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- 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
- Islandeady v. Kilmeena U14 C Championship
A last minute Islandeady goal was the difference in our U14 C Championship match in Islandeady. Despite being five points down at half time, our boys rallied in the second half and moved six points clear with just seven minutes to go. Islandeady upped the pressure, however, and drew level before hitting the net with just seconds remaining. We wish Islandeady the best of luck in the next round of the competition. We thank Ollie Mulchrone for the fantastic photos of the match and you can see them here.
- Kilmeena minors fall short in semi final clash
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.
- Third round of Minor Championship
The Kilmena minor ladies hosted Louisburgh in the final round of the championship on Wedneday evening 02/Aug. Low on numbers due to illness and injury, Kilmeena could only field 13 players with the help of the U16 girls. The Kilmeena ladies got off to a bright start scoring the first point before Katie Moran snr scored a cracking goal from well out the field. Louisburgh started to fight back chipping away at the Kilmeena lead. Eventually the Louisburgh ladies took the lead and never looked back. However the Kilmeena ladies fought to the final whistle. Some wonderful defending by Laura O’Grady, Siofra Hughes, Aine Gallagher, Katie Moran jnr and Abbie Quinn along with some brilliant saves from Ellen O’Toole kept the scores to a minimum. Another cracking goal from Katie Moran and Amy Carney along with points from Lisa Hastings, Katie and Amy kept the score board operator busy. Kilmeena were always threatening going forward, with some penetrating runs from Leah Walsh, Katie Moran snr and Lisa Hastings keeping the Louisburgh defence busy. It was not to be for the Kilmeena ladies but a fantastic performance entertained the large crowd in attendance. Final score Louisburgh 4-16, Kilmeena 3-09.
- All-Ireland Rounders Junior Final Tickets
Tickets for this weekends All-Ireland Junior Rounders Finals in Abbotstown are on sale now. Adult €10 U16's/Children: FREE (do not require a ticket) Junior Ladies: Carrickmacross Emmets Rounders vs Castletown Liam Mellows Rounders at 1:00pm Junior mixed: Galway City Rapparees Rounders vs Kilmeena GAA Rounders at 3:00pm There will be a coffee shop onsite. https://www.universe.com/events/gaa-rounders-junior-finals-19th-august-abbotstown-ngdc-tickets-9BXKMV
- Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Tickets
Ticket Information for the Mayo Club Championship 2023 Round 1 of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Club Championship start this weekend. These games are TICKET ONLY EVENTS. Tickets can be purchased online now. Ticket prices for Senior, Intermediate Adult €10.00 OAP/Students €8.00 Ticket prices for Junior A Adults €8.00 OAP/Students €5.00 U16's/Children: FREE (do not require a ticket) Saturday 19th August at 5:00pm in Kilmeena Kilmeena V Ardnaree Sarsfields https://www.universe.com/events/kilmeena-v-ardnaree-sarsfields-egan-jewellers-mayo-ifc-2023-round-1-tickets-5LQ7M8
- Kilmeena V Ballinrobe Walsh Cup Intermediate Final 2023-08-04
Ballinrobe captures the Michael Walsh Cup in their Intermediate clash with Kilmeena on a rain-sodden evening more reminiscent of a November evening than the beginning of August. Kilmeena 1 - 08 3 - 09 Ballinrobe more...
- Despite best efforts Kilmeena Minors fall short to Ballyhaunis
Well done to the Kilmeena ladies that fielded a team against Ballyhaunis in the first round of the Group C minor Championship. Kilmeena were tight on numbers with just 15 available to play. Special thanks to the nine U-16 girls that stepped up to play alongside their under 18 team mates this evening. Kilmeena opted to play with the wind in the first half. Lisa Hastings (1-03(1xF), Grace Gibbons (0-02) and Leah Walsh (0-01) got some fine scores from play. Halftime score was 1–06 to 3-04 in favour of Ballyhaunis. Despite Kilmeena’s best efforts in the second half, the larger panel of players from Ballyhaunis made a difference where they pulled away, outscoring the home side by 3-03 to 0-02. Running from deep, the energetic Aine Gallagher got Kilmeena’s only two scores in the second half. Final score was Kilmeena 1-08 to Ballyhaunis 6-07. Congratulations to Ballyhaunis and best of luck with the remainder of the competition.
- U16s bow out of Championship against Knockmore
The Kilmeena U16 Boys team travelled north last Thursday night (20th of July) for an evening fixture against Knockmore in the Homeland U16 C Shield semi-final. We elected to play with a slight breeze in the first half, and thanks to the relatively dry conditions, both sides showcased their ability and fitness to their highest levels. Knockmore looked to push on early, but scores throughout the half from Cormac O'Malley and a late point from Cormac Slattery saw our boys keep in touch and trail by just two points at the break. Half time score: Knockmore 0-7 Kilmeena 0-5 Throughout the third quarter of the game, Knockmore looked set to pull away and despite a Brendon Witzl goal, the home team led by as many as eight points midway through the second half. But our lads never gave up, and the lead was cut to two when a lob into the box found Kyle Mulchrone, who got a hand to the high ball to tip it over the onrushing goalkeeper and into the back of the net. However, Knockmore rallied once more down the field and bagged a goal and a few points of their own to push their lead back out. A late Adam Moran free kick found Brendon Witzl in the box, who slotted the ball past the keeper for his second goal of the day, but it proved to be no more than a consolation as the referee promptly blew the final whistle, leaving Knockmore to advance to the final next week in Claremorris, where they will take on Tourmakeady. Final score at Saint Joseph's Park: Knockmore 2-15 Kilmeena 3-08 We extend a big thank you to Ollie Mulchrone for taking pictures on the day. These matchday photos can be accessed through the link below: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mR7HLPxhfPqcENea8 Our next outing will be in a few weeks in the West Mayo Divisional Championship, so until then it'll be full steam ahead with our training!