06/02/2017: Boyle Celtic 2-0 VEC
VEC’s great run in this season’s FAI Junior Cup unfortunately came to an end in Boyle on Sunday when they went down on a 0-2 scoreline to Boyle Celtic.
04/02/2017: Boyle Celtic v VEC this Sunday in FAI Junior Cup last 16
VEC travel to Boyle this Sunday (Feb 5) to take on Boyle Celtic in the 7th round (last 16) of the FAI Junior Cup. This is a notable achievement by the Terenure based club and the UCFL would like to wish VEC the best of luck. The game will take place in Celtic Park, Boyle, kicking off at 2.00 p.m.
We would also like to wish Beech Park 2nds well in their LFA Junior Shield 4th round game against Broombridge also on Sunday afternoon.
14/01/2017: VEC reach FAI Junior Cup last 16
UCFL Premier Division champions VEC FC have reached the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup following a fully deserved 2-0 win over Buttevant FC I the VEC Sportsgrounds in Terenure on Saturday.
Two first half goals from Seamus Staunton gave them a lead which they never relinquished. VEC had looked threatening on a number of occasions before Staunton’s first approaching the half-hour mark. From a free kick he bent the ball low around the defensive wall and into the bottom corner.
Buttevant went close to equalising 3 minutes later when centre half Teddy O’Shea rose to head a corner just wide. But VEC went further ahead on 37 minutes, with Joey Byrne turning sharply in the box before laying the ball off to Staunton, who calmly slotted his second goal of the game.
There were to be no further goals as VEC defended their lead fairly comfortably, though there were a number of incidents which might have seen additional scores. VEC were relieved when centre half Neil O’Brien managed to turn the ball over his own bar on 58 minutes and then Anthony Dunne cleared another Buttevant effort off the line from the resultant corner.
However, VEC finished the game strongly, with Aidan Hyland shooting just wide and then just missing again with a lob during the last 10 minutes.
The draw for the last 16 of the competition will be made later this week.
03/12/2016: VEC reach FAI Junior Cup last 32
VEC reached the 6th round of the FAI junior Cup with a 4-0 win over Clara Town on Saturday. For some more details on the game please click here