Shamrocks 3-11, Valley Rovers 1-10
Shamrocks had a fully deserved win over Valley Rovers in Ballygarvan on Saturday night. After a slow enough start after which they found themselves 0-4 to 0-2 down after 15 minutes, Shamrocks gradually grew into the game and scored 2 vital goals in the lead up to halftime to leave the score 2-2 to 0-4 for Shamrocks.
Shamrocks played up the hill in the second half but had the aid of a slight breeze. They scored some nice points to move 2-4 to 0-4 ahead and then struck for a goal that knocked the stuffing out of Valleys. This and the fact that Valley Rovers were reduced to 14 men with 20 minutes remaining meant that Shamrocks were in a great position. They went 11 points ahead, 3-9 to 0-7 with 13 minutes to go. To be fair to Rovres, they came forward and without ever threathening to win the game, got a few scores back and it finished up in a comfortable enough 7 point Shamrocks victory.
Shamrocks now move on to play Ballygarvan in the SE Semi Final at a later date. Training continues next week.
Team: F. O’Neill, S. Andrews, S. Hurley, M. Prout, D. Hayes, R. Harrington, C. Kidney, B. Mulqueen, A. McCarthy, E. O’Mahony, C. O’Neill, C. Cafferey, D. O’Sullivan, B. Sweeney, J. Shanahan. Subs used – G. Prout, S. O’Neill, S. Collins.