Our B Team had a fighting draw vs Newport last Saturday night
We were 2 down at half-time but Jason Lipper curled in a free kick with 15 minutes to go and in 95th minute smashed home the equaliser. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the team.
Girls under 12
Well done to Rebecca Shinnors, Isabelle O'RIardon and Patrycja Nedzed who represented Limerick county in an inter county blitz in Tipperary at the weekend. The girls got lots of game time and played really well.
Boys Under 13A
Aisling unfortunately came up short against a strong St Brendan's Park side who were solid at the back and attacked well from both wings. Midway through the first half St Brendan’s showed their intent with a shot on the break that hit the post. Shortly after that they repeated the move but hitting the target and scoring. Aisling showed more attacking intent with the introduction of Paul Moloney on 25 minutes. However, we were lucky to go into the break just one down after a powerful St Brendan's shot from distance rattled the cross-bar.
Aisling regrouped in the second half and were starting to get more involved when we were caught out from a long attacking throw-in to concede an easy goal. Two down and with a mountain to climb, now we started to take control of the game. John Ryan and Darragh Murray had chances, before John was taken down in the box and stepped up to convert the penalty himself. Shortly afterwards Darragh was checked on his way through the St Brendan's defence and was unlucky not to be awarded a second penalty. Minutes before the final whistle Ben Hayes connected superbly with his head from a long cross, but unfortunately the ball fell kindly for the goalkeeper. If the game had gone on longer we looked certain to equalise, but unfortunately it was not to be.
Final Score: St Brendan's Park 2 Aisling Annacotty 1
Our Under 18A team play Janesboro in the semi-final of the FAI Youth Cup on Saturday. The venue is Pearse Stadium, Janesboro, time, 2pm.
All support would be appreciated and if you go, be sure to wear your club colours.
Aisling Annacotty players Eoghan Burke and Adam Cummins will play for the Limerick District League in this year’s Kennedy Cup. Congratulations on your selection and all the best in the competition.
Aisling Annacotty 2 – 0 Regional
Our U16 girls pulled off the result of their season on Sunday, with a 2 – 0 victory over Regional Utd, after extra time of their Cup Quarter Final. Regional, having won all their matches in the league were strong favourites coming in. However, our girls, with their full squad of players available for the first time all season, matched their opponents every step of the way in hot, draining conditions. Early on, Annacotty showed their intent, as a Rachel O’Dell shot cannoned of the post. As the half wore on further chances came their way, and Laoise Ní Aodha flashed one narrowly wide. Regional had their chances too, and Abby McCarthy backpedalled furiously to tip one over, and on the stroke of half-time was grateful to have a looping shot come back off the post into her arms. Regional upped the tempo in the second half, and piled on the pressure. The back four of Anna Carr, Íde Ní Ifearnáin, Charlie Hanrahan and Katie Murphy dealt with everything thrown at them though, and Annacotty started to get a grip on the game again, and were unlucky to be denied a penalty when it looked like Sarah Cleary was pushed to the ground. Heading into extra time, a crucial factor was having substitutes capable of slotting seamlessly into the team, and Ally Reeves, Amy Keogh, Laura Donaghy, Finn Pearse, and Ciara Kelly all put in tremendous shifts. Particular mention should be made of Aisling Doran who kept Regional’s vaunted right-sided players quiet all day and launched several attacks of her own. With Rachel, due at another round ball event, she upped her game and gave 10 solid minutes before leaving us, hitting one 30-yard pile driver, which the Regional keeper just tipped over. With the tie looking like it was heading to the dreaded penalties, Emma Donoghue finally stamped her class on the game. With the quality of ball, she was putting in all day, it was always likely one might cause havoc. Such it proved when a cross/shot nestled in the net, sparking wild celebrations on the side-line. Two minutes later, it was all over, when in the move of the match, Emma turned on the afterburners, swept past three defenders on the left wing, and sent in a wickedly swerving cross, which Regional could only turn into their net.
The Club will be hosting a Soccer Sisters Camp in Annacotty during the Easter holidays on Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th April 2017.
The Camp will run from 11am to 3pm each Day.
The Camp will be hosted by Jason O’Connor of the FAI with qualified & Garda Vetted Coaches.
The Cost of the Camp is only €20 per Girl.
The Camp is ideally suited to Girls from age groups Under 7s up to Under 14s.
The Camp can be booked using the following link only
Aisling Annacotty AFC Easter Camp 2017
Hi Club Member,
The Club is running its Annual Easter Soccer Camp this year from Tuesday 18th April 2017 to Friday 21st April 2017, on the All-Weather Pitch in Annacotty.
Last year we had over 100 Boys & Girls who took part in the Camp & they all really enjoyed the fun packed sessions.
The Camp is open to both Boys & Girls from Under 7s up to Under 13s.
The Camp will run from 9.45am to 1.30pm daily & the cost of the Camp is only €60 for the four days, with discounts available for other family members.
The Camp will be run by Total Football Academy, who have been actively involved in Coaching in the Club in recent years.
Total Football Academy provide professional football coaching for young players throughout Munster with academies in Limerick & Killarney, & with EUFA Qualified Coaches.
Total Football Academy's mission statement is to develop confident, creative and technically skilled football players while also allowing players the freedom to express themselves on the field of play.
Numbers are limited in the Camp so early booking is essential. A packed Lunch is recommended for the Camp.
The Camp can only be booked on-line using the link here
Open every Saturday morning from 10am – 1pm.
League Tables Results from Junior, under 17s/18s and schoolboys matches and league tables can be checked on: www.limerickjuniorsoccer.com
For girls: U18s play in LWSSL
U12/14/16 play LCDUL
Goalkeeping Coaching with Eamonn Doyle continues on Mondays 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.