had an amazing game at fullback in a very solid defence.
Disappointing end to a great run. Today’s game was a fierce contest and Piltown had enough in the tank to see it over the line.. our goal coming today from Adam Conway. Most importantly we need to take as many positives from this and build on it and roll into the Under 17 season with heads held high. A great turn out to support these two teams. A great squad in numbers the whole season and the hard work was put in on the training pitch all year. Jonah O’Toole, Alex Bailey, Ciara O’Keeffe, Tom Conway, Conor Dermody, Denis Kinsella, Sean Lennon, Liam Hogan, Adam Conway, Stephen Foran, Sam Hartwell, Lee Freyne, Cian O’Sullivan, Matthew Morahan and Daniel Roberts made up today’s squad.. Keep the heads up… We will bounce back and go again.
The most anticipated game in a very long time takes place this weekend …. and all here at Mooncoin Celtic are buzzing. A top of the table U16 home tie against Piltown, were the winners take a league title and some bragging rights for the summer.
This should be a great game, so warm up your vocal chords people, come decked out in green and roar the home team on.
All roads lead to the Grove on Saturday, 3:30pm. Hon the Coin u16s.
Our 13s travelled to tramore for their 4th away game in 5 league matches. We knew this would be another hard fought encounter as there is little or nothing between the majority of the teams in this division. We got off to a flyer when Emily pounced to score her 8th goal in 5 games a goal all of her own making. A fiercely contested midfield battle ensued which tramore came out on top for a period and they deservedly equalised before the break. We made a better effort in the 2nd period when the introduction of darragh sparked us into life and some loving passing led to Emily just shooting wide tramore had a chance to go ahead but Jack hearne pulled off an unbelievable save which Dixie said reminded him of Gordon Banks famous save, but nobody knew who he was taking about cause none of us are of that vintage. Our star of the match was Eoghan dermody who was magnificent in defence and has come on leaps and bounds in the last 12 months. Next up seaview celtic.
Superb result for the team today without really coming out of 2nd gear. Stephen Foran and Sam Hartwell gave the Bohs defence a hard time all day with both scoring a hatrick each in both halves of the game. Stephen with some lovely finishes coming off the wing and Sam scoring a lovely flick on header to stand out. No under 16 match is complete without an absolute screamer from Lee Freyne and Lee also added a second today… Adam Conway was arguing with his luck after several chances went amiss however pure gut seen him slot home a lovely goal today to complete the 9… Jonah O’Toole lead us from the back in goal with a solid performance… a strong and progresssive back line of Alex Bailey, Tom Conway, Conor Dermody and Denis Kinsella and without a doubt Denis’s best game this season.. central midfield engines of Sean Lennon and Liam Hogan played a huge part today. Ciara O’Keeffe, Cian O’Sullivan, Matthew Morahan and Daniel Roberts all came off the bench and gave a great account of themselves… Man of the Match goes to Liam Hogan who didn’t stop for a breath… a great win which sets up a mouth watering league decider next Saturday against neighbours Piltown in Ashgrove at 3.30pm…. Well done all great result.
A very flattering scoreline to our hosts in what was a great advertisement for schoolboy football. We totally dominated the first 20 mins but couldn’t find a way past a resolute dls defence the homeside caught us with two sucker punches before halftime and somehow we went into the break behind. We were caught napping again early in the 2nd half to go 3-0 down cue the fightback we got the score back to 3-2 with 2 super goals from Liam Mackey and Ethan Owens and should have added a few more but for the last ditch defending from a very good dls back line. Dls caught us on the break twice in the dying minutes to make it 5-2 a scoreline which didn’t do our gangs footballing performance justice. Our star of the match tonight has to be shared with Liam Mackey and Ethan Owens.