Moy Villa Football Club History

On Tuesday 28th April 1992, a meeting took place in the Community Centre, Attymass, with the objective of forming a soccer club in the village.

The people present at the meeting were: Tony Gallagher, Fr Tom Colleary, Patrica Henry, Margaret Henry, Margaret Quinn, Tony Durkan, Jeremy Gallagher (RIP), Timothy Gallagher, John Naughton, Declan McGloin & Michael McGloin.

Jeremy Gallagher (RIP) & Michael McGloin are the two people responsible for proposing the new name, 'Moy Villa' for the Football Club.


First Club Committee

Chairman - Fr Tom Colleary
Vice Chairman - Tony Gallagher
Secretary - Margaret Quinn
Vice Secretary - Mary Gallagher
Treasurers - Margaret & Patrica Henry
P.R.O. - Pat Boyle


Club Trustees

Eugene Quinn - Curradrish
Patrick Gaughan - Carrowkerribla
Frank Murray - Byhalla
Eddie Ruane - Primrose Hill, Ballina


First Game & Debut Season 1992

Moy Villa made its Mayo League debut in August 1992 against Straide & Foxford United in the Reserve League. Moy Villa won the game in Attymass 6-2. Goalscorers on the day were Martin Kielty (2), Hugh O'Neill (2), Tim Gallagher & Michael Ferguson.

Moy Villa went on to finish as runners-up to Claremorris in its maiden season in 1992, and won promotion to Division 2.

The club gained promotion again in 1994 to Division 1.

Moy Villa B Team Debut 2010

Moy Villa B were introduced to the Mayo League in 2010, making their debut in Division Three. Their first competitive League fixture was away to Crossmolina B, losing 1-0.

The debut Moy Villa B team who played in first competitive game against Crossmolina B were: Eugene Carlin, Sean Garvin, Aubrey Mulherin, Brendan Egan, Jason Gilmartin, David Winters, Martin Kielty, Liam Corrigan, John Doherty, Tommy Melvin & Keith Moran.

Moy Villa B went on to finish fifth in Division Three in their maiden season, winning eight of their sixteen games played. They reached the semi-finals of the McHale Agri Stores Cup, losing to Ballina United.

Padraic Garvin was Moy Villa B's top scorer in Division Three, with 8 goals, including a Hat-Trick in a 5-0 win away to Conn Rangers B.

DIVISION THREE TABLE 2010/MOY VILLA B DEBUT

  PL  D L F GD  PTS 
Ballyhaunis Town  16 13  69  11 +58 40 
Ballina United 16  11 4 1 59 27 +32 37
Parkside Celtic 16 10 3 3 59 36 +23 33
Bangor Hibs B 16 9 1 6 45 34 +11 28
Moy Villa B 16 8 2 6 43 28 +15 26
Conn Rangers B  16 4 2 10 24 47 -23 14
Hollister 16 3 2 11 36 79 -43 11
Crossmolina B 16 3 1 12 24 54 -30 10
Ballyglass B  16 2 2 12 16 59 -43 8
 
 
It emerged that two teams in higher divisions, pulled out of the 2011 Mayo League season and as a result of this, Moy Villa B were elevated to League 2 (formally Division 2) for 2011.

On 11th November 2012, Moy Villa B won promotion to Mayo League 1, defeating Hollister 3-2 in the League 2 Promotion Play-Off Final in Milebush Park, Castlebar.


List of Committee Members 1992-Present


YEAR
CHAIRPERSON
 SECRETARY
 TREASURER
 P.R.O.
1992
 Fr Tom Colleary
 Margaret Quinn
 Patrica & Margaret Henry
 Pat Boyle
1993
 Fr Tom Colleary
 Margaret Quinn
 Frank Murray
 Pat Boyle
1994
 Tony Gallagher
 Mary Gallagher
 Frank Murray
 Chris Murray
1995
 Tony Gallagher
 Oliver Murray
 Eddie Quinn
 Mary Gallagher
1996
 James Smyth
 Martin Kielty
 Oliver Murray
 Gail O'Boyle
1997
 James Smyth
 Martin Kielty
 Sharon Smyth
 
1998
 Oliver Murray
 Martin Kielty
 Sharon Smyth
 
1999
 Martin Kielty
 Oliver Murray
 Sharon Smyth
 
2000
 P.J. Moyles
 Martin Kielty
 Annette Moyles
 Gary Carey
2001
 Kenneth Langan
 Martin Kielty
 Brian Culkin
 Patrick Egan
2002
 Brian Culkin
 Martin Kielty
 Kenneth Langan
 
