Shelmaliers & St James’s must meet again to decide who will meet St Martins in the Co. senior football final when they drew their semi final in Wexford Park on Sunday last.
St James’s got off to a great start with three points in the first five minutes of play. Craig McCabe fired over the Shelmaliers first point in the tenth minutes and he contributed three more points to level the match in the 20th minute. As the game entered the last few minutes of the first half, St James’s powered through the Shelmalier defense to score the game’s first goal, leaving a half time score line Shelmaliers 0-4 St James’s 1-4. Craig McCabe was again on the score sheet on the resumption with two well taken frees and further points from Stephen Banville Brian Malone and Simon Donohoe had the sides level at the end of the third quarter. St James’s upped their play with three unanswered points but the fighting spirit of the Shelmaliers was very much in evidence in the closing five minutes with points from Simon Donohoe, Craig McCabe and Brian Doyle to send the game to a replay which will be played in Wexford Park on Saturday next at 4pm.