There will be a special meeting in Hollymount on Wednesday night 21st March (tonight) starting at 8pm for all those people who have assisted us in promoting the Model County Draw
There will be a special meeting in Hollymount on Wednesday night 21st March (tonight) starting at 8pm for all those people who have assisted us in promoting the Model County Draw in recent years. It is essential that all these members attend this information meeting as the success of the draw will depend on their generous help and assistance. The winners of the February special club draw for those who support our monthly contribution to the development at Hollymout were,
1. Allan O' Connor €2000,
2. Kinsella Family €1000,
3. Seamus O'Leary €250,
4. Colm & Janice Tynan €250,
5. Siobhan Tynan & Larry Banville €250,
6. Pat O'Shea E250.
The club would like to congratulate these winners and thank those who have supported the draw.
The Shelmalier Senior hurlers opened their league campaign against the Rapparees in Bellefield on Monday last when going by 1-18 to 1-5. Playing without their county players the Shels played with the aid of a strong wind in the first half but found it hard to break down a very strong Rapparees defense in which Declan Ruth was outstanding. The Shelmaliers first half scores were Chris McGrath 0-2, D.Cloney 0-1 and F.Parker 0-1 and they trailed the Enniscorthy side by 0-7 to 0-4 at the interval. The wind was stronger in the second half and after bringing on Stephen Banville the Shels were able to add a goal to their half time total from Tommie Barron. This was as good as it got for Shels and Rapparees pulled away slowly and when John Kelly was sent off for 2nd bookable offence in the 13 minute the game was as good as over. Rapperies scored a further 1-11 in the 2nd half to Shels 1-1.
The under 14 footballers lost out to Sarsfields by the narrowest of margins in the qualifying stages of the Feile Peil, which was played in Piercestown on Monday last 19th March. The appalling weather conditions made good football very difficult; however, the Shels boys were up to the task when they quickly settling in their opening match against Glynn Barntown with Conor Tobin off the mark with a point after three minutes. The wind assisted Shelmaliers continued their dominance with Craig McCabe and Shane Bierney pointing, before Eoghan Fitzgerald fired to the net after some fine team play. Niall Tobin Jake Kehoe and Glen Murphy completed the Shels to leave a full time score of 2-5 to Barntowns 0-0. A very strong Sarsfields side provided our second opponents and again it was a game of two halfs which was influenced by the weather conditions. Playing with the wind in the first half the Shels got the start they wanted when Craig McCabe fired in a beautifully taken free straight to the roof of the net. Continuing this dominance in this half Conor Tobin shot over a point to leave a half time score of 1-1 to 0-0. The Sarsfields came out strong in the second half and again it needed some outstanding defending from the Shelmaliers however they registered 1-2 without reply to win by the narrowest of margins and therefore progress to the next round of the competition.
The Juvenile hurlers began their campaign in impressive fashion on Sunday last in Hollymount with a 9-10 to 1-1 win over Cloughbawn. The Shelmaliers got off to a flying start when Brian Doyle goaled in the first 2 minutes and Benny Barron added a point from a free a minute later. This was swiftly followed with another goal from Ronan Kavanagh after a nice pass from Sean Walsh, a minute later. Points from Benny Barron (free), Brian Doyle Alan Rossiter and Johnny Campbell followed without reply from Cloughbawn. This pattern continued throughout the match to ensure a comfortable victory for the Shelmaliers.