VEC 2nds Stumble!

After a good start to the season, VEC 2nds failed to take their chances in this Division 2A clash in Terenure and eventually succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Stedfast Utd. on Tuesday.

Trailing 2-0 at the break, VEC had a number of chances in the third quarter to get back on terms, but couldn’t find the back of the net and once Stedfast got the third goal mid-way through the half, unfortunately there was no coming back for the home team.

First Competitive Match in Exactly a Year!

Oisin Kinsella about to score VEC’s first goal of the season in the 7th minute in our Premier Division match against Beech Park FC in Terenure on Saturday. 6 minutes later, Pat Meghen added a second and that completed the scoring as VEC failed to hit the net again despite numerous chances, particularly in the final 15 minutes.

So the new season begins with a 2-0 win and 3 points in the bag and hopefully many more to come in the weeks and months ahead!

Pre-Season Tournament ends in a 5-5 Draw!

With VEC winning 3-0 after 30 minutes and cruising, St. Marys Boys scored this goal to begin a remarkable comeback in this pre-season tournament ‘final’ in Terenure in early August.

VEC’s understrength squad were unable to prevent the opposition clawing their way back into this crazy game which finished 5-5. Seamus Staunton scored two of VEC’s goals, Joey Byrne and Jordan Howard got one each and an o.g. In the ensuing penalty shoot-out, VEC scored 4 to St. Marys Boys 5.

VEC Reach Final

On the day that VEC goalkeeper Richie Hannify returned to action after nearly a year lay-off, he could do nothing about AGP’s two goals in a game that VEC eventually won 3-2.

Joey Byrne opened the scoring for the home team with a delightful header from a perfect Jordan Howard cross in the 14th minute (pic.) while Seamus Staunton restored VEC’s lead 3 minutes into the second half and Pat Meghen scored the final goal as VEC advanced to meet St. Mary’s Boys in this Pre-season Tournament Final on 7th August.

Meanwhile VEC 2nds upward spiral continued with a comprehensive 5-3 win over Stedfast Utd. on the same day. VEC’s goals came from Ryan Brady (2), Eoin Sweeney, Colm McSharry and Manny Mansuk.

VEC Record Another Win

Goals from Tom Wrynne in the 32nd minute and Seamus Staunton five minutes later set VEC on their way to a 2-1 win over Glasnaion FC in Terenure on Saturday.

Although the visitors pulled one back in the 55th minute, it wasn’t enough as there were no further scores despite a few good chances that we had to wrap it up … meaning that we spent the final 10 minutes defending our lead. In the end … 3 points! Click on image to enlarge. Click here for more.

VEC Show Improvement with a 3-2 Win

Jamie Ryder (pic.) scored 2 good goals as VEC 2nds recorded their first win in the UCFL Pre-Season Tournament in Terenure on Wednesday.

Ronan Corbett added a lovely third goal making it 3-1, before the visitors Tamh-Leacht FC made it 3-2 with the last kick of the game, giving VEC keeper Tim Gleeson no chance from the penalty spot.

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Hyland Hat-Trick

In a 16 minute spell between the 39th and 55th minutes, Aidan Hyland scored the perfect hat-trick (left foot; right foot; header) to ensure that VEC gained all three points against Dunshaughlin Youths in Terenure on Saturday.

Tom Wrynne added the 4th in the 88th minute as VEC ran out 4-1 winners in this pre-season tournament.

VEC 2nds Take Positives from Game

A spirited performance from VEC in Terenure on Wednesday wasn’t enough as we failed to score despite plenty of possession. But at least there were signs of improvement as the 17 players in the squad begin to gel together. The only goal in the game came from the penalty spot (click on pic.) early in the 2nd half to give Clondalkin Celtic all three points in this pre-season tournament. We move on!

Hyland Returns to Action!

It took Aidan Hyland just 24 minutes on his return to action after a serious injury to get on the scoresheet for VEC, with a delightful diving header against Aston Village in Terenure on Saturday. Click on image.

With the lock-down also delaying his return, it was great to see him back in VEC for his first game since May 2019. Also good to see Neal Breslin and Tom Wrynne return to the fold as VEC ran out 5-3 winners in this UCFL Pre-Season Tournament. The other scorers were Jack Nolan (again), Tom Wrynne, Ray Jaudzems and Seamus Staunton.

Six of the Best

With just one previous goal for VEC back in January 2019, Jack Nolan scored two spectacular goals in the 18th and 78th minutes, helping us on our way to a comprehensive 6-0 win away to Atletico Malahide. Oisin Kinsella had opened the scoring in the 12th minute, with captain Seamus Staunton netting a penalty in the 22nd minute, followed one minute later by a Ryan Brady strike on his debut! Then Jeff de Castro in the 83rd minute, with his first for VEC, curled a beautiful effort into the top right corner to make it 6. Click on pic. to enlarge