Shelmaliers outplay Gorey in second half.
The Shelmalier under 14 footballers took on Gorey on Wednesday night last in appalling weather conditions which made the passing and picking of the ball very difficult on the night. Gorey started the stronger and registered a number of points before the local sides James Adair pointed with a great overhead kick. Craig McCabe added a further point before midfielder Glen Murphy fired to the roof of the Gorey net, to leave his side trailing by six points at half time. A far more determined Shels team took the field in the second half and they immediately put the Gorey defense under pressure. This pressure was rewarded when Craig McCabe added his second point and AJ Lehane got his side’s second goal from the penalty spot, following a foot block by a Gorey defender. In the next ten minutes the Shels played their best football of the game with fast flowing football throughout the field. Jack Murphy Paraic O Leary and Eoin O Leary moved the ball quickly out of defense, with the half back line of Dean Corrigan, AJ Lehane and Simon Murphy allowing nothing to pass their line. . Shane Birneys move to the full forward position began to open up the Gorey defense and he was greatly assisted in the forwards by Niall Tobin, Conor Tobin and Mark Mythen. A long determined run by Glen Murphy followed by a powerful shot to the top corner of the net from twenty yards got the local supporter on the edge of their seats. Craig McCabe added his third point after twenty minutes to leave only a goal between the sides, but many attempts on goal in the closing minutes failed to narrow the gap between the sides.
Eoin O Leary Paraic O Leary Jack Murphy
Simon Murphy AJ Lehane Dean Corrigan
Conor Tobin Glen Murphy
Shane Birney Craig McCabe Mark Mythen
James Adair Niall Tobin Craig Reynolds.
Damian Drennan, Tommy Donnelly, Jake Kehoe.