A bag of mixed results this weekend

Our U14’s gave a soccer lesson in their 9-0 crushing of Knocknacarra at home on Saturday. David Gilligan’s lads dictated terms in all departments on the field with a superb performance. Alan Naughton, Shane Loughrey & Thady Moran scored in the opening half to leave the score 3-0 at the break. Naughton & Loughrey completed their brace in the second half while others to increase the goal margin and so assist in the rout were: Shane Burke, Josh Brennan, Robert Cosgrove & Kyle McGuire-Greaney much to the vocal delight of his dad Declan in the stand. Panel: Daniel Glynn, Jason Keane, Ethan Lally, Josh Brennan, Shane Burke, Harry Greaney, Jack Bellew, Alan Naughton, Shane Loughrey, Thady Moran, Robert Cosgrove, Evan Waldron, Kyle McGuire-Greaney & Stephen Laffey.

Our U12’s hadn’t such a good day as they came across a much stronger and more physical Oughterard outfit also at home yesterday and although 2-0 down after 10mins, they came back to level matters through Ryan Noone & Sean Hansberry but Oughterard turned the screw to pull away easy victors.

Our reserve team put in a battling display against Galway Bohs also at home yesterday. Although Colemanstown were 1-0 down on 20mins Bohs didn’t create all that much apart from the goal while Shane Bailey & David Laheen had good chances for the home side. Paddy Mullins in the Colemanstown goal made a good save before the break to keep the margin to the sole goal by half time. In the second half, late arrival Squelchy was introduced and made an immediate impact as he combined well with Bailey up front. Colemanstown levelled matters 18mins after the restart as Bailey’s goal bound effort was handballed on the goal line and Ronnie Geraghty dispatched the penalty with ultimate ease. Squelchy then made his mark with 2 goals in quick succession; his first a splendid strike as he cut in from the left and drove home a half volley with his left foot into the top corner. His second came soon after as he won the ball, this time on the right wing, rounded the defender and sprinting towards goal he hit a left footed drive from 14yards into the far corner to make it 3-1. Bohs got a goal from a corner with 3mins left to set up a nervy finish but the experience of ‘ould’ heads and not so ‘ould’ paid off as the lads maintained possession to hold out for a welcome 3-2 victory.

Next weekend sees 2 games down for decision. Our ‘A’ team play Corrib Celtic in Annaghdown at 11am in the league on Sunday while the ‘B’ team still brimming from their last outing take on Athenry ‘B’ in Athenry on Saturday at 2pm.