The U16 ladies recorded a great win over their neighbours Westport in a highly entertaining league game on Monday evening in St Brendan’s park. Kilmeena were against the wind and made a solid start but Westport went in 2 – 06 to 1 – 04 ahead at half time. The second half was a real nail biting encounter with Kilmeena going 2- 10 to 2 – 9 ahead with two minutes remaining. With the game looking like it could go either way Westport scored a goal to go one point ahead but a goal in the last minute by Aoife Lavelle ensured a deserved victory for Kilmeena.
Team captain Sophie Flynn was outstanding along with Katie Hogan at midfield. Goal keepers Aoife Lavelle and Laura Kelly were very impressive with some great saves. The defence was excellent with Dearbhla Grealis, Ava Ryder and Lilly Brady very strong. Nina Mathestein, Laura Moore and Sarah Mulchrone made some great clearances. The forwards created many chances and took some fine scores. Cliodhna O Connell, Aoife Roche, Jamie Geraghty, Lisa Rose and Alishia McDonnell gave solid performances. Shannon Burke was outstanding covering back and got some great scores on the evening.
Excellent displays by U14’s girls Laura Kelly, Ciara Joyce and Sarah McDonald in their first game for the U16 team this year.
It was a wonderful display from the Kilmeena ladies who secured a great win in the end. This was an evening to remember for the U16 ladies.
Team: Aoife Lavelle, Nina Mathestein, Dearbhla Grealis, Laura Moore, Ava Ryder, Lilly Brady, Sarah Mulchrone, Sophie Flynn, Katie Hogan, Aoife Roache, Jamie Geraghty, Cliodhna O Connell, Alishia McDonnell, Lisa Rose, Shannon Burke, Laura Kelly, Ciara Joyce and Sarah McDonald.
Kilmeena 3 - 10 3 - 9 Westport
Match report: Michael Moore