U14’s brave display against Salthill Devon; ‘B’ Team’s first win

Our under 14s took on Salthill Devon in the premier division in Drom on Saturday. We started the game with a depleted squad due to illness, with five first team players missing on the day. We got off to a bad start, conceding two soft goals after twenty minutes leaving us 2- 0 down.  We had some good chances to pull one back before half time, most notable of these was a shot from Brian Monaghan which was saved well by the Salthill keeper.  We started the second half brightly with solid performances by Jack Kennedy, Shane Coleman, Daniel Masterson and man of the match Conor O Neill.  We pulled one back through Brian Monaghan scoring his first goal for the club to make the score 2-1 with twenty minutes to go.  We pushed on for the remainder of the half with chances falling to Pierse Townsend, Daniel Masterson and Ronan O Neill but we did not get the rub of the green on the day. Final score 2-1. Well done to all the lads for a brave effort on the day

Our first team maintained their unbeaten league start to 2012 with another hard fought 1 all draw with Crumlin on Sunday.  We opened the scoring on 20min with Ronan Geraghty getting his head on the end of a Shane Clancy free kick. Very little opportunities fell to either side for the remainder of the 1st half.  Crumlin started the brighter in the second half and pulled the goal back 10min in with a scramble in the box poked home by the Crumlin striker.  Crumlin had the better of the possession but the better scoring opportunities fell to Colemanstown with chances falling to Derek Kolonovski on several occasions and John O Brien narrowly missing the target in a one on one situation.

Our B team recorded their first win of 2012 with a 2:1 win over NUIG B, the goals coming from Andy Concannon and Adrian Burke.

Everyone is currently in full training for the forthcoming Colemanstown 10k scheduled for Holy Saturday April 7th. We urge all local running enthusiasts to get their training shoes on and support the run.  All funds raised from the event will go towards the provision of a badly needed 2nd playing pitch.