|U9PNDSL CUP SEMI FINAL||Sandyhill/Shangan||Naul Park||10.00am|
|U9A1NDSL CUP SEMI FINAL||Grange Woodbine||Woodbine Rd||10.00am|
|U10ANDSL CUP SEMI FINAL||Swords Celtic||Balheary Resv||10.45am|
|U10A1NDSL CUP SEMI FINAL||Ratoath Harps||Skyrne Rd||11.30am|
Under 12 F
Drumcondra 3 v 1 Clonee United After Extra Time (1-1 Full time)
Clonturk Road Pitch
A wonderful day with the Clonee United team up for the challenge of s tough Semi Final against and unbeaten Drumcondra team surely playing below their league position by at least two divisions?
The game started and the Midfield dynamos of Danny Ash and Ian McGrath were ably backed up by Ryan Edge anchoring the midfield. Despite their lack of height Clonee pressed, passed and moved and gave as good as they got from the larger Drumcondra team. Then something that has never happened this season happened. Drumcondra found themselves behind to another team. It was a wonderful passing procedure down the right when a pure piece of unselfish play by Christian Madden who burst past the defence and pulled the ball back for Plamedie Bazeyi to side foot in One Nil to Clonee. Drumcondra having never been behind this year seemed to crumble and Clonee went close three times with the pace of Plamedie Bazeyi, Christian Madden and Ian McGrath clearly troubling the Drumcondra team but they held on and at half time it was still 1-0 to Clonee.
The second half was continuing in the same vein until half way through the second half when a bouncing ball bounced on the uneven pitch and hit Ryan Edge on the hand in the area. Unfortunate but the referee gave a penalty which was dispatched by the Drumcondra number 7 one all. Danny Ash was exhausted and was ably replaced by Toto Okafor to give some fresh legs in midfield. Although this seemed to give them some renewed belief and the game was end to end in the final five minutes with Ephraim Beleke and Sean O’Brien defending well alongside Emeke Ejike, but the deadlock could not be broken.
Extra time arrived and the teams battled well together. Everyone was giving their all. Then near the end of the first half of extra time Ian McGrath turned his back on a tackle on the half way line and Drumcondra sliced through the defence as they had grew tired – despite a fine save from Vlad Kusevych they followed up and the ball was in the back of the net 2-1 to Drumcondra.
The second half of extra time remained tense with Clonee tired but still giving their all pressed and pressed. But alas Drumcondra were now in the ascendency and Clonee as brilliant as they had been were chasing the game then on the break while the defenders were attacking Vlad was unable to stop a quick break through and with what proved to be the last kick of the game Drumcondra made the score line look more one sided than the game deserved 3-1
Every one of the Clonee Squad gave their all and despite being smaller in stature they played brilliantly together and had the favourites scrambling in the first half. Everyone did their best and Stephen and Peter (the coaches) were very proud of all of the team.
Squad: Kuseych, O’Brien. Beleke, Ejike, Edge, Ash, McGrath, Bazeyi, Madden, Okafor.
Now that the Midweek Games are upon us and the weather is unpredictable please do not train on the marked pitch area. Training should take place along Littlepace Pk, behind the trees at Hunters Run or all of Latchford Park. Thanks
Mothers Day Cracker
Stamullen 1 v 6 Clonee United
What a cracker!! Clonee United played a great game as did Stamullen in this League Cup fixture on Mother’s Day. The girls portrayed their skills from their training with some fine fighting spirit with pass and move being employed by these hard working girls of Clonee United.
Jaime Thompson played with finesse and took control with her fine dribbling. Grainne Cantwell and Emily Smith were commanding in defence and Rachel Foran in goals for the first half was super. Grace McGrath followed up one of Jamie’s shots and scored from close range. Emma Byrne also scored a fantastic goal and the little pocket dynamo upfront that is Kate Ash managed to bag a hatrick for Mother’s Day! Two with her right foot and one with her left foot before Jamie Thompson sealed victory. All of the girls played brilliantly well done to all involved
Balbriggan 2 v 3 Clonee United
Balbriggan by the coast
CUP QUARTER FINAL CRACKER ON LOUD SILENT WEEKEND WIN WITH A BANG
A beautifull day for a game by the sea. Lovely views and not too cold. Quarter Final of the cup away game where we were on a silent supporters day ! But what a game.
