Kilmeena U-12 boys played their fourth and final round of the league away to Kiltimagh on Monday evening the 30th of May. Kilmeena travelled with a panel of 25 players. The captain of the Kilmeena team for this encounter was Evan O Donnell. Evan put in a sterling performance at corner forward and was top scorer with a goal and point from play.
Kilmeena got off to a great start leading by 0 - 04 to 0 - 00 at the end of the first quarter. Conal Gill registered the first score of the game followed by points from Odhran Tieran, Evan O Donnell and the attacking halfback Jack Mulchrone. Kiltimagh came back into the game in the second quarter outscoring Kilmeena by 1 - 02 to 0 - 02. Finley Gibbons and Conal Gibbons scoring the two points for Kilmeena. Half time score was 0 - 06 to 1 - 01 in favour of the Kilmeena lads.
The third quarter was always going to be critical and Kilmeena increased the intensity outscoring Kiltimagh by 1 - 04 to 0 - 03. The points coming this time from Colin Hastings, Ciaran Kilcoyne, Conal Gill and Jack O Grady while Evan O Donnell scored Kilmeena’s only goal where he pounced on an opportunity during a goal mouth scramble to put the ball into the back of the net. During the final quarter Ciaran Kilcoyne finished off the game scoring two points to leave the final score line of 1 - 12 to
1 - 07 in favour of Kilmeena.
Harry Sherdian is worthy of special mention in goal where his long and accurate kicks were crucial to Kilmeena wining the majority of possession from their own kick outs. The statistics for the game show that the top defenders were Gavin Mulchrone, Adam O Grady, Liam Moore and Rian Kilcoyne between them they had a massive number of 18 turnovers of possession which prevented definite scores and provided quality ball to the attacking forwards. Brian Durkan put in a mighty shift at midfield alongside Finley Gibbons. All in all this was a great performance by the entire panel of 25 players who all got game time this evening. Those lads were, Evan O Donnell Capt., Brian Durkan, Conor Feehan, Cormac Feehan, Conal Gill, Conor Gibbons, Finley Gibbons, Colin Hastings, Donal Hastings, Matthew Hogan, Daniel Kelly, Ciarán Kilcoyne, Rían Kilcoyne, Liam Moore, Brian Mulchrone, Gavin Mulchrone, Jack Mulchrone, Louis O Donnell, Jack O Grady, Stephen O Grady, Adam O Grady, Odhran Tieran, Harry Sherdian, Keelan Corcoran, Peadar O Toole.
Well done to Kiltimagh for a good competitive game and thanks to those who travelled to support the Kilmeena team.
Next training is Thursday evening from 7 to 8pm.
Match Report by Ollie Mulchrone.
Kilmeena 1 - 12 1 - 07 Kiltimagh