Shelmalier girls win Feile final.
Pride of place this week for all parishners must go to the magnificent under 14 Shelmalier ladies footballer team who returned from Leitrim as National Feile Champions for 2007. Everybody in the Shelmalier GAA Club would like to congratulate all the members of the team, their manager, selectors and mentors and all the parents and supporters who travelled to Leitrim to lend the team support and encouragement over the weekend. You should be rightly proud of you achievement on the national stage.
Our under 14 hurlers travelled to Piercestown to take on St. Martins on Wednesday evening last, in a must win situation in order to keep our championship ambitions alive and they didn’t disappoint our supporters, when winning by 6-8 to 1-1 in a great game of skilful hurling from both teams. The first score took some time to come, as the opening exchanges were somewhat listless on a very heavy evening. However once the Shels got that first score, a goal from Glen Murphy, they never looked lime being headed. There followed three well-taken points from 65s from Conor Tobin. A further Murphy goal and cracking point from the lively Shane Birney left the half-time score 2-4 to 0-1.
The second half was a dull affair which was however enlivened by some well-taken Shelmalier scores and some good combined play from the Over the Water men. The rampant Glen Murphy added a further three goals, while Shane Birney, Dean Corrigan and Craig McCabe contributed fine points. Conor Tobin landed a rather fortuitous goal from a 65 to leave the final score at 6-8 to 1-1. Our backs while not overly stretched were solid and reliable throughout. Pádraic O’ Leary manned the square powerfully and there were strong performances on the flanks from A. J. Lehane and Eoghan Fitzgerald. Dean Corrigan and Craig McCabe got through an immense amount of hurling while the scoreline reflects the effectiveness of our front men.
Team: S. Byrne ; E O’ Leary ; P O’ Leary ; J. Murphy; E. Fitzgerald ; C. Tobin (1-3); A.J. Lehane ; C. McCabe(0-1) ; D. Corrigan(01) ; N. Tobin ; G. Murphy(5-0) ; S. Murphy; S. Dwyer ; S. Birney(0-3) ; K. Byrne.
Subs(All Used): C. Scallan ; D. Drennan ; ; M. Mythen ; K. O’ Connor ; J. Cash..