Castletown were fit and very powerful.
Date: Sat 31st March Venue: Castletown Opponents: Castletown
Competition: Premier A League, 2nd round
Full time score: (Shels) 1-5 (Opp.) 2-12
Castletown were fit and very powerful. It was like men versus boys! They raced into a lead and pulled our half back line out of position again and again. They were powerful at mid field and the only person who stood up to them was Darren Malone. They constantly raced through the center and were at their ease.
The second half began with more of the same. The Shels tried to up their game but they were totally inferior on this day. Many of the Shels players gradually threw in the towel and as a result were given a lesson in football on points such as stamina, team work, strength and commitment.
The Shels will learn a lot by this heavy defeat and were quickly shown that the level they are at is not acceptable.
Shelmaliers Vs. Castletown
Competition: Premier A League
Team Line out.
1 Padraig Mc Mahon
2 Brian O’Shaughnessy 3 Mark Walsh 4 Vinnie Parker
5 Tommy Barron 6 Emmet O’Leary 7 Colin Redmond
8 Darren Malone 9 David Kehoe
10 Seammie Harding 11 Terry Gainfort 12 Michael Kelly
13 Mark Tobin 14 Graham Power 15 Derek Walsh
Alan Griffith for T. Barron (inj), Cormac Smith for M. Kelly, Ibar Murphy for D. Kehoe, Barry O’Connor for C. Redmond and Chris Gordon for S. Harding
Subs not used:
Aidan Murphy, Dessis Kehoe, Graham Lalor , Michael Kingston, Ciaran Murphy and John Veale.