The First half was a cracker that unbelievably ended scoreless? Balbriggan had three shots and one of those was a missed penalty? Clonee dominated the play in the first half and did not score from great chances inside the box from Sean O’Brien and Ryan Edge, Danny Ash had a left footed shot that went close and Ian McGrath did not connect with his trusty left? Nil Nil and all to play for.
Second half Balbriggan came out fighting and took the lead despite a lunge on the line from Ian McGrath, beautiful passing play down the left involving Danny Ash, Christian Madden Ryan Edge and Ian McGrath as he squared the ball for Plamedie Bazeyi to direct it inside the post 1-1 Balbriggan again came back and took the lead following some interesting defending? The game was edging to full time both sides taking it in turn to be in the ascendancy then under pressure and some lovely corners the ball fell to Emeke Ejike on the edge of the box he chested it down and volleyed in a lovely dipping shot over the defendes and into the top of the net.
Plamedie Bazeyi hit the side netting and the bar in the second half and Christian Madden leapt like a salmon only to see his header go over the bar. Christian also hit the side netting and had another fine header saved.
Inspiring stuff then just as it looked like extra time a free kick on the right 30 yards out the referee says this could be the last shot. Who do you turn to yet Ian McGrath he placed the ball down and then (Just like Beckham v Greece but on the other side) the ball was struck it rose it dipped in rattled the back of the net – What a winner in what was a great game by two great teams- Well done to both teams who can both shout about it now
Squad: Kusevych; Gilmore, O’Brien, Beleke; Ash, Edge, Madden, Ejike; Okafor, JJ Bazeyi, P Bazeyi, McGrath
Scorers: Plamedie Bazeyi,Emeke Ejike, Ian McGrath.
Due to pitch closure Darndale games are on in the Oscar Traynor Centre, NDSL.
Mid week fixtures will commence in April.
Under 16′s – Tuesdays
Under 11′s and Under 13′s – Thursday
Under 12′s – Friday.
Clonee United 3 v 2 Balbriggan
A beautiful day sun shining ground moist in Hunters Run Two great teams a little win – perfect!
Une journée en double toute ! A day for doubles all round. Yes this was the day that two Clonee teams would win at home, Two brothers would be on the score sheet, Two players would recieve trophies for reaching 100 small sided game appearance for Clonee United. And some great football.
The teams lined up and a great game ensued with Balbriggan who brought the weather with them. Ephraim Beleke and Toto Okafor were brilliant in holding position and clearing the lines from defence setting up a solid base along with Emeke Ejike. This allowed the wingers of Ian McGrath and Plamedie Bazeyi to get doen the wing and cross in for the ever industreous Christian Madden and the speedy Jay Jay Bazeyi. It was Jay Jay that broke the deadlock with his first goal this season from a beutifiull cross from his brother Plamedie. Jay Jay caught it brilliant and rifle dit into the back of the net. Balbriggan came back Danny Ash and Ryan Edge both came close with shots, the former finding time and range from distance. As Clonee attacked with the wind. Balbriggan on the break were stifled by the agile Vlad Kuseych who acted like a sweeper to clear the ball when needed.
In the second half pressure from Clonee allowed Plamedi Bazeyi to join his brother on the score sheet as he cut in from the right following great passing from Sean O’Brien, Danny Ash and Christian Madden who set up the goal. Ian McGrath then surged forward from another cross field pass and a rocket was launched into the net « OO Ahh Ian McGrath « was heard from the side lines as a cheeky smile errupted from Ians Face having scored his 9th of the season at 3-1 Balbriggan did not give up and got a second, This game was not over and the Clonee team knew it – to their credit they persisted and kept their shape and went on to secure the home victory- well done !
After the game Christian Madden and Daniel Ash were presented with trophies for achieving 100 appearances for Clonee United in the NDSL small sided game..
