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Kurtis Byrne Scores Winner Against Hajduk Split

 

Well done to Kurtis Byrne, whose 74th minute goal sealed a fine 2-1 win for Dundalk against Hajduk Split in their Europa League second qualifying round game in Croatia on Thursday. Unfortunately, Dundalk had lost the home leg 2-0 and exited the competition on a 2-3 aggregate score. Other former Cherry Orchard players in the Dundalk team were Andy Boyle, Dane Massey and Donal McDermott.

 

 

Adam Rooney On The Mark in Groningen

 

Adam Rooney netted a 25th minute penalty as Aberdeen, following a 0-0 draw in the home leg, beat Groningen 2-1 in Holland in the Europa League second qualifying round on Thursday. Willo Flood and Johnny Hayes were other former Orchard players in the Aberdeen side and they look forward to meeting Real Sociedad in the next round.

 

 

 The Anto Walsh Memorial Cup

 

In Memory of our Dear Friend and Team Mate

 

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Cherry Orchard F. C. - Over 35’s Committee are organising a challenge match between Anthony’s ex Cherry Orchard team mates and the many friends who played with him over his years in football. This is the second year of the event and the Over 35’s Committee are very keen to build on the success of last year’s challenge game. The game will take place in the Cherry Orchard F. C. grounds at Elmdale on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 3pm. The prize at stake is “The Anto Walsh Memorial Cup”.

 

After the game all in attendance are invited back to the Clubhouse for a bite to eat and beyond to reminisce about the “old days”. All are welcome and further details are available from the following:

 

Dave Curley M. 087 2244283.
Joe Kane M. 087 7797548.
Tom Kennedy M. 086 8353361.

 

 

Cherry Orchard FC Academy - We're Back!!

 

 

 

Four Old Boys Play As St Pats Draw In Poland

 

     

 

 

Former Cherry Orchard players Brendan Clarke, Ger O'Brien, Greg Bolger and Keith Fahey were all in the St Patricks Athletic team for the 1-1 draw with Legia Warsaw in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round match in Poland on Wednesday. And St Pats came very close to recording a memorable victory, with Legia's equaliser coming in stoppage time at the end of the match. The return leg will be played at Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday next and we wish Brendan, Ger, Greg and Keith the best of luck.

 

 

Academy Re-Launch - July 12th

 

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An exciting week in the life of Cherry Orchard Football Club as we re-launch our academy for kids born in '08, '09 and 2010. Tom Kennedy, Club Chairman expressed: “best wishes and many thanks to all involved in the re launch of the Academy from the Chairman and Executive committee".

 

A lot of work has gone into this day but we hope that all the kids will do is enjoy themselves! Click HERE or the above image for details!

 

Derek Daly Arrives In Chesterfield FC Squad

 

 

 Great news for Derek Daly (Pictured LEFT above alongside his Cherry Orchard team mate Shane Whelan on FAI Duty) this week as he joined up with his new team and was promptly included in the first team squad for their pre-season game against Buxton FC. Derek was part of our U17s who will travel to the DaleFarm Milk Cup later this month and he was a huge part of a very successful side in Red & Black. Everyone at the club hopes he continues his progress with The Spireites.

 

 

Republic of Ireland Over 40s Game at Elmdale

 

 

 

Senior Preparation begins with Pre-Season Training

 

 Venue : Elmdale
Dates : Monday 6th July & Thursday 10th July,
Start time : 7pm
Contact : 1st team Manager - Deko Hevey 087-9681916.

 

 

TRIALS  FOR 2014-15 SEASON - ALL WELCOME

 

All Trials will take place in our Elmdale Home (Directions here)

 

TUESDAY July 1st @ 6.30 PM - Under 16 (1999) and Under 17 (1998)

 

WEDNESDAY July 2nd @ 6.30 PM - Under 13 (2002), Under 14 (2001) and Under 15 (2000)

 

THURSDAY July 3rd @ 6.30 PM - Under 11 (2004) and Under 12 (2003)

 

FRIDAY July 4th @ 6.30 PM - Under 8 (2007), Under 9 (2006) and Under 10 (2005)

 

 

Race Night For Our Milk Cup Team 2014!!

