Kilmeena make history by booking a place in the All-Ireland club Junior football championship final after a comfortable 1-18 to 0-6 victory over Offaly and Leinster champions Clonbullogue in Pearse Park, Longford.
Playing with wind advantage kilmeena started the game with intent where Darragh Keavney, Sean Ryder and Jack Carney raised the white flag in quick succession in the first few minutes of the game. Clonbullogue then registered their first point. From this point on Kilmeena took complete control adding 1-07 without response from the Offaly men. The lively Johnny McGlynn got Kilmeena's fourth point. A determined Kilmeena turned over possession and with a series of fluid passes in attack placed the sharp shooting Darragh Keaveney in on goal where he made no mistake despite the best efforts of Cian Corcoran in the Clonbullouge goal. In truth, this was the score that killed the game as a contest. Further scores from Darragh Keaveney (3), Keith Joyce, Johnny McGlynn (2) and Niall Feehan (2) left the halftime score reading 1-12 to 0-02.
Playing with wind advantage in the second half, Clonbullogue found it difficult to penetrate the solid Kilmeena defence. Howeve, they did manage to register four points.
Sean Ryder, Keith Joyce, Jack Carney (2) Johnny McGlynn and Niall Ryan scored points again in the second half to leave the final score line reading 1-18 t 0-06.
Kilmeena GAA club can now look forward to next Sunday when we play the Kerry and Munster champions Gneeveguilla in Croke Park at 1:30pm
Thanks to large crowd of loyal supporters that travelled to Longford yesterday. It was great to see so many young and old faces in the crowd cheering on our team. Also, a big thank you to our neighbouring and fellow County and provincial clubs for their brilliant support. 💪💪🏁🏁
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