Temple Villa AFC


Villa U14s No Match for Ballinasloe

Posted by templevilla on April 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The young Temple Villa U14 Division 1 lads had a tough fixture against the much more skillful Ballinasloe lads in Villa Park this morning in the Last 16 of the U14 Local ADSL Cup.

But for Paco, our Spanish keeper, the score could have been much worse early on, but once Ballinasloe found the net for the first time, and followed up with a 2nd soon after, there was going to be no holding back the floodgates thereafter.


Having gone 2 down, Villa caught Ballinasloe resting on their laurels momentarily for Aaron Ganley to produce a magnificent turn of pace from the centre of the pitch to feed a lovely ball into Cillian Lyons, who held off the efforts of the Ballinasloe defence and bury his shot into the Ballinasloe net to make it 2-1

The celebrations were short lived unfortunately and a determined Ballinasloe quickly regathered & combined well to make it 4-1 at half time. After the break it was 1 way traffic, with Ballinasloe totally dominant througout the half, adding more goals to their tally.

It's sometimes difficult to motivate young fellas after such a heavy defeat, but there were moments of individual skill against a much more skillful and more experienced Ballinasloe team today and the lads can chalk it down to experience and as a yard stick of where they must aim for in next year's campaign. Keep it going lads !

Villa U14s share 6 Goals and the Points with Ballinasloe

Posted by templevilla on March 19, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

ADSL U14 Premier League

Monday 18th March

Temple Villa 3 - 3 Ballinasloe

Villa goals from Ben Cox, Adam Neary and Seanie Farrell

Temple Villa U14's Connaught Cup Campaign Continues on Saturday

Posted by templevilla on March 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This coming Saturday sees the Temple Villa U14s take on Salthill Devon in the Semi Final of the Connaught Cup in Mount Temple.

The Connaught Cup takes in teams from the Athlone,Mayo,Galway,Longford and the Roscommon leagues.

Temple Villa got a bye in the 1st round.

2nd round.

St Josephs 2. Temple Villa 3.

Goals from Kealan Dollard and 2 from Harry Cornally won the game. Cornally scoring a wonderful goal with only minutes remaining to win it.

3rd Round (last 16).

Temple Villa 1. Ballina Town 0.

Villa give a fantastic display in this game, Running the game from start to finish. But the only goal of the game came from Captain Harry Cornally early in the 2nd half.

Quarter Final.

AC Celtic 3. Temple Villa 3.

Villa went 1-0 down, adam neary made it 1-1 before half time from a corner.

2nd half villa hit the front when sean farrell headed home 2-1.

Villa then missed a number of good chances. AC Celtic hit villa with two late goals to make it 3-2 with only a few minutes remaining. It took a wonderful solo goal from Harry Cornally to bring the game into extra time. No goals either half saw it go down to a shoot out. Darcy lawless was the hero saving two spot kicks.

Semi Final.

Temple Villa vs Salthill Devon. 9th March 2013. Kick off 2pm. Mount Temple.


Villa U14s Prove Too Strong for Celtic

Posted by templevilla on March 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

AC Celtic 1 v 7 Temple Villa U14s

Temple Villa under 14s took on AC Celtic on Thursday night under lights in the AIT.

Goals from Lee Malone (2), Seany Farrell, Ben Cox(2), Harry Cornally and Kealan Dollard saw the Villa lads take all 3 points.

Next up for Villa is the Connaught Cup semi final on the 9th of March. Villa will play host to Salthill Devon.


Temple Villa U14s Win Connaught Cup Classic:

Posted by templevilla on February 16, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Temple Villa needed a last minute equaliser, extra-time and a penalty shoot-out to overcome AC Celtic in a classic and fantastic Cup tie.

This game was a great advertisement for Under-14 ADSL football as these two sides served up an amazing game of football of a very high standard by two very good teams with some extraordinary individual performances, quality goals and drama upon drama right to the very last kick.

