A strong finish see the Shels boys through in Over the Water hurling league.
The Shelmalier Under 14 hurlers continued their recent good form in the ‘Over the Water’ hurling league when overcoming Taghmon under the magnificent new floodlights in Taghmon on Friday night last. Having over come both Glynn Barntown and the Faythe Harries in recent weeks. Even though it was the first time that these players had played hurling under lights they quickly adapted to the conditions and following some good team play out of defense by Graham Staples, James Cash and Eoin O Leary, Neil Rossiter and Eoghan Fitzgerald powered through to score the opening goals. As the first half progressed the mid field partnership of Eoghan Nolan and Eoghan Fitzgerald began to take command and with good wing play from Sean Byrne and Kevin O Connor the Shelmalier full forward line of Mark Mythen, Simon Donohoe and John Forde got a plentiful supply of ball which they put to good use firing over five points in quick succession. As the first half came to a close the home team began to take the initiative but with Stephen McGuire outstanding in goal, the full back line of Adam Whitmore, Damian Drennan and Conor Forde cleared any threat that came their way. Taghmon came out the stronger in the second half, but the introduction of Colin Cleary 0-1, Aaron Ryan 1-0, Gavin Potter, Kevin Byrne, Kevin Kehoe Evan Deveraux 0-1 and Stephen Carr brought the Shels back in command to go out winner by a two point margin.
The Shelmaliers would like to sincerely thank Taghmon GAA club for their kind invitation to play under their magnificent floodlights and all weather pitch and the visiting players and spectators were certainly in awe of such facilities particularly as the winter months approach.