Our U14 NDSL team are looking for a goalkeeper. Train with a FAI D Licence coach at the FAI and Fingal County Council's Community Club of the Year 2015/16. Contact Dave T at 086 150 1447 ... See MoreSee Less
FLYING FINTAN FIRES FAB FIRST CUP BRACE FOR BALDOYLE U18 PREMIER
Cup: Baldoyle Utd 3 Swords 1 (Report by player Eoin Leeson)
Baldoyle u18s Premier got their season off to a fantastic start on Sunday afternoon as they comfortably beat Swords 3-1 at the Racecourse Park.
Baldoyle started at a hectic pace and were rewarded for their high pressure and crisp, quick passing with the opening goal. Sean Collins picked up possession and slipped the ball into the path of a brilliant run from Fintan Caulfield. Caulfield, a central midfielder turned striker, then flashed the ball across the face of the goal where Jaimie Darby was on hand to fire home.
As the half wore on Baldoyle began to lose the incredible tempo that had been in their play and were punished as they conceded a penalty which was duly converted by Swords.
However, Baldoyle showed admirable professionalism not to let the game slip further and came out for the second half buoyed once more. The home side ran the rest of the game and retook the lead as Caulfield squeezed home his first competitive goal of the campaign. The icing was put on the cake when Eoin Leeson headed clear a Swords free kick to Armin Gecso who launched the ball long and fuelled the counter attack. It fell perfectly to Caulfield and he dinked the ball over the onrushing Swords keeper and wheeled away to the corner flag to show off his trademark celebration. The brace made it 8 goals in 5 games as a striker for Caulfield.
By full time it had proved a relatively simple win for Baldoyle, a credit to a top drawer showing from the whole team. The side advance to the next round of the cup and can prepare for next weekends league opener with the confidence of a good win under their belts.
The camp is for boys and girls age 5 - 14. This year we aim to have specialised coaching sessions for the older teams with the focus on improving individual and team skills. Cost is just €20 for members (€25 non members) Contact us on Facebook or E Mail: email@example.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
SPOILS SHARED IN CRACKING OPENER FOR BALDOYLE U13 PREMIER
Great photos from Derek Walsh and super report byOrlaith Hickey
A cracking game of football this morning in Racecourse Park where the U13 premier team took on a strong Swords Celtic team who finished runners up in the league last year. With this being their first league game of the season, the team were full of enthusiasm and this carried right onto the pitch with a great start. A strong challenge between Jason and a strong Swords Celtic defender saw the ball breaking through to Jack who kept his head and placed it calmly into the bottom right hand corner. Swords fought back with an attempt on goal, but Trystan dived twice to make sure Swords didn’t get their equaliser. As Swords pressed forward, the ball was whipped into the 6-yard box and an attempted clearance from Baldoyle unfortunately ended up in the back of the next, levelling the score. Swords fought hard to get near the Baldoyle box, but great defensive work from Sean and Conor Gibney, against a very strong Swords centre forward, made sure they didn’t get any chances. At the end of the first half Baldoyle had a great opportunity from a free kick just outside the box – a great shot from Jason went narrowly wide. The first half finished 1:1. The 2nd half saw more attempts on goal by both Baldoyle and Swords. Great pressure work by Baldoyle, particularly Nathan and Jason should have produced a goal midway through the 2nd half. The ball went straight back to Swords, who hit the woodwork. Swords took control of the game for a period midway through the 2nd half, putting a lot of pressure on the Baldoyle defense, with the woodwork keeping the ball out on two more occasions. A great performance from Conor Gibney throughout the 2nd half, kept the strong No. 2 Swords player under control. Late in the 2nd half, a Baldoyle attack resulted in Ex winning a free-kick for Baldoyle just outside the 18-yard box. The resulting free kick narrowly missed the bottom right hand corner. A great save from Conor in the final minutes meant that the final score ended 1-1. Great energy and well thought out play carried through the entire game. This was overall an excellent performance from all Baldoyle players who showed great energy and demonstrated that they deserve their place in the premier league. This coupled with the usual fantastic support from the parents and a warm sunny morning made for a very enjoyable and nail-biting game. ... See MoreSee Less
U12s SQUEEZE THROUGH AFTER CUP WIN AGAINST CORDUFF
GREAT REPORT FROM U12 WINGER MAX DENT: On the 1st day of summertime we ventured out to Blanchardstown to play Corduff in our cup match. We started very well and took a grip on the game early on. Ben scored after good work from a set piece corner involving Leo and Adam.
