After a bad weekend against Shiven Rovers in their last outing, the ladies turned the screw in their one-sided league contest against Athenry at home yesterday afternoon. Anna Grant was the main hero with 5 goals to her credit and almost thrashed the visitors on her own. Colemanstown were 3-0 to the good at half time thanks to Natasha Finn with an early goal and Anna Grant who scored the other two. Colemanstown ran riot after the break with 6 more goals; 3 from Anna Grant, Tessa Mullins, Shauna Ward & Alicia Flannery. Needless to say, Colemanstown were parked in the Athenry half for the entire game and even though they scored 9 they missed as many more. Rachel King could have reverted to making daisy chains in goal (if the daisies were up) while centre backs Kara Mullins & Grainne Barrett had little to do. Emma Roche & Alicia Flannery drove forward on every opportunity from the left & right wing back positions. Mary Mellody made a welcome return to the team after a little pre-match training in the front lawn with the Mellody brood with Harry acting as ref while together with Tessa Mullins they were up to their usual trickery and got on plenty of ball in midfield. Shauna Ward & Ruth Dempsey posed loads of threat on the counter attack while up front Natasha Finn showed stealthy movement while the lady of the match, Anna Grant caused trouble no matter where she stood on the pitch. Leanne Donovan & Orla McCaffrey, just returned from injury, showed some dazzling moves when introduced. It was great to see Colemanstown native Margaret (Ruane) Girvan togging out, even though it was for the opposition. Her skills learnt in Colemanstown are still standing the test of time. Next weekend, our ladies play neighbours St. Bernard’s at home on Sunday at 3pm.
Furthermore, our severely depleted reserve team put in an epic performance against Oranmore Maree on Saturday to win 4-1. This remarkable victory was thanks in the main to Paddy Mullins who scored a hat trick in one of his best games for the club. David Laheen scored the 4th in a great team display built on spirit, determination and great flair.