Kilmeena 2 - 15 1 - 9 Crossmolina B
Kilmeena started off their Junior championship campaign this season with a comprehensive win in what had the potential to be a difficult home fixture. Kilmeena started brightly and soon had their opponents pegged back despite playing into a stiff breeze. Crossmolina were fielding an experienced team and they soon dug in to keep the game tight as the first half wore on.
A scoring burst in the last ten minutes of the half saw Kilmeena score 1 - 5 to no reply leaving the half time score Kilmeena 1 - 10, Crossmolina 0 - 5
The opening exchanges in the second half saw the visitors get a grip early on, and Kilmeena were struggling to get on the ball. The Kilmeena attack was always threatening and a number of fine counter attacks kept the gap at a comfortable one.
In the end Kilmeena was able to run their bench and run out comfortable winners.
Best for Kilmeena; Darragh keaveney, Joey Smyth, Niall Ryan.
Scorers D Keaveney 1 - 8 (3f), P Groden 1 - 0, L Heanue 0 - 2, N Duffy 0 - 2,
C Madden 0 - 1, J Smyth 0 - 1, K Joyce 0 - 1
Match report; John Doherty.