Carrick United get new season underway

Carrick United have started their league campaign with a draw and a win

Carrick United have started their league campaign with a draw and a win

Carrick Utd. 0 Bohemians 0

We began our campaign in Tom Drohan Park with a scoreless draw after creating numerous chances with no end product. Many gilt edge opportunities were spurned in a one sided encounter.

Waterford Crystal 1 Carrick Utd. 2

On Sunday last we got our first three points beating a resolute Crystal side. It was scoreless at the break after a half dominated by Carrick with many chances created and missed. From a corner Anthony O Donnell’s powerful far post header put us ahead on 51 mins. It was ten mins. before the end when Ian Cleary made it two after a Lee Wall pass. The home side got one back before the end to make it a nervous finish.

Good to see Youths players coming through with impressive performances all round.


Kilmacow 4-2 Carrick united

We started our league campaign with a poor display and result with a host of new players in the team. We conceded after 2 mins. following poor decision making on the ball in midfield.

After this we settled down well and equalised from a Damien McCarthy pen .

We then took the lead mid-way through the half with a fine finish from Sean Dowley .

This was the summit of our day as we just didn’t command anything from here in, the home team levelled just before the break.

The attitude at the break was relaxed, uninterested and flat from nearly all the players, this resulted in the

home team dominating the second half and running out easy winners.

Much better is needed in training and a willingness to work as a team and to accept responsibility for poor attitude and performance. We have a big panel so we will see the reaction next Friday against Tycor.

Youths A

Carrick Utd. 5 Johnville 0



Wed. Aug. 21st (H) v St. Saviours 6.30pm

Sat. Aug. 24th (A) v Tramore 7pm


Fri. Aug. 23rd (h) v Tycor 6.30pm

Youth A

Tues. Aug 21st (h) v Ferrybank 6.30pm

Division 2A

Sat. Aug.24th (h) v Park Rangers 4.15pm

The following are the Schoolboy fixtures for Carrick Utd this weekend

Saturday August 24th

Under 11A  - Home v Tramore 11.30am

Under 11B -  Home v De La Salle 10.30am

Under 11C -  Away v De La Salle  11.30am

Under 13A  - Away v Villa 12.30pm

Under 13B  - Home v Park Rangers 12.30pm

Under 15A  - Home v Dungarvan 2.30pm

Club Notes

General Club Membership now opens - €10 for family & €5 for individuals. Please contact any Committee or club member to sign up

Congratulations to  Luke Kiely on his Player of the Year award. Carrick United player Luke Kiely has been selected as the Waterford News & Star/Penrose Crystal U-14 Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.

 The Coerver Coaching day on next Wed the 21st of August. Top coaching for all club coaches at Tom Drohan Park – arranged by the club to enhance the quality of coaching .to players at all levels in the club and broaden coaching skills

CBS Secondary School

The club wish to thank the CBS Secondary School for the use of their grounds at Pill Road

for pre season training. Thus allowing our grounds rest after annual maintenance work.


Congratulation to the following boys who have been selected on the Football Association of Ireland Regional Emerging Talent programmes for the coming season.

Junior Players (born 1999) Luke Kiely and Sean Martin. Senior Group (born 1997/1998) Eric O’Halloran, Brendan Martin, Conor Murray and Kyle Doherty

Astroturf and Grass Pitches

Resurfacing of the first Astroturf pitch was due to commence this week at a cost of €32,000 courtesy of an allocation under the 2013 Sports Capital Grants Scheme. The second Astroturf pitch will receive rejuvenation work.

In total €40,000 will be spent during the summer on the astro and grass pitch maintenance programme. We hope all appreciate same and will treat the facility with the respected such investment deserves.

South Tipperary Sports Partnership

Thank you to the above body for a grant of €420 towards the cost of coaching equipment and courses following a successful grant application.