Colemanstown U12 Girls 0 – 2 Westport Utd
Colemanstown United’s U12 Girls took to the pitch with enthusiasm and determination in a thrilling SFAI Cup match against Westport on Sunday. The young stars gave it their all, and although the final score didn’t go their way, their performance was nothing short of commendable. The game kicked off with Colemanstown showing their intent right from the start. They dominated the opening exchanges, displaying impressive teamwork and skill. However, it was Westport who managed to break the deadlock with a well-taken goal. Colemanstown almost had an immediate response as Kate Geary found herself through on goal thanks to a fantastic assist from Sorcha Nic an Iomaire. Kate unleashed a powerful shot, but it narrowly missed the target, hitting the side netting.
Our defensive line, consisting of Laura Hayes, Amy Morrissey, Niamh Lally, and Siana O’Grady stood strong and resolute, thwarting Westport’s attacks and winning their individual battles. Special mention goes to our rock-solid goalkeeper, Lilly Burke, who initiated some brilliant build-up play with her precise goal kicks. Most of the action was centered in the middle of the field, where players like Ciara Somers, Sorcha Nic an Iomaire, and Kate Geary showcased their skills and determination, often gaining the upper hand in their midfield duels. Upfront, Ava Forde displayed her trademark liveliness, coming close to breaking through on goal on multiple occasions.
The first half ended with Westport holding a 1-0 lead, but Colemanstown were far from discouraged. They introduced fresh legs at different intervals, with Lauryn Murphy, Laoise Naughton, Mia Corcoran, Aoife Mulcahy, and Kayla Devaney all making valuable contributions. Despite Colemanstown’s efforts, they were unlucky again from two set-piece opportunities expertly delivered by Lauryn Murphy. Westport capitalised on an opportunity in the second half to extend their lead to 2-0. However, the Colemanstown girls refused to back down and fought tirelessly to get on the scoresheet. The final whistle blew, and while the scoreline read 2-0 in favor of Westport, it was evident that this had been a closely contested match. Our girls truly pushed the runners-up in this year’s Mayo U12 Girls Premier Division to their limits. The spirit, teamwork, and determination shown by the Colemanstown U12 Girls throughout the match is a testament to their dedication and passion for the sport. They may not have emerged victorious on this occasion, but they can hold their heads high knowing they gave it their all. 🙌. Match report by Garry O’Grady #ColemanstownUnited #U12Girls #Teamwork #Passion #FutureStars ⚽🌟
Colemanstown U13 Girls 4 – 4 Craughwell Div1. Meanwhile, our U13 girls put in a captivating and highly entertaining display away to Craughwell on Sunday morning in a frenetic match full of openings for both sides. It was a passionate & even affair which resulted in a share of the points. Shauna McDonagh & Emily Rohan with a hatrick – a penalty & 2 beautiful free kicks did enough to share the spoils in Craughwell.
Colemanstown U14 Girls 4 – 1 Kiltullagh Div1 Our U14 girls secured their second league win of the season with a comprehensive win over neighbours Kiltulla. Roisin Ruane, Liliana King, Chloe Flynn & Lillie Kirby were the goal scorers in a game which Colemanstown dominated due in the main to a compact defence & strong attack.
Our U16 Girls found the going tough against Roscommon side St John’s in the SFAI Cup. Lucy Roberts got on the score sheet for Colemanstown.
Colemanstown U17 Girls 4 – 6 Barna na Forbacha Premier There was a goal feast in Colemanstown on Sunday morning with 10 goals to show in our U17Girls battle with Barna na Forbacha. Unfortunately we came up just short as the visitors prevailed 6-4. Lillie Kirby with Niamh Kennedy providing the assist, Megan Gooney with Lillie Kirby proving the assist & 2 trademark penalties from Libby Kennedy brought Colemanstown’s goal tally to four. Besides, those who equate goals to entertainment must recognise that this game brought plenty of fun.