U12’s share the spoils in Inverin

Our u12’s fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 thanks to goals from Jason Keane & Kellie Brennan. The early morning visiting parents to Inverin were eager to see an exhibition from the Colemanstown lads that would certainly wake up everyone but they were well awake by the time they departed Colemanstown at 7:45 for the trip out west. Cois Farraige began with a spring in their step and were rewarded from a set piece midway through the 1st half with a fine header from a corner which just went right of the Colemanstown custodian. Jason Keane & Kellie Brennan hit the woodwork before that while Thady Moran squeezed his shot a little too high. Shane Burke was unfortunate with his first half effort when he beat the Cois Farraige rearguard but slipped at the inopportune time as he shot towards goal and was just wide of the mark. Captain, Josh Brennan & Kyle McGuire-Greaney were steady in the Colemanstown defence with Kyle’s powerful clearances to the fore and Josh Brennan’s remarkable headers were simply outstanding at this age group. Early in the second half, Cois Farraige doubled their lead when keeper Jason Fahy failed to hold the ball while their striker hit into an empty net as the keeper was floored. Fahy made amends with some exceptional saves after that to keep Colemanstown in the game. 2-0 down and Colemanstown knew they had to prove they were capable of more and straight from the tip off Jason Keane curled the ball from the left wing neatly past the keeper. Thady Moran & Kellie Brennan by now were covering every inch of the pitch and tested the Cois Farraige keeper time and time again but their efforts were well saved by a simply outstanding keeper. Birthday boy Mika Harun broke dangerously plenty of times to merit more reward but again, the keeper stood firm. Thomas Crowe, who reported illness during the week showed no signs of any such affects with a solid performance at midfield. The equaliser came just before the end when a long throw ball from Thady Moran to the feet of Kellie Brennan, whose left footed shot from distance was quite an exhibition. It was no more than Colemanstown deserved as they hit the woodwork 5 times in the game. Manager David ‘Del Bosque’ Gilligan, sometimes referred to as Mourinho, was well pleased with his team’s performance as displays of bravado were shown by Colemanstown’s 9 players on duty. Well done lads on yer first official outing for the club!