Junior Hurling Final

The Shelmalier junior hurlers take on Gusserane in the county junior hurling final on Sunday next 16th October in Wexford Park starting at 1-30pm.

The game is followed by the senior hurling final between Oulart/Ballagh against Cloughbawn. This is the second year in a row that the junior hurlers have appeared in the final having narrowly lost to Taghmon last years final. However, this group of players have has shown great determination and commitment throughout the year both in training and in the matches they have played so far this year. We wish captain Kevin O Leary and his fellow team members together with selectors Kenny Hearne, Paudie McMahon and Darren Shiggins, every success in the final and the club would ask as many people as possible to come along to Wexford Park to support the team in the final.

Hurling Championship 5th Round

The Shelmalier senior hurlers played the 5th & final round of the championship group stages against the Rapparees in Wexford Park on Saturday last.

After an enthralling match the black and amber side won on a score line of 2-17 to 1-16. The Shelmalier team show great energy and commitment from the throw in and they showed this commitment with Brian Doyle opening the scoring for the Shelmaliers in the 2nd minute. Brian Malone and Ciaran O Shaughnessy combined to get their second point after 10 minutes. Further points from Conor Hearne, Joe Kelly, Brian Malone, Ciaran O Shaughnessy gave the Shelmaliers the lead 0-7 to 0-6 after 20 minutes. The Shelmalier supporters rose to their feet when Glen Malone collected the ball in mid field before racing through to fire to the roof of the Rapparees net. Two frees from Joe Kelly saw the Shelmaliers lead by 1-9 to 0-7 at half time. The Rapparees come out very strong in the third quarter but 3 points from Joe Kelly frees kept the Shelmaliers in the lead and they scored their second goal in the 15th minute when Conor Hearne raced through the Rapparees defence to score. The final quarter was an evenly contest with the Shelmaliers winning by a 4 point margin

Senior Hurling V Glynn/Barntown

The Shelmalier senior hurler took on near neighbours Glynn/Barntown in the fourth round of the championship on Saturday last in Wexford Park.

After an exciting match the Glynn men won on a score line of 1-9 to 0-18. The first half was an even affair with only two points 1-4 to 0-9 at half time with the Shelmaliers first point coming from Joe Kelly. The Shelmalier supporter were on their feet in the 8th minute when Stephen Banville collected the ball in midfield, moved forward and fired a bullet to the Glynn net. Two further points from Joe Kelly and one from Eoin Doyle saw the match finely paused at half time. Glynn came  out very strong in the second half and put up the scores to win by a six point margin.

Senior Hurlers V St. Annes

Shels senior hurlers were dealt a blow when they conceded a late penalty which St. Annes duly converted leaving final score 1-11 to 1-12 in favour of St. Anne’s.

Three umpiring decisions earlier in the game that went against Shels on all three occasions left many spectators at a loss, as the umpires were quite undecided at the time. Report to follow.

Senior Hurling V Glynn

The Shelmalier senior hurlers took on near neighbours Glynn/Barntown in the Wexford senior league in Hollymount on Saturday.

After an exciting match the visitors scored two late points to claim victory on a score line of Shelmaliers 2-15 Glynn/Barntown 1-20. A Stephen Whelan goal with 3 minutes to go put the sides level at 2-15 to 1-18, ensuring a nail biting finish but the Glynn men forced two late scored to claim victory, however, the Shelmaliers had some late opportunities to claim victory for themselves. Ciaran O Shaughnessy got his sides first score with a point after 4 minutes of play and the Shelmaliers were twice denied goal scoring opportunities early in the game. However, Joe Kelly made no mistake in the 12 minute when he fired to the Glynn to leave the sides level at 1-2 to 0-5. Two points from Tommy Barron again had the sides level and Joe Kelly’s accuracy from frees saw a half time score line of Shelmaliers 1-8 Glynn 1-12. Both sides exhibited great hurling skills in the second half, however, Glynn’s late rally saw them claim both point in an exciting match. Junior hurling match against Davidstown fixed for Saturday last will now take place on Thursday next in Hollymount starting at 8pm

Seniors V Naomh Eanna

After the great victory over St Martins the previous week the Shelmalier senior hurlers travelled to Bellefield on Friday night last to take on Gorey in the second round of the championship

After a very challenging match the Gorey men came out victorious on a final score line of Shelmaliers 1-14 Gorey 2-15. Joe Kelly got the Shelmaliers off to a great start with two pointed frees in the first 5 minutes, but soon Gorey replied with the first goal of the game. The Shelmaliers regained the lead with further points from Stephen Banville and Joe Kelly. Stephen Banville fired to the Gorey net following a great run by Simon Donohoe and further points from Joe Kelly gave their side a three point lead. Gorey made a late rally to leave the sides level 1-7 to 2-4 at half time. The second half was an evenly fought affair with the lead been exchanged on many occasions, however, Gorey finished the stronger to win by four points.

Hurling league V Rathnure

Both the hurling teams from Rathnure in senior and Gorey in junior visited Hollymount on Saturday last in the first league round of the season. 

With the senior narrowly going down to the Mount Leinster men and the juniors claiming their first victory. The seniors got off to a great start with sharp shooter Joe Kelly firing over six points in the first 20 minutes. The  Shelmaliers were awarded a penalty when Aidan Murphy was fouled in the square with brother Brian coming up to fire to the Rathnure net. Stephen Banville fired over two points to give the home team a 1-8 to 1-3 half time lead. Rathnure were dominate in the second half with the sides level after 20 minutes. The game was stopped for a long period when James Cash was attended to having received a nasty blow to the head. The last 10 minutes was an exciting affair with the lead changed on many occasions, with Rathnure eventual winners by 1-16 to 1-14. Everybody in the club would like to wish James a speedy recovery.