Our senior footballers put in a great performance in Pairc Charmann this evening to beat Sarsfields 1-13 to 1-9.
Shels fielding a relatively young team due to ongoing injuries and players missing for a variety of reasons were slow to get into the game. Sarsfields drew first blood and Ciaran O’Shaughnessy did well to equalise moments later. However Sarsfields pulled away with 3 more points in quick succession. Derek Walsh and Colin Redmond both clawed back a point each (both free’s), before goalie Graham Lawlor-Ryan denied the Wexford town team for a major. Aidan Cash added a point before Sarsfields were awarded a penalty by referee Sean Whelan which they duly converted. Score 04- to 1-4 in favour of Sarsfields after the first quarter However it was Shels all the way to the half time whistle with points from Brian Tobin (2), Conor Byrne, Stephen Banville, Colin Redmond (F), and a goal from Ciaran O’Shaughnessy. Half time score 1-9 to 1-4 to Shels. The second half was at a much slower pace. Colin Redmond pointed first but Sarsfields working hard were starting a comeback. They had four unanswered points to leave just 03 between the sides, but Stephen Banville and Colin Redmond (F) tagged on two late points to leave final score 1-13 to 1-09. A win Shels deserved and one which will be welcome in advance of our championship game Wednesday night at 8 PM in Taghmon V Adamstown.
Best for Shels were Andre O’Brien, Brian Tobin, Kevin O’Leary and Craig McCabe.
Team: Graham Lawlor-Ryan, Marc Walsh (Captain), Eoin Doyle, Andre O’Brien, Kevin O’Leary, Alan Griffith, Brian Tobin (0-2), Stephen Banville (0-2), Aidan Cash (0-1), Ciaran O’Shaughnessy (1-1), Conor Byrne (0-1), Colin Redmond (04,3F), Terry Gainfort, Craig McCabe, Derek Walsh (0-1F). Sub introduced Tommy Barron.