A large number of people took the opportunity last week of visiting the site of the new club complex in Hollymount on an official visit organised by the engineering personnel.
A large number of people took the opportunity last week of visiting the site of the new club complex in Hollymount on an official visit organised by the engineering personnel. The members present were given a detailed outline of the complex and the various stages of its construction. Members were most impressed with the rate of construction as it has now reached the steel framework stage and they could now see at first hand the outline of the finished product. Any questions or query’s that members had were answered on the night and all members expressed satisfaction with its progress.
Shelmaliers U14 hurlers qualified for the county Feile final on Saturday in some style. Despite the unavoidable absence of a number of regulars, the boys played some powerful hurling to see off Monageer in a tight first game. Despite a great start, with goals from the forceful Steven Dwyer and debutante Simon Donohoe, we were put to the pin of our collar to beat a capable Monageer outfit with a classy second half point from Graham Staples.
In our second game we were up against a determined Buffers Alley outfit, but a pair of powerhouse performances at midfield from Conor Tobin(1-1) and Craig McCabe(0-1), backed up by a half-back line in which Dean Corrigan and A.J. Lehane were dominant, was enough to ensure a comfortable victory. A late second half goal from Damien Drennan put the icing on the cake and crowned a very good performance.
We now travelled to Rathnure to face the Rapparees in the semi-final. After a very exciting first half we led by a point. The highlights of this period were a wonderful point by Simon Donohoe and a spectacular goal from a sideline cut by Craig McCabe. In the second half we pulled away and never looked like being headed. Pádraic O’ Leary was inspirational at full back, as he was all day. Dean Corrigan again impressed, Conor Tobin scored 1-1 to seal the victory and Kevin O’ Connor topped off an impressive debut with a well-taken point. In this period goalkeeper Seán Byrne saw his first real action of the day, and pulled off saves that would do credit to Damien Fitzhenry. A feature of the semi-final was the drive provided by the all-action Niall Tobin, and the reliability of Eoghan Fitzgerald, Eoin O’ Leary, and another debutante James Cash, in the Shelmalier rearguard. We now advance to meet the Harriers in the Co. Final on May 5th
The club is this week putting the finishing touch to the sales of the Model County Draw tickets and anybody wishing to purchase a ticket for this magnificent draw should contact any member of the club to obtain details of the draw. Sellers and coordinators are asked to return their tickets to draw coordinator Paul Tobin as soon as possible as the closing date is Monday 23rd March. We would like to thank all those who have supported this draw already and we wish all our subscribers every success in the first draw which takes place at the end of the month. The lucky winners of the clubs development monthly draw which was held last week were
€3000: Liam Forde.
€2000: Michael Quirke.
€1000: Dermot Ennis.
€500: Aileen Cloake.
€250: Lily, Nicky & Aidan Doyle.
€250: Johnathan Kehoe.
We congratulate these months’ winners and thank those who support the development project.