Night at the Dogs.

Plans for the Shelmaliers night at Enniscorthy greyhound track put in place.

One of the major fundraisers of the year for the development of modern facilities at our club grounds at Hollymount will take place on August Bank Holiday Monday, when what seems like the whole parish travels to Enniscorthy Greyhound track for a great night at the dogs. All players and members of the three clubs involved in the project have been given sponsorship cards in order to get people to sponsor a dog on the night. All these players, members and supporters are asked to make every effort to get as many names as possible and to return them to the club not later than the end of this week in order that the programme can be produced for the night. People interested in sponsoring a race on the night should contact any club member as soon as possible as races are limited. All people in the parish are again invited to attend to race night in Enniscorthy and we can guarantee a very enjoyable night for the whole family.
In relation to the development of the sports complex at Hollymount for which this and other event are a major fundraiser. We would like to report that the construction is progressing according to the time scale set out at the beginning of the project. Anybody who has visited Hollymount recently can not only be impressed with the size and scale of the complex, but also by the speed at which the construction is taking place. It is hoped to have this stage of the project finished by the summer months. We again thank you for your continued support to this ambitious project, but we hope it will be something we can all be quiet proud of in the future. 
There were no winners of the clubs lotto development draw last week with the prize money standing at €8,600. However, there were seven lucky winners of match three numbers and they were: Helen O Rourke, Sharon Carr, Marc Walsh, Edward Jones, Niall Power, Staff Castlebridge National School and Patrick and Margaret Kehoe. Each of theses winners received €33.

Congratulations to clubmen Brian Malone, Stephen Banville and Clive Lawlor who were members of the victorious Wexford Intermediate hurling team who beat their local rivals Kilkenny to claim the Leinster title for 2007.

The Shelmalier under 14 footballers took on Gorey on Wednesday night last in appalling weather conditions which made the passing and picking of the ball very difficult on the night. Gorey started the stronger and registered a number of points before the local sides James Adair pointed with a great overhead kick. Craig McCabe added a further point before midfielder Glen Murphy fired to the roof of the Gorey net, to leave his side trailing by six points at half time. A far more determined Shels team took the field in the second half and they immediately put the Gorey defense under pressure. This pressure was rewarded when Craig McCabe added his second point and AJ Lehane got his side’s second goal from the penalty spot, following a foot block by a Gorey defender. In the next ten minutes the Shels played their best football of the game with fast flowing football throughout the field. Jack Murphy Paraic O Leary and Eoin O Leary moved the ball quickly out of defense, with the half back line of Dean Corrigan, AJ Lehane and Simon Murphy allowing nothing to pass their line. . Shane Birneys move to the full forward position began to open up the Gorey defense and he was greatly assisted in the forwards by Niall Tobin, Conor Tobin and Mark Mythen.  A long determined run by Glen Murphy followed by a powerful shot to the top corner of the net from twenty yards got the local supporter on the edge of their seats. Craig McCabe added his third point after twenty minutes to leave only a goal between the sides, but many attempts on goal in the closing minutes failed to narrow the gap between the sides.
The Shelmalier under 14 hurlers traveled to Thomastown in Kilkenny on Saturday last to take on the local side. On a beautiful afternoon, with poor under foot conditions the black and amber side played some outstanding with Paraic O Leary, Conor Tobin, Glen Murphy and Craig McCabe displaying some great stick work.