The junior played their first championship match against a very strong Oylegate/Glenbrien side played in Blackwater on Sunday evening last.
The Shelmaliers took an early lead with Brian Doyle pointing after 3 minutes, but Oylgate soon replied with a well taken goal in the 10th minute. Further points from Colin Cleary and Brian Doyle saw the sides on level terms in the 10th minute. A Cian Manley point saw the sides level for a second time in the 12th minute and as both sides tried to dominate play Darren Malone, Jody Donohoe and Brian Doyle points and an excellent goal from Conor Walsh saw the sides again tied at 1-7 to 2-4 at half time. With the assistance of the wind in the second half the Oylegate side power forward in the second half to run out easy winners at the final whistle.