Registration 2017 Due to unprecedented demand in 2017 there will be one final Youths Registration night on Monday 30th January from 7pm – 9pm at the Castlebar Celtic Clubhouse.
New members are always welcomed to join Mayos largest Youths Football Club.
Yours in sport,
We are all familiar with these illustrious names……… Ronnie Whelan, Liam Brady, Johnny Giles, Kenny Cunningham, Richard Dunne.
All of the above, household names in Republic of Ireland football…. alongside a host of others too numerous to mention, who have donned the green jersey with distinction over the years. But what mutual bond do these illustrious figures share? What collective involvements in the game we all love have these Irish legends in common?
The answer is all of these greats cultivated their burgeoning skills in their formative years playing their football at one of the most eminent clubs in Ireland…Home Farm FC. The Dublin outfit who’s Youth system has produced over 40 Internationals are welcomed to Celtic Park on Saturday 28th January, 2.30pm Kick off, when their current under 15 side look to progress in this season’s SFAI National Cup.
Standing firmly in their path to the last 16 are last season’s semi-finalists Castlebar Celtic.
Our u15’s as many will be only to aware are a pretty special side themselves, and this weekend’s clash promises to be a Saturday spectacular as two of the finest teams in Irish youth football lock horns.
It has been exactly forty years since the two clubs last met. Famously, way back in 1977, a Celtic u13 team played host to Home Farm. The Hoops captained then by Gabby Downes not only defeated the Dubliners with goals from Noel Moran and Noel Coll, but brought to an end one of the longest winning streaks ever in Irish football.
This weekend is one not to miss, so come on down to Celtic Park and get behind our boy’s and roar them onto another famous victory. Following last week-ends superb victory by our u16’s away to Boris St Kevins, the 15’s are fully focussed on joining those lads into the latter stages of the National competition
Kick-off is at 2.30 pm .C’Mon The Hoops
Registration for 2017 will take place on the 16th & 23rd of January only in the clubhouse from 7 – 9pm.
Fees for 2017 remain unchanged and can be paid on the night or through our new on line link:
New Members and Volunteers are welcomed for the 2017 season.
New Coaches are also welcomed subject to FAI Garda Vetting approval.
Please download the attached registration form which can be completed in advance which will save you time on the night..
As the FAI do not have an on line registration facility the completed forms must be presented to the committee.
FOLLOWING their bitterly disappointing last-minute exit from the FAI Junior Cup, Castlebar Celtic claimed the final spoils of the Mayo League season at Milebush Park on Sunday last.
Even without the services of Gerry Hunt, Imoa Atoi and James Minogue – all influential figures in last week’s dramatic encounter – Celtic’s strength in depth proved too strong for a Ballyglass side hampered by injuries. It was a point not missed by Celtic manager Ciaran Kelly.
“Football is always about squads,” he told The Mayo News. “These players know how to play the game. Jordan Loftus obviously came back today and one thing he offers us is the ability to score goals. They win football games and that was the difference between the two sides today.”
Indeed, the ex-Finn Harps striker indeed looked in razor sharp form from the outset and was denied after seven minutes by a fine Niall Gallagher block. Ballyglass went close themselves five minutes later when Keelan McDonell’s inch-perfect crossfield ball found Conor Heneghan on the edge of the area. The winger’s effort was destined for the top right corner but for an heroic one-handed save by Mark Benson.
Celtic’s high line continued to frustrate Ballyglass, and the Candystripes found themselves 1-0 down on 20 minutes. An inch-perfect ball from Jose Sola found Loftus, who side-footed home from 12 yards. Celtic quickly pressed for a second and were duly rewarded just five minutes later. This time, the opportunistic Loftus capitalised on indecision in the Ballyglass defence following a corner to fire home a half-volley, doubling Celtic’s advantage.
Liam Hughes, JP O’Gorman and Conor Heneghan continued to toil and engineer opportunities for Ballyglass, but they failed to make any significant inroads for the remainder of the half. Celtic put real distance between the sides on 36 minutes when Jordan Loftus completed his hat-trick with arguably the goal of the game. A beautifully lofted ball from full back Mark Howley found Loftus, whose sublime first touch afforded him the time and space to rifle home and leave Celtic three up at the break.
As with all of Tom Connolly’s sides, Ballyglass certainly didn’t lack heart and courage, which was epitomised by the attitude shown on the resumption. From the restart, Conor Heneghan expertly found Liam Hughes, who brought a smart save from Benson. Keelan McDonnell and JP O’Gorman were coming more and more into the game, but in their efforts to get back into the tie, Ballyglass were left vulnerable on the counter.
