Kilmeena started their Division 6 campaign with an away game to Knockmore on a fine Sunday afternoon. Some of the squad had an early morning dip in the sea to recover from the previous nights game in Davitts.
The early exchange saw Kilmeena race into a four-point lead, which showcased some excellent attacking football. Knockmore hit back with a soft goal to put the minimum between the sides. Kilmeena rallied back with two well-taken points. The highlight been a flick up on the run and inside pass from Patrick “magic’ Golden to the on running John McGlynn. Knockmore hit back with a goal and two monster points to go into the lead. Sean Moore was introduced and had an immediate effect with a well-taken point. Kilmeena finished out the half the stronger and went into the break with a 1-point lead at 0-9 to 2-2.
Kilmeena bossed the first 10 minutes of the second half and hit some excellent scores. The highlight of these was an overhead kick pass from Lorcan “Pirlo” Beirne into the Magic Golden who linked up with McGlynn for another fine score. At this stage of the game, James “Toe” Groden was beating all at midfield, and Kilmeena had total control. However, Knockmore started to get a foothold in the game and started eating into Kilmeena's lead. With James Groden going off with a bad ankle injury, Knockmore hit the lead for the second time in the game with time almost up. Sean Moore stepped up with last play of the game to earn a share of the spoils for the away team.
Match report; John Reilly.
Kilmeena 0 - 17 1 - 14 Knockmore