Juveniles unite to beat favourites Glynn/ Barntown
Our Juvenile Hurlers took on favourites Glynn Barntown in Wexford Park, Monday Oct 29th in Co. Final.
Shels were first on the scoreboard when Benny Barron had taken a free and Brian Doyle got a lovely touch to the ball to send it over the bar, in the 5th minute. In the 10th minute Shels got a free after some fine work by Brian Doyle which Benny Barron converted and Benny was on target a minute later with another accurate free. Brian Tobin who was in the middle of the action got on the scoreboard then with two very well taken points after some hard work dispossessing the Glynn men of the sliothar.
Glynn registered their first score of the game at this time and added a second point a minute later from a free.
Feargal Hynes stopped them getting into their stride then with he scored a superb point, but Glynn trying hard, recorded another score before Benny Barron in reply added another free for Shels on the cusp of half time to leave the score 0-7 to 0-3.
Glynn started the second half well with two points from frees before Benny Barron replied with two points from frees also keeping us nicely ahead. Glynn pointed again from a free in 9th minute to bring the gap to 3 points. At this stage Johnny Campbell after some fine stick work found Brian (Turf) Murphy who made no mistake as he rattled the back of the net, goal for Shels. Benny Barron added a point from a free.
At this point there was a kerfuffle between the two teams which the referee dealt with promptly.
Back to matter in hand, Glynn pointed twice before a rare lapse in the Shels defence saw the Glynn/Barntown corner forward receive a neat hand pass from the full forward and he goaled from a very favourable angle. The margin at this time was only two points and it seemed Glynn were getting back on top. Brian Tobin won an excellent ball at mid field and ran the length of the field to score the best and most important point of the day, which stopped the onslaught from Glynn at a crucial time. Stephen Corrigan added a bonus point after a fine run before Glynn came back with another point. Brian Murphy fought hard and took the next point before Brian Doyle sealed victory for the Shels with a goal kicked into the back of the net. Final score 2-13 to 1-09
On a day when all fifteen players on the field, played the games of their lives and united as one, it is most difficult to name names. But no one would disagree that Benny Barron was the man of the match, captain Brian Doyle was in outstanding form and scored the goal that sealed the game. Brian Tobin was excellent and he took possession and scored the crucial point at the time Glynn were getting back on top. Aidan Cash and James Gordon were brilliant in the half back line and Kevin O’Leary led the charge in the defence.
Team 1 Craig McCabe 2 Shane Griffith 3 Kevin O’Leary 4 Noel Mythen 5 Stuart Leacy 6 James Gordon 7 Aidan Cash 8 Brian Tobin (0-3) 9 Benny Barron (0-7F) 10 Stephen Corrigan (0-1)11 Brian Doyle (1-0) 12 Feargal Hynes (0-1) 13 Johnny Campbell
14 Ronan Kavanagh 15 Brian (Turf)Murphy (1-1)
Sub used Conor Tobin.
Panel 16 Paraic O’Leary 17 Alan Rossiter 18 Conor Tobin 19 Sean Walsh
20 Cian Lambe 21 Ian Kavanagh 22 Niall Murphy 23 Robbie Staples
Management: Paddy Campbell, Austin Hearne and Paddy Harding