An impressive Shelmalier team held strong against St. Martins in Piercestown on Sunday last and won out on a scoreline 3-8 to 1-5.
St. Martins goaled in the first 7 mins but James Gordon evened the score a minute later. Shels playing against the wind then pushed James Gordon into the full back line to help stop a relentless St. Martins attack in this period. Good combined play and high fitness levels, kept Shels ahead by a goal at half time. Strong defence by Sean Walsh and Noel Mythen, accurate free taking and scoring from Feargal Hynes together with a strong midfield pairing of Aidan Cash and Brian Tobin stretched Shels lead in the second half and they now contest the final next Sunday. See web page for details of the final. Team: Shane Birney, Darragh Cloake, Niall Murphy, Stephen Corrigan, Sean Walsh, Noel Mythen, Shane Griffith, Aidan Cash, Brian Tobin(0-3), Brian Doyle(0-1), Brian (Turf) Murphy, Kevin O’Leary, Feargal Hynes (2-3), James Gordon(1-1), Stuart Leacy. Subs introduced. Craig McCabe, Glen Murphy, Johnny Campbell, AJ Lehane and Cian Lambe.