Senior Hurlers

Oulart prove too strong in second half

In an evenly contested first half where a single goal separated the sides at half time 1-9 to 0-9 Oulart proved too strong for the Shelmaliers in the second half of their Senior hurling championship played in St Patrick’s Park in Saturday last. Eoghan Nolan and Stephen Banville opened the scoring for the Shelmaliers in the first 5 minutes and Joe Kelly added a third point in the 10th minute. The Shelmaliers continued their good interplay and the sides were level at 0-5 each in the 15th minute with further points from Conor Byrne and Ciaran O Shaughnessy. A goal for Oulart in the 20th minute allowed them to pull ahead of their opponents for the first time in the match and there was still a point a gaol between the sides when the ref blew for half time 1-9 to 0-9. James Cash, Eoghan Nolan and Conor Byrne adding the three points in the first half.

The second half was a mere one minute old when David Redmond powered through the Shels defence to fire past Brian Murphy in the Shels goal to extend Oulart’s advantage. Oulart continued to pick off points until the 43rd minute when Conor Byrne raised the green flag for the Shelmaliers and restored some hope for the black and amber supporters. However, Oulart continued their dominance and they scored their third goal in the 45th minute to put the game beyond the Shelmaliers. Closing half points from Joe Kelly and Ciaran O Shaughnessy failed to address the Oulart lead and they ran out easy winners on a final score line of Shelmaliers 1-12 Oulart/Ballagh 3-20.

Team Brian Murphy, Eoin Doyle, Aidan Murphy, Simon Donohoe, Aidan Cash, Clive Lawlor-Ryan, Conor Walsh, Ciaran Walsh,Brian Malone, Joe Kelly, James Cash, Stephen Banville, Conor Byrne, Eoghan Nolan and Ciaran O Shaughnessy. Subs William O Shaughnessy and Alan Griffith

The Senior hurlers now play St Martin’s in the 4th round of the championship on Monday next 11th August in Oulart at 7pm your support would be greatly appreciated.