Barntown best in close encounter.

Shelmaliers took on near rivals Glynn Barntown in Killurin on Tuesday evening last

Under 16 Hurling Championship V Glynn Barntown 4th Match  03/07/2007.

Shelmaliers took on near rivals Glynn Barntown in Killurin on Tuesday evening last and were forced to start without the services of Noel Mythen (foot inj) and Benny Barron (hand inj).
After conceding two goals inside the first 6 minutes we settled down after Feargal Hynes put us on the scoreboard with a point. After some even play, where Shels knitted well and half forward line worked hard, Glynn got a point but this was promptly answered with a powerful ground stroke from Sean Walsh which found the back of the net. Our goal keeper Paraic O’Leary was then called on to make a superb save as Glynn fought back hard in answer to our goal. Glynn finished the stronger of the two teams with 3 points scored before Shels added another 2 by Feargal Hynes to end the half on a scoreline of 2-4 to 1-3.

On the resumption, Ronan Kavanagh who had been trying hard all evening was the first to score in the 2nd half with a point whilst Glynn added another two points before Ronan added his 2nd point of the evening. Two further points from Glynn saw some personnel changes and Benny Barron was also introduced at this point. Glynn added a point and a goal and the writing seemed to be on the wall for the Shels

Shels had, at this point lost their influential mid fielder Aidan Cash to a terrible accident whereby his helmet was taken off his head with the force of the collision and he sustained a head injury.  An ambulance was called and Aidan was despatched to hospital for tests and x-rays.  Happily Aidan was found to be uninjured and was later discharged in the early hours of the morning with orders to rest.

Shels added 3 consolation points with Benny Barron scoring 2 of them but it was too little too late.  The game finished on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-8.

On a day when Shels was just off their form due to the long layover of 2 months since their last match, best to perform were Aidan Cash, Feargal Hynes, James Gordon and Kevin O’Leary.

                           Paraic O’Leary.
 Shane Griffith    Brian Tobin         Cian Lambe
 Stuart Lacey     James Gordon         Kevin O’Leary
            Aidan Cash          Feargal Hynes
Alan Rossiter   Brian Doyle            Sean Walsh       
Johnny Campbell        Ronan Kavanagh    Brian Murphy

Subs used.   C McCabe for P. O’Leary
  N Murphy for C Lambe, S Corrigan for S Walsh
  B Barron for B Murphy, R Staples for A Cash (inj)