Daniel Ash Christian Madden
Squad: Kusevych; O’Brien, Edge, Gilmore, Madden, Beleke, Ejike; Okafor, JJ Bazeyi, P Bazeyi, McGrath, Ash,
Scores: Jay Jay Bazeyi, Plamedie Bazeyi, Ian McGrath
Clonee United 3 v 1 Malahide United
Hunters Run , Dublin 15
A great game to follow the early one This one had everything as well. In the first half against the wind Clonee stood firm and defended heroically whilst also playing some nice passing football that was a pleasure to watch. Mark McCann made some excellent saves in the first half as Malahide pressed. Tommy (Tomiwa) OMOTOSO was great with his goal kicks and passing with Ryan Dempster tackling like a terrier infront of the back two. Robbie Regan Seemed composed at the bacl making great clearances and tackles and there was some great work in the wings from Eioghan and Aaron Harmon. Anthony did his bit and Tyrell Peter got going and played some passes well. In the first half there were breaks with Adam Stastian and Emanuel Gyambi and Aaron Harmon linking well. One move ended with Adam Strastian hitting the bar and the post in one shot
The second half resulted in the rewards that were deserved having played against the win in the first half. Adam Strastian was able to score and also a great move allowed Emanuel Gyambi to join his scoring partner upfront on the score sheet the day was capped off nicely with a goal from Aaron Harmon who cut in from the left to score. Well done to all and the coach Matt Dempster on a great team performance.
Under 12 F – Match Report - 14th March 2014
Clonee United 2 v 2 Ashbourne
Another closely contested game from start to finish from two good teams for this St. Patricks day weekend. Sean O’Brien scored his second goal in three games and seems to have a liking for cutting in from the left and unleashing a shot to the near post! He is also great at the defending!
The Ashbourne team had a few big players that the midfield managed to control. Ashbourne certainly should not be near the foot of the table in this competitive league this year.
Clonee United started well and Danny Ash and Emeke Ejike had some usual long range shots that tested the keeper. Christian Madden found himself out on the wings in the early part of the game with Jay Jay Bazeyi filling the middle. Ian McGrath and Plamedie Bazeyi were finding it hard to cross the ball as Ashbourne denied them space on the wings. Ephraim Beieke came forward for the corners and Toto Okafor was able to cover in defence with the help of Ryan Edge and Danny Ash.
In the second half Plamedie Bazeyi had a dribbling run down the right cut inside and scored his 6th goal of the season that hit the top of the net. The team got their shape back and at 1-1 it was anyone’s game. Then Sean O’Brien ran forward on the left with a clutter of defenders closing in around him, screams of cross it or release it from the coaches were largely ignored as Sean surged into the box on the left hand side and from an acute angle he shot and scored on the front post 2-1 Clonee. This then stirred Ashbourne to attack and for the fourth time this year Clonee were unable to finish off the game as they let an equaliser in. They continued to rally but they and Christian could not find a goal to win the game. They are still unbeaten however in 2014!!
Squad: Kusevych; O’Brien, Edge, Gilmore, Madden, Beieke, Ejike; Okafor, JJ Bazeyi, P Bazeyi, McGrath, Ash,
Scores: Plamedie Bazeyi, Sean O’Brien
Under 12 F
Match Report 7th March 2014
Trinity Donaghmede 0 v 1 Clonee United
Centurions playing for Clonee United today in the shape of Christian Madden and Daniel Ash They have now both played 100 games in the Blue and Yellow of Clonee united over the last 6 years, Christian has played 101 games and Daniel Ash Played his 100th game here today in Father Collins Park. In order to mark this occasion Christian chipped in with his 99th Goal some statistics played 101 Scored 99 – Stats that even Messi would be proud of. Well done to both boys.
Madden and Ash 100 Caps for Clonee United still smiling They also share 111 goals between them.
In fact the coaches can be very proud of the whole team at the moment this was a finely balanced game with the whole team putting a shift in that was a hard fought win. As Peter O’Brien the coach said this was “better than last week’s 7-1 win as everyone played their part and kept the positions well”
A big shout has to go out to Vlad Kusevych though as he made a spectacular save in the last five minutes that kept trinity at bay well done to the whole team
If anyone turns up to the next game they may well see Christians 100th goal or they may not?