 

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Our Milk Cup squad for 2014 are having a Race Night on Friday 27th June in the Palmerstown House at 8PM. All support is welcome as the boys prepare for their biggest challenge after another successful season. For more details on this years tournament - check out the milk cup website HERE.

 

 

Thank You!!

 

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A huge Thank You to Masonary Fixings and Johnstone's paints who have generously donated towards our new advertising/sponsorship wall in Elmdale. We simply would not have been able to do it without them. You can click on the logos above to support our local suppliers.

 

 

Mini Leagues 2014 Teams & Fixtures

 

Our Academy Mini Leagues will Kick off Tuesday 10th June in Elmdale. The academy players will mix with our Under 8s and have their own 5-a-side round-robin competition called the MINI-LEAGUE - while our smallest Cherries (5 Yrs old) will get some game-time and plenty of touches in some 3 v 3 games running at the same time . See the MiNi-LEAGUE fixtures and coach-team combinations below! For any queries or late additions - Call Jimmy Winters on 085 708 8293

 

 

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Our Stephen Quinn Makes His First Start For Ireland

 

Well done to Stephen Quinn ( Hull City ), who started a senior international match for the first time in the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Costa Rica in Philadelphia on Friday night. And Stephen earned Ireland a 66th minute penalty when he was fouled in the box, but Robbie Keane's spot kick was unfortunately saved by the goalkeeper. A week earlier, Stephen crashed a shot against the crossbar 10 minutes from time in Ireland's 0-0 draw with Italy at Craven Cottage (see highlights by clicking on video below below - external website)

 

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Stephen has now made six senior appearances, two fewer than retired brother Alan ( Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield Utd and Ipswich Town ), who never experienced defeat in an Ireland shirt.

 

 

Good Luck To The Under 17s In LFA Youths Final

 

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PHOTO - LAST YEARS CHERRY ORCHARD U17S LFA YOUTH CHAMPIONS 2013

 

We wish the very best of luck to the 17 Premier team when they face Dundalk 18 Super side in the Leinster Youths Cup final at Frank Cooke Park, Griffith Avenue Extension ( Tolka Rovers ground ) on Sunday at 2 o'clock. Hopefully, the under 17s will be able to add this trophy to the FAI under 17 and PFAI Cups they won in May.

 

 

Under 17s Reach Their Third Cup Final

 

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Well done to the players and management of the 17 Premier team, who reached their third cup final of the season when beating St Kevins Boys 18 Super side 3-1 in the Leinster Youths Cup semi-final at Shanowen Road on Saturday evening. Maxi Kougoun headed the Orchard in from a Josh Collins free-kick after 25 minutes, only for St Kevins to equalise ten minutes later. Gareth Coughlan set up Troy Carey to restore the Orchard's lead on the hour mark, before Derek Daly sealed the win following a clever free kick routine on 77 minutes.

Good Luck To The Under 17s In LFA Youths Final
We wish the very best of luck to the 17 Premier team when they face Dundalk 18 Super side in the Leinster Youths Cup final at Frank Cooke Park, Griffith Avenue Extension ( Tolka Rovers ground ) on Sunday at 2 o'clock. Hopefully, the under 17s will be able to add this trophy to the FAI under 17 and PFAI Cups they won in May.

The under 17s will play either Dundalk in the final, where they will hope to add the Leinster Youths Cup to the FAI under 17 and the PFAI Cups they won earlier in May.

 

 

Danny Kane Caps a Fine Season with Two Trophies

 

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Following in the footsteps of his old team mates on our U17 team - Danny Kane collected two pieces of silverware when he completed the League and Cup Double with Huddersfield Town. Danny also represented Ireland this year and we hope he enjoys time at home with his family before facing fresh challenges next season.

 

 

Hard Luck To Stephen Quinn And Sean Dillon

 

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We Commiserations to our former players Stephen Quinn and Sean Dillon, who both suffered cup final disappointment on Saturday last. Stephen - nickname Quinniesta- was heavily involved as Hull scored twice in the opening eight minutes of the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley, before losing a very good match 3-2 after extra-time.

