Fantastic result for Clonee United UN13C who beat local rivals Dunshaughlin Youths on a score line of 3:0 last week.
Cian Malone scored early on in the first half and not long after he doubled the advantaged with a brilliant strike to give Clonee and well deserved lead going into the break, Sean Dempsey added a sublime third goal late on in the game to seal all three points for the home team.
This was a great team effort by all, and the introduction of our substitutions proved key to what was a very successfully morning in Damastown.
This win leaves us second in the league and unbeaten after three games.
Well the new season finally started for the Clonee United Under 15 team at Balheary Reservoir Home of Swords Celtic.
Their coach Gerry has done a great job getting the team together and they have a great set up there.
Clonee Utd gave debuts to two new signings in Liam Scanlon and TeeJay Gbadebo who both did themselves credit in the game. Liam in particular looked to fit in well at right back and grew in confidence. The midfield trio of Fionn O'Moore, Danny Ash and Ryan Edge gelled well together. With Fionn adding the fourth goal late in the second half.
The star of the goals though had to be Robert Regan who bagged himself a goal in each half and had a great tussle all day with the Celtic right back. Robert was on fire and his second goal was a screamer into the top corner following nice triangle passage of play involving four Clonee players. Mark McCann did a great job in goal deputising for the regular keeper. The captain Nathan Regan played well and kept the defence of Liam, Ryan Dempster and the composed Toto Okafor in check and carried them to the final whistle.Adam Strastian opened his goal scoring account with a well taken goal that again was a team effort that was started in defence and then passed through midfield out to the left with Robert Regan a neat cross from Danny Ash and a lovely finish by Adam.
Giedris Vassilikas and Adam Maher both contributed well on the right hand side and put through some great crosses from the right.Swords had a man sent off with ten minutes left and Clonee then were able to pass and move and come close several times towards the end. It was at this time that Fionn scored a lovely goal.All of the team did their bit but the extra flair and left foot of Robert Regan up front and Ryan "Kante" Edge in midfield gave United the edge. Great to be back but this is where it starts there is a long way to go...
Scorers: R Regan 2, Strastian, O'Moore.
Yellow cards : N Regan
Under 9 Grey Clonee United 11 – 5 Stamullen.
On a windy wet day Saturday morning all seemed to be shaping up very well as the under 9 team came on to the pitch while the MGL were holding trials on the pitches adjacent.
Stamullen started well and scored two quick goals as they stormed into an early lead. Clonee United though kept their shape with Lorcan Dunne resolute at the back and assisted by Conor Ash in Midfield covering back. Kristian Cooper started in goal. And Adam Curley was finding it tough to get into the game in the first five minutes. Shane McCormack came on upfront and Gavin Newell joined Conor Ash in the middle to give Osman El Hassan a rest. This proved to be a catalyst as Gavin took control of the game and controlled the left as Conor mirrored him on the right. Gavin Newell helped himself to a quick hatrick of goals all from distance and the tide seemed to turn.
In the second half Shane McCormack went in goal and an invigorated Adam Curley came on and grabbed himself three well taken goals. Gavin Newell added a fourth for himself early to settle the nerves and then the fire cracker that is Kristian Cooper grabbed a couple of on the spot goals and Osman El Hassan “Ossie” came into his own and also bagged a brace (2) goals as Clonee United the dominated the game. Conor Ash made the Clearance of the game according to many watching. Lorcan Dunne was an engine in midfield when we needed to control the middle and Shane McCormack made some good stops to keep the visitors at bay.
Overall a great game, all of the team can be very proud of this result. Thank you also to the parents and a nice display of umbrella’s on show.
Probably the hardest job was keeping score but Kayleigh Dunne had an abacus handy!
Well done to the referee Charlotte also officiating for the first time this season.
Under 13 N Home Farm 2 – 7 Clonee United
A lovely Saturday morning and the two great teams of Home Farm and Clonee United met at the lovely Whitehall grounds. The weather was holding up and no snow was forecast. So all good.
Another great game as always between these two competitive teams.
It would appear though that the Navy blue of Clonee United MGL would win out. Football is “a funny old game “ as Mr Clough once said.
Last week Rachel McCann could not buy a goal but this week she was on fire – we hope she did the Lotto. She managed to grab Five well taken goals in this game. She terrorised the Home farm defence and nearly everything she did ended up with a ball in the back of the net.
More pleasing though was the whole team work ethic that was shown – typified by the captain Aisling Desmond who had a great game and was dominant in midfield and down the right hand side of the pitch.
On the left Kate Ash was also able to link in well with Rachel McCann and Sophie Rey. Kate grabbed another goal and Sophie Rey was also on the score sheet as Clonee were able to win the game 7 – 2 away from home and enjoy the weekend. The defence was solid and Emily Smyth and Grainne Cantwell were solid as usual.
The rest of the squad also played their parts with aplomb doing and showing what they do in training each week when they stepped out on to the pitch.
The team can be delighted with a very good shift this weekend
Clonee United Smash 8 Away as Mala Hide
It was another great performance from the Under 15 Clonee United team this weekend as they again managed to win this time away from home at Malahide Castle. It was a tight game for the opening 20 minutes as both sides probed each other, then Emeka Ejike was brought down in the area – the referee gave it and signalled to the spot.
Danny Ash the regular penalty taker stepped up – leaving the nerves behind and then slotted into the bottom right corner for one nil to Clonee United. The whiff of blood was in the air and Clonee Pressed and struck again a few minutes later through the excellent Adam Maher. This seemed to rock Malahide as they wobbled and Fionn O’Moore decided to carry the ball from defence to the opposition goal mouth and then promptly nut-megged the helpless goalkeeper. The defender making his debut for the team this season then helped him-self to another goal as the half time score nestled at four nil to the away team.
The second half started and Clonee relaxed a little too much as Malahide kept their heads up and pressed and grabbed a couple back. However, as they say when you make a sleeping predator it can go one way or the other. In this case it roused Clonee United to start playing again and Adam Maher also helped himself to a Brace of goals before Giedris Vassilikas, Emeka Ejike and Lorcan Hoey decided to also chip in with a goal each to make it a great eight from Clonee United. Overall a good performance from a team that is starting to believe in itself and play for each other – this was typified by the forward runs and unselfish play of Adam Strastian.
A very solid start to the season let’s keep it going lads.