The Junior panels continue their training in preparation for their upcoming league matches. The Junior B team travel to Ballina to take on the home side on Saturday 13th April at 3pm. The Junior A teams outing is at 12 noon on Sunday April 14th at home to Holycross. All support greatly appreciated for both teams as they seek to qualify from the group stages of their leagues.
The U16 team played the 1st round of the championship away to Newport on Thursday last. Playing against the wind in the first half, Kilruane were under pressure from the start. However, our backs stood firm especially Sarah O'Sullivan at centre-back. Roisin Cahill was outstanding at centrefield and one of her great solos lead to Lianne O'Kelly scoring a goal after 20 minutes. Having gone in at half-time 1-1 to 0-6, Kilruane conceded a goal within seconds of the restart when Newport's Keely Lenihan gave goalie Sorcha Heenan no chance with a pile-driver from 20 metres out. Goals from Grainne Gibson and Caroline Hill and a great point from centre-forward Emma Cleary gave Kilruane the initiative with five minutes to go and it looked good when Lianne O'Kelly added another point. However, Newport rallied after Kilruane lost Sarah O'Sullivan with a hand injury and two Keely Lenihan points gave a share of the spoils on a cold night in Newport. The final score Kilruane 3-3, Newport 1-9. Next match in the championship is on Thursday 18th against Nenagh.
The 1st round of this championship against Kildangan was not played last week due to an unplayable pitch and will be refixed. The U14 panel are due to play Thurles on Tuesday 9th and Ballina on next Tuesday 16th April.
Best Wishes to Meadhbh Heenan who is currently out of action . The club wishes her a speedy recovery.
U12 County Blitz was held on Saturday in Cloughjordan. Drom & Inch and Kildangan came and all three teams played each other. Templemore had to pull out at the last minute due to lack of players available on the day. Thanks to Emma Cleary and Sorcha Heenan who refereed the matches. Thanks also to all those who helped out with catering and provided and served food on the day. Our next outing is this Saturday April 13th against Newport in the first round of the County League in Newport.
Training for our younger panels, from under 6 up to under 12 continues from 6.30 to 7.30 on Wednesdays in Ardcroney. New players are always welcome to join.
Any outstanding registrations should be paid up this week. Fees:- players under 18 €20.00, Family membership €50.