No sooner have we concluded a positive 2019/20 campaign which saw both teams secure fourth place in their respective divisions, then we're starting our preparations for the new season.
We will be back training in our regular schedule from Monday 14 September at 7.45pm in Marlay Park and Wednesday 16 September at 8.45pm in Benildus College. Maps for both locations are shown below
If you're interested in joining the club for the new season, please contact Alan on 0863612381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlay Park Astro
The astro pitch is located beside the car-park next to the College Road entrance to Marlay Park. The changing facilities are currently unavailable due to COVID restrictions.
Benildus College Astro
There is a large GAA astro pitch with two soccer pitches running across it located around the back of the school. It is also very close to Kilmacud Luas stop, entering through the back entrance to the school
The changing facilities are currently unavailable due to COVID restrictions.
About fourteen months after we re-convened for pre-season, the campaign has finally concluded with fourth-placed finishes for both Seaford sides, courtesy of the Premiers' win over Dublin Airport.
You can read all about our season here.
And we'll be back in no time with training ahead of the 2020/21 season starting on Monday 14 September. Contact Alan on 086 3612381 or email@example.com for further details.
The Majors trounced Pegasus St James's in their final match of the season.... but still fell some way short of their target to overhaul the goal difference deficit to third-placed Kilnamanagh, so it looks like another season in Major 1A for the club.
Overall it's been a very positive season, with both teams looking set for fourth placed finishes in their respective divisions.
We'll have full reports on the 2019/20 campaign up on the website soon.
The Majors have bounced back from some disheartening results either side of lockdown with three straight wins to move them level with Kilnamanagh as they seek a second consecutive promotion.
Following a resounding win over Drumcondra and a gritty victory at Kilnamanagh, two Al Kennedy goals secured a 2-0 success at home against Columbas Rovers. Read all about it here.
Although the club has been delighted to return to action after the easing of COVID restrictions, the first weekend has been one of frustration for Seaford, largely due to a couple of injury time penalty decisions.
There was good news in that the temporary re-opening of the LSL transfer window to facilitate the signing of free agents enabled some fine players to come back to the club, with the likes of Matty Sheehan and Conor Geoghegan returning to the Penguins.
The Majors couldn't have had a tougher fixture list , facing the top two in the space of three days, with a mounting injury list. Sacred Heart showed no rustiness in the first game, back, easing to a 5-3 win in Killinarden Hill, before a highly controversial ending to the match against Portmanock at Rockfield Park saw the visitors nick a last-gasp draw after a strange penalty decision.
Meanwhile, the Premiers, having gone the entire league campaign without a single draw, have now had two in a row, both on the road. They were desperately unlucky not to take more from their first game back. Goals from Christian McKenna, Matteo La Placa and Peter Tierney capped a fine performance away to Stella East Wall, but the hosts has the last say to grab a 3-3 draw. Then followed a trip to Vianney Boys where Seaford fell behind early on only for Geoghegan to smash home a stunning volley to level the scores.
There's no let up in the hectic schedule, as the Majors travel to face Drumcondra on Saturday 25, while the Premiers have a double header, at Rockfield Park, hosting Garda and then Transport next weekend.
Seaford Rock United 4-0 Greenhills Greenpark
LSL Sun Premier
25 April 2013
Seaford bounced back from heartbreak in the cup semi-final days earlier with a brilliant performance that showcased the potential of the young attackers in the line-up.
Just days earlier, Seaford had been eliminated from the Polikoff Cup in the cruellest manner possible, losing a semi-final against Liffey Valley Rangers 0-1 in injury time, courtesy of a fluke own goal scored by stalwart Barry Shortt. The following Thursday they welcomed Greenhills Greenpark FC, who were at the beginning of a charge through the LSL junior divisions that would lead them into the intermediate ranks. In particular, they had won nine matches in a row, several of them by massive margins, as they stormed through the Premier Division.
It was a similar Seaford side that took to the field, with the only change being at centre back where John Power came in for Stevie Robinson. That meant the same energetic and skilful front four, who hassled the more experienced Greenhills defence from the outset, as Seaford edged the opening exchanges.
Man of the Match Rory O’Huiginn created the opening goal for Collie Barrett, as the playmaker dropped his shoulder to evade a defender before laying Barrett in, who still had a lot to do to beat another opponent before stabbing it home at the near post.
Skipper Mark Hanratty almost made it two with a ferocious half-volley from 25 yards after a sloppy Greenhills pass out from the back, which the keeper parried away, but late in the first half Seaford did manage to double their advantage. Yet again it was caused by the relentless pressing by the blues’ attackers, leading to a three-on-two. Mark Sullivan squared the ball to Barrett whose mis-cue diverted the ball to Collie Dolan, and the winger took a touch before converting.
Greenhills had their best spell early in the second half as they threatened to find a way back into the match, but the result was put beyond doubt when Hanratty converted a penalty on the hour mark, which O’Huiginn had run with yet another tenacious recovery of the ball in an advanced area. And Seaford made it 4-0 courtesy of a typically clever free kick routine orchestrated by Hanratty, who feigned to shoot but instead laid in Sullivan to slot into the net.
The win proved crucial for Seaford as they eventually managed to sneak into the promotion places at the end of the season, despite losing two of their three remaining matches.
,21 May 2014, 7.00pm