Friday, 1 August 2014

Soccer notes

Cloonfad United

Cloonfad United U10s hosted their counterparts, Swords Celtic from Dublin at the weekend. They played two very enjoyable games on Saturday evening. Thanks to the families who hosted parents and to the Resource Centre Committee for the use of their facilities and for their hospitality. Thanks also to Sean Corcoran and Vincent Connolly who organised the event. The U14s are through to the Shield Final after a 4-0 victory away to St. Johns Athletic. The home side dominated the first half but could not find a way past Liam Cregg. After the break, Cloonfad were much improved and an own goal followed by a Dylan Ruane hat-trick set up a final with Roscommon Town.

CP Ajax

CP Ajax U11s played Ballaghaderreen in the league last Thursday in Tarmon in a top of the table clash. CP proved the stronger, with two goals from Daniel Connolly deciding the outcome. Our U10s played Lough Harps on Friday night in Tarmon, going down 3-2 in the Europa League. They goals for CP were scored by Jack Glynn. In the Champions League CP ran out convincing winners with goals from Daniel Connolly (4), Enda Farrell (1) and Padraic Conway (1). We play Roscommon at home on Friday next in the last game of the league. Our U14s played Castlerea in a re-fixed game last Saturday in Tarmon. Our goals came from Paul Mee (3), Brendan Kilkenny (2), Gavin Higgins (2) and Joseph Beirne (1). Castlerea pulled two back to leave final score 8-2. CP are pleased to announce that  soccer legend Packie Bonner will be in Tarmon on the 10th of July for their fun day. Full details next week. 

Roscommon Town

It was a busy weekend for the north U10 team who had two games over the weekend. On Friday they took on Ballaghaderreen, the Champions League side winning 5-2, the Europa League side losing 3-1. On Sunday they travelled to Cloonfad, the Champions League side recording a great 7-1 victory and the Europa League side running out 4-0 victors. On Thursday the U11 north team had their first home game of the season, losing 4-1 to Ballinagare. Marcus Croghan scoring a wonderful volley following a Looby cross. On Saturday both Roscommon U11 teams took on eachother in the league, the south team winning 2-1, with Albert Looby scoring for the north. 

Moore United

Moore’s U10s took on Dysart last Friday and drew 1-1 in the Europa League while in the Champions League match they won 4-2. Goals were scored by J Tumulty, E McManus, D Farrell & D Finn. The U10s are away to Kilkerrin next Friday (the 10th) in the Europa League at 6.45 pm and in Champions League action at 7.30 pm. 

St Johns Athletic

The U14 girls finished their season with a fine 3-1 victory over Castlerea Celtic. Captain Rachel Corcoran led the way in a fine team performance and she also scored with a free-kick. Rachel Dolan and Savanah Cassidy added to the tally. Well done and thanks to all the girls that played this year. The U11 team lost a five-goal thriller away at Shiven Rovers, Tyler Quinn and Daire Keenan scored for St Johns. The U12s had a fine win at Skyvalley Rovers. Daire Keenan got three goals, Eamon Harney two and there was one each for Gary Martin and Michael Watson. The U14s were beaten by Cloonfad.

Skyvalley Rovers

Rovers U16s have made it through to the Shield Final as a result of a 7-3 over Ballymoe last week. Their goals were scored by Ian Bronson (3), Jason Mannion (2) and Tom Butler (2). They will play Ballinagare in the final after the exams are over. The U14s are into the semi-final of their cup after a penalty shoot-out victory over Glen Celtic. The game finished 0-0 after extra-time and Rovers won 5-4 on penalties. The penalties were scored by Tomas Richardson, Kelvin Kelly, Hubert Darcy, Mark Richardson and Matthew Molloy. Strokestown are their opponents in the semis. The U10 As beat St Johns 4-2 with Eoin Keogh netting three and Tom Carey one. The U10 Bs lost 3-0, also to St Johns. The Over 35s had a 1-1 draw away to St Bernards in the Masters League. Brendan Butler scored from an Alan Grehan corner.