Robertstown 1-12 Kill 2-10
Our senior footballers recorded their first league win of the campaign
with a hard-fought victory away to Robertstown. A strong second half
performance from the team who came from 10 points down with 20 minutes
remaining made this victory all the sweeter over a side who were top of the
league going into yesterday’s game.
Kill started well with early points from Alan Wren and Paul Kirwan,
however the home side settled into the game with a goal from the excellent
Damien Leeson after 8 minutes. Robertstown dominated the remainder of the half
and scored some excellent points from play to lead by 1-06 to 0-03 at half
time. Indeed, there lead could have been bigger, but some missed frees and some
excellent defending by Kill kept the visitors within touching distance of their
The second half started with continued home side dominance with four
early points extending their lead to 10 points. It was at this stage that Kill
opened their shoulders and decided to play some attacking football, two
excellent goals by Stephen Skelton and Johnny O’Brien reduced the lead to three
points with 10 minutes remaining. Kill emptied the bench and excellent scores
by Jamie Nolan, Paul Kirwan (3) and Kevin Downey help clinch victory by the minimum.
A strong performance in the second half by Jack Healy, Gavin Mahady and Paul
Kirwan laid the foundations for this comeback.
Scorers: Paul Kirwan 0-5, Alan Wren 0-3, Stephen Skelton & Johnny O’Brien 1-0 each, Jamie Nolan, & Kevin Downey 0-1 each
Best for Kill were: Jake Nolan, Ross Mantle, Michael O’Mahony and Jack Healy
Their next match will be against Cappagh, this Wednesday 15th in Kill GAA @ 7.30pm. All support is greatly appreciated.