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Your club is entirely run by volunteers and now again we need help.  With out volunteer coaches the children woudl have no football and our Under 11s Manager John needs help with the team.

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12 Girls 2017

Match Report U13 Girls Johnstown FC V Torro United FC

Saturday’s match was the 3rd official league match. This match was a great team performance. Johnstown had a 2-0 lead going into the 2nd half

For the match, Johnstown lost the toss and was forced to play up the hill for the first half. Two minutes in, Ava scored a great shot from deep on the right side of the pitch.  Only a minute later Ava was unlucky to see another shot go just wide. Siobhán battled on the right side early on and won a few throws in quick succession, gaining valuable ground.  About six minutes in Caoimhe had the first of what would be many throw-ins today. A huge throw from near halfway started another Johnstown attack, finding Aoibha who in turn made a clever pass to Ava whose shot went just wide.

Torro responded but was repelled just inside the Johnstown half by clearances from Darinn and from Abbie who tracked back well to provide the required cover. Hanna had several dribbling runs and was rewarded with a goal to make it 2-0 at around the 20 minute mark. Soon after this Kelli came on for Jessie. Caoimhe’s throws from deep in the opposition half added another dimension to the Johnstown attack and were landing deep inside the box. At around 25 minutes a loose ball in the middle looked like it needed commitment and power but was instead skilfully pulled back and redirected by Aoibha to a team-mate. Kelli had some good play in the closing minutes of the half, at one point managing to trap the ball shield well from Torro players and then make a good pass. The last attack of the half was a Torro corner. Kelli picked up the loose Torro striker at the top of the box and was first to the crossed ball, seeing off the danger.

Early in second half Méabh was called on to save a shot from the right side of the box. About 3 minutes into the half Torro had a great shot from far out using the full height of the goals to make the score 2-1.  Chloe came on and showed some good footwork on the ball. The teams battled hard throughout the second half. Torro equalised at 23 minutes and Johnstown looked like they could see this one slipping away but they regrouped striving for a higher level and found it. Torro were put under intense pressure and at about 25 minutes Ava’s remarkable long distance goal made the day. Final score Johnstown 3-2 Torro. This is the third league victory in a row well done girls!

12 Girls 2017

U13 Girls V Carrick Rovers 7th April 2018

This was the first competitive match for the team using the full size FIFA One pitch at the MDL.  Any concerns that this pitch would be too big for the 13s were soon set aside.  From a Johnstown tip off Hanna had an early shot saved by the Carrick keeper.  Soon after Ava sent in a shot that just went wide.  Teagan had a few well directed early throw-ins which lead to a Johnstown attack helping to keep the pressure in the Carrick half.

Vital interception and clearance just inside the Johnstown half by Abbie helped launch one of many early attacks. Aoibha scored a great goal after about 5 minutes to make the score 1-0.

The attack resulting from the Carrick tip off was cleared by Abbie again and soon the ball was back in the Carrick end with Hannah getting a 2nd goal for Johnstown.  Kellie did some great battling in mid-field winning most challenges and an important free which was taken by Caoimhe to keep the pressure on.  A goal kick from Méabh was volleyed forward by Teagan eventually finding it’s way to Hannah who’s shot was denied by the excellent Carrick keeper.

Aoibhha made an excellent run with the ball from midfield beating one defender and was very unlucky not to score. Chloe battled hard on the left side of midfield making an important contribution. Siobhán came on for Chloe a few minutes before half time and got straight into the action.

In the closing minutes of the half, a Carrick corner was solidly defended and was converted into an attacking opportunity. Another strike from Hannah was saved just before half time.

In the second half, Chloe restarted in place of Kellie who had to depart.  The defence continued to keep a good line throughout the half. Caoimhe was very dependable and made several clearances.  From her mid-field position Aoibha also worked hard in defence and at one point made a vital diagonal run back to the box to clear the ball and eliminate the danger that would have been inevitable.

With 5 minutes to go, after several unlucky attempts, Hanna and Jessie’s partnership up front paid off. An excellent cross from left of the goal into Jessie’s path allowed Jessie to slot that ball past the keeper making the final score 3-0.

Under 13 Prem Match Report 31st March 18

Johnstown 1-1 Trim Celtic

This was a game of two evenly matched teams which, in the first half, led to few chances for either side. Johnstown, to their credit, defended very well in the first half with Trim only having a few long-range shots. Neil Mcginley, Adam Anderson, and Scott Taylor worked hard to drive Johnstown forward. The first half ended 0-0.

The second half started off well for both sides with Trim creating a couple of good chances. On the 15th minute of the second half Trim scored a well-placed goal. This spurred Johnstown into life and they were unlucky not to equalise, with both Neil Mcginley and Sean Christy coming close.

Johnstown finally got a lucky break 7 minutes from the end when Neil Mcginley scored from close range. The game ended 1-1 which was probably a fair result overall considering the chances both sides had.

