Kilmeena travelled to Clogher on Saturday evening to face what looked like a strong Ballintubber team. The game was only a few seconds old when Alan Ryan stole through the middle only to be brought down for a penalty. Joey Smyth calmly slotted home the spot kick. this set the tone for a fine performance from the kilmeena lads.
Ballintubber gradually fought their way back into the game but as the half wore on kilmeena maintained a three point lead, and in a strong end to the first half kilmeena slotted over three unanswered points to leave the half time score Kilmeena 1 - 8, Ballintubber B 0 - 5
Ballintubber got on the scoreboard early in the second half, but from there on kilmeena were in complete control. The defence was dealing easily with Ballintubber attacks, and then launching stunning counter attacks. Towards the end Alan Ryan made sure of the win finishing off an excellent team move through the heart of the home defence.
This promised to be a very tricky game, but the final score in no way flattered the kilmeena boys who all turned in a fine performance
Best for Kilmeena Chris Heanue, Niall Feehan, Liam Heanue, Niall Duffy
Scorers Joey Smyth 1-2(1-0p), Darragh keaveney 0-4 (2f), Alan Ryan 1-1, Ryan Feehan 0-2, Chris Heanue 0-1, Niall Ryan 0-1, Niall Duffy 0-1, Keith Joyce 0-1
Match report; John Doherty.
Kilmeena 2 - 13 0 - 8 Ballintubber