The standard of the football in the early stages boded well as each side passed the ball well and attacked with conviction. Each side had periods of dominance but AC Celtic were probably shading matters when they took lead when the magnificent Luke Kelly fired high to the roof of the net from over twenty meters out. It was a great goal to take the lead in a compelling contest.

Temple Villa fought back and were back on level terms before the break when Adam Neary's wonderfully delivered corner kick was deflected into the net to make it -1 at half-time.

If the first half was good the second half was even better. Temple Villa went in front when Lee Guinan Malone raided down the right to then put in a great deep cross headed to the net by Sean Farrell for a great goal and 2-1.

AC Celtic equalised with an even better goal. Matthew Nally did brilliantly down the left, then cutting inside to pull a great ball back for Oisin Langan to score first time low to the net to make it 2-2.

AC Celtic then went back in front. First Oisin Langan put in a great ball from the right which Matthew Nally hit first time but which was magnificently saved by Darcy Lawless in the Villa goal at the expense of a corner. From Luke Kelly's resulting corner kick Joe Carmody scored with a powerful header from easily 16 meters going in off the upright. It seemed that would be enough to win a fantastic contest. But a wonderful match would have one more twist.

With time almost up Harry Cornally picked up the ball outside the box and went on a great run skipping past challenges and defenders and then with only the keeper to beat held his composure to slot the ball into the bottom corner for a remarkable goal.

Extra-time could not separate the sides with Sam Maxwell coming closest for Villa and Luke Kelly coming closest for AC and so an absorbing contest would fall to be decided in a penalty shoot-out.

Villa went first with Stephen McGonagle saving Sean Farrell's spot kick. Darcy Lawless matched that saving Luke Kelly's penalty kick. Adam Neary then scored for Villa with Matthew Nally netting for AC Celtic. Harry Cornally then scored for Villa with Darcy Lawless pulling out a top save diving to his right to tip away Joe Carmody's penalty. Sam Maxwell then held his nerve to score to give Temple Villa a crucial advantage. AC Celtic had to score but Oisin Langan's shot hit the post and this magnificent game was ultimately decided by that narrowest of margins. It was great for Villa but hard on AC Celtic.

It was a wonderful match and both sides deserve great credit. Harry Cornally was magnificent for Villa and was ably assisted by Luke Gavin Mangan who was a powerhouse at the back and by Cialian Dollard, Liam O'Neill, Adam Neary and by Lee Guinan Malone in the second half while Darcy Lawless really produced the goods between the posts and was only beaten once in the shoot-out. Luke Kelly was just outstanding for AC Celtic and together with Ciaran Colclough, Joe Carmody, Matthew Nally, Sean Dowd and Oisin Langan were most unfortunate to be on a losing side in a fantastic effort in an amazing game.


Seanie Farrell Bags a Hat Trick for Villa U14s

Posted by templevilla on February 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)


ADSL U14 Premier League

Ballinahown 1 v 6 Temple Villa


Temple villa travelled to Pollagh on Saturday in the under 14 premier league. With games in hand over the teams above the Villa lads knew 3 points would be very important from this game,


The Mount Temple squad played quick passing, attacking football which was a joy to watch. Goals from spainish striker Ignessio, captain Harry Cornally and 2 from Sean Farrell saw Temple villa 4-0 up at half time.


Ballinahown put Villa under pressure in the second half but found a rock solid defence hard to break down. Sean Farrell scored mid way into the second half with a fantastic volley into the top corner. A wonderful way to finish for his third of the game. Ballinahown did manage to pull one back late on but it was Villa who would have the final say, Adam Neary scoring late on from a corner.


This was a great display all over the pitch from the Villa lads. The lads worked hard as a team and it was hard to pick a man of the match such was the display from each of the players. Sean Farrell however gets the accolade for his wonderful finishing.


Next up for the lads is AC Celtic at home in the Connaught Cup Q/Final this Saturday in Mount Temple.


Well done lads !


