Salthill Devon’s cutting edge in front of goal proved all the difference as our u12’s bowed out of the Divisional Cup in the first round in Drom yesterday evening. Salthill gave us a lesson in movement of the ball & finishing but that said our lads too had plenty of chances and possession. We had some good passing spells and our goal at the end was an excellent finish by Eoin Concannon who scored his 2nd goal of the season. Colemanstown started well winning two early corners which were defended by Salthill while Sean Hansberry had a chance which flew over the crossbar. Salthill scored a piledriver within the first 5mins leaving Darragh Roche with absolutely no chance in the Colemanstown goal. 2mins later as Salthill worked the ball down the left wing they scored another exceptional goal although Darragh Roche got his hands to it. Sean Hansberry then had another chance as he won the ball well on the sideline & running through the heart of the Salthill defence it took 3 Salthill defenders to crowd him out so he failed to get enough power on his goal bound effort. Mark Donnellan then drove a shot into the danger area and a header back pass from Salthill almost eluded their own keeper. Darragh Roche then make an exceptional save but moments later was beaten for No.3 as a well taken goal by Salthill’s No. 7 was sent right across the face of goal into the far corner. Almost straight from the kick off they scored again to turn the screw on this young Colemanstown side & found the net again soon afterwards as Colemnastown’s heads began to drop. Sean Hansberry then drew a great save from the Salthill custodian while straight up the other end Darragh Roche got down well to curl the ball around the post and out for a corner. In the 2nd half Josh McGuire-Greaney had three great chances following perfect passes from Ryan Noone but he hit straight at the keeper initially while the keeper drowned his 2nd & 3rd attempts. A changed Salthill outfit scored 3 more in the 2nd half before Eoin Concannon scored right at the death with a splendid drive following a goalmouth scramble that broke to him on the edge of the box. It was a day these lads would rather forget but certainly got a good lesson in football from a much stronger, more clinical Salthill outfit.
Furthermore, an epic was promised from our ladies team on Sunday last in their league outing against Shiven Rovers & an epic was delivered but in favour of Shiven as our girls lost 1-0. There is no match report available at present as it appears our ladies manager is feeling a bit like the Luas workers these days !!!