The Annual General Meeting of St Mochta's Football Club will be held on Wednesday , June 18th at 8.00 pm in the St Mochta's Parish Centre. This is an important meeting for the club and everyone is welcome to attend, it is vital that club members and intending members attend on the night. St Mochtas Football Club is an integral part of community life in Dublin 15 providing coaching and competitive football from 5 years of age to adults. Providing the resources to continue this is a always a challenge and any help or assistance from new members would be greatly appreciated. This has been another very successful year for the club. If you want to have a part in continuing this success, please come along to our AGM.
Friday 6th June
Supporters Coach will be leaving the Clonsilla Inn at approximately 1.00 pm.
The cost of the Coach is €20 next day return. The fee is depending on numbers.
The Rochestown Park Hotel are taking bookings for St. Mochta's supporters at a special rate. ( 021) 489 0800.
You can book a place on the Coach via our Official website and our Facebook account.
Please confirm interest ASAP due to high demand.
FORD FAI Cup - Round 2
Cork City V St. Mochta's will be played on Friday, June 6th.
Kick off 7.45 pm.
Travel arrangements for supporters will be confirmed during the week.
Craig Sheridan's winner deep into injury time salvaged the Saints promotion hopes in an incredible game in Porterstown road. Sheridan's header from Jordan Lancaster's free kick sent the rain soaked supporters into raptures. It was the last action of the game and it came a minute after the Saints equalised through an OG. The game had everything and some more, with a Dunboyne player sent off for dissent, after the final whistle.
Gavin Smith opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a beautiful header into the corner of the net from a Jonathan Lyons cross. It was the perfect start for the Saints but the lead only lasted eight minutes, Dunboyne equalised with a very good finish into the bottom corner. The visitors capitalised on a mistake on the edge of their penalty area and broke quick to punish the Saints. The game was open with both sides attacking and playing some good football. Jordan Lancaster, put the Saints back into the lead in the 20th minute with a brilliant finish, after some excellent work by Martin O' Neill. Dunboyne, equalised in the 36th minute,with a header from a free kick. It was a good header to beat Saints goalkeeper Warren Fee, but the defending was sloppy and the Saints switched off. The Saints, had chances late in the half but wrong options, saved the away side from going in behind at the break.
Brian Kelly cleared the ball off the line with a header in the 54th minute, from another very dangerous break. Jonathan Lyons went agonisingly close in the 56th minute, his shot bobbled just past the post. The Saints had chances with Luke Harrison and Craig Sheridan both heading over the crossbar. Lancaster was bundled down in the penalty area on the hour mark, the referee ignored the very strong appeals, it certainly looked a penalty. The Saints had another penalty appeal waved away and Dunboyne broke to score in the 88th minute, with a terrific finish over Warren Fee's head. Dunboyne, looked to have put a dagger in the hearts of the Saints promotion hopes, as the rain poured down on a miserable Porterstown road.
The Saints who have unbelievable fighting spirit, equalised with the help of an OG, we were long overdue that slice of luck. It was hard to see if the ball was going in anyway, the Saints desperate for one last chance, got the opportunity with a free kick and Craig Sheridan became the hero with his winning header.
The team simply never gave in, when it looked a lost cause. This is a really special team with a fantastic management team. The win was deserved, and when you think back to Glen Crowe's goal, that clearly crossed the line and wasn't awarded, in the draw away to Dunboyne, we really did deserve to keep our promotion hopes alive. Swings and roundabouts. Football, eh ? Bloody hell !!
St Mochtas FC v Rush Athletic
10th May 2014
Oscar Traynor Centre
The lads have enjoyed a tremendous season in the NDSL. After a fantastic start to the season they achieved re-grading at Christmas. They were bumped up 2 divisions to U11B. After a slow start in their new division the lads uped their game. Performances improved vastly and results soon followed. So much so that they shot up the table and have now also been rewarded for all their hard work with a cup final appearance against fellow U11B opponents Rush Athletic. After playing 2 cracking league games already this season against Rush it promises to be a fantastic final. We would urge all players parents and coaches in the club to lend their support to this very talented U11 team on the day. Wear your colours, bring your flags and cheer the lads on.
The lads have been exceptional and a credit to their coaches, parents and the club.
Come On You Saints!!!!
The Saints march on with a very convincing win against a relegated and demoralised Tymon Celtic side. Mark Sheridan opened the scoring in the 6th minute with a beautiful half - volley strike from 35 yards. Sheridan's shot arrowed into the corner of the net and was unstoppable, it will be goal of the season and a very memorable goal from a player, who's playing with plenty of confidence.
The first half was scrappy with the Saints having plenty of possession, Tymon looked dangerous from set pieces. It was the Saints who came closest from a set piece, Luke Harrison hit the upright with a header from a corner and Tymon also survived a goal mouth scramble and the half finished with the Saints having a slender lead.
