On Thursday evening our u16 boys faced Tourmakeady in the league! Tourmakeady had inflicted a number of heavy defeats on us last year so a strong performance would definitely be a good sign of progress this year!
Kilmeena played against a strong breeze. Cormac O'Malley won ball from throw in and we attacked well at the start but after a turnover, tourmakeady picked up the ball and went to the other end to score the first point. Not long after that tourmakeady got a goal but kilmeena lads continued to battle hard. We won lots of ball but lost it time and again. Kilmeena were facing an up hill battle as well as the stiff breeze.
Half time Tourmakeady 2 -6 to Kilmeena 1-1.
Stern words at half time and a few tactical changes by Darragh and Kilmeena were up for the fight. 2 goals and 3 points scored without answer (Kyle 0-1,Cormac O'M 2-1, Dean 0-1,)
Tourmakeady came back with a point to leave the score Kilmeena 2 5 Tourmakeady 2-7.
A very intense last few minutes were in store for both sets of managers.
Points were traded between the teams and then coming near the end of the game , Cormac sent in a high ball that hit the cross bar and then deflected off their goalkeeper and over the line .
There was a strong fight back by Tourmakeady, who were only stopped by a great save by Louie in goal.
A highly entertaining but stressful game of football played by both teams, with a one point win for Kilmeena !