Friday, June 25, 2010

1st Birthday Party/ Awards Night

This coming Sunday we have what we hope will be an exciting family night planned to celebrate the end of our very first season as a club.

This season had lots of positives, although we did not win much!! (all that will change next year!) we had 135 children register with the club. We had lots of parents take an interest and join in committee, fundraising, and coaching areas of the club. We had many of our coaches, take part in further coaching qualifications, which enhances the quality of training and supervision we can give to the kids. 2 of them also qualified as referees, 2 of only a handful of lady refs in the country. The great atmosphere in the club was also a huge positive, and children have made friends outside their own schools and parishes, which again is a great thing.

So a great deal to celebrate..... and Sunday is the night for it, the 27th June at 6.30pm at the Bulgaden Castle Lounge.... there will be a medal presentation for all players who played with us last season... finger food, and a disco.... we also hope to tempt you with buying a few raffle tickets to benefit club funds..... the prizes on offer include a framed castle united goalie jersey signed by the Irish National Soccer Team, who were so cruelly denied a deserved place at the world cup...... also 2 admission caps for the JP McManus Golf Pro Am, which is certainly a prize many locally would like to win!

So there you have it, please come along on the night, no charge on the door, looking forward to seeing everyone again... and heres to the start of the 2010/11 season in late August....

Back on Track!!!

After a very long break, I am determinded to make an effort with this blog!!
I stopped doing it last year, as it really felt like just nobody was out there, and it was all a bit pointless, so please please, if you do read this, join as a follower, or add on a comment,
and then at least that will spur me on to actually keep going....

I hope that the families, players and coaches etc of Castle United will be interested
in seeing regularly news, photos and updates during the coming soccer season.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monster Table Quiz at the Lounge!!!!!!

Our Table Quiz is due to take place next Thursday 3rd Dec, at Bulgaden Castle Lounge.

It promises to be an exciting evening, full of laughs and socialising, but also a great quiz, set by our own local quiz expert Pat Corkery, with a fabulous 500 euro prize for the top table. Plus 2nd prize is a round of golf for 4 at Ballineety Golf Club, and there are other exciting consolation prizes for the runner up tables. On the night we will be also holding a raffle, and there are lots of prizes for that, kindly donated by a range of local shops and businesses.
Plus extra spot/door prizes

Lets not forget too, that the Quiz night, will also be a valuable fundraiser for Castle United, its an expensive thing to run the club for a season and to plan for the clubs development, which we hope next year will include a Junior club. Fundraising is therefore a constant and vital part of the clubs activities.

So please, especially Parents, try and support this night.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

This weekends action & player awards.

Training Sessions

Saturday 21st Nov
U6's B&G, 10am - 11am.
U14's Boys, 11am - 12:30pm.
U12's Boys, 1pm - 2:30pm.
U10's Boys, 3pm - 4:30pm.


Sunday 22nd Nov
U14's Girls.
Knocklong v's Castle Utd
Kick Off @ 11:30am
Venue: Kilbreedy (due to Knocklong pitch being waterlogged)

U10's Girls.
Castle Utd v's Herbertstown B
Kick Off @ 3:30pm
Venue: Kilbreedy.

Players awards

U14's Boys (v's Rathkeale)
Man Of The Match - John O'Neill
This was an outstanding all round performance by John, from his team play to his fantastic Hat Trick, a very worthy winne of this award, well done John.

U12's Boys (v's Donohill)
Man Of The Match - Colin Bourke
Another very solid display by Colin during the U12's game in Donohill on a very rough pitch, he read the ball well and again made many strong and decisive clearences, well done Colin.

U10's Boys (v's Knockainey)
Man Of The Match - Eoin Carroll
In a match where we were forced to play with a much weakened team due to a few of our strongest players not being available, Eoin worked tirelessly for the team in this match and is a worthy winner of this award, well done Eoin.

Goal Of The Week - Enda O'Neill
Enda's goal in this game was a great display of skill and confidence in his own ability, he pick the ball up from near his own half and took the ball past two defenders and cooly struck the ball into the back of the net giving the goalkeeper no chance, well done Enda.

Defender Of The Week - Conor Mulcahy
What can i say about this lad, his performance in defence during the U14's game was excellent, from his reading of the game to his fearless tackling and clearing of the ball when the team was under pressure, this was a terrific display of how to play the game and thoroughly deserving of this new award, well done Conor.

Pass Of The Week - Sean McCarthy
This pass was made by Sean during the U12's match in Donohill, showing great skill and technique to cut inside his marker he then gave a pinpoint lobbed pass into the striker, this was a terrific pass and well worthy of this award, well done Sean.

Well done to all our award winners, you will be presented with you certificates at your next training session.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Training & matches this weekend

Training Sessions

Saturday 14th Nov
U6's (B&G), 10 - 11am
U10's & u14's Girls, 11 - 12.30am.

Sunday 15th Nov
U8's (B&G), 1 - 2pm


Saturday 14th Nov
U10's Boys
Knockainey v's Castle Utd
Kick Off @ 2pm in Knockainey

Sunday 15th Nov
U14's Boys
Rathkeale v's Castle Utd
Kick Off @ 11am in Kilbreedy

U12's Boys
Donohill v's Castle Utd
Kick Off @ 3pm in Donohill

Good luck to all the teams this weekend.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Player awards

This week see's both our weekly players awards and the monthly awards for October 2009, below are the individual winners.

Monthly awards
Player of the Month - Danny Moloney
Most Improved Player of the Month - Laura O'Donnell

Weekly awards
U10's boys (v's Glenview Rovers)
Man of the Match - Jack McCarthy

U12's boys (v's St Davids)
Man of the Match - Colin Bourke

U14's Boys (v's Cappamore Celtic)
Man of the Match - Henry Leahy

U10's Girls (v's Kilmallock Utd C)
Man of the Match - Clodagh Doherty

Goal Of The Week - Jojo Brazill

Header of the Week - Enda O'Neill

Pass of the Week - Clive Doherty

Full details of these awards can be seen in this weeks edition of the Vale Star.

Training sessions.

This weekends training sessions will take place as follows

Saturday (7th Nov)

U14's boys, 10am - 11:30am
U10's boys, 12pm - 1:30pm
U12's boys, 2:30pm - 4pm

Sunday (8th Nov)

U10's & U14's girls, 10am - 11:30am
U6's & U8's boys & girls, 1pm - 2pm