2003
 Brian Culkin
 Martin Kielty
 Kenneth Langan
 
2004
 Paul Bradley
 Martin Kielty
 Paul Geraghty
 
2005
 Paul Ginty
 Martin Kielty
 Paul Geraghty
 Paul Bradley
2006
 Paul Ginty
 Martin Kielty
 Paul Geraghty
 Michael Forde
2007
 Paul Ginty
 Martin Kielty
 Paul Geraghty
 Paul Ginty
2008
 Paul Ginty
 Martin Kielty
 Martin Kielty
 Paul Ginty
2009
 Adrian Gaughan
 Martin Kielty
 Martin Kielty
 Liam Henry
2010
2011
2012
 Adrian Gaughan
 James Ruane
 Tony Gallagher
 Martin Kielty
 Sean Garvin
 Martin Kielty
 Susan Ruane
 Martin Kielty
 Sean Garvin
 Sean Garvin
 Sean Garvin
 Sean Garvin
 

Senior & Youths Team Managers 1992-Present
 
  SENIOR TEAM MANAGERS
YOUTH TEAM MANAGERS
1992
1993
 Tony Durkan, Eddie Ruane
 Tony Durkan, Eddie Ruane
 Tony Gallagher
 Tony Gallagher
1994
1995
 Tony Durkan, Eddie Ruane
 Tony Durkan, Eddie Ruane
 John Naughton
1996
1997
 Tony Gallagher
 Ray O'Boyle
 
1998
1999
 Ray O'Boyle
 Ray O'Boyle
 
2000
2001
 John Cronin
 Ray O'Boyle
 
2002
2003
 Ray O'Boyle
 John Cronin, Barry Keane
 
2004
2005
 Pat Henry
 Hugh Langan
 
2006
2007
 Hugh Langan
 Hugh Langan
 Michael Forde
 Michael Forde, Peter Grant
2008
2009
 John Cronin
 Hugh Langan
 Michael Forde, Peter Grant
 Michael Forde, Peter Grant
2010
2011
 Hugh Langan, Adrian Gaughan (B Team)
 Hugh Langan, Adrian Gaughan (B Team)
 Adrian Gaughan, Brendan Egan
 Adrian Gaughan, Brendan Egan

2012 

 Hugh Langan, Adrian Gaughan (B Team)
 Darragh Ferguson
   

 
Club Honours

1992 Mayo Reserve League Runners-Up
1994 Division Two Runners-Up
1995  Gill Cup Winners
2001 Division Two Runners-Up
2006 Division Two Champions
2006 McDonnell Cup Winners
2009 Division Two Champions
2009 Mayo League Club of the Month for July
2010 Tonra Cup Winners
2012 Tuohy Cup Winners
2012 Mayo League Club of the Month for July
2012 Premier B Champions
2012 League Two Runners-Up (Moy Villa B)

2013 

Promoted to the Mayo Super League 

   
   


Youth Honours


2008 U-12 Winners Division 2
2009
U-12 Winners Division 2
2010 U-13 Winners Division 2 
2011 U-13 Winners Division 2

 

Individual Honours & Achievements

Oliver Murray & Adrian Houghty made Mayo U-18 Squad in 1993

Martin Kielty was awarded Mayo League Player of the Month for May 2001

Martin Kielty & James Muldoon named in Mayo League Division 2 Team of the Year for 2006

James Muldoon awarded Mayo League Division 2 Golden Boot in 2006

Jamie Feeney makes Mayo U-14 Team in 2009

John Judge & John Durkan named in Mayo League Division 2 Team of the Year for 2009

John Durkan awarded Mayo League Division 2 Player of the Year 2009

John Durkan awarded Mayo League Player of the Month for August 2009

Martin Kielty awarded Mayo League Secretary of the Year 2009

James Muldoon awarded Mayo League Division 2 Golden Boot in 2009

John Judge & John Durkan named in Mayo League Division 1 Team of the Year for 2010

Padraic Garvin was Moy Villa B top-scorer in their debut season in 2010, scoring 8 goals.

John Durkan awarded Mayo League Premier B Player of the Month for April 2012

Hugh Langan awarded Mayo League Premier B Manager of the Month for July 2012

John Casey awarded Mayo League Premier B Player of the Month for August 2012

Jason Gilmartin awarded Mayo League League 2 Player of the Month for September 2012

Kevin Langdon, John Casey, John Durkan, Daniel Melia & Mark Moyles named in Mayo League Premier B Team of the Year for 2012.

Martin Kielty & Jason Gilmartin named in Mayo League 2 Team of the Year for 2012.

Mark Moyles awarded Mayo League Premier B Player of the Year 2012

John Durkan awarded Mayo League Premier B Golden Boot Award 2012

Tony Gallagher honoured with the Mayo League Hall of Fame Award 2012.

Martin Kielty elected onto the Mayo Football League committee 2013 

Eugene Carlin, Chris Moore, Kevin McCarron named in Mayo League Premier A Team of the Year for 2013. 


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