In a game of four quarters, Kilmeena started brightly; posting a number of well taken points. Following the award of a 45 to Kilmeena and the resulting kick into the square, Chris McGlynn won possession and scored Kilmeena’s first goal. Lahardane McHales managed just a single point in the first quarter, albeit against a strong wind.
Now playing against the wind, Kilmeena held their own in the second quarter. Evan O’Donnell scored Kilmeena’s second goal in the third quarter. Indeed, Kilmeena limited Lahardane to a measly 3 points over the first three quarters of the game.
In the fourth quarter, all changed. Lahardane, aided by a continuing strong wind grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and rattled off 4 goals and a point; whilst Cillian O’Grady, set up by Sean Prenty, scored a crucial goal at the other end, to give Kilmeena a 2 point winning margin at the final whistle. Relief all round for the Kilmeena supporters and management!!
Well done to all players and substitutes, for their great efforts in a Kilmeena jersey, on what was a difficult evening weather-wise for playing football.
Kilmeena 3 – 9 4 – 4 Lahardane