Niall Gallagher made another fine stop from Anthony Johnston on 56 minutes, and the introduction of Alan McHugh breathed new life into the Ballyglass midfield moments later. McHugh was instrumental in Ballyglass’s first goal, with Liam Hughes tapping in from close range following a Conor Heneghan strike, but the revival – and optimism – were short-lived.
It was that man Loftus again who found the top right corner on 70 minutes from a Colm Nevin assist, brilliantly placing his effort past the outstretched hand of Niall Gallagher. Gallagher did thwart Celtic on two further occasions, the second of which a marvellous reaction save to deny substitute Rory Nevin. Ballyglass pulled back a second in injury time, with Hughes and Heneghan again combining for the latter to coolly finish to the bottom right corner, but it proved to be mere consolation. It was a deserved victory for the Hoops in the end with skipper Ioseph O’Reilly lifting the Connacht Gold Super Cup, much to the delight of the Celtic faithful.
M Benson, I O’Reilly, M Howley, W Hanney, S Ryan, C Nevin, J Ivers, G O’Boyle, J Loftus, A Johnston, J Sola.
Subs used: C Griffin for A Johnston (74 mins); J Curran for M Howley (85 mins); R McTigue for J Sola (86 mins).
On a frosty morning, which resulted in the match switching to the Astro, Celtic U14 girl’s welcomed Achill to Celtic Park for the Cup 1/2 Final. Celtic controlled the match early on and a number of chances were missed before Rolayo Aramide finally eased the tension with a well taken goal. Celtic continued to dominate but were unable to increase their lead before half-time. Achill set about Celtic in the second half and some resilient defensive work was required. Celtic weathered the storm and a slick sequence of twelve passes was rewarded when Rolayo netted her second of the match. The Celtic girl’s played out the game well but were unable to add to their tally, the match ending 2-0 to Celtic. They now go on to the final. Squad: Megan Pattinson, Aoibhin Sinnott, Katy Gavin, Hanna Ueno, Emma Lavelle, Ciara O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Molly Granahan, Maria Cannon, Rolayo Aramide, Sherin El Massry, Sarah Grady, Sarah Harper and Brianna Bruton.
Ireland will take part in a five-day training camp in La Manga, Spain as part of their preparation for the 2019 UEFA Under 21 European Championship qualifying campaign.
Included in the squad are 15 uncapped players, amongst whom is Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella – son of former senior international Mark – and Tyrone Duffus – younger brother of three-times capped Courtney.
“This camp is an opportunity to get to know the players, their characters, and if they are best suited to our style and playing international football, which is very important,” said King.
“The more time we get with the players the quicker we get to know our strongest team. So we will use this time to make assessments over these players and hope that we rise to the challenge of the games.”
King has also brought in four SSE Airtricity League players in Shamrock Rovers’ Sean Heaney, Derry City’s Ronan Curtis, St Patrick’s Athletic’s Jamie McGrath, and Dundalk’s Ciaran O’Connor.
“We have always had a strong representation of SSE Airtricity League players in the Under 21 squad with Kevin O’Connor and Sean Maguire, who both helped Cork City win the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup last weekend, in our most recent squad,” said King.
“There has been a steady flow of League players in our squads, which shows that the League is producing players and that they are there on merit. It is when they come into the squad whether they can step up to international football. That is why we include them.”
King extends that perspective throughout the squad and wants the players to use these two friendly games as an opportunity to impress.
“Czech Republic will be strong and Slovakia are technically very good, so they are good games for us to get and it’s important that we learn as much as we can from them,” said King.
“We will know a lot more about these players after the two games and that is what this is all about. But I think we are more advanced at this stage in building the base of our squad and that gives us hope for the coming campaign.”
Republic of Ireland Under 21 Squad
Goalkeepers: Liam Bossin (Anderlecht), Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United)
Defenders: Noe Baba (Birmingham City), Danny Kane (Huddersfield Town), Ryan Sweeney (Stoke City), Sean Heaney (Shamrock Rovers), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Corey Whelan (Liverpool), Shaun Donnellan (West Bromwich Albion), Dylan Barnett (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Bradford City*), Jack Byrne (Blackburn Rovers*), Ronan Curtis (Derry City), Dylan Watts (Leicester City), Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield), Liam Kinsella (Walsall), Jamie McGrath (St Patrick’s Athletic), Harry Charsley (Everton)
Forwards: Tyrone Duffus (Everton), Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers), Ciaran O’Connor (Dundalk), Jake Mulraney (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
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