VEC Leave it Late!

This was Jay Hester’s (9) 85th minute goal that cancelled our Lourdes Celtic’s 67th minute freak – but extraordinary – goal to gain VEC a share of the points in their Premier Division clash in Sundrive Park.

VEC had plenty of chances to win the match and make it 8 league wins out of 8, but alas, it was not to be and it finished 1-1. Some chances here.

2 Good Wins for VEC

VEC 2nds came from 1-3 behind after just 30 minutes to record a remarkable 7-3 victory over Fairview Celtic in this Division 2A clash in Terenure. Two goals a-piece from Colm McSharry and Conor Daly and one each from Ronan Murphy, Ronan Corbett and Conor Callaghan ensured that VEC 2nds secured all three points. pics.

Squad from l to r:
Back row – Fionn Riordan, Peter O’Donoghue, Ronan Murphy, Jack McGarry, Colin Power, Daniel Sena, Ronan Corbett, Sean Morrin, Paddy Cook.

Front row: Ross Humphries, Colm McSharry, Richie Rye, Conor Callaghan, Conor Daly, Karl Reck.

Meanwhile in the preceding match, Seamus Staunton’s two second-half goals against Ashwood FC gave VEC the three points to stay top of the Premier Division. More pics.

Home Draw for VEC in Challenge Cup

VEC FC will play the winner of Chapelizod FC and Frank Celtic in the 3rd Round (last-32) of the Challenge Cup. See full draw here.

In the Richard Knight Cup, 12 teams including VEC FC received a bye into the last-16.

In the MMI Cup, 10 teams including VEC FC 2nds received a bye into the last-16.

Pic. shows VEC Captain Seamus Staunton accepting the Challenge Cup in 2019.

Nolan with Crucial Goal

Here is Jack Nolan scoring the only goal of the game on the hour mark, as VEC made it 6 out of 6 in the Premier Division with a deserved win against Malahide Utd. in Gannon Park.

It wasn’t the best pitch or the best weather conditions (strong winds on the coast), but everyone from VEC dug in with great work-rate, effort and determination and got their just rewards. More pics.

Jeff Scores 85th Minute Winner!

Some might have thought it was a cross from the right, but Jeff De Castro knew exactly what he was doing as he found the net with just five minutes remaining to give VEC FC all three points against St. Mary’s Boys in this Premier Division match which was switched to Marlay Park Astro.

Oisin Kinsella had opened the scoring in the 4th minute for VEC, only for the visitors to equalise eight minutes later and then take the lead 18 minutes into the 2nd half. Two minutes later and Jay Hester scored his first goal for VEC before Jeff’s strike to give VEC five wins out of five in the league. More pics. here.

Gildas Gains VEC a Share of the Spoils!

No. 6 Gildas Oliver receives the congratulations  of his team-mates after equalising for VEC with a brilliant strike in the 75th minute against visitors Clondalkin Celtic, who had opened the scoring in the 28th minute in this Division 2A league match in Terenure.

There were no further goals resulting in the points being shared in what was probably a fair 1-1 draw.  More pics.

Byrne Scores 5 as VEC Progress in Cup

Hapless Newlane FC 2nds from Division 3C found VEC’s all-time top goal-scorer Joey Byrne in top form as he scored 5 goals as VEC coasted into the 3rd round of the Challenge Cup in Collinstown Park. The final outcome was 7-0 with Seamus Staunton and James McGauran also getting on the scoresheet.

The first four goals were scored by Joey in a 16-minute spell in the first half.  He could easily have added to his tally of 233 goals for VEC, save for tremendous goalkeeping (excuse the pun) from the home team no. 1 Stephen Barry.

More pics. here.

VEC Exit LFA Junior Cup

This goal from Joey Byrne (9) after just 10 minutes set VEC on the way  against Elm Mount FC in Parnells Astro. The home team pulled one back after 27 minutes leaving this 2nd round LFA Junior Cup match all square at half-time. Then with VEC suffering two unfortunate injuries shortly after, Elm Mount scored two quick goals in the 55th and 60th minutes, before Pat Meghen’s excellent penalty three minutes later made it 3-2. Pics here.

Despite constant pressure from there on, VEC failed to find the net, as the opposition closed out the game to advance to the next round.

‘Cakewalk’ for the Conors and VEC 2nds!

VEC’s three Conors: Conor O’Neill, Conor Daly and Conor Callaghan each scored as VEC 2nds pulled off a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Dublin Postal FC in Round 1 of UCFL’s Challenge Cup in Terenure on Saturday.

This is not to overlook a wonderful hat-trick from the club’s leading goalscorer Paddy Cook (pic.). VEC’s other goal came from Colm McSharry.

Next is an away trip to either Swords Manor 2nds or Tamh-Leacht FC who have yet to play their round 1 match.