Feile Weekend 2013

Hard luck to our U-14 Feile team who were defeated by St. Conleths of Laois1-6 to 1-5 in the Division 3 Feile Final played in Owenbeg Derry on Sunday 30th June.

The Panel of players for Feile were: Chloe Mythen, Mikaela Lanigan, Sadbh Mc Carthy, Eleanor Lacey, Deirdre Byrne, Sarah Harding Kenny, Jennifer Murphy, Larah Campbell, Sinead RonanJohn, Fiona Kinsella, Jessie Harding, Siobhan Doolan, Megan Scallan, Jamie Devereux, Kelly Scallan, Julie Halpin, Kara Doyle, Emma Rossiter, Caitlin Carroll, Molly Byrne, Ailish Neville, Lauren Dempsey, Ciara Forde, Caitlin Malone, and Sinead Rowland all played at some stage over the weekend.

In the group games Shelmalier played their host Club Ballinascreen Derry and defeated them 7.8 to 2.1. Scorers Jessie Harding 3.1, Siobhan Doolan 1.5 Fiona Kinsella 1.1 Jamie Devereux 1.1 Sinead RonanJohn 1.0. Following lunch provided by the host families the travelling party departed for Celtic park to take part in the Feile Parade.

On Saturday the Division 3 group 1 skills semi final was held in Ballinascreen and Chloe Mythen won the group 1 to go forward to the Division 3 Skills final.

In the 2nd group game the girls played Shane O’ Neills (Armagh) and won this game 3-1 to 0-0. Scorers Siobhan Doolan 1-1 Fiona Kinsella 2-0. Shelmalier had now qualified for the semi-final. Semi-finals were played in Ballymacguigan and Shelmalier opponents were Dungarvan (Waterford) In a tightly contested game Shelmalier were worthy winners on a scoreline of 3-2 to 2-3. Scorers Siobhan Doolan 1-1 Kelly Scallan 1-0 Jessie Harding 0.1 and Jamie Devereux 1-0. Unfortunately about 15 minutes in to the second half wingback Jennifer Murphy suffered a wrist injury. Jennifer was taken to Derry hospital where her worse fear was confirmed she had a broken wrist. Jennifer had played a big part in Shelmalier reaching the final. In the skills final Chloe Mythen came 3rd. Well done Chloe! The skills final was followed by the 2nd semi final St. Conleths (Laois) defeated St. Pats (Wicklow)

Division 3 Feile Final.

Shelmalier v St. Conleths played in Owenbeg pitch at 10-30am on Sunday 30th.  This was a highly contested final. St. Conleths opened the scoring with a point in the first minute of the game. Shelmalier registered their first score after 6mins a point from Siobhan Doolan this was followed 7 mins later with a point from Jamie Devereux. St. Conleths registered 2 more points before half time to leave the score Shelmalier 0-2 St. Conleths 0-3. In the opening minute of the second half Emma Rossiter scored a point to put the sides level.  St. Conleths replied with 2 point. With 12 minutes gone in second half Siobhan Doolan pointed. Jessie Harding’s goal put the Shels in front  1-4 to 0-5. St. Conleths replied within 4 minutes with a goal. Shelmalier last score to level the game was a point by Siobhan Doolan. However in the last remaining minute of the game St. Conleths scored a point to capture the Division 3 Feile title 1-6 to 1-5.  Ulster President Joe Lagan who was deputising for our National President Pat Quill who is recuperating at home following his recent operation presented Shelmalier players with their R/U medals. Pat was on hand to welcome our players and mentors home to Hollymount on Sunday evening.

Well done to our panel of players and mentors Nikki Scallan, Paul Kenny and Caroline Curran your Club, County and Parish are proud of what you achieved. We wish a speedy recovery to Eleanor Lacey, Julie Halpin (injury) and Jennifer Murphy (injury)

We acknowledge the help and support we received for our fundraising events – raffle, disco, coffee morning and bucket collection in Wexford Park. We thank Paul and Caroline Kenny of Kenny Dry Lining who sponsored shorts and socks for the team. Colm and Dot Byrne of Byrne’s Pharmacy Castlebridge, Wexford Ladies Football Board, Mahon & Fox, Myles and Sharon Doyle in the Porterhouse, Mythen and Donohoe, Thomas Scallan of Scallan Foods and Tesco Wexford for their sponsorship. To Screen, Curracloe and Castlebridge schools who held a no uniform day and raffle, all monies raised to be divided between ladies football and camogie. We thank the teachers within the schools for their commitment and promotion of Gaelic Games within their schools.

We thank the club officers, parents and our County Chairman Peadar O’Connor and his wife Mai who traveled to Derry to support the girls, your support was very much appreciated.  Dr Eamonn McCarthy who attended to the sick and injured. Wayne Duggan who took charge of club equipment over the weekend, Secretary Ceara O’Brien who made sure that whatever information was required by the organising committee was gathered and returned to them immediately.  Leona Tector who ensured our players and mentors had their new gear well in time for our Feile trip. To the big number of people who turned out to welcome home our players and mentors Sunday evening.

