The weekly lotto is now a whopping €12,900 – tickets on sale from usual outlets. Celtic had two teams in action over the weekend with the juniors again losing in the league and the U12s narrowly defeated in Ballybridge
Lotto results from 15th Jan. Jackpot €12,750, draw at Jimmy’s Bar. Numbers drawn – 4, 10, 19 and 21, no winner. Lucky dips as follows: – Motty, Eva and Allen c/o Motty; Frank Nash c/o Gus; Carmel Towey c/o Chelsea; Pad Long c/o Bertie and Carmel Dalton c/o Tony’s.
January 22nd jackpot €12,900, draw will take place in The Village Inn at 9pm sharp.
Celtic U12’s once again were narrowly defeated in Ballymacoda on Saturday last with a last minute goal depriving the lads of what would have been a big win.
Celtic started brightly and with a stiff wind against them decided to pack the midfield and defence in the opening half. This worked well with the ball over the top of the home defence almost catching Ballybridge on numerous occasions. Ballybridge however looked to be taking the lead when awarded a dubious penalty 15 mins in. Justice done however when the penalty taker saw his effort rebound off the post to safety.
The second half was more open, but again very tight. Jamie Wheeler in goal again was reliable and PJ Aherne, Brian Casey and Jack Casey were commanding in defence. Johnny Tobin Allen along with Mark Carey, Ricky Carroll and Leo Coffey were hard working and with Cillian Heggtveit, Jamie Foley, Conor Coakley and Dean Jordan surely one chance would come our way in this close encounter.
Well it did with five minutes remaining a long ball from Mark Carey saw Johnny Tobin Allen beat two defenders to square to the in rushing Cillian Heggtveit who did everything perfectly, stroking the square pass with his first touch under the advancing keeper only to see the effort scrape the post and go wide.
Ballybridge pushed on from this and with a minute of normal time remaining found the winner when a shot was parried by Jamie in goal and a Ballybridge midfielder was on hand to smash home the winner. The lads piled forward in injury time but could not breach a very sound home defence. Yet again another gallant display and if these lads had any bit of luck over the season they would surely be in a much higher league position. Nevertheless a great team effort and word is now that we will play the second from bottom team to see who qualifies for the B play-offs.
U11’s entertain Brideview Utd in Cup quarter-final
Celtic U11’s host Brideview Utd in the cup quarter-final this coming Saturday at 2pm in Pound Lane Park. This game has even more significance as they will meet again in the league semi-final play-offs in two weeks time, so no doubt plenty of markers to be laid down in this one.
Brideview are the only team to beat the U11’s in competitive action this season, so this has the makings of another cracker. Extra time and penalties if needed on the day, so once again best of luck to Kevin, Emmet and the lads in this one.
Well done to U12 players
Celtic had six players in WW/EC league trials in Ardmore last Sunday morning from the U12 development team squad which shows the strides being made in the underage section of the club. All six performing well on the day in the trials, so well done to everyone involved. They once again travel this weekend for more trials, so more next week folks.
U16 play off game off
Celtic U16’s were due to play Castlebridge this coming Saturday also in the league qualifier play-off game, but word on the grapevine is that this game is rescheduled to next week.
Juniors still pointless
Celtic juniors are still winless after a 3-2 defeat away to Inch last Sunday. No report back from this game but again no joy as the lads look to rebuild for the 1st division campaign next season.
This Sunday sees the lads travel to play Lismore in the cup, so this might be a welcome distraction and who knows, a good cup run could be just the tonic needed.
Sheila Flynn Park Development
Engineers are currently drawing up plans for review with local house owners, so hopefully in the coming weeks we can meet with all the locals around the pitch site and review any issues of concern before reaching agreement and moving to the next stage of the process. Once this has been completed the club will organise an open meeting to let the public and any interested/concerned parties have their input and review on the plans.
Anyone interested in lending their support, time, help or anything no matter how small can do so by contacting Gus on 086 3685033 or Kevin on 086 0836930.
The fundraising committee continue to meet weekly as John and his team get to work on the ideas and suggestions put forward for discussion every week. This committee is chaired by John Caplice and anyone wishing to get involved can do so by ringing John on 087 9630461.
The first major event will be a race night in The Village Inn in mid March. Some loose ends being tied up at present but we should have more on this next week after the weekly meeting.
Training for the U11/U12 age groups will continue on Thursday evenings 7-8pm, unless otherwise advised by the group text process.
Note: The wearing of shin pads is compulsory for all players including training – Parents please take note as children without same will not be permitted to play of train as per rule.
U16/17, U18 and junior training continues every week and as usual the group text process will advise all of day and times.
U11 – Home v Brideview Utd in cup, 2pm kick off. All players at pitch for 1.30pm sharp. U12 – No game. U16 – no game. U18 – No game. Juniors – Away v Lismore in cup, 2pm kick off – Cars leaving square at 1pm sharp.
Votes of sympathy were extended to the Johnson and O’Leary families, Kilworth and Fermoy, on their recent bereavements.