After the disappointed defeat to the Rapparees the previous week the Shelmalier junior hurler travelled to Taghmon on Saturday evening last where they took on Bannow/Ballymitty in the second round of the championship
They came home with a fine victory on a score line of Shelmaliers 3-9 Bannow/Ballymitty 1-9. The Shelmaliers started very well with two early points from Conor Byrne and a great goal from Michael Feeney to lead by a point after 15 minutes. Bannow came very strong in the second quarter to lead by 1-7 to 1-2 at half time. The Shelmaliers took control of the game on the resumption with further goals from Stephen Whelan and Liam Rockett and points from Conor Byrne, Denis Kelly and Liam Rockett and ran out deserving winners by 3-9 to 1-9.