‘A’ Team show battling qualities

Colemanstown ‘A’ 3 Corrib Celtic 1

Gary O Grady’s side showed renewed battling qualities & also showed they can win without hitting top gear when they claimed a valuable 3 points from 2nd placed Corrib Celtic at home on Sunday.  It was Gary’s tried & tested players who did the job, with Ray Moran scoring twice in the 2nd half following a 2nd half opener from John O’Brien.  The scoreline may suggest a comfortable game for Colemanstown but they sustained intense pressure for the entire 1st half as the visitors were by far the more dominant side but they could not make their possession tell & so the sides were scoreless at the break.  Ray Moran turned Corrib Celtic midfield inside out on several occasions with some thwarting runs, inch perfect passes & smart tackling and stood out a mile as the most inventive player in the 2nd half.  Our 1st goal came thanks to John O’Brien who looped the ball over the keepers head after a long diagonal cross-field ball between 2 defenders from Ray Moran.  Corrib Celtic pushed on in search of a goal and created a lot of space which suited the home team. Brian Costello & Alan Finn combined well to set up Ray Moran for a perfectly executed header on 20 mins.  Subsequently Ray hit the crossbar from a free kick before Corrib Celtic got 1 back thanks to a deflected free kick with 7 mins to go.  Our 3rd goal came right at the death when a long ball from our defense was fumbled between the Corrib Celtic keeper and defender, Ray Moran dispossessed the keeper to tap into an empty net from an acute angle.  It was a perfect result and somewhat eases the management team’s growing worries.  

Colemanstown 2 Salthill Devon 0

Our under 15’s put in an all round team display to earn all 3 points in wind swept Drom on Sunday. Colemanstown played well defensively with Darragh Kelly, Chris Sheridan, Padraig Glynn & Liam Carty to the fore.  Johnny Lally who worked his socks off all through converted from the penalty spot after he, himself was taken down.  Paddy Mullins scored the 2nd direct from a corner to keep us unbeaten in the league thus far.  

Our under 11 and under 13 games fell victim to a surprise blanket of snow covering on Saturday morning