Pre Season Training

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

First Pre Season training session takes place, as a one off, on Firhouse Carmel’s pitch beside Scholars pub on Thursday July 10.

Season starts on 16/17 August, with friendlies before then.

We start on Thursday at 7.15.

Dave Mohan Tournament a Big Success – Thank You

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

A bumper turn out ensured that the tournament was an all round success, both as a charity fund raiser and in terms of organisation on the day. An enjoyable day all round, and a good tribute to our late colleague.

Thanks to all who took part.

Roll on next year.

Dave Mohan Memorial Tournament

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

The Dave Mohan Memorial Tournament takes place this Sunday 25th May in the Postal Club on Kiltipper Road. The first round of matches kickoff at 10:30am. All fees must be paid in advance. We ask that all teams are at the venue 30 mins before their first game. There will be a raffle on the day. Tickets are €10 and there are some very decent prizes. There is also a full bar in the Postal Club which also serves food.

Dave Mohan Memorial Tournament: Sepp Blatter has made the Draw!

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

Details of draw and schedule of games for Dave Mohan Memorial Tournament which is in the Postal Club, Kiltipper, on Sunday 25th May. First games kick off at 10.30 am.

GROUP A

Ireland (Shea’s Monday night team)
Sweden (Jason Doyle)
France (Brian Farrelly)
Belgium (Mick Costello)
Ireland v Sweden

France v Belgium

Ireland v France

Sweden v Belgium

Ireland v Belgium

Sweden v France

GROUP B
Wales (Greystones 1)
Portugal (Ger Byrne)
Holland (Dundrum 1)
Scotland (Brian Burgess)
Wales v Portugal

Holland v Scotland

Wales v Holland

Portugal v Scotland

Wales v Scotland

Portugal v Holland

GROUP C
Poland (Greystones 2)
Serbia (Dundrum 2)
Greece (Larkview)
Spain (Paddy Hughes)
Poland v Serbia

Spain v Greece

Poland v Greece

Serbia v Spain

Poland v Spain

Serbia v Greece

GROUP D
Italy (Spartak Over 35′s)
Denmark (Stephen Carr)
Ukraine (Dave Browne)
Germany (Graham Breen)
Italy v Denmark

Ukraine v Germany

Italy v Ukraine

Denmark v Germany

Italy v Germany

Denmark v Ukraine

GROUP D
Italy (Spartak Over 35′s)
Denmark (Stephen Carr)
Ukraine (Dave Browne)
Germany (Graham Breen)
Italy v Denmark

Ukraine v Germany

Italy v Ukraine

Denmark v Germany

Italy v Germany

Denmark v Ukraine

Group Time Pitch Team Team
A 10:30 1 Ireland Sweden
B 10:30 2 Wales Portugal
C 10:30 3 Poland Serbia
D 10:30 4 Italy Denmark

Group Time Pitch Team Team
A 11:20 1 Ireland France
B 11:20 2 Wales Holland
C 11:20 3 Poland Greece
D 11:20 4 Italy Ukraine

Group Time Pitch Team Team
A 12:10 1 Ireland Belgium
A 12:10 2 Sweden France
B 12:10 3 Wales Scotland
B 12:10 4 Portugal Holland
Group Time Pitch Team Team
A 10:55 1 France Belgium
B 10:55 2 Holland Scotland
C 10:55 3 Spain Greece
D 10:55 4 Ukraine Germany

Group Time Pitch Team Team
A 11:45 1 Sweden Belgium
B 11:45 2 Portugal Scotland
C 11:45 3 Serbia Spain
D 11:45 4 Denmark Germany

Group Time Pitch Team Team
C 12:35 1 Poland Spain
C 12:35 2 Serbia Greece
D 12:35 3 Italy Germany
D 12:35 4 Denmark Ukraine
1/4 FINAL 1 1/4 FINAL 2 1/4 FINAL 3 1/4 FINAL 4

13:10 Pitch 1 13:10 Pitch 2 13:10 Pitch 3 13:10 Pitch 4
Winner A Runner Up B Winner B Runner Up A Winner C Runner Up D Winner D Runner Up C

