Kilmeena book their place in the U18 Boys final against Burrishoole, overcoming Ballintubber in a closely fought semi-final played in blustery conditions yesterday evening in Kilmeena.
Match report to follow:
Kilmeena 2 - 7 0 - 9 Ballintubber
David O'Grady (086-8166630), John O'Grady, Mickey Murray,
Michael Regan, Carmel Higgins (086-3230955)
Michael Gavin (087-9717516), Ollie Mulchrone, Mike Slattery,
Damien Hughes, Robert Coady
Padraic Moore (087-2861190), Neil O’Donnell (087-2524457), Declan Ryan
John Moore (087-9363844), Peter Lane (087-6632293),
John Gallagher (086-7100031), Shona Hughes (086-8262605)
Pete Mortimer (097-9579577), Ann Marie Crean (087-7540820),
David Ingham (086-8705456)
Ollie Mulchrone (087-2883710), Michael Moore (087-6992594),
Michael Regan (086-1579403), Geraldine Gibbons (087-0695821)
Burrishoole claim the points against a lacklustre Kilmeena in the Boys U18 Championship this evening played in McGovern Park Newport.
Kilmeema 1 - 8 0 - 16 Burrishoole
The Kilmeena U16 girls home game this evening was against Westport, with a strong westerly wind blowing the visitors who won the toss elected to play with the wind in the first half, the big challenge for Kilmeena was to defend in every position and maintain possession as best they could and in parts they managed to maintain but Westport got on the score board early with well executed scores, coupled with the strong breeze the home team was seriously under pressure but they prevailed with notable performances by Ciara Joyce, Shannon Burke, Aine Regan & Sarah McDonald who kept the score board ticking. Defensively the Girls were under alot of pressure with surging runs by Westport but they defended strongly by minimizing their scoring capabilities, by half time Westport were well ahead with the game nearly out of reach, but then came the second half a resurgent Kilmeena team took control of the game and managed to close the gap by scoring some excellent points & goals, in defence the home team got the better of their makers thus limiting scoring opportunities, with notable performances by Dearbhla Grealis, Abby McGreal, Katie Hogan, Aoife Gibbons, Laura & Mollie Moore. In made for a very close and exciting finish but when final whistle blew the game ended in a draw. Thank you to Westport for very sporting game and the best of luck to you in the championship.
Match report; Colm Barrett.
Kilmeena 4 - 8 (20) 5 - 5 (20) Westport
Róisín Hogan who represented the Kilmeena Folk Choir and our parish at the Newport Queen Festival on Saturday night in Hotel Newport
photo by Michael Quinn, Newport