Kiltale won the Div 3 National Feile title in Galway over the weekend.
Kiltale represented Meath in the hurling Feile na Gael and were hosted by Moycullen in Galway.
Kiltale won through to the final with the following results:
24/6/11 in Moycullen – Kiltale 4-8, Moycullen 1-1.
25/6/11 in Carnmore – Kiltale 4-13, Carnmore 1-0
25/6/11 Playoff in Carnmore – Kiltale 7-4, St Mochua’s 0-3
25/6/11 Semi-final in Castlegar – Kiltale 5-19, Carryduff 0-4
26/6/11 Final in Pearse Stadium – Kiltale 8-7, Muine Beag 1-2
Kiltale got off to a great start in the final with goals from Hugh o’ Sullivan (2) and Ross Ryan (1) and further points from Sean Healy (1),Hugh O’ Sullivan (2) and Ross Ryan (1) and Iarla Hughes with a great effort from midfield.
Kiltale had dominance in midfield with Owen Crowe and the outstanding captain Iarla Hughes.
In the forwards Hugh O’ Sullivan,Ross Ryan,Sean Healy and Cathal Ryan created many scoring opportunities.
Kiltale defence in which Brian O’Reilly,Robert Mc Guinness and Cathal Brien were totally on top and delivered great ball down to their forwards. Kiltale led 3-5 to 0-1 at half time.
Muine Beag started the second half in flying form and scored a goal and point but after those scores it was all Kiltale with them running up a further 5goals and 2 pts.
Hugh O’ Sullivan got a further 2 goals and Kyle Benson finished off another great move with a great goal.
Ross Ryan tormented the opposing defence and scored a further goal and a point.
Substitute Conor Mc Nally scored an opportunist goal and added to that a fine effort by captain Iarla Hughes Kiltale ran out convincing winners.
Ronan Ryan who was sick and missed all the games on Saturday but was introduced as a substitute in the final and made an immediate impact setting up many attacks.
Kiltale had great performances from Andrew Jackson in goals-defenders Cathal Brien,Brian O’ Reilly,Ferghal Ryan and Robert Mc Guinness and Hugh Smith and Jack Quinn made some telling interceptions and kept opposing teams to limited scoring opportunities.
Iarla Hughes played a captain’s role and was strongly supported by Owen Crowe at midfied.
In the forwards Hugh O’ Sullivan and Ross Ryan took the scoring honours and others to do well over the tournament were Kyle Benson,Sean Healy,Jack Farrell and Cathal Ryan.
Kiltale – Andrew Jackson, Cathal Bien, Ferghal Ryan, Jack Quinn, Hugh Smith, Robbie McGuinness, Brian O’Reilly, Iarla Hughes, Owen Crowe, Cathal Ryan, Sean Healy, Jack Farrell, Hugh O’Sullivan, Ross Ryan, Kyle Benson.
Subs – Ronan Ryan for Jack Farrell, Conor Mc Nally for Kyle Benson, Colm O’Connor for Jack Quinn.
Kiltale would like to acknowledge the hospitality of their host club Moycullen of Galway.
Match report from HoganStand.com.