Category: Seniors 2nd Team

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Support your Club – Reserve Cup

This Saturday at 3 O Clock our reserve team play in the final of the Reserve Cup.

So Saturday we need you more than ever and we want to turn the MDL red and white in support of our men.  So with the weater set to be a hot and the game set to be a scorcher, let’s all get out and cheer the team to victory!


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Reserve Cup Semi-Final Match Report

Johnstown Vs Ardee Reserve Cup Semi-final report Saturday the 28th April 2018

Johnstown has been struggling with a relegation battle for the last number of weeks so the reserve cup was a very welcome break and to add fuel to the fire the last time both of these teams met Ardee came well out on top 8-1 !

In fairness to Johnstown over the last number of months have stabled the ship with some very positive results and really look like a team that can stay up in the Premier reserve under the guidance from Fergal Bernie.

Johnstown started the game in very positive form with most of the opening possession with Johnstown, it took Ardee about twenty minutes to really get going with the number 10 up front a constant threat. However, Johnstown pressed really well with Richie Nevin out on left making some fantastic runs ripping the Ardee defence apart time and time again.

Johnstown controlled the first half completely with some fantastic performances from Dave Grumbly and Barry Halpin in the back also the three midfielders Shane Kelly, Barry Quinn & Jimmy Caffrey dominated.

Johnstown had most of the chances in the first half the best fell to veteran striker Peter Dempsey, Kelly split the defence with a fantastic pass Dempsey pounced with fantastic pace

And tried to do a Mo Salah and chip the keeper, however, the keeper was quick off his line and made a fantastic save to deny the veteran striker his 19th of the campaign but then up popped Richie Nevin with the follow to hit the bar he should have scored …….

Minutes later a nice lay off by Dempsey set Kelly up with a fantastic strike from 30 yards which came back off the crossbar. Ten minutes later Johnstown had another fantastic attempt by Jimmy Caffrey which struck the crossbar again which was followed up quickly by Dave Grumbly who headed back across the goal to his defensive mate Barry Halpin but he was unable to put it away. The chances kept on coming, Nevin made another fantastic run on the left and squared it to Dempsey but the pass was slightly ahead of him.

The second half started very much like the end of first half with Johnstown pressing very high and the opening goal came from a fantastic pass into Dempsey by Caffrey Dempsey turned his defender inside out looked up and seen Nevin out on the left and with the outside of his boot he split the defence and put in on a plate for Nevin to slot it home Johnstown one nil up.

Ardee pushed really hard after losing the goal and in fairness where the better team for the next twenty minutes with the Ardee number 10 a constant threat, however, Adam Ivers who worked tirelessly on the right-hand side made a great run and slid Dempsey in down the channel Dempsey skipped passed the oncoming defender and picked out a pass across the box to Nevin who held it up well then turned his defender inside out and put it in the top corner for his second on day fantastic.

In fairness to Ardee, they came back really strong and the big number 10 who had been threatening all day went around three Johnstown players and slotted into the back of the net game on 2-1.


Johnstown was dealt a big blow with 20 minutes to go Karl (Johnstown keeper) went over very awkwardly on his ankle after 10 minutes of treatment he had to come off.  Big thanks to Karen Byrne for looking after him, with a lot of discussions between the Johnstown team Dempsey decided to put himself forward to go in goal.

Johnstown played out the reaming 20 minutes really well with fantastic contributions from young Adam Foye , Alan Burke & Andrea Sierb, in the end, Johnstown held out to claim their place in the Reserve cup final next Saturday 3 o clock MDL .

NEFL Senior Cups Draws

Last night the NEFL did their Cup Draws live on Facebook and for those that missed it here is how we fared.

Senior First time have gotten a bye to the Second Round of the NEFL Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup.

Second Team will play Belurgan Away in the Reserve Cup.

Third Team will play Ardee Celtic Away in the Reserve Cup.

None of the games are scheduled yet but keep an eye out for updates when it does happen.

League Tables 4th September 2016

Here are this weeks League Tables as issued to us by the League


First Team - O Neils Sportswear Division 1


Second Team - Bradys Seat Premier Reserve


Third Team - Bradys Seat B Reserve



All League Tables for the NECSL can be found on their webpage


Website Makeover

During the summer we have given our website a makeover and with eight days until our first senior game we are pleased that phase one is now ready.


All the senior sections are ready for the new NEFL season and we can now work on the NECSL sections as their new season will start in September. So follow the link and have a look, we hope you like it.


Valentine’s Day Tables

Please see below table given to us by the NEFL for the week ending the 14th February 2016


O Neills






And League tables for the NECSL can be found here.

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