ENNIS Town Football Club’s Academy season has just ended and it was another great success.
Club officers this week thanked all players and parents for their commitment to the academy during the year, when more than 180 players registered and more than 10 coaches were involved.
Officials this week expressed delight at the fact that three of their U-17 players (former academy members) have completed their Kick-Start 1 coaching accreditation.
The 2010/2011 season will start on Sunday, September 12, accepting players from U-4 to U-8. Further details can be had from the website www.ennistownfc.com.
Important season to come for league
Newly elected chairman of Clare soccer Paul Tuohy believes that the coming season will be a particularly important and busy one for the League
“It’s a big year for the league given that we will be hosting the annual general meeting of the FAI next summer. That will involve a week long programme of events and the arrangements will be co-ordinated at this end by our secretary, Oliver Fitzpatrick,” the Newmarket man said this week.
“We will be working in conjunction with the schoolboys league as arrangements for this big event continue”, added the league chairman who is also chairman of his club, Newmarket Celtic.
Tuohy went on to confirm that he had appointed his predecessor Jim Madden to continue to manage the county grounds at Doora.
“A lot of work has been done there under Jim’s leadership in the past couple of years and its important that this work continues”, he said.
Meanwhile, the date for the adjourned annual general meeting of the Clare soccer league is expected to be finalised next week.
Avenue lead the way
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Avenue United maintained their unbeaten run in the U-11 league when they proved too strong for Newmarket last week.
The winners led 3-0 at half-time, with goals from Colm O’Loughlin, Killian McDermott and Ben Egan before adding second-half goals from Mark Collins and Robbie Woods.
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Avenue United won this top-of-the-table U-15 clash, having taken an early lead through Brian Corry. Moneypoint equalised with a goal from Alan Behan but Gary Roche had the winners back in front by half time.
In the second half, Moneypoint levelled again, this time through Tadhg Lillis. However, Avenue hit back again and goals from Brian Corry and Nicky Twumasai sealed victory for the Ennis side.
Looking for more youth teams
Jason Ryan, the youth liaison officer with the Clare soccer league, has called a meeting for all youths’ managers for the coming season on Monday at 8pm in the West County Hotel, Ennis.
The secretaries of all junior clubs are also asked to attend the meeting which is called with a view to getting ideas on how to improve the youths league.
One of the ideas to be discussed is that junior clubs which don’t currently have a youths side could join forces to form a team at this level. The Kilrush man has asked that anyone with ideas to forward them to him before 12 noon at firstname.lastname@example.org.