Under 14 footballers draw with Fethard.

 {moszoomthumb imgid=123 itemid=61 caption=(Under 14 footballers
in action in Fethard.)}Fethard make draw in extra time.

The Shelmalier under 14 footballers fought out an exciting 4-7 to 3-10 draw with Fethard in the championship played in Fethard on Wednesday 25th July. The Shels got off to a great start when after some good team play Glen Murphy raised the green flag after 5 minutes. However, the visitors were unlucky to concede an own goal shortly afterwards. Shane Bieney put his team in front again with a great point, but Fethard hit back with three unanswered points, before Craig McCabe kicked over a point from a 45. The Shelmaliers were then awarded a penalty which Craig McCabe calmly slotted to the net, to give his team the initiative again. The same player completed the Shels scoring for the half with a further two points to put the sides level, but Fethard succeeded in finding the net again on the stroke of half time, to leave a half time score of 2-4 to 3-4 in favour of the home team. Shane Birney skillfully flicked the ball to the net after five minutes and Glen Murphy got his second goal to put the Shelmalier into the lead. However, Fethard hit back with four points of their own to regain the lead but Craig McCabe slotted over two further points to give his team the narrowest of leads as the game entered extra time. To the amazement of the visiting fans the ref decided to play an extra five minutes in a game of little stops and just before the final whistle did blow Fethard got the all important point to level the match.



                       Sean Byrne.

Eoin O Leary.    Paraic O Leary.    Tommy Donnelly

Kevin Byrne.      Dean Corrigan.         Jack Murphy.

          Conor Tobin. Craig McCabe.

Niall Tobin.        Shane Birney.         Eoghan Fitzgerald.

Jake Kehoe.       Glen Murphy.        Christopher Scallan.


Subs used: Graham Staples and Eoghan Nolan.