Paddy Kelly (Prospect, Hyde Rgs, Ballyclough, Pike, Janesboro, Limerick, Irish Youths
Jackie Ryan (Hyde Rgs, Ballynanty, Fairview, Limerick Utd, Thurles Town and Ireland)
Limerickjuniorsoccer.com Player of the Year
John Tierney, Pike Rvs silky midfielder was named 2013/14 Limerickjuniorsoccer.com Player of the Year.
The Knockainey native was superb in Pike’s double winning season and marked a fine campaign with selection on the Irish Junior side.
John held off the challenge of team mate Pat Mullins and Ballynanty’s Ken Meehan to take the award.
Junior Soccer Team of the Season 2013/14
The Lawson Cup brought the 2013/14 season to a close and while there is still a Div Two Cup final to be played for all others it’s time for a well earned rest.
Trying to pick a team of the season does not get any easier and while I had the assistance of literally hundreds of submissions, it still was not cut and dry.
As usual the Premier League was the main sticking point.
The goalkeeper position was a straight choice between Gary Neville and Stephen McNamara and while the Balla man sparkled in the FAI, the performances of Neville in the League run-in, particularly in the draw with Geraldines, tipped the balance his way.
Along with the defenders selected on the final line up, Geraldines’ Danny O’Neill was very close to selection. The O’Donovan brother Wayne and Eddie and Dara Hughes also found favour with the judges.
Midfield was the closest call. Such was the strength of the of the talent on offer we could find no place for Aidan Hurley, Tom Lyons, Colin Daly, Christy O’Neill or Pat Boyle to name just a few while injury restricted Shane Waters to just 13 appearances this season.
Up front the usual suspects made the cut but they were run very close by the likes of Mark McGrath, Pat Moloney, Seamus O’Carroll and Cian Collins.
As usual the Premier team of the season hails from the top few clubs who seem to hoard the trophies and invariably I get grief for ignoring the bottom half of the table.
My XI from the “others” would read; Rob Shier Regional Utd, Diarmuid Green Wembley, James O'Donnell Summerville Rvs, Jimmy Fyffe Corbally Utd, David Cowpar Regional Utd, Steven Bradley Fairview Rgs, Shane O'Doherty Regional Utd, Kieran O'Connell Regional Utd, Darren O'Sullivan Summerville Rvs, Adam Frahill Aisling Annacotty, Ken Nealon Regional Utd .
Anyway here goes……….
Gary Neville Pike Rvs, Gavin O'Shea Pike Rvs, Ian Storan Geraldines, Ken Meehan Ballynanty Rvs, Pat Mullins Pike Rvs, Dermot Fitzgerald Ballynanty Rvs, Mike O'Gorman Janesboro, John Tierney Pike Rvs, Shane Clarke Janesboro, Jon Grant Carew Park, Colin Scanlon Geraldines, Reserves, Stephen McNamara Ballynanty Rvs, John Boyle Pike Rvs, Tom Clarke Janesboro, Bobby Tier Geraldines
Shane Barry Knockainey, Dinny Aherne Knockainey, Grant Murphy Moyross, Ken McNamara Moyross, Mark Hartigan Knockainey, Keith Colbert Moyross, Ger Burke Mungret, Peter O'Sullivan Newport, Barry Danagher Mungret, Karl Meehan Caherdavin, Adrian Power Moyross, Reserves, Nick Hayes Knockainey, Jason Heffernan Kilmallock, James McNamara Moyross, Pat Sheehan Caherdavin
Denis O'Connor Murroe, Mike Fitzgerald Cappamore, Derek Kelly Fairview Rgs, Brian O'Leary Cappamore, Shane Corkery Charleville, Mike Ryan Cappamore, Denis Fitzgerald Cappamore, Philip Clancy Murroe, Mark McManus Regional Utd, Alan Wallace Cappamore, Shane Dillon Charleville, Reserves, Brian Fitzgerald Cappamore, Dave McPhillips Corbally Utd, Willie Barrett Fairview Rgs, Drew McLean Murroe
Steven O'Connell Holycross, Anthony Collins Lisnagry, Adam O'Riordan Holycross, Niall Hourigan Holycross, Ollie Kenny Lisnagry, Mike Leahy Herbertstown, Paudie Byrnes Lisnagry, Niall O'Riordan Holycross, Ryan Deere Herbertstown, Sean Byrnes Lisnagry, Gary Higgins Weston Villa, Reserves, Andy O'Neill Holycross, Paul O'Brien St Pats, Pat Whelan Athlunkard Villa, Alan Morton Geraldines B
Wayne Cronin Southend, Stuart Bussoli Southend, Ian Brennan Summerville Rvs B, Mike Keane Glenview Rvs, Declan Considine Southend, Steven Grant Southend, James Lyons Southend, Lee Reddan Hill Celtic, Barry Gibbons Southend, Gary Kelly Hill Celtic, Sean McCormack Charleville, Reserves, Paul Goodman Hill Celtic, Kieran O'Donoghue Charleville, Thomas Hogan Caledonians, Dave Nash Summerville Rvs B
Eddie Hughes Northside, Richie Neill Northside, Gary Ryan Northside, John Sheehan Moyross B, Mark Reddan Northside, Des Fitzgerald Northside, Shane Guerin Northside, Neil McGourty Granville Rgs B, Frank Daly Northside, Danny Sheehan Moyross B, Ken Griffin Northside, Reserves, Jamie Daly Northside, Robert McNamara Moyross B, Jason Benn Granville Rgs B, Pa Roche Moyross B
Alex Kelly Star Rvs, Sean Casey Croom Utd, Alan Lyons Star Rvs, Paul Lyons Star Rvs, Conor McCarthy Aisling Annacotty, Willie O'Shaughnessy Star Rvs, Dillon Murphy Croom Utd, Barry Roche Croom Utd, Graham Power Aisling Annacotty, Thomas Butler Star Rvs, Paul Campbell Star Rvs, Reserves, Peter Moloney Croom Utd, Lee Ivory Aisling Annacotty, Ray Shinnors Croom Utd, Conor Laffan Croom Utd
Fitzgerald Athlunkard V, Seamus McCarthy Athlunkard V, Ian Whelan Athlunkard V,
Aidan Ryan Castle Utd, Andy Meehan Hyde Rgs, Shane Lyons Castle Utd, Christian
Kerley Athlunkard V, Colin Ryan Cappamore, Dermot McCarthy Castle Utd, Adam
Keogh Cappamore, Eric Conroy Cappamore, Reserves, Richie Fox Athlunkard V,
Darragh McNamara Hill Celtic, Mike Heelan Castle Utd, Anthony Begley Moyross
Youth and Under 17Team of the Season 2013/14
Youth Div One
Evan Moloney Fairview Rgs, Aaron Power Ballynanty, Ryan Earls Ballynanty, Conor Madigan Fairview Rgs, Adam Coleman Regional Utd, Stuart Barry Regional Utd, Dylan Frawley Fairview Rgs, Conor Madden Fairview Rgs, Kieran Long Fairview Rgs, Jamie Bromell Ballynanty, Aaron Nunan Corbally Utd, Reserves, Liam Brock Ballynanty, James Cleary Ballynanty, Keith Mawdsley Newport, Ger Fitzpatrick Regional Utd
Youth Div Two
Stephen O'Connell Holycross, Jack Cleary Aisling, Keith Curran Star Rvs, Chris Browne Holycross, Sean O'Riordan Holycross, Owen Tracey Star Rvs, Peter Holman Caledonians, Keegan Park Aisling, Sean Finn Holycross, Wesley O'Sullivan Caledonians, Brian O'Donovan Aisling, Reserves, James Meany Holycross, John McManus Mungret Reg, Aidan O'Brien Caledonians
Shane Cronin Parkville
Under 17 Div One
Richard Hayes Regional Utd, Dean Curran Corbally Utd, Alan Murphy Mungret Reg, Kyle Cotter Regional Utd, Ryan Mawdsley Herbertstown, Declan Cusack Regional Utd, Clyde O'Connell Mungret Reg, Pat McDonagh Herbertstown, Evan O'Connor Aisling, Liam McCartan Regional Utd, Sam Warde Mungret Reg, Reserves, David Hannon Herbertstown, Nathan Clancy Regional Utd, Nathan Randles Corbally Utd, Ed Valatka Regional Utd
Under 17 Div Two
Jack O'Brien Aisling, Kevin Howard Summerville, Keith Staunton Caherdavin, David Broderick Caherdavin, Luke Moylan Caherdavin, Evan O'Grady Summerville, Jamie Moore Caherdavin, Peter Casey Caherdavin, Cian McSweeney Summerville, Marcus McMenamy Caherdavin, Jim Ryan Coonagh, Reserves, Sean Keane Glenview, Shane McNamara Parkville, Jason Callinan Caherdavin, Jason Daly Aisling