This game was played in perfect weather conditions – dry with little or no breeze.
Kilmeena were first on the scoreboard; with Chris McNally bagging a goal in the opening minutes of the first half. After this, Belmullet found their rhythm and dominated for much of the remainder of the half; registering 1 – 05 by the short whistle. Kilmeena did manage to raise another green flag during this period.
Although not playing their best football, Kilmeena were only 2 points adrift at the half time whistle; 1-05 to 2-00.
The Kilmeena lads did up their game at the beginning of the second period. They started to win more ball and press Belmullet harder and they reaped some reward for their efforts. However, Kilmeena were finding it difficult to convert their efforts into points on the scoreboard.
Belmullet managed to keep their noses in front throughout the second period and had three points to spare at the final whistle. In fairness, Belmullet took more of their chances and were deserved winners of this competitive match.
Good luck to Belmullet in the final; where they face Ballintubber.
Well done to all the lads in the Kilmeena Under 13 squad. In getting to this Semi-Final, this bunch of young men won all their group qualifying games. There is no doubt but that they will feature strongly in the Under 14 competition in 2016.
Match report; Michael O'Grady.
Kilmeena 5 - 4 4 - 10 Belmullet