Saturday Major: TBC Senior Sunday: Away vs Greystones KO 7.45pm Friday 24th FAI Intermediate Cup
Previous weeks results: Major Saturday: St James Gate 1-6 Bluebell Utd LSL Noel Ryan Cup Senior Sunday: St Mochtas FC 0-3 Bluebell Utd LSL Charlie Cahill Cup
A good weekend for The Bell 🔔⚽💙
It was Cup weekend for both Bell squads with Eric's side in action at the Iveagh Grounds Saturday night under lights but up first was a Friday night trip to Porterstown Road for Andy Noonan's men to face the in form St Mochtas FC.
Charlie Cahill Cup vs St Mochtas FC: Result St Mochtas 0-3 Bluebell Utd
We travelled to Porterstown Road to face Brian McCarthys men who are in fine form this season and have found themselves sitting at the top of the league alongside ourselves but with a game in hand but this week it was the return of the Charlie Cahill Cup and a chance tofocus on something other than league action for a week or so.
The game one started brightly enough with both side having half chances. The Bell had the first chance of the game after some good work down the right hand side with Stephen Larkin and Karl Russell. Rusty managed to dig a cross out which fell to Sean Byrne who used this as a gauge for what would be the first of many attempts at goal. Mochtas who have the quality to score many goals with the likes of Alan McGreal and David Lacey in their team didn't take long to register their first attempt at goal. It was a cross in from McGreal and Lacey had a header which was comfortably saved by McNulty. The first goal of the game came from a corner which was created after some nice build up play down the left hand side. The ball was delivered into the box by Sean Byrne who picked out Dean Lawrence at the back post and he slotted it home with his head into the roof of the net, a great moment for Dean who was starting his first game since his nasty knee injury in pre season. Great to have him back playing. We continued to created a couple more chances via crosses in from Rusty and Larko on the right hand side and more noteably through Sean Byrne who had two or three more long distance efforts at goal but it was Mochtas who should've scored next. McGreal who somehow managed to wriggle his way into the box cut in onto his right foot and from 12 yards blasted over the bar. A really good chance to equalise for the home team. Not long after that we began to create some good chances. The powerful Shane Stritch made one of his trademark runs with the ball at his feet and struck a powerful effort towards Morgan Cranley in goal who saved well down low with his feet. The Bell used their momentum well and after some brilliant link up play through the middle of the pitch by Keith Quinn and Jordan Keegan, it fell to the "Bluebell Georgie Best" Keegan who struck an unstoppable shot into the top right hand corner of the net. A goal that if caught on video would be talked about for quite some time. There were a couple more half chances for both sides in the remainer of the first half but it was to remain 2-0 HT to The Bell. The second half kicked off with a little bit less intensity. Mochtas started well and the hard working Lacey was fed multiple balls into feet and over the top by the creative Karl Somers in the middle of the park for the home side. The pitch which in many areas started to cut up a little caused a few misplaced passes for both sides but it was not to be a decisive factor for what ended up to be a fairly controlled effort in the second half from the Bell. Two precautionary changes at HT meant that the two central defenders of Willo and Deano were replaced by ex Clover duo of Cully and Walshy and they needed to be at their best if they were to control the movement of McGreal and Lacey and that they were, limiting the frontmen to very few chances. We continued to move the ball well and created a couple more chances which we should've possibly done better with. Cranley was replaced at HT by Osbourne who was kept busy and pulled of some wonderful saves to keep us out. The home side brought on some firepower from the bench. The experienced combo of Shane and Phillip Hughes came on to try open the door for Mochtas but again the defensive quartet held their ground. The final goal of the game came with the last touch of the game when Gary Seery got onto the end of a corner and poked it past the goalie. A fantastic performance from the boys and no doubt giving manger Andy Noonan a satisfied feeling after the game.
Noel Ryan Cup vs St James Gate Result: St James Gate 1-6 Bluebell Utd
Eric brought his side to the Iveagh Grounds on Saturday night to face a Gate side who were looking to cause a cup upset after witnessing the FA Cup heroics of Lincoln City earlier on in the day against Premier League Burnley. The game started with The Bell having good possession and chances in the Gates defensive third but some sloppy decision making meant the chances went unpunished in the first 15 minutes. We settled into the game and we began to be more clinical with our passes and finishing. Once the first goal went in we began to increase in confidence and the movement on and off the ball was too good for The Gate to handle. We were 4-0 up with 35 mins on the clock but unfortunately we took our foot off the peddle and gave the Gate the chance to get back in the game right on the stroke of half time. 4-1 HT. We started the second half again in the right manner and we began to dominate possession again. We scored another before two of their players were sent off for dissent shown towards the referee and we went on to get another goal before the end of the game. Eamonn Lynch with a hat trick in the game was our man of the match but an overall tremendous team performance by the lads. We hope we can used this as a platform to get our league campaign back on track.
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Bluebell United F.C. are an amateur club from South Dublin who play in the Leinster Senior League. The club was founded in 1946 in the southern suburbs of Dublin. Our pitch is located on the Naas Road directly opposite The Red Cow, Moran Hotel. During the 1999 season a major revamp of the football ground was carried out. This project was part funded by a grant from the Irish National Lottery, the remainder was raised by organised events, plus funding from team sponsors and advertisers. All the committee members work on a voluntary basis.
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Welcome to the home of Bluebell United FC. The club embarks on another season of football for the 2016/17 season. Over the coming weeks we will be providing you with all the up to date events and news throughout the club. Our plan is to give you all there is to know about the club along with match reports from our upcoming games in the Leinster Senior League.
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