Although missing a few players due to a number of reasons, our U12’s put in a solid performance with just the bare 9 players against Renmore away this afternoon. The day belonged to one man, Harry Mitchell, who put in a stellar display and bagged himself 4 goals in the process. All the meaningful possession belonged to Colemanstown with Dara Scarry, Luke Williams & Adam Cleary at the back playing with great confidence and exuberance as Luke Williams buoyed up everyone around him. The midfield area was anchored by Eanna Burke, Harry Mitchell, Ciárán Keating & Jonathan Keane with the latter two working hard on the wings. Eoin Keague acted as a sole striker up front. Harry Mitchell put Colemnastown 1 up at the break after a super ball from Eanna Burke found him out & with Mitch on form, there’s no stopping him.
The 2nd half continued in the same vein. Luke Williams saw his effort cleared off the line following a corner. Harry Mitchell put Colemanstown 2 up after he got bundled over and confidently dispatched the penalty himself with relative ease. He then derailed Renmore on his own as he picked the ball up in his own half took on a defender and scooped the ball around the keeper to claim his hat-trick. Mitch and Eoin Keague then traded positions with Eoin relocating to centre back and Harry moving up front. Basking in the afterglow of his hat-trick, Harry had the final say as he won the ball on the edge of the box after a pass from Jonathan Keane & found the top corner for an exquisite goal, his 18th in 10games. There’s no doubt but he’s a sure contender for the golden boot.
This was a great team effort as everyone showed a total understanding of their role in each pattern of play. That said, Cian Ruane in goals had little to do with a solid defence in front of him and with Ciárán Keating & Eanna Burke tracking back when they had to, Colemanstown never really looking like conceding. With Harry Mitchell running amok and in the scoring form he was in, there was no way Colemanstown were going to lose this game. Well done lads and to mentors Gareth Lally & Johnny Lally. Thanks also to Johnny for the handsome match notes.
Under 14s: Colemnastown 0; Cregmore 0
This game wasn’t as handsome as the U12’s performance as a scrappy and lack-lustre display from both teams in Colemanstown today played out a scoreless draw. Both sides shared possession equally over the course of the 70mins but found chances hard to come by as Cregmore sought to stifle Colemanstown’s attacks. Ryan Noone came closest to scoring but just couldn’t find the net although Cregmore’s keeper was steady between the posts. The best chances came midway through the 2nd half when the game opened up a bit and it looked like the first team to score would claim all 3 points. However, that elusive goal never came and both teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Squad: Jason Connolly, Conor Byron, Dara Hansberry, Luke Lally, Liam Gormally, Micháel Ryan, Michael Kelly, Sean Hansberry, Mark Donnellan, Josh McGuire-Greaney, Ryan Noone & Michael Flattery.