Shels Account for Cuala

colinIn the third round of the Leinster League, Shels came out on top of Dublin team Cuala

In their final match in the Leinster league the senior hurlers recorded a hard earned 11pt victory over a very good Cuala senior team out of Dublin. The slow starting Shels allowed Cuala go into a lead of 6pts to 2pts until a Stephen Banville fetch from a long Conor Byrne free was expertly put in the back of the net. A further free and they were level at 15 mins. A penalty awarded when Seamie Harding was taken out of it was well put away by Conor Byrne leaving the Shels going in at half-time fortunate to be in the lead 2-5 to 0-9. Aidan Murphy was unfortunate to sustain a broken finger during the first half.
 A Shels team with a lot more urgency emerged in the second half, when moving the ball faster to the forwards the Shels attackers began to find scores with Des Kehoe having come on as a sub finding the net twice. Solid back play especially in the second half, Alan Griffith working his socks off in mid-field and sharp forward play where Chris McGrath, Tommy Barron were on song, all contributed to a well deserved victory.
TEAM: Declan Murphy Aaron Waters Conor Byrne [1-0 ]Cathal Gaul, Conor Walsh, Aidan Murphy Ciaran O Shaughnessy, Alan Griffith, Tommy  Barron[0-3] Colin Kehoe [0-2] Seamie Harding [0-1] Chris McGrath [0-6] Stephen Banville [1-3] Ibar Murphy.
SUBS USED; Graeme Power, Joe Kelly[0-1] Dessie Kehoe[2-0] Mick Kelly and  Chris Wall