It was a busy weekend on the field with 4 teams in action. A brace in each half by Lorcan Molly & Kieran Dowd was enough to dislodge table toppers Tuam Celtic from pole position in this latest u18 league encounter played today. Colemanstown were rampant and so dominated this game from start to finish with an excellent team performance. The rearguard always looked so certain as Aidan Monaghan adjusted well to his new role at centre half and coupled with Gerard Warde they mopped up everything which came their way. Brian Monaghan & Ronan Carr showed outstanding vision in their clearances so much so that Keith Connell had little or nothing to do in goals. Yet another clean sheet – a testament to the keeper and these defenders. Tuam failed miserably to cope with wingers Paul Lally & Daniel Masterson’s darting runs into space while Ronan O’Neill & Lee Murphy in the middle of the park showed great invention and ball control. Debutant Alex Duke & Lorcan Molloy combined well up front and showed some classy touches. Kieran Dowd’s two second half goals turned the screw on Tuam that bit more while Alan Cannon showed great versatility on his introduction. Final score 4-0. These lads play Iorras Aontaithe, formely Erris United from Belmullet who make the long trip to Colemanstown to take on these lads in the 2nd round of the Connaught Shield next Sunday at 2pm.
Our ‘A’ team put in a battling display in the first round of the Michael Byrne Cup against premier league side NUIG in Dangan today but lost after extra time conceding 3 goals, two in the first period of extra time and one in the last kick of the game.
Meanwhile our depleted ‘B’ team lost 6-2 to a more superior outfit in the first round of the Jack Lillis Cup yesterday. Martin Walsh and Finian Coone got on the scoreboard, the latter scoring his first goal for the club.
Cregmore’s romp up the u13 Div 2 table took a bit of a set-back on Saturday as Colemanstown are the first team to take points off these table toppers to date this season. A 0-0 draw was probably the fairest result in end to end stuff as few chances fell to either side. Thady Moran came closest for Colemanstown with his trade mark free kicks. Both teams battled hard to frustrate each other as both sets of defenders were on top but neither side could find a winner. Jason Keane, Ethan Lally, Josh Brennan, & Brian Kelly battled hard all through as Arron Molly was also called on to assist the rearguard. Shane Burke on the right tormented his man on plenty of occasions while Luke Mitchell, Kellie Brennan & Thady Moran got plenty of opportunities on the ball. Mika Harun tried hard up front. Late signings Harry Greaney & Adam Wynne also played their part when introduced. This is a great result for Colemanstown and should certainly boost confidence for their next outing.