Category: Under 15

Johnstown FC’s big day out for FAI Cup Finals day

Johnstown FC had a great day today for FAI Cup finals day at the Aviva Stadium.

Johnstown FC was well represented on the day with a great contingent traveling up by bus to the games. We were also represented in an official capacity with players from the girl’s u13 team selected as ball girls for the Women’s final and players from the boy’s u13s and u11s team as ball boys for the Men’s final.

Up first was the women’s final contested by Wexford Youths vs Peamount Utd. Wexford Youths were 1 – 0 victors on the day completing the double.

Johnstown FC Girls with their coach Ger Horan.

Next up was the men’s final where Dundalk FC took on Cork City FC.  Dundalk were victorious at the final whistle and completed the league cup double with a 2-1 win over Cork City.

The U11 boys with John O’Brien and Jonathan Quirke

Former Johnstown FC player Dylan Connolly was part of the Dundalk FC winning team. Congratulations Dylan.

The boys and there coach John O Brien celebrating with Dylan after the final whistle.

We had a helping hand from the wider Johnstown community providing some sustenance for the group, thanks to Smiths Supervalu and for providing snacks for the group and Dublin bus for the transport.

Days out like this are of huge benefit to the football club and help grow the sense of pride and community within the club. A huge thanks must go out to all parents and coaches that helped out on the day and made it so enjoyable. In particular, a huge debt of gratitude must be paid to John O’Brien who organised the day out from its inception.

Everyone had a very enjoyable day out and here’s to more in the future.

Selection of pictures and videos below:

Johnstown FC are delighted to announce our new training and coach education partner EI Sports.

Post from EI Sports today:

Having met with the club we could see the passion the committee had to take the club forward from a Player Development & Coach Development perspective.

We will now be launching a New Club Academy program in the coming months to support Player development for ages 7 to 13. Having seen the growth in our own Academy program on Wednesdays in Navan with players from Johnstown FC and having had players on our trips over the past 2 years it is great to be bringing the program now directly into the club.

Further Developing the Club Nursery program to expand from 2011s to 2014s Boys & Girls.

Launch a new Coach Education Mentorship Program starting next week which will see a Coach the Coach program , supporting coaches with Session planning, new session ideas and enhancing the development opportunities for all the players in the club. This will include our very successful Junior Coach Mentorship program which will be launched shortly also.

We wish to Thank the Committee & Chairman Kevin for partnering up with us and we look forward to supporting the club in its Development Goals.

Under 15s girls v Ardee Celtic 

Under 15s girls v Ardee Celtic

It was a case of third time lucky to get the season started for the girls.

And when they got underway they had the fire inside them lit with five goals in the first half. The first was a lucky own goal with pressure from a corner.

But from then on in it was attack after attack from Johnstown with another four goals from (Osarhumwense Osariemen ×1) (Ella Sheridan ×2) and (Anita Hosszu ×1)
Ardee pulled one back just before half-time.

Second half was a little bit quieter than the first with just the one goal from Anita Hosszu which made it 6 – 1 to Johnstown. Both teams played a great game of football and the sun played it’s part too.

Final result 6 – 1 to Johnstown f.c

U15 2018

15 Match Report v Oldcastle

Johnstown under 15s got there season underway with a tricky fixture away to Oldcastle,
The lads started the game on the front foot trying to knock the ball around on a bumpy pitch, deservedly we went ahead thanks to Adam Quinn’s reaction from a mistake, 2 minutes later out of know where Oldcastle equalized from a fine strike from there striker from 20 yards.  Qs the half went on Johnstown piled on all the pressure and then got their rewards from a corner.   Ronan sent in a superb cross for Adam to smash home from 12 yards , people say lightning doesn’t strike twice but it did 3 minutes later oldcastle had a corner and the ball was smashed home from the edge of the box to make 2.2 halftime.
The second half started the same as the first, 2 teams having a go and against the run of play Oldcastle scored to make 3.2 to the home team.  Johnstown then picked up a gear and keep peppering Oldcastle’s goal but to no luck, then a bit of brilliance from Ronan got us a penalty.  Adam Quinn stood up to take it to make 3.3 and with that, he got his hat-trick.  Johnstown had opportunities to win in the dying minutes but to no avail and in last minute Alex pulled off a save any goalkeeper in the world would be proud of great to eventually get the season underway JFC15 best players Quinn, O’Brien,Symonds,Walsh,Maxwell,Alex
Thanks to Oldcastle for sharing the photo with us.

