Having laid to rest the great Shelmalier clubman Paddy Donohoe just over a week ago, a man who had given a life long dedication to the club, it is again sad to report another clubman Shane Grannell taken for us last week.
Having laid to rest the great Shelmalier clubman Paddy Donohoe just over a week ago, a man who had given a life long dedication to the club, it is again sad to report another clubman Shane Grannell taken for us last week. Shane, who represented the club at both football and hurling since joining us from Ballymurn as a 14 year old, always gave full commitment and pride to the black and amber jersey when ever he wore it. The Shelmalier club would like to extent our sincere condolence to his parents Mattie and Anne, brother Niall and all the extended family.
The Shelmalier Junior hurlers had a two point winning margin over Gussrane 1-9 to 2-4 played in Gussrane on Saturday last 8th April 2007. The Shels played with great spirit and went in at half time level at 0-4 points each. Scorers in first half for the Shels were Chris Wall 0-2, D.Cloney 0-1 and T.Barron 0-1. Shels controlled the game from the start of the 2nd half and opened with 3 points from Chris Wall. When Willie O Shaughnessy scored a fine goal from a pass by Barry Murphy looked to have game won, however Gussrane got two late goals to bring them close to Shels in the last few minutes. Shels scorers in second half: C.Wall 0-3 W .O Shaughnessy 1-0 .T.Barron 0-1. Good Performances from: David Cloney, Chris Wall, Cathal Gaul and Tommie Barron.
The under 14 hurling team got their championship campaign off to a winning start on Wednesday evening last with what was in the end a comprehensive victory over a tough Buffers Alley outfit. The Monamolin men started strongly and dominated the half-back and midfield exchanges through most of the first half. However with Dean Corrigan and Craig McCabe starting to exert control in midfield, and Stephen Dwyer working hard at centre-forward, we finished the half a point ahead, thanks to two fine goals from Neil Rossiter and a point from Shane Bierney. The Shels boys kicked on in the second half to record a comfortable victory on a 5-5 to 1-6 scoreline. There were solid performances from all the backs and both Craig McCabe and Dean Corrigan tied up a good Buffers Alley midfield. There was good combination play in the half forward line from Shane Bierney and Niall Tobin while we got a great return in the full-forward line from hat-trick hero Neil Rossiter, the skilful Simon Murphy, and the powerful Glen Murphy. Stephen Dwyer mastered a very good opponent and distributed the ball well. We wish the team every success in the Feile hurling competition on Saturday next in Monageer starting at 10-30 a.m.The minor B footballers had a 4-7 to 2-7 victory over Oulart the Ballagh in the championship at the weekend. Having lead by a single goal at half time the Shels controlled the second half with Conor Hynes 2-2, Padraic Scully 1-1, Eoin McMahon 0-3, Alan Rossiter 1-0 and Liam Donnelly 0-1 the teams scorers. Apart from the scorers others to play well were James Doyle, Keith Kehoe, David Ryan and Conor O Neill. All the minor footballers travelled to London at the weekend as the prize of winning the Jim Byrne Cup competition and the boys had a convincing victory over the London minor football team. The team returned on Monday evening last having enjoyed the experience of playing in the capital and representing Wexford.