Congratulations to Simon Donohoe Curracloe on winning €1000 in the recent Model County Development Draw
SHELMALIER GAA NEWS
Congratulations to Simon Donohoe Curracloe on winning €1000 in the recent Model County Development Draw and to Brian Cunningham Fr. Murphys Londan on winning €200 in the same draw.
Members and supporters are reminded that the annual Shels Night at The Dogs will again take place this year at the Enniscorthy dog track on the August Bank holiday Monday evening. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment for all the family and the Club is presently looking for groups or individuals to sponsor either a dog or a race. If you are interested in this sponsorship please contact any of the club members as soon as possible.
After a long break from matches for exams the Minor hurlers resumed their championship action when they took on Adamstown in Hollymount on Thursday week last. It was a very one sided affair with the score line at half time 1-9 to 0-2 for the Shels. Adamstown came back a bit in the second half but the Shels held out and the full time score was 1-18 to 1-05.
The Shelmalier under 16 hurlers took on near rivals Glynn Barntown in Killurin on Tuesday evening last and although they conceded two goals inside the first 6 minutes, the team settled down after Feargal Hynes put them on the scoreboard with a point. After some even play, where the Shels worked hard, the half time score stood at 2-4 to 1-3. On the resumption, Ronan Kavanagh who had been trying hard all evening was the first to score in the 2nd half with a point whilst Glynn added another two points before Ronan added his second point of the evening. Glynn added a point and a goal and the writing seemed to be on the wall for the Shels. Three consolation points, with Benny Barron scoring 2 of them but it was too little too late. The game finished on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-8. The under 16 footballers took on Ferns in Hollymount on Sunday morning last and they got a great start with Brian Doyle firing to the net in the opening minutes. James Gordan, Kevin O Leary, and Fergal Hynes added further points before Rory O Leary added a second goal in the tenth minute, to put the Shels in the driving seat and leaving a half time score of 2-8 to 0-4. Fergal Hynes, Johnny Campbell, Rory O Leary, James Gordan, Glen Murphy scored early on the second half to put the result beyond doubt.
The under 14 footballers played Clongeen on Wednesday evening last in Hollymount. The Shelmaliers had control of the game in the first half and the second half was a repeat of the first with the home team dictating play and displaying some great team play, moving the ball with some fine combination play.
A below strength Shelmalier minor football first team got off to a sluggish start in their championship match against Gorey in Hollymount on Wednesday evening last and they led by a single point at the interval. Gorey started the brighter in the second half with a goal and two points. But the Shels hit back and regained the lead with their own point and goal from Brian Doyle and Benny Barron. Gorey got the last score of the game to leave the sides tied at the final whistle.
The Minor Football second team travelled to Ballymurn on the same evening and had a great 7-10 to 4-6 win to qualify for the county semi final. This was achieved with a great team display of teamwork by all concerned and great credit goes to all the players.
The Shelmalier under 21 hurling team travelled to Oulart village on July 2nd to take on the local team in the first round of the championship. The team played with