Our senior hurlers continued on their winning ways with another great win over Adamstown in Adamstown this afternoon. 1-23 to 0-15.
Shels senior hurling team travelled to Adamstown for the second game in the league this afternoon. Playing with a stiff breeze in the first half Shels were quickly out of the blocks with a Joe Kelly point. Adamstown equalised a minute later. Conor Byrne (2F) and Stephen Banville added points leaving Shels 0-04 to 0-3 ahead. Shels were dealt a blow then when influential centre back Clive Lawlor suffered a broken finger in the course of play. Brian Tobin was introduced and the team reorganised themselves. Shels then entered a golden phase and quickly amassed 8 more points to leave the half time score 0-12 to 0-05 in favour of Shels. Brian Murphy denying Adamstown on a couple of occasions whilst brother Aidan Murphy was leading the defence from full back. On the resumption Alan Griffith was fouled on the throw in and the on form Conor Byrne converted again. Shels pushed on but Adamstown buoyed by the stiff breeze were working hard and getting back in the game. With 15 mins played there were only 4 points separating the sides. Shels had lost Brian Tobin to injury at this stage and Chris McGrath on his way back from injury moved into the corner forward position and immediately had a good impact on the game. Stephen Banville was proving to be as accurate as ever and duly seized any chance that came his way. Joe Kelly was working hard and seeing his shots successfully bear fruition. Score at this stage 0-18 to 0-13. The effective wing back Conor Walsh won a crucial free and Conor Byrne who had missed nothing all day once again converted. Joe Kelly had a great shot to the goal saved by the Adamstown keeper and this seemed to deflate the Adamstown side who had been trying hard. Shels rallied to the finish scoring 1-03 (Conor Byrne 1-0, Alan Griffith 0-2 and Ciaran O’Shaughnessy 0-1) without reply. Final score 1-23 to 0-15.
On the day all the team played up to their capacity and it was again a solid all round team performance. Conor Byrne, Conor Walsh, Joe Kelly and Stephen Banville shone whilst Feargal Hynes Aidan Murphy and David Cloney were solid all day on the full back line and no quarter was given.
Team: Brian Murphy, Feargal Hynes, Aidan Murphy, David Cloney, Aidan Cash, Clive Lawler, Conor Walsh, Eoin Doyle, Brian Doyle (0-1), Benny Barron, Alan Griffith (0-3), Ciaran O’Shaughnessy (0-2), Joe Kelly (0-4), Conor Byrne (1-8, 6F), Stephen Banville (0-5), Subs Brian Tobin, Chris McGrath, and Noel Mythen.