‘A’ Team dominate but not enough to win

Our ‘A’ Team gave everything in this game, both physically and mentally, were all over Salthill Devon and yet faltered at the final hurdle. This was a great performance by Colemanstown but yet, they had nothing to show for it. This game meant so much to manager Gerry Moran & assistant Liam Mullins and their charges who were hugely depleted in numbers due to injuries and hurling. Colemanstown started full of attacking power as Alan Finn and Steven Walsh had some good early chances. Salthill scored in their first attack of the game, a shot from distance which found the top corner. Colemanstown’s horrendous start was worsened 20 mins later when Alan ‘Junior’ Finn made a rare mistake and failed to gather a shot which went under his legs. Colemanstown had little more to shout about after that but the home fans were soon warmed up soon after the restart as Ray Moran rose highest to an Alan Finn cross for a richly deserved goal. Game on…  Colemanstown dominated in patches after that, doing plenty of running and played some good football. With 15mins to go, Ray Moran chipped a lovely ball over the top which super sub Sean Mannion ran on to and he dispatched the equaliser to the left of the keeper for his first goal in his first 5 mins of action this season. As Colemanstown hunted for a winner Alan Finn hit the post and the rebound fell to Johnny Lally but his chance was mopped up by the Salthill defence. With exactly 1min & 30 seconds left on the clock, Colemanstown were harshly penalised when Kenny Duane was alleged to have fouled the Salthill striker and they dispatched the resultant penalty with ease. It certainly wasn’t the result Colemanstown deserved and will also have played havoc with promotion plans even though there’s plenty of games left yet to make amends. Our ‘B’ Team also had a dismal result as they lost 2-0 to Ramblers in their second last league game of the season. The club wish to sympathise with club chairman TJ Carr and his wife Niamh whose brother tragically lost his life in a horse riding accident on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the extended O’Malley family. RIP.