Get Well Soon Jake

Get Well Soon Jake
We would like to wish Jake Cudlipp from our Under 15s Get Well soon. Jake sustained a very nasty Knee injury today in our game against Kingscourt. Subsequently the match was abandoned whilst we waited for the Ambulance to arrive.
We would like to Thank Domo from Kingscourt Harps AFC and to ISRS LOUTH Branch Noel Scott for their assistance and understanding during this traumatic time for Jake.
Jake is currently in Drogheda and is doing fine but awaiting an X-Ray.
We wish you a speedy recovery Jake!

Under 15s Match Report 8th October 2016

Johnstown 1 Cloghertown 1

Johnstown started well and dominated proceedings but failed to capitalize on their early possession, as Johnstown pushed forward they isolated the Johnstown rear guard to the counter attack but excellent last ditch tackles from Hill, Colton and surperb save by McQuillan kept the scoreline at 0-0. With 25 minutes on the clock the away slide where awarded a penalty, unintentional hand ball, Cloghertown coolly slotted home to put them in front. This gave the away side the momentum to push for a second but the Johnstown defense held firm until half-time.
HT 0-1
In the 2nd half, Johnstown started much better and the introduction of substitutes Hanney, Burton and Kavanagh allowed Johnstown to grab a foothold on the game. The home pushed for an equalizer, but a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping keep the scoreline in favor of the visitors. With the game heading to the final stages, excellent work from the tireless Byrne on the right, allowed him to whip in a perfect cross for Hanney to nod into the net at close range. Johnstown looked the more likely to get the winner, however a rare attack from Cloghertown near the end was brilliantly denied by the the Johnstown keeper, Andrew Mcquillan.
FT 1-1
Best for Johnstown: Andrew McQuillan, John Hill, Conor Byrne.
Team: Andrew Mcquillan, David Lee, Kyle O Hara, Josh Hill, Eric Colton, Benji Taylor, Ryan Kelly, Daniel Gorman, Conor Byrne, Liam Purvis, Euan Burton, Viktor Suchan, Duarte Martinho, Nathan Hanney, Callan  , Aarron Whelan, Shane Reaney, Gareth Kavanagh, Basfi, Jake Cudlipp.

Under 15s Match Report 3rd September 2016

Trim Celtic 3 Johnstown 6

Johnstown dominated proceedings and capitalized on their early possession, Mooney broke the offside trap to coolly slot past the on rushing keeper to give Johnstown a deserved lead. Johnstown dominated much of the 1st half and Mooney had his hatrick completed within 30 mins of the game, he scored 2 goals in quick succession assisted both by Taylor. On the stroke of half time Trim were handed a life line when they scored from distance to beat the impressive Makinde.
HT 1-3
Trim had their tails up and earlier in the 2nd half they capitalized on Johnstown’s complacency when they scored 2 goals to level the match. Johnstown reacted and the hardworking Byrne wipped in a cross for Hanney to volley into the back of the net. Johnstown went 5-3 up when Byrne scored a screamer from 30 yards assisted by Kelly and Suchan wrapped up the game with another excellent goal from 20 yards. Johnstown’s excellent team work lay down the foundations to this well deserved win.
FT 3-6
Best for Johnstown: O Mooney, C Byrne, J Hill.
Team: Damisola Makinde, David Lee, Oscar Mooney, Josh Hill, Andrew Mcquillan, Benji Taylor, Ryan Kelly, Daniel Gorman, Conor Byrne, Euan Burton, Kyle O Hara, Viktor Suchan, Duarte Martinho, Conor Healy, Nathan Hanney, Eric Colton, Callan Kileen, Aarron Whelan, Liam Purvis.
Help Wanted

Your Club Needs You

Our Club works for our community with the help of a team of volunteers.  Without volunteers to help we would have no club and the kids would have no local football.

So now we are in need of more help.  We need someone who could manage a team and help bring them on a journey of learning, fun and lifelong friendship.  Sport is a fantastic way for children to learn and communicate.

Currently we are looking for managers for a second U15 team, U8 and U7.  You will need to give up a few hours a week, become Garda Vetted and complete a course in Child Welfare in Sport.

If you would like to become involved please email us at

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.