On Sunday 22nd, Oct the Junior ladies played their final game of the 2023 season in a Junior A relegation battle against Kiltimagh. The first half was a very even contest, with both teams well-matched and not giving an inch. Eabha Carney got the scoreboard ticking with a point before Lisa Hastings hit two more, one either side of a stunning long-range goal from Aoife Gannon. However, Kiltimagh were always dangerous, and just before the half-time whistle rattled the Kilmeena net to go one point ahead, 1 - 04 to 1 - 03.
The Kilmeena ladies refocused their efforts at the half-time interval and came out playing with a renewed vigour. The Kilmeena ladies were first to every ball, not giving Kiltimagh a chance to settle. When Kiltimagh attacked, the Kilmeena defence was solid and very difficult to penetrate. Kilmeena outscored their opponents by 3 - 09 to 1 - 02 in the second half. A special mention must go to super sub - Mags Ryder, who got the loudest cheer from the sideline after scoring a point from a free.
The final score was 4 - 12 to 2 - 06, and the Kilmeena ladies secured Junior A status for 2024.
Match report; Peter Mortimer.
Kilmeena 4 - 12 2 - 6 Kiltimagh