Aisling Annacotty Weekly Newsletter

Girls U18s

Tulla Utd 2 – 2 Aisling Annacotty

Aisling girls faced a stiff test away v Tulla in a top of the table clash on Sun 8thand came away with a hard fought 2-2 draw. In truth, we were slow to start and were fortunate to be only 1-0 down at half-time, with the home team coming close on several occasions bringing out some fine saves from Aisling Kennedy in goals, in a player of the match performance. The second half was a different story – the girls came out fighting and worked well together looking for an equaliser which eventually came with a fine strike from Claire Kelly. Tulla took the lead again late in the game which looked to be the decider. Great credit to all for a never say die performance, resulting in Charlie Hanrahan scoring at the near post to claim a deserved draw.


Team: Aisling Kennedy, Jade O Connor, Bronagh Kelly, Shalini Kujur, Charlie Hanrahan, Niamh O Byrne, Claire Kelly, Taylor McEvoy, Emma Donohoe, Aoife O Driscoll, Nicole Lammond.

Under 14A

The U14 put a disappointing result against Limerick behind them with a comfortable 2 nil win over Caherdavin in Annacotty on Saturday. Two first half goals from Man of the Match Evan O'Leary settled the game. The first came on 20 minutes when Adam Cummins, who gave the Caherdavin defense a torrid time all through was upended in the box and Evan coolly slotted the resulting penalty before nipping in ahead of the fullback and goalkeeper to finish an exquisite Darragh Murray pass for his second.

A convincing start to second half of season where Evan O'Leary, Dara Hough, Shane O'Grady all did well for the home side



Aisling B 4 Regional C 1

A great win for the 16B's on a Saturday afternoon in Killonan. Early on
Regional created the chances and looked dangerous, but could not get a
The back four of Eoin Twomey, Peter Ryan, Ciaran Vaughan and Richard
Byrnes kept their shape and discipline very well, while goalkeeper
Venkatha made the necessary saves when required but also came out very
quickly to deal with some dangerous situations.

Aisling started to dominate the possession with Adam Hourigan being very
effective at winning and holding possession, setting up chances.  Niall
McGrath's header from Barry Sutton's cross seemed goal-bound, but a
Regional defender managed to get an outstretched foot to the ball just
on the line. As half time approached, Aisling still hadn't turned
possession into goals, until finally the breakthrough came when Niall
McGrath worked the ball to the left of the box, passed to Stewart
Bradshaw who took advantage of an overlap, laying on to David McMahon
to finish.

In the second half, the pattern continued, but now the goals came. First
a cracking free kick from Adam Hourigan smashed through the wall and
into the goal. Then Stewart Bradshaw took possession in the box and was
composed in holding off the pressure before dispatching the ball beyond
the 'keeper for a 3-0 lead. Soon after, David McMahon did all the hard
work down the right wing and towards the box, holding off a defender,
and was able to spot the unmarked David Hehir in the box, who made no
mistake in finishing the move. In the last 10 minutes, Regional started
to press again and after a couple of close calls got the goal they
deserved for their late efforts. Full time 4-1 to Aisling. A very good
performance with solid defence, good work rate and good combination play
in attack.

League Tables Results from Junior, under 17s/18s and schoolboys matches and league tables can be checked on:

For girls: U18s play in LWSSL
U12/14/16 play LCDUL


Goalkeeper Coaching

Goalkeeping Coaching with Eamonn Doyle recommenced on Monday 9thJanuary on the Astro at the following time slots:

Up to the age of 14 –  from 5 –  6pm

For ages 15 to Senior Level – from 6 – 7pm.












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