Our Senior Hurlers lost to Clara (Kilkenny) in Hollymount on Easter Monday, in the second game of the Leinster League by 2 points. Final score 1-9 to 0-11.
In terrible conditions, Stephen Banville got Shels off to a good start when he pointed in the first minute of the game, and a free converted by Joe Kelly added saw us go in the lead. Clara goaled in the eight minute and despite good passages of play Shels went into the break 2 points down. 1-5 to 0-6.
Conditions worsened in the second half and despite points from Colin Kehoe, Conor Byrne, Joe Kelly and Chris McGrath and Stephen Banville, we just couldn’t get back into the game to make up the two point deficit. Final score 1-9 to 0-11.
Team: Ciaran Walsh, John Kelly, Aidan Murphy, Brian Malone, Conor Walsh, Conor Byrne, Mick Kelly, Ciaran O’Shaughnessy, Denis Kelly, Colin Kehoe, Joe Kelly, Alan Griffith, Seamie Harding, Stephen Banville and Chris McGrath.
Subs introduced: Benny Barron, John Redmond & Ibar Murphy