Kilmeena U16s travelled to Ballina this evening where they were beaten in the Division 2 county championship by Ballina in a highly entertaining game. Ballina started much better than Kilmeena and dominated most of the first half and went in leading by 2 - 3 to 0 - 3 points.However, Kilmeena who were missing some key players rallied well in the second half and really put it up to Ballina. However, in the sweltering heat on a beautiful evening, Ballina just had too much in the end running out winners on the scoreline of
Ballina 4 - 3 to Kilmeena 0 - 9 points.
Match report; Neil O'Donnell
Our U12 boys played their last game of the summer league away to Ballina Stephenites .
We had 24 players tog out to play on a glorious sunny evening.
Owing to numbers and a desire that everybody gets plenty of game-time two games were played!
Our teams played nice football but we were unfortunately beaten by Ballina in both games .
Thanks to all the parents who supported us throughout summer league, especially on our travels.
Match report: Mike Slattery.
Kilmeena under 14 girls played their first championship match of the season against CL McHale Rovers at home on Monday evening. The weather conditions were very warm and sunny. Kilmeena had the advantage of a slight breeze in the first half. Kilmeena showed their intent dominating most of the possession in the first half and were unlucky not to have converted a few more scores. CL McHale Rovers scored a goal against the run of play and were a point up at the interval. The score at half time was Kilmeena 1 - 4 CL McHale Rovers 2 - 2.
The second half was equally as competitive, with both teams getting some great scores. The Kilmeena girls put in huge effort and can be very proud of themselves, but CL McHale Rovers did enough to edge out Kilmeena winning by 3 points. Unfortunately Kilmeena are now out of the Championship competition.
A great performance by Kilmeena which is testament to their hard work and progress throughout the year. When these teams met in the league in May, Kilmeena suffered a heavy defeat in that match with a score line of Kilmeena 3 - 05 CL McHale Rovers 8 - 13.
Kilmeena lined out as follows:
1 Aoife Gibbons, 2 Mollie Keane, 3 Holly Barrett, 4 Anna Moran, 5 Megan O’Malley, 6 Laura Kelly, 7 Keely Hastings, 8 Ciara Joyce, 9 Áine Regan, 10 Evie Flynn, 11 Abby McGreal, 12 Emma Murray, 13 Megan Mulchrone, 14 Rachel Gibbons(c), 15 Aibhlin O’Flynn
Subs: 16 Jessica O’Donnell, 17 Sinead Mulchrone, 18 Grace Gibbons, 19 Aisling Hoban, 20 Sarah Gillespie, 21 Ellen O’Toole.
Match report; Ann Marie Crean.
Final Score last evening; Kilmeena 3 - 7 4 - 7 CL McHales
(Match images courtesy of Mary Kelly and team pictures by Colm Barrett)
Championship quarter finals looming for Kilmeena following a comfortable win over Charlestown in the Junior Championship played McHale Park today.
Match report to follow:
Kilmeena 1 - 12 0 - 5 Charlestown
On sunday last Kilmeena travelled to Kilfian to take on the home team in their search for two more league points.
Kilmeena started the game well and dominated possession early on. The home team were finding it very hard to gain any possession with the Kilmeena lads dominating the midfield sector and the Kilmeena defence totally on top.
An early Kilmeena goal rocked the home team, and it was all one way traffic. Kilfian gradually resorted to massed defence, which resulted in Kilmeena finding it hard to break them down.
However, Kilmeena went in at half time completely in the ascendancy. the half time score
Kilfian 0 - 0 Kilmeena 2 - 9
A couple of early points in the second half opened up the gap still further, and eventually the home team got on the score sheet. Kilmeena then started to get very sloppy in their play both in defence and attack. Two needless goals were conceded due to poor defensive work, and undisciplined shot selection at the other end was compromising some fine football. In the end the game meandered on to a comprehensive win for the Kilmeena boys.
kilmeena remain top of the table, but it's very tight with just one point seperating the top 4 teams.
Darragh keaveney 1 - 3(1f), Sean Barrett 1 - 2, Joey Smyth 1 - 1, Neil Duffy 0 - 3, Sean Ryder 0 - 3, Niall Feehan 1 - 0, Alan Ryan 0 - 1, Keith Joyce 0 - 1, Ronan Keane 0 - 1
Best for Kilmeena; Neilly Duffy, Paddy Keane, Conor Madden.
Match report: John Doherty