Buoyed from the goal start we could and should have added more to the scoreline .Louis almost knocked out the referee with a clearance that I think he will still be feeling next week. Despite being in full control of the game Corduff somehow managed to get an equaliser out of nowhere but our heads never dropped and we picked up the pace and scored what proved to be the winner from Leo after some good pressure on their defenders.
Mark made some fine clearances when required but an all round good team performance ensured our place in the next round.Special mention to MOTM Ben but not one of us left anything on that pitch this morning. CORDUFF 1 BALDOYLE UNITED 2 ... See MoreSee Less
...AND ANOTHER OF OUR U10 TEAMS ALSO IN ACTION AGAINST BOHEMIANS TODAY! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to Baldoyle United Under 10's who beat Bohemian's FC 5 - 1. Goals from Josh Keane, Jude Flanagan (2) and Jason Centier (2). Great team performance from each and everyone of the team. To add ...
No league games this weekend but one of our Under 10 teams continued their preparations for next Saturday with a 3-2 win over a top Bohemians side. There were goals from Josh Reilly (2) and Dan Ring with manager Niall Behan praising the performances of the entire squad. This team is progressing brilliantly over the last 2-3 years with most of the players having graduated from the Saturday Academy in the last 2 years. Have a great season lads!. Thanks to Stephanie Curley for the great pictures. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to to Claire Larkin and Neil O'Connor from our girls section, and Under 18 Premier player Sean Collins on earning their 7x7 workshop and Child Welfare certificates from the FAI. They are just some of the coaches at the club giving up their spare time to improve their coaching abilities in order to improve the skills of Baldoyle boys and girls. ... See MoreSee Less
Sadly it wasn't to be for our U12 Girls in their Semi Final as they finished the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline to a very good St Josephs team. However the girls matched their opponents for long periods and can be very proud of their achievements. we wish St Josephs the best of luck in the final. ... See MoreSee Less
Best of Luck to Dave Elliott and our U12 Girls team who play St Josephs Sallynoggin in the Cup Semi-Final on sunday.
Our U12s, who currently sit top of Division 1, have a very tough draw as they bid to become the first Baldoyle Utd girls teams to reach a Cup Final. St Josephs are currently two points behind our girls but Joey's ran out 5-0 winners in their league encounter, the only league defeat our team have suffered this season.
The match will take place in Sallynoggin on sunday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
The new calendar football season starts for our Under 12 to Under 18 teams on Sunday. Good luck to all our players and coaches. Enjoy the season, enjoy your football and enjoy playing sport with your friends.
Please send your match photos and match reports by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp to 086 023 1420. ... See MoreSee Less
Great pics from last weekend's friendly for Baldoyle U9s against Howth Celtic in Racecourse Park. Thanks to Sarah Hennigan for the pics. Some great fun and football from both teams on show! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Niall Behan who has just been awarded the National C Coaching Licence by the FAI. Niall is the current U10 manager having previously worked with the U16s, U17s and 18 Premier teams. The licence comes after many hours of coaching studies and analysis by Niall.
It is great for the club to now have Niall, Rob Ranson and Justin Reilly having attained C licence status and many other coaches on the way up the coaching ladder. It means the young players at the club will have access to top qualified coaches to improve their skills Well done Niall! ... See MoreSee Less
BALDOYLE U13S THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINAL OF LIONS CLUB CUP
Ahead of the start of the new schoolboys calendar season our U13s have reached the last eight of the Lions Cup.
Thanks to Kevin Greene for the match report:
Baldoyle United 4-1 Wolfe Tone Youth Club FC Sunday 26 February 2017, 12pm - Brookstone Road, Baldoyle,
Storm Ewan greeted both sets of teams for the eagerly awaited FAI sanctioned Lions Cup match. The Bray team arrived in Baldoyle with a bus load of supporters, and both sets of supporters were well catered for with free tea & coffee to keep them warm on the side-line.
