Semester two News: update

Posted On 5th Apr 2023
Posted By Men's Soccer
[Galway (All Clubs) campus]
Author Brian Laffey

The club had a very busy period after the Christmas break and although our 1st team did not have any more competitive games after a poor 1st term, our 2nd team continued their massive

Improvement and were on a constant upward curve. Numbers at training were consistent from Jan – March with a mix of 1st and 2nd teamers as well as many recreational players turning out and getting involved.

Our 2nd team played their Eustace shield ¼ final away to Blanchardstown in Dublin and after a slow start, found themselves 0-2 down on 20 mins.

However, a terrific response resulted in goals from Walid Muhsin, José Poblaciones, Clinton Imade and Usama Israr x 2 giving us a massive 5-3 win on the day.

In the semi-final, we found ourselves once again away to Griffith college in Dublin, who had beaten us earlier in the season in a league game.

But on this occasion, our lads rose to the challenge and came away with a deserved 2-1 win, courtesy of goals from José Poblaciones and Clinton Imade.

The college cup finals were once again held at Athlone stadium at the end of February and we played Colaiste Ide in the final on Tues 28th.

In what was a very close affair that was 0-0 for over an hour, an unfortunate 2nd yellow card which resulted in a sending off, turned the game in Colaiste Ide’s favour which led to us losing out by 0-2.

A heroic campaign by all involved in this squad ended with a tinge of what might have been, but the lads can be very proud of the progress made and look forward to next season.

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