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Transition Year students complete Soccer coaching course
Congratulations to the twenty three TY students who have qualified as soccer coaches. The students completed their “Kickstart 1” certification following an intensive programme.
Girls’ soccer – Impressive victory again
Coláiste Muire Senior girls took on St.Mary’s Mallow in their second match of the season having won convincingly in the first game. Megan and Ciara O’Keeffe both got on the score sheet as did Hayley Fitzgerald. The team played exceptionally well even though they were missing many of their Senior players. Ciara and Megan combined well throughout. Katie Connolly in midfield played a blinder along with Aoibhinn Kidney in the back line.
Final score: Coláiste Muire 8, St. Mary’s 1
U 19 Soccer- Colaiste Muire put 4 past Passage
Crosshaven started the brighter, dominating possession in the opening minutes and were quickly ahead. On 3 minutes, Adam Kiely played a good ball over the top which caught the Passage defence unaware and Kyran Cox made them pay from 6 yards getting Crosshaven off to the perfect start.
Two minutes later and Crosshaven were two up, Anthony Wrenne slotting the ball cooly into the Passage net. It wasn’t long before Crosshaven were three to the good, Peter Jermyn finishing from close range on the 8 minute mark.
It was clear that Passage were stunned at the speed of the Crosshaven start and ,after 10 minutes of all Crosser, Passage started to show they too could play football. The next half hour belonged totally to Passage with constant pressure .Crosshaven were still very dangerous on the break though.
On 26 minutes Passage were back in it with sloppy Crosser defending. At 3-1 Crosshaven looked a bit edgy. On 41 minutes Peter Jermyn picked up the ball on the half way line. Looking up he saw the bad positioning of the Passage keeper and hit a rocket over the flailing arm of the keeper and straight in top corner. A wonder goal! Crosshaven went into the break 4-1 up, but knowing the score didn’t reflect the half with Passage dominating a lot of the game.
The second half started badly for our lads with Passage dominating again from the start. It didn’t take long for Passage to capitalise on their advantage, scoring in the 52nd minute. This put a spring in their step and on the 56 minutes it was 4-3. With Crosshaven playing very far back, inviting pressure, it wasn’t long before the game was all square with a quick break from the Passage right back. Passage kept pushing on, with Jamie Byrne having to be content with scraps upfront for Crosser. With 12 minutes remaining in the game Passage went ahead with a very scrappy goal.
Knowing that they deserved atleast a point Crosshaven pushed on and there were chances for Cian Kingston and Jaimie Byrne. With 3 minutes left Adam Kiely struck a free kick from 35 yards which flew just past the upright.
The stand out performances on the day were from James Meade, right midfield, Cian Kingston, centre midfield, and Jordan Murphy in goal who kept Crosshaven in it time after time.
Soccer – Coláiste Muire Boys take on Mayfield
The U15 school soccer team took on Mayfield in there first competetive match this year. They started off well with a lot of possesion and shots from Jack Kent and Tim Marron narrowly missed. The sides went in at half time at 3-0 to Mayfield but Crosshaven lads had played well. They started well but Mayfield quickly struck with a goal. The Crosshaven team were very solid after this goal went in and had many chances to reply but could not apply the finish. Josh Hogan came closest to score with a well timed half-volley just over the half way line which skimmed the post. The final score was 4-0 to Mayfield but Crosshaven went away on a positive note. There were man of the match performances from Bryan O’Connor Killian Murphy on his goalkeeping debut and Tim Marron who was the heart of the team.
Great start for Senior Girls’ soccer season!
Coláiste Muire 2, St. Mary’s Newport 1
It was a shaky start for the girls as they went into half time losing 1-0-(against St.Marys from Newport,Tipperary) even with the great attempts by captain of the day, Megan O’ Keeffe, hitting the crossbar twice.
The cold weather didn’t dampen the girls hopes going into the second half. With a wonderful goal from captain Megan O’ Keeffe taken from well outside the box, the girls were level at last.
Hearts were on edge as a few goals were nearly conceded against our favour, but a tremendous job was done by goal keeper, Second year student, Aoibhinn Kidney. She had great help from the team’s defenders.
Time was nearly up when the winning goal was scored by yet again, Megan O’ Keeffe.
The girls had made it into the semi-finals of the Munster Cup.
A brilliant day for all!
Well done girls!!!