The second goal, after the break killed the game, and it was along way back for Tymon after that. Brian Kelly went on a fantastic run and his through ball opened up the Tymon defence and found Crowe, who slotted the ball between the advancing goalkeepers legs. Tymon who came back from 2-0 to earn a point in Porterstown never looked like repeating the feat. The Saints found more space and exploited it in ruthless fashion. Aaron O' Brien made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute when he finished a delightful long range pass by Jonathan Lyons, it wasn't an easy chance but O'Brien did extremely well to finish under pressure. Saints skipper, Martin O' Neill made it 4-0 from the penalty spot four minutes later, the referee had no choice but to point to the spot for handball and O' Neill scored his first goal of the season. Glen Crowe made it 5 - 0 with ten minutes to go, and he won't have scored an easier goal, he tapped the ball home on the line, after a goalkeeper fumble from a Lancaster cross. Aaron O'Brien scored his second of the game, with a tidy finish into the corner of the net, after some magical play and a great pull back by Lancaster.
It's another terrific win for the Saints, the team have scored 13 goals in the last 3 games, conceding none. We have had many great games with Tymon over the years, hopefully the can come back strong next season. Next up for the Saints is Dunboyne on Sunday. It promises to be a great game in front of a packed Porterstown road.
Saints academy was split into two sessions today.
From 10:30 - 11:30am, we had our players born 2008/09 training as normal. As always the players were brilliant and put in a huge effort this morning, Unfortunately we could not get any oppossition to arrange a friendly for the lads. They are really showing some quality as we near the seasons end.
Our new U8's had a friendly game against Killegland academy. We had 27 players involved in the friendly game. This was our first time to play against Killegland and they proved very worthy oppossition. There was no concern about scores and every player were a credit to both clubs. If you haven't seen the new U8's for next season, I would urge any football fan to come to the academy on a Saturday and view this exceptional bunch of players.
49 players in total played in the academy this morning. Not a bad turn out for a bank holiday weekend.
Gilligan Cup Quarter Final
Glen Crowe's powerful header in the 8th minute sent the Saints into the Gilligan Cup semi final. Crowe headed home a delightful Jordan Lancaster cross into the bottom corner of the net.
Pegasus had the first chance in the game, Saints defender Brian Kelly did extremely well to block a shot that was destined to trouble Saints goalkeeper Warren Fee. It's so important to score the first goal and thankfully Crowe's brilliant header gave the Saints a cushion. Aaron O' Brien volleyed over the crossbar in the 36th minute, Lancaster with another beautiful ball.
The game had a lengthy delay close to half time when a Pegasus defender went down after an accidental clash. It was a worrying time for everyone in Porterstown road, an ambulance was called and after some treatment he was on his feet but dazed.
Pegasus hit the crossbar just after half time, Saints defender Glenn McLoughlin headed the ball onto the crossbar as it was going to hit the back of the net. Warren Fee made a top class save on the hour mark, diving to his left he pushed the ball around the post, the low drive by the Pegasus striker must have been seen late through a crowd of bodies. That was the visitors best chance for an equaliser and although they put the Saints under pressure the Saints stood firm and defended very well.
The Saints always a threat going forward couldn't find the second goal to kill the tie but Crowe's goal was enough to set up a semi final clash away to St. James Gate. It's all about getting the result in the cup. The semi final will be a great occasion, the focus now goes back to the league and Tymon Celtic away on Wednesday night.
Under 10 F DDSL
St. Mochta's 3 - 0 Wayside Celtic
Well done to all the players and our coaches Thomas Slevin and Peter Brady. The players and coaches have worked extremely hard all season and have most importantly had fun along the way. Thanks to all the parents for all support and also huge thanks to Barry and Westend Barbers for the fantastic support during the season. The lads have played some great football this season and have deserved this success. Thanks to Wayside Celtic for a very good game and the very kind and gracious words after the game, their players and manager are like our players and coaches, a credit to their club.
The Saints secured the title today with another very impressive display and a clean sheet. Goals today scored by Shane Manning, Eryk Fecowicz and Adam Foyle. The Westend Barbers Man of the Match was Eryk.
Well done lads.
Enjoy the celebrations !
Mini Leagues Registration Opens Tomorrow Morning
The extremely popular St Mochtas FC mini leagues are almost upon us. They will run from Wednesday 4th June until Sunday 15th June for children born 2002 to 2008 (6-12 years old).
Registration opens this Saturday at the main complex from 10am to 12pm. And will take place at the same time every Saturday during the month of May.
The cost of registration is €15 per child. For 2nd and subsequent children of the same family the fee is €5 per additional child.
Download the registration form below, fill it out and bring it to the main complex on one of the registration dates. Forms will also be available in the office.
Any mini league queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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