Juveniles hold on for win

Shels Juvenile hurlers turned in a spirited second half display to emerge winners by the narrowest of margins against Buffers Alley on Sunday morning.

The Alley started brightest with four unanswered points but shels pulled back with points from Neal Rossiter and Kevin O Connor. Before a good team move set Kevin O Connor up for a good goal. It was end to end stuff for the remainder of the half and we went in behind by 9 pts to 1-03. On the resumption our lads took the game to their opponents and with Neal Rossiter flawless from frees and Kevin O Connor, Graham Staples and Johnny Forde all chipping in scores, we led by four points. A 21 yard Alley free on the stroke of full time tested the nerves a bit but our lads were not to be denied. Stevie McGuire was solid in goal and was well protected by the back-line of the three Eoghans (Fitzgerald,(capt.) O’ Leary and Nolan), Kevin Byrne, Sim Donohue and James Cash. Neal Rossiter(0-09) and Graham Staples(0-01) won the mid field for us and the forward line of Aaron Ryan, Kevin O’ Connor(1-02), Sean Byrne, Evan Devereux, Adam Whitmore and Johnny Forde(0-01) put in a solid hours hurling. Colin Cleary impressed when introduced and the other panel members Conor Howlin, Gavin Potter and Kevin Kehoe will all get there chance. Shelmaliers 1-13. Buffers Alley 1-12.