Claregalway 1-16 Kilconly 1-9

Our Junior Team rounded the 2017 Football year with a deserved win over Kilconly in Tuam today. This team played their last league game on July 23rd, couldn’t field a team for a championship game v Renvyle over the summer and the delay in playing the Final even got a mention on the tripe social media outlet- SportsJoe.ie.

Kilconly opened brightly and scored the first 2 points inside 4 minutes. We slowly got into the game and our forwards started to click. K. Grainger was winning plenty of ball at corner forward and curled over a couple to start the scoreboard clicking. Scores from Brion Connolly 2, Fergal 2 from placed balls, Michael McGarry and D. Loftus who started the game at midfield despite wearing No. 3. We led at half time 9-2

As in the first half , Kilconly kicked 4 points in a row and had momentum kicking into the town goals. A good build up saw Keelin take the sensible option and tapped over when maybe a goal was on. Momentum shifted and we pushed on. A goal for Kilconly narrowed the margin but in a well worked move M.McGarry was taken down for a penalty. Young Grainger slotted the ball with a nice left footed dink and it was time to give the subs a run.

The team were well marshelled and at the back, D. Loftus & B.Connolly added good pace at midfield and K.Grainger ended up with 1-6.

Former Galway Goalie (and victim of an audacious effort from Barney Rock) Paraic Coyne presented the Cup to JP and the Man of the Match to Keelan. A long season has come to an end and the effort by players and Management has been rewarded.

Happy Xmas.


R.Moran, T. Reilly, D.Moran, D.Newell, M.Kilgannon, JP O’Connell, K.Brennan, D.Loftus, B.Connolly, M.McGarry,F.McEvoy,D.Glynn,K.Grainger,A.Dolan,S.Monaghan

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