As promised, the Orange status weather warning issued by Met Éireann earlier in the day, vented its full fury across the Connacht Centre of Excellence grounds in Ballinhaunis, the venue for the County U21 Championships Semi-Finals held last night. Yet, this fierce tempest did little to curb the spirit and enthusiasm of the footballers of Kilmeena and Kilmaine as they served up a sterling feast of football skills and some super score taking, to the approval of the sizable crowd of supporters of both teams. While both sides had their respective periods of dominance, Kilmeena finally edged ahead in the finals minutes of the second half to win by a single point.
Kilmeena now plays Ardnaree Sarsfields, the winners of the other semi-final of the division, next weekend at the same venue, time to be arranged.
Kilmeena 2 - 10 2 - 9 Kilmaine