Great turnout at underage presentation.

Underage Presentation:
There was a large attendance at the annual presentation night for the underage sections.

Underage Presentation:
There was a large attendance at the annual presentation night for the underage sections of the three local GAA clubs which took place in Hotel Curracloe on Friday night last, 20th December. Guests of honour and making the various presentations to the successful teams were Dublin star footballer Jason Sherlock, Wexford hurling legends Larry Murphy and George O Connor and local and national stars Kate Kelly and Leona Tector from the world of camogie and ladies football. All the speakers praised the clubs on their great success in 2006 and highlighted the importance of Gaelic games in the personal development of all young people of the parish. They emphasized the need to involve as many young people as possible in the organization and the critical role played by the local national schools in ensuring this involvement. They wished the clubs continued success in 2007.

Shelmalier Dinner Dance:
In order to promote the social side of the three clubs, Shelmalier GAA Club, Shelmalier Ladies Football Club and Shelmalier/St. Ibars Camogie Club have come together for the Shelmalier Dinner Dance in the Riverbank Hotel on Saturday 27th January next. The night is to emphasise the social aspect of the clubs involved, by having the people of the parish, whether players, members, parents or people who have no involvement with the clubs, to come together for an enjoyable and social night out without the usual speeches and presentations. Tickets costing €30 will be available from the various clubs next week and a fantastic door prize will be on offer on the night of a weekend for two in romantic Paris. Music for the night will be provided by Theresa and the Stars.

Shelmalier AGM;
The AGM of the adult section of the club took place in Hotel Curracloe on Sunday week last 3rd November. The officers of the club reported a satisfactory year with the Senior hurlers getting to the quarter final of the championship and the Intermediate footballers unluckily going out to a late goal to St. Martins in the county semi final. Major strides have been made on the development in Hollymount with the construction of a new complex to begin in the New Year and further development to follow as funds become available. The people of the parish were thanked for their great generosity in supporting this development and their continued support will be required to complete the project. Officers elected on the day were, President Fr Walter Forde, Patron Fr. Donal Berney, Chairman Noel Ryan, Vice Chairman John Byrne, Secretary Peggy Kelly, Assistant Secretary Paul Tobin, Treasurer Anne McGrath, Assistant Treasurer Denis Kelly, PRO Seamus O Leary, Registrar James Horan, Irish Officer Paul Tobin, County Board Rep. Seamus O Leary and Purchasing Officer John Wall. Committee members Simon Donohoe, Charles Kavanagh, Colm Flanagan, Aidan O Leary, Oliver McGrath, Seamie Harding and Sean Kelly.

 Development Draw results:
The clubs monthly draw confined to the supporters of the Project 2010 development at Hollymount were drawn at the recent AGM. The winners for the months of November and December were as follows, with an additional prize of €3000 for December.
 November 2006
1 Elaine Hearne €2000
2 John Rath  €1000
3 Mr and Mrs P Coole  €250
4 Teresa Roche Murphy  €250
5 Eddie Veale  €250
6 Ned Hearne  €250
December 2006
1 Niamh and Joseph Redmond  €3000
2 Edward and Mary Nolan  €2000
3 Gordon Griffith  €1000
4 The Neville Family  €500
5 Richard Doyle  €250
6 Dermot Ennis  €250.