This weekend sees the start of the new 2018 schoolboy season for our U12-U17 age groups. I want to wish the players, parents and coaches an enjoyable season and good luck in all competitions. Our younger age groups start on the weekend of 3/4 March.
Ahead of the new season can I remind parents to:
• support your child in a positive manner • respect referees and opponents • and most of all - enjoy the games!
If you have not already done so then please pay your annual subscription by Wednesday 28 February.
The annual fee of €210 is one of the lowest in Dublin and there is a discount for siblings.
The club can only exist through parents giving up their time to coach teams or help out with the significant administration required to run a club with over 25 teams at almost all age groups. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP KEEP THE CLUB GOING. Please contact me or a member of the Committee if you can help out in any way possible even if only for an hour or two a week.
For example we need help in office administration, selling/ordering club kit, fundraising, selling Lotto tickets, and just generally helping out. There is plenty of work for everyone but someone out there has to do it!
Finally, we still have places for players on some of our teams. So if you know someone who wants to play football in 2018 then please contact us. Details below.
Our Academy is on every saturday morning. New players always welcome. Just €3 per session. Great to see not just the young players of the future but also the Coaches of the future as Josh, Robert, Shannon, Ben, Cian, Sean and Nathan from our Under 17s take charge each week ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to 18yr old Michael Behan from our AUL senior team who has just completed a weeks trial at English Championship side Millwall FC. Michael was part of our NDSL U18 Premier winning team last year and is a great example to our younger players. Hard work gets rewarded and Michael has always shown great commitment to training over the years coupled with a strong desire to improve and be the best he can. Well done from all at the club. Thanks to Path2Pro for the picture tinyurl.com/yb34ekel... See MoreSee Less
Open training session for our NDSL U13A side born 2005 today (Saturday) at 2pm on the Astro at the Clubhouse. 2 more players needed to fill this strong teams squad. Contact Tony on 0861238879 for further details ... See MoreSee Less
Great coverage of our U11 Girls win over Verona in tonight's Herald Striker.
Special thanks to the Herald's Ger Brady who travelled from Blanchardstown to Baldoye on a freezing Sunday morning to cover the girls' match and the Baldoyle U12 Boys SFAI Cup semi final: ... See MoreSee Less
The current edition of the Northside People features an article on former Ireland, Blackburn and Wolves star Keith Andrews' recent visit to the club. Keith was generous with his time and stayed on to answer plenty of questions from our youngsters. ... See MoreSee Less
BALDOYLE UTD THROUGH TO LAST EIGHT OF LFA JUNIOR CUP!
Two goals from Kevin Farrell and one from Al Courtney helped Baldoyle United secure a Cup victory over Larkview at Brookstone Road on Sunday. The win sees Mark Cromwell's men through to the quarter final of the Leinster FA Junior Cup.
The visitors started the stronger but once Mark Cromwell and coach Rob Ranson settled the team, the AUL Premier men took control of the game. A wonder goal from Kevin Farrell gave Baldoyle a lead at half time.
A penalty from Farell followed by a good strike from Courtney saw Baldoyle run out 3-0 winners in the end.
The U12s fantastic Cup run in the SFAI Cup ended in today's semi-final against a very strong Donnacarney side. An early goal gave Steve and Roberto's team a hill to climb and despite some nice football the Baldoyle boys could not break down Donnacarney.
Two goals late in the game was not a fair reflection on the effort the team put in but they should take a lot of pride in reaching the last 4 in Leinster and can look forward to the new season.
Best of luck to Donnacarney in the semi final and the national SFAI Cup. A full report should appear in the Herald Striker on Monday week (19 Feb). (Baldoyle in Red) ... See MoreSee Less
Baldoyle's U13s ran out 6-0 winners over local side Trinity Donaghmede on Sunday morning. Kieron and Tony's team showed the benefits of extra pre-season training to string some lovely football together with new signings James, David, Daire, Lee and Nathan settling in well. The team are still on the look out for new players. Just contact Kieron at 087 382 2333.
