Junior B Footballers beat Cossabeg

A late Barry Redmond goal helped theJunior b footballers win against Crossabeg 5-5 to 3-10.

Third football beat Crossabeg-Ballymurn.
Shels put in a massive performance on Friday evening to overcome a stiff challenge from Crossabeg-Ballymurn’s second team. Barry Redmond got the Shels on the score sheet with an early goal after good work by James Shiggins. Barry scored a further point before Crossabeg-Ballymurn got two points in reply. Great performances by John Nolan and Stanley O’Leary at mid-field kept the Shels in control before John Redmond raced through for a good goal. Crossabeg-Ballymurn did reply with 3 further points but James Shiggins and Barry finished off the half with a point each to leave the half-time score at 2-3 to 0-5 in favour of the Shels.
In the second half Crossabeg-Ballymurn re-organised by moving the youthful Matthew Sludds, Andrew Butler and Mark O’Connor from the full forward to the half-forward line. The aim was to give extra pace to this area of the field which seemed to work with two early points. However, Shels replied with 0-1 from Brian O’Connor and a second goal from Barry Redmond. With Crossabeg-Ballymurn introducing more young players, the Shels were finding the going tough around mid-field. As Crossabeg-Ballymurn increased the pressure, they got a goal and a point to bring the score to 3-4 to 1-8, in favour of the Shels. However, the Shels dug deep with James and Darren Shiggins, John Nolan and Brian O’Connor doing great work around the mid-field area. A point by Aidan Clarke followed by a goal from Brian O’Connor, after being put through by Stan O’Leary, pushed Shels ahead to make it 4-5 to 1-8. Barry Murphy then received a second yellow while trying to prevent a second goal and the Shels were now down to 14 men with 15 minutes still to play. Crossabeg-Ballymurn scored a goal from the resulting penalty and almost immediately raced through for a third goal and a further point (4-5 to 3-9). It looked like the game was slipping from the Shels now as Crossabeg-Ballymurn added two further points and the game was nearly over. However, stout defending by Sean Byrne, Donal Power, Andrew Corrigan, Michael Redmond, Des Kehoe and Darren Doyle helped the Shels launch a few last attacks. A pointed free from Darren Shiggins put two point between the sides, as the game neared its end. Then a great passing movement that went all the way from Donal Power at full back up to James Shiggins at full forward was passed to the inform Barry Redmond to score a great goal from 25 yards. Thirty seconds later the game was over and Shels held out for a great victory, 5-6 to 3-11.

Shels team        
1.    Sean Byrne    
2.    Michael Redmond    
3.    Donal Power    
4.    Barry Murphy    
5.    Garry Murphy    
6.    Andrew Corrigan    
7.    Darren Doyle    
8.    John Nolan
9.    John Redmond
10.    Brian O’Connor
11.    Aidan Clarke
12.    Bobby Delaney
13.    Barry Redmond
14.    James Shiggins
15.    Stan O’Leary
Darren Shiggins for Bobby Delaney (inj)
Des Kehoe for Garry Murphy (inj)
Larry Roche
Robbie Kirwan
Graham Drennan
Damien Doyle
Blain Parnell