It will feature the first ever meeting since 1910 between the Shelmaliers/Castlebridge the 1910 All Ireland hurling champions and Ahane/Castleconnell Limerick the team they beat in the final. No doubt there will be echoes of ‘Come on Doyle’ ‘Come on Donohoe’ ringing over Hollymount as the brave men of 1910 look down on the present generation of the ‘Bold Shelmaliers’ as they take on the mighty men of Limerick in a re-enactment of this historic match. The senior match between the sides will start at 4pm and this will be preceded by an under 14 hurling match between the same sides at 3pm. This match as part of the year long celebrations undertaken by the Shelmalier GAA Club to commemorate this very important occasion in the history of Gaelic games in the parish and county. Previous commemoration events this year include a Shelmalier vs Blackwater hurling match in June under 1910 rules and in 1910 dress which attracted almost 1000 people, almost 500 people attended both the ‘Families of the 1910 Men’ reunion and a 1910 barbeque. Other cultural and sporting events focusing the younger members of the club also took place during the year. A special 1910/2010 logo was also designed with local song writer Paul Tobin composing a new 1910 song. The year will culminate with a special ‘1910 Commemoration Day’ on the 21st November which will be attended by the National President of the GAA Christy Cooney. The Bishop of Ferns Denis Brennan will start the days activities with the annual 1910 mass in Castlebridge at 12 noon and the club has organised a series of events throughout the day.
The 1910 All Ireland hurling final between Wexford and Limerick will be relived in Hollymount on Saturday next 30th October.