‘B’ Team book place in final

Colemanstown B 1: Galway Bohs 1 (Colemanstown advance 5-4 on penalties)

The spotlight this week certainly goes to the B team who gave us
plenty of excitement on Saturday last when they booked their place in
the Div 4 Cup final.  Colemanstown started this game well with the
best chances of the first half falling to Steven Broderick, Barry
Donnellan & Andy Concannon.  Should they have taken their chances they
should have put the game out of reach in the 1st half. Bohs nearly
made Colemanstown pay for their missed opportunities when the woodwork
denied them.  Colemanstown’s plight however, wasn’t helped when they
were forced to continue without star striker Steven Broderick who had
to retire early with a leg injury. It took a sublime effort from
veteran Andy Concannon on 83mins with his back on goal, he turned as
he hit a superb strike from the edge of the 18′ box which looped into
the top corner of the net.  The eager Colemanstown contingent felt
they might hang on to the 1-nil win and even PC got a bit excited
before the final whistle but Bohs were offered a lifeline on the
stroke of full time when Barry Donnellan was adjudged to have fouled
the Bohs striker in his run on goal.  They duly converted the spot
kick much to the disgust of the Colemanstown fans & wags.  Extra time
didn’t see much to shout about and so to dreaded penalties.  Niall
Gelston in the Colemanstown goals made himself  bigger than his usual
5’3″ and his new dance would make riverdance proud.  He spread himself
well to make 2 fine stops and so Colemanstown advanced 5-4 on
penalties with Andy Concannon, Kevin Moore, Adrian Burke, Brendan
Hardiman and a decisive pressure kick from Kerrill Lally sealing their
fate to round off a joyous afternoon for everyone.  And so an outing
in Terryland is the reward where they face Ramblers to seek revenge
for an earlier league defeat inflicted on them.  A new anthem will
have to be written.  ‘To win just once’ is now obsolete.

Colemanstown A 0: Mervue 1

Relegation looms for the A team as they suffered yet another defeat
this time at the hands of Mervue.  It was another hard luck story, in
which Colemanstown entirely dominated the first half with chances
going a-begging notably from Ray Moran, Damian Concannon & Colin O
Grady.  Mervue took their goal well with 15 mins to go but
Colemanstown had a last minute penalty claim denied when their plea
fell on deaf ears. Colemanstown put in a good decent performance &
they never gave up fighting til the bitter end.  A team play Salthill
on Sat. KO 2pm

Under 11’s game vs Corrib Celtic on Sat was cancelled due to an unplayable pitch