SEMI FINAL 1 SEMI FINAL 2

13:40 Pitch 1 13:40 Pitch 2
Winner 1/4 Final 1 Winner 1/4 Final 2 Winner 1/4 Final 3 Winner 1/4 Final 4

SHIELD SEMI FINAL 1 SHIELD SEMI FINAL 2

13:40 Pitch 3 13:40 Pitch 4
3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D

FINAL 3rd / 4th Place Play Off

14:10 Pitch 1 14:10 Pitch 2
Winner Semi Final 1 Winner Semi Final 2 Loser Semi Final 1 Loser Semi Final 2

SHIELD FINAL SHIELD 3rd / 4th Place Play Off

14:10 Pitch 3 14:10 Pitch 4
Winner Shield Semi Final 1 Winner Shield Semi Final 2 Loser Shield Semi Final 1 Loser Shield Semi Final 2

Year End Nominations: Presentation Night

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

The annual trophy presentations will be on Friday 23rd Ma in he Eden House at 8.30 pm.

A bumper vote was received for the annual awards.

First team player of the year nominations are:
Paul Kinsella, Fergus Burke, Neil McGowan and Steve Walsh

Second Team player nominations are:
Mick Leslie, Fintan Grace and Jeff Gamble,

Over 35s nominations for player of the year reveal a straight shoot out between Brian Farrelly and Brian Burgess

Clubman of the year had a wide range of nominations and will be announced on the night.

Presentation night is Friday 23rd May

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

Annual Player of the Year presentations will take place in the Eden House on Friday 23rd May.

Evening kicks off at 8.30 and may well continue into the early hours……..

Dave Mohan Memorial Trophy

Filed under: General news, Over 35 team, Saturday LSL team, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

The draw for the Dave Mohan Memorial Tournament took place in the Eden tonight.
GROUP A
Ireland – Shea McClafferty
Sweden – Jason Doyle
France – Brian Farrelly
Belgium – Mick Costello
GROUP B
Wales – Greystones 1
Portugal – Ger Byrne
Holland – Dundrum 1
Scotland – Brian Burgess
GROUP C
Poland – Greystones 2
Serbia – Dundrum 2
Greece – Larkview
Spain – Paddy Hughes
GROUP D
Italy – Spartak 35s
Denmark – Stephen Carr
Ukraine – Dave Browne
Germany – Graham Breen

Sky Blues go down by the Odd Goal in Five

Filed under: General news, Saturday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

10.5.14
Esker Celtic 3, Spartak 2

Spartak completed their Div 3 Sat programme in a closely fought game against the cup finalists.

The highlights of the game for Spartak came from Michael Leslie, who scored the opening and closing goals of this contest. His first, accepting the ball from a throw in and cutting inside on his favoured left foot, was a goal from the moment it left his boot, 25 yards out. A cracker. His second goal was from a similar distance, but this time from a free kick which found the corner of the net.

Spartak attacked consistently in the first period, with Jeff Gamble prominent in attack , and Conor Keegan making strong forays forward frm right back. However, the Sky Blues conceded just on half time, with Chris Hogan caught out of position; his defensive colleagues might have saved the day, but Esker took full advantage.

The home side started the second half strongly, but nonetheless it took two clear errors for them to build a lead. Keith Kelly had his pocket picked and , despite Fintan Grace’s best efforts, the forward scored. Fintan then made a marvellous block after a free struck the post and a goal on the follow up seemed certain.

The third goal, from distance, will leave Bobby Hayes disappointed; Bobby made a number of good saves, but a loss of concentration left him wrong footed and the ball went in via the post.

Spartak’s reaction to the setback of going two behind was heartening; the midfield work rate went up a notch, with Dermot Dooley and Fergus Burke prominent while substitutes Conor Callis and David Kernan added pace and trickery. Niall Lennon, quiet in the first half, grew into the game and added guile to the mix.

Callis’s shot was deflected wide; Lennon’s run got him into a shooting position but he shot straight at the keeper; Mick Leslie had a couple of runs and crosses not converted.

