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  • 2018 Gaelic 4 Teens Programme

    Report by Colm Barrett Kilmeena LGFC were selected for the 2018 Gaelic 4 Teens programme which commenced at the end of February last. The programme is a participation-based initiative run over 8 weeks aimed at increasing the retention rate of teenage girls aged 15-17 years in clubs. It is essential to create a clear player pathway in every club and it is vital that all clubs invest time in recruiting and retaining teenage girls in their structures. Through the Gaelic4Teens initiative clubs are provided with a new and fun avenue to retain these players usually subject to an increased level of dropout. Just a brief overview the programme will work closely with coaches, influencing the content of their coaching sessions as well as establishing the best ways for coaches to communicate with their players. The programme will be monitored and evaluated to ensure that it achieves the aim of having a direct impact on the retention of players. As well as tailoring training sessions, there is a focus on education that will see star inter-county players Sharon Courtney (Monaghan), Cliodhna O’Connor (ex-Dublin), and Orlagh Farmer (Cork)assisted by William Harmon (Kerry)National Development Of provide expertise and advice to participants throughout the duration of the programme. The research that prompted the development of the Gaelic4Teens programme revealed that players play for enjoyment, to keep fit and healthy, to relieve stress and because their friends also play. The reasons highlighted for giving up the sport are that they don’t get enough playing time, there is no fun at training, that it is too competitive and that they are treated differently. The aims of the Gaelic4Teens Programme are - To increase the retention rates of teenage girls playing Ladies Gaelic football in a club. To provide a unique programme of Ladies Gaelic Football activities to attract girls aged 15-17 years. To educate coaches in relation to the needs and interests of teenage girls in sport. To develop athletic and social skills for girls in a safe and nurturing environment. Click here for images from the Gaelic 4 Teens event last Saturday the 12th May, courtesy of Colm Barrett. For additional images courtesy of Ollie Mulchrone click here.

  • U-16 Boys League Division 2 County Semi Final

    The U-16 Boys League Division 2 County Semi Final takes place tomorrow evening Monday the 14th May, Kilmeena v Bohola Moy Davitts in Foxford at 7:00 pm. Please support.

  • U16 Boys secure semi-final spot

    U16 Boys Gaelic Football League – Division 2, Round 7. Tuesday 8th May, 2018 Kilmeena v Breaffy In this final round match, Kilmeena were away to Breaffy. Throw-in was set for 7pm and a win here would guarantee Kilmeena a semi-final spot in the division. Weather conditions were dry with a light breeze; providing an ideal evening for football. With Breaffy setting up defensively, good scoring opportunities were at a premium during the early stages of the game and the first quarter had elapsed before Ian Murphy got Kilmeena on the scoreboard. Breaffy responded soon afterwards with a point from a free. Round about the 20 minute mark, Kian Moore felt unwell and had to leave the field. His replacement, Harry Sheridan slotted in at full forward and it wasn’t long before he landed Kilmeena’s first goal. Kilmeena tapped on 4 further points and Breaffy 2 points to give a half time scoreline of 1 – 5 to 3 points in favour of the visitors. Kian Moore returned to the field of play for the second half and Kilmeena continued to press the Breaffy defence. A high looping ball into the Breaffy goal mouth area was fisted into the back of the net by Sean Prenty, to give the visitors a positive start to the second half. This was followed shortly afterwards by another major from the boot of Jason McGlynn. The Kilmeena lads were now cruising but Breaffy mounted a fightback and through a combination of scores from open play and a number of pointed frees, the home side were back to within 3 points of the visitors. It was then that the Kilmeena lads had to dig a little deeper - defending resolutely for the final 5 minutes of the contest. In the dying minutes of the contest, Kilmeena broke forward into the Breaffy half of the field, utilising excellent running play and a final pass to Sean Prenty; who blasted the ball to the Breaffy net, to seal the result for the visitors. So a good away win for Kilmeena. Next up – a Semi Final contest away to Bohola Moy Davitts, on Monday 14th May, 2018. The panel present this evening comprised of the following: Cathal Cawley, Ben Lennon, Adam Sheridan, Tom Smythe, Oisin Grimley, Ronan O’Donnell, Robbie Staunton, Mikey Hastings, Kian Moore, Mark Hastings, Jason McGlynn, Ian Murphy, Chris McNally, Cillian O’Grady, Sean Prenty, Daniel O’Malley, Jack Walsh, Harry Sheridan, Darragh Slattery. Kilmeena; 4 - 7 Breaffy; 1 - 10

  • Kilmeena U-14 Boys V Moy Davitts

    Kilmeena U-14 boys played Moy Davitts on Thursday evening the 10th May. Both teams were evenly matched in a closely contested game from the throw in. Some great skill was displayed from both sides considering the difficult conditions with a strong breeze blowing across the field. Congratulations to Moy Davitts who won the game with the final score of; Kilmeena 3-07 to Moy Davitts 4-08 Click here for images from the match

  • Mulloy Shellfish kindly sponsor Gear Bags.

