Pictured after the match in Kildare on a cold night in December are Mick Kinsella, Davy Frewen, Peter O’Brien, Seamus Staunton, Gav Murphy and Conall O’Shaughnessy who all represented the UCFL in this season’s Oscar Traynor Trophy. Ray Jaudzems also played earlier in the competition and once again a VEC FC player was granted the honour of captaining the team … this time it was Gav Murphy.
It took just one goal to decide this LFA Junior Cup 2nd Round tie. Unfortunately for VEC FC, it was the visitors Bangor Greenhills Greenpark FC who struck with the decisive goal from a free-kick just before half-time.
Played in VEC Terenure, the match finished 1-0.
Picture shows James McGauran in action.
Meanwhile VEC FC 2nds were knocked out of the MMI Cup in the cruelest of ways, losing 3-5 in a penalty shoot-out to Dynamo Ridgewood FC, after the sides had finished 1-1 after 110 minutes. Garry Curran scored VEC’s goal.
After a number of good chances, VEC eventually took the lead in the 55th minute through Conall O’Shaughnessy, in the Premier Division match against Glasnaion FC played in TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown Campus. The lead only lasted 5 minutes as the visitors equalised and then scored the winner 10 minutes from the end to secure all 3 points.
James McGauran scores VEC’s first goal after 15 minutes to set VEC on their way to a 3-1 victory against Cherry Orchard FC in the LFA Junior Cup in Terenure.
Oisin Kinsella added another 2 in the first minute of the 2nd half, and again in the 72nd minute (see pic. below), to secure a 3rd round clash at home to Bangor GG Fc on 7th December. The match finished 3-1 with the opposition scoring a late penalty.
A hat-trick for Garry Curran (pic.) helped VEC 2nds to a comprehensive 8-2 trashing of a poor Drimnagh Celtic 2nds in the Division 2 match in Terenure.
VEC’s other goalscorers were Richie Burke (2), Paddy Prizeman, Adam Flynn and Eoin Monaghan.
Kilbarrack Utd. may have taken full advantage of a below par VEC performance with a 3-2 win in the FAI Junior Cup, but with one of their players being ineligible, VEC FC have since been re-instated and will now play Rosemount Mulvey FC in the next round.
This effort from Ray Jaudzems unfortunately went past the home goalkeeper and inches wide.
A somewhat disjointed performance from VEC allowed Dunshaughlin Youths to gain maximum points from this Division 2 clash in Terenure, Their set-pieces were really the difference between the two teams. Their 1st goal was scored on the half hour mark, before VEC equalised 7 minutes after the break through Garry Curran. But goals in the 60th and 65th minute ensured the visitor’s victory long before another 3 goals were scored in time added on to leave the result 2-5 with Conor O’Neill getting VEC’s 2nd goal in the dying moments.
VEC FC Exit LFA Senior Cup
After conceding a goal from a looping header 5 minutes into time added on in the first half, VEC FC returned in the second half to equalize after 11 minutes through Joey Byrne against Clontarf FC in the AUL Complex.
With no further goals, we entered 30 minutes of extra time, yielding no further scores and thus faced a penalty shoot-out – unfortunately losing out by 2 goals to 1.
Joey Byrne‘s first goal of the season in the first minute of the second half, ensured that VEC advanced to the next round of the LFA Junior Cup at the expense of Leinster Senior League top outfit Maynooth University Town out in Maynooth. The game finished 0-1.