Killeen finally pick up first victory

In a game dictated by the blustery conditions, it was Arles Killeen who coped with the elements more efficiently to notch their first win of the league campaign against fellow strugglers St. Joseph’s in Arles on Sunday evening.

In a game dictated by the blustery conditions, it was Arles Killeen who coped with the elements more efficiently to notch their first win of the league campaign against fellow strugglers St. Joseph’s in Arles on Sunday evening.

ACFL DIVISION 1

Arles-Killeen 1-8

St Joseph’s 0-6

Electing to play with the wind at their backs in the opening half, Killeen dominated the opening first half hour from start to finish. Joes found it next to impossible to create any scoring chances such was the strength of the breeze and by the half time interval they trailed by eight points and had a solitary converted free to show for their efforts.

The win comes at an important stage for Killeen. This was a hard-fought win but they still look to be a shadow of last-year’s side. Joseph’s have suffered as much as any club in terms of losing key players to emmigration and other factors and on the evidence of their league performances to date they are going to be in for a long and difficult year.

See this week’s Leinster Express for full report and extensive coverage of the weekly football and hurling action in Laois