While VEC 1sts recorded our third win on the trot in the David Blood Memorial Tournament in Terenure with a resounding 4-0 win over Roc Celtic, VEC 2nds went a step further on the adjoining pitch – thumping 7 goals without reply past a hapless Sandford St. Mary’s side. They now move on to play Beech Park FC on Saturday with a chance of reaching the semi-final, while the 1sts travel to Bray hoping to continue the winning run.
Gav Murphy (3) scores the only goal of the game in the 3rd minute against Harding IF FC on a dreadful pitch in Ringsend Park on Wednesday evening, as VEC ran out 1-0 winners in the David Blood Memorial Tournament.
VEC now have 6 points from the first two games.
Pat Meghen scores VEC’s 7th goal from the penalty spot against Rialto FC in the first match of the Pre-Season Tournament. With the visitors battling hard in the first half, it was only 1-0 at half time after Tom Wrynne had opened the scoring in the 15th minute. However, in a fifteen minute spell soon into the second half, VEC hit the net on five occasions through Joey Byrne, Jay Hester (twice), Antoine Daubigny and Jordan Howard, with Rialto pulling one back, before Pat’s penalty in the 75th minute, making it 7-1 to the home team.
Tom Wrynne’s 70th minute goal was enough for VEC to once again see off the challenge of Tallaght Utd. with a 1-0 win in the Richard Knight Cup Final in Frank Cooke Park, thus recording a cup double win, following the previous week’s 1-0 win over the same opposition in the Challenge Cup.
What Kev said …….. *They said …*
Unfortunately, our second team were unable to emulate that cup win, losing 2-0 after conceding two late goals to a strong Coolock Village side in the MMI Cup Final in Home Farm on the same evening, despite a brave effort.
VEC easily dispensed with Lourdes Celtic in the Richard Knight Cup Semi-Final with a 4-0 scoreline on a wet evening in Pearse College. James McGauran opening the scoring in just the 4th minute, with Seamus Staunton adding a second after 25 minutes. Then in the 2nd half, Joey Byrne scored in the 60th minute, before Pat Meghen made it 4-0 just 10 minutes later.
VEC will now meet Tallaght Utd. again next Wednesday 25th May – this time in the Richard Knight Cup Final – in Frank Cooke Park, hoping to emulate the recent 1-0 over the same opposition in the Challenge Cup Final.
On that same evening, VEC 2nds will meet Coolock Village FC in the MMI Cup Final in Home Farm, Whitehall.
This is the moment in the 25th minute when Séamus Staunton scored the only goal of the game, as VEC dispatched Tallaght Utd. to win the Challenge Cup in Home Farm on a 1-0 scoreline. Squad
Captain Séamus Staunton receives the Cup from UCFL Chairman Barney Blood.
Dan Smyth receives the man-of-the-match award.
The only goal of this MMI Cup Semi-Final game came from Colm Callaghan (with an assist from Eoin Sweeney) with just 6 minutes of extra-time remaining, as VEC 2nds overcame a strong Roc Celtic side in Terenure.
It was a massive performance from everyone all over the pitch for VEC, who will now meet Coolock Village FC in the MMI Cup Final on Wednesday, 25th May in Home Farm in Whitehall k.o. 7.30pm. Squad pic.
This follows VEC 1sts reaching the Challenge Cup Final next Saturday. We wish both teams well.
Under the lights in Ringsend Park, VEC saw off the challenge of Harding IF FC, on a comprehensive 4-0 scoreline. Tom Wrynne opened the scoring in the 35th minute; Neill Love added a second in the 73rd minute and then Joey Byrne and Aidan Hyland scored one a-piece in the final five minutes, to ‘put the icing on the cake’. Squad picture 1 picture 2
VEC player/manager Simon Roche was forced into action in extra time of today’s RK Cup Quarter Final win over Boghall Rovers and scored this towering back-post header just 3 minutes after his deft backheel goal, as VEC completed an excellent comeback, having fallen 2 goals behind to an impressive Boghall side! VEC’s other goalscorers were Gav Murphy, Tom Wrynne, Jack Nolan and Aidan Hyland. It ended 6-3. This followed VEC’s win over the same opposition in the recent quarter-final Challenge Cup match in Bray.
Meanwhile on the adjoining pitch, VEC 2nds also came from behind to surprise high-flying Stedfast Utd. with a thrilling 3-1 win to advance to the semi-final of the MMI Cup. Fionn Riordan, Ronan Corbett and Conor O’Neill were the VEC goalscorers. See Cup Draws & Dates
Unfortunately, this brilliant strike from James McGauran in the 75th minute wasn’t enough for VEC after conceding two set piece goals in the 16th and 40th minutes against Arthur Griffith Park FC in this crucial Premier Division clash in Lucan on Wednesday evening. Despite constant pressure from VEC thereafter, including a rasper of a shot from Pat Meghen that hit the crossbar, there were no further goals!