Kilmeena U15 boys came up short against a highly fancied Mayo Gaels side in the County Division 2 league final in Islandeady on Saturday last. Kilmeena playing into the wind in gave as good as they got in a very entertaining first half. Both sides played open attacking football which resulted in fine scores to leave a half time score of Mayo Gaels 1-08 Kilmeena 1-05. Kilmeena were the happier going in at the break, having played against the strong breeze. However, with an injury curtailing the influential Mickey Hastings and the concession of a soft goal just after half time Kilmeena found themselves chasing the game from here on in. Both teams traded scores but ultimately Mayo Gaels class shone through in the end to leave a final score of 5-12 to 3-10. The Kilmeena lads can be hugely proud of their efforts but will agree came up against a better team on the day. This game brings the curtain down on a highly successful and enjoyable season for this group of lads (U15/16) who hopefully will stick together and go on to achieve more success in the future.
Cathal Cawley, Tom Smyth, Adam Sheridan, Chris Mc Glynn, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’ Donnell, Cian Moore, Mickey Hastings, Iain Murphy, Jason Mc Glynn, Mark Hastings, Chris Mc Nally, Robbie Staunton. Subs: Cillian O’ Grady, Sean Prenty, Rory Nolan, Ben Lennon, Daniel O’ Malley, Jamie Staunton, Tadgh Costello,
Match Report: Padraic Moore
Kilmeena 2-11 Charlestown B 1-13
Kilmeena GAA Club would like to offer their deepest sympathy to the Moore Family Carrowholly, on the death of John Moore, James St.
As a mark of respect the Kilmeena lotto is cancelled tomorrow night.
The girls and boys N.S. annual winter league competition got off to a flying start on Sunday. Four girls and six boys teams got to play their first-round matches in somewhat muddy underfoot conditions. Nevertheless, this did not deter the enthusiasm and determination with which all the players gave vent to their football skills acquired during the year. A word of thanks to the young referees from the underage ranks that managed the games so well. Well done to all.
Next round of matches takes place next Sunday at 12 pm.
Kilmeena U15 boys dug deep to secure a 1 point victory over a physical Ballinrobe side in a thrilling Dvision 2 League Semi Final at home on Sunday last.
With poor under foot conditions and a strong breeze this encounter can be billed as the proverbial game of two halves. The home side played into the strong breeze in the first half but struggled to get any foot hold in the game. Ballinrobe on the other hand played all the football and scored at will to lead comfortably by 3 - 07 to 0 - 01 at half time.
As the Ballinrobe lads headed into the comfort of the dressing room content with a job well done – game over, Kilmeena headed for the familiar surroundings of the dug out to hear the truth!!!!!!
The second half started at a frantic pace with the home side much more intent of making a game of it, 10mins in it was game on as the home side had clawed back 2 - 02 to leave 8 points between them. The home side now went for the jugular and outscored their opponents by 2 - 02 to 0 - 01 in the final 20mins to leave the game level heading into injury time, but a well worked move by the home side ended in a superb point by Killian O’Grady to secure a 1 point victory.
The 15 point comeback was completed by a fantastic hard working, sometimes physical second half performance.
The prize for this victory is a meeting with Mayo Gaels in the final on Saturday next in Islandeady at 03:00 in the Division 2 League Final.
Cathal Cawley, Tom Smyth, Adam Sheridan, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’ Donnell, Chris Mc Glynn, Mickey Hastings, Cian Moore, Mark Hastings, Jason Mc Glynn, Iain Murphy, Chris Mc Nally, Robbie Staunton. Subs: Cillian O’ Grady, Sean Prenty, Daniel O’ Malley, Jamiee Staunton, Ben Lennon, Rory Nolan.
Match report: Padraic Moore.
Kilmeena 4 - 6 3 - 08 Ballinrobe