The club would like to extend its sympathies to Paul Tobin and Noel Ryan on the death of Paul’s mother (Noel’s sister) Nancy Tobin, Wexford. May she rest in peace.
Shels U16 footballers continued their unbeaten run and qualified for the County Semi-Final with a hard fought eight point victory over a Gusserane/Bannow Ballymitty combination Castle Island Gaels in Gusserane last week. Indeed the scoreline doesn’t really reflect how close this game really was. The opening quarter was very tough with some hard tackling being the order of the day but the Shels boys stood up and led by two points before the home team goaled to take the lead. At half time our boys had regained the lead thanks to a James Gordon goal and were a point ahead. The second half was also point for point but by now the standard of play by both teams was of very high quality with the Shels passing game giving them a four point lead only for the home team to hit back again with a goal to just leave the minimum between the teams. However it was at this stage that we saw the real heart of this team as with some superb team work and accurate shooting they started to pull away and when Fergal Hynes goaled it put our boys on the road to victory. The absence of championship action for over six weeks showed in the first half but when our backs were to the wall they really came on strong and played some delightful and classy football. This was a real team performance with all nineteen players used contributing to a really important victory. Final score 3-14 to 2-8
The VHI Cul Camps will be held in Hollymount on August 18th – 22nd inclusive. Contact Noel Feeney for further information. The camp is open to boys and girls age 7-13. Book early to ensure your place.
Congratulations to Austin & Emma Hearne, on the birth of their third child, a daughter born last week.
Shelmalier Race Night in Enniscorthy.
All roads lead to Enniscorthy on Monday night next 4th August, 8 PM for the annual Shelmalier Race Night at Enniscorthy Greyhound track. This race night has over recent years become one of the social events on the local calendar where racing experts and those not so experts in the art of picking winners mix in an atmosphere of fun and craic, all in the cause of raising much needed funds for the development of the club grounds in Hollymount. Apart from the greyhound racing, there will be face painting, music, loads of prizes to be won on the night, among many other attractions to make it a very enjoyable for all those who attend on the night. Anybody looking for expert advice of the racing form should check out the Shelmalier website www.shelmaliers.ie
where our resident greyhound expert Mr. Mythen will give his tips for the night. All should take note as he correctly predicted five winners at last year’s event.