Under 12 Garda Hurling Tournament.

The Shels under 12 hurlers competed in the Garda Community Policing Hurling tournament
last Saturday at St. Marys pitch in Rosslare.

The tournament consisted of eight teams with
our lads drawn with Faythe Harriers, Glynn/Barntown and St. Marys Rosslare in the group
stages. Our first game resulted in a victory over Faythe Harriers on a scoreline of 3.02 to
1.01 with Kyle Roche, Dan Campbell and Nathan F. Murphy getting the goals. Our second
game was against Glynn/Barntown with the lads playing some excellent hurling to win on
a scoreline of 6.03 to 0.01. James Doyle, Jordan Hunt, Richard Kinsella, Michael O
Rourke and Kevin Harte(2) got the goals with the points coming from Craig Parker, Conor
Hearne and Niall Hearne. Our final group game against St. Marys was a very close affair
and ended in a draw on a scoreline of Shels 2.06 St. Marys 3.03. Conor Hearne top scored
for the Shels with 1.02 with the other goal coming from Dan Campbell. Points from James
Doyle, Kyle Roche, Sean Keane and Mark Power completed the scoring which overall meant
the lads qualified for the semi finals where they would meet St. Martins. Another close game
for the boys and again there was nothing to separate the teams in the end with the game ending
in a draw on a scoreline of Shels 3.07 St. Martins 5.01. Nathan F. Murphy scored 1.03 in this
game with Conor Hearne contributing 0.04. Goals from Dan Campbell and Christopher Cowman
completed the scoring as the game headed for extra time. The only score in extra time came
courtesy of a Craig Parker goal for the Shels which sent his team to the final where they again
would face St. Marys. This was a completely different game than the group match with the
Shels boys really flying and went into a big early lead courtesy of goals from Kyle Roche,
Adam Hearne, Peter Doyle and Kevin Harte and points from Stuart Fanning, Cillian Tobin,
Adam Howlin and Aaron O Neill. The lads went in at half time leading 4.04 to 1.03.
Much the same was to follow in the second half with Jordan Hunt adding two more goals
and Richie Kinsella knocking over a couple of points to leave the final scoreline Shels
6.06 St. Marys 1.05. It was a great display of hurling from the lads and they fully deserved
their victory on the day. Captain Aaron O Neill accepted the trophy on behalf of his team
mates and Mark Power accepted the trophy for player of the tournament.