Shels defeated St Fintans by 5-17 to 1-5 in the first round of the senior championship in Hollymount last week.this was a keenly contested game with some great football played by both sides. Shels opened the scoring with points by Deidre mc Mahon on the the 4th and 8th minuite. Tina Culleton replied for St. Fintans with a point from a free. shels hit a purple patch with points from Sandy Carr, Deridre Fox, McMahonand two majos from Carr and Kate Kelly, Colleen Rositor and Tina culleton replied with a goal and a point respectively Leona Tector,Michelle Hearne and Maeve Quill tagged on points to leave the half time score Shelmalier 3-10 to 1-2. The second half opened with three points for the shels Fox (2) and Mag Kelly. Tara Dunne and Michelle Doyle exchanged points. Tara Maloney and Mc Mahon followed up with goals. st. Fintans finished with two more points but at this stage the contest was well and truly over. shels completed the scoring with points from fox, Quill and carr to leave the full time score Sheelmalier 5-17 St. Fintans 1-5. Referee Dickie Murphy.
Shels scorers were Deirdre McMahon 1-3, Sandra Carr 1-2, Kate Kelly 1-1, Mag Kelly 1-1, Deirdre Fox 0-4, Maeve Quill 0-2, Michelle Hearne, Leona Tector and Michelle Doyle 0-1 each. Others to play well were Lisa Quill, Ceara O'Brien, Nikki Scallan, and Leanne Power.