Hard luck to our Junior b footballers who turned in a fine performance but went down to Crossabeg/Ballymurn this eve in Hollymount
Our Junior B footballers were beaten by a strong St Martin’s side in the District final played in Hollymount on Thursday last.
James Shiggins got his team off to an early lead with a point in the first 5 minutes and further points by Steven Carr, Terry Gainfort, Liam Rockett and Stephen Rossiter saw the black and amber side trail at half time. A much improved performance by the home side in the second half couldn’t prevent St Martins claiming the trophy on the night. Team Aodhan Foley, Michael Redmond, Donal Power, Robbie Staples, Paul McCleane, Paddy Doyle, Darren Doyle, Liam Rockett, Chris Kehoe, Stephen Rossiter, Terry Gainfort, Stephen McGuire, Steven Carr, James Shiggins and Jack Murphy. Subs Ryan Donnelly, Barry Redmond, Bobby Delaney, Lar Roche and Evan Devereux.
Hard luck to the junior B football team who were not strong enough on the night against St. Martins.
Well done on reaching the district final, Butch Barlow and his team
Shelmaliers v St Martins Thursday 3rd September in Hollymount @ 6.30pm (extra time to be played if necessary) Ref Fintan O’Reilly
Please come and support Butch Barlow and his merry men.
Congratulations to Our junior B footballers who beat Kimore 2-13 to 1-12 after extra time in district Semi final in Tagoat. Well done by Butch and his merry men
There was great excitement in Tagoat on Friday night last when the Shelmalier Junior B footballers overcame a determined Kilmore side after extra time on a final score line of 2-12 to 1-11. There was never much between the sides in the first half and when the ref blew the final whistle the sides couldn’t be separated, however, it was the stronger Shelmalier side who outscored their Kilmore counterparts in extra time to go forward to meet St Martins in the District final.
All Shelmalier supporters are asked to travel to Tagoat on Friday eve next 21st August where the Shelmalier junior B footballers take on Kilmore in the district semi-final at 6-45pm.
This team has made great strides this year and we wish manager Butch Barlow and his team the best of luck in the semi-final.
The Shelmalier Junior B footballers have been making great strides in recent weeks with a number of commanding victories.
Having wins over St Mary’s Maudlintown, and St Joseph’s Wexford in the championship which has qualified them for the Wexford district semi-final against Kilmore which will be played the weekend of the 21st August. All Shelmalier supporter are asked the give all our teams your support over the coming weekends.
A late goal in the closing minutes of this exciting Junior B Football championship match against Crossabeg/Ballymurn resulted in a two point winning margin for the home team by 2-9 to 3-4.
In this exciting and entertaining game played in Ballymurn on Friday evening last, the Shelmaliers were slow to get into the game with Crossabeg having 4 unanswered points in the first 12 minutes of play. A fine executed goal from corner forward Robert Kirwan in the 15th minutes brought the visitors back into the game. Further points from Aodhan Foley and Colin Redmond saw the black and amber side trail by 1-2 to 0-8 at half time.
The Shelmaliers were quick off the mark on the resumption and had two great goals from Tony Smyth and Daniel Murphy in the first 5 minutes of play. The Shelmaliers were dominating the play at this stage and as the game entered the final quarter Terry Gainfort fired over a fine point from 40 yard to give his side a 3-3 to 0-8 lead. The same player could have wrapped it up for his team when his pile driver came off the crossbar in the 20th minute. Crossabeg gradually got back into the game scoring a goal and a point with 6 minutes to go. The Shelmalier team were determined in all sections of the play but they couldn’t get the all important scores. With the time slowly ticking away the Crossabeg team worked the ball down the full length of the field and gave goalie Patrick Murphy on chance to get the all important final score of the game and a two point victory for the home team, 2-9 to 3-4.
Team Patrick Murphy, Brian Kehoe, Colm Tynan, John Redmond, Enda Cloake, Terry Gainfort, Joseph Redmond, Stephen Rossiter, Colin Redmond, John Nolan, Tony Smith, David Kehoe, Robert Kirwan, Paul McClean and Aodhan Foley. Subs Daniel Murphy, Ciaran Murphy and Michael Redmond.
The Shelmalier Junior B football team played their first game of the year against St Mary’s Maudlintown.
The game was well contested with Shels leading at half-time 0-5 to 0-3. In the second half Shels pushed ahead scoring 6 more points, thanks to the accuracy of Aodhán Foley from frees. But St Mary’s struck for 2 goals which helped them to win out by a narrow margin, 2-6 to 0-11.
Enda Cloak and Stan O’Leary
Our gallant junior B team lost by the smallest margin in Hollymount last night to St. Marys, Maudlintown. 2-5 to 0-10. Report to follow.