Kilmeena U-12 boys played their second game of the league away to Aughamore on Monday evening the 16th of May. Kilmeena travelled with a panel of 27 players. Two teams were selected which facilitated all boys getting game time. Both games were played in parallel. The Kilmeena teams were captained by Donal Hastings and Brian Durkan. Both of these lads played the captains role and lead by example throughout their respective games.
Scores in Game 1 came from Matthew Hogan (4), Jack O Grady (2), Conor Feehan, Conor Kelly, Peadar O Toole, Keelan Corcoran & Odhran Tieran (1 each). Good performances were also noted from Dylan Staunton, Sean Gallagher, Louis O Donnell, Jason Monaghan and Stephen O Grady.
Kilmeena 0 - 11 4 - 11 Aughamore
This game got off to a slow start for the Kilmeena lads where Aughamore outscored them by 4 points to 1 in the first quarter and 2-01 to 1-03 in the second quarter. Half time score was 1-04 to 2-05 in favour of Aughamore. Tactical switches at midfield with tight marking by the energetic Colin Hastings and influential Brian Durkan brought Kilmeena right back into the game where they held the majority of possession in the 3rd quarter. However, a combination of excellent defence by Aughamore and a run of bad luck for Kilmeena prevented any score difference with 2 points apiece. The momentum that the Kilmeena lads build up in the third quarter continued in the final quarter where Kilmeena outscored Aughamore by 2-04 to 1-01 leaving the final score line of 3-10 to 3-08 in favour of Kilmeena.
Darragh Slattery registered Kilmeena’s first score. Harry Sherdian pulled off some brilliant saves (again) while Adam O Grady and Gavin Mulchrone held solid in defence. Rian Kilcoyne prevented definite scores from crucial blocks and turnovers. Daniel Kelly was unselfish upfront with key assists for scores from Ciaran Kilcoyne (G) Conal Gill (G &1) Liam Moore (2), Darragh Slattery (3), Jack Mulchrone (2), Rian Kilcoyne (1), Evan O Donnell (1) and Lorcan Coady (G).
Well done to Aughamore for a good sporting game and thanks to those who travelled to support these great young fellas from Kilmeena. Also, special thanks to Cian O Brien for his assistance with the stats from the game.
Kilmeena 3 - 10 3 - 08 Aughamore
Match report; Ollie Mulchrone