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- The Cubs have graduated!
Kilmeena GAA had a presentation to all our cubs U5’s to U8’s. All the children received an O’ Neills football and a cubs certificate each. A great evening was had by all. We would like to thank Westrock for sponsoring the footballs for each child. Go raibh míle to all the sponsors this year for making the Cubs Academy such a success in its first year. Thank you to all coaches for their hard work during the year. Without you all this wouldn’t have been possible. We were also honored to have our Club President Austin Gibbons and also our hard working Chairman, John McDonald, with us for the presentation. We also had some special guests give out the gifts to our Cubs. We welcomed Eabha Carney, who played with Mayo Minors this year and our Senior club captain Sean Ryder. We wish them well for the remainder of their club championships. Last but by no means least, we want to thank Siobhan Golden for bringing the coffee truck to Cubs Academy on a Thursday evening. It was much appreciated and went down a treat! Cubs will continue to run until the end of September. Kilmeena Abu🖤🤍 Click on the below link to view more photos of the presentation. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gpxi3uZ2BT49R8VX7
- Kilmeena ladies win their first Junior A championship game.
A virtually calm morning in Kilmeena greeted the Kiltimagh team as both teams prepared for battle. The game started and both teams were evenly matched. This was evident at half time with only one point sperating the two teams. however in the early in the second half kilmeena netted 2 goals. This laided the way to victory on a scoreline of: Kilmeena : 3 - 10 Kiltimagh : 1 - 10 More photos here
- Ladies just miss out in League Final
The Kilmeena ladies took on Breaffy in the Junior B league final on Sunday 10th Sept in Bekan. In what was to be an extremely well matched game, the Kilmeena ladies struck the first blow with a point from Emma Murray. However the Breaffy ladies weren’t long repsonding and found the back of the net a few minutes later. Breaffy’s defence were well organised and hard to penetrate however points from Eabha Carney, Sheila Bohan and Ciara Joyce kept the laides in the game. The Kilmeena defence were also playing well and limited Breaffy to 3 points for the rest of the half. Breaffy leading by 1 point at half time. The second half was just a tight as the first and with the intense heat every opportuinity was taken to get water onto the pitch. Breaffy started to pull ahead and looked to be putting the game out of Kilmeena’s reach. However goals form Eabha Craney and Ciara Joyce had Kilmeena right back in the game. It wasn’t to be for the Kilmeena ladies as they lost out by the narrowest of margins on a score of 2-10 to 2-09. Match report by Pete Mortimor Photos by Mary Kelly
- Round 3 - Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Tickets
Kilmeena v Kiltimagh - Round 3, Egan Jewellers Mayo IFC 2023 Date / Time: Saturday 16th September / 5:00pm Venue: Islandeady GAA All Championship games are TICKET ONLY and you must have a ticket to enter. Ticket prices for Intermediate games: Adults €10.00 and Senior Citizen/Students €8.00 U16's/Children: FREE (do not require a ticket). Tickets can be purchased online now. Kilmeena v Kiltimagh - Egan Jewellers Mayo IFC 2023 - Round 3 - Events - Universe
- Kilmeena V Louisburgh Intermediate C/ship R2
Kilmeena travelled to Louisburgh in a highly anticipated clash between the Clew Bay neighbours. The game was full of twists and turns. This started with a instant goal from Coalach Halligan. This was the ideal foundation for the game however Louisburgh returned the favour 8 minutes later. This time Louisburgh pushed on from this goal and they never looked back. Two missed goal opportunitys would come back to bite Kilmeena. The scoreline ended with Louisburgh victors. Kilmeena 1 - 10 Louisburgh 1 - 12 More photos here
- Kilmeena U-16 C West Mayo Champions
The U16 boys ventured south to face off against Tourmakeady in their own backyard in the West Mayo U16 C Final on a bright Thursday evening. After heavy losses both home and away to these opponents in recent previous outings, the lads were highly motivated to reverse the trend and come out on top. With the success of the U16 girls squad in their own final the previous evening, a small bit of extra pressure may have been added! Kilmeena struck first upon winning the throw-in when Adam Moran scored from distance. Cormac Slattery added to the early lead, slotting over off his left. Tourmakeady latched on a point of their own, but after Cormac O’Malley showed some brilliant footwork to wriggle through the Tourmakeady backline and place one firmly into the back of the net, the game looked set to open up. Tourmakeady threatened at the other end however, racking up some scores of their own from range. Kilmeena ended the half on a positive note through Brendon Witzl, whose strike at goal rebounded back to him off the keeper and he was awake to volley it in to give us some