1st Year Soccer
Managers: Mr. Condren and Mr. Anderson
The First Year Soccer team enjoyed a relatively successful campaign which was full of ups and downs, reaching the semi-finals of the West Dublin League and the quarter-finals of the Leinster Cup. A total of seven games were played, winning four and losing three. They had to play five out of the seven games away, leaving only two home fixtures. Here is the full squad and a brief rundown of those games where a few star players were born!
Back Row (Left to Right): Manager: Mr.Condren, Jason Power, Sean Fitzpatrick, Sean Jones (1 goal), Daragh Fleming, Callum Brown (2 goals), Tom Healy, Aidomo Emakhu (4 goals), Joseph Reynolds (4 goals), Manager: Mr.Anderson
Front Row (Left to Right): Tadhg Ward (2 goals), Job Makiese (1 goal), Christopher Boggans, Titas Adamonis (1 goal), Jamie O Neill, Jayson Denton, David Luca, Players missing from the photo are: Stephen Walsh, Ben Healy and Alex Kiss.
West Dublin League Competition
Moyle Park College 2 vs Salesians College 1 (Home Fixture)
Scorers: Callum Brown, Joseph Reynolds, Man of the Match was Daragh Fleming
Moyle Park College 3 vs St.Mac Daras 5 (Home Fixture)
Scorers: Callum Brown, Joseph Reynolds, Job Makiese, Man of the Match was Titas Aadamonis
West Dublin League Semi Finals:
Colaiste Phadraig Lucan (CBS) 3 vs Moyle Park College 1 (Away Fixture)
Scorer: Sean Jones, Man of the Match was Sean Jones
1st Year Leinster Cup:
Round of 64 Teams: (1st Round) vs Palmerstown Community School – Phobailscoil
Result: Palmerstown C.S 1 vs Moyle Park College 2 (Away Fixture)
A mouth-watering local derby match in the first round of the cup proved to be just that, a game not for the faint hearted! Moyler went two up with goals from Joseph Reynolds and a penalty from Aidomo Emakhu, Palmerstown managed to nick a late goal from a penalty but Moyler stood strong to earn a great away victory. Jason Power in central midfield played a huge part to help Moyler march straight into the second round.
Round of 32 Teams: (2nd Round) vs Beneavin De La Salle College
Result: Beneavin D.L.S.C 2 vs Moyle Park College 3 (Away Fixture)
This was a game full of goals, Moyler thought all was lost when they went down to 2-1 of a score line nearing the end of the match but managed to sneak two late goals, coming away with a fantastic victory and progressing into the third round of the cup. Goals on the day came from Tadhg Ward (2) and Titas Adamonis, Jayson Denton was man of the match with an awesome display, pulling all the strings in centre midfield.
Round of 16 Teams: (3rd Round) vs Colaiste an Mi – Navan
Result: Colaiste An Mi 2 vs Moyle Park College 3 (Away Fixture)
In the third round of the cup, Moyler were drawn against Colaiste An Mi from Navan, a team who were flying high in their local league and had recorded two victories in the previous rounds by devastating score lines. This game was played in the MDL grounds in Navan which has a 4G AstroTurf pitch, a privilege to play on and one of the best surfaces to be played on in the whole of Ireland. Moyler went two up in the first half, goals from Aidomo Emakhu and Joseph Reynolds and everything was looking great until Colaiste An Mi pulled two goals back bringing the match all square! With five minutes remaining, it looked like extra time was on the cards but que the Aidomo Emakhu show, where he picked up the ball in his own half, dribbled past five opposing players and slotted the ball past the advancing keeper, Moyler had won the game and had reached the quarter finals of the competition. The smiles couldn’t be wiped off both managers, Brother Nicholas who was driving the bus and player’s faces on the way home…what a win!
Round of 8 Teams: (4th Round, Quarter Finals) vs Boyne Community School
Result: Boyne C.S 2 vs Moyle Park College 1 (Away Fixture)
Moyler were again up in Navan on the 4G Astro Turf pitch, all of the games in this competition being played away from home. Boyne proved to be a tidy little outfit scoring first from a well worked move, Aidomo Emakhu equalised and then Moyler missed a spate of chances to go ahead, from hitting the crossbar and post to blasting over the bar and putting the ball wide. Moyler were to rue those missed chances and with two minutes remaining, the Boyne centre forward was put through on goal, rounding the keeper and tapping into an empty net, the referee blew his whistle immediately after the restart, Moyler had lost and were out of the cup. It was a good run while it lasted, a cruel way to go out but that’s football for you!
- Overall the First Year Soccer team did very well showing encouraging signs going forward to next year’s competitions where they will be at under fifteen level.
- Moyler scored a total of fifteen goals in seven games, with seven different goal scorers.