SPECIAL OFFER for Baldoyle Utd members and Friends
We are delighted to announce a SPECIAL OFFER on tickets to see the Making Hay Theatre production of "We Were All Young Once". Written and Directed by Baldoyle's Karen Meenan, and featuring members from the award winning The Forget Me Nots Choir and transition year students from Santa Sabina, the play returns to The Axis Theatre in Ballymun next Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm. The play sold out on its first run in November and is sure to be a very enjoyable event for all. Karen is offering all Baldoyle Utd Members and friends tickets at just €8 each (instead of the Box Office €15). To avail of this offer just call the Axis Box Office on 01-8832100 and quote "Karen gave me a special rate of €8". We wish Karen and the Crew a very successful run and here is a link to a recent piece on The Sean O'Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 about the show rte.ie/r.html?rii=b9_21307678_15036_26-01-2018_
LAST MAN STANDING Fundraiser for U9s & U10s Poland Trip
We are delighted to say that we have once again been invited to the Akademia Piłkarska Szydłowiec International Tournament in Poland in June 2018. Following on from the success of the U9s last year in Poland we will be sending the U9s and U10s this year. As part of the fundraising initiatives U10 manager Conor is having a Last Man Standing Competition. Entry is €10 with €5 going to the winner and €5 to the Poland Trip. The pot is around €400 as of now. Starts this sat Feb 3rd. To take part email Conor on Cdowling28@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
Nice article in the Evening Herald Striker about former Irish international Keith Andrew's visit to the club last week. Thanks again to Gerry Reddy for organisng it and to Keith Andrews for his time: ... See MoreSee Less
Friday late night leagues returned but this time we held what is possibly Irelands first all female LNL. But it is definitely Irelands first "Glow Football" late night league.
50 girls took part on the first night. Contact Justin Reilly 0868146112 for more details on joining the fun. Thanks to FAI Development Officer Sharon Boyle for facilitating this 4 week program. ... See MoreSee Less
FC Transylvania 1 Baldoyle Utd 1 (aet Baldoyle Utd win 5-4 on pens)
Mark Cromwell's Premier A team are in the draw for the next round of the Leinster Junior Cup after a tense battle with FC Transylvania of the LSL. Despite Baldoyle having the better chances in the first half the game was scoreless at halftime. However it was Transylvania who would take the lead in the second half when when an underhit backpass let the Transylvania forward in to score. Baldoyle struck back when a lovely passing move found Kevin Farrell outside the opposition penalty box. Kev turned and curled his shot into the top corner to level the tie. That was the end of the scoring in play and so the match was decided on penalties. Ernie saved the second Transylvania spot kick, and with all others being scored it came down to Keith Brazil, who showed all his experience and calmly sent Baldoyle Utd into the last 16. ... See MoreSee Less
Leading the way are our U12s who are away to Tullamore Town on sat 12.30pm in the last 32 of the SFAI Skechers Cup.
Then a busy Sunday has the senior team in Leinster Junior Cup action away to FC Transylvania in Castleknock at 11am.
Seagrange road is the place for home cup action as the U12 girls play Clonee Utd in their QFinal at 10am, whilst the U11 Girls face Cabinteely away 10am at the same stage of their cup.
As if thats not enough the U13 and U14 girls both play Kilmore Celtic in League action on sunday. The 13s are in Seagrange Rd at 11am while the U14s face the reigning champions at 10am in Brookstone Rd if playable or else Racecourse Park.
Manchester Utd and Blackpool scouts join Baldoyle Utd coaching team . We are delighted to welcome on board Gerry Reddy and Mark Tierney who will be taking our U14 Premier team this year. Mark, who will manage the side, is currently the Irish Scout for English League 1 team Blackpool FC. He will be assisted in his role at the club by Gerry Reddy who is the Scout in Ireland for none other than Manchester Utd. ... See MoreSee Less
BALDOYLE UNITED FC WELCOME NEW PLAYERS FOR 2018 SEASON
Open training sessions are being held all this week at the clubhouse on Brookstone Road. New players are welcome to join all age groups. If not available to attend at the time stated then please contact the relevant manager on the details below. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Hassan Said Shawqi who received his Most Improved Player U11E award from his Manager Pavel Tormanov at the clubhouse on Thursday. Hassan has really come on this past year under the expert tutelage of Pavel and we are sure he will continue to excel in 2018 ... See MoreSee Less