U12’s 1-1 Draw in last game of season

Our rain soaked u12’s finished their season with a 1-1 draw against Corrib Celtic at home this morning. The game was only 2 mins old when Shane Burke had the ball in the net ; a cracking shot which was half parried by the keeper but the momentum of the ball was enough to carry it over the line. Luke Mitchell assisted in the goal with his dynamic running yet again; this time he burst through the middle of the park and he executed his lay-off perfectly to Shane Burke who scored his third goal in as many games. Thady Moran & Luke Mitchell had some good first half chances while Jason Fahy in goals pulled off some brave saves. Corrib Celtic equalised before the break with a well deserved goal. The second half was end to end stuff as both sets of defenders were on top and Corrib Celtic managed to stop Colemanstown from driving forward. It was Colemanstown who probably managed to contrive the best chances though as they had the ball in the net midway through the 2nd half but the ref failed to give it as the whistle had already gone. Shane Burke looked like he might find that elusive winner but he drew a marvellous save from the Corrib Celtic custodian. All in all a draw was probably the fairest result for both sets of players who battled it out in tough conditions. Jason Fahy has been moulded into a class keeper this season making some splendid saves today and indeed during the entire campaign. Ethan Lally was a big loss today as the rearguard had 3 at the back, namely Kyle McGuire Greaney, Aaron Molloy and Josh Brennan. They stood the test today with great confidence making some vital clearances. Luke Mitchell & Thady Moran were a constant threat and showed great determination and combination play while on the wings Jason Keane & Shane Burke poured forward to support their attack as they looked sharper to the ball than the opposition. Up front Mika Harun had some early chances and caused the visitors plenty of problems with his intelligent play.  Evan Waldron & Emma Callanan also played an important role when introduced. Well done guys and a word of thanks to manager David Gilligan assisted by Niall Gelston & Richie Lally who put their heart and soul into the management of this u12 team and left no stone unturned in their efforts. It has to be said they did a fine job indeed. Thanks also to the parents for helping out and to Grainne Lally for the copious amounts of very welcome teas she dished out especially on those cold wet mornings.