 

Sean Dillon was in the Dundee Utd team that took on St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup final at Parkhead. Sean was hoping to add to the cup winners medal that he picked up in 2010 - when Jonathan Daly also played in Utd's success over Ross County - but St Johnstone made history by winning 2-0, to collect the club's first ever trophy.

 

 

Good Luck To Stephen Quinn In The FA Cup Final

 

 

 

We wish the very best of luck to Stephen Quinn, who will be in the Hull City squad and, hopefully, the team, for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday. This will be Hull's first FA Cup final appearance in the club's history and we hope that Stephen, who scored in the 5-3 win over his former club Sheffield Utd in the semi-final, helps them to win the cup.

 

 

U17s Win A Second Cup, But U11s Are Disappointed

 

 

There were mixed fortunes for our 11A Sunday and 17 Premier teams in their cup finals at the AUL Complex on Sunday. In the morning game, the under 11s led at half-time thanks to Eoin Green's goal, but St Kevins scored twice after the break to win a high quality match 2-1.

 

In the afternoon, the under 17s added the PFAI ( Professional Footballers Association of Ireland ) Cup to the FAI under 17 Cup which they won in Cork last week by beating Crumlin Utd 1-0. In very blustery conditions, Derek Daly scored the only goal from a 25 yard free kick after 67 minutes and deep in stoppage time Orchard keeper Lee Doyle preserved that lead with a point blank save.

 

Stand in skipper Maxi Kouogun received the Man of the Match award and he then accepted the impressive PFAI trophy with injured captain Jordan Delmar

 

 

U13s & 14s Win Cups As U10s Win League final

 

 

Congratulations to the under 13 Premier and 14 Premier sides who achieved cup successes at the AUL Complex and to the 10A Saturday team who won their league on Saturday. In the Liam Brady Cup final, the under 13s, aided by a strong breeze in the opening half, led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals by Kevin O'Neill. Cabinteely Boys reduced the deficit with 13 minutes remaining, but the Orchard resolutely protected their lead to win the cup on a 2-1 scoreline.

 

Clayton Walsh got the under 14s off to a great start in the Thunder Cup final against Home Farm, when he scored twice in the first 6 minutes. Home Farm replied after 15 minutes and, having played into the wind, the Orchard led 2-1 at half-time. Seamus Curley headed home Eoin McPhillips's corner kick fifteen minutes into the second half to restore the Orchard's two goal advantage and Jason Whelan chipped the goalkeeper 10 minutes from time to seal 4-1 win.And the under 14s win had a special significance for Orchard manager Sean Egan, whose son Andrew played in central defence, as Sean experienced Thunder Cup success as a player when he helped Cherry Orchard beat Home Farm 4-3 after extra-time in the 1987 final.

 

At Elmdale on Saturday morning, the 10A team beat St Kevins 2-1 to overtake their opponents and clinch the title. Craig King and Ben Quinn gave the Orchard a deserved 2-0 lead at half time, but they faced an anxious finish after Kevins pulled a goal back.

 

 

Aaron O'Driscoll Called Up To Ireland Under 16

 

 

 

Well done to Aaron O'Driscoll (above left) of the 15 Premier team, who is one of two under 15 international players promoted to the Republic of Ireland under 16 squad for a tournament in Switzerland from 13th to 16th May. Anthony Scully (West Ham, above right), son of former Cherry Orchard, Crystal Palace, QPR and Manchester City player Tony, is the other under 15 international called up and we wish Aaron and Anthony the best of luck in Switzerland, where Ireland will play Austria, the hosts and Croatia. 

 

 

Under 11s, 13s, 14s & 17s In Cup Finals Action

 

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We wish the best of luck to the 11A Sunday, 13 Premier, 14 Premier and 17 Premier teams, who are all involved in cup finals at the AUL Complex this weekend, 10th-11th May. On Saturday, the under 13s face Cabinteely Boys in the Liam Brady Cup and the under 14s will play Home Farm in the Thunder Cup, with both games kicking off at 3 o'clock.

