Glynn were quickest out of the blocks with two unanswered points and the difference could have been greater if not for a good save from Brian Murphy. Glynn added another point before Conor Byrne opened Shels account with a free from distance after Ciaran O’Shaughnessy was fouled in the 10th minute. Shane Griffith had a shot on goal ably dealt with moments later. Glyn pulled ahead adding 2 more points. Shels goalkeeper Brian Murphy had to substituted after suffering a knock to his shoulder and Willie Redmond was only between the posts a matter of seconds when Glynn shot to the back of the net with an unstoppable shot. Score 1-5 to 1 with 20 mins gone in favour of Glynn. Conor Byrne converted a ’65 and Glynn replied with a minor before Conor Byrne with a close in free made no mistake as he kept the ball in low and sent it straight to the back of Glynn’s net. Glynn added a late point to make the half time score 1-7 to 1-2 in favour of Glynn.
Both sides were evenly matched in the second half with most of the scores on both sides coming from frees. Shels did have several wides but there was not a great supply of ball coming to the forwards.Tommy Barron did well at distance and Conor Byrne converted at will. Shels lost influential wing back John Redmond through injury at this time. Shels got to within 3 points of their opponents but it was Glynn all the way in the final 15 minutes. Final score 1-14 to 1-7.
Shels were best served by Eoin Doyle, Conor Walsh, Tommy Barron and Aidan Murphy with Conor Byrne accurate on frees.
Team: Brian Murphy, Darren Malone, Aidan Murphy, Andre O’Brien, Conor Walsh, Alan Griffith, John Redmond, Eoin Doyle, Ciaran Walsh, Willie O’Shaughnessy, Ciaran O’Shaughnessy, Tommy Barron (0-1), Conor Byrne (1-6 F), Shane Griffith. Subs Willie Redmond for Brian Murphy (inj) Conor Tobin for John Redmond (inj)