Oranmore 4 Colemanstown 0
Colemanstown suffered a tough away defeat to Oranmore in the premier league, in wet and windy conditions last Saturday on Oranmore’s fine astro facility.
Conceding two early goals, one from a penalty, left the lads with an uphill struggle for the rest of the game. This was a challenge they, as expected, rose to. We created many chances towards the latter end of the first half. Geordan Kenny worked tirelessly on the left wing and was involved in a lot of good Colemanstown play. Kerrill Hardiman was dogged in defence all throughout the game. Chances fell to Sean Hardiman, Padraig Quirke, Geordan Kenny, Tom Flannery and Gareth Lally, who had his effort cleared off the line from an Oranmore defender.
However we couldn’t get that much needed goal. The second half played out uneventfully, which was understandable, considering the torrential conditions. Two late goals for the home side, including a second penalty, put the game out of reach for Colemanstown.
The lads never gave up. Their character has been tested many times this year, in what is proving to be a difficult season. There is no doubting where their heart lies. They will continue to fight and compete in every game, as many of them have done for well over a decade. Hard luck boys. There will be better days ahead. Match report by Ollie Crowe
U15 Girls vs Moyne Villa
Our U15 girls succumbed to a 6-1 league loss away to league leaders Moyne Villa last weekend. Our girls appeared a bit nervous taking on such top class opposition in the 1st half as the hosts turned on the style and were 4-0 up at the break in a fast and furious encounter. Edel Egan was outstanding in the first half in the green goal but she could not keep out the Headford onslaught while the hosts mopped up any potential danger posed by through balls for our strikers to run on to.
The 2nd half was more level pegging as Colemanstown settled more into the game. Although Moyne Villa extended the lead early in the 2nd half, Libby Kennedy & Orna McNama were unlucky with chances while Sinead Rohan, Orna McNama & Grace Mitchell re-energised the middle of the park in the 2nd half buoyed up by an outstanding performance by Annalise Doran in defence. Grace Mitchell’s peach of a finish set up by Orna McNama lessened the gap but another goal by Moyne Villa late in the game meant they were always out of reach. It was a difficult day but it’s always a tall order taking on the table toppers who are in this case, no doubt, an outstanding team.
Squad: Edel Egan, Annalise Doran, Lucy Roberts, Keva Hynes, Saoirse Moran, Grace Mitchell, Saoirse Cooley, Ailish Molloy, Eva Molloy, Libby Kennedy, Orna McNama, Sinead Rohan, Aoife & Clodagh Jordan. Management: Laura Parker & Zoe Kennedy