 

On Sunday, the 11A meet St Kevins Boys in the Paul Fitzgerald Cup at 11 o'clock, with the under 17s facing Crumlin Utd in the PFAI ( Professional Footballers Association of Ireland ) Cup at 3 o'clock.

 

 

Under 17s Win FAI Cup

 

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Congratulations to the players and management of the 17 Premier team, who beat Leeds AFC 5-2 in the FAI Umbro under 17 Cup final at Turners Cross on Saturday. Gareth Coughlan opened the scoring after 12 minutes and Troy Carey added a second with a fine individual goal 10 minutes before half-time. Two minutes later, Gareth Coughlan scored his second goal of the game after good play by Derek Daly, to give the Orchard a three goals lead at the break.

 

  Leeds pulled a goal back four minutes after the interval, but the Orchard responded five minutes later, when Troy Carey was fouled in the penalty area - which resulted in a Leeds defender being shown a second yellow and then a red card. Josh Collins sent the goalkeeper the wrong way when converting the resulting spot kick and Darragh Markey made it 5-1 after 66 minutes, scoring from a tight angle after the Leeds goalkeeper parried Derek Daly's powerful shot. Leeds battled on and reduced the arrears after 83 minutes, but there was no denying that the Orchard fully deserved to record the club's eight success in this competition.

 

                                                                       

Captain - Jordan Delmar (pictured last season) who missed the game through injury

 

Troy Carey received the Man of the Match award, before Maxi Kouogun, in the absence of injured skipper Jordan Delmar, accepted the trophy on behalf of his team.

 

 

Good Luck To The Under 17s

 

 

We wish the very best of luck to the 17 Premier team, as they take on Leeds AFC of Cork in the FAI under 17 Cup final at Turners Cross on Saturday ( k.o. 3pm ). And we offer our commiserations to team captain Jordan Delmar, who suffered a serious injury in a recent league match and will miss the cup final.

 

 

Under 11s & 14s Reach Cup Finals

 

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Well done to the 11A Sunday (pictured above) and 14 Premier teams, who won cup semi-final matches in Elmdale at the weekend. On Saturday, the under 14s beat Kilnamanagh AFC 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Thunder Cup. Clayton Walsh was the scorer for the Orchard, who will meet Home Farm in the final at the AUL Complex on 10th May.

 

On Sunday morning, Eoin Green netted a hat-trick as the under 11s beat St Josephs Boys 5-2 in the League Cup. Jamie Egan (penalty) and Conor Fagan were also on the mark for the under 11s, who will play St Kevins Boys in the final.

 

 

Stephen Quinn Scores As Hull Reach FA Cup Final

 

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Well done to Stephen Quinn, who scored after 67 minutes as Hull City twice came from behind to beat Sheffield Utd - for whom he made 262 appearances between 2005 and 2012 - 5-3 at Wembley on Sunday and reach the FA Cup final for the first time in the club's history. And commiserations to another former Orchard player, Michael Doyle, the Sheffield Utd captain.

 

 

Under 17s Reach PFAI Cup Final

 

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Well done to the 17 Premier team, who beat Belvedere 2-0 after extra-time in the PFAI Cup semi-final at Navan Road on Sunday. Thomas Ilunga and Derek Daly were the scorers for the under 17s, who will play Crumlin Utd in the final.

 

 

Aaron O'Driscoll & Tyreke Wilson Play Against Scotland

 

 

Aaron O'Driscoll and Tyreke Wilson of the 15 Premier side were both in the Republic of Ireland team which beat Scotland 3-2 in an under 15 international match at East End Park Dunfermline on Monday. And Anthony Scully ( West Ham ), the son of former Orchard player Tony, scored Ireland's second goal (see FAI match report HERE or click on image above)

 

 

Under 13s Reach Cup Final

 

Well done to the 13 Premier team, who beat St Josephs Boys 3-0 in the Liam Brady Cup semi-final at Elmdale on Saturday. Adam O'Brien, James Clarke and Adam Nugent were the scorers for the under 13s,, who will meet Cabinteely Boys in the final.

