Bright start by Juvenile footballers.

Round up of Juvenile football matches.

Under 16 Football Division 1.     Shelmaliers Vs Horeswood

Date: 25/2/07.
Ronan Kavanagh, Noel Mythen, Stuart Leacy, Ian Kavanagh, Dara Cloake
Brian Tobin, Stephen Corrigan, James Gordon, Aiden Cash, Sean Walsh
Brian Doyle, John Campbell, Fergal Hynes, Kevin O’Leary, Brendan Fitzgerald

Subs used: Robbie Staples for Aiden Cash (injured)

This first round Division 1 league game played in Hollymount was a one-sided affair with the Shels settling into the game from an early stage and racing into a lead of 2-3 without reply in the first 15 minutes.  The backs led by Brian Tobin, Stephen Corrigan and Ian Kavanagh were totally dominant and repelled any forward moves by the Horeswood team.  Our forwards were picking off some nice scores and John Campbell scored a superb goal after 10 minutes.  This was followed shortly after by an opportunistic goal by Brendan Fitzgerald. 

The second half was a poor affair as the Shels took their foot off the pedal.  This allowed Horeswood to get more into the game and they scored some good points from open play.  Fergal Hynes was scorer in chief for the Shels from both frees and open play ending the match with a personal tally of 7 points.  He was well assisted in the forwards by John Campbell and Brendan Fitzgerald.

Half Time Shels 2-07  Horeswood 0-3
Full Time  2-12    0-8.
Fergal Hynes   0-7 (3f)
John Campbell  1-1
Sean Walsh  0-2
Brendan Fitzgerald 1-0
James Gordon  0-1
Robbie Staples 0-1.

Under 16 Football Division 1.  Shelmaliers Vs Ballyhogue.
Date: 19/5/07.

Ronan Kavanagh, Ian Kavanagh, Brian Tobin, Shane Griffith, Dara Cloake
Stuart Leacy, John Campbell, James Gordon, Benny Barron, Sean Walsh
Alan Rossiter, Fergal Hynes, Brian Murphy, Brian Doyle, Kevin O’Leary.

Subs used: Stephen Corrigan, Cian Lambe, Niall Murphy.
Half Time Shels 4-01  Ballyhogue 1-03
Full Time  5-07    2-08.

This game played in Bree was a tough and physical affair. The Shels raced into an early lead scoring 3 goals in the first five minutes, 2 by Alan Rossiter and the other by Brian Doyle.  The Ballyhogue defence appeared to be in total disarray in these opening minutes and were powerless to stop the fast running Shels forwards.  However the Ballyhogue boys stormed back into the game scoring 1-02 without reply in the five minutes.  The next fifteen minutes of play was dreadful stuff with the referee making some very poor decisions which lead to a lot of frustration by players on both sides?  The Shels finished the half strongly scoring another goal through Fergal Hynes and a point by James Gordon.  This left the half time score 4-01 to 1-03 in favour of the Shels.

The second half was evenly contested with both teams picking off some nice scores.  Alan Rossiter capped off a fine display scoring his third goal on 11 minutes.  This left the score at 5-03 to 1-05 in favour of the Shels and effectively ended the game as a contest.  He was well assisted by Brian Doyle, Sean Walsh and the hard working Kevin O’Leary in the forwards, James Gordon and Benny Barron in mid field, and Brian Tobin, Shane Griffith and Stuart Lacey in defence.

Alan Rossitor  3-01
Brian Doyle  1-01
Fergal Hynes  1-0
Sean Walsh  0-02
James Gordon  0-02
Kevin O’Leary 0-01.

U16 Division 5B Football Shelmaliers Vs St. Mary’s Maudlintown

Date: 20/05/07  Venue:  Parc Gorman

K. O’Leary, G. Forde, I. Kavanagh, S. Griffith, N. Murphy, D. Cloake
S. Corrigan, A. Rossiter, B. Murphy, C. Tobin, G. Murphy, C. Lambe
B. Fitzgerald, R O’Leary, N. Tobin,
Half Time Shels 1-01  St. Mary’s 1-09
Full Time  2-05    1-19

The Shels U16 B team came up against a very strong St Mary’s Maudlintown outfit in this game played in sunny conditions in Pairc Charman.  The first 15 minutes were evenly contested with the Shels replying to 2 early points from St. Mary’s with a superb goal from Rory O’Leary.  St Mary’s replied with another 2 points before Cian Lambe scored a point on 12 minutes to leave the score level at 1-1 to 0-4 after 12 minutes.  St. Mary’s goaled on 14 minutes and went on to totally dominate for the remainder of the half shooting over some fine points to lead by 1-9 to 1-1 at half time.

The Shels tried to up the tempo early in the second half and scored 2 early points through Alan Rossitor.  However St. Mary’s were able to reply with a point on each occasion before the Shels gave themselves a glimmer of hope when Rory O’Leary goaled for the second time on 6 minutes and Cian Lambe followed up with a point. However St. Mary’s response was swift and they rattled off 6 unanswered points on the trot to open up a convincing lead of 1-17 to 2-4 after 20 minutes. Cian Lambe scored the Shels final point on 26 minutes but St. Mary’s kicked the final 2 points to leave the final score 1-19 to 2-5.  While the Shels were well beaten in the end they had some great performers in Gerry Forde, Niall Murphy and Shane Griffith in defence, Brian Murphy worked tirelessly in mid-field and hard running Glenn Murphy set up some fine scores for the in form Cian Lambe and Rory O’Leary up front.

Rory O’Leary  2-0
Cian Lambe  0-3
Alan Rossitor  0-2