Category: Under 16

Under 16s Match Report

U16s Omp 0-4 Johnstown FC

Johnstown got their league campaign of to a winning start with a win away to local side OMP.

Johnstown opened the scoring mid way through the half when Danny Reaney reacted quickest and finished well from inside the box. Adam Cummins was unlucky not to increase the lead when he headed onto the bar.

HT 0-1

The away side started the 2nd half brightly and we’re unlucky not to increase their lead. Noel Donnelly had a shot well saved by the keeper and Reaney headed just wide of the post.

Donnelly made it 2-0 with a unstoppable strike from 20 yards after some good work from Barry and O’Connor. With the game still in the balance Omp pushed forward and had two efforts well saved by Gaffney. Johnstown made sure of all 3 points with goals from O’Leary and Ogu adding the final goal on his debut.

Best for the winners; Okri, Reaney, Gaffney and O’Connor.

Team; Henry Gaffney, Glenn Sheeran, Adam Cummins, Charles Okri, Chris Leonard, Anthony Barry, Adam O’Connor, Ciaran McCann, Breen McCullagh, Noel Donnelly, Danny Reaney.

Subs; Conor Davies, Mark O’Leary, Lorcan McKeever, Japhet Ogu

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.


Fixtures 12 and 13th September 2015

With the weekend apon us here are the upcoming fixtures for Saturday and Sunday

U16 2013-2014

Under 16s Match Report V Oldcastle

Oldcastle A 1-4 Johnstown.

This was a top of the table clash and Johnstown took control of this game from the start pressing forward and pinning Oldcastle in their own half.  Johnstown then went 1-0 up with a well taken goal by Cian Swaine.  The second goal was scored by the most unlikely source when Johnstowns goalkeeper Eoin Mcallister took a kick out and went in over the Oldcastles goalkeepers head despite getting a strong hand on it.  Two more goals followed, one was a very well struck shot by Clayton O’Sullivan and the other a brilliant header by Jess Justa. That left Johnstown 4-0 up at half time.

As much as Oldcastle piled on the pressure in the second half to reduce the score line, the Johnstown team kept them at bay.  Johnstown could’ve increased there lead only to see shots by mark Rafferty and Clayton hit the crossbar and post.  Oldcastle did pull one back late in the game which is a reward for all the pressure they put Johnstown under in the second half.

This was a fantastic squad performance by all the Johnstown players at the weekend, Well done all

U16 2013-2014

Match Report 16s V Oldcastle

Oldcastle B 3-10 Johnstown.


As the score line suggests Johnstown ran out comfortable winners of this game. To Oldcastles credit they scored first but Johnstowns response was immediate with a well taken goal by Mark Rafferty. Johnstown went in 3-1 ahead at half time with goals from mark Rafferty Cian swaine and Ross Shivmangal. The pitch in this game was a major factor to the flow of the game as it was soft and heavy.

Johnstown up’d their game in the second  half with two goals from Johnny hand and two goals from Jess Justa. To Oldcastles credit they scored two late consolation goals. With only a few minutes to go Johnstown were awarded a free kick right outside the penalty area. And with their free taker mark Rafferty having to come off injured, Dan “the man” Taylor took control of the situation and fiercely struck the free kick low and hard into the left hand corner to score his first goal ever for Johnstown!


Well done to all great performance.


The NECSL are introducing player ID cards for all grass playing games.  This coming Thursday the 12th of February all players from U11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 must be in the MDL from 7pm to get their ID photo taken.  Each players MUST bring with them a valid Passport or a Birth Cert and five euros to cover the cost of the card.  The card will be valid for two years and must be renewed on expiry.

The cards are being bought in to insure all players play with in their age groups.  It will insure that players only play at the correct age group and no children too old or two young play in a team they are not eligible for.  This is a positive step for all involved in Schoolboy Soccer in the NECSL.  From next year all players on grass must have an ID card for the ref to inspect at the start of a game.  The cards will be kept by the manager to avoid lost cards, as if a player has not got a card they will not be allowed play.

The company providing the cards to the NECSL are Age of Image they will be in the MDL to get the whole club done so please insure your child is there on time.  If you have any questions regarding the cards please ask any member of the club and we will be glad to advice.