Best for Johnstown were;
Luke Doyle, Scott Taylor, Neil Mcginley
& Aaron Clarke. Man of the match for Scott Taylor.

Team; Caoilinn Campbell-O’Brien, Sean Christy, Luke Doyle, Aaron Clarke, Scott Taylor, Kyle Murray, Neil Mcginley, Adam Anderson, Jack Allen, Charlie Reynolds, Jan Robert Panthers, Oliver Maloney &
Scott Byrne

Under 13 Prem Match Report 24th March 2018

Johnstown 3 – 3 Parkvilla

This was Johnstown’s premier 1st game of the season.  Johnstown’s team was both a mixture of u12 and u13 players.  Parkvilla scored first midways through the first half. Johnstown equalised with a well-taken goal by Neil McGinley.   With Johnstown playing some very good football they scored again just before half time with a very well taken goal by Sean Christy.

The second half started at a very fast pace with Parkvilla trying to get back into the game.  Parkvilla scored 15 minutes into the second half to put the game level.  Johnstown were playing some great football but against the run of play, Parkvilla scored to go 3-2 in front.  Johnstown never give up attitude paid off when Neil McGinleys brilliant shot hit the back of the net to leave the game 3-3.

This was a very good team performance with some very good play from all. And a man of the match performance by Neil McGinley ley.

Under 15s girls v Ardee Celtic 

Under 15s girls v Ardee Celtic

It was a case of third time lucky to get the season started for the girls.

And when they got underway they had the fire inside them lit with five goals in the first half. The first was a lucky own goal with pressure from a corner.

But from then on in it was attack after attack from Johnstown with another four goals from (Osarhumwense Osariemen ×1) (Ella Sheridan ×2) and (Anita Hosszu ×1)
Ardee pulled one back just before half-time.

Second half was a little bit quieter than the first with just the one goal from Anita Hosszu which made it 6 – 1 to Johnstown. Both teams played a great game of football and the sun played it’s part too.

Final result 6 – 1 to Johnstown f.c

U15 2018

15 Match Report v Oldcastle

Johnstown under 15s got there season underway with a tricky fixture away to Oldcastle,
The lads started the game on the front foot trying to knock the ball around on a bumpy pitch, deservedly we went ahead thanks to Adam Quinn’s reaction from a mistake, 2 minutes later out of know where Oldcastle equalized from a fine strike from there striker from 20 yards.  Qs the half went on Johnstown piled on all the pressure and then got their rewards from a corner.   Ronan sent in a superb cross for Adam to smash home from 12 yards , people say lightning doesn’t strike twice but it did 3 minutes later oldcastle had a corner and the ball was smashed home from the edge of the box to make 2.2 halftime.
The second half started the same as the first, 2 teams having a go and against the run of play Oldcastle scored to make 3.2 to the home team.  Johnstown then picked up a gear and keep peppering Oldcastle’s goal but to no luck, then a bit of brilliance from Ronan got us a penalty.  Adam Quinn stood up to take it to make 3.3 and with that, he got his hat-trick.  Johnstown had opportunities to win in the dying minutes but to no avail and in last minute Alex pulled off a save any goalkeeper in the world would be proud of great to eventually get the season underway JFC15 best players Quinn, O’Brien,Symonds,Walsh,Maxwell,Alex
Thanks to Oldcastle for sharing the photo with us.

Under 13 Girls Match Report

After a bad month of March wweather-wise the under 13 Girls finally got their season underway.  We travelled to Monasterboice to face Albion Rovers.


Johnstown quickly got into their stride, attacking the home team from the first whistle.  It took some heroic saves from the Albion ‘keeper to keep the sides level in the opening 15 minutes.  Eventually, the dead lock was broke when Hannah O Brien got through their defence and finished calmly. It was no less than Johnstown deserved for all the hard work they were putting in. Aoibha Grumley added a second not long after with a great strike from just outside the area.  2-0 Johnstown at half time.


The second half started much the same as Johnstown went on attack after attack. Hannah got her second of the afternoon before Albion pulled one back.  The game was real high tempo at this stage with Albion trying to get back into it when Hannah got her third. This was added to soon after by a super finish by Jessie Devoy-Horan to make it 5-1.  A great strike from Aoibha found its way through the unfortunate ‘keepers legs to round of a great day for Johnstown.  A great team performance, where each of the girls really played their socks off.


Final score 6-1 to Johnstown.

New players for 2018

All our teams are now back training in preparation for the new season!

Underage training times in MDL:
Academy on Sundays @ 12
U9s Thursday @ 6-7
U10s Thursday @ 6-7
U11s Monday & Thursday @ 7-8
U12s Monday @ 6-7 Thursday @ 8-9
U13s Tuesday @ 7-8
U13s girls Monday @ 6.30 – 8
U15s girls Monday @ 6.30 – 8
U15s Monday & Thursday @ 7-8
U16s Wednesday @ 7-8
U17s Wednesday @ 7.30-8.30
We are currently looking for new players for all age groups. If you have a child interested in joining one of our teams please get in touch.