Strong in the tackle, 2 goals, and a clean sheet.

There was a large gathering of players from Waterford and Cork for a U15 and U13 girls blitz of football in Carriganore at the weekend and there were 3 representatives from Mooncoin Celtic with Ciara O’Keeffe playing at U15 level and Emily Blackmore, Mia Ponce de Leon playing at the u13 level.

There were not quite halves but 3 sections played in 30 minute stints. Ciara played a good part of the 2nd and 3rd segments, confident on the ball and strong on the tackle. The u15 game ending in a draw.

In the u13 match Emily scored 2 goals in the 3rd stint, the second goal was all about being in the right place at the right time, and no better person than Emily to score that one. Mia played in goal for the 3rd stint and pulled off some good saves, the best being a one on one situation to deny a Cork attacker that was through on goal. Mia kept a clean sheet and Waterford u13 girls ran out winners of their match.

A great showing from all 3 Mooncoin girls and hopefully more to come in 2020.

NOT A WINNER

With the news breaking of the 6.8 million lotto jackpot after been won locally with the winning ticket purchased in Blanchfields, unfortunately it was not the 300 Club Syndicate, much to the dismay of everyone involved.
Congratulations to the lucky punter who did win it and enjoy the spending.
Next time lads, next time!

Under 12 B league Mooncoin 1 DLS 0

Our first game in 8 weeks at at time we showed a bit of ring rustiness. That being said we domainted this game from start to finish but found it hard to breakdown a stubborn DLS who defended on mass for the full hour. We needed a spark to score and our 3 subs of Liam Mackey, Jake Doherty and in particular luke Harrington gave us that spark. The breakthrough came when josh McLoughlin latched onto a thru ball and finished bravely into the bottom corner despite the attention of 2 defenders and the on rushing keeper, a good game to blow off the cobwebs the whole squad performed well but our man of the match goes to Darragh alyward who was brilliant from start to finish.

4th Division Result Dungarvan Utd 6 Mooncoin Celtic 1

The rain fell continuously for the duration of the game and unfortunately the goals rained down aswell in favour of league leaders Dungarvan who deservedly won 6-1. Player manager Trevor Dunphy notched the goal on a night best forgotten.

3rd division Result Dungarvan Celtic 2 Mooncoin Celtic 0

Two shots on target from Dungarvan Celtic, one from a free kick and the other from a penalty resulting in the two goals conceded was the cruel reward for a galant effort from the lads. The Dungarvan Celtic goalkeeper was man of the match which says it all.

LMS Update

Our three remaining contestants have decided to split the prize money of €500 between them. Congratulations to Joey O’Hanlon, Conor Ryan and Emmet Russell on lasting the pace. Massive thanks to all that entered and a new competition will start in a couple of weeks time.

U11 Blue Group vs Dungarvan

Somewhat of a depleated squad for the U11 Blue group this morning, but those that did take part put in a great shift and were well able to score some fine goals.

U11 Green Group away to Bohs

There were two changes in the venue and an earlier start (10am) and some tired heads with all of the lads staying up late for the Late Late Toy Show but none of this distrubed the great progress the u11 green squad are making.

The WIT Arena out in Carriganore was a fine setting for 2 cracking matches between Bohs and Mooncoin, there were loads of goals, clear passing some great saves and huge smiles at the end of this match.

WSFL Under 15C League Mooncoin Celtic 6 vs Park Rangers 0

Six goals today however we should have probably scored six more. That’s not to take away from a great win and three points with a clean sheet. We pressed from early on playing two strikers in Stephen Foran and Sam Hartwell. Stephen played particularly well.. Sam was creative throughout bagging the second and the third goals today. A fantastic performance by Alex Bailey was topped off with a brilliant opening goal in midfield.. an In form Adam Conway keeps getting better and netted the second and last goal of the game. But same as last day both he and Alex and enjoying playing together. Tom Conway started on the left wing and hit the post once but after a quite start improved much better at Centre back. Mikey Cronin played a blinder today after stepping into midfield. Conor Dermody’s transition to Centre back has proven to be his making and he was solid all day, Ciara O’Keeffe and Denis Kinsella as full backs were excellent as usual. Jonah O’Toole kept a clean sheet and made some lovely saves Matthew Morahan got on in the second half and again was unlucky not to score. But the most celebrated goal in the history of this team is coming. A big performance like this will normally have an orchestrator and that came today from Man of the Match Diego Blanco Ibanez. He tracked every ball back and won every ball and create chances all day long with amazing footwork alone the way. Diego scored direct from a corner helped in by Mikey Cronin. But he tried on a few occasions to do so and mastered it. Excellent to watch. 3 more pts on the board. Well done everyone

Fixtures for the Weekend

Sat 30th Nov
U11 Blue home V Dungarvan KO 10:30
U11 Green away V Bohs B KO 11:30
U13 home V Bohs B KO 12:30
U15 home V Park Rangers KO 14:30
3rd Div away V Dungarvan KO 14:00
Sun 1st Dec
U12 Girls away V Ballyduff KO 11:00
4th Div home V Villa KO 11:00
A busy weekend ahead for the club. All support greatly appreciated.