Colemanstown u12’s claimed their first 3 points of the season but not without a fight against a dogged Craughwell side. They conceded a goal as early as the first minute but recovered well to win 4-2. Missing a few of their regulars thanks to a day out in Croke Park, they chased every ball and mounted plenty of attacks and showed no sign of nerves following the visitors early goal. Craughwell had the early chances as Kyle Maguire-Greaney in the Colemanstown goal made some good saves with his feet as he threw his body on the line as Colemanstown soaked up some early pressure. Midway through the first half, Colemanstown got the equaliser as Jason Keane tricked his way on the left wing and his low cross was connected perfectly by Kellie Brennan whose shot found the net with the aid of a deflection off the post. Soon after, Thady Moran showed great stamina and pace with a great individual goal when he carried the ball from midfield, beating a few defenders and whipping a shot to the left of the keeper. Then Shane Burke had a chance to add to the scoreline when he found space outside the area and sent in a piledriver which was splendidly saved by the Craughwell keeper. Thomas Brogan also had a few efforts but again, the keeper showed great capability while Thomas Crowe showed huge determination and mighty trickery with his footwork. Craughwell got the equaliser however before the break and against the run of play to make it 2-2. In the 2nd half, Thady Moran showed more of his magic boots with another great goal, his first attempt well saved but he was on hand agains to tap the rebound home. By this time Colemanstown had completely turned the tide around as Ethan Lally with a few notable headers, Eve Murray, rock solid, and Jason Keane, especially to the fore in defense. Mika Harun & Aaron Molloy made a notable change when introduced while Aoibhinn Screene also played her part. The fearless, dynamic & gutsy Kellie Brennan crowned a brilliant performance with her 2nd goal and Colemanstown’s 4th when she won the ball on the right wing and in a great individual move hit the ball to the far left of the keeper from close range. All in all, it was a great victory as Colemanstown worked hard and rallied to turn this game around much to the delight of David Gilligan & his assistant Richie Lally. Training for u12’s continues on Sat. next at 11am. A word of credit must also go to PJ Finnerty who had the pitch in sublime condition and splendidly lined, not an easy task, given that this was a 9-a-side pitch size and bearing in mind that the A team are playing on the same pitch tomorrow, with absolutely no invasion on the markings. Under 6’s, 8’s & 10’s also commenced training today and will continue to train on Saturdays at 10.30am under the management of Andy & Eddie Concannon.