John Kerins Memorial Tournament V Fermoy – 15/6

 

Fermoy 4-3, Shamrocks 2-3

 

We played Fermoy in the semi-final.

We put together a strong team with a good mix of  experienced and younger players.

We started well and were unlucky not to have at  least one goal and one point scored early on. 

As the half progressed, Fermoy came more into the  game and they hit us for three goals and two points in 6 or 7 minutes before half time. Unfortunately, we failed to register a score in the  first half.

 

The lads were disappointed at the break as they  felt that the start they had should have kept them in touch.

 

We started the second half well and had a point  immediately. 
We then hit a purple spell where we scored two  goals and two points to bring us back to within two points of the  lead.
We were playing great stuff with all the lads making a significant contribution.

 

Fermoy broke and scored a point from a free to  extend their lead to a goal.

 

We had a number of opportunities after that,  including a ball off the line following a scramble.
Fermoy, to their credit, kept plugging away and in  the last attack of the game, scored another goal.

 

Final score – Fermoy 4-3 – Shamrocks  2-3.

 

Selectors – Dick Andrews, Shane O’Donovan and  Seamus O’Flynn wrere delighted with the second half display. 
The younger lads stepped up to the plate and we  should be stronger in this tournament over the next 2/3 years. 
Medals were presented afterwards by John Kerins’  widow and Tony Davis.

 

 

 

 

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Shamrocks V Fermoy, John Kerins Shield Semi Final, All eyes on the ball

Shamrocks V Fermoy, John Kerins Shield Semi Final, All eyes on the ball

 

 

 

 

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