Rain drenched u12’s topple table toppers

Colemanstown put in a fantastic performance to secure an impressive home win in atrocious conditions yesterday. A strike in each half by Mika Harun and Kellie Brennan ensured all 3 points went to David Gilligan’s side moving them into mid table position. Ramblers, who started the game as league leaders scored first, although against the run of play, it may be said. The opener came midway through the first half albeit Jason Fahy in the Colemanstown goal almost got his hand to it. Josh Brennan and Thady Moran had some long range efforts in the first half but were unlucky with their attempts, just wide of the mark. Colemanstown eventually settled and began to put some pressure on the visitors and Mika Harun was rewarded just before the break. Thady Moran’s first effort at goal was fumbled by the keeper; the rebound fell to Kellie Brennan whose shot deflected off the Ramblers defence and on the third time of asking Mika Harun was on hand to tap into the net. In the 2nd half Ramblers came more into the game creating more chances but Colemanstown’s defence was stout with Josh Brennan and Ethan Lally to the fore and Jason Fahy excelled in goals with some fine goalkeeping particularly in the 2nd half. Shane Burke had a tireless game on the right flank as he maintained a huge amount of possession while Jason Keane on the left showed great confidence in attack. Thady Moran and Aaron Molloy in central midfield broke up numerous passages of Ramblers play and initiated many attacks for Colemanstown. One of the best passages of play for Colemanstown in the 2nd half came from a set- piece; a Thady Moran corner was punched off the goal line by the Ramblers custodian; Shane Burke regained superb control but his effort took a deflection whilst the 3rd attempt at goal fell to Jason Keane but his driving effort was well saved by the Ramblers keeper. The dynamic Kellie Brennan scored the winner with 10 mins left on the clock following good interplay between Shane Burke and Thady Moran; the latter’s cross to the well positioned Kellie who shot superbly to the left of the keeper. From here to the end Colemanstown resolutely defended the lead and held out for a fantastic win much to the joy of the 3 musketeers, namely David Gilligan, Richie Lally & Niall Gelston. It was no more than Colemanstown deserved as it was a good all round performance with Eve Murray, Thomas Crowe, Thomas Brogan, Darragh Crowe, Emma Callanan and Kyle McGuire Greaney also playing their part.
Meanwhile our u10’s were also in action in Abbeyknockmoy in a friendly encounter against St. Bernard’s. This was the first outing for these youngsters and boy were they exposed to the elements, with driving wind and rain for the duration of almost the entire game. Our 2 goals came from Stephen Grady and what a peach it was, showing great composure to slot to the left of the keeper. His smile alone afterwards told it all! Eoin Concannon scored our 2nd in a goalmouth scramble not long before the final whistle. Thanks to Eddie and Andy Concannon for managing the lads on the day.
The ‘B’ team lost 3-0 to Cregmore under caretaker manager Gary Broderick with all 3 goals coming in the 2nd half.