Kilmeen junior footballers crowned county champions

Posted on: 3rd January, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The Junior B League Final was played in Blarney on Saturday, November 16 between Kilmeen and Kiskeam. This encounter was a very close affair throughout played in ideal mid-November weather conditions.  Points by Kevin O’Donovan and Darragh Coakley kept Kilmeen in contention in the first quarter of the match. James Clancy took his scoring chances with a cleverly struck 45 half way through the first half. Trojan work out of defence by captain Ray Collins set up Darragh Coakley to take a point from play. Another Kilmeen point and a Kiskeam wide made the half-time score Kilmeen 0-7 Kiskeam 0-5.

Kiskeam came back out the smarter side after half time and piled immense pressure on Kilmeen from the whistle. A Damien Bennett point and a missed Kiskeam goal opportunity ensured Kilmeen were coping well with the increased Kiskeam intensity and pressure. Liam O’Brien saved an almost certain goal to leave the scores all square fifteen minutes into the second half. Another wide Kiskeam goal chance and a missed 45 meant Kilmeen were still in control at this point. Kiskeam’s defence was superb in the second half,  by closing down the Kilmeen forwards and preventing further scoring opportunities. A superbly taken Kiskeam goal by Tom O’Sullivan put the opposition two points ahead with time running out for Kilmeen. Don McCarthy was introduced onto the Kilmeen side. Kilmeen managed to level scores with a couple of great points.

This game was packed with excitement and had pulses racing during the final stages. A very tense ending saw Kiskeam miss an almost certain point from a free.  Kilmeen’s ‘never say die’ attitude ensured they fought back admirably with a wonderful final flourish. A couple of points by James Clancy ensured that it would be Kilmeen’s day. The Kilmeen lads held out and were crowned county champions amongst great scenes of jubilation and celebration. The final score was Kilmeen 0-16 to Kiskeam’s 1-10.

Kilmeen captain Ray Collins accepted the cup on behalf of his teammates. He thanked his fellow players, Kiskeam for a sporting match, the county board, manager Timmy O’Brien, selectors JJ Santry, Noel O’Donovan, Sean O’Donovan, Ian Stanley, physio Don Keohane and all the loyal supporters.

Well done to all involved with this team!

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