breathing room at the break. Half time score: Tourmakeady 0-4 Kilmeena 2-2 Kilmeena ignited the half’s scoring once again when Aaron Murray put the ball over the black spot straight from the restart, and when Kevin Hastings added a third goal for us, we looked set to pull away. A score from Cormac Slattery and a couple of frees from Cormac O’Malley widened the margin even further. To their credit however, Tourmakeady were determined not to go down without a fight. They kept the scoreboard ticking over with points throughout the final quarter and were vigorous in their efforts for an all-important goal to put the game within their reach. But our lads continued to defend tirelessly even when we were reduced to fourteen players near the end. Louie Corcoran again had a great game in goal and pulled off a number of important saves in the latter stages of the game. A late point from distance by Dean Staunton was the cherry on top, as the referee blew the final whistle and we emerged victorious! There was great joy and celebrations on the pitch afterwards as captain Louie Corcoran was presented with the cup by John Gibbons from the West Mayo GAA board. A lot of credit is due to the team spirit and self belief of this group of lads, and the coaches would encourage all of the players to keep up these high standards in training as they now split up into the U15 and U17 groups. Full time score at Páirc Naomh Muire: Tourmakeady 0-9 Kilmeena 3-7 Thanks to Ollie Mulchrone for taking Photos on the evening! Many more photos can be accessed by clicking the following link https://photos.app.goo.gl/2p8Qxpqk5QWwxq8t5
- Round 2 - Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Tickets
Louisburgh v Kilmeena - Round 2, Egan Jewellers Mayo IFC 2023 Date / Time: Sunday 3rd September / 1:00pm Venue: Louisburgh GAA All Championship games are TICKET ONLY and you must have a ticket to enter. Ticket prices for Intermediate games: Adults €10.00 and Senior Citizen/Students €8.00 U16's/Children: FREE (do not require a ticket). Tickets can be purchased online now. https://www.universe.com/events/louisburgh-v-kilmeena-egan-jewellers-mayo-ifc-2023-round-2-tickets-L76TQM
- U13 Girls v. Davitts
Our U13’s hosted a strong Davitts team this evening. Kilmeena girls got off to the strongest starts after some good linkage by our forwards resulting in two goals in quick succession. The first quater was a one way affair with our girls storming forward at every opportunity with a flurry of goals and points. The second quater saw our opponents try to work their way back into the game but it proved difficult when the attacks were met with Kilmeena’s solid defence. The final quater was saw Davits claw back the defecit by scoring 3 goals which added to the excitment of the closing minutes but credit must be given to our girls who dug deep showing great determination and resilence to secure the win. Final score: Kilmeena 5-06 Davitts 4-02
- Kilmeena Ladies Through To The League Final
Kilmeena powered there way past Tourmakeady on a windy day with a few light mist showers. The saying 'goals win games' was very apparent in this game. Kilmeena started strong with a goal however Tourmakeady responded with a goal of their own. This was reapeated again for a second time. However for this wasn't going to be repeated for a third time as Kilmeena powered on eventually scoring 8 goals with Tourmakeady's 3. The scoreline finished Kilmeena 8 - 07 Tourmakeady 3 - 03 More photos here
- U16s push past Westport B in West Mayo C semi-final
Our U16 lads made the short trip up the new main road on Thursday evening to take on a solid Westport B side in the West Mayo U16 C semi-final. The last time the two teams met was on the Rice College pitch in March, where Kilmeena came up just short on a scoreline of 4-12 to 4-11. For this game, the venue was the lowerpitch at the Westport GAA grounds, and Kilmeena got off to the strongest possible start when a Cormac O’Malley shot bounced off the crossbar and Cormac Slattery was in the right place to slot it into the net. Kilmeena continued to push on with points from Cormac O’Malley, Aaron Murray, and Dean Staunton among others. Westport latched on a few points of their own, but midway through the first half, Alex Kenning made a brilliant solo dash through the Westport backline and slotted a perfect finish low past the Westport keeper. Another goal late in the half from Kyle Mulchrone saw us hold an emphatic lead over our opponents at the half. Half time score: Westport B 0-3 Kilmeena 3-8 Shooting into the bypass end, it was more of the same in the second half from the lads. The scores kept flowing, with Dean Staunton adding another goal to our tally, while substitute Tiernan Aherne got the best score of the game with a superb strike off his left from a tight angle. Credit must also be given to Louie Corcoran, whose accurate kickouts allowed us to get forward quickly in numbers in addition to a handful of fine saves throughout the game. Our defence was reasonably solid especially thanks to the return of Eoghan Cannon who had a great game. However, Westport added a goal of their own near the end of the game to spoil our chances of a clean sheet, but it was no more than a consolation as we secured a convincing win to send us through to the final, where we will take on Tourmakeady for the title next Thursday (31st of August)! We’d like to give a special thank you to the U14 lads Cian Moran and Kevin Hastings for making themselves available for selection on the evening. Full time score in Westport: Westport B 1-6 Kilmeena 4-14 A big thanks once again to Ollie Mulchrone for taking pictures of the action from the game. These photos can be viewed through this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XkF2K7YDypmWVeSg9
