Kilmeena U-16s recorded an impressive home win over Ardnaree in a top of the table clash on Sunday evening last on a perfect sunny evening for football. Both teams played flowing football from the start and the home side settled with an early point, but on a mix up in the home defence let Ardnaree in for a goal after 5 mins. Both teams traded points to leave it 1 - 03 to 0 - 3 midway in the first half. Kilmeena found the net on 18mins after a flowing move, but Ardnaree hit back with 3 points before the break to lead 1 - 06 to 1 - 03.
The second half began with more intensity and with the home side now dominating at midfield, they ran at Ardnaree from all areas scoring 2-04 without reply to lead by 7 mid way through 2nd half. Just as the game seemed to be swinging in favour of the home side, Ardnaree hit back with 1 - 01 to leave 3 between them entering the last 10mins. Kilmeena responded with 3 points but a converted Ardanree penalty on 27mins set up a frantic finish. A Kilmeena point on 29mins put 4 between them to leave a final score of 3 - 12 to 3 - 08.
This result completed a great week for Kilmeena U16s as on Thursday evening last they recorded an impressive away win over Swinford with a final score of Swinford 2 - 04, Kilmeena 3 - 15. With the league now complete and Kilmeena sitting proudly on top of the table (7wins out of 8) they can now look forward to a home semi final.
Well done to all involved on a great season so far.
Adam Sheridan, Tom Smyth, Brian Mortimor, Chris Mc Glynn, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’ Donnell (F), Simon Duffy, Jack Carney, Mikey Hastings, Mark Hastings, Kian Moore, Robbie Satunton, Jason Mc Glynn, Chris Mc Nally, Cillian O’ Grady. Subs: Iain Murphy , Gerard Gibbons.
Match report: Padraic Moore
Kilmeena 3 - 12 3 - 8 Ardnaree