B Team vs Loughrea & U15’s League opener

B Team share the spoils with Loughrea
The ‘B’ Team’s 3rd game of the season was a home game v Loughrea played yesterday.  After losing to a last minute goal against Colga the previous week, Colemanstown needed a good result this time out. Just 3 minutes into the game, Colemanstown had a nightmare start when a defensive mix up saw them go 1-0 down & an uphill climb looked imminent.
However, Colemanstown grew into the game after the early concession as they created plenty of chances up front with Robbie Lally and Dean Reilly linking well together.
Loughrea also created a number of chances but Tom Broderick was excellent between the posts and pulled off one magnificent save to his left which was heading into the bottom corner. Half Time arrived and Colemanstown were 1—0 down.
Colemanstown restarted the second half well with central defence pairing of Steven Broderick and Mark Donnellan in excellent form. Colemanstown again created good chances with Shane Lally in outstanding form delivering pinpoint passes to the front pairing of Dean Reilly & Robbie Lally. It was Shane Lally who scored from just outside the box 15 minutes into the 2nd half – a well-deserved goal as Colemanstown were playing some great football at this stage. The strike force duo of Dean and Robbie had a number of great chances but just couldn’t force the ball home. Colemanstown hit the post and several shots were marginally inches wide.

With 10 mins to play Loughrea hit the crossbar and had a number of long-range shots but Tom Broderick was always in control. The final whistle blew with a share of the spoils but it could have easily been a win given the number of chances created. It was a good result as this team are just starting on their league journey with a blend of youth & experience and they are learning to blend their play together. On the day the entire defence was again brilliant; Shane Lally was outstanding on the wing at midfield; Kerrill lally and David Mullins put in a trojan shift while Robbie Lally and Dean Reilly created great chances and were just unlucky not to have scored.

Squad: Tom Broderick, Brian Connolly, Mark Donnellan, Steven Broderick,  Robert Cosgrove, Anthony Keane, Kerrill Lally, David Mullins, Shane Lally, Dean Reilly, Robbie Lally, Trevor Forde,  Conor Moran, Thomas Crowe.  Match report by Pairic O’Connor

U15s league encounter vs Corrib Celtic.
Fielding with a quite depleted team due to injuries & hurling trials, the management team of Joe Finnerty & Gary Broderick, put their faith in the young U14 lads for yesterday’s home game against Corrib Celtic and the young graduates didn’t let them down. Daniel Lydon & Joshua McDonnell were solid defensively throughout while young Matthew Keane settled into 4 different positions throughout the game. Colemanstown had the best of the first half chances through Darren Moran & Dylan Murphy. Moran hit the inside of the post after a good move involving Cathal Kennedy. Dylan Murphy’s one-on-one effort was blocked and the rebound walloped over the crossbar while another Murphy effort saw him beat the keeper but his effort was too powerful and sailed over the crossbar. Fionn Flattery in goal made a few fine stops to keep the game scoreless at the break.

The tiring bodies of Diarmuid Ryan & David Walsh took its toll in the 2nd half as the visitors scored after 20mins following a good move and with a mix up in Colemanstown’s defence, the Annaghdown side took their opportunity well. Corrib Celtic made it 2-0 from a corner which was poorly defended by the Colemanstown rearguard & was headed home. A 3rd second half goal put the game well beyond reach as Corrib Celtic broke from midfield & their striker’s one-on-one effort beat the advancing Fionn Flattery in goals. Cillian Roche was commanding at centre back but credit to the young U14s who grew hugely in confidence as the game progressed and to David Walsh & Diarmuid Ryan who came straight from Kinvara to play their 3rd hour of sport on the day.

Squad: Fionn Flattery, Josh Buckley, Daniel Lydon, Jposhua McDonnell, Matthew Keane, Cillian Roche, Cathal Kennedy, Kyle Madden, David Walsh, Darren Moran, Dylan Murphy, Patrick Flynn, Jamie Nutley, Cathal Hynes, Diarmuid Ryan.