John and Margaret Croke of Crokes Shop presenting new jerseys to our u12 girls team for the coming season. Again a big thanks to Crokes Shop for backing the youth of Mooncoin and ensuring they look the part on the pitch. As always, we urge all our members to support all businesses in Mooncoin so pop down to Chapel Street and support another great local business with a long history serving the people of Mooncoin.
Today’s fuxtures: U12 B League Mooncoin Celtic v Park Rangers. KO 10.30 U12 D League Park Rangers v Mooncoin Celtic. KO 10.30 U14 B League Piltown v Mooncoin Celtic KO 12.30 U16 C League Mooncoin Celtic v Park Rangers. KO 2.30
A big thank you to Johnny Walkers for sponsoring new jerseys for our youths. Again this support is very much appreciated. The famous Johnny Walker chipper on Mayor’s Walk in Waterford city is steeped in history and is widely renowned for its fish and chips. Again,we ask all to support businesses who support the club so if you are feeling peckish some evening while in Waterford, pop up to Mayor’s Walk.
A great pre season test for our Under 16s today in a very sunny Ashgrove. After months without a game this bunch were very eager to get going. A tough encounter with Ferrybank who sit a division above us this season. There was nothing between the teams all afternoon and the game could have gone either way. Jonah O’Toole looked like he’s being working really hard and pulled off some great stops in goal. Sam Hartwell led the line upfront and his blistering pace will be hard to deal with. Stephen Foran player behind Sam and was passing the ball well today. More pace on the wings through Adam Conway and Sean Lennon is going to be exciting this season. Lee Freyne and Dylan Conway were very strong in midfield full backs Ciara O’Keeffe and Denis Kinsella were instrumental in keeping out Ferrybank today. Conor Dermody and Tom Conway also provided a brick wall not to pass… the only goal of the game came from a corner by Lee Freyne that was chested over the line by Tom Conway. Daniel Roberts and Matthew Morahan both came on to add to the game. With players to come back we look forward to the season ahead. Great test and well done all and thanks to Ferrybank for the game. Big thank you to Noel Ryan for traveling to ref the game.
A Friday evening trip on a damp evening against league leaders Dungarvan was the last thing our older lads needed but they dug deep and got a deserved draw against a slick Dungarvan side. An early set back with Shane Twomey picking up a knee injury didn’t unsettle the lads as a youthful Thomas Bubbles O’Brien came on and slotted straight in. Andrew Norris and Andrew McCarthy were matching Dungarvan’s danger men in midfield throughout the first half and we went in 0-0 at half time. An early penalty for Dungarvan in the second half would have been game over on another day but the lads kept grinding away, showing excellent resilience and attitude throughout the team and yours truly Neville ‘goal a game’ Synnott popped up with a late equalizer to grab a deserved point. Solid performance by the entire squad, with the two Andrew’s particularly strong in midfield and also a special mention for Thomas Bubbles O’Brien in what was his first run out since 2004.
A big thank you to Mondo’s for their kind sponsorship of new jerseys for our 3rd division team. It is important that all support given to the club by local businesses is reciprocated, so get yourself down to Mondo’s for your pizzas,burgers and chips.