    Kilmeena LGFA are very thankful to Mulloy Shellfish for sponsoring gear bags to our girls travelling to Abbestown tommorow 12th May. The girls are taking part in the "Gaelic4teens" event. Kitty Mulloy making the presentation to John McDonald, Chairman of Kilmeena LGFA also included in photo are some of the girls who are taking part in this event.

  • Ronan Lally, Lloyds Pharamcy kindly Sponsors Gear

    Kilmeena Ladies Football Club would like to sincerely thank Ronan Lally, Lloyds Pharmacy, Westport for his kind sponsorship. Ronan sponsored Zippys to our girls taking part in the Gealic4teens Programme at GAA National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown,  Dublin on Saturday the 12th of May. The girls are delighted to be wearing this gear for the event. Kilmeena LGFA is the only club from Mayo to be selected to take part in this project. Well done to all involved. Ronan Lally, presenting the new zippys  to John McDonald, Chairman of Kilmeena LGFA. Also in photo Ollie Mulchrone Club Secretary and some members of  the club who are attending the Gaelic4Girls Event.

  • Kilmeena V Bonniconlon Mayo Senior League Division 3, 5th May 2018.

    Kilmeena Juniors played Bonniconlon Saturday evening the 5th May in St Brendan’s sports Park Kilmeena. Despite having home advantage Kilmeena were defeated by the narrowest of margins on a score line of; Kilmeena 0-12 to Bonniconlon 0-13 To see some more images from the game click here

  • A win away for Our Minor Girls

    Kilmeena V Cill Chomain League Round 2 The Kilmeena Minor Ladies made the long trip to North Mayo to play against Cill Chomain in Round 2 of the league on Wednesday 2nd May, 2018. After passing the Corrib gas field, the goal posts could be seen in the distance. Kilmeena played with the wind in the first half and created numerous scoring chances. Lisa Rose got an early goal which was followed by goals from Katie Hogan and Shannon Bourke . Aoife Roche, Jamie Geraghty, Katie Hogan, Shannon Bourke and Ciara Joyce added points in the first half. Some great defending limited Cill Chomain to a single point and the teams went in at half time with Kilmeena leading 3 – 6 to 0 - 1. The second half was dominated by Kilmeena and again good defending and goal keeping prevented Cill Chomain scores. Kilmeena managed to get a single point only in the second half scored by Katie Hogan. After playing some good football against the wind and creating a lot of chances. It was a good win for the ladies who now take a break from competitive football until after exams. Best of luck to all our girls who are preparing for the upcoming Junior and Leaving Cert exams. Kilmeena 3 – 7 Cill Chomain 1 - 1 Team: Susannah Horgan, Chloe McGing, Dearbhla Grealis, Nina Mathestein, Sarah Mulchrone(Capt), Ava Ryder, Laura Kelly, Lilly Brady, Katie Hogan (1-2), Sophie Flynn, Jamie Geraghty(0-1), Ciara Joyce(0-1), Shannon Burke(1-2), Lisa Rose(1-0) and Aoife Roche(0-1). Subs: Laura Moore, Holly Barrett, Sarah Harper and Molly Moore. Match report: Michael Moore.

  • Good win for the Kilmeena U-12 boys.

    Kilmeena U-12 boys played Burrishoole on Monday evening the 30th April in St. Brendan's Sports Park Kilmeena. Both teams played their hearts out in a tight match which was enjoyed by a good crowd of spectators. Kilmeena won the game on a final score line of; Kilmeena 7-02 to Burrishoole 3-05. Click here for photos

  • Kilmeena U-14 Girls off to a winning start

    Congratulations to the Kilmeena U-14 Girls and Management who won their opening round of the league this evening in St Brendan’s Sports Park Kilmeena. It was a closely contested game against a very competitive Tourmakeady side. Final Score; View the photos here Kilmeena 1-09 Tourmakeady 1-04

