President: Eileen Lawlor, Peggie & Sean Kelly
Vice-President: Tommy Gordon
Chairperson: Peggie Kelly
Vice Chairperson: Marie Wall
Secretary Janice Gordon
Assistant Secretary Michelle Hearne
Treasurer Barry Hearne
Vice-Treasurer Mairead Potter
PRO Anne Hearne
Assistant PRO Aine Donohoe
Senior/Junior Tommy Gordon
u.18 Kate Kelly
u.16 Sinead Kelly/Barry Hearne
u.14 Barry Hearne/Sinead Kelly
u.12 Michelle Hearne/Angie Kinsella
u.10 Michelle Hearne/Angie Kinsella
Delegates to County Board Peggie Kelly & Ann Donohoe
Delegates to Shelmalier Kathleen Dooley & Michelle Hearne
Child Officer to be elected at first committee meeting
The U.10 team took to the field and played seven games in total with one cancelled. This very young team unfortunately only won two and lost the remaining five. Their first outing was on the 16th April against St.Bridgets Blackwater in Blackwater all the girls played games but lost on a score line of 0-0 to 3-0. The girls also had defeats to Oylegate, Monageer/Boolavogue, Rathnure and Cloughbawn. However they were successful against the Rapparees, which were a very close match and won by one goal 3-0 to 4-0. This u.10 team also defeated the Shamrocks 5-0 to 1-0. Sadly this youthful u.10 team failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
The u.12 team had a total of nine games, of which they won three, lost five and received a walk over from Taghmon Camross in one. St.Ibars went down to Buffers Alley, Duffry Rovers, Oylegate/Glenbrien, Kilrush and St.Martins. However the girls only lost two of these games by the narrowest of margins Duffry Rovers 1-0 to 1-1, and to Oylegate/Glenbrien 3-1 to 3-2. St.Ibars U.12 team recorded victories over St.James- Ramsgrange, Gorey and Glynn/Barntown. Regrettably our u12 team also failed to qualify for the play-offs.
The St.Ibars/Shelmalier u14 team were the only team in 2005 to bring silverware back over the water, winning the Feile ‘B’ final in Pairc Garman and also the championship in Wexford Park. This u14 team started their campaign in the league on the 30th March when they faced St.Marys Rosslare, this was a high scoring game however St.Ibars/Shelmalier were defeated 4-1 to 3-7, the girls were out again on the 6th April and made up for their first game losses by beating Bannow/Ballymitty 5-2 to 0-1. Next the girls played St.Martins and lost 1-1 to 0-0. Our Lady Island conceded a walk over and on the 27th April the girls faced Taghmon/Camross in their last league game, which they won 3-7 to 0-1. This meant that the girls qualified for the league semi-final where they faced Faythe Harriers, and won 8-6 to 0-1. Into the final the girls St.Martins however were defeated in Bellefield by one goal (3-6 to 2-6)
The girls made up for their league in the championship, and showing their improvement the girls defeated St.Mary’s Rosslare 8-0 to 3-0 whom had beaten them earlier in the year in the league. On the 1st June they faced Taghmon/Camross and won on a score line of 5-3 to 4-3. the girls qualified for the league semi-final, where they met St.Martins once again having been defeated twice by St.Martins the girls showed great spirit and won on a score line of 4-5 to 2-2. Into the final and girls faced Faythe Harriers where they won convincingly 11-13 to 0-1.
The u16 team started their league campaign on a winning note on the 25th March against Glynn/Barntown, 4-2 to 2-2. Next the girls defeated Faythe Harriers (6-4 to 1-0) but lost to Oylegate/Glenbrien by the two points (3-2 to 1-10). In the remaining two games the girls were defeated by Taghmon/Camross and received a walk over from Clouhgbawn. In the championship the girls defeated Cloughbawn and Faythe Harriers but were defeated in the quarterfinal by Duffry Rovers on the 9th August.
In the u.18 championship the girls were drawn against Oulart the Ballagh and despite a brave display were beaten by a strong opposition.
In the junior the ladies had a total of six games in the league they received two walk over from Oylegate/Glenbrien and Faythe Harriers. They won one game against the Rapparees and were defeated by Bannon/Ballymitty, Monageer/Boolavogue and St.Martins. In the championship St.Ibars/Shelmalier received a walk-over from Oylegate/Glenbrien and defeated Monageer/Boolavogue to reach the semi-final. In the semi-final on the 2nd September the Rapparees defeated St.Ibars/Shelmalier 2-1 to 4-4.
At senior level the girls showed Great Spirit and determination at the beginning of the year winning nearly all league games except a draw with Monageer/Boolavogue.
The girls defeated St.Martins, Rathnure, Oulart the Ballagh, Bunclody, Ferns and the Duffry Rovers. The girls qualified for the league final, which was not played until October in which Oulart the Ballagh defeated the girls.
In the championship the girls defeated Duffry Rovers and Rathnure 3-7 to 0-8 in the first two games however were defeated by Oulart the Ballagh.
In the semi-final St.Martins defeated the girls by the narrowest of margins and put an end to St.Ibars remarkable bid to reach their ninth successive final. Although St.Ibars pressed hard in the closing ten minutes, they couldn’t penetrate the oppositions defence.
St.Ibars: Jenna Murphy, Edwina Roche, Sandy Carr, Catherine Doyle, Nikki Scallan, Aideen Parker, Janice Carr, Leona Tector,(0-1), Emma Carroll, Mag Kelly, Bridget Curran, Michelle Doyle (0-1), Anne-Marie Kelly, Kate Kelly (1-5, 1-2 frees) Laura Corrigan. Subs: Meave Quill for Roche, Assumpta Cullen for J Carr, Michelle Murphy for Carroll, Deirdre MacMahon (1-0) for Curran.
St.Ibars were represented on the County team as follows:
Senior Michelle Hearne, Sandy Carr, Kate and Mag Kelly, Bridget Curran
The girls reached the All-Ireland Semi-final in Nolan Park, Kilkenny only to be beaten yet again by Tipperary.
Leinster Geal Linn Kate Kelly
County Senior Selector Peggie Kelly