Thursday, 8th June, 2017
Kilmeena vs Kiltimagh
With a win at home last week over Erris St Pat’s, Kilmeena travelled to the mid-Mayo town looking for a result, that would book them a semi-final spot in the U14C Championship.
Playing a ‘13 aside’ game, Kilmeena were first out of the blocks, with a goal from Evan O’Donnell. Shortly after, Kiltimagh responded with a point. In a generally competitive first half, both teams exchanged points, with the pick of those for Kilmeena being a long range point from Cillian O’Grady. Both teams created but squandered chances in the opening 30 minutes, with Kilmeena being the guiltier party here. Then somewhat against the run of play, Kiltimagh worked a good passage of play which resulted in a goal for the hosts. Kilmeena responded with a point to leave it 1 – 5 to 1 – 3, in favour of the visitors at the small whistle.
After the interval, Kilmeena hit the ground running, with Ciaran Kilcoyne scoring the first point of the second half. Following some minor positional changes, Kilmeena began to dominate play, gaining the vital possessions and making the runs at the Kiltimagh defence. And it wasn’t long before their efforts began to pay off – a foul on Cillian O’Grady inside the square and a penalty. Up stepped Chris McGlynn; who beat the keeper with a shot into the corner.
From here to the final whistle, Kilmeena took control; with goals from Ciaran Kilcoyne, Sean Prenty, Jack Walsh and Chris McGlynn.
As Kilmeena took the foot off the gas, Kiltimagh made some inroads into the otherwise solid Kilmeena defence (Ben Lennon & Harry Sheridan in the full-back line and at half back Colin Hastings, Oisin Grimley and Darragh Slattery); to score a late goal and a brace of points.
In the end, Kilmeena were convincing winners and have booked a semi-final spot, in a match scheduled to be played in two weeks time.
The panel present this evening comprised of the following:
Darragh Slattery, Ben Lennon, Harry Sheridan, Adam O’Grady, Colin Hastings, Chris McGlynn (Capt.), Liam Moore, Sean Prenty, Oisin Grimley, Ciaran Kilcoyne, Cillian O’Grady, Brian Durkan, Evan O’Donnell, Daniel O’Malley, Gavin Mulchrone, Sean Gallagher, Cian O’Brien, Lorcan Caody, Jack Walsh, Tadgh Costello.
Well Done Lads……
Final Score: Kilmeena; 7 - 9, Kiltimagh; 2 - 6
Match report: Michael O'Grady