MAGGIE PENROSE RIP Many of you will have heard that Maggie Penrose, mother of our Chairman Dermot, and Grandmother to players Stephen, Marc and Robbie, has passed away. Maggie was a great supporter of the club and a great 'Baldoyler'. Her removal is on Tuesday (20 June) to Church of St Peter & Paul Baldoyle 5pm. Funeral Mass on WEDNESDAY 10am followed by cremation at Dardistown crematorium. ... See MoreSee Less
More pics from Day 1 of Szydlowiec and the International Tournament last weekend. We visited the National Stadium, and Warsaw Old Town before heading on to Szydlowiec and our Hotel. ... See MoreSee Less
Great picture of the team with Wojtek Rogala from Szydlowiec in Poland who played against our U9s at the tournament last saturday. Wojtek was born in Dublin and lived in Baldoyle until he was six months old before he and his parents returned to Poland. Incredible to think that had they stayed he could have been playing for us, instead of against us, last weekend.
Great to meet Wojtek and his mam Katarzyna Rogala who told us of the many happy memories she had of living in Baldoyle. ... See MoreSee Less
Match Day 1 at the International Football Tournament held by Akademia Pilkarska Szydlowiec. In the morning we played two games winning one and losing one. Goals were scored by Cian Smith 2, Eoin Dowling 2, Callum Lally & Alex Gallagher. ... See MoreSee Less
Day one of our trip to Szydlowiec saw the team visit the National Stadium in Warsaw. Day two and the team had a guided tour around Szydlowiec including a visit to the 600yr old church. James found a poster for the tournament with the Baldoyle Utd crest and an Irish flag for our participation in the tournament ... See MoreSee Less
The U12s put in some great performances at NI league side Clitonville's ground in Belfast to reach the semi finals of the Foundation Cup. They lost out to a very strong Tristar team from Derry. The lads won all three of their Group games before winning their Quarter final with some superb team play and fantastic goals including a 'Mandzukic'-style overhead kick from Taylor O'Reilly.
It was a full day of games on Cliftonville's Solitude Ground (the oldest in Ireland!) now equipped with a 3G astro pitch. It was a great day and many thanks to Cliftonville Football Development Centre for organising it. ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck to our U12 team who travel to Cliftonville FC's stadium on Sunday to take part in the Solitude Cup. The tournament hosted by Northern Irish League club Cliftonville FC involves 128 Teams from across the NI, Republic of Ireland and Scotland competing in the Premier & Foundation Cup competitions. ... See MoreSee Less
Baldoyle Utd are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Cromwell as Senior team Manager. Mark steps up from his current role as U16 Premier team manager and brings a wealth of experience to the position. Mark, who has appointed Ossie O'Neill as his assistant, is excited about taking the reins from Paul Lally and Gary McDonagh who stepped down after the 3-1 victory over Rivervalley Rangers in the final game of the season.
"I am really looking forward to working with the players already at the club, many of whom are former teammates", said Mark earlier today. "I will be looking to bring some new players in to add strength to the squad and compliment the players we have. I am looking to the future at Baldoyle Utd and am really excited at the players who will be coming through to the senior ranks over the next couple of years. Having worked with the schoolboy section I am aware of the talent that will be trying to break into the senior teams soon. I am very confident that the club has a bright future ahead."
Chairman Dermot Penrose said "We are delighted to be able to promote from within. Mark and Ossie are very ambitious and are eager to get started. We are confident that they will bring Baldoyle Utd to the next level and challenge for honours over the next few years. I would like to place on record our thanks to Paul Lally and Gary McDonagh for the tremendous hard work they put in over the last seven months. The two lads were tireless in their efforts to manage the teams on sat & sun and could not have given more to the club. We wish Mark and Ossie all the best and look forward to a bright future at Baldoyle Utd" ... See MoreSee Less
Baldoyle u18s Premier fell to their first defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon as they were crushed 4-0 at Drogheda United. The game, a cup quarter final, ended Baldoyle's dream of achieving a double title win this campaign.
From the get-go, it was clear it was going to be a bad day at the office for the away side as Drogheda took an early lead. A combination of huge missed changes in front of goal, shambolic defending and poor overall play on and off the ball did for Baldoyle who were second best for the majority of the game.
Drogheda added two more goals just as the second half begun to really take the wind out of Baldoyle's sails and notched a fourth soon after as they took advantage of Baldoyle's quest for a route back into the game which left the away side vulnerable at the back.
The performance and result left coaches and players massively disappointed but with the team currently on a perfect run in the league, there is still much to play for in the coming months and this defeat will serve only to motivate the side to continuing their fantastic league form.
BALDOYLE U13 GIRLS - LIAM FARRELL CUP WINNERS 2017!
