Tag: Under 16

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.

U16 2013-2014

Match Report Under 16s

Skryne 0-14 Johnstown.


As the score suggests this match turned out to be a very one sided affair. To Skrynes credit try as they did they could not make any impact on a very well organised Johnstown side. Johnstown were 9-0 up at half time with mark Rafferty scoring 5 also on the score sheet at half-time were Clayton O’Sullivan,Cian swaine, and Johnny Hand
The second half produced yet again some very good football from Johnstown carving through the Skryne defence with goals from Gavin Duffy jerry kola Johnny hand to leave the final score 14-0. Johnstown to their credit played at high tempo right to the end of the game with an excellent team performance from everyone
eoin Mcallister
Sean walsh
Eoin O’Neill
Ross Shivmangal
Jack forde
Jerry kola
Cian swaine
Niall Williams
Clayton O’Sullivan
Mark Rafferty
Josh gaffeny
Dan Taylor for Sean walsh
Oisin mcguinnes for Niall Williams
Johnny hand for jerry kola
Gavin Duffy for Mark Rafferty