Luke Lally’s thrilling goal ensures stalemate for U13’s

Our U13’s took on Salthill Devon at home on Saturday morning last; a game in which both keepers turned in a man of the match performance. Colemanstown dominated the first half and had some great efforts through Conor Moran who was enjoying his new role up front while Sean Hansberry had a couple of long range efforts. In truth, we should have scored at least a hatful but just failed to take our chances presented to us in the first half which left Salthill going in at the interval still in the game. Salthill had only a solitary chance in the first half but Jason Connolly made a superb save to keep the game scoreless at the break. Immediately after the resumption Jason Connolly again was called into action, while up at the other end, the Salthill custodian did well to stop Conor Moran’s effort. Then the hard working Ryan Noone made the breakthrough but saw his goal disallowed for offside. Luke Lally then gave us great hope when he calmly shot from the edge of the box for a cracker, also his first goal for the club, after good work from Eoin Concannon & Conor Moran. Our back 4, Eoin Concannon, Daragh Roche, Dara Hansberry & Michael Ryan grew in confidence as the game progressed and came out on top particularly in the 2nd half and it looked like we might hold out for a brilliant result. Then the mood darkened with 2 mins to go as Sean Hansberry dived in to clear a dangerous ball in defence and slotted into his own net to level things up at 1-1. We had another great chance right at the death as Ryan Noone was through on the left side of the field and released his effort which was well on target only to see it pushed around the post for a vital save from Salthill’s custodian. That said, this was a spirited performance with Michael Flattery & Sean Hansberry holding their own at midfield while Ryan Noone & Conor Byron minded the wings. Up front Conor Moran, in his new role & Liam Gormally linked up well together. Josh McGuire Greaney showed great ease when introduced while Luke Lally got the all-important goal to ensure a share of the spoils. U13’s face top challengers Corofin in their next league outing; a win next time round would completely reshuffle the table.

Meanwhile our A team lost 3-1 to Corrib Rangers in their league outing played on Sunday in Westside. We were 2-1 down with seconds to play, our goal bundled over the line by Paddy Mullins; and as we pressed hard for the equaliser, got caught on the break and the hosts finished the game with a 3rd goal to put the result completely beyond our reach.

This weekend sees our Reserves play Renmore at home on Saturday at 11am KO; B team play St. Bernards also at home on Saturday 2pm KO while our A team take on kingpins Mervue Utd at home on Sunday morning at 11am.