A clever combination between Lennon and Callis saw the latter supply the perfect cut back to late sub Kevin Loftus, just six yards out but his panicky swipe was inneffectual.

Form Report
Bobby Hayes 6 Conor Keegan 7 Chris Hogan 5 Keith Kelly 5 Fintan Grace 7 Shane McInerney 5 Niall Lennon 7 Dermot Dooley 7 Mick Leslie 8 Jeff Gamble 7 Fergus Burke 7
Subs David Kernan 7 Conor Callis 7 Kevin Loftus 5

Bank Cash in on Spartak errors

Filed under: General news, Saturday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

3.5.14
AIB 3, Spartak 2

A couple of costly errors together with a lack of self control proved decisive in DCU. Chris Hogan was lucky not to be red carded; initially booked for petulantly kicking the ball away after only 3 minutes play, he lived on the edge from then on, with the referee being particularly lenient. Niall Lennon, Neil McGowan and David O’Kelly also went into the book for some testy offences in a game which was devoid of malice.

With the spectre of relegation at stake for the Sky Blues, quite a number of regulars opted out of this one and Mick Greene was drafted in to play a unfamiliar midfield role.

Spartak took the lead midway through the first half; Graham Breen’s tenacity forced a corner, and from Conor Keegan’s kick David Kernan fired in for his first Spartak goal. But just on half time Paul Kinsella wrestled a forward to the ground on the bye line to give away an unnecessary penalty. So 1-1 at half time.

An unfortunate Conor Keegan miskick presented the home side with the lead goal, but a Mick Leslie cross was touched back in by Dave O’Kelly for Neil McGowan to apply a cool finish to equalise.

As concentration dropped and frustrations grew, the yellow card count rose, but it was AIB who got the winner in a breakaway and who finished out the game comfortably.

Form Report
Jason Northey 6 Dave O’Kelly 5 Chris Hogan 4 Paul Kinsella 5 Conor Keegan 6 Mick Greene 5 Fintan Grace 6 Neil McGowan 5 David Kernan 5 Graham Breen 5 Mick Leslie 5
Sub : Niall Lennon 5

Cruel Finish as missed chances prove decisive

Filed under: General news, Sunday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

29.4.14
Knockmitten 4, Spartak 2

Missed chances, bizarre refereeing decisions and late gambles were a feature of this match. A draw would send both teams down, with only the winner surviving at Dundrum’s expense. So with the game at 2-2 on 87 minutes it was the home side who converted a free rashly conceded by Paul Kinsella as Spartak threw men forward.

After just three minutes the ref blew for an offside against the home team , but then waved play on and allowed the score to stand.

Spartak were not long in replying with Steve Walsh getting his first goal in seven games after Dave Browne’s long throw had caused confusion.

Spartak played with fluency then and when Walsh was taken down in the box, Stephen Barr converted the penalty.

It was at this point that Spartak had the chance to put the game beyond recall, creating many chances; Stuart Love clipped the bar after a good move. Then Jeff Gamble had a good run but shot weakly. Stephen Barr fired a low cross over from close range, and, in possibly the best chance of all, Stuart Love was through on goal but shot too close to the keeper.

Just before half time Jeff Gamble was penalised in the area, but Jason Northey pulled off a fine save from the spot kick.

In the second half the home side came back into it but it was not till the 78th minute that a fine snap shot found the net for the equaliser. At the other end Stephen Barr was having no luck with three chances , striking the post , then the bar, and finally heading home but seeing the score disallowed.

Wit the stakes high, both sides pushed forward, but it was the home side who won the gamble. The fourth goal , with the last kick, was of academic interest.

Form Report
Jason Northey 7 Dave Browne 6 Aodhan McCahill 7 Sean Doyle 7 Paul Kinsella 6 Fergus Burke 6 Stuart Love 6 Jeff Gamble 6 Derek Ruxton 6 Stephen Barr 6 Stephen Walsh 6
Subs: Mick Leslie 5 Graham Breen 5