Salthill Devon New – 13th April 2017
Salthill Devon drew 1-1 with Corrib Rangers on Sunday morning in the Western Hygiene Supplies Premier Division. Salthill took the lead in the first half through striker Martin Coady and also missed a penalty in a game in which they dominated and created plenty of chances. They were made to rue those missed opportunities, however, as Rangers struck for a late equaliser to deny them all 3 points. The result leaves Salthill in mid table position and they will require a couple of more victories from their remaining 5 games to guarantee their place in the division for next season.
The U16 Premier League team completed a memorable week as they claimed victories against Renmore (3-0) and Knocknacarra (3-1) to continue their rise up the league table. This team has improved considerably under the astute guidance of Phil Trill which is evidenced by the quality of football they are exhibiting on a consistent basis. Jack Flaherty and regular scorers Finán O Connor and Jake Begley were once again among the goals for Devon.
Mark Brady and Tom Lally’s U15s defeated Moyne Villa of Headford 7-1 to remain in hot pursuit of Colga at the top of the U15 Premier League. Colm Cunningham (2), Daniel Cox (2), Mathew Murray, Chris Lebrown and Stephen Iredale were the scorers.
The U14 Premier Division team recorded successive victories to Colga during the past week. In Clarinbridge Salthill produced a fine attacking display to emerge victors on a 7-1 scoreline while on Tuesday last in Drom they won on a 5-0 scoreline with Shane Befula and Matthew Thompson with 2 apiece and Ben O Malley completing the rout.
Mike Murray and Greg Quinn’s U12 Premier League team recorded a memorable 4-3 victory at home to fellow title challengers, Colga, on Saturday morning. Sean Oruguba, Evan Ridge, Milo O Malley and Darren Darcy were the goal scorers for Salthill. The win keeps them in contention for the title in a very competitive league. The team is starting to evolve into a well drilled machine with the huge commitment and efforts of management duo Murray and Quinn beginning to reap rewards. Those present at Saturday’s game were treated to one of the best goals ever scored in Drom Soccer Park by the enigmatic skills of playmaker Darren Darcy. Darcy received the ball on the sideline near the middle of the pitch before beating numerous opposition players with sublime skills and finishing past the advancing keeper to claim the winning goal for the Seagulls.
The Youth A team had a mixed week where a 5-3 victory away to Mervue Utd was followed by a 3-1 loss to Galway Hibernians.
Elsewhere the Academy’s U9s travelled to Moyne Villa for a blitz while the U8s entertained Galway Hibs and the U7s held an internal blitz at a sun drenched Drom Soccer Park on Saturday morning. Meanwhile Salthill Devon would like to congratulate the clubs’ latest Irish International when Ria McPhilbin kept goal for the Republic of Ireland’s U15s in an international tournament held at the AUL Complex in Dublin last week. The club wish Ria continued success and are grateful to all her coaches who played a significant role in her development including those at her former club, Galway Hibs.