Women’s FAI Amateur Cup 1st Round
Killenaule/Moyglass (0) 1
Charleville AFC (1) 4
Scorers (Aoife McNamara, Sophie Hudner, Alex O Keeffe, OG)
Charleville Ladies began on the road again in this year Women’s FAI National after a successful and memorable campaign last year to the Quarter Final Stage. This time the ladies travelled to Killenaule in Tipperary were they faced current Premier Tipperary Ladies champions and last years Munster Semi Finalist. A huge challenge was in store.
Charleville started the game in good spirit and offered the early attacking options down both flanks but Killenaule stopped clear cut goal chances. The might of Tipp got the Killenaule ladies going and soon they were into the game creating opportunities through their number 9 but nothing clear cut to danger Chloe Keogh. As the game wore on the middle of the field became a vital challenge for both teams and Charleville seemed to be getting the better and middle way through the first half Aoife McNamara opened the scoring with a thundering 30 yard effort which the keeper couldn’t hold onto and ended up in the back of the net. Charleville lead one nil at the break.
Charleville pushed on in the second half and added a second through so hard pressure on the Killenaule back line cause the defender to slice the ball into her own net after a superb ball played across the box. Killenaule/Moyglass number nine as mentioned offered the most and the tall centre forward eventually got her due as she contacted with a delightful corner and headed it over Chloe Keogh into the Charleville net. Game back on now and it was nip and tuck. The substitute bench was emptied on the Charleville side and moments later a fast paced attack through Amy Fowley down the wing got the cross in and Beth Stapleton made the keeper work only to parry it out to Sophie Hudner who added the third of the game for Charleville. Alex O Keeffe sealed the game in the final moments with a stunning header from a corner as her normal trade mark goal.
A solid performance by the ladies on the road and build up next round tie with league rival Breska Rovers in Clarina on March 26th.
Next Fixture Women’s Munster Junior Cup 1st Round Sunday 12th March Charleville vs Springfield Ramblers KO 2pm All support appreciated
U12 Girls Premier
Charleville AFC 0 Aisling Annacotty 1
We hosted Annacotty on a sunny afternoon in Charleville. This was a great advertisement for underage girls football with little to seperate the sides throughout and great skill and determination shown by both sides. Annacottys late goal on the counter attack is all that separated the sides in a game that could have gone either way.
Annacotty dominated the early exchanges with our girls sitting deep and soaking up the pressure. Our defence put in another fine display under the leadership of centre back Ruth Kilcommins and this line is improving with every game. Once the girls competed more in midfield midway through the first half the game turned in Charlevilles favour and the girls started to dominate play with excellent passing exchanges. Lauren was pivotal to this momentum change and along with Lucy Keane both were very deserving of the joint player of the match award. Lucy in goals has come such a long way as our netminder and today was her most composed performance with shots flying into her gloves throughout the game. Celina worked her socks off and was excellent out wide, making great driving runs to relieve pressure and set up good attacks. Other great moments were Emma and Bronagh’s driving runs through midfield, Hazel and Stephanie magically finding space with great skill out wide and Lily almost finding the net late on with a great shot.
Both Charleville coaches felt that this game signified the great progress this team has made with this their finest display to date. A big thanks to the parents who have been fantastic supporters of this team.
Team on the day was: Lucy Keane, Ruth Kilcommins, Stephanie O Toole, Katie Mulcahy, Bronagh Linehan, Viviana Jaunsile, Ciara Bresnan, Hazel Mortell, Orlaith McAuliffe (Captain), Celina Begley, Lily O’Riordan, Una O’Brien, Lauren Ronan, Alice Costelloe, Emma Foley
Men’s Premier League
Charleville AFC 5 Coonagh Utd 3 Scorers Eoin Clifford, Donal O’Connell 2, Shane Dillon and Joey Herbert. Well done to all the squad
U 14 Girls Premier League Result
Cappamore. 1 Charleville. 3
A hard fought victory against a team who never gave up. Heavily depleted with injuries our girls fought hard to achieve this victory. This title will go down to the wire and our destiny with 2 games left is in our own hands.
Scorers for Charleville: Faye Ronan(2) Caila Nelligan (1)
U13 cup result
Cappamore 3 Charleville afc 3 Scorers Ben Ronan, Muiris O’Riordan x2 Charleville won 4 -2 on penalties, Scorers Daniel, Muiris, Pauric and Shay. Well done boys, great win
Charleville AFC u9 boys were at hospital fc today, some great games contested by the teams, well done Boys
Well done to our u7 boys who played Kilmallock Utd at our town park pitch this morning. This was the boys very first match for the club and we were delighted to see them wearing the club jerseys for the first time. Plenty of goals and super saves giving the supporters from both clubs plenty to cheer about. Always a fantastic atmosphere at this venue, it has been a super pitch for the club for many many years now.
A big thank you to our coaches for looking after the boys and to all the parents for attending. Thank you to Sinead and all the players from Kilmallock for calling over to us. A very special big thank you to Mikey Curtin for all his help today, getting the pitches ready, setting up the goals, refereeing matches and putting away everything afterwards, we are blessed to have you in the club Mike.
FAI 7v7 coaches workshop
Charleville AFC were delighted to host the FAI 7v7 coaches workshop on Monday night delivered by Fai development officer for County Limerick Jason O Connor, coach education, the futures bright.
U15 boys league result
Charleville AFC 3 Croom Utd 1 Scorers Bryan Nagy, Daire McKenna and Colm Meehan. A great win against tough opponents boys, very well done to all
U11 Boys Red team
We played Kilfrush on Saturday morning. Excellent game played by two very good teams. Well done to all the members of Charleville AFC u11 Red team
No jackpot winner this week. The drawn numbers were 1,7,18,24. Congratulations to Anne Mulcahy, this weeks winner of the Lucky Dip. Thanks to all those who support Our Grassroots Fundraiser Lotto. The jackpot is currently at €5,000 & we have a pair of tickets for Ireland / France is our St.Patrick’s Day Draw! If your not in, you can’t win