We send congratulations to former player Marc Doherty, pictured here with his lovely bride Rachel on their wedding day in February.
Marc, who is a nephew of Séamus Doherty, played over 100 games for VEC between 2007 and 2014, scoring 41 goals along the way.
This was Séamus Staunton’s second – and VEC’s fourth – goal in Malahide Castle as VEC recorded a resounding 4-1 victory over Atletico Malahide. James McGauran had opened the scoring after just 9 minutes and Jeff De Castro made it two in the 26th minute to make it 2-0 to VEC at half time. The home team pulled one back in the 58th minute, but five minutes later, Séamus scored his first and then got his second on the stroke of full time. More pics.
Colm McSharry was on the scoresheet again as VEC had a good win away to Beech Park FC. Our other goalscorers were Alonso Houlihan and Ronan Murphy, as we strengthened our position in the Division 2 table with a 3-1 win.
An intriguing league match away to leaders Fairview Celtic on Saturday next awaits!
This goal from Pat Meghen in the final 5 minutes was VEC’s only consolation on the day that Premier Division leaders Malahide Utd. came to Terenure and scored from two breakaways in the first half, followed by a lovely strike in the 76th minute, to seal all three league points.
In Division 2, VEC 2nds were awarded all three points, as their opposition were unable to field a team on the day.
This great save by Richie Hannify in the dying minutes ensured that VEC came away from Albert College with a share of the spoils in the Premier Division match against Shelbourne AFC. There were two volleyed goals – firstly by the home team in the 35th minute and then by VEC through Séamus Staunton 30 minutes later, as the match finished 1-1.
Meanwhile 2 goals in the final 5 minutes gave VEC 2nds a dramatic 3-2 win against Stedfast Utd. in Division 2 in Terenure on the same day. Conor Daly’s penalty put VEC in the lead, only for the opposition to score 2 in the 2nd half, before the dramatic late goals from Colm McSharry and Alonso Houlihan secured a great win for VEC.
Skipper Séamus Staunton’s wonderful 12th minute strike, followed 8 minutes later by an o.g. gave VEC a 2-goal lead against Harding IF FC on the Ringsend Astro in the Premier Division on Saturday. The home team pulled one back on the half-hour mark and equalized in the 66th minute, as VEC dropped off somewhat, but still created some good chances. And then … Harding made it 3-2 with a ‘worldie’ goal in the 80th minute, which gave keeper Richie Hannify no chance!
On a bitterly cold day in Brickfields on Saturday, Dan Smyth showed great bravery and sure handling throughout, and kept another ‘clean sheet’ – this time against Rialto FC in this Premier Division match, after it was switched from the VEC grounds.
The only goal of the game came from a beautiful 60th minute volley from striker Aidan Hyland, who latched on to a perfect Antoine Daubigny cross – securing the 3 points for VEC against a battling Rialto side.
VEC captain Séamus Staunton slots away the only goal of the game after VEC were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute, in the Premier Division match against Shelbourne AFC in Terenure.
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This was Jefferson De Castro’s shot hitting the back of the net in the 9th minute, drawing VEC level after the referee had bizarrely awarded AGP a penalty in the 3rd minute, which they converted. The visitors then went ahead again 2 minutes later. But that man Jefferson, who was having a magnificent game down the VEC right, equalized again for VEC in the 40th minute with a thunderous left foot shot and then 4 minutes later Jim McGauran put us in the lead for the first time in the match. Unfortunately, with the award of another penalty to AGP early in the second half, they made it 3-3 and both teams finished with a premier division point apiece! More pics.
Joey Byrne with his beautiful bride Cara on their wedding day last Saturday. Congratulations to you both from all at VEC FC.
Having joined the club in 2004, VEC stalwart Joey has since played over 400 games for VEC FC and in October 2017 surpassed Noel Ryan’s long standing Club goal-scoring record of 198 , and currently sits atop of the Club’s all-time leader board with 243 goals.