2nd team win round 2 of championship

dkHaving lost the first round in May, it was important that Shels won this round to keep their championship hopes alive. 

The Shels faced a young Glynn-Barntown team who had won the Junior C Championship a year earlier.

Dessie Kehoe, at centre forward got the opening point for the Shels after 1 minute and they should have had a goal after 2 minutes. Glynn opened their scoring after 7 minutes with a point by minor Michael Regan. David Shiggins kept Shels ahead with a pointed free after 12 minutes but Michael Regan created a free to allow Toirleach Leacy level matters with his pointed free. Glynn went ahead on 19 minutes with a pointed 45 but Shels then got two good scores with points from David Kehoe and James Murphy. Glynn then had a man sent off for a second yellow card but still finished strongly with a point after 26 minutes followed by two pointed frees with Brian Tobin and Stephen Cash scoring for the Shels to leave the half time score at 0-6 each.

In the second half Glynn started as they finished the first half with 7 defenders. However, Shels quickly pushed ahead with points from David Shiggins, James Murphy, D.Shiggins (free) and Brian Tobin to leave them 4 points ahead after 9 minutes. Shels then missed a second goal chance but with the very dangerous Glynn forward, Michael Regan, cancelled out by Vinny Parker and spare man David Kenny, Shels continued to push ahead with a point from a 45 by D.Shiggins and a third point from J.Murphy. D.Kenny goaled and substitute Conor Walsh scored a second goal to leave it at 2-6 without reply after 23 minutes. Michael Regan did manage to score a goal for Glynn but it was all Shels in this second period.

Final score – Shels 2-12, Glynn-Barntown 1-6. 

Shels team

  1. Colm Parker
  2. Niall Kelly
  3. Graham Lawler
  4. David Kenny
  5. Brian O’Shaughnessy
  6. Vinny Parker
  7. Stephen Cash
  8. Darren Malone
  9. Barry O’Connor
  10. Denis Kelly
  11. Dessie Kehoe
  12. Brian Tobin
  13. James Murphy
  14. David Kehoe
  15. David Shiggins


    Subs: Conor Walsh for David Kehoe 

    Michael Kelly for David Shiggins

    Conor Byrne for Niall Kelly (inj)

    Aaron Waters for James Murphy.