Our U8’s played Robinstown and Slane over the weekend and had a fantastic time. It was a great performance by all the boys and all the fun and hard work in training is paying off. They gave everything and Caleb even gave his front tooth to the Johnstown cause!! He swallowed his tooth during the match!! The tooth fairy might not be able to collect that one but hopefully still paid it’s worth! Well done to Gary, Ger and Caroline for all their time and effort, the boys look to be really enjoying their football with Johnstown FC.
On Saturday we had our End of Season presentation to the Johnstown players from u-7 to u-11.
Thanks to our 1st team manager Christy Kavanagh for presenting medals to all the players.
To Sinead, Caroline, Audrey and Sandra Anderson for all the help on the day
Big thanks to M.C for the day Eoin Sheridan and Adrian Finnegan for the photos and sorting out the medals for the kids, and to Walterstown for providing the hall.
Also to the managers whose work in the rain and cold sometimes goes unnoticed, but not by the club.
Thanks to everyone for all the help along the way
The club is looking forward to next year and providing football to all the players in the teams below and any new players who want to join our football family.
Some Photos below of the Teams and Coaches
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 andysfunfood.com 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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please find below a full set of fixtures the whole club for the weekend of Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of March 2016.
Please find below a full set of fixtures the whole club for the 12th to the 14th of February. Lets just hope the weather is a bit kinder to us all this weekend
Please find below a full set of fixtures the whole club for the 5th , 6th and 7th February 2016
Full set of fixtures now out for the whole club. Best of Luck Everyone and a special best of Luck to our 12s who play int he 4th round of the SFAI Cup this weekend