Kilmeena continued their Division 6 league campaign with a fine win over Ballaghadereen. After winning the toss, today's captain Patrick “Magic” Golden decided to play into the strong easterly wind in the first half. The conditions proved difficult for both teams, but Kilmeena were settling better on the ball. However, it took until the 14th minute before the games first score was registered. It came form Kilmeena’s center back “Mr Pink boots” Mossy Gill. A driving run through the Ballaghs center saw Mossy bounce the ball through the onrushing defenders' legs and hitting a half volley to the back of the net. Ballagh hit back with three unanswered points before Paul Moran droved through the opposition defence and busted the net with a well-taken goal. Ballagh finished off the half with 2 points, with Kilmeena going into half time with a point lead on a score of 2 - 0 to 0 - 5.
Kilmeena started the second half as they did in the first, showing more control on the ball. With Nial “woolie’ Ryan placed in the full forward line, Kilmeena started moving the ball long and got a few lovely scores through Sean Moore, Lorcan Beirne and Ryan McGonagle. Kilmeena could have hit the net a few more times in this game but were denied by the Ballagh goalkeeper and some wayward shooting. Ballagh tacked on a few points in the end, but Kilmeena saw the game out for a well-earned win on a scoreline of 2 - 7 to 0 - 8.
Match report John Reilly:
Kilmeena 2 - 7 0 - 8 Ballaghaderreen