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U16 Girls Premier

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Killala 13 Ballina Town 0

This was an easy end of season win for the Killala girls as they used it for a warm up for next weeks cup semi final against Westport. a goal after only 4 seconds from Aileen Gilroy set the tone for the match and when Rachel Healy made it 2.0 a minute later it didnt look good for the visitors. Aileen Gilroy (6) Niamh Collins (3) Elaine Lowther (2) Rachel Healy (2) Aoileen Collins (1) Alanna Naughton (2) were the scorers in this one sided game. Team Emma Varley, Grainne McHale Martina Walker, Sorcha McGee,Ailish Healy, Elaine Lowther, Rachel Healy , Niamh Collins, Alanna Naughton, Aileen Gilroy, Aoileen Collins Sub Karen Lawlor

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Welcome inn Hotel Division 1

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Killala 2 Inver Utd 1

in this must win game for Killala at Courthouse St on Sunday a free kick from the edge of the box left them a goal down at the break despite having numerous chances to take the lead. Just after halftime a volley from 20yds by Peter McDonnell levelled the game and settled a nervous looking home side before Rory Gallagher grabbed the winner with a fine solo goal. Team Sean McHale, Matt Webb, David Cadden, Eamon Knox, Aidan Ferguson, Mark McLouglin, Jonny McNulty, Kevin Whyte, David Lowther, Rory Gallagher, Noel McLeish Subs Peter McDonnell , Brendan Ryan and Alan Murphy

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FAI Junior Cup Rd 1

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FAI Junior Cup – Round 1


A HEADED effort from Trevor McDonnell eight minutes into the second half of this cup tie on Sunday afternoon proved the crucial difference between the sides, in a closely-fought match which hung in the balance until the very end.

In a first half which saw neither team fully grab hold of the game, Killala were first to threaten, with  Marc McDonnell working well down the right flank before seeing his attempted cross fly just over the Swinford crossbar.

A quick Swinford response ended with McDonnell playing through strike-partner Alan Carter, but his tame shot was easily saved. Arguably the best chance of the opening period fell to Swinford’s Robbie Quinn after 11 minutes. A well-placed corner from McDonnell found Quinn in the box, but his thundering header flew just wide of Sean McHale’s right-hand post.

Killala came close just a few minutes later, as good work from Mark McLoughlin released Noel McLeish, but his cross floated just out of reach for Noone.

Killala were hit with a heavy blow towards the end of the half, as midfielder Ronan Heffron, who had been dominating the centre of the field, was forced to make way with a knee injury, to be replaced by Alan Murphy as Swinford finished the half strongly.

The home side also began the second period brightly. Centre-half Niall Feeney, who was excellent throughout, saw his header from a Matt Gallagher pass clear the crossbar, before Páid Noone had a golden chance to put his team ahead.

A precision pass from Quinn cut the entire Killala defence out, and allowed Noone a one-on-one meeting with McHale, but his clever lob landed inches over the bar.

Nevertheless, the feeling was that Swinford’s breakthrough was only a matter of time, and so it turned out. In the 53rd minute a huge goalkick from Conor Campbell travelled to the Killala penalty area.

None of the Killala defenders were willing to attack it, allowing the ball to bounce all of three times, before McDonnell leapt higher than the onrushing McHale to put his side in front.

Killala refused to be easily beaten, and continued to push forward in search of the equaliser, but what chances they had of finding it were severely hindered when striker Mícheál Noone went down with a knee injury with 20 minutes to play. Having used all of their available substitutes at that stage, Killala were forced to play out the game with 10 men.

This release of pressure for the Swinford defence allowed them to really take control of the match, and close the game out clinically. Indeed, the winning margin could have been doubled in the final minutes, as substitute Adrian Moran found himself unmarked in front of goal, only for his effort to be well blocked.

SWINFORD: Conor Campbell, Niall Feeney, Peter Quinn, Tom Kavanagh, Nigel Sweeney, Robbie Quinn, Keith Regan, Matt Gallagher, Alan Carter, Trevor McDonnell, Páid Noone. Subs: Shane Holleran (for Carter 58), Declan Campbell (for Gallagher 70), Adrian Moran (for McDonnell 75).

KILLALA: Seán McHale, Matt Webb, David Caden, Mark McLoughlin, Aidan Ferguson, Johnny McNulty, Ronan Heffron, Brendan Ryan, Noel McLeish, Micháel Noone, Marc McDonnell . Subs: Alan Murphy (for Heffernan 37), Kevin White (for Ryan (55).

Referee: Mick Regan

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U-14 Boys Exit Connacht Cup

By tdomf_d782a

Killala u-14 boys went out of the Connacht cup today in a very entertaining game on a score of 3-4 after extra time.Killala started off playing with confidence and took an early lead through M Keane. S&F soon equalised only for Killala to lead at half time with another by M Keane.The second half started again with both sides going forward and Killala went 3-1 up with Keane completing his hatrick.Straight away S&F scored again and ten minutes later it was 3-3. Killala still had chances to win it but extra time brought a penalty miss for Killala and a late S&F goal to win it.A last gasp penalty claim by Killala ended the match.
Team:R O Hara J Noone S Mc Andrew C Monaghan K Healy H Lawlor D O Boyle J Flannery K Mc Laughlin S Helly M Keane
Subs:R Sweeney C Lally

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