Good Luck to the players and mentors of  St. Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie club who travel to Limerick for Camogie Feile this weekend. We hope you bring home a All-Ireland title girls you can do we know you can.


Feile 2013

Best of luck to the Shelmalier U14 team who travel to Derry tomorrow for the All Ireland Feile blitz 2013. Our girls will compete in Group A of Division 3 where they will take on opposition from Ballinascreen (Derry), Magherafelt (Derry) and Shane O’Neills (Armagh). For a full list of fixtures and venues follow the link. 


There will be updates of results throughout the weekend on Facebook and Twitter so don’t forget to log on!


London Trip!

Shelmalier Ladies traveled to London last weekend to compete in the International Tournament held in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip and returned home on Sunday evening after winning the Monica Dee Memorial Cup. Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin), Dunedin Connelly’s of Edinburgh and last years All-Ireland Intermediate Club champions Parnell’s of London were the other participants. Shelmalier defeated Dunedin Connelly’s 5-11 to 1-5 and in the final defeated Parnell’s of London 1-10 to 1-6. The late Monica Dee’s husband Con presented the cup to captain Kate Kelly.

Shelmalier team: Caroline Curran, Lisa Quill, Nikki Scallan, Ceara O’Brien, Maeve Quill, Shelly Doyle, Eleanor Neville, Bridget Curran, Clara Donnelly, Deirdre Fox, Siobhan Cloake, Kate Kelly, Leona Tector, DeirdreMcMahon, Mag. Doherty. Management team Barry Hearne, Mag. O’Brien, Wayne Duggan, Aidan O’Leary, Pat Quill, Mary O’Leary, Breda Curran and Liz Quill.The travelling party, accompanied by Kilmacud Crokes headed back to Crown Moran Hotel where they watched the Wexford v Dublin game. Gala dinner dance was held in the Hotel for all participating teams. Wexford exiles present at the tournament and function included Pairce O’Leary son of Aidan and Mary O’Leary. Denis O’Brien and James Byrne (Blackwater) Former County player G. Butler (Clongeen). A great weekend was had, hopefully this time next year we will be able to retain the title!


Wexford Supports Club Awards Night

Wexford Supporters club are holding an Awards Night in Whites Hotel on Friday 18th February. Tickets Cost €25 and are available from Sean Quirke 087 2455976.

Three nominees have been selected from each code of the County Panels for 2010 – Ladies Football ,Camogie, Football and Hurling with the winners being announced on the night.

In the Ladies football section the three nominees are Mary Rose Kelly – St. Fintans, Fiona Rochford – St. Annes and our own Leona Tector – Shelmalier.

Leona has been a previous recipient of this award in 2005 and 2006, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Leona the very best of Luck. Smile

Date For Your Diary

Shelmalier Ladies Football Club are holding a dinner dance to mark the Achievements of the Club for 2010. The Dinner dance will take place in the Talbot Hotel In Wexford on Friday 25th of March.

Music by Theresa and the Stars Tickets €25.00.

We open the invitation to everyone in the community and we hope that you will be able to Join us on the night for some good food, good Criac and a great night Out.

Ladies Football Magazine availabe in Tescos

Peil Goes on Sale in Tesco


Peil Magazine goes on sale this week in 89 Tesco stores around the country.  This is the latest partnership between Ladies Football and Tesco following the supermarket giant’s sponsorship of the All Ireland Clubs and All Irelands Schools competitions.


Peil Magazine is packed full of all the latest news from Ladies Gaelic Football ranging from grassroots initiatives to national competitions.  Peil is highly regarded for its in-depth articles and interviews of the games’ leading personalities.   Its full colour glossy finish brings the many pages of action pictures to life from schools games to Gaelic4Mothers programmes.


Peil magazine will retail for €2 in the Tesco stores listed below so ask at you local Tesco store to find out when you can get the latest edition.

New Gear Bags available to order

Shelmalier Ladies Football Club are in the Process of ordering some new Club gear bags if you havent already ordered yours please read on

Gear Bags come in two sizes  22 in  small  and 28in Large

There is an option to have your name printed on the Gear Bag

Cost of Small gear bag with Name €28  with out name €23

Cost of Large gear bag with Name €32 with out name €27

Please contact your manager if you are looking for a gear bag.

Best wishes to Geraldine & Marcella

Best wishes to Shelmalier girls Geraldine Doolan and Marcella Furlong as they Line out for Wexford in the All Ireland U14 B Final on Saturday 12th June at 2pm In Freshford in Killkenny

Wexfords opponents in the all Ireland Final will be Tipperary. This is a very strong and  promising squad under the managament of Nicky White from St. Annes they have had some very sucessfull victories Defeating Longford in the Leinster final and accounting for Armagh in the All Ireland semi Final.

The Club are running a supporters bus to the Match Cost €5 euro We would encourage all players suporters  to come along for a day out and to support the gilrs in their quest for All Ireland glory.

If you are interested in traveling on the supporters bus please contact Yvonne Flynn on 0879181829 for further details.