Shels junior game V Faythe Harriers B team had to be abandoned 8 mins from the end whilst Shels were leading 2-10 to 1-10 after hero goalkeeper Willie Redmond suffered a bad leg injury.
Willie was removed to Wexford Hospital by ambulance and we wish him a speedy recovery. Willie had saved certain goals on at least 3 occasions during the game. Brother John Redmond was on blistering form and quickly got Shels off the mark with an accurate free. John pointed twice more (1F) and Seamie Harding (one of the fittest men in Hollymount) got on the scoreboard after a great run down the field. A rare lapse in defence allowed Harriers through for a goal and they quickly added 2 points before John Redmond steadied the ship and added 3 more points for Shels. Harriers added 3pts to their tally to leave the half time score 0-7 to 1-5, in favour of Harriers. Harriers now with the wind started the brighter and pointed twice before the hard working Cathal Gaule saved a goal shot from Harriers to force a point. Goal man Willie Redmond denied Harriers another major just moments later. Noel Mythen and Shane Griffith combined then to put Willie O’Shaughnessy through for Shels first major of the day. John Redmond converted another free whilst Harriers still threatened constantly. At this stage Ibar (Hurler) Murphy and Mick Kelly were introduced and they had an immediate bearing on the game when Mick Kelly won a ball and passed it off to the ever ready Willie O’Shaughnessy who blasted to the back of the net for the second time. Ibar Murphy and Shane Griffith added points and the score was at 2-10 to 1-10 when disaster struck for Shels when goal man Willie Redmond was badly injured in the leg. The referee abandoned the game and the injured Willie was rushed by ambulance to receive attention. It was a bad day for injuries for Shels as Clive Lawler had earlier departed for hospital from the senior game and is expected to go have an operation for a broken finger tomorrow, in Waterford. We wish both men the speediest of recoveries.
Team: Willie Redmond, Stephen Whelan, Darren Malone, Niall Cullen, Kevin O’Leary, Conor Tobin, Cathal Gaule, John (Foxy) Redmond (0-7, 6F), Seamie Harding (0-1), Willie O’Shaughnessy (2-0), Denis Kelly, Johnny Campbell, Chris Gordon, Noel Mythen, Shane Griffith (0-1). Subs introduced. Ibar Murphy (0-1) and Mick Kelly.
Shels were on top form when the game was abandoned and were well served by brothers Willie and John Redmond, Cathal Gaule, Willie O’Shaughnessy, Noel Mythen & Seamie Harding.