U11 Willie Madden League Cup: Beechwood A 1-1 Blessington A

Last Saturday saw Blessington U11A on their travels again to play the excellent Beechwood U11A. Already many Blessington teams have faced teams from Beechwood FC this season and one thing we all agree on; is that their football is always of the highest quality. And so it was again this Saturday.

The match was played at the sunny Merrion Cricket Club on Anglesea Road on a pitch of real quality and it produced a game of the highest standard. It was our first visit here.

Blessington shot out of the blocks this week, eager to impress after two great coaching sessions earlier in the week and immediately took a foothold in the game. Shot after shot rained down on the Beechwood goal and they had their No #1 to thank after he kept them in the game, saving from Shane Sargent, Edward Carter, Folu Ilori and Sam Gallagher who struck a tremendous half volley that had goal written all over it. By the time the opening goal came from Blessington the game should really have been over but Beechwood have quality and showed great character to keep the away team shut out for so long. Another chance by Folu was put out for a corner and his brother Eni on his is favoured left foot delivered a cracking ball into the box that caused panic between keeper and defenders and was turned in by an unfortunate Beechwood player. Although harsh on Beechwood it was well deserved by Blessington who were quite comfortable dealing with Beechwood neat passing style. There was real purpose and desire shown by Blessington’s back three of Cian Doyle, Seán Brien, Aidan Murphy and central midfield to be the first to every ball. HT 1-0

The second half began like the first with Blessington rising in ascendency early and fashioned some great chances by Thomas O’Leary and Adam Walsh making their first appearances of the season (welcome back lads!). At the back Tadhg Murphy and Ryan Mahon were formidable, as they won their own individual battles.

As the half wore on, Beechwood made Blessington raise their game to the highest level all season as the game opened up. Paddy Brady in goal needed to be at his best to keep Blessington’s noses in front but couldn’t do anything to prevent Beechwood’s equaliser. An unstoppable rocket into the top left corner, a wonderful strike with three minutes to go!

The final chance of the game fell to Shane Sargent running onto a great through ball by Thomas O’Leary but he narrowly missed the target as the keeper forced him wide. FT 1-1

This was a great performance by our lads, probably the best for quite a while. Understandably the players were upset to concede at the death but we are still unbeaten. As we packed up to make the long trip home the coaches received comments from the referee and other Beechwood coaches who watched the game that our players were tremendous and had shown wonderful technique. Well done lads!

Blessington: Paddy Brady, Cian Doyle, Ryan Mahon, Aidan Murphy, Edward Carter, Sam Gallagher, Eni Ilori, Shane Sargent, Folu Ilori, Adam Walsh, Tadhg Murphy, Thomas O’Leary, Seán Brien

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U11A Match Report in The Star

Here is the match report from the Target section in The Star about our U11A’s win over Granada A.
Well done lads!!!


Comprehensive List of all BFC Fixtures and Results for weekend 29th/30th Sept.

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Click on link below: to access a comprehensive list of all Blessington FC teams and how they fared last weekend:


Comprehensive Round up of BFC fixtures

Kevin Keogh Cup 22/09/12 Brookfield 4-4 Blesso U10A’s

A cracking game here today with goals aplenty. Blesso went into this fixture on the back of a good performance the previous week against Granada and took the lead on 5 minutes when good play by Ben Fitz ended up with a Blesso free kick 17 meters from Goal.Up stepped our dead ball specialist Sonny Simpson and from the moment it left his boot it was only going one place “take a bow sonny” 1-0 Blesso. The game resumed at the same frantic pace with both sides having a go. Brookfield were not going to lie down easily and got straight back into the game with a well worked goal on 10 minutes.The Brookfield midfield started to mix it with their Blesso counterparts and it was now very much Game On. Blesso were next on the sheet again with some very neat play from Dean Neilan feeding Conor O’Toole, the tricky midfielder shrugged two tackles before ramming the ball through the side netting for Blesso’s second goal on 16 minutes. 2-1 Blesso and half time came. Blesso went into the 2nd half after just about shading the first and now playing down the hill.Brookfield had other ideas though and leveled the game 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Blesso pulled up their socks again and were creating chance after chance mainly from the boot of Ben Fitz from the corner flag. It paid dividends with Sonny Simpson getting on the end of one for his 2nd and Blesso’s 3rd.Brookfield were not going to be out done and replied within 3 minutes with a well worked headed goal from the corner flag themselves. 3-3. Blesso came close again with a corner that Daniel Cooney met sweetly on the volley and blazed over the bar by no more than an inch or two. Then after leading 3 times in the game Blesso found themselves a goal down with only 4 minutes to play with what can only be described as a sloppy one to concede out of nothing.4-3 Brookfield. The last 3 minutes of the game seemed frantic with chance after chance either end.With a minute or so to go,another corner to Blesso. Ben Fitz sent another arrow into the box that was met with the left peg of Sonny Simpson 4-4.Unbelievable stuff and true Grass Roots Football.Well done Sonny on the first Hat Trick of the season. The game ended shortly after on what can only be described as a truly entertaining game of footy by both teams. Onwards and upwards for this Blesso side. Blesso: Mikey O’Toole,Luke O’Brien,Dean O’Connor,Jack Denieffe,Sonny Simpson,Conor O’Toole,Ben Fitzsimons,Dean Neilan,Emma Downes,Sean Broderick,Colm Martin,Daniel Cooney

LMS Week 2 results

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With Man Utd losing and Newcastle drawing , Week 2 of Lastmanstanding saw 12 players drop out. still 65 players still in the game. One player still waiting on the outcome of the QPR game tonight.
Good luck to all

w/ end 29.09 Players
Everton 41
Liverpool 7
Man City 10
Man Utd 3
Newcastle 9
Stoke 2
Sunderland 4
Grand Total 77

LMS Week 2 Results