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U16 Boys Gaelic Football League – Division 2, Round 1. Kilmeena vs The Neale, Tuesday 20th March, 20

Kilmeena; 4 - 8, The Neale; 1 – 4

Kilmeena were at home to The Neale for this the opening round of the 2018 Spring League.On a dry if somewhat chilly evening, conditions were ideal for football. Kilmeena began brightly and effectively dominated the first half. Through a combination of good support play and a tightly marshalled defence, Kilmeena notched up two majors and five points, whilst restricting the visitors to a solitary point.

Half time score; 2 – 5 to 0 – 1, in favour of the home team.

The Neale regrouped at half time and went toe to toe with the Kilmeena lads during the third quarter of this contest; marginally outscoring the home team by 1-2 to 1-1. However, that was as good as it got for the visitors and as the daylight rapidly faded, so too did any hopes of a comeback by The Neale. In the final ten minutes or so, Kilmeena added another major and a brace of points, to run out convincing winners. All in all, this represented a satisfactory start to the league. However, tougher challenges lie ahead...............Kilmeena are away to Knockmore on Tuesday 27th March.

The panel present this evening comprised of the following:

Cathal Cawley, Ben Lennon, Adam Sheridan, Tom Smythe, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’Donnell, Robbie Staunton, Chris McGlynn, Kian Moore, Mark Hastings, Jason McGlynn, Ian Murphy, Sean Prenty, Chris McNally, Cillian O’Grady, Daniel O’Malley, Jack Walsh, Sean Sammon, Liam Moore, Connor Sammon.

Final Score: Kilmeena; 4 - 8, The Neale; 1 – 4

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