LITTLE KICKERS ACADEMY 2017-18

Charleville AFC little Kickers Academy for boys and girls born in 2010, 2011 & 2012 will continue Friday 3rd Nov from 6 to 7pm. Come along and have some fun.

SFAI NATIONAL CUP FIXTURES Saturday 11th November, 2017

Wishing our three Underage boys teams all the best in the next round of the SFAI National Cup
SFAI UNDER.16 CUP
Ballingarry v Charleville 11.30am
SFAI UNDER 14 CUP:
Newcastle West Town v Galbally Utd 2pm
St Brendans Park v Charleville 12:30
SFAI UNDER 12 CUP:
Charleville v Broadford 12.30pm,
Killorglin v Holycross 2pm [to be confirmed]
O’HARA TO CONTINUE ON AS JUNIOR LADIES MANAGER AS HE SIGNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

O’HARA TO CONTINUE ON AS JUNIOR LADIES MANAGER AS HE SIGNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Charleville AFC are delighted to announce the reappointment of Jason O’Hara as Junior Ladies First Team Manager for the 2017-18 season. Jason was first appointed to this position in June 2014 and has just completed his first season in charge in the Desmond Ladies Premier Division. This early appointment will allow Jason and his assistants to start on squad strengthening early ahead of next season.

A delighted Jason commented “After a hard fought premier campaign last season discussions began early with my back-room staff about next season. After a few months out and time to myself, I decided along with the backing of the club and my back-room team of Shane, Maurice and Mark to apply once again for the position of Junior Ladies Manager. I look forward to another campaign with a great bunch of Ladies who are still developing as a team given our short time in existence. There is much work to be done by all, but it gives me great encouragement that this appointment has been made early for all parties and we look forward to the new season, hoping to contest for silverware in the Premier Division. A new mentality will be brought to the squad and with that a different attitude is to be adopted by all involved in our gain for headlines and glory in 2017/2018”.

Chairman Kevin Buckley added:

“Everyone in the Club is delighted Jason stepped forward again and it was an easy decision for the committee. Jason has shown us in the past how committed and ambitious he is. Now that this squad have the experience of a full season of Premier Football behind them we look forward to a more successful season and to make the step up to challenge for honours.

We wish Jason and everyone involved with the Junior Ladies the very best for the new season and we would ask all our club members to get behind them to help in any way they can”.

CASTLE COMMITS TO CHARLEVILLE AFC

Castle Commits as Charleville AFC reappoint Adam Castle as first team manager for the 2017/18 Season

 

The club are delighted to announce the reappointment of Adam Castle as first team manager for the 2017-18 season. Adam was appointed in May 2016 and is coming to the end of his 1st season in charge, having secured promotion back to the Limerick District Premier League with games to spare it has allowed us the opportunity to bring forward discussions that would normally take place after the season has come to a close. This early decision will allow Adam and his assistant Darren Hedderman to start on squad strengthening early ahead of next season’s new challenges. Castle remarked: “I’m happy that we have agreed a way forward for next season this early. I met with Kevin (Chairman) recently and we had a good discussion on what my personal ambitions are and what the ambitions of the club are over the next 3 to 5 years, although there is much work to do on and off the pitch in terms of recruitment the club is certainly moving forward, it has a strong squad of players and facilities to be proud of which is a credit to those running the club past and present. We have plenty of work to do in the summer in order to keep us moving forwards but myself, Darren and Kevin are ready for this challenge” Chairman Kevin Buckley added “Everyone at the Club is delighted Adam has agreed to remain on as our Junior 1st team manager, to secure his services for the future was our number 1 goal and we all look forward to working with him in the coming seasons. I know he is as ambitious for our Club as we all are. We have seen Adam bring a tremendous spirit and work ethos to our Club. He has built a squad of youth and experience and this season we have enjoyed watching some wonderful football. It is great news that Adam’s assistant Darren Hedderman has also given his commitment to continue working with the club as he is a very valued member of the 1st team set up. Next season will be a big step up both on and off the pitch as we move back to the Premier League and we would ask all our club members to get behind Adam and Darren to help them in any way they can”.

 

Junior 1st Team Match Report

Match Report Junior 1st Team

Aisling Annacotty 0

Charleville AFC 3

 

Last Thursday evening the 1st team returned from their midweek trip to Annacotty with all 3 points after 3 2nd half goals broke the stubborn resistance of the youthful hosts. In a game where Charleville dominated possession but struggled to create too many clear goal scoring opportunities, they were relived to opening the scoring on 65 minutes through Shane Dillon this lead to a more comfortable spell of play where Charleville went onto register 2 further goals through substitute Pa O’Callaghan and Midfielder Gary Ward.Goalkeeper Jesse Smith made his competitive debut for the 1st team keeping a clean sheet to mark the occasion, Jesse has been with the club since he was 6 years old.

Team: Jesse Smith, Brendan Murphy, Jason O’Hara, Shane Butler, Jeremy Bridgeman, Gavin Mullins, Aaron O’Conner, Gary Ward, Shane Dillon, Ken O’Donoghue ©, Sean McCormack. Subs Used: Darren Butler, Pa O’Callaghan, Mark O’Halloran. Not Used: Ciarain Carey, Kieran O’Donoghue