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    Greatest Junior Footie Moment

    What would be ur greatest memory from a game of junior ball. the one that makes a remember the good ol days when ur team is struggling.

    Mine would deffo be from a couple of seasons back after a couple of promotions in the previous few years we worked our way up the divisions and were on verge of promotion to premier league for first time in clubs history. We blew the league title on last day of the season so ended up in a playoff for the 2nd promotion spot. Started the play off less two of our best players due to injury and were 2 nil down after 10 mins. steadied the ship to half time . Cant remember much being said at half time , but have never seen a transformation in a team like it for the resumption of the 2nd half( ala liverpool Vs Ac Milan in champs league final from a few years back) . We scored early 2-1, then equalised with about ten minutes to go. The game just went end to end for last 10 mins and in about 94th min our 17 year old sub who we brought on at left back ghosted in at the back post on the right side ( however he ended up on the right wing when he was meant to be playing left back ill never know) to prob the ball over the line for his first goal for the club. Cue wild celebrations, was madness. Definatly my top memory from my 18 years in the game.
    Consecutive relegations since in what were 2 nightmare seasons where everything that could go wrong went wrong might make ya wonder is it worth the effort ya put in, but thinking back on games like that play off just make sense on why we all plough on season after season

    Anyone else have there favourate junior games from there past glory days
    if it wasnt for birds and booze id have played for ireland juniors!!!!!

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    Knocking Ballymun Utd out of the FAI Junior cup mid 90's when they had about 5-6 junior internationals and thought they would cruise through. Fantastic feeling.
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    Declan Casey's Free Kick for Pike Rovers against a then star studded Clonmel Town a few years back, Second half of extra time, last 2 minutes. Epic.

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    That goal was against St. Kevin's Green Hoop. Great match that was had everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    That goal was against St. Kevin's Green Hoop. Great match that was had everything.
    Was it? Jesus,memories going..never a good sign.

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    and you call yourself a Pike man.....laughable

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbar View Post
    and you call yourself a Pike man.....laughable
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    Happy Memories

    Great thread!

    Mine would be beating Fairview in their own back yard on the way to winning the Junior Cup in 2000. Barry Flynn scored a free kick from 35 yards and just stood there with a blank expression on his face. As an ex View man he was stunned and I remember he cried like a baba in the dressing room after (sorry Bar). Then Declan Roche volleyed in the winner from the edge of the box and you could have heard a pin drop for about 2 seconds, before our entire squad and the usual 10 travelling supporters went berserk with delight. Everyone was shaking like leaves after the game with the pure adrenalin, and we knew there and then that our name was on the cup that season. Plus the View had beaten us in the final in '97 and the win excorcised a lot of demons.

    A big memory of the day was how Fairview were so gracious in defeat and gave us a great ovation and reception afterwards in their clubhouse. Absolute class. One exception was the forty-something lady who hopped on the coach as we were leaving and gave our keeper Mick Dowd a perfect right hook to the nose. Improved Micks looks no end.

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    Mine would be beating portmarnock in the fai junior cup final of 2003 thus excorcising that crushing defeat of 2000(only joking Dr.Mad ) No i would have to say beating carrick in the 2004 final was the sweetest,match was played in the rsc with carrick having approx 4000 supporters compared to a few hundred of ours

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    While the memory & details are a bit sketchy and open to correction – the main points of a golden moment for me was in 1994 when Clonmel Town won the FAI. While the final was an undoubtedly great afternoon, the one-sidedness of the game didn’t give it the same excitement of (and here’s where I’m open to correction) the quarter final at home to Neilstown of Dublin. This was back in the days of the Dubs dominating the competition so there was a big buzz with their visit. ‘Twas a miserable wet day (try and picture that in Clonmel) but a good crowd was in. ‘Town were 1 down well into the second half but equalized with not much time remaining. Then in the closing moments with the crowd all in close to the pitch and actually cheering on the team (doesn’t happen enough these days) one of ‘Town’s all time greats Ollie Cahill scores a great header to clinch the match.
    Ok maybe you had to be there but a moment that I’ll remember for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lim abroad View Post
    Mine would be beating portmarnock in the fai junior cup final of 2003 thus excorcising that crushing defeat of 2000(only joking Dr.Mad ) No i would have to say beating carrick in the 2004 final was the sweetest,match was played in the rsc with carrick having approx 4000 supporters compared to a few hundred of ours
    Mine would be the same game against Carrick.
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    Memories