  • Kilmeena V Islandeady Mayo Snr League Division 6B 29/04/2018

    Kilmeena visited Islaneady in our 3rd game of division 6 decider. This team which consists of some of our older boys, minors, players coming back from injury and first team fringe players. This is probably the club's most important team as it is the link to a thriving underage structure and a healthy senior panel where there is competition for first team positions. This was a wonderful performance and you would be proud to experience the endeavour and skill on show. A special word goes out to 3 young men that made their debut today, Paul Hoban, Josh Mulchrone and John McGlynn. They were terrific. The future of the club is very bright with these lads coming through. That's 3 wins from 3 games. Well done lads. Kilmeena Abu! Match report Darren Madden. Final score:                                 Kilmeena      3  -  18       0  -  09      Islandeady

  • Kilmeena V Breaffy Minor Boys League Division 3B 2018-04-27

    Impressive performance by both teams, in the Kilmeena V Breaffy Minor Boys League Division 3B game played in St. Brendan's Park yesterday evening. Match report to follow: Kilmeena 4 - 13 2 - 11 Breaffy Match images HERE.

  • Kilmeena V Westport U16 Girls League 2018-04-23

    U-16 girls played their second game of the season on Monday evening 23rd April against Westport. There was a very strong westerly wind blowing right down the pitch, Westport won the toss and started with the wind. Kilmeena were forced to defend for long periods of the first half which finished Westport 3-08 / Kilmeena 1-0. With the wind at their backs in the second half Kilmeena gradually clawed back the lead and levelled the game with about 5 mins to go, Westport made one last break against the run of play to score the winning point just before the final whistle. Final score Westport 3-10 / Kilmeena 3-09. A superb team performance by this group of girls. Match report: Peter Mortimer. Kilmeena 3 - 9 3 - 10 Westport More match photos HERE

  • Kilmeena V Knockmore Boys U14B League Div 5C 2018-04-23

    Knockmore come out on top in the U14B League clash with Kilmeena in St Brendan's yesterday evening. Match report pending: Kilmeena 5 - 5 6 - 9 Knockmore More images HERE

  • Kilmeena Vs Ballintubber - U16 Boys League

    Division 2, Round 5. Tuesday 24th April, 2018 Kilmeena were at home to Ballintubber for this 5th round game of the Spring League. On a chilly evening with just a light breeze and a break from the rain, conditions were good for the game of football. A game best summarised as ‘..........one that Kilmeena dominated for long periods but failed to make possession count on the scoreboard ‘ The Kilmeena lads effectively owned the ball for the first 25 minutes of the game but only had a solitary point to show for their possession dominance on the scoreboard. In fairness, the visitors weren’t exactly troubling the scoreboard operator up to this stage either – in fact, Ballintubber hadn’t troubled the scoreboard operator at all during this period. And then it happens – the visitors lob the ball in the direction of their half forward line, find themselves in lots of space and a few seconds later, the ball is in the back of the Kilmeena net. Ballintubber then pressurised the Kilmeena kick-out and their efforts were rewarded with a further goal and 3 points. Kilmeena did manage another point before the small whistle to leave a scoreline of 2 – 3 to 0 -2 in favour of the visitors. Aided by a slight breeze, Kilmeena began the second half brightly and notched up a couple of points to reduce the Ballintubber lead down to 5 points. But the visitors, sensing the opportunity to bag 2 valuable league points, were not going to lie down and they responded with a point from play and a free. Try as they did, Kilmeena could not get the scores that their efforts warranted. When Liam Moore came on in the last quarter, Kilmeena’s conversion from possession improved - Liam accruing 1 – 2 from play, in well taken scores. This gave Kilmeena a platform to push Ballintubber all the way to the final whistle but the visitors defended resolutely and in the end Kilmeena just couldn’t find that extra bit of firepower to alter the scoreboard in their favour. The final score was: Kilmeena; 1 – 7, Ballintubber; 2 - 8 Next up: Breaffy away on Tuesday 1st May The panel present this evening comprised of the following: Cathal Cawley, Ben Lennon, Adam Sheridan, Tom Smythe, Sean Prenty, Ronan O’Donnell, Oisin Grimley, Chris McGlynn, Kian Moore, Mark Hastings, Jason McGlynn, Ian Murphy, Daniel O’Malley, Chris McNally, Jack Walsh, Cillian O’Grady, Liam Moore, Rory Nolan, Sean Sammon, Connor Sammon, Luke Garavan.

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