Mayo JFC champions Kilmeena had it all their own way in the Connacht Junior football final at Markievicz Park today. Sligo’s St Patricks were no match for the West Mayo outfit who galloped to a sixteen-point win, on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-5.
I kept one ear on Midwest for some of the game but I wasn’t, I confess, tuned into it sufficiently to tell you too much about the contest. Kilmeena were, I know, on top from first to last and, going in 0-10 to 0-2 in front at half-time, they had the title pretty much in the bag at that early stage.
They made sure of landing provincial honours by keeping up the same tempo after the break. Niall Ryan’s goal shortly after the restart stretched their lead to double figures and the margin was a yawning sixteen points at the finish.
Today’s provincial title success is Kilmeena’s second at Junior level, having previously won it back in 2003. They now play the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland semi-final. Huge congrats to them on today’s win and the best of luck to them in the All-Ireland semis.