‘A’ Team grind out result in lack lustre affair

Colemanstown ‘A’ beaten in only 1 league game this season continued their winning form with a lack lustre 2-0 away win over Knocknacarra yesterday. This game didn’t produce any fireworks but Colemanstown probably showed more flair, honesty and commitment to grind out a win in what was a sluggish game as they created just about enough decent attacks to finish off Knocknacarra. Missing Richie Lally, Tom Flan (ankle injury), Johnny Lally (injured), Olllie Crowe (released to Donegal for the weekend), and Sean Hardy, Colemanstown’s starting IX was somewhat reshuffled as either side failed to create much. Alan Finn scored his second goal of the season with a fine individual move as he dribbled in from the left wing, beat 4 defenders and found himself clean through with only the keeper to beat. He showed great composure as he slotted the ball to the right of the keeper from 10yards. Garry O Grady’s harsh dressing down at half time did assist in Colemanstown upping their game as they added a bit more bite and drive in their second half performance. An early header fell to Garry O’ Grady who was just wide of the post. 10mins after the restart Damo Wynne showed great pace to get away from the defenders to riffle an unstoppable 14yard shot with such power that, had he not found the top corner, the keeper may have had to spend the evening in A&E! The closest Knocknacarra came to scoring originated from a free kick which was deflected over the bar by Gareth Lally. Ray Moran and Gary Lally were laudable in midfield winning most of the exchanges while Steven Walsh did tireless work up front. Paddy Mullins had a good solid game and did his job well on the left wing while our defence were rarely troubled as Knocknacarra were predominately toothless in attack. It certainly wasn’t a game to keep anyone on the edge of their seats but I’m sure these lads will be content with the win all the same. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams play Kinvara United next weekend at home whilst the under 13’s take on Athenry in a most important league encounter on Saturday in Colemanstown at 10.30am.

Another disco in Ballymac this weekend folks, volunteers required; please let secretary know if you are available.

On a different front, well done to Gearoid Rohan who has yet another accolade to add to his long list of running achievements as he won the O40 prize at the East Galway 4mile road race in Abbeyknockmoy yesterday.