U21 Footballers lose to Glynn

The Shels bowed out of this year’s U-21 Football Championship after a poor display against Glynn-Barntown, last years Champions.Final score 1-11 to 1-7

 Playing against a strong breeze in the first half Shels opted to carry the ball while Glynn-Barntown opted to play with 4 forwards and use extra defenders. This was the same tactic that Glynn-Barntown used last year and it worked, again! With extra defenders Glynn-Barntown pressurised Shels into shooting from many unscorable positions which resulted in no less than 11 wides in the first half as well as a missed goal opportunity by James Gordon.
In the second half it was more of the same for the first 15 minutes – Shels owned the ball but failed to score, even with the wind advantage. Glynn on the other hand tapped over a couple of points and began to dominate the mid-field exchanges. However, the Shels then came to life. Pointed frees by Fergal Hynes, Tommy Barron and a goal from a penalty by Fergal after good work by Joe Kelly put great pressure on Glynn-Barntown. Further points by Joe Kelly and Benny Barron put the score at 1-7 to 1-10 with only 5 minutes left. After a very heated dust-up, Glynn Barntown managed to get one final point to lift the siege and hold on for a well deserved victory.
In total the Shels had 19 wides while Glynn-Barntown only had 1.

Shels team
1.    Ronan Kavanagh
2.    Niall Kelly
3.    Benny Barron (0-1)
4.    Andre O’Brien
5.    Aidan Cash
6.    Tommy Barron (0-1 free)
7.    Stephen Corrigan
8.    Conor Walsh
9.    Brian Doyle
10.    Willie O’Shaughnessy
11.    Joe Kelly (0-1)
12.    Fergal Hynes (1-3, 0-2 frees and 1-0 penalty)
13.    Eoin Doyle(0-1)
14.    James Gordon
15.    Brian Tobin
Ciaran O’Shaughnessy for Aidan Cash
Shane Griffith for Willie O’Shaughnessy
Conor Byrne for Brian Doyle