    Mine was in London playing for a Sunday morning pub team. We were playing against a good young team (they even had track suits!!). We went 2 down. The ball bounced in front of me in a crowded penalty box. Panic get rid of it. Volleyed it. However straight at the refs head. He collapsed - out cold. Game abandoned ref taken to hospital. He was ok - probably too much Stella the night before. In the replay we won with a poxy goal late in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinabhuil View Post
    Mine was in London playing for a Sunday morning pub team. We were playing against a good young team (they even had track suits!!). We went 2 down. The ball bounced in front of me in a crowded penalty box. Panic get rid of it. Volleyed it. However straight at the refs head. He collapsed - out cold. Game abandoned ref taken to hospital. He was ok - probably too much Stella the night before. In the replay we won with a poxy goal late in the game.
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    fairview's first game in the FAI senior cup, against a leinster senior side (is still a proud moment for a junior team) down to 10 men, behind twice , equalise twice and then heading into injury time get the winner with ten men..... what celebrations at the fairgreen
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    Winning the 2A league and Cup double with Pike B last season. Small crumbs to most people but our B team had won nothing for twenty years. Great season for all involved. And for B players involved for years it was a nice change from the struggles we were (and again this season are) used to!! Favourite A team moment is the thrashing of Balla in the Munster Junior Cup Final and also the home win against St. Kevins with Special K's free kick as mentioned already above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galla View Post
    While the memory & details are a bit sketchy and open to correction – the main points of a golden moment for me was in 1994 when Clonmel Town won the FAI. While the final was an undoubtedly great afternoon, the one-sidedness of the game didn’t give it the same excitement of (and here’s where I’m open to correction) the quarter final at home to Neilstown of Dublin. This was back in the days of the Dubs dominating the competition so there was a big buzz with their visit. ‘Twas a miserable wet day (try and picture that in Clonmel) but a good crowd was in. ‘Town were 1 down well into the second half but equalized with not much time remaining. Then in the closing moments with the crowd all in close to the pitch and actually cheering on the team (doesn’t happen enough these days) one of ‘Town’s all time greats Ollie Cahill scores a great header to clinch the match.
    Ok maybe you had to be there but a moment that I’ll remember for a while!
    I think you maybe thinking of the St Pauls match in the quarter final, when Town scored two in the last five miutes. Tommy Hewitt equalised and Paul Scully ( another Town great) got the winner. That was a great day. One of my favourites, was beating Evergreen of Clonmel in the area final 3-2, one of the truly great Junior matches ever played in Clonmel, it had everything you could want in a match. Happy days

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    Loving this thread!

    Gerry the Ferry - glad I made you happy with that.

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    mine would have to be when Rock Rovers played a very good Portmarnock team at home in Carrick on Suir in the last 16 of the FAI great game took them all the way to penos only to be beaten 5-4 Portmarnock had some junior internationals(Barry Flynn was one)in their team and it was a great expierience,the lad who missed the penalty still gets a slagging over it but his excuse was he missed on purpose because the club wouldnt be able to afford a long away trip in the next round!!!!!

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    I remember that Kamikaze, you should have beaten us in normal time that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mad View Post
    I remember that Kamikaze, you should have beaten us in normal time that day.

    Well i will have to go with what happened in the island field last sunday morning...Alan Mortan clearing his lines and the ball goes 50-60 yards up the field and colin gorey knocks the ball safely back to his keeper(well thats what he thought) but when the keeper went to control the bal with his leg it went straight under and into the back of the net...Greatest moment in Junior footie..I arrest my case!¬

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