The Under 13 boys played their 2nd game in Division 1A against Castlebar at home on Monday evening. We started timidly and were absorbing a lot of pressure from a strong Castlebar A side. Indeed except for some heroic defensive and goalkeeping work the game could have been beyond us by half time. Having played into the breeze, Kilmeena trailed on a scoreline of 6 points to 2.
We regrouped at the break and the realisation and confidence grew that the game was there for the taking in the second half. Our midfield and forwards got on much more of the ball. As confidence grew our players were winning more of their man to man battles. A fortunate break when a forty five dropped into the Castlebar net gave us the impetus to push on and win a thrilling game on a Final score of 2-10 to 1-11.
Special mention to the supporters who came out to shout on the Team from the stand, their encouragement undoubtedly helped secure a victory that shows what is possible for this group!
Match report: Mike Slattery.
Kilmeena 2 - 10 1 - 11 Castlebar