It was always going to be difficult to get the ball down and play in the tough conditions, both teams starting confidently in the early exchanges. Both defences were solid and the teams were coping well with the swirling wind.
The deadlock was finally broken after 20 mins, a great strike from close range from Baldoyle’s midfield general Excauser. 1 -0 Baldoyle, however Wolfe Tones didn’t panic, kept their concentration and made things difficult for Baldoyle.
Half time and 1 – 0 to Baldoyle, A competitive first half, only a few chances from each team with Baldoyle on top. With only a one goal advantage to Baldoyle it was all to play for in the second half.
Wolf Tones edged their way back into the game early on in the second half with a soft goal from Baldoyle’s point of view. A through ball led to a lack of communication at the back for Baldoyle and it was 1-1 and unlucky for Conor in goal. Wolf Tones supporters were ecstatic with their teams equaliser.
It wasn’t too long before Baldoyle took the lead, Wolf Tones keeper who was playing well unfortunately spilled a shot. With quick anticipation Baldoyle’s inform striker Jason was there to capitalise on the mistake and nudge the ball home, 2-1 Baldoyle. It was now Baldoyle supporters making the noise!
With no sign of the wind abating, both teams were doing their best to play it on the deck. Baldoyle were again putting Wolf Tones under pressure. Baldoyle’s defence were now more organised with the new central partnership of Shane and Nathan now commanding their positions. This allowed Sean to make some good runs up the left wing. A fine move and strike from Jack was only to be overruled as the linesman had flagged a throw in to Wolf Tones.
Great work and pace down the right wing from Adam led to the third for Baldoyle, as Conor ‘Gibo’ slotted home from close range making it 3-1. Wolf Tones were struggling to respond. Baldoyle weren’t finished and Nathan powered home a shot from Jason’s well delivered corner making it 4-1.
The final whistle blew and both teams and supporters went back to the Clubhouse for refreshments and pizza thanks to the Lions Club! Baldoyle to face St Joseph’s of Sallynoggin in the quarter final next week. Good luck Boyz! ... See MoreSee Less
Please help us win training equipment by visiting the attached AVIVA page before TUESDAY 28 February and enter the competition. The answer is 'AVIVA STADIUM' and just nominate 'Baldoyle United'. There is no cost to enter and it takes only 2 mins to complete.
Over 60 boys and girls had some great fun at our Mid Term Camp on Thursday and Friday. The younger ones had 'fun on the astro' while picking up some skills. The older ones got the benefit of some great coaching over 2 days. Their coaches had plenty of time to get across some useful tips and develop their players.
Particular thanks to our younger coaches who did a brilliant job coaching with enthusiasm and knowledge. Well done Sean Collins, Michael Behan, Marc Penrose, Eoin Leeson, Fintan Caulfield, Josh Dawson and Alex Molloy. ... See MoreSee Less
SKILLS AND FUN AT FEBRUARY MID TERM CAMP
Over 60 boys and girls had some great fun at our Mid Term Camp on Thursday and Friday. The younger ones had 'fun on the astro' while picking up some skills. ...
BALDOYLE'S KARL FITZSIMONS CAPTAINS IRELAND UNDER 18S
We were delighted to hear that local lad Karl Fitzsimions captained Ireland U18s to two victories over Wales on Tuesday and Thursday. It is a great reward for Karl who is dedicated to his game and we are thrilled for him and his family. Karl played for Baldoyle United for many years playing most recently for our Under 18 Premier team before moving to Drogheda Utd. Karl's progress to Ireland representative level is also a great reflection on the coaches who worked with him over the recent years. We wish Karl every good luck in the future. www.fai.ie/ireland/match/55505/2017/999943363?tab=report... See MoreSee Less
Great to see more of our Coaches giving up their time to further their Coaching Education. U8 & U14 Coach Tony Alves undergoing his National D Licence whilst two of our Academy Coaches Eoin Leeson and Fintan Caulfield taking part in PDP2, both courses taking placing this sat & sunday ... See MoreSee Less
Sibling discounts are available at 12.5% for 2 siblings or 30% for three siblings. Please also complete a 'Club Registration form' for your child and return to the office or your coach. ... See MoreSee Less