Villa U14s into the Last 8 of the Connaught Cup

Posted by templevilla on December 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

U14 Connaught Cup

Temple Villa 1 v 0 Ballina Town


Temple Villa under 14s ended 2012 by booking their place in the last 8 of the Connaught Cup at the weekend.

This game was played under lights in the AIT and the Villa lads put on a fantastic display for all who attended.Their quick passing, attacking football was a joy to watch, while a rock solid defence never really looked in trouble.

The only goal came mid way through the first half when captain Harry Cornally ran half the pitch before firing into the bottom corner leaving the Ballina Town keeper with no chance.

With a bit more luck The Villa lads could have added more goals to the final score, but for the crossbar and a good keeper coming to Ballina's aid on more than a couple of occasions

Well done to all the players, this was a fantastic team performance and a great way to end the year. Now let's keep it going into 2013.

Come on the Villa !


Hasta la Vista St.Peters !

Posted by templevilla on December 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Under-14 Division 1: ST.PETERS 3 : 7 TEMPLE VILLA U14s


Temple Villa's Spanish player Ignacio Ybanez scored a sensational hat-trick in a magnificent 7-3 win over St.Peters in untypical Spanish weather amid sometimes torrential rain in McCarthy Park on Sunday morning.

There was a big Spanish influence on Villa's win with two sets of Spanish twins all playing a big role in this win. Ignacio scored a brilliant hat-trick while his twin brother Javier Ybanez was outstanding in the heart of the Villa defence while Beltran Guitierrez ran the midfield with his twin brother Alonso having a fine game in goal. All four are in Ireland to learn English and together gave a football lesson in McCarthy Park.

Ignacio Ybanez opened the scoring with an early goal to put Villa in front. St.Peters struck back with a Brandon Quinn goal for 1-1. Ignacio then scored a brilliant second racing on to a through ball to score with a great low shot into the bottom corner.

St.Peters were back on level terms by the break following great play by Dylan Stewart who cut in along the end line and pulled a great ball back for Szymon Zaucha to score from close range. It was a fantastic contest as both sides defied the truly awful weather.

The game's best player Ignacio Ybanez had two goals ruled out for offside before completing his hat-trick showing electric pace to outrun the defence and then score with a great finish for a 3-2 lead. Jason Murphy then converted a penalty kick for 4-2 to put some daylight between the teams. Donagh Prendergast then scored a super goal for a 5-2 lead. Villa were now flying. Ignacio set up his Spanish colleague Beltran Gutierrez to hit the post.

Brandon Quinn then scored his second of the game scoring from a free kick before Donagh Prendergast scored his second hammering home high into the roof of the net to complete a sweeping Temple Villa move. Then in the last minute Liam Malynn added the last goal to round off a very impressive Temple Villa win.






U14s Overcome the Bay

Posted by templevilla on November 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

SFAI Cup 3rd Round

Hodson Bay - 2 vs 3 - Temple Villa U14s

On Saturday, the Temple Villa U14s booked their place in the next round of the SFAI Cup with a tough away win over Hodson Bay.

Villa went in at half time 2-1 up. Both goals coming from Adam Neary.

Hodson Bay pulled it back in the second half 2-2. But with 10 minutes remaining Sam Maxwell scored from 25 yards to win it for Villa.

This was a tough, hard-fought, but well deserved win for the Villa lads.

Well done to all involved.

Villa will next travel to Galway Hibs in Round 4. The winners will progress to the last remaining 32 in Ireland


Villa U14s hit Cregmore for 9 Without Reply !

Posted by templevilla on November 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Connaught Cup Under 14 last 32.

Temple Villa under 14s played host to Cregmore of Galway on Sunday last and booked their place in the last 16 of the competition with a very impressive performance.

Adam Neary scored 4, The in-form Ben Cox hit 3 and 1 each from Luke Gavin Mangan and Sam Maxwell saw Villa come away with a resounding 9-0 win.

Villa played great attacking football, that along with defending as a solid unit, saw the lads come through with another clean sheet.

Well done lads !