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Latest club news up to Monday 11 April   12/04/2022

The U18 boys travelled to Strandhill in Sligo last Sunday to take on Strand Celtic in their Connacht Shield semi final encounter. The home side were in command in the early stages and forced a series of corners. They used their physical advantage well to score from two of those corners and added a third to establish a three goal lead by the second quarter. United coaches Mark Faherty and Stan Irwin made a few tactical changes which gave more balance to the Craughwell side and nearing the half time break, Liam Mulveen scored from a powerful free kick to give United hope of a comeback. Both sides fought hard after the break to gain the upper hand but Craughwell couldn't find the second goal which would have put pressure on the home side. In the end, Strand Celtic held on for a deserved win but great credit to the Craughwell lads for trying hard right until the final whistle. Fabulous achievement to reach a Connacht semi final.
The junior men's side were 5-0 winners over ten man MacDara on Sunday morning at Coleman Park. Alan Callanan and Kevin Molloy put Craughwell two up in the first half. Darragh O Connor added Craughwell's third and two more from Molloy completed his hatrick to give United their third league win in a row.
On Saturday, the U12B boys kept their winning run going after a 2-0 home win over Tuam Celtic C with the goals coming from Darragh O Donnell and Cathal Desbonnet while the U12A boys were out of luck in a 4-1 away defeat to Knocknacarra B. The U12B boys followed up Saturday's win with a 3-0 home win over league leaders Kinvara United B on Monday evening at Coleman Park. Zach Keane, Darragh O Donnell and Sean Niland scored for Craughwell in a very competitive and entertaining match and the win brings Craughwell level with Kinvara at the top of Division 5.

The Galway United Academy Easter Coaching Clinic.The Galway United Academy Easter Coaching Clinic takes place this Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Coleman Park, Craughwell. Cost is €45 per player and is open to Craughwell United players only. Boys and girls born 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Galway United Academy coaches will take all the sessions. Players must bring their own drink bottles and dress appropriately for the weather. Advance bookings only now open through our club website and Facebook pages. No bookings will be taken on the day.

Photo caption -The Craughwell United U18 Boys who played Strand Celtic in their Connacht Shield semi final last weekend. Back row - Liam Mulveen, Tom Doran, Shane Touhy, Eoin Nugent, Eoin Byrne, Michael Trehy, Jerry Boyle. Front row - Noah Keane, Matthew Faherty, Dara Collins, Odhran Keane, Cian Geoghegan, Cian Irwin.

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