U14b Boys: Mooncoin Celtic 1 – 0 De la Salle

Big game today with the league leaders coming to Suir Crescent, we knew this was going to be a battle and it certainly lived up to that billing. The game started off end to end with lots of passing by both sides on heavy ground, we were first to make the breakthrough with lots of pressure we caused down both wings we won a corner took by Anil which went low across the box which Emily latched onto and send home a screamer to put us one up.

At halftime we spoke about how we expected Dls to lift there intensity which we would have to match, which we did with some unreal tackles especially in midfield which was impressive, but what impressed the most was the teams will to pass in tight areas under press and we’re unlucky not to get a few goals in the game.

Credit to all the team for the performance and makes it hard to pick a mom, but we agreed it had to go to Liam Mackey for an all round performance on the left wing the whole game was outstanding. One last note it was great to see De La Salle set up for a handshake at the end of the game after all these kids going through nearly 2 years of restrictions,

I think we have gained even more respect for De la Salle 👏🏻.

Fixtures for the weekend

A very busy weekend ahead for the club with fixtures Saturday and Sunday:

# u11 home to St Paul’s, kick off 10.30

# U13 home to Ballinroad, kick off 12.30

# U15C league home to Ferrybank B, kick off 2.30

# U15D league away to Waterford Crystal, kick off 2.30

# 2A away to Red Star, kick off 2pm

# U10 girls away to Bohs, kick off 11am

#U14 girls home to Villa, kick off 11am
Youths away to Abbeyside, kick off 2pm

A long time since the club had that many fixtures in one weekend. The girls teams will be making their debuts so texts will go out to parents shortly about training sessions etc.

U14 result Ferrybank B 2 Mooncoin Celtic 3

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.

Schoolboy team updates

With the season kicking off the last week for our senior side, our schoolboy teams have been busy the last number of weeks preparing for kick off for the new season.

Our u11 squad are back with a number of weeks under the watch of Kevin Kennedy, John Hearne and Pat Walsh. They will play a number of friendlies over the next couple of weeks before they start in mid September.

The u12 and u13 squads under Derek Tebay and Mick Conway respectively are preparing nicely with 2 strong squads assembled. U12s under Derek will play Ballyduff next Wednesday in preparation for next Saturday when they kick off their league campaign away to Kilmacow.

The u13s will kick off Monday evening against Piltown in Ashgrove but travel for a friendly tomorrow to play Peaumount in Dublin with a 1pm kick off. Manager Mick Conway has been busy securing new signings during the summer and is very hopeful that his squad will do well.

Our u14 squad coached by Richard Long and Karl Conway have worked very well in pre season with a number of good performances. Confidence is high as they get ready to kick off next Saturday away to St Paul’s. A big season coming for our underage set up and with our academy returning mid September, we are in for a busy year.

U14 Squad Kick-off

Our u14 squad kicked off their season this evening with a friendly against Piltown in Kildalton park at 7pm. Obviously hoping for a good start after last years great showing. There was all the best of luck directed towards the new management team of Dick Long and Karl Conway, the O’Neill & Keane of Mooncoin Celtic, we’ll leave them figure out whos who! Support is most welcome for this talented squad.

Match Report: A good pre-season game tonight vs local rivals Piltown for our U-14 team, it took us a long time to get going missing a lot of chances early on and we let Piltown get into the game creating some chances of their own but we found ourselves 2-1 up at half time. In the 2nd half we thankfully found our scoring boots with Kieran picking up where he left off last season by netting 4 goals and 1 each from Sean & Tom completed the scoring for us. Final score 6-1. Thanks to Piltown for a sporting game and thanks to the referee also. A good win for the lads tonight and a good start to management for the mighty duo of Dick and Connie. 6 goals from the lads, Connie’s striker training is paying off already! Well done lads.