Our senior hurlers bowed out in the quarter finals of the Senior Hurling Championship against a more experienced Rathnure side.
Rathnure, playing with the wind had a dream start and quickly clocked up a strong lead. With 5 minutes to go in the first half, Shels found a second wind and hit 1-2 without reply, to leave the half time score 1-10 to 1-3. On the resumption it seemed Shels were going to take the game by the scruff of the neck when they opened with a brace of points, however the threatened challenge never really materialised and Rathnure traded point for point with the Shels for the remainder of the game, to leave the final score 1-13 to 1-8.
Team: Joe Kelly, John Kelly, Aidan Murphy (Captain), Seamie Harding, Eoin Doyle, David Walsh, Conor Walsh, Brian Malone, Clive Lawler Ryan, Thomas Barron(0-5), Alan Griffith, Ciaran O’Shaughnessy (0-2), Ibar (Hurler) Murphy, Stephen Banville (0-1) and Chris McGrath (1-0)
Subs introduced, Brian Doyle and Denis Kelly