This is a shout out for players to come join Mooncoin Celtic at u17 and Youths level, if you know of young men born 2004, 2005 or 2006 and want to play at a competitive level then give us a shout as we have some teams that would be delighted to take them in.
Great to see a fine performance by the Waterford U13 Girls development squad over the weekend.
Under the coaching stewardship of our own Victor Bailey and Richard Long the U13 squad played Tipperary South and came away with a win. Two Mooncoin Celtic players, Aoibhe Rees and Emily Cooney played their part, Aoibhe picking up 2 goals no less.
At the same venue in the WIT Arena, and same time the U15 Girls development squad played Tipperary South, with Emily, Sommer and Mia from Mooncoin Celtic all getting a run out against a strong Tipp South U15 team.
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.
Closing Date for registration for our upcoming Summer Camps is this Friday 23rd July. There are only a few spaces left on each camp so click on the link to register your child.
A great end to the 2020-21 with 2 good teams duking it out in the RSC with Ethan Owens grabbing the all important goal to seperate the teams.
Mooncoin Celtic sported their brand new kit and with the new shirts came refreshed confidence as the team played ball stride for stride with a good Bohemians squad.
While the tie was tight Mooncoin hit the post twice, skyed a penalty and only for 2 really great saves from the Bohs keeper the score line could have been different.
It was a great way to finish off the season, and we here at MCFC central are all sure the summer break and good pre-season will see this team shake up the u13 league next year.
Big thanks to Graham O’Mahony of Costcutter Mooncoin Stores for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for our U12 side.
A big thanks to another local business backing the youth of Mooncoin and ensuring they look the part on the pitch.
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.
After a 9 month absence league football returned for our 13’s. Such a long gap between games but we continued where we left off by scoring a super team goal with great passing involved with captain fantastic Emily on hand to notch our first goal back. A ding ding for 15 mins with the score at 3-2 but we settled into our passing game which allowed our new strike duo to cause havoc Emily went onto score a double hat-rick and Sean adding 2.
Despite the scoreline we were made work really hard for our win by our brave visitors a super squad performance all round. Man of the match Emmet Cusack in he’s first full game of football covered every blade of grass and won endless amounts of ball to allow us play the way we want. Great start back next up bohs.
Our under 12 girls are killing it at pre-season training. Well done girls!! Big shout out to their coaches for putting the time and effort in with the girls. Onwards and upwards! #20×20 #MCFC
Our u12 girls team can’t wait for the new season and they too are sporting their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Ashgrove Transport.