Squad: Kusevych; Gilmore, O’Brien, Edge, Ash, Madden, Beike, , Ejike; Okafor, JJ Bazeyi, P Bazeyi, McGrath
Scores: Christian Madden
Under 12 F
Match Report 2nd March 2014
Clonee Utd 7 v 1 Maynooth Town
A lovely day to start a cup run? Well it did turn out that way Clonee Utd set up well with the usual team However by the end of the day there was some new goal scoring heroes. Sean O’Brien started the game in Right Midfield and took an early ball inside and volleyed it into the net from outside the area to register his first goal of the season with some aplomb giving the goalkeeper no chance. Spurred on by this Emeke Ejike got the ball deep from left back position rode a couple of tackles and unleashed a goal from outside the box to show Sean that he could do it as well as he registered his second goal of the season. Clonee United pressed and held positions well dominating possession. Plamedie Bazeyi went down the right and twisted and turned then pulled an excellent ball back across the box where Ryan Edge decided if the other midfielders can do it he could except he side footed it from 10 yards out again giving the keeper and defence no chance. At three nil early the stuffing seemed to have been knocked out of Maynooth as Vlad Kusevych was having little to do in the first half. Plamedie decided to repeat his early trickery and again went down the right and pulled back another beauty. This time it was Danny Ash another midfielder that had heard the coaches say they had to back up the forwards – taking a leaf out of Ryan’s book he also very calmly side footed the ball into the net from outside the box scoring his second of the season. 4-0 at half time and no sign of a goal from the hard working Christian Madden. Jay Jay Bazeyi freshened up attack and was unlucky not to get on some through balls from Toto Okafor who as right back was also commanding and trying his luck from distance.
The second half brought a change of keeper and Maynooth Pressed with a new believe Vlad Kusevych watched as a long shot went close and he himself hit the post – the post was alright however. Ephraim Beike was commanding again in defence but the Maynooth team had a great first ten minutes in the start of the second half and scored a rocket to make it 4-1. This woke up Clonee who realised they had a second half and a match to win. Ian McGrath and Sean O’Brien had some great link up play on the left. Sean Gilmore pushed up into midfield. Danny Ash and Ryan Edge were passing and using the wingers to great affect again a nice interchange allowed Ian McGrath – another midfield winger to cut inside and unleash a shot that rasped the net. His mother was there to see a wonderful goal from her son!
Christian Madden was passing well and went close with his left foot and a header – it looked like he would be the only one not to get on the score sheet? This has only happened on three occasions this year by the way. He then dropped back into the space on the edge of the box and unleashed a lovely drive to make it 6-1. Normal service was resumed when Christian Madden again scored following lovely passing movement from the team to finish up with a brace and make it 7 v 1 and register the team’s biggest win this season.
Well done to all of the team who all made themselves man of the match.
On to the second round.
Squad: Kusevych; O’Brien, Beike, Edge,Ash, Madden, Ejike; Okafor,Gilmore, JJ Bazeyi, P Bazeyi, McGrath
Scores: Sean O’Brien , Emeke Ejike, Ryan Edge, Danny Ash, Ian McGrath,, Christian Madden (2)
Following on from the success of last year’s Slimathon we are doing it this year again for the 6 weeks of Lent. We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Dean Kelly of ProPT Studios!! Dean is a qualified and experienced nutrionist and personal trainer. Dean has agreed to take us under his wing for 6 weeks to teach us about proper nutrition, take our weekly weight and measurements and do an exercise class with us. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get involved that wouldn’t normally do this type of thing. Its called a Slimathon but its more about changing the way we eat and upping our fitness levels. Places are limited for this so we need names ASAP.
Please email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
or text John – 0860837137, Davy – 0863850411 or Martha – 0857216519 with your name. We will also provide you with more information about this event.
See the poster for the start date and venue.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Martha, John & Davy.
