VEC Top of Premier Division

Ray Jaudzems opened the scoring for VEC after 22 minutes before Oldbury FC equalized with a speculative strike 6 minutes later in this Premier Division clash. Man-of-the-Match Mick Kinsella restored VEC’s lead on 52 minutes, followed by Ray’s second in the 82nd minute, only for the visitors to score a consolation goal with 4 minutes remaining. It finished 3-2 with VEC taking all 3 points.

Frustrating Outcome for VEC 2nds

A smash & grab by Sandford St. Mary’s gave them all 3 points in VEC 2nds first league game of the season in Tymon Park.

Gary Curran had given VEC the lead in the 32nd minute, a lead we held on to until 20 minutes from the end, when the home team scored the equalizer and then the winner in the 85th minute. But by this stage, VEC should have been out of sight only to miss three great opportunities to extend our lead and then to be denied on two occasions by inaccurate offside calls by the referee.

VEC Start Season with a Win!

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.

End of Season Awards

VEC FC END OF SEASON AWARDS 2018/2019  🏆🏆 Followed ‘Champions v Legends’ game

The award winners are flanked above by
VEC FC Chairman and Assistant Manager David Spring, and Manager Kev O’Hanlon

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!

More Photos here

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

2019 Table Quiz Winners – Pat Meghen, Richie Hannify, Andy Myler and Alan Keane 👨‍🎓

See 2018 Photos here & 2017 Photos here.

Training

Continues on Tuesdays in the ETB (VEC) Sportsgrounds in Terenure (Templeogue Road) at 18:40 hrs.

Thursday training in the ETB (VEC) Sportsgrounds in Terenure (Templeogue Road) at 18:40 hrs. until 19th September – then from 26th September in Whelan Park, Kimmage from 20.45 hrs. to 22.00 hrs.