After a shaky start in which we conceded a goal in the 7th minute, VEC re-grouped after the break and scored two goals through Ray Jaudzems in the 54th minute and Séamus Staunton in the 80th minute to take all 3 points in the Premier Division game against Castle Celtic in Stannaway Park on Wednesday.
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VEC FC END OF SEASON AWARDS 2018/2019 🏆🏆 Followed ‘Champions v Legends’ game
This was another remarkable season for VEC FC with Manager Kevin O’Hanlon at the helm. What an exceptional effort was put in once again by an incredible bunch of players in an effort to emulate the 2015-2016 season.
We achieved our main start-of-season target by regaining the Premier Division title. We also won our 8th Challenge Cup (out of 11) beating Drumcondra AFC in the final with Aidan Hyland scoring 4 VEC goals. The Trophies are here!
Once again we reached the 7th round (last 16) of the FAI Junior Cup for the 2nd time in three years, unfortunately losing 1-3 to Kilkenny outfit Evergreen FC on 3rd February 2019.
Congratulations to all who picked up awards on the night!
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Player’s Player of the Year:
1st Team – Gav Murphy 🏅
2nd Team – Shane Reddin🏅
Club Top Goalscorer (31 goals) – Aidan Hyland🎖
Club Merit Award – Pat Meghen👼
- This evening we have recognized the achievements of a number of players, and I want to say congratulations to everyone. But we’re not finished …. every so often we have a Merit Award. This evening it’s the MVP Award – not the Most Valuable Player but the Most ValuablePerson – someone who puts in the most effort. This player is exceptional in every way. He listens and demonstrates all the core values we expect of the players at VEC – teamwork, discipline, commitment, dedication, patience, understanding … he never complains or moans … he just gets on with it and plays his game. This player started in 50% of our league games last season – but he played in every one! He also played in every one of our 38 games this season – an outstanding achievement! On top of that, he hardly missed a training session – many of which he organised and ran himself. He has scored crucial goals in crucial games over the last 4 years, Leixlip at home and Chapelizod away in the quadruple season, Glebe North & Harding at home last season, among many many others, and let it be known now that without his contribution the club simply would not have achieved what it has achieved, he has been a superstar for this team in his own unique way.
He fully deserves this Special Merit Award … it goes to none other than Pat Meghen!
Citation by Kevin O’Hanlon and David Spring
VEC are 2018-2019 Premier Division Champions and Challenge Cup Winners!
VEC FC pipped Coolock Village by 2 points to make it 3 Premier Division Titles in 4 years.
VEC Win O’Neills.com Challenge Cup!