Shels fade in second half against Barntown.
U-16 Football Championship 11th April 2007
Glynn-Barntown 3 – 10
Shelmaliers 3 – 04
The Shels U-16 footballers travelled to Killurin on Wednesday 11th April to play the highly fancied Glynn-Barntown team, seeking revenge for their county final defeat last year.
The first half was evenly contested by both teams with the Glynn-Barntown full-forward line dominating early on. Luck was on the Shels’ side as the Killurin side hit the upright twice and the crossbar on another occasion, while Ronan Kavanagh made a string of great saves including one from a penalty. The first half finished 1-7 to 1-3 in favour of Glynn-Barntown.
The Shels' defence tightened up in the second half, led by Ian Kavanagh and Aidan Cash and the team enjoyed a great spell of dominance. Brian Doyle led the attack superbly and the sides were level with 10 minutes to go. Glynn-Barntown then sprung County Minor panellist Craig Doyle from the bench and he provide the extra power to allow the Killurin side to run out victors in the end by a margin of 6 points.
Revenge will have to wait for another day!!!!!
Team:Ronan Kavanagh, Noel Mythen, Stuart Lacey, Ian Kavanagh, Shane Griffith, Brian Tobin(0-1), Aidan Cash, James Gordon (1-0), Benny Barron, Sean Walsh, Brian Doyle (1-2), John Campbell, Feargal Hynes, Kevin O’Leary(1-0), Alan Rossiter(0-1). Subs: Daragh Cloake for N. Mythen (inj), Brendan Fitzgerald, Brian Murphy