The Youths were defeated by 6 goals to nil vs Nenagh in the Cup.
The U16′s were beaten in the Midlands Shield by 2 goals to 1 vs Burrin Rangers of Carlow. Oisin Conaty got the Ardcroney goal
The U12′s lost their first game of the season against Shinrone at home on Saturday. It finished 1 nil.
Ardcroney traveled to Roscrea on Sunday for this Division 1 clash with the hosts top of the league and Ardcroney struggling for any kind of form.
Ardcroney set up defensively with a 4-5-1 formation hoping to catch Roscrea on the counter attack but it was a counter from the home team which broke the deadlock after just 5 minutes. A quick ball through the middle and a scuffed shot dropped to the Roscrea centre forward who converted from close range.
Ardcroney heads didn’t drop, however, and they fought back with Paul Farrell breaking through and finishing powerfully to the bottom corner. The deadlock was broken again shortly after when Roscrea bagged a second from a towering header. Paddy Reddin replaced the injured Kieran Holland and his first action was to pick the ball out of the net from a superb volley and shortly afterwards Roscrea made it 4 after a deflected header caught out Paddy in the goals. Just before halftime, Ollie Sheehan won a penalty after a quick throw into the box and Pat McLoughney converted coolly to leave the score at 4-2 at the break.
Unfortunately this is where the fightback finished for Ardcroney as Roscrea bagged 3 more impressive goals and dominated the game to finish the game with an impressive 7-2 victory.
Team: Kieran Holland, Mark Spain, Stephen Stack, David Slattery, Brian McLoughlin, Philip Blackwell, Garry Curran, Ollie Sheehan, Pat McLoughney, Simon Curran, Paul Farrell
Subs: Paddy Reddin, Roman Stserbits
Ardcroney traveled to Thurles to take on the home team in a hard fought encounter that was end to end at times but always dominated by the hosts.
The game started at a lively pace with both teams trying to get a grip on the game, the wet conditions slowed the pace of the ball slightly but never stalled the intensity. Borroway settled faster and were much more comfortable in possession and took and early lead from an unlucky break finished off in classy fashion.
The lead was doubled before halftime, when Borroway worked an opening on the edge of the box, with two shots being blocked, one from Kieran Holland and one from Ian McSherry on the line before the ball was stroked into the corner of the net.
Ardcroney settled into the game a bit more and created a few openings but could not make the breakthrough before halftime. After the break things were much the same, a change to 4-4-2 solidified things a little but Ardcroney never quite got a grip on game and failed to create anything more than a few half chances.
Team: Kieran Holland, Ian McSherry, David Slattery, Paul Farrell, Stephen Stack, Philip Blackwell, Danny Wisniewski, Mark Spain, Patrick McLoughney, Simon Curran, Garry Curran
Subs: Jamie Heffernan, Roman Stserbits
The u13′s played out a thrilling 3 all draw with Killavilla on Saturday. Ardcroney took the lead through Sean Hogan who burst with great pace through the midfield, beating 4 players before finishing superbly to the bottom corner.
The lead was doubled not long after when Colm Fogarty curled a corner straight into net, beating the keeper at the far post and he replicated this feat early in the second half with an almost identical corner.
Despite the advantage, Ardcroney let a bit of panic set in and conceded 3 goals in the last 20 minutes, despite some heroic defending. A disappointing end to the game after such an accomplished first half performance
The Junior team slumped to a poor 2 nil defeat against a ten-man Clonmore side on Sunday
The u16′s had a great victory over Nenagh at the weekend in Brickfields. A battling performance with great displays from every player. Martin Grace bagged both goals and had a great game. This win is a massive boost for the team who have a trip to Glasgow to look forward to next, where they will take on Celtic u16′s.
The u12′s had an impressive victory over Cloughjordan on Saturday. Aaron Morgan and Cormac Doheny both bagged hattricks in this game with the whole team impressing. Dylan Noonan-Kelly starred in goal with Barry Shanahan having a great game at left back. Mikey Houlihan was his usual busy self with Colm Fogarty always a threat with his powerful left foot.
The juniors played out a 2-2 draw with Nenagh Celtic B in Ardcroney today. Ardcroney took an early lead through and own goal after a Pat McLoughney cross from the right was deflected in. Celtic leveled matters not long after with a sensational free kick from 25 yards out went in off the under side of the bar.
Celtic pushed forward and were rewarded after some clever play on the edge of box put their centre midfielder in to round Kieran Holland and tap home. Almost straight away, Ardcroney responded through Garry Curran who lobbed their keeper from the 12 yards out after the ball was flicked through,
The u12′s claimed a great victory over Rearcross in torrential rain on Saturday, The home team settled better and stunned Ardcroney with two goals in the first 5 minutes, both coming from some indecision in the penalty area, but that was to be the end of Rearcross as far as goals were concerned with Ardcroney responding in fine fashion.
Colm Fogarty got the first with a piledriver of a free kick and doubled his tally after the break with an emphatic finish after some great passing movement down the left wing from Colm, Cian Mannion and Shane McAteer,
Ardcroney took the lead with another great strike, this time from Mikey Houlihan who picked up the ball outside the area and nearly broke the net with an amazing strike on goal. Conor Doheny rounded off the scoring with a lovely back post header after more great work down the wing from Shane McAteer.
Credit to Rearcross who never stopped attacking and also to their goalkeeper who had a super game. For Ardcroney a big mention for defenders Tom Duggan, Ronan O’Meara and Cian Mannion who dominated in the second half.
The Juniors away game vs Clonmore was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch
The Youths were defeated 2-1 at home to Arra Rovers on Saturday
The u15′s game vs BT Harps was abandoned due to an unplayable pitch
A depleted u13 team were defeated away to Clodiagh Rangers on Saturday morning