The Minor ladies travelled to Castlebar on a very warm and humid evening 09th August for the Shield semi-final. The game was played at 13 a side due to illness and injury in the Kilmeena camp. Kilmeena struck the first blow with a goal from Amy Carney. However, Castlebar were very strong and responded well scoring 3 goals without reply. The Kilmeena defence were kept very busy with Castlebar a constant threat going forward. Points from Amy Carney, Lisa Hastings and Leah Walsh helped to reduce the defecit.
The second half was a much more even contest with Castlebar using all their subs, this had an unsettling effect on the home team which allowed Kilmeena get a grip on the game. Final score was Castlebar 6-14 Kilmeena 2-10. That’s the end of the 2023 campaign for the Kilmeena minor ladies. We have to say a massive thanks to all the U16 girls who stepped up this year and put in a massive effort.