It has been a mighty league season thus far for our U13s who put in another mesmerising performance to win 9-2 against Colga ‘B’ in Colemanstown this afternoon. Shane Quirke, Cathal Kennedy, Killian Hughes and Jonah Donnellan scored a brace apiece while Kyle Madden also got on the score sheet. No. 3 & No. 4 later gave Colga some reason to cheer with two great goals from free kicks but the goals were only a minor distraction in what was a great pulsating afternoon for the hosts.
The Colemanstown lads threatened to dismantle the Colga defense within the first 5mins but it wasn’t until David Walsh floated in the ball perfectly from a corner that Jonah Donnellan half got a head to it but Kyle Madden had enough strength on the back post to head home. Colemanstown had two more chances soon after, exact replicas as Shane Quirke ran down the left flank and crossed into Killian Hughes who seen his efforts well saved by a keeper on top of his game. At this stage, Paddy Flynn, Ross Lally, Conor Walsh and David Walsh ably dealt with any danger which came their way while Cathal Kennedy, Kyle Madden and Shane Quirke constantly ensured the ball was fed to strikers Killian Hughes & Dylan Murphy. On 23 mins, there was a pivotal 2-minute spell, during which Colemanstown’s youngsters established their clear superiority and went up the field to score two more. Cathal Kennedy after a good run down the right flank picked out Killian Hughes whose low hard drive found the net while Hughes again picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box to slam home. Hughes provided the assist for Quirky who drew a mighty save from the keeper and the ball hit the post on its way over the end-line. 3-0 Half time.
Straight from the restart, the visitors simply could not hold out in a 6 minute mesmeric spell as Josh Buckley took up the right back berth and Cathal Hynes the right wing position. Killian Hughes squared the ball across the box to the in-rushing Quirky who claimed his first of the day. Cathal Kennedy made matters worse as he showed great footwork before his strike from 8 yards found the net, immediately followed up by a great individual goal from Shane Quirke as his strike from the left found the far right corner to claim his brace. The introduction of Diarmuid Ryan & Sean Connolly helped to add more panache to the defence while Cian Burke & Shane Kenny sustained the dependability in midfield. Colga had a brief reprieve as a free kick from 25 yards left Fionn Flattery’s despairing grasp to just about scramble over the line. Jonah Donnellan added his name to the scoresheet with a perfect free-kick, which the keeper failed to get near and it thundered into the top right corner. 20mins into the half, a good speculative shot from Davy Walsh from a good distance out was parried by the keeper but Killy Hughes was quickest to react, dispossess the keeper and tap into the net. A minute later, Colga pulled another back amidst the carnage in similar fashion to their first. A free kick floated in found the net as Fionn Flattery was deceived by their inrushing striker. Not that long back from a bit of a sojourn, keeper Fionn Flattery needed a lift to keep him warm between the posts. Turning a low hard drive round the post provided it. On 25mins an effort from 40 yards from Jonah Donnellan squeezed in by the post as assistant manager Gary Lally joined in on the party before the final whistle as he got up to his usual antics and frolics with the lads on the sideline
The Colemanstown lads walked off to a nice reception after a mesmeric display, in which these youngsters again showed the lessons learned in their coaching. Colemanstown lie 2nd in the table after 6 games, although 2 games in hand on league leaders Salthill Devon.
Squad: Fionn Flattery, Paddy Flynn, Ross Lally, Conor Walsh , David Walsh, Jonah Donnellan central defensive mid, Cathal Kennedy, Kyle Madden, Shane Quirke, Dylan Murphy, Killian Hughes, Josh Buckley, Cathal Hynes, Shane Kenny, Cian Burke, Sean Connolly, Diarmuid Ryan.