The Kilmeena U16 girls home game this evening was against Westport, with a strong westerly wind blowing the visitors who won the toss elected to play with the wind in the first half, the big challenge for Kilmeena was to defend in every position and maintain possession as best they could and in parts they managed to maintain but Westport got on the score board early with well executed scores, coupled with the strong breeze the home team was seriously under pressure but they prevailed with notable performances by Ciara Joyce, Shannon Burke, Aine Regan & Sarah McDonald who kept the score board ticking. Defensively the Girls were under alot of pressure with surging runs by Westport but they defended strongly by minimizing their scoring capabilities, by half time Westport were well ahead with the game nearly out of reach, but then came the second half a resurgent Kilmeena team took control of the game and managed to close the gap by scoring some excellent points & goals, in defence the home team got the better of their makers thus limiting scoring opportunities, with notable performances by Dearbhla Grealis, Abby McGreal, Katie Hogan, Aoife Gibbons, Laura & Mollie Moore. In made for a very close and exciting finish but when final whistle blew the game ended in a draw. Thank you to Westport for very sporting game and the best of luck to you in the championship.
Match report; Colm Barrett.
Kilmeena 4 - 8 (20) 5 - 5 (20) Westport