Category: Under 17

Johnstown FC U17 Cup Winner’s, League and Shield Runner Up Presentation

Johnstown Fc U-17s had their Cup Winners and Leauge and Shield Runner Up presentationt tonight in O’Briens, the team were presented with Cup Winners medals and Shield Runner up medals, also individual trophies were presented to

Player of the year;
Adam O Connor,
Top Goalscorer;
Darren Finnegan,
Most Improved player ;
Japhet Ogu ,
Well done to Eoin and Paul for their time in coaching the team which resulted in a very good season, looking forward to u-18s in 2019.

Adam O’Connor receiving his player of the year award from manager Eoin Sheridan
Darren Finnegan receiving his top goalscorer award
Japhet Ogu receiving his most improved player award
Eoin,Paul and the team


Thanks to Adrian for the words and pictures.

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.

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.


17s Cup Final Game

Best of Luck to out 17s in the Cup Final on Saturday. The lads will play Virginia at 2pm in the North Eastern Counties Schoolboy/Girl League Cup Final Day.
It would be great to see the side line full of Johnstown Supporters to cheer the Team on.
U17 2015-2016

17s V Virginia Match Report

Virginia 0-5 Johnstown.

As the score suggests this game was all about a very good performance by Johnstown.

Johnstown got the best start possible by scoring in the first 3 minutes, a brilliantly taken goal by Josh balligan. Johnstown kept up the pressure with great team passing and possession. They were rewarded with another 3 goals in the first half, scored by Mark Rafferty and Aiden Regan.


The second half saw Johnstown make a number of changes. They remained in control and were again rewarded with a well taken goal by Aiden Regan. It would be difficult to name a ‘man of the match’ as it was such a great team performance.    Well done to all and we wish Mark Rafferty a speedy recovery from a knee injury suffered during the match.

U17 2015-2016

Under 17s Match Report

Johnstown 1-0 Kingscourt

This was always going to be a big day for Johnstown u17 as they were being presented with the league cup for winning the league.

The match started off with Johnstown putting pressure on from the start. Early chances falling to mark Rafferty and Clayton O’Sullivan but for a few great saves from the Kingscourt goalie Johnstown would’ve been ahead. As half time drew near Johnstown increased the pressure driven forward by John Farrell in midfield.

For the second half Johnstown introduced Aidan Regan up front and were rewarded midway through the second half with a cooly taken goal by Aidan Regan. Rafferty again came close with a great header supplied by Oisin McGuinness which was tipped over and a shot from Oisin smith which hit the post.

At the final whistle the game ended 1-0 to Johnstown. To Kingscourts credit the game was played very fairly and at a good tempo. There was a number of good preformance on Johnstown ( Rafferty,Regan,Farrell,Dineen)

U17 League Champions

Under 17 NECSL League Champions

Saturday the 12th of March saw out Under 17s take on Kingscourt at home.


Before the Game Peter Glynn Chairman of the NECSL and  our very own Jonathan Purivs PRO for the NECSL and Johnstown FC where at the game to present the trophy to the team.  The team where delighted to have finally gotten their hands on the silver wear as they had won the league back in December.


Full set of picture can be found here

On Saturday our Under 17s received their league Trophy from the North Eastern Counties Schoolboy/Girl League for winning the 17s League. Prior to their game against kingscourt

Posted by Johnstown Football Club on Saturday, 12 March 2016