U14’s beat Connaught kingpins to advance in Cup

Renmore having won the Connaught Cup and runaway winners of the U14 premier league looked almost unbeatable on paper in advance of this U14 Cup quarter final. The u14 kingpins played in a David vs Goliath confrontation but Colemanstown proved that battles like these are not played on paper. The statistics were against us but our lads put in a credible performance to overcome incredible odds to upset the Renmore giants and advance to the semi final of this Cup competition where they now play Mervue at home this Sunday KO 11am. Sir Bobby, yet again, came up trumps holding some cards close to his chest, by making some astute positional changes in turning around a 4-nil league defeat only days beforehand to win this one 3-nil. Our lads got off to a perfect start with Sean Murray, Brian Connolly, Lorcan Molloy & Daniel Masterson anchoring midfield showing both creative and combative qualities. We were 1-nil up on 10mins when Daniel Masterson’s perfect cross from the left wing split the Renmore defence for Kieran Dowd to pounce and slot the ball neatly to the corner. Our 2nd goal came just before the interval when Daniel Masterson, now on the right wing, crossed nicely to Pierse Townsend who struck a sweet ball from the edge of the box. Renmore piled on the pressure following the resumption but Ronan O’Neill, Jack Kennedy, Conor O’Neill & Matthew Ruane showed great resilience while stand-in keeper Brian Monaghan did his job well between the posts. Colemanstown turned the screw on the city kingpins when Kieran Dowd scored a great opportunistic goal when he chipped the advancing keeper after a great penetrating run from defence from the never-tiring Ronan O’Neill. It was a great result for these youngsters and certainly confidence should be well up as they prepare for battle against Mervue this Sunday. Your support for these lads is greatly appreciated.