Missed chances cost The Heath as Killeen finish stronger

A strong finish by Arles Killeen saw them see off a game Heath side on Sunday afternoon in O’Moore Park in the opening round of the Sparrow Insurance Senior Football Championship in a game that never reached championship fever.

A strong finish by Arles Killeen saw them see off a game Heath side on Sunday afternoon in O’Moore Park in the opening round of the Sparrow Insurance Senior Football Championship in a game that never reached championship fever.

Arles Killeen 1-12

The Heath 0-11

At the end The Heath were left to ponder what might have been had they converted three first half goal chances that all went abegging.

They certainly were left to rue those gilt edged opportunities and it was the greater experience and guile that saw Arles Killeen take full advantage of those let offs and pull through for an unimpressive victory at the end of a dour game

The sides were level at the break but a goal just after the restart for Arles Killeen swung the game in their favour.

The Heath got back within one late in the game but Arles Killeen kicked the last three points to round out the win.

See this week’s Leinster Express for full report on this game and the other seven first round SFC games.