U12 Football Final – report

Oylgate was the venue last weekend for the shield final v the Starlights.

The Shels played with the wind early on and dominated but it didn’t reflect on the score board. Attack after attack was foiled by a brilliant goalkeeper. The Shels were dominating midfield with Cian and Jack. Niall Cormac, Ryan, Brian and Luke C kept attacking nonstop. After the first third the sides remained scoreless. Luke R was moved from the backs to the forwards for the second third and came up trumps with two good points. Robbie, Denis Eoin, Shane K and Shane J plus our captain and goal man Daniel worked brilliantly in defence to keep the Starlights scoreless. The excitement and pressure was now on 0.02 to 0.00 up and playing against a strong wind the Starlights hit the ground running and scored1.01 in a few minutes. The chips were now down and backs to the wall but like tigers they fought. They began to put pressure on the Starlights defence and with Cian and Adam winning good ball made inroads to create a chance for Cormac which was finished to the net by Luke Cullen. With time now against the Starlights the score stood Shels 1.02 to Starlights 1.01, every Shels man stood tall and with Daniel making a brilliant save there was no way back for the Starlights as the final whistle sounded amid great scenes of joy. This rounds off a great double for this group who won the hurling last week. The boys have a great work rate, great attitude and a will to win. Congratulations to all concerned and enjoy the celebrations.

Rackard League Finals

The Shelmalier club  would like to wish all our boys and girls the best of luck in their upcoming Rackard league finals in Wexford Park.

It takes great effort to reach a Rackard final and it’s every national schools player desire to win a Rackard league medal before they move on to second level education. Our sincere thanks to all the teachers in the three local national schools for their continued efforts in promoting Gaelic games in our schools.

U12’s V Kilmore

The Shels boys played in the finals of the Kilmore football tournament recently.

This tournament was played over a few weeks and then it ran into the finals. We played Our Lady’s Island in our final. David Doyle was the captain today and had the task of leading the team on to what was to be another great win for The Shels. The lads took their time to get going but when they did there was nobody that could match them. They won very convincingly. Well done lads keep up the great work.

U12 Report

The boys played Crossabeg /Ballymurn in football this week.

It was a good game of football but a very low scoring game with our keeper Eoin making some fantastic saves. The whole team gave a great effort but unfortunately we were beaten 1-3 to 1 point. We go back to the pitch for training in perpetration for next weeks football from here also tonight COLM FLANAGAN was unlucky not to catch a ball that had gone wide and bounced right in front of him showing the boys what they should not to do

U12 V Cushinstown

 This week our U12 boys had only one game scheduled for them. This game was an away fixture to Cushinstown so it was up the road with throw in fixed for seven o’clock.

The Shels boys got off to a great start. Dylan O’Neill opened the scoring for the visitors with a point that was followed by a goal from Mark Scallan. Dylan was to go on and score his second point shortly afterwards not long after this he hit the post to be denied a goal. At the break it was 1-2 to 1 point. A strong performance from Tiarnan Malone, Conor Roche and Aodhan Byrne made life very difficult for the home side to score. A fine ball into Ryan Kielty set him up for his very well taken first goal. This was followed up by an other great ball into Ryan Kielty by Dylan O’Neill for Ryan to score his second goal. Dylan was to score a goal himself afterwards. There was two more scores for the Shels these came from a very strong Paul Hearne getting his name on the score sheet with two fine points. Adam O’Leary and Joe Devereux put in a strong performance here tonight also. But last but no means least to be mentioned is the Shels SUPER Goalie Owen McCarthy . Owen didn’t just make one great save he made at least three outstanding saves to deny the home side what looked like certain goals. A very experienced man was heard saying ” That young lad is the BEST U12 goalie I have ever seen”. The final score was Shels 4-4 to Cushinstown 1-2. Well done to ALL the boys here tonight another great TEAM effort.

U12 Football Update

Shelmaliers started their U12 Football season on Tuesday night last.

With the high numbers in the club there are 2 teams entered this year as a result we had 1 team playing at home and 1 team playing away. Our home team played Ballynastragh Gls. This was to be a great game of football with all players giving it everything they had. It was a very tight competitive game which the home team won on a score line of 4 goals to 2-3. Shels goals coming from Ryan Kielty getting 1 and Dylan O’Neill grabbing 3. A great team performance from everybody here helped insure the win. Our away team played in Wexford against St. Josephs this also was an excellent display of football. All the boys here also gave everything they could unfortunately this time we got beat on a score line of 5-3 to 2-4. Shels scores coming in the form of Ryan Corrigan 1-2, Aaron Kinsella 1-1, Ciaran Quinlan 1point. There was also an excellent display of football here tonight from some other players such as Sean Og Flanagan making 2 fantastic saves in the goal. Aaron Kinsella hit the post to be denied a 2nd goal. Adam Murphy had a great game in the backs been helped out by a very impressive Corrie Lawlor, Oisin Furlong and Keelan Angood also playing very good football. Fair to say ALL 22 boys who represented The Shels tonight both home and away did their club proud. Well done to all.