|Tues 15th April|
|U16D||Castleknock Celtic||Porterstown Pk||6.30pm||3-1|
|Thurs 17th April|
|U13E||Dunshaughlin Yths||Hunters Run||6.30pm||5-3|
|Fri 18th April|
|U16D||Castleknock Celtic||Hunters Run||6.30pm|
|Thurs 24th April|
|MGL U11B||Home Farm||Whitehall||6.45pm|
|U13E||Balscadden Boys||Hunters Run||6.45pm|
|Fri 25th April|
|U12F||Trinity Donaghmede||Hunters Run||6.45pm|
|U12i||Ratoath Harps||Skryne Rd||7.00pm|
Under 12 F
Match Report 11th April 2014
League game Hunters Run Pitch
Clonee Utd 1 v 0 Maynooth Town
The first mid week league game for Clonee United was touch with the visit of a much improved Maynooth Team. On the day of his confirmation Christian Madden arrived like the rest of the team smiling and ready to play. Vlad was a little late so the top scorer went between the posts and acquitted himself very well there! He almost scored from a kick out in the first half as did Danny Ash as Clonee pressed for a home win. Ephraim Beleke found time and space and had some long range shots and Emeke Ejike likewise as he and Toto Okafor did well in defence.
The lead was taken when Plamedie Bazeyi let a right foot rocket into the net. Maynooth were then let back into the game and Vlad Kusevych, back in goal for the second half made a wonderfull finger tip save to “keep” Clonee in the game. Danny Ash found himself on the left wing and cut inside and hit the post! He was not the only Clonee player to hit the post or go close. Christian Madden went close as did Plamedie Bazeyi and Ian McGrath who ran his legs off as did the magnificent Ryan Edge and the ever industrious Sean O’Brien. Emmanuel Gyamfi came on and placed some nice pass and move on the right hand side of the pitch. Then it was then the turn of Adam Strastian to shine as he came on for the last ten minutes and found himself through on goal alongside Danny Ash following a lovely through ball from midfield. He took it to the right and was unlucky not to double the Clonee lead. Then with 5 minutes to go the tide changed and Maynooth seemed to have corner after corner as Clonee were pushed back – they held strong and were able to grind out the victory..
After the game Christian Madden was presented with a trophy for having scored 100 goals for Clonee united in the small sided NDSL league since starting in 2009 season – he has statistics that make Messi look OK! Played 106 games Scored 100 goals we were not able to count the assist though. Both of them love the game and play with a smile and stature that belies their actual height. Well done to the team and all involved.
Squad: Kusevych; O’Brien, Beleke, Edge, Ash, Madden, Ejike; Okafor, P Bazeyi, McGrath, Gyamfi, Strastian,
Scorer : Plamedie Bazeyi
|Weds 9th April 2014|
|U16D||Dunshaughlin Yths||Hunters Run||6.15pm||4-0|
|Thurs 10th April 2014|
|U11B||Lusk Utd||Orylnn Pk||6.45pm||6-2|
|Friday 11th April 2014|
|Sat 12th April|
|U8 Group 2||Dunboyne||Littlepace Pk||12.15pm||0-2|
|U9 P||St Francis M/V||Belcamp Pk||11.15am||2-3|
|U9A1||Howth Celtic||Littlepace Pk||10.00am||11-2|
|U10A||Swords Manor||Littlepace Pk||10.45am||4-2|
|U10BNDSL Cup Qtr Final||Balbriggan||St Molagas||12.15pm||1-2|
|U11BNDSL Cup Qtr Final||Swords Manor||Brackenstown Pk||10.45am||2-4|
|Sun 13th April 2014||MGL|
|U12FNDSL Cup Semi Final||Drumcondra||Conturk Pk||10.00am||1-3|
|U12i||Swords Celtic||Balheary Resv||11.00am||9-4|
|U13E||Swords Celtic||Balheary Resv||10.00am||7-3|
|U16D||Swords Manor||Hunters Run||10.30am||4-5|
|U10 Blue||Terenure||Littlepace Pk||10.00am||8-4|
|U11B||Home Farm||Littlepace Pk||11.45am||1-5|
|U12F||Lusk Utd||Hunters Run||12.45pm||3-3|
|U16D||Swords Manor||Brackenstown Pk||10.30am||3-5|
|U8 Group 2||Lusk Utd||St Catherines Park||10.00am||12-5|
|U9 P (A)||Corduff||Littlepace Pk||10.00am||1 – 3|
|U9A1 (D)||Rivermount Boys||Farnham Pk||10.00am||OFF|
|U10P (A)||Rivermeade||St Margarets||10.00am||0-2|
|U10A1 (C1)||Maynooth||Rathcoffey Pk||10.45am||4-2|
|U10B (D1)||Ratoath Harps||Skryne Rd||11.30am||OFF|