Kilmeena senior ladies traveled to Breaffy for their second round game of the league on Sunday 21st May 2023. The game was reduced to 13 a side as Breaffy could not field 15. Things started off at a fast pace with both sides up and down the pitch at speed. Kilmeena started the brighter with a lot of attacks but failed to convert with three wides. Breaffy looked dangerous on the counter attack but Kilmeena managed to register two points before being hit by a sucker punch goal. Injuries to Fiona Groden, Mags Ryder and Roisin Carney forced all three to retire from the game which unsettled Kilmeena. Before the Kilmeena ladies could catch their breath, Breaffy struck a second goal. Points from play from Shannon Bourke, Emma Murray, Eabha Carney and a pointed free from Lisa Hastings kept the Kilmeena ladies in touch, however Kilmeena should have had a comfortable lead but for a high tally of wides. The Kilmeena backs were busy and some great interceptions and tackling from Maureen Joyce and Captain Sarah Mulchrone had the Breaffy ladies working hard to get scores. Breaffy finished the half ahead by two points at half time.
The Kilmeena ladies setted after half time and got down to business. Shot selection improved and the scores started to add up, the deficit was over turned and Kilmeena took the lead. However Breaffy scored another goal to steal the lead with five minutes remaining. Kilmeena didn’t panic - some wonderful interplay brought the ball down the other end of the pitch and Ciara Joyce playing a brilliant second half rattled the net. Breaffy never looked beaten, but for some staunch defending and blocks by Abby McGreal, Siobhan Golden and Maureen Joyce the game could have swung back in their favour. However it was to be Kilmeena’s day and they won on a score of 1-16 to 3-08.