Rapps were first out of the blocks with 2 quick points (1F) before John Redmond converted a free for the Shels. Stephen Corrigan then went on the rampage amassing 1-1 in 3 minutes. Two Johnny Campbell free’s then yielded 1-1 before the onform Stephen Corrigan doing trojan work to leave a great pass for Chris Gordon who made no mistake blasting the sliothar to the back of the net. Half time score 3-3 to 0-7. Playing against a moderate breeze in the second half Rapps scored 1-3 in first seven minutes before Des Kehoe & Chris Gordon, steadied the ship with a point each. John Redmond added a free but it was then Rapps all the way with 6 more unanswered points. We clawed back 2 points with Johnny Campbell and John Redmond (F) before Shels had a late chance when the dangerous Stephen Corrigan was put through for what looked like to be another goal. However referee Brendan Martin blew for a harsh over carrying call and moments later he blew the final whistle. Final score 3-8 to 1-16.
Team: Declan Murphy, Brian Tobin, Fergie Parker, Kevin O’Leary, Aidan Cash, Colin Kehoe, John (Foxy) Redmond (0-3), Willie O’Shaughnessy, Cathal Gaule, Chris Gordon (1-1), Paraic Coen, Stephen Corrigan (1-1), Shane Griffith, Des Kehoe (0-1), Johnny Campbell (1-2). Subs introduced James Murphy, Willie Redmond & John Redmond (Newfort).