Shelmaliers easily overcome St. Fintans.

Shelmaliers not tested against St. Fintans.

Date: 19/8/’07                  Venue: Piercestown                              
Opponents: St. Fintans
Competition:   Intermediate Championship, 3rd round.
Full time score: (Shels) 5-14              (Opp.)  0-3

The Shelmaliers played with a strong wind in the first half and dominated matters from the start. In the first ten minutes Stephen Banville, Derek Walsh (free), Tommy Barron and Clive Lawlor had scored a point each. The game was lack-lustre and it was very stop start with many black books and yellow cards being shown to both sides. The game became very scrappy with the Shels wasting many good scoring chances. However, with St. Fintans still failing to register a score, Shels upped their game for the last ten minutes of this half with 0-2 from T. Gainfort (0-1 free), 0-1 from Graham Power and 1-0 from Derek Walsh before being replaced through injury. The half time score was: Shels  1-8   Opponents: 0-0.

The second half had a better flow to it and the Shels were totally dominant. With Shels controlling vital areas, the forwards got plenty of supply. Stephen Banville scored 1-2 and with further goals from Terry Gainfort, Brian Malone and Chris Gordon the game was over as a contest. St. Fintans only managed to score 0-3 with one excellent effort from the right wing late in the game. However, their goalie brought off some fine saves and saved at least four goals in the second half. Full time score: Shels 5-14        Opponents:   0-3          
Shels scorers: S.Banville 1-4, T.Gainfort 1-2 (0-1 free), D.Walsh 1-1 (0-1 free), C.Gordon 1-1, B. Malone 1-0, C.Lalor 0-2, C.Redmond 0-2, T. Barron 0-1 and G. Power 0-1.

Shelmaliers Vs.   St. Fintans

Team Line out.

1. David Shiggins
2. Cathal Gaule
3. Colm Tynan
4. Emmet O’Leary
5. Tommy Barron
6. Barry O’Connor
7. Mark Walsh
8. Brian Malone
9. Clive Lalor
10. Alan Griffin
11. Aidan Murphy
12. Graham Power
13. Derek Walsh
14. Stephen Banville
15. Terry Gainfort
Chris Gordon (31 minutes) for Derek Walsh (inj)
Colin Redmond (37 minutes) for Terry Gainfort
David Kehoe (50 minutes) for Brian Malone
Brian O’Shaughnessy (50 mins) for Mark walsh
Vinnie Parker (50 mins) for Emmet O’Leary