over a fancied Ballinastraw Gaels(Killanerin/Tara Rocks) outfit in Hollymount last Friday evening. In ideal sunny conditions the home team were quick out of the blocks and after only four minutes had three points on the board. Despite the visitors coming more into the game the Shels lads continued to impress and by half time led by 0.09 to 0.03. The forwards in particular were showing impressive accuracy from both placed balls and general play. The second half began with, as expected, the visitors pushing hard for scores and they had the margin down to just three points mid way through the half. But as has happened earlier in the year when winning the Jim Byrne Cup, this team has great character, and yet again when the questions were asked these lads had the answers. Three long range points were followed by a rather fortuitous goal from a 30 metre free, and from there to the end of the game the home team were well in control. A really good win with best on the day, in defense Eoghan Nolan, Graham Staples, Simon Donohoe and Neal Rossiter, while James Cash, Niall Tobin, Simon Murphy and Kevin O Connor impressed in attack.
Shelmalier minor football team continued their defense of their county title in impressive fashion with a well earned 1.15 to 0.09 victory