 

 

Maxi Kouogum Plays Against England Schools

 

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Well done to Maxi Kouogum of the 17 Premier side and Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip, who was in the Ireland Schools team which drew 3-3 with England Schools at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City, on Friday last. Former Orchard players Jack Bayly (Salesian College Celbridge/ St Patricks Athletic) and Jamie McGrath (Athboy Community School/UCD) were also in the Ireland team, with Jamie having the satisfaction of scoring a late equaliser. Picture courtesy of Gary Power.

 

 

James Clarke Scores Against Manchester Utd

 

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Well done to James Clarke of the 13 Premier team, who scored for the DDSL in the 7-3 defeat by the Manchester Utd Academy side in their game at the United training ground at Carrington on Saturday.

 

 

U17s Reach FAI Final

 

 

Well done to the 17 Premier team, who beat Salthill Devon 4-0 in their FAI under 17 Challange Cup semi-final at Elmdale on Sunday. Troy Carey and Gareth Coughlan both scored twice for the under 17s, who will meet Leeds AFC ( Cork ) in the final in Cork on the first weekend in May. We hope the boys can go one step further than last years 17s who were on the wrong end of a five goal thriller - see highlights above.

 

 

Congratulations Willo, Jonathan And Adam

 

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Well done to Willo Flood, Jonathan Hayes and Adam Rooney, who all helped Aberdeen to beat Inverness CT 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the Scottish League Cup final at Parkhead on Sunday, to record the club's first trophy success since 1995. Unfortunately for Jonathan his final lasted just 6 minutes because of a shoulder injury, while Adam converted the winning penalty. Semi finalists in the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen will be hoping to add that cup to their trophy cabinet. Match report HERE.

 

 

Good Luck Willo, Jonathan And Adam

 

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We wish the very best of luck to Willo Flood, Jonathan Hayes and Adam Rooney, who will all be in the Aberdeen team for Sunday's Scottish League Cup final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Celtic Park. Hopefully, they will all play their part in helping Aberdeen to bring home the cup. See the BBC sport story about the impact of The Orchard on the cup final and Scottish football generally by clicking HERE or above on the picture.

 

 

Cherry Orchard Football Club AGM

 

 

 

Mick Doyle Earns Wembley Appearance

 

 

 

 

Well done to Mick Doyle, who skippered Shefield Utd to a 2-0 win over Charlton in the FA Cup sixth round tie at Bramall Lane on Sunday (highlights above). This was the Blades ninth win in succession, which is a club record and books them a trip to Wembley for the Cup semi-final on 11th April. Their opponents will be Hull City, for whom Stephen Quinn will be hoping to feature.

 

 

Danny Kane & Darragh Markey Face Austria

 

 

Danny Kane (Huddersfield Town FC) can be very pleased with his display in the Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win over Austria in an under 17 international friendly at Dalymount Park on Tuesday (see Huddersfield article HERE). Darragh Markey ( 17 Premier team ) was on the substitutes bench and started the game when the teams met again on Thursday at Gannon Park, Malahide (below, Darragh is middle of the front row - No. 6).

 

                 

 

The game ended 1-1 with both boys contributing fine performances over the match series (see FAI match report HERE)

 

 

Jonny Hayes & Adam Rooney End Celtic's Run

 

 

 

Goals by Jonathan Hayes and Adam Rooney after 41 and 45 minutes gave Aberdeen a 2-1 win over Celtic at Pittodrie on Tuesday nigh of and ended the runaway league leaders 26 game unbeaten run. Willo Flood was also in the Aberdeen team, who cemented their second place in the Premiership. And Jonathan's fine goal ended Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster's British record of not conceding a goal, after 1,256 minutes of play. Willo Flood features in the highlights above.

 

 

Aaron Floody knows the way back

 

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Unfortunately, Aaron Floody suffered a broken leg in the warm up before our Saturday team's game against Wayside Celtic at Jackson Park last weekend. Aaron broke the same leg when playing against  against us for St Kevins two years ago and if he shows the same same focus and determination this time, we know he'll come back stronger than ever.

 

Everyone at the club is behind him in his endeavour.