Our U11’s showed great adventure, some well cladded with their caps to keep jack frost away this morning against Cregmore at home in the U11 Development league to win 5-1. We fielded 2 teams, one in either half so that all these eager beavers got a run out. The first half saw David Walsh, Fionn Flattery, Eanna Burke, Cian Burke, Jonah Donnellan, Rachel Greally, Ciaran Keating, Adam Cleary, Conor Laffey & Cathal Kennedy line out with the green jerseys while the 2nd half saw the following don the green: Killian Hughes, Ross Lally, Diarmuid Ryan, Thomas Mellody, Jason Rabbitte, Anthony Feeney, Sean Connolly, Nathan McGuire-Greaney, Conor Laffey, Eoin Keague, Cian Ruane & Patrick Flynn.
Ciaran Keating had two early chances but it wasn’t until the 8th minute until Colemanstown opened the scoring gate when Adam Cleary displayed some great footwork as he crossed the ball into the box where Fionn Flattery finished well. 2mins later Fionn scored his 2nd as he finished a well taken David Walsh corner from the far side of the field. Larry Muravjovs then had a good chance after great work from Adam Cleary but he hit straight at the keeper. On 16mins Cathal Kennedy launched a great shot from a good distance out to score our 3rd. Cregmore had a great chance to pull one back on 20mins but Conor Laffey made an exceptional save to turn the ball around the post for a corner which was subsequently well cleared by Colemanstown’s defence. Then a good run from Jonah Donnellan on the stand side of the field saw him cross to Patrick Flynn who was lurking in the box but the Cregmore custodian saved well from close range. Adam Cleary made it No. 4 with a piledriver from distance into the top right hand corner. 9 mins after the restart a shot from Tommy Mellody from 20yards took a deflection off the foot of a Cregmore defender which wrong-footed their keeper as the ball fortuitously found the net. Tommy Mellody had another chance as he showed some great dinky work but the keeper saved well and then burst through the middle in the ensuing passage of play but his powerful drive was well over the bar. Cregmore finished strong as they drew a great save from Conor Laffey who also did well to keep out an ensuing corner. Colemanstown conceded a goal right at the end to jubilant joy from the Cregmore players. It was a sterling performance from our boys as all shone brightly on a cold frosty morning in Colemanstown. Well done to academy coaches Jason Finn, Robbie Parker, Lee Murphy, Gareth Lally & Ronan Carr for their super trojan efforts put in.