Yet another season begins with mixed results.
Our ‘A’ team received a drubbing at the hands of Corrib Celtic on
Sunday. Colemanstown played well for the latter end of the 1st half
and Alan Finn’s goal with 10 mins left in the 1st half saw the teams
level at half time. Corrib Celtic turned the screw in the 2nd half
and with 4 additional goals, a ‘rebuilding’ Colemanstown ‘A’ side
simply had no answer.
Our ‘B’ team put in an enthusiastic and enthrawling performance with
neighbours St. Ellens under the stewardship of Captain fantastic Bob
Clancy. It was 2-nil to Ellens at the break with some fine chances
falling to Colemanstown’s Steven Broderick but he was unable to find
the net. Colemanstown resumed the 2nd half a revitalised outfit and
were rewarded early on when Kerrill Lally’s free kick was headed home
by Damian Concannon. 10 mins later, Gary Broderick’s throw was headed
on by Adrian Burke and volleyed to the net by Bob ‘Berbatov’ Clancy, a
contender for goal of the season at this early stage of the league.
Colemanstown took their foot off the pedal a bit and with 20 mins
left, a defensive error saw Ellens find the winner. Keeper, Kieran
O’Connor kept Colemanstown in the game until the end with a string of
super saves in a massive comeback after 21 years in exile. Steven
Broderick, debutant Niall Skehill and Bob himself, were just wide of
the mark late in the game to ensure a share of the spoils.
Our U 12’s started their campaign vs Mervue in Colemanstown on
Saturday morning and got off to a flying start after 5 mins when
Daniel Masterson’s looping free kick was headed to the net by Ronan
O’Neill. Colemanstown maintained the pressure with Lorcan Molloy
making a fine run from midfield, his classic shot was well saved, only
for the lurking Conor O’Neill to tap home from close range.
Immediatley following the kick off, Ronan O’Neill won the ball at
midfield and lobbed the keeper from all of 30yards. The diminutitive
Lorcan Molloy scored 2 more before the break following good link up
play with Kieran Dowd, Shane Lally, Stephen Kelly and Conor O’Neill.
5-nil at the break. Colemanstown showed signs of lack of match
practice early in the 2nd half and with 20 mins in, they had conceeded
3 goals, the management made some astute changes and with 10 mins
left, Jack Kennedy passed an inch perfect ball to the on-running Ronan
O’Neill who capitalised on a fine performance by claiming his
hat-trick. Mervue got 1 back in the last minute to finish 6-4 to
Colemanstown and a hard earned 3 points.