5 games played over the weekend by the club, 4 wins, 1 draw. Good weekend for the club. Credit to all teams who continue to train in large numbers, brilliant to see the training area in Ashgrove cut to pieces for the first time in a number of years, its paying off on the pitch, keeps up the good work.
A solid display which was overshadowed by bad injury suffered by Gerry Walsh. Playing against a very strong breeze the boys boxed clever in the first half and led through a Mick O’Dwyer goal at half time. They owned the second half completely but missed several chances before Gerry Walsh finished off a great move. Good 3 points secured. We all wish Gerry Walsh a speedy recovery from the injury picked up.
A reaction was required after the Carrick game and the boys produced a brilliant display and attitude today , 1-0 down after 15 minutes didn’t stop the lads from remaining positive, 1-1 at half time after Kieran Fagan converted from the penalty spot. Mooncoin started the 2nd half stronger and got their rewards when Liam Quinn brushed off a tackle and rounded the keeper to slot the ball home to make it 2-1. This woke Ferrybank up and they started to get back into the game and ten minutes later made it 2-2.
This team was not settling for a draw and Mooncoin pushed on again, and with 8 minutes left Aaron McLaughlin hit the net !
All round great team performance Nathan, Jack, Luke, Cillian & Alan were immense at the back and a rotating midfield of Robbie,Dylan, Kyle, Lee, Miguel,Adrian & Sean all played there part. A good all round squad performance in what was a tight, tough encounter in difficult conditions.
Derby day in 2 weeks when the lads face Kilmacow.
Today our 2B side travelled to Carrick United knowing a win would take us top of table and following a 6 weeks with no fixture we got off to a slow start. For most of the first half Carrick retained possession but it was Mooncoin who were posing the most treat. Kevin Walsh gave us a great start after 15 minutes. A ball was whipped into the box by Synnott, met the head of Walsh who looped a header over the keeper and into the left corner of the net. By the half hour mark it was 2-0. Mooncoin broke away from deep inside their half, Synnott passed a ball across the box to Kevin Walsh and from 10 yards out made no mistake placing it into the bottom left corner.
Carrick clawed one back just before half time from a free kick. The ball was whipped into the box and headed home. In the second half Mooncoin found a foothold in the game. Substitutes Kavanagh, Doyle, R. Walsh and Savauge made positive impacts in the half.
It was Kavanagh who sealed the game at the death with a nice header from a free kick from Savauge to give us a fantastic result on what was a very murky afternoon in Tom Drohan Park.
Next up is De La Salle tomorrow week at home. TEAM: Tebay, L.Walsh, C.O’Hanlon, McGrath, J. O’Hanlon, Howley, Kelly, O’Brien, Synnott, K. Walsh, É. Walsh. SUBS: (all used) Kavanagh, Doyle, R. Walsh, Savauge, Moore.
A cracking game between 2 evenly matched teams. Eoin O’Callaghan continued his good form with another cracking strike to give Mooncoin the lead midway through the first half and they held firm with the defence led by David O’Shea and Ciara O’Keeffe leading by example. Jake Moore was a busy man in the second half with one world class save keeping Southend out but unfortunately the rebound was scrambled home. Eoin O’Callaghan went close with a couple of free kicks and Anthony Dunphy put in a superb shift up front with a non stop work rate.
A draw being a fair result but the improvement shown by this squad is testament to the hard work put in over the last couple of months by Derek Tebay and the kids themselves with slick passing and a never say die attitude standing to them in every game.
This squad face an away trip to Ferrybank in their next game in 2 weeks. Well done all.
Another frustrating day for our under 13s who had the upper hand for the first half. A really strong start that was full of hard challenges. Lee Freyne started off the game full of energy and pace until a bad challenge hampered the rest of his game. A soft penalty was then awarded to Ballyduff which they duly converted and Mooncoin heads dropped.
Jake Moore pulled off some really nice saves today but got caught to what seemed an error to everyone else but with the ball over the line Jake thinking he had to take a goal kick. Ballyduff were awarded a goal when they continued on after the refs whistle froze in the severely low temperatures. The back 5 of Alex Bailey, Liam Hogan, Adam Conway, Denis Kinsella and Ciara O’Keeffe Clicked very well and they worked for each other all day.. Mike O’Keeffe and Eoin O’Callaghan teamed up well today. Tom Conway showed some real presence and made life difficult for the defence.
Sam Hartwell gave 100% and Will Cuddihy added life the the attack when he came on and three good introductions of Matthew Morahan, Aaron Fewer and Harry Walsh added to the game… onwards and upwards for this bunch. It’s coming… well done everyone.
Our U11 Blue squad travelled to Ferrybank this morning and put on a superb exhibition of football. Goals in abundance from this squad who are starting to benefit from the training sessions together. Massive well done to all.