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Féile 2024

On Saturday 11th May, in glorious sunshine, Kilmeena hosted a round of Group B games for Féile 2024. Kiltimagh and Burrishoole were our opponents on the day. After Burrishoole narrowly beat Kiltimagh in the first match, it was clear that Burrishoole was the team to beat if we were to have any chance of winning the group and therefore progressing to the County semi-final the following day in Bekan. Our first game was against Kiltimagh and right from the whistle our boys stamped their authority on the game, comfortably beating them 3-5 to 1-3. Next up were the neighbours, Burrishoole, and both teams knew that this was essentially the group ‘final’ - the winner of this game would progress to the semis. In a fiercely-contested game, Kilmeena were dogged in their defending and forward play and eventually emerged as winners on a scoreline of 1-2 to 0-3.

On Sunday in Bekan, we were drawn against Belmullet in the semi-final. We knew this was going to be a tough encounter and so it proved. Belmullet raced into an early lead, and after a couple of points from Kilmeena we trailed by three points at half time. Kilmeena levelled with an early goal in the second half but two quick breaks from Belmullet resulted in a goal and a point and from there we were chasing the game. One more point from Kilmeena meant we needed another goal to draw level again but time was simply not on our side and Belmullet emerged as winners with a three point margin - 1-2 to 1-5. Our boys were bitterly disappointed at the final whistle knowing that they hadn’t reached the standards they had set for themselves the previous day. However, each and every member of the squad should be incredibly proud of their efforts and performances after a fantastic campaign. Their coaches are delighted with them - well done lads!

Group stage in Kilmeena Saturday 11th May 2024

Front row, left to right: Billy Lane, Lorcan Lane, Liam Quinn, Lorcan Holland, Darragh Mulchrone, Felix Zeray, Cian Moran, Donnachta McGawley, Dara McDonnell, Eoghan Smyth, Noah Coughlan.

Back row, left to right: Barry Murphy, Ryan Cannon, Finn Mulchrone, Jim Cannon, Jason Feehan, Robbie Murphy, Tadhg Daly, Kevin Hastings, Tom Cox, Jamie Durkan, Alan Heanue, Dave O'Malley, Sean Barrett.

Semi-final v. Belmullet, Connaught GAA Centre of Excellence, Bekan, Sunday 12th May 2024

Front row, left to right: Lorcan Lane, Eoghan Smyth, Billy Lane, Cian Moran, Felix Zeray, Liam Quinn, Donnachta McGawley, Lorcan Hollan, Darragh Mulchrone.

Back row, left to right: Barry Murphy, Jim Cannon, Dara McDonnell, Robbie Murphy, Alan Heanue, Kevin Hastings, Tom Cox, Jamie Durkan, Tadhg Daly, Jason Feehan, Dave O'Malley.


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