Weather fails to dampen Colemanstown’s spirits

Both ‘A’ & ‘B’ team matches fell victim to the weather conditions over the weekend.

Earlier on Saturday however, our under 13 team played a 1-1 draw with Maree-Oranmore in atrocious weather conditions. Conceeding a goal just before the break, Josh Lane equalised from the penalty spot 12 mins into the 2nd half after he himself was taken down.  Stephen Kelly kept us in the game with a string of super saves while Darren Moran & Shane Lally were threatening on both wings.  Conor O’Neill had a couple of chances near the end to grab all 3 points but it finished 1-1 doing justice to both teams.

Our under 15’s maintained their unbeaten run in the league when they came away with a share of the spoils against Corrib Celtic on Saturday.  It was dreadful weather conditions thereby spoiling the underfoot conditions and as such was always going to be a tight game hampered too by the loss of Keith Connell through injury before the game.  Colemanstown were 1-nil up on 10 minutes following great work from Aidan Monaghan who passed a wide ball to Daniel Masterson who controlled the ball nicely to chip the advancing keeper.  Corrib Celtic got 2 before the break from set pieces on 25 & 30 mins respectively.  Chances went a –begging from Keith Murphy, Lee Murphy, Ronan O’Neill & Paul Lally but the Corrib Celtic keeper was equal to the task.  5 mins before the break Paul Lally went on one of his penetrating runs, passed to Keith Murphy who slotted neatly to the net from close range to leave the scores tied at the break.  The rain continued to pour as the pitch became water-logged in some areas but the hard working Keith Murphy got the ball on the edge of the box midway through the 2nd half to shoot low & hard to make it 3-2.  Corrib Celtic equalised at the death to ensure a share of the spoils & well done to all the lads for braving such difficult conditions. 

Our under 17’s beat Kinvara 4-2 also in atrocious conditions in their 2nd league outing on Sunday.  They were 1-nil down at the break but 3 astute player switches by the management involving Paddy Mullins, Jason Gannon & John Lally resulted in 3 great goals by the same players in quick succession.  Paddy Mullins scored the 1st, Johnny Lally got the 2nd after a splendid pass from Alan Fahy, the diminutitive Paddy Mullins got the 3rd, a rare left footed drive from 25yards  while Jason Gannon rounded off a great 2nd half performance when he chipped the keeper from 25yards to score Colemanstown’s 4th goal.  Kinvara got 1 back before the final whistle to make it 4-2.