Our “A” team edged a step closer to league safety with an excellent sought win over fellow strugglers Corrib Rangers. Colemanstown dominated possession early on but a defensive mix up allowed Rangers in to take the lead. Colemanstown battled back well from the setback and were duly awarded a penalty for a foul on Derek Kolonovski which was converted by Ronan Geraghty. Rangers gained the upper hand in the second half but the high work rate from Joe Finnerty and David Farrell in midfield and a couple of good saves from keeper Joe Flannery kept them at bay. With 15 minutes to go, Colemanstown manager introduced Conor Feeney who was hot of a plane from China but fortunately for our boys, he showed no symptoms of jet lag when he coolly slotted home the winner with 5 minutes to go and so a valuable 3 points for our lads.
Colemanstown’s U17’s maintained their push for the league with a good home win over Salthill Devon. Colemanstown dominated the first half coming close on a number of occasions eventually taking the lead at the break courtesy of a Johnny Lally finish from a Liam Carty cross. Salthill upped the pace in the 2nd half but Colemanstown closed out the game with two further strikes from Paddy Mullins to leave the game with a 3 nil scoreline at the end of ninety minutes.
Our U-15’s took on Corrib Celtic at home on Saturday with both sides unbeaten to date this season. We started very bright with great movement and link up play between Paul Lally and Keith Murphy and after twenty minutes went 1 nil up with a great through ball from Lee Murphy for Keith Murphy to slot the ball in the net. The defence of Ronan Carr, Dylan Kelly, Gerard Warde and Alan Cannon had good performances on the day but a momentary lapse of concentration after 30 minutes let Corrib Celtic in to level the game 1-1. This scoreline did not last long when Keith Connell passed to Paul Lally from the tip off and he used his pace and trickery to beat two defenders to slot home the winner for Colemanstown.
Our U-13’s also had a very impressive 5-1 victory over Craughwell on Saturday. Colemanstown started the brighter and were one up when James Barclay raced onto a through ball to slot home goal number one. Ally Layton who was superb througout the game, finished off a Conor O Neill cross making it two nil after 10 minutes. As Craughwell came into the game more and more, the mighty defensive line of Jack Hughes, Jack Kennedy, Ordhan Loughery and Shane Lally soaked up lots of pressure with Colemanstown very dangerous on the break. In the second half Craughwell pulled one back but Colemanstown stepped up their performance and three quick goals from the impressive Conor O Neill, the hardworking Josh Lane and super sub Liam Murray leaves Colemanstown second from top with four home games remaining. Others to perform well on the day for the Colemanstown were Patrick Monaghan, Mossy Carr and Stephen Kelly with the latter rushing to Galway after the game as he lined out for the Galway District League, a great honour for him and the club.