After the rain last night, an early morning inspection deemed the pitch playable and so our U12’s were ready, willing and able for action as the took on Renmore in the league at home this morning in the February sunshine.
Top scorer for the U12s to date, Harry Mitchell opened Colemanstown’s account within the first 5 minutes with a well taken goal and was close again shortly afterwards with another super effort. Jason Rabbitte scored his 5th of the season with a smart finish after a splendid cross from Thomas Mellody. At this stage, Colemanstown were well on top, dominating possession with Conor Laffey & Luke Willams to the fore. Harry Mitchell almost bagged himself another goal but hit the post from a tight angle. Cian Ruane was called into action for Colemanstown with a splendid save. Renmore went close enough with a free kick; however Dara Scarry was well positioned for the clearance. Renmore’s strongest player was well marshalled around midfield by a combination of Jason Rabbitte, Thomas Mellody, Adam Cleary & Ciaran Keating. Colemanstown were not too far off target again following Thomas Mellody’s delivery from a corner. Harry Mitchell, who has scored in every league game so far this season; his piece of well worked play resulted in an OG which he should surely take the credit for himself. At this stage the Colemnastown lads were growing in confidence with Luke Williams very competent in defence while keeper Cian Ruane found his own players very well with Stephen Cluxton type kick outs. Eoin Keague & Eanna Burke were steady in centre field with Jason Rabbitte and Conor Laffey rock solid on both wings. Cian Ruane made a crucial save when a crossed ball fell to the foot of the Renmore striker but he showed great reflexes to make the save. Some lovely passing play between Adam Cleary and Thomas Mellody before halftime was unlucky not to end up in the net. 3-0 to Colemanstown at half time.
Jonathan Keane was introduced at half time in midfield and immediately got stuck in. Adam Cleary had a great solo effort not long after the restart after a great run but was denied by Renmore’s keeper. Jason Rabbitte had a super effort which skimmed the crossbar while Harry hit the post from a line throw from Conor Laffey. The next passage of play saw some lovely flowing football as Jonathan Keane picked up a lovely ball from Cian Ruane, crossed to Ciaran Keating who threaded a lovely pass to Harry but somehow the keeper got his hands to it. Ciaran Keating was next up with another lovely effort at goal but the keeper was equal to the task. Our 4th goal originated from Dara Scarry who sent in an overhead ball for Harry to run onto and he finished well to the bottom left corner to make it 4-0. Renmore scored an OG late on to put a more respectable result on the score line. Thomas Mellody had the final say following a great run and superb goal ward shot but again was saved by the keeper. There’s no doubt but the score may have been more only for the vigilance and outstanding goalkeeping from Renmore’s custodian. Colemanstown’s youngsters played some handsome football and were a threat from the word go. With only half their league games played to date, there’s still a long way to go to the final stages of the league. Who knows….. Gary Lally & Johnny Lally’s boys are not finished yet. Thanks to Mary Mellody for the expert note taking or maybe Rachel!!