Veteran Savo Kenny scored the winner for Colemanstown deep into injury time after a full blooded Connacht Shield Semi Final away to Mayo side Glenhest Rovers on Sunday last. The game was absorbing from the first minute until the last to send Colemanstown to the Connacht Shield Final, for the first time in their history. The few green supporters present, due to the new Covid- 19 rules were jubilant and the management quartet were just as ecstatic at the final whistle of one of the most pulsating encounters and 2nd half goal feasts Colemanstown have played in to date. There were huge emotions and even a broken nose to contend with. We wish Alo Finn a speedy recovery and also his name sake Jayo Finn who sustained a quad injury during the course of the game. Here’s hoping they will both be back for the final
This was Colemanstown soccer at its brilliant best to watch in terms of excitement and heart wrenching stuff and they just about deserved their win having come from behind twice in the game and with a strong breeze to contend with in the 1st half. Colemanstown were happy to get to half time 1-1 after Wynner restored parity when Colemanstown conceded early.
The second half proved a rip roaring affair from the start as the goals came quick & fast. There wasn’t time to blink. The Mayo side started on top but then the big lad against the run of play put Colemanstown ahead with a piledriver from midfield to put us 2-1 up. 5 mins later Glenhest levelled matters as they slipped in quite easily on Colemanstown’s back four. 6 mins later, Colemanstown were once again on the back foot as Glenhest went 3-2 up. Colemanstown battled and were rewarded not long before full time when Rabbo made it 3-3. It was looking like extra time when Savo came to the rescue when he showed his metal and years of experience with a calm composed finish with 3 mins play yet to get through. It was a nervy finale as the intensity of the battle against a gallant Glenhest side never relented but luckily the boys in green held the advantage til the end.
Next up for Colemanstown is the big matter of the Connacht Shield Final vs Roscommon side Ballaghadrereen in Lecarrow on Sat 5th Sept, 7pm KO. The game will be streamed live by the Connacht FA.We wish the lads all the best in the Final.