Monday, March 30, 2009

Under 14s home match against Swords Manor

Our under 14 team has a home match against Swords Manor next Saturday 4th of April. Kick-off is at 1pm, so all players should meet at Porterstown at 12:30.

Please let Peter know if you can't be there.

Under 12 girls Blitz

As I mentioned before, the under 12 girls will be participating in a Blitz competition between the NDSL league and the Drogheda league. The first stage of this competition will be held in Ballbrigan FC's St Molagas complex on Bath Road on Saturday next 4th of April.

We need to be there at 12:30pm so we should meet up beside the all-weather pitches at 11:30am.

We will be playing a series of 20-minute matches. The matches will be 8-a-side to compromise between the 7-a-side played by the Drogheda league and the 9-a-side that we normally play. Games will be played on an all-weather surface so you might want to wear runners, but shin-guards will be required.

We expect the competition to last until about 4pm so you should expect to be back around 4:30pm or 5pm. Therefore it might be a good idea to bring a drink and a snack.

First grass training session on Wednesday 30th of March

Now that the clocks have switched to summer time and the evenings are getting longer we will switch from training on the all-weather pitch to training on grass. Starting on next Wednesday (30/March) we will train on Laurel Lodge green from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

This should allow everyone to get home in time to see the Ireland international team beat Italy in the world cup :-).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Change to outdoor training

There will be no match for either girls team this weekend again.

From next week we will move training from the all-weather pitch onto grass. We will probably train at 7pm on the green in Carpenterstown (beside the tennis courts), but we will send out a text messge to confirm.

Under 12 girls cross border blitz

The NDSL and the Drogheda district league have arranged a blitz competition for under 12 teams involving teams from both leagues. The blitz will involve a series of 20 minute matches held over three dates.
  1. On Saturday the 4th of April there will be a series of matches held in Balbriggan, where the NDSL teams will play a series of teams from Drogheda.
  2. On Saturday the 18th of April there will be a series of matches held in Drogheda, where the NDSL teams will play different teams from Drogheda.
  3. The NDSL team with the highest number of points gained from the previous two sets of games will qualify for the final which will be played against the team with the highest number of points from Drogheda. This final will be held in the Oscar Traynor Park on 9th of May.

Monday, March 16, 2009

No games this weekend

Neither of our girls teams have any match scheduled for this Saturday 21st of March

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Under 14 team continue their winning ways

We played a 10 a side game because Willows were short players.

Their keeper got injured just before half time so Orlaith Higgins played the 2nd half for them. We gave them Megan Naughton for last 20 minutes and they scored 1 each and set up a third.

The game finished 10-3 but the official result was recorded as 9-0.

Hat tricks for girl of the match Hannah Hanlon and Aisling Hoey. Other scorers were Katie Byrne, Megan and Edwina Naughton and Joy Guinane.

Under 12 girls earn a great victory over Maynooth

There was a strong gale blowing when we arrived in Maynooth. Our captain Lucy Hanlon won the toss and so we played with the wind in the first half.

Castleknock did not wait long to take advantage of the wind. Catherine Leahy scored a goal after only 3 minutes and another at the 5 minute mark.

Castleknock did not rest on their laurels and Hayley Dixon got her name on the score sheet five minutes later. Áine Waters stretched the lead 5-0 after 22 minutes.

Ellie Wilde got another goal before the half time whistle to give us a comfortable 6 goal cushion at the break.

The 2nd half was very different. Maynooth took full advantage of the wind to pile on the pressure. But it was Áine Waters who got the first sore after 12 minutes. Maynooth replied shortly afterwards to leave the score 7-1.

The score remained the same for most of the remainder of the match. Near the end Niamh O'Donovan scored a goal. This inspired Ciara Brady and Hayley Dixon to follow suit and leave the final score a decisive 10-1 victory for the visitors.

With so many great performances it is hard to pick out a player of the match. We finally decided that Hayley Dixon was most deserving of the title.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Corretion to kick-off time for under 14 match

We just found out that the kick-off in the under 14 match against Willow FC tomorrow will be at 11am not 1pm. Peter will be in touch about revised arrangements for meeting up.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Two away fixtures this weekend

The under 12 team have an away match against Maynooth with a 10am kick-off in their Rathcoffey Road pitch. We will need to meet up at 9:15 beside the all weather pitch. This is an early start, so try to be on time. Let Brian know ASAP if you can't be there because we don't want to waste time waiting for plaayers who won't be there.

The under 14s are due to play Willow FC in Popintree park with kick-off at 1pm. The tedam will meet up at 12:15pm beside the all-weather pitch. Any player who can't make it should notify Peter.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Extra training session on Saturday

Since there is no match at the weekend, we will have training instead from 10am-11:30am on Saturday in Porterstown. Peter will send a text on Friday to confirm if the pitch is playable.

No matches this weekend

Both of our teams have a weekend off with no fixtures this Saturday (7th/March).

By the way, some of the under 12 girls may be interested in signing up for the Easter camp. Further details and application forms are available on the club web site.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Under 14 team stay top of the table

Our under 14 team will stay top of the table after a 11-0 victoy over willow at home. Aisling got 2 goals. Megan Naughton got Goals 4 and girl of the match title.