Victories galore for Carrick United teams

Carrick Utd defeated Villa 8-2 in the Division 2B League last Sunday. It was the Carrick team’s

Carrick Utd defeated Villa 8-2 in the Division 2B League last Sunday. It was the Carrick team’s

biggest win of the season.

Mark Kelly scored four goals with one each coming from Brian Faulkner, Danny Pledger, James O’Dwyer and Michael Ryan for a great away success.

This squad have won seven games and drawn one maintaining their position at the top of the table.

Carrick United drews with Red Star in the Division 1B League last Saturday. The score was 2-2.

Having gone two goals down, the Carrick Utd team showed great spirit by coming back to parity. Bobby Landers and Anthony Grace scored.

In the Premier League, Carrick United defeated Waterford Crystal by four goals. Final score was Carrick Utd 4, Waterford Crystal 0.

Two goals from Ian Cleary and one each from Michael Clarkson and JJ Keyes ensured a good home win against Carrick Utd’s old rivals. A strong start resulted in the opening goal after five minutes when Michael seized on a back pass.

The visitors had a good 15 minute spell after this and were unlucky not to equalise.

However, Carrick regained the upper hand and after some good opportunities were created, Ian scored the second.

The second period was dominated by the home side as the Crystal challenge fell away.

U-16 defender Aidan stood on the Carrick side supporting the home club while his dad lined out for Crystal.

All at Tom Drohan Park wish a speedy recovery to lifelong Carrick United supporter Seamus McGrath who had an operation recently.

In youths soccer, Carrick Utd Under-12 A team defeated Piltown by 3-0 last Saturday.

It was a hard fought but well deserved victory for the U-12 A team in Piltown. From the start, it was a pleasure to see this Carrick outfit trying to play their passing game.

Carrick had most of the play in the opening stages but were unable to breakdown a very good Piltown defence. They eventually got the breakthrough on the 20th minute when Mark O’Meara fired home from just inside the box.

The team went two goals up when Angela McGuigan got on the end of a ball after Piltown were unable to clear their lines. A few changes were made in the second half and again Carrick had to rely on their post to keep Piltown at bay. They eventually sealed the game when Eoghan Wells scored from inside the box to put them three up and there could be no way back for Piltown. This team is now starting to show some steel in hard fought games and along with their passing game are developing into a very good outfit.

Carrick Utd’s U-14 team clinched a great win over De La Salle in the U-14 S FAI Cup. Final score was Carrick United 5, De La Salle 1

Carrick Utd. started this game very brightly with good passing and movement. Five minutes into the game, Billy Power sent a header flashing to the net after good work from Luke Kiely and Joseph Keogh.

Carrick Utd players pressure on the visitor’s goal resulted in a corner on the left, which was swung in by Graeme Holloway and was finished to the back of the net by Josh Ellis for his second goal of the season.

Sean Martin then fired home a fine left footed shot to put the team threes goal up. Carrick slackened off a little after this and to their credit De La Salle pushed forward . Five minutes to half time they were awarded a free kick from which they managed to put themselves back in the game.

Carrick Utd regrouped at half time and continued to play the better football in the second half. Half way through good work from Billy Power on the right set up James Whelan for a sweet strike from the edge of the box to score the team’s fourth goal.

Substitute Dean Walsh added a fifth goal with ten minutes remaining. Carrick Utd team: David Power, Josh Ellis, Joseph Keogh, Martin Power, Dean Kiely, Darragh Walsh, James Whelan, Billy Power, Sean Martin, Graeme Holloway, Luke Kiely, Dean Walsh, Jack Walsh, Jack Lyons, Shidzad, Lee Costelloe, Aiden Keane and Ian Holloway .

There was another victory for Carrick Utd in the U-16 SFAI Cup. They defeated North End of Wexford by 2 goals to 0.

The team were missing two players but were still able to put out a very strong side, which is testament to the depth of talent in this panel.

North End started brightly but Carrick contained them well and attacked relentlessly for the next 30 mins. Carrick Utd scored their first goal after 25 mins. Shortly afterwards it looked like we had a penalty when one of its players was taken down in the box after a run through the defence. The refereee pointed to the spot, the player received attention and then, mysteriously, the ref decided it was a corner kick to the bemusement of the Carrick players. Carrick Utd ended the first half one up after a solid performance. The Carrick Utd goalkeeper was assured in goal and vocally commanding. The two centre halfs marshalled a pacy Wexford striker very well allowing no opportunities on goal.

In the second half, Carrick Utd created a lot of chances but the only reward was a goal scored from a penalty after one of its players was taken down. Carrick Utd. finished very strongly and were unlucky not to add to the score sheet. This win means the team is now one of the final 32 teams in this national FAI Cup tournament.

The Club thanks the parents who drove and who continue to support and encourage this talented young team

Meanwhile, the Carrick U-18 girls team beat Benifica 2-1 in the U-18 Girls League while Carrick Utd beat Ballyduff 5-4 in a Youth B League game.

There will be a fundraising race night in Maggie Dunne’s Bar on Saturday, Dec 1 at 9pm. Members and supporters are urged to support the event.

You can become a horse owner, trainer or jockey for E10. Please contact any commitee member for details.