- Kilmeena Ladies go through to League Semifinal
After a long 6 week break from competitive games, our Junior Ladies played Claremorris LGFA on Sunday the 20th August. The Kilmeena girls played with a strong wind in the first half, with points coming from captain Julia Sztejner, Lisa Hastings, Éabha Carney and 2 goals from Katie Hogan, giving Kilmeena a secure lead at halftime. With Claremorris only having 13 players, Kilmeena were able to continue to add to the scoreline into the second half, substituting in and out players, and giving all of the girls togged out some well deserved game time. Final Score; Kilmeena 3 - 12 to Claremorris 0 - 03 The Junior team will now play Tourmakeady in a Semi Final this Sunday 27th August at 11am in Kilmeena. All support is welcome and greatly appreciated 🏁
- All Ireland Glory for Kilmeena Rounders
Kilmeena GAA Rounders - Homecoming by Julie Moore The bonfires were burning and the flags were out again in Kilmeena on Saturday evening to celebrate the homecoming of our Rounders team after they won the Junior Mixed All Ireland at the GAA Centre of Excellence in Abbotstown. In only our 2nd year of competition, our team overcame the Galway City Rapparees to win on a score line of 10-9 in what was described by GAA Rounders as an ‘Epic Encounter’ Our journey to the final saw us suffer a home defeat to the Rapparees. This was our only loss during the group stages which meant we finished second in the group setting up a Quarter Final against Dunderry of Meath and a subsequent Semi Final against Inniskeen of Monaghan. With convincing wins in both games, another opportunity to take on the Rapparees awaited us in the final. Having got to the Semi Final stage last year in only our first year of competition we were delighted and proud to go one step further in 2023. However, the hunger and drive to go on and take the title this year was real. The commitment from our team was fantastic as we trained 3 times a week, rain, hail or shine and often only stopping when it got too dark! The hard work paid off and as we headed to Dublin at the weekend we knew we had a game plan and only one thing on our mind!! A Rounders game is played over 5 ‘innings’ within which each team will both field and bat. A score is achieved each time a batter makes it around the bases and back to home base. Kilmeena won the toss and opted to field first. Limiting our opponents to only 1 home in the first innings was a great start. Over the 5 innings, the scoreline was 2-1, 6-1, 7-4, 7-6, 10-9. The game was very tense from the outset but we stuck to the game plan and after a dramatic finish the All Ireland title was in the bag and was heading West to Kilmeena. Our team on the day included; Tommy Hoban, Irene Walsh, Noleen Coughlan, Iain McLoughlin, Catriona Olsen, Irene Kaye, Aidan Connaughton, Pat Coughlan, Martin Hoban, Will Fahy, Michael Sheridan, Frank McNicholas, Catherina Cox, Stephen Cox, Edel Ryder and Julie Moore. Team members that couldn’t be there were Andrew Olsen, Claude Radelet and Adeline McManaman As a team we have been so lucky to have the support of Kilmeena GAA who have facilitated our setup and development over the last 2 years. Special mention must go to Noreen Johnson who has been instrumental in securing grant funding which has enabled the purchase of equipment and gear. The next step for Kilmeena Rounders is a progression to Intermediate level next year and the continued growth of our club. If anyone is interested in joining us just contact a member of the team. Click on below link for more images and video footage from the homecoming https://photos.app.goo.gl/u6xBA3Ti2q5ss7Az9
- Kilmeena V Ardnaree Intermediate C/ship
A blustery day at St Bredans Park started the Intermediate Championship for the respective teams. A close game at half time with Kilmeena one goal up. However with the wind at their backs Kilmeena pushed on finishing a scoreline of: Kilmena : 1 - 13 Ardnaree : 0 - 07 More photos here...
- U16’s Looking Sharp
The Under 16 lads got kitted out recently in great style with new training jerseys and half zip tops. Cormac Slattery and Cormac O'Malley did great work on the design and coordination side of things ! A big "Thank you" for the support from the gear sponsors, Killian O'Briain of Mayo Healthcare and Carol O' Malley of Seapoint House !
- GAA For All Cancelled
Cancelled due to current weather conditions