Youths Result: Lismore 2 Mooncoin Celtic 5

A long Sunday morning trip, which nearly never happened after a mishap with our bus on departure, eventually saw the lads secure 3 points in a very sticky encounter with little given between two very competitive teams. A quick start saw the boys 2 up after 10 minutes and 3 up with 20 gone, and 4-1 at half time gave Lismore some hope going into the 2nd half. Goals in the first half were scored by Aaron McLoughlin, Adam Croke, Ryan O’Grady and Rudi. In the 2nd half the lads displayed real composure and were never under any real pressure. Padraic Murphy drilled one from 35 yards to make it 5-1 with 20 minutes left. Lismore did score a late penalty rebound after Nathan saved well but lismore followed up faster. A good day had by all in West Waterford. Man of the Match today was Adam Croke who eventually got his goal.

4th Division Result: Mooncoin Celtic 2 Ballyduff 1

First three points of the season secured this morning in sunny ashgrove against Ballyduff. A dominant first half saw no goals after numerous chances. The inspired introduction of Thomas bubbles O’Brien saw the deadlock broken as havoc rained down on the Ballyduff defence and after a number of corners by Stephen Blackmore, Jonny Power scrambled the ball home. A couple of minutes later Mickey Dowley released Andrew Norris to slot home number 2 and put the game to bed but NO.
Former Mooncoin Celtic Golden Boot winner Mick ‘Golden Boots’ Foran drilled home for Ballyduff from 23 yards leaving stand in keeper Kevin Kennedy scrambling across the goal but unfortunately Mick has the bragging rights on this one. We saw out the game without too much fuss afterwards. Good displays by all today with Andrew Mccarthy and Johnny Power standing out. No goal today for Neville ‘goal a game’ Synnott.

U11 Boys play Park Rangers

We entertained Park Rangers in the first non competitive fixture at this level this morning in sunny Ashgrove. All players from both clubs put in a huge effort with tired legs aplenty at the end. Good start for Mike Molloy and John O’Connor’s young group.

U13 Result: Kilmacthomas 1 Mooncoin Celtic 3

A great start today by our team in windy, cold conditions in Kilmac, after a solid start we took the lead through our Captain fantastic Emily Blackmore when she smartly lobbed the Kilmac goalkeeper, we then settled and with great teamwork passing we earned a penalty when Josh was fouled, he then calmly tucked the spot kick away. After the break Kilmac came at us and had us under pressure. Our third was a thing of football beauty when we caught Kilmac on the break and with an unreal two touch passing move up the field, fell to who other than the deadly Josh McLoughlin, there was only one outcome. Kilmac in fairness never let up and got a deserved goal. Great start and a credit to all the team. Man of the Match in this one was Daniel Ponce De Leon.

U15 Result: Mooncoin Celtic 0 Park Rangers 5

Derek’s side faced a strong Park Rangers team in their first league outing and found the going tough with three first team starters unavailable due to injury and sickness not helping matters but the lads and lady on duty performed well throughout with excellent defending by Ciara O’Keeffe and Eoin McGrath doing very well at the heart of defence.

Fixtures for the weekend

Tomorrow:
U15 League
Mooncoin Celtic v Park Rangers
Kick off 6pm

Saturday
U11
Mooncoin Celtic v Park Rangers
Kick off 10.30
U13
Kilmacthomas v Mooncoin Celtic
Kick off 12.30
2B League
Tramore v Mooncoin Celtic
Kick off 7pm

Sunday
4th Division
Mooncoin Celtic v Ballyduff
Kick off 11am
Youths
Lismore v Mooncoin Celtic
Kick off 11am
Best of luck to all teams this weekend.

U14 Result: Piltown B 2
Mooncoin Celtic 3

First game of the season saw us travel to near neighbours Piltown. We got off to worst possible start as we conceded after a few minutes. Within 15 minutes Piltown were down to 10 men after a foul on Finbarr Purcell. The lads & lassie dug in and we equalised after a fantastic run by Robbie Doherty who squared the ball to Jamie Croke to level. Not having a competitive game since March definitely led to us conceding almost straight away as a long ball caused us problems. Ht 2-1 down.
Second half saw us take the game by the scruff of the neck with Aidan Carroll and Robbie Doherty running the show from the middle of the park. Another fantastic run to the by line by Robbie Doherty led to a carbon copy of our first goal as Jamie Croke blasted home. Level with 10 mins left and up stepped Aidan Carroll who let fly from 25 yards out to score the winner.
A good run out that helped shake off the cobwebs. Dungarvan await in 2 weeks.
Man of the match : Robbie Doherty

U12B: Mooncoin Celtic 0 Park Rangers 3

A glorious morning for the kick off of the Schoolboys league 2020 and there was a feast of football on display in Ashgrove as the newest U12b squad got there campaign underway against a strong Park Rangers A team.

Both teams put the pressure on early and it was Park Rangers that made the first break through mid 1st half.

With a change of sides there was renewed energy as Mooncoin got a couple of shots off. However Park Rangers piled the pressure on with a second goal and then not long later there was an unfortunate own goal scored.

Mooncoin didn’t settle with this scoreline and really got stuck in to grab back a score but chance after chance just didn’t go in, just one goal would have been deserved but alias it was not to be.

Next up is a local derby with Piltown.