Kilmeena Senior Ladies played host to Ballinrobe Sunday morning last in the first round of the league. The sun shone brightly over St. Brendan’s Park for what transpired to be a very entertaining game. The first half was an intense and bruising affair as both teams tried to take control of the game. Kilmeena took the lead right from the off with some stylish attacking play, working from a strong defensive base. Playing against a strong breeze Kilmeena moved the ball through the hands, cutting open the Ballinrobe defence to take a commanding lead at the half time break 2-07 to 1-02.
The second half saw Kilmeena continue to command the game as they repelled the Ballinrobe attack time after time. Some excellent defensive play from our full back line kept Ballinrobe scores to a minimum. Scores from Shannon Bourke, Lisa Hastings, Fiona Groden, Emma Murray and Eabhe Carney to name a few, put Kilmeena in a commanding position. Kilmeena’s pace, movement and desire were the difference in this tie as Kilmeena ran out worthy winners on a score line of 6-11 to 1-05.
The whole team dug deep to secure the victory but, as the old saying goes: ‘It takes a player to shoot a shot. But it takes a team to win a game’.
Kilmeena face Breaffy on Sunday morning next in round two of the league.