Sheelin Cup Match v St. Brides

November 8, 2018

Roche Emmets hosted St Brides in the Sheelin Cup at Pairce Roiche on Friday evening at 7.30 pm.

Referee: David Loughran

Roche Emmets 0-13 St Brides 3-13

Both teams were understrength with about 4 regulars missing for each side. St Brides started the game brightly racing into a 0-7 to 0-1 lead after 11 minutes. The St Brides attack had the better of the Roche defence in this early spell. It was practically point for point from that stage onwards until half-time.

In the second half Roche upped their performance and added 4 further points to their tally in the early stages while holding St Brides scoreless until the 43rd minute. The deficit was now only a kick of the ball between the sides at this stage and the ascendency was well and truly with Roche. However, the next few minutes changed the game completely.  With Philip Quinn running at the St Brides defence and refusing to fist an expected hand pass to Barry O’Hare who appeared free inside and would surely have been in on goal, Quinn decided to shoot for a point himself and failed to register a score with a bad wide.  The resulting kickout quickly reached the other end of the field and with St Brides forty yards man getting in behind Sean O’Hare the ball found the top corner of the net leaving Aidan McCoy with no chance. A minute later Robbie O’Hanlon gifted St Brides forty yard man again with another glorious goal opportunity which he gladly accepted after Robbie’s defensive fist pass fell short of its intended target.  The game was well and truly over at this stage and Roche introduced a number of substitutes.  Paudie Callaghan finished strong for Roche adding 3 fine points from play kicking with either foot.  St Brides substitute added another goal towards the end of the match after another Roche error in defense.

Roche Emmets
Aidan McCoy, Sean O’Hare, Dermot Craven, Niall Treanor, Harry O’Connell, Brian McGuinness (Tom Quigley 58′), Duane Callan, Martin Carroll, David Quigley, Philip Quinn, Paudie Callaghan, Liam Carthy (Barry McConnon 36′), Barry O’Hare, Ciaran Sloane (Bernard McConnon 60′), Robbie O’Hanlon (Patrick Quigley 50′).

Roche Emmets
Philip Quinn 4 pts (3f) – 3′(f), 10′(f), 21′, 31′(f)
Paudie Callaghan 4 pts – 26′, 50′, 53′, 60′
Robbie O’Hanlon 1 pt – 13′
Liam Carthy 1 pt – 34′
Duane Callan 1 pt – 37′
Barry O’Hare 1 pt (1f) – 39′(f)
Martin Carroll 1 pt – 48′

St Brides
No.5 1 pt – 3′
No.11 2 gls 2 pts (1f) – 6′(f), 10′, 46′(gl), 47′(gl)
No.14 4 pts – 7′, 7′, 18′, 29′
No.12 2 pts – 9′, 56′
No.15 1 pt – 11′
No.10 1 pt – 22′
No.8 1 pt – 27′
No.9 1 pt – 43′
No.21 1 gl – 27′

Best for Roche Emmets were Harry O’Connell, Philip Quinn, Paudie Callaghan and Barry O’Hare.