June 7th, 2012 — The Old Bhoys, Liam Flynn’s Baltimore Celtic Over 30 team, faced the Bay Area Striker in a semifinal playoff match on this Thursday night, and things did not start well for for the hoops. At the relatively early game start time of 9 PM, only 8 players had arrived. The Old Bhoys lined up in a brave 3-3-1 and played keep away for half an hour, and, somehow, managed to keep the score 0-0. A half-hour after the start, two more players showed up but the Hoops never had more than ten. But Pablo Gonzalez ripped a shot from distance and found the back of the net shortly before the half putting the Old Bhoys in an improbable lead going into the break.
Mike Reed added to the tally shortly after the restart sending himself through by nutmegging Bay Area’s center back. After ten minutes or so of sustained pressure, however, the Bhoys conceded with about twenty minutes of regular time remaining. The defense, however, held firm, substitute keeper Ryan Reif made some clutch saves, and the Old Bhoys kept the scoreline 2-1 until Rohan Webber, poached another goal to seal the game at 3-1.
THe Bhoys now head to the Anne Arundel Spring 2012 Over 30 Championship Match against Crofton United on Thursday, June 14th at place tbd!!!
June 3rd, 2012 — Liam Flynn’s Baltimore Celtic FC Unlimited Team was back in action today against BTFOOM in their second to last regular season appearance in the Anne Arundel Spring league. Rafiq Gharbi reprised his role as midfield playmakers, paired with Sean Edwards, and the two of them threatened throughout. Indeed, it was Gharbi who scored, unassisted, in the 80th minute to seal the 1-0 victory for the bhoys. THe team now sits comfortably in second place and a win June 10th against Dutch Oven will put the hoops through to the playoffs.
Liam Flynn’s Baltimore Celtic FC Over 30 finished their regular season in second place with a 6-2-2 record. Their semifinal playoff game is Thursday, June 7th at 9 PM at place tbd.
The unlimited team had the week off due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The Over 40 Masters team saw their game called due to lightning.
The Over 30 team played their final regular season game and dismantled Pax City 6-1 on Thursday, May 31st. This win secures a second seed in the playoffs for the Old Bhoys who have finished their regular season in second place after only two seasons playing together!
On Sunday, May 20th the Unlimited Team defeated Imperial FC 6-0.
In old guy news, until this week’s match-ups the Baltimore Spurs were in first place in both the over 30 and the Over 40 Leagues. Unfortunately for them, the Bhoys in white and green hoops did the double on them, winning on both Tuesday and Thursday nights!
First, on Tuesday, May 22, the Baltimore Celtic Masters team defeated the Spurs 2-1. Then, on Thursday, May 24th, the Old Bhoys (Baltimore Celtic’s Over 30 team) defeated Spurs again, this time 3-1 in a very testy encounter that saw each team receive a straight red in the final five minutes.
Inconsistent attendance has hampered the Over 40 team’s ability to achieve the same high level results as the Over 30 and unlimited teams, so, at this stage, it is unlikely (though mathematically still possible for the Masters to make the playoffs). The Unlimited and Over 30 teams, however, are both sitting comfortably in second place in their respective leagues, so both are pretty much assured of play-off berths, with the Old Bhoys likley to face new rivals Spurs in a playoff rematch. #werunthis
5/13 – The unlims defeated ASA 12-0.
5/15 – The Masters (Over 40) game was rained out.
5/17 – The Old Bhoys (Over 30) won 3-2.
As of right now the unlimited team is in third place and the over 30 team is in second place in their respective leagues and both are likely to make the playoffs this season. Come on you hoops!!!
On Sunday May, 6 the Unlimited team drew with Bayern 2-2. Goals by Mike Jeter and Eric McPhee.
On Tuesday, May 8, the Over 40 team, playing two men short due to bad attendance, lost 3-1. It was 1-1 at the half so a hell of an effort by those who showed up.
On Thursday, May 10, the old bhoys over 30 team defeated Madballs despite their rough play by a score of 5-3.
On Sunday, April 29th, the Unlimited team defeated Maryland Majors Division 1 side Portside FC 1-0 with the bhoys only goal coming from Mike Jeter.
On Tuesday, May 1, the Masters team, missing several players to injury and lead scorer Victor Sanchez to red card suspension, lost to the Bay Area Strikers.
On Thursday, May 3rd, the Over 30 team’s game was cancelled due to lighting.
On Sunday, April 22, the unlimited team won 3-0 getting their season back on track.
On Tuesday, April 24, the Masters (Over 40) team won 4-1.
On Thursday, April 26, the Old Bhoys (Over 30) team drew 3-3 in a hotly contested, chippy game that saw two straight reds (one for each team) late in second half.
The unlims are now 2-1-1, the Masters are 2-2-1 and the Old Bhoys are 2-2-1.
On Sunday, April 15th, the unlimited team suffered their first loss of the season. The buoys are still having attendance problems, and only 11 players were on hand. The lack of subs and some bad calls sealed the team’s fate on this day. At any rate, team management is now clear that it needs to add more players before the fall season.
On Tuesday, April 17th, the over 40 Masters Team also suffered its first loss of the season, falling 5-1 to AC Pasadena.
The Old Bhoys, Baltimore Celtic’s Over 30 team, rescued the Club from a horrible week and secured a measure of revenge for the Over 40 team by dismantling AC Pasadena 5-3! Down 2-1 at the half, the old bhoys took the field in the second half, starting spreading the field, moving the ball around, and within five minutes Victor Sanchez had banged home a goal (one of three for the night) off a cross from Justin Young. The other two goals were by Nigel Fullerton and Mario Inacio. The Old Bhoys are now 2-1-1 (the Unlims are 1-1-1 and the Masters are 1-2-1).