Club legends

Pictured below are two legendary figures in our club, founding member Matty Kelly and long term servant Noel Dobbyn who were in attendance at the book launch for the Waterford Junior League Centenary Book in the Tower Hotel last night. They are pictured with the original club shirt from 1968 which thankfully Matty has kept in wonderful condition. Massive congratulations to the Waterford Junior League committee for putting on a real special night.

It is with Great sadness that we share the passing of Stephanie Hearne

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of young Stephanie Hearne at the tender age of 36. The Hearne family have been involved in the club in recent years through coaching and playing underage with our schoolboys and schoolgirls. Our sincerest condolences go out to all of Stephanie’s family and friends during this sad time. May Stephanie Rest in Peace. Please see funeral arrangements below.

Thats a wrap

Last Saturday we wrapped up our academy sessions for 2023 with a visit from the big man in the red suit, Santa Claus himself. Huge excitement among all the kids and some of the adults. We return in the new year.

End of an Era

All in Mooncoin Celtic would like to wish the very best for the future to Michael and Alice Blanchfield who finished in their roles as not just owners of Centra Mooncoin but also as the custodians of the main hub in our village. Covid 19 was to prove challenging for so many in our country, but Blanchfields were to the forefront in helping people locally and really excelled in how they helped the community during a very trying period. Any shop that can sell one winning Lotto ticket is special but to sell two in the space of a few years was something else and will forever be in the history books (We still can’t believe it wasn’t the 300 club syndicate) . As a club, we are extremely grateful for the support Michael and Alice showed us over the years in whatever way they could. Best of luck and good health going forward.

The Vicky Phelan Campaign and Portrait Exhibition

We are inviting all people in Mooncoin and surrounding areas to attend a special event this Friday, 27th October in Mooncoin Parish Hall for The Vicky Phelan Campaign and Portrait Exhibition.
The event in Mooncoin will be MC’d by Billy Keane and Panel Discussion will be moderated by Tammy Darcy. We also have The Mount Sion Choir singing too. It will be an extra special event as its Vicky’s birthday on the 28th and her anniversary is two weeks later.
The “Vicky Phelan Campaign & Portrait Tour” is a campaign for “awareness” and “change”. This is what Vicky wanted her legacy to be and for the women of Ireland to carry her Baton, to stand up for themselves and fight for change. Following the Cervical Check Scandal, Vicky fought so hard for change in the health services and how women and their families were treated by the State in the aftermath of the scandal. Vickys legacy and her campaign will continue through this tour. It is supported by Vickys family & friends and they are very much part of the Campaign Tour also.

With the Vicky Phelan Campaign & Portrait Tour, we bring together people of all ages to listen to Vickys story and heed her message to everyone as well as hearing from women and men that have been effected by cancer and how the awareness that they all want to create so as Vicky continues to empower people to take control of their own health and to be their own advocates.

Hoping to see you all on Friday.

Mooncoin Cancer Support Group

Ladies awards night

We held our Ladies end of season awards night last night in Comerfords. A great night was had by all with some serious shapes thrown on the dance floor. Congratulations to Ciara O’Keeffe who won Player of the Year and Grace O’Toole who won the Player’s Player of the year award.

Sports Capital Grant Application 2023

In the last week, we have submitted our application for funding towards an astro turf training area as part of the 2023 Sports Capital Programme. This will be the next stage of the development of Suir Crescent and will be crucial to enable our ever expanding club to train all year round in all weather conditions. We have applied for €200,000 and will be looking for the support of all local councillors and TDs in our quest for funding. To date over €520,000 has been invested in Suir Crescent, which is down to the people of Mooncoin supporting the development and successful grant applications in recent years. Fingers crossed, we will be starting the next phase of our impressive grounds soon enough.

PDP 2 Course

Well done to our 22 club coaches,15 female coaches and 7 male coaches, who completed the PDP2 course on Saturday in scorching sunshine in Suir Crescent. . Thanks as always to Will Kinsella, FAI Development Officer for doing a brilliant job on the day.

New dugouts in place

At last we have had a dry spell of weather to get our dugouts dropped in place. Massive thank you to Peter Brennan of Ashgrove Transport for moving the dugouts today👏, thanks to Watmór for providing the base layer for housing the dugouts, thanks to Eric Walsh for holding the spirit level too and finally a massive thank you to the company who sponsored these dugouts, again……An incredible gesture 👏.