Cúchulainn Gaels 5-12 Rathangan 3-10
This shield semi final was played on Sunday in Rathangan under a very warm April sun and the
drying conditions ensured a fast game played with a high level of skill from both sides. The Gaels
started the game with one intention and that was to qualify for the final, they went on the attack
from the start and soon rattled off four quick points before Rathangan got on the score board.
The Gaels forwards had their shooting boots on, as they hit 2-8 in the first half and had their
opponents trailing by 7 points at half time. In fairness to Rathangan they never gave up and at one
point closed the gap to 4 points but the Gaels were not for surrendering and drove on again to win
by eight points and to book their place in the final. This was a great team effort, however it would be
remiss not to mention the Cúchulainn Gaels net minder Dara Gilbert who made two point blank saves
at crucial stages of the game.
Cúchulainn Gaels go on to play Rheban in the Shield final, date and venue to be confirmed.
Best for Rathangan were Stefan Lawler and Daniel Mulpeter.
Cúchulainn Gaels Scorers; Conor Hyland 1-3, Ryan Moran 1-3, Shane Smyth 0-1, Jordan Kaye 1-0,
Enda McSweeney 0-2, , Cormac O’Mahony 1-0, Robert Hanley 0-2. Conor Mulholland 1-1