Junior Footballers lose to Monageer

The Shelmalier junior footballers took on a very strong Monageer team in the fourth round of the junior football championship in Oylegate on Sunday last.

Craig McCabe scored his sides first point in the 10th minute of play and Kevin O Leary doubled his teams score after 14 minutes. A great run by Liam Rockett into the Monageer defence saw Kevin O Leary connecting to the ball and into the Monageer net. Substitute Conor Hearne scored shortly after coming on after the resumption and Craig McCabe rounded of his teams scoring with a point with 5 minutes to go to leave a final score line Shelmaliers 1-4 Monageer 1-14. Despite the score line this was a fine team performance with many scoring chances going narrowly wide. Eoghan Fitzgerald, Kevin O Leary, Eoin O Leary and gaolie Aodhan Foley performed very well in the Shelmaliers defence with Chris Gordon, Conor Byrne, Liam Rockett and Niall Murphy leading the forward line for the black and amber side.