No Post-Christmas Blues for U13’s

The under 13’s did it their way in their first outing after the Christmas break early on Saturday morning with a 6-1 drubbing against Cregmore/Claregalway which saw 6 different goal scorers. These boys returned to action on a cold frosty morning in Colemanstown. Both sides played quality football but in the end it was our lads who secured a dominant 6-1 victory with an abundance of goals. We went 1-0 up after 15minutes when Liam Gormally’s effort was saved but the rebound fell nicely for debutant Conor Byron who made no mistake from 6yards and in so doing set the seal for this rampage. Cregmore equalised 5mins later with a powerful goal from a tight angle but this transpired to be their only shot on target in the first half which saw Colemanstown miss a hatful of chances through Conor Byron (wide); Ryan Noone (saved); Sean Hansberry (wide) & Eoin Concannon who clipped the crossbar just before half time. 1-1 at half time. The visitors recommenced the 2nd half strongly and we were fortuitous not to concede an early goal after 2 consecutive corners as Michael Ryan did well to clear off the goal line. Liam Gormally scored our 2nd 10mins into the half as he astutely robbed the defender with his right foot and from 18yards drilled a low powerful shot into the corner. 5mins later, birthday boy, Conor Moran, who just turned teenager finished excellently from 20yards after the ball was played back to him from a Ryan Noone corner. 2mins later Michael Flattery made it 4-1 when he broke through from midfield and slotted the ball with his left foot into the far corner. Darragh Roche, ex-keeper now striker, created a great buzz as he scored his first competitive goal for the club when he drilled a half volley into the bottom corner past a hapless keeper. With 2 mins remaining Ryan Noone enjoyed the last word after he cut in from the right across the box and slotted the ball neatly to the net with his left boot. Josh McGuire –Greaney was unlucky not to find the net late in the game as he drew 2 top drawer saves from the visiting keeper while Anthony Feeney also had a good 2nd half chance. It was a magnificent display from the squad with Michael Ryan at right back particularly dominant, as everyone played their part to ensure a dominant win which now places this team 3rd on the table. Squad: Jason Connolly, Dara Hansberry, Conor Moran, Eoin Concannon, Michael Ryan, Sean Hansberry, Michael Flattery, Luke Lally, Ryan Noone, Conor Byron, Liam Gormally, Anthony Feeney, Darragh Roche, Josh McGuire-Greaney, Darragh Diskin & Michael Concannon.  Keep up the good work lads.