Unseasonal weather fails to dampen ladies unbeaten run

The ladies won their latest league encounter in style against Tuam Celtic in deplorable weather conditions on an evening when you’d be hard pushed to even put the dog out! On a few occasions the team manager and linesman had to take cover in the stand from the swirling wind and rain. The puddles of water splashed from the grass surface as the game progressed while the players boots oozed and squelched of water. Even the crowd in the stand had body blankets hired out in a bid to keep warm in the middle of May, our finest Summer yet! Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half Tuam held the homeside scoreless til the break thanks mainly to some fine goalkeeping by the Tuam custodian. Assisted by the breeze in the 2nd half sweeper and captain Paula Kelly broke the deadlock with a fine strike following a short corner taken by Tessa Mullins. Catherine Burke’s long trip back from Portlaoise was well worthwhile as she scored 2 goals in quick succession while sub Nicola Finn headed home a Tess Mullins corner right at the death to ensure a convincing 4-0 win to Colemanstown. A few hot toddies and cups of tea were well earned in the local hostelry afterwards. Enquiries should be made with the local meteorological station in advance of the ladies next game away to Moyne Villa tomorrow evening, Wednesday, KO 7.30pm