Colemanstown U15 Girls 0 – 4 Kilshanvey Even though the score might suggest these girls were resoundingly beaten by a rampant Kilshanvey side, they weren’t really ! If you took the first 12mins out of this game & Kilshanvey’s super keeper, both teams were equal in quality. 2 quick fire goals within 2 mins landed nicely at the feet of Kilshanvey’s ace No. 11 player & she slotted past Edel Egan in goals.
Libby Kennedy & Eva Molloy weren’t afraid to shoot & saw 2 good chances saved by a keeper well on top of her game. Kilshanvey’s 3rd goal was dispatched on 10mins from the edge of the box & their 4th 2mins later arrived from a corner when their striker was quick to pounce. From there on Colemanstown’s defence tightened up with Saoirse Moran, Lucy Roberts, Annalise Doran & Keva Hynes rock solid thereafter.
Eva Molloy & Orna McNama had a huge number of shots on goal throughout while Alma Hynes also failed to pass the keeper. Lilly Mannion was subbed on before the break & was a thorn in Kilshanvey’s side constantly running at the defence.
The 2nd half saw Colemanstown up the ante as they tackled harder & aimed to win every 50/50 ball. Ally Nutley was introduced to centre midfield & she supplied good quality through balls to Sinead Rohan & Libby Kennedy. Colemanstown’s girls were marshalled superbly in the middle of the park by the superb Niamh Kennedy who was vocal with her team mates, organising midfield & defence and one of the main anchors of the team. Our defence were resolute in the 2nd half, keeping the Kilshanvey danger players quiet while Edel Egan put in an impressive performance in goals. Despite the siege of efforts on goal and numerous threats up front, Kilshanvey’s back line or keeper could not be breached despite Colemanstown’s best attempts. Final score: Colemanstown 0 – 4 Kilshanvey
Colemanstown U13s 2 – 1 Colga. Our U13 girls were on fire today with a dramatic comeback against Colga at home this morning. Two evenly matches sides in the first half gave it hell for leather with Aoife Hynes bossing proceedings at the back helped well by Leah O’Connor, Clodagh Flynn & Laoise Maybin while midfielders Eva Molloy, Shona Barrett & Nicole Brennan held their own patches for these buoyant young lassies. Although Grace Mitchell, Chloe Flynn & Rachel Kennedy linked up well together up front, it was Colga who made the first breakthrough though with 10mins to the break following a goalmouth scramble which was poked over the line. The best chances of the first half fell to Chloe Flynn but were saved by a keeper well on top of her game.
Colemanstown management team of Sandra King & Michelle Doyle reshuffled the team at the break with Ashling Ruane, Sophie Kelly, Ruby Lynch & Lillie Kirby coming into the rearguard. Della Griffin started the second half on the wing with the 2 Roisins’ – O’Dea & Keague up front.
After a period of sustained dominance, the momentum shifted in the 2nd half as Colemanstown cranked up the pressure & Colga were second best. Colemanstown were rewarded 15mins after the restart when Grace Mitchell & Lillie Kirby combined to find Chloe Flynn lurking in the box and she finished from close range to level matters. Colemanstown sustained the pressure and a 2nd goal by Eva Molloy with 10mins to go clinched a fantastic 2-1 win – Chloe Flynn & Grace Mitchell again instrumental in the move. The post goal celebration was electric. Colga survived the last 10mins thanks to their splendid keeper while up the other end, captain for the day Honor Tuohy had a rather quiet 2nd half. Thanks to managers Sandra King & Michelle Doyle all 18 players got game time. As always there was great support from the parents and the lovely sunshiny morning also added to the spectacle. Final score: Colemanstown 2 – 1 Colga
Thanks to Michelle Doyle and budding young journalist Grace Mitchell for the match notes.
Squad: Honor Tuohy, Leah O’Connor, Aoife Hynes, Clodagh Flynn, Laoise Maybin, Eva Molloy, Shona Barrett, Nicole Brennan, Grace Mitchell, Chloe Flynn, Rachel Kennedy, Ashling Ruane, Sophie Kelly, Lillie Kirby, Della Griffin, Roisin O’Dea, Roisin Keague, Ruby Lynch.