Seniors breeze past Marshalstown

Shels met Marshalstown in the relegation play offs recently and comfortably won out on the day.

Shels were the strongest team in all areas of the field and came out of the blocks quickest. 2 early free’s converted by Conor Byrne and 2 Stephen Banville points, before Conor Byrne goaled after the Marshalstown keeper made a good save on a Chris McGrath shot, meant we had registered 1-4 before Marshalstown got on the scoreboard. Further scores from Chris McGrath (2), Tommy Barron (1-2), Ciaran O’Shaughnessy, Conor Byrne and James Gordon together with a fine penalty save from Ibar Murphy meant we went into the break 2-11 to 0-9. Alan Griffith had gone off injured just before the break and we lost goalie Ibar Murphy shortly after the resumption with Brian Doyle and Brian Murphy being introduced for the injured players. It was Shels all the way in the second half with Conor Byrne on a scoring spree (7, 6F,) and Ciaran O’Shaughnessy (2), Stephen Banville and Benny Barron all in fine shooting form. Brian Doyle and Brian Murphy both had great saves on goal for Shels. Marshalstown only managed 2 points in the entire second half both from free’s, and this left final score 2-22 to 0-11.

Shels passed the ball well and will now meet Blackwater in Killurin on Saturday 2nd October at 2 PM in the relegation final. Your support would be much appreciated.

Team: Ibar Murphy, Andre O’Brien, Aidan Murphy, Brian Malone, David Cloney, Conor Walsh, Eoin Doyle, Ciaran O’Shaughnessy (0-3), Alan Griffith, Benny Barron (0-1), Stephen Banville (0-3), James Gordon (0-1), Tommy Barron (1-2), Conor Byrne (1-1, 9F), Chris McGrath(0-2),

Subs introduced. Brian Doyle, Brian Murphy, Joe Kelly, Denis Kelly