Congratulations to our U13 girls who won the Liam Farell Cup with a dramatic Extra Time victory over an excellent Maynooth Town team. Goals from Nicole Haas and Holly Ward saw the Baldoyle girls come from 1-0 down to lift the trophy.
It was a fantastic squad performance and huge credit to coaches Justin Reilly and Claire Larkin for their efforts in preparing the young girls. Their time, effort and expertise all season got its rewards today. A huge thank you to the fantastic support from the many boys, girls, mums, dads, grandparents and friends who turned up to support the girls. True Community and Club spirit! ... See MoreSee Less
BALDOYLE U13 GIRLS - LIAM FARRELL CUP WINNERS 2017!
Congratulations to our U13 girls who won the Liam Farell Cup with a dramatic Extra Time victory over an excellent Maynooth Town team. Goals from N...
Well done to all our young players, parents and coaches who braved the rain this morning to play their games. It was a horrible morning but I am sure most of them had a good time.Here is a pic from our U8 Grey game away to Rivervalley Rangers. Thanks to John Behan for the picture. ... See MoreSee Less
We are looking for everyone to come out on Sunday to cheer on the U13 girls in their Cup Final v Maynooth. It's been a great season so far for the girls' section and the girls, under the leadership of Justin Reilly and Claire Larkin, would really appreciate your support . Leave your message of support below.
The final is on Sunday. Oscar Traynor Centre on Oscar Traynor Road, Coolock. Located just down the road from Northside Shopping Centre (beside Astro Park). KO is 5.30. ... See MoreSee Less
The U12s were unable to repeat their Tuesday night 4-2 victory over St Itas on Sunday with the home side holding on for a 1-1 draw in sunny Portrane.
It looked like the young Hoops would be taking all three points when Leo Maher ⚽ fired home superbly after a great team move with some great play from Jack and Taylor in midfield. However St Itas hit back a few minutes later thanks to their lively number 14 who caused the United defence some problems early on.
The second half saw Baldoyle up the pressure on St Itas but despite coming close on a number of occasions they could not take all three points. A point may be very important come the end of the season and the Baldoyle boys will be determined to come back strong against Corduff this Wednesday evening in Blanchardstown. ... See MoreSee Less
SEND US YOUR MATCH REPORTS AND PHOTOS Best of luck to all our teams this weekend. All have important league games with our U12 girls in a PLAY OFF for RUNNERS UP on Sunday in Clonee v Leixlip. Good Luck Girls! ⚽
Please send all your match reports or photos to: Facebook - PM us us on this page E Mail- Baldoyleunited@yahoo.ie or WHATSAPP - 086 023 1420 ... See MoreSee Less
At Baldoyle United we use all techniques to improve our players skill and fitness. Lately the Under 18 Premier team has been learning YOGA to help improve their minds and bodies. Under the guidance of top Yoga instructor Judit, the lads are enjoying their Downward Dogs, Supermans and Planks (they are Yoga positions - check it out!). It must be working as the lads have had a winning start to the new season and currently top the U18 Premier table. ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing raffle prizes for the U9 Poland Trip Fundraiser. Please support this raffle and help send our U9s to Poland. Tickets available from Dermot or ask your manager or online: pay.easypaymentsplus.com/feepay1.aspx?id=769
This is a fantastic opportunity for our U9s and will hopefully lead to an annual invitation. Lets get behind the team and help them out. ... See MoreSee Less
THIS THURSDAY: Make-Up Masterclass in the Marine Hotel in Sutton. This is a fundraiser for the U9s trip to a Tournament in Poland so please spread the word and lets raise as much as we can. Great raffle prizes on the night too.
Another great report from Baldoyle player Eoin Leeson:
Baldoyle u18s Premier maintained their perfect start to the league campaign on Sunday as they produced a dominant display to see off Duleek away from home.
Despite a number of well crafted chances and efforts on goal, Baldoyle couldn't find a breakthrough goal in the first half. Fintan Caulfield proved he is in fact human after his tame penalty was saved by the Duleek goalkeeper.
The second half continued in much the same fashion as Baldoyle defended in an exemplary manner, pressed Duleek into errors and knocked the ball about in a way that the home side couldn't handle. As the game wore on, it looked like it would end up being a frustrating day in front of goal for Baldoyle but thankfully the deadlock was broken when Sean Collins picked up possession and slipped a delightful pass into Fintan Caulfield who did the rest, dispatching the ball into the net and giving Baldoyle a crucial lead.
The strike proved to be the difference in the end as Baldoyle held on for an 11th win in a row.
Man of the Match: Chris Dunne - A tidy performance from the captain whose defensive and offensive work rate built the foundations of Baldoyle's win.