|Aisling Annacotty Weekly Newsletter|
Aisling Annacotty C went out of 2b cup losing 3 – 2 AET vs Moyross. Tight game, great goals from Nathan Mcginty and Seamus Kenny.
U14A Team Aisling Annacotty 5 Caherdavin Celtic 2
Our U14As played out an exciting league game at home to Caherdavin Celtic on Saturday. The visitors, a big, physically strong side got off to a flying start taking the lead after two minutes. They kept up their high work rate and scored again before half time to take a 2-0 lead into the break. But our lads showed great character to stage a tremendous fight back in the second half. Dara Costelloe got one back with a low shot from outside the area before Rory Murphy made a superb run from deep to get on the end of a Costelloe cross and score the equaliser ten minutes into the second half. With Alan Conway pulling the strings in midfield we continued to get control of the game and took the lead midway through the half with a superb shot by Jake Dillon from 25 yards. Two late free kicks by Sean O’Shea sealed the win setting up a big showdown with Pike Rovers on Friday evening.
U13A AAAFC played out a 1-1 draw with Corbally in the league. A fierce 25-yard drive from Eoghan Burke was cancelled out in the last minute when Aisling failed to deal with a second ball after a fine save from Jack O’Sullivan. Congrats to all the boys who received their Confirmation at the weekend and also to Thomas McCarthy, Dara Hough and Eoghan Burke who represented the club in the Interleague Final for the LDSL where they were defeated by a strong Cork team in Cork on Sunday afternoon.
Under 12 Premier League – Aisling Annacotty 5, Corbally United 4. (23/4/16)
Aisling Annacotty faced Corbally United in the Under 12 premier league last Saturday Morning in Athlunkard with a much depleted side due to a number of players been unavailable due to injuries or absent due to confirmations/Communions. The 10 players available were aiming to follow up on the Cup win they had over Regional the previous week and the team started very well taking an early lead. Aisling Annacotty lost Ben Hayes to injury after 10 minutes and it was clear that Corbally were up for the challenge of playing the league leaders and equalised soon afterwards. Aisling Annacotty took the lead a further two times in the first half only to be pegged back by a lively Corbally side each time to leave the score 3 – 3 at the half time break. In the second half Aisling Annacotty were much improved with several pand ran out 5-4 winners in the end. Scorers for Aisling Annacotty were John Ryan and Stephen Oydajei with a brace of goals each and Darren Nwankwo scored the fifth and winning goal.
(Aisling Annacotty Team from: Ben Hayes, Darren Nwankwo, Alex Carragher, John Ryan, Mark Kinsella, Oisin Williams, Finn Durack, Muiris O’Dalaigh, Matthew Carroll, Stephen Oydajei).
MUNSTER UNDER 12 INTER LEAGUE FINAL (24/4/16)
Congratulations to the Limerick U-12’s LDSL Inter League Team who won their Munster Final against the Cork League on Sunday 24th April on a score line of 1-0. Aisling Annacotty have 5 players, John Ryan, Darragh Murray, Finn Durack, Alex Carragher and Oisin O’Connor on the panel and Ryan, Murray, Carragher and O’Connor all played on Sunday. Aisling’s John Ryan scored the only goal of the match and they will now play the Galway League in the All-Ireland Semi Final in Eamon Deacy Park on the 8th May. We wish the team the best of luck in their next match.
Congrats to Dara Costelloe, Donnacha O’Dalaigh, Rory Murphy, Joey Ryan and Jake Dillon for making the final selection for the LDSL team to compete for the Kennedy Cup. The tournament will be held in June in UL.
Aisling Annacotty AFC will host the 9th staging of the Munster Barnardos Soccer Tournament at the University Of Limerick All-Weather Sports Campus on the 22nd May. The Munster Football Tournament which is run annually will have over 200 children participating in an under 10 and under 11 competitions, with participating teams from counties Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
As part of the fundraising activities we are bag packing this Saturday, April 30th in SuperValu, Castletroy. Bag packers and donations welcome.
At the recent 2016 Tournament launch Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive of Barnardos Ireland noted how the tournament is special as it is children having fun raising funds for other less fortunate children through sport. The tournament raises awareness among young people of the work that Barnardos do with less fortunate children and shows children the wonderful contribution they can make to this great cause.
More details on the Munster Football can be found on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/kidsforkidsmunstertournament/
Barnardos is a registered Charity (No: 6015), working annually with around 9,000 vulnerable children and operates in over 40 centres in communities across Ireland. Barnardos work with families to improve parenting skills and tackle issues of poverty and domestic abuse, addiction and the impact these problems have on children. More details on the work of Barnardos can be found on their website www.barnardos.ie
Summer Soccer Camp
Our annual soccer camp is being held the week of 4th – 8th July. Bookings can be made through www.summersoccerschools.ie
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