U16 Footballers Profile

captMeet the players & selectors for Friday’s Final Replay l V Starlights in Patricks Park at 7 PM. Captain Simon Donohoe & his team mates.

STEPHEN CARR

Date of birth

23/11/1995

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Stephen has slotted in seamlessly into the Shels back unit this year.  Sweet left foot, another defender who likes to advance upfield.   Never gives less than 100%.

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Soccer

SHANE CARTER

Date of birth

5/07/1996

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The Dub loving Shane has been a revelation in the Shelmaliers attack.   Fights hard to win possession and heads straight for goal when given the slightest opportunity

Favourite footballer

Alan Brogan

Favourite other sports

Soccer & Rugby

NILLY CASH

Date of birth

15/03/1996

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“Nilly” is a tigerish and tenacious defender.   Pace to burn, an extremely tight marker.   Loves to roam upfield.  Also an accomplished hurler.   Lifts his colleagues with his rousing defending.

Favourite footballer

Ciaran Lyng

Favourite other sports

Hurling

JAMES CASH

Date of birth

16/09/1995

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“Casher” is hugely popular amongst his colleagues.   Often too brave for his own good, always gives his all an equally talented hurler.   Hugely competitive, hates losing.

Favourite footballer

Sean “Schmeichel” Byrne

Favourite other sports

Hurling

COLIN CLEARY

Date of birth

5/03/1995

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Col is a”will of the wisp” in a fast moving Shels attack.  Very unselfish player will always try to pick out his colleagues with a tasty pass.  A very tidy finisher.

Favourite footballer

Colm Cooper

Favourite other sports

Soccer & Golf

EVAN DEVEREUX

Date of birth

13/05/1995

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Evan the Castlebridge lad is the man with the responsibility between the posts.   A brilliant shot stopper his kick outs are an integral part of setting up the Shels in possession.  Also a key member of the hurling side.

Favourite footballer

Ciaran Lyng

Favourite other sports

Soccer

SIMON DONOHOE

Date of birth

23/02/1995

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“Dooley” is the master of the skies over Hollymount.   A brilliant fielder of the ball, mans the pivotal centre back position with style and swagger.   Led the comeback against Crossabeg Ballymurn with a stunning goal

Favourite footballer

“Bomber”

Favourite other sports

Hurling, Soccer & Darts

MICHAEL FEENEY

Date of birth

22/05/1996

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Michael is a polished footballer and also a very talented hurler.   Very difficult to pin down, his movement creates plenty of problems for opposing defenders

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Hurling

AODHAN FOLEY

Date of birth

24/12/1996

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“Axle” is a fiercely dedicated club man, never misses a training session for the hurling and football team.   Has played the classic “Morris” role as a third midfielder in the successful campaign.   Local correspondent for Sky Sports News

Favourite footballer

Mattie Forde

Favourite other sports

Hurling

CONOR FORDE

Date of birth

7/03/1995

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“Fordie” is a vital cog in the Shelmaliers attack.  Versatile player, can also play in defence also an accomplished hurler.  Never gives less than 100%,relishes the tough exchanges.

Favourite footballer

Colm Cooper

Favourite other sports

Hurling

JOHN FORDE

Date of birth

26/09/1995

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First cousin of Conor, John is a tidy corner back with a sweet left foot.   Also on the hurling team, another player who rarely misses training in Hollymount

Favourite footballer

Graeme Molloy

Favourite other sports

Hurling, Soccer & Golf

AARON HEARNE

Date of birth

21/08/1996

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A fiercely dedicated player.   Aaron doubles up as an attacker and as understudy to Evan Devereux in the goal.   Made a stunning save in the Adamstown game.   A member of the famous Shelmalier Hearne clan.

Favourite footballer

Ciaran Lyng

Favourite other sports

Hurling, Soccer & Swimming

CONOR HOWLIN

Date of birth

23/1/1995

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“Howler” is another key member of the squad.  Prefers to line out in attack another with a fondness for hurling.  Always available when called upon.

Favourite footballer

Johnny Doyle

Favourite other sports

Hurling

BRIAN KEHOE

Date of birth

11/07/1996

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Brian is a classic corner back in the mould of the Kerry great Jimmy Deenihan.   Very tight marker also another who plies his trade on the hurling team.   A tough man to pass.

Favourite footballer

Colm Cooper

Favourite other sports

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EOIN LAMBE

Date of birth

29/02/1996

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Younger brother of Cian.  Can play either in defence or attack.  First cousin of goalie Evan.   Very intelligent players, good at linking play.

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Soccer

STEPHEN McAGUIRE

Date of birth

31/07/1995

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“Fast Stevie” flies up the wing like a greyhound and is a prolific finisher.   Good on left or right is the goalie on the hurling team.   Has scored some memorable scores on the way to the final.

Favourite footballer

Colm Cooper

Favourite other sports

Soccer & Golf

GLEN MALONE

Date of birth

18/08/1996

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“Big G” is younger brother of Shels stalwarts “Jack” and Brian.   Is full back on both the football and hurling team.   Loves to attack the ball, very mobile and skilful defender.   Not easy to get the better of.

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Hurling

AARON MURPHY

Date of birth

26/05/1996

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Aaron is a teak tough defender and has copper fastened a wing back role on the team.  Loves to attack the ball and relishes the physical exchanges.

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Hurling

DANIEL MURPHY

Date of birth

20/11/1996

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Daniel another from the Castlebridge side of the Parish.   Pace to burn, can fill any role in attack and is also an invaluable member of the hurling team.  Can glide through opposing defences like a knife in butter

Favourite footballer

Mattie Forde

Favourite other sports

Hurling, Soccer & Golf

EOGHAN NOLAN

Date of birth

6/01/1995

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“Eoinie” is son of the legendary quinquagenarain John who is still lining out for the Shels.   Another tough player, but very skilful and speedy.  A member of the minor football team, also a highly talented hurler

Favourite footballer

Paul Galvin

Favourite other sports

Hurling

KEVIN O CONNOR

Date of birth

07/05/1995

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Kevin is a stellar member of both the hurling and football team and also on the Irish soccer panel.   Has racked up prodigious scores on the way to the final.   Despite all the calls on his time fiercely loyal to his colleagues

Favourite footballer

Sean Kavanagh

Favourite other sports

Soccer & Hurling

AARON RYAN

Date of birth

22/09/1995

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Aaron is another permanent fixture around Hollymount.  Aaron can play in either attack or defence and is very skilful member of the hurling set up.   Very unselfish player, does everything with the team in mind.

Favourite footballer

Paul Galvin

Favourite other sports

Hurling

TONY SMITH

Date of birth

11/09/1996

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“Smithers” has been a revelation since joining the Shels this year.   Free taker on the left hand side of the field a great link player in attack

Favourite footballer

Brian Malone

Favourite other sports

Soccer

GRAHAM STAPLES

Date of birth

25/04/1995

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Graham is the engine room of the team.   Never plays a bad game, a brilliantly skilful footballer and hurler and normally when Graham clicks the Shels usually win

Son of the banisteoir

Favourite footballer

Red Barry

Favourite other sports

Soccer, Golf & Hurling

BOB STAPLES

Date of birth

God knows

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The banisteoir Bob has a track record having led this particular bunch of players to 2 county under 12 titles.   The St Anne’s blow in is well liked by the lads and Bob’s full time speeches have been known to last longer than the “Gettysburg” address

Faults

Loves Liverpool FC

SEANIE MURPHY

Date of birth

Circa 1975

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A very talented hurler and footballer in his day.   Brings a sense of calm to the sideline.   Works well with Bob and Mark and is father of wing back Aaron.

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None perfect

MARK TOBIN

Date of birth

Circa 1990

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Came on board as a selector with Bob and brings the best out of the lads.   Like a Jack in the Box on the sidelines.  Always encouraging the lads on.   Also brings his own wealth of experience as a clever forward to the table.

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Too quiet