Kilmeena U15 boys came up short against a highly fancied Mayo Gaels side in the County Division 2 league final in Islandeady on Saturday last. Kilmeena playing into the wind in gave as good as they got in a very entertaining first half. Both sides played open attacking football which resulted in fine scores to leave a half time score of Mayo Gaels 1-08 Kilmeena 1-05. Kilmeena were the happier going in at the break, having played against the strong breeze. However, with an injury curtailing the influential Mickey Hastings and the concession of a soft goal just after half time Kilmeena found themselves chasing the game from here on in. Both teams traded scores but ultimately Mayo Gaels class shone through in the end to leave a final score of 5-12 to 3-10. The Kilmeena lads can be hugely proud of their efforts but will agree came up against a better team on the day. This game brings the curtain down on a highly successful and enjoyable season for this group of lads (U15/16) who hopefully will stick together and go on to achieve more success in the future.
Cathal Cawley, Tom Smyth, Adam Sheridan, Chris Mc Glynn, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’ Donnell, Cian Moore, Mickey Hastings, Iain Murphy, Jason Mc Glynn, Mark Hastings, Chris Mc Nally, Robbie Staunton. Subs: Cillian O’ Grady, Sean Prenty, Rory Nolan, Ben Lennon, Daniel O’ Malley, Jamie Staunton, Tadgh Costello,
Match Report: Padraic Moore