End of Season 2015-2016
The Academy finished training for the season with a final training session followed by a party and medal presentation on Saturday last at Fossa. A great day was had by all children, with Jerry Hayes’ U7’s kicking off proceedings with a training session and match, followed by a medal presentation and party. An hour later, Alberto Mendoza and Pa Murphy’s group, the u8 followed the same schedule and finally Liam Murphy’s U10’s played a match and then enjoyed the party and medal presentation.
There was great excitement at each of the medal presentations and the children enjoyed the party where there was no shortage of food thanks to the generosity of the parents who brought goodies along for the party. In his speech, chairman Pa Murphy thanked all present for their hard work over the season, particularly the children who braved all the elements across the year to train with their team mates. He also thanked the parents for their support and dedication to the club as well as the Academy Main Sponsor Denis Murphy of Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan for their support and Portalis Limited for its support of the youths sides at U12 and U13’s. Finally he paid tribute to the hard working coaches for giving their time every Saturday to train the future stars of the club.
U7’s with Head Coach Jerry Hayes
U8’s with coaches Pa Murphy and Alberto Mendoza
U10’s with head coach Liam Murphy
Historical day for our club
MEK United FC:
MEK United held our first training session last Saturday, the 28th of Feb. The sessions took place at the AstroTurf pitch in Fossa. The U6/7 session was first up, between 2 and 2;45pm with over 40 children taking part. A very enjoyable session was had by one and all and the weather held off. We had plenty of coaches to impart some knowledge and to make the session fun for all the children.
We had a second session between 2-3 pm where our head coach Pa Murphy led the proceedings with some great help. The session went fantastic with almost 25 kids doing various drills and playing games culminating in a match at the end. The level of talent on display was sublime.
Trevor Anderson took charge of the third session for the older kids and a great session was had by the more mature group.
A great day was had and a special thanks must go to all the coaches Pa, Liam, Patrick, jerry, Shari, James, Mick, Sean, Aaron, Trevor as well as Anne and Ceire who helped turn this dream into a reality for us.
It was a truly amazing feeling to see the MEK dream – stemming from a conversation outside the school gate, finally come to fruition. A very big thank you to all the parents who brought their kids and a special thank you to all the kids who came and gave their all in a fun, action packed afternoon.
Next training is next Saturday at Fossa. Details from Chairman Pa 087-7943220 or Vice Chairman Liam 087-4145662