Under 9’s: Colemanstown 1; Corofin 0

This was a stern test today for our under 9’s in tit for tat stuff as the ball was quickly up and down the field. Both teams were evenly matched as Thomas Mellody, Cian Ruane, Ross Lally & David ‘Fitzy’ Walsh came closest in the first half but Corofin were steadfast in defence and Colemanstown were unable to find a way through. As the game progressed Colemanstown were in the ascendancy for the remainder of the first half but just could not find the break through. Thomas Mellody broke the deadlock midway through the second half as he neatly chipped the ball with his left foot into the top left corner of the net to overwhelming celebrations from his teammates. It was a goal worth waiting for, which sees him maintain his record of scoring in every game he has played in this season. After the breakthrough Colemanstown played with much more confidence as they played the flanks to good effect as wingers Jonah Donnellan & Adam Cleary passed some lovely ball down the line for Cian Ruane, David Walsh, Ross Lally & Thomas Mellody to run on to. Great play in defence from Anthony Feeney who fed the ball to Jonah Donnellan who in turn slipped the ball neatly to Adam Cleary but his finish was just wide of the mark. Minutes later the Corofin keeper had to be at his best to gather a close range effort from Ross Lally. Then Cian Ruane & Adam Cleary linked up well as the latter took a shot at goal only to be denied as Fionn Flattery was well positioned to tap the rebound to the net but failed to connect cleanly. After this the game fizzled out as Colemanstown looked to maintain possession and try out new systems. However, there was still time for chances for Thomas Mellody & Cian Ruane before the final whistle. So an excellent performance by these youngsters with special mention to Fionn Flattery, Kailum Concannon, Cian Burke, Anthony Feeney, Nathan McGuire-Greaney and keeper Michael Ward who all featured in a defence which kept another clean-sheet this season. This win helps them maintain their unbeaten run so far in friendlies. Thanks to Andy & Eddie Concannon for managing the team.