GOLDEN BOOT – BETTER EIGHT THAN NEVER, PADDY With the under 11s playing a friendly, Paddy McGeown took the advantage to restore the eight goal margin between him and the young pretender, Conaiull Taggart. Paddy scored twice on Friday evening – goals, I mean, Behave! This is not a reference to the pre-formals! He now sits on twenty eight goals. Paddy McGeown, U17 Star – 28 goals. Getting close, but still some way to go to be sure. Conaill Taggart, U11 – in 2nd place, on 20. It
GOLDEN GLOVE – JACK STILL STROLLING No clean sheets this week, so it’s no change at all in the table. Jack McCrea remains streets ahead as the last fixtures of February are played out. Still eleven, still leading by six. JacK McCrea, Sen – still 1st. Pearse Lynch of the 14s is the nearest challenger, in second place with five clean sheets. Pearse Lynch, U14 – 5 clean sheets. Is it all too late now? Just behind Pearse, in third place, with four, is 16s’ keeper, Che Clarke. Che
HAT TRICKS – 16 FEBRUARY Four hat tricks in three matches this weekend. Conall Breen scored one for the 13s, before James O’Rourke – back with a shooting vengeance – notched up another for 18 Star in their 5 – 1 win over Rosario. In the afternoon, the Seconds scored two of them, from the club’s top goalscorer of all time, Ben Leonard, and from Joe “the goal” McGroggan, making his total 27 for the season so far.
Over the Christmas break, the under 10s went on a trip to Solitude to train with Cliftonville’s Development school and watch Cliftonville’s premiership match. We have put some photos of the day onto the website for your enjoyment. As for the day itself, Dara McMullen of the 10s has given us this report. When we arrived at the gates of the stadium we met Michael a club official who told us the history of Cliftonville FC. He was good craic and made us all welcome. He took us in
GOLDEN BOOT – CONAILL BRACE TIGHTENS THE RACE While Paddy still leads reasonably comfortably after this weekend’s fixtures, Conaill took advantage of a free week for Paddy by putting two in the net at Clarendon on Saturday morning. Now on 20 goals, he has cut Paddy’s lead to just (just!) six. With two weeks of February now over, Paddy leads with 26 goals, while Conaill increases his tally to 20. Paddy McGeown, U17 Star – 26 goals. Still ahead, but it’s got tighter. Conaill Ta
GOLDEN GLOVE – GOLDEN GLOVE – JACK MAKES IT A LEAD OF SIX AGAIN Two clean sheets this week. Jack McCrea botched up another as the Firsts’ continue their charge to the title. They won 5 – 0 at Rathmore. This one is Jack’s eleventh of the campaign and restores his lead to a healthy six. JacK McCrea, Sen – another clean sheet. Now on 11. Under 14 keeper, Pearse Lynch still leads the challenge, in second with five clean sheets. Pearse Lynch, U14 – 5 clean sheets. Still hanging in
CLEAN SHEETS – 9 FEBRUARY Two more clean sheets this weekend. Firstly, under 18 Star keeper, Eoghan Turkington, in a MOTM performance on a blowy Friday night kept out everything thrown at him, before the old reliable, Golden Hands Jack McCrea, notched up another on Saturday afternoon.