It’s well up and running now in week two of the 2018/2019 season. We have last week’s three hat trick heros sitting at the top of the table on three goals apiece, that’s Paddy McGeown of the 17s, Jude Holohan of the 18s and Conaill Breen of the 13s. They are joined by John Connor of the 13s, who notched up three in two matches. They are followed closely by seven players on ntwo for the season so far5. They are Lorcan McGurk of the 17s, Joe Logan of the 11s, RYan Creaney of th
We had another three clean sheets today, following on from our rock solid keepers last week. Pearse Lynch of the 14s, kept his second clean sheet in two games, the only 100% record in the club so far, to become the week two joint leader in the race for the Golden Glove. Stephen McVeigh of the 18s and then Gavin McDonald of the Seconds kept up Pearse’s good start for the weekend.
There’s two at the top in the early stages of the season in the race for the Golden Glove – Pearse Lynch with two clean sheets in his first two matches and the standard setter, Jack McCrea of the Firsts, who had two clean sheets notched up before anyone else had touched a ball. They sit on two. On one clean sheet already this season is Eoghan Turkington, from the opening day, and this week’s new entrants, Stephen McVeigh and former winner Gavin McDonald.
Jack McCrea had notched up two clean sheets even before the youth and childrens’ teams got started. If he wants the Glove, though, he’s going to have to fight for it as two keepers keep opening day shut outs. This week’s clean sheets came from Eoghan Turkington, back again between the posts, for 18 Star and Pearse Lynch of 14 Star.
The club’s fund raising fun competition Last Man Standing starts on the weekend of 29 September. It costs £10 to enter. You pick a premiership team each week, you can’t pick the same team twice …. so you will eventually have to pick Man Utd, and if it wins you go through to the follwing week’s fixtures and do it all again. If it draws or loses, you’re out, I’m afraid. If you want to enter, give your tenner to your manager and send him your selection every Friday or earlier. I
We had a hat trick of opening day hat tricks. The first one came on Friday night from Jude Holohan of 18 Star, a debut hat trick from Jude, who is new to the club. Jude also recorded the club’s first goal of the new season on the way to his treble. On Saturday morning Conall Breen recorded another debut hat trick, for the U13s and then Paddy McGeown, a blue’n’black veteran, put three in the net in 17 Star’s impressive 10 – 1 win at Weddereburn.
Mini Soccer started back on 1 September. As usual, it will run on a Saturday morning at the YMCA at Stranmillis from 9.30am to 11.00am. Mini Soccer is open to children born in 2011, 2012 and 2013. If your son or daughter wants to join, register them on the Registration website, www.aquinasfcmembers.net. That gets you onto the system for emails, in case the arrangements have to change. We might be blessed one Saturday morning with a drop of rain, you never know. When you regis
The under 14s, 2005s, are looking to replace a keeper from last year. If you know of anyone who might be interested, send them along to under 14 training, Tuesday 7pm to 8pm at Rathmore or contact manager, Lawrence Watson, on 07542 732 915.
The new under 9s, all four teams, are in action this Saturday. We have an early, 9.00am and a later, 10.00am, start at St. Malachy’s College, at the bottom of the Antrim Road and two lie ins, kicking off at the DUB at 11.00am. Good luck to our new teams. We have four under 10 teams in action this weekend too. Again they have two 9.00am starts, at Ballysillan and the Sally Gardens, and teo later starts at 11.00am at St Malachy’s. The under 11s don’t start until next week.