MOUNTSHANNON CELTIC FC was formed in July 1990 following a meeting of interested people, in Paddy Bugler’s Bar, Mountshannon. Mike Nash and Liam Waterstone undertook the work in the formation of the club. Indeed without the generosity of the latter Mountshannon Celtic would not exist today. A senior team was entered in the third division of the Clare and District Soccer League and won their first game beating Corofin 2-1 in Mountshannon. Since that time the senior team has moved up the divisions and is now with the top teams in the county.
In the first season an under 14 team was organised and competed equally with teams from all over Clare. Over the years many Mountshannon players have been selected for the Clare Schoolboys Soccer League panel with the following representing Clare at inter county level: Michael and Patrick Moroney, Barry O’Halloran, Jason Horan, Paul Dooley, Colm Madden, Stephen McGuire, Tomas MacNamara, Robert Slater, Manus McGuire, Cillin MacNamara, Paul O’Rourke, Eoin Quirke, Eoin MacMahon, Padraig Brady, David Melody, Colin Burke, Niall Dear,Martin Cunningham,Andrew O’Dwyer, Samuel Slater and Conor Aspel. The club draws on membership from Whitegate, Mountshannon, Scariff, Tuamgraney, Bodyke, Feakle and Ogonelloe
The club has achieved notable success at underage level
1991-92 U14 cup winners
1992-93 U14 cup runners up
1993-94 U15 cup winners
1994-95 U16 cup runners up
2005-06 U11 Division 3 winners
2008-09 U14 Cup Runners up
2009/10 U11 Girls league and cup runners up
2010/11 U12 Girls League and Cup Winners
This success can be attributed to the hard work of people like Liam Waterstone and Liam Glass who have successfully coached and nurtured the underage teams over the years with many players now playing for the Senior team and a number having been offered trials for English clubs. From 2003-2010, Clive Slater managed the under age section of the club and in that time the club moved to having 4 schoolboys and girls teams playing soccer and with a membership of over 100. This success has been attributable to the hard work of a number of parents, in particular Tommy Melody, Gary Dear, Liam Glass and Marie Barrett. In 2010 Clive Slater stepped down as Schoolboys administrator and Gary Dear took over the role. At times the development has proved very tough going, particularly against some of the larger Ennis clubs, but the players continue to improve all the time and in 2005-2006 the club achieved it’s first schoolboy league title. In 2008 for the first time, Mountshannon entered an all girls team in blitzes at Lees Road Ennis and in the following season the girls achieved runners up spot in both the league and cup.
The club has always had a membership policy encouraging involvement and enthusiasm above ability.
Anyone interested in joining should contact the relevant team manager noted below.
|Club Chairman||Martin MacNamara||087 6679434|
|Secretary||Kevin Dooley||087 6941834|
|Schoolboys Administrator||Gary Dear||061 922992/087 7665091|
|Children’s Officer||Siobhan McMahon||061 921842/087 0762601|
|U12s and U19s Manager||Gary Dear||087 7665091|
|Senior Manager||Liam Glass||087 9413686|