Shels’ Conor Captains Tony Forristal Team

Shels' man Conor Tobin captains Wexford's Tony Forristal Team as Craig McCabe, the other Shels' man selected on this panel was sidelined due to injury.


Tony Forristal Tournament 25/26 August 2007. Twenty four teams descended on Waterford at the weekend for the annual festival of inter-county hurling in the U14 grade. The large crowds in attendance at the three centres were treated to a feast of fast and skilful hurling. After a thrilling weekend’s fare, Waterford and Tipperary emerged to contest the final which Waterford won on a 0-12 to 0-4 scoreline. Wexford, based in the famous Mount Sion club, were in ‘the group of death’ with the hosts, Waterford, and Kilkenny, with only one team proceeding to the semi-final. The team boasted two Shelmaliers, Conor Tobin who captained the side, and Craig McCabe who was unfortunately sidelined due to injury. Wexford were in the unfortunate position of having to go in cold in their first game against a Waterford side that had already destroyed Kilkenny. In a highly entertaining game they ran the eventual champions to a 5 point margin, closer than anyone else got to the Decies men in the competition. Our representative on the field, Conor Tobin, put in an impressive display of controlled and skilful hurling at full-back. The Suirmen eventually won a very tough game on a 1-11 to 0-9 scoreline. In their second game of the day, Wexford, with Conor again at full-back, and in flying form, had a real ding-dong with the old rivals Kilkenny. The lead swung back and forward throughout the game, but the Wexford boys put in a storming second half to leave the result in no doubt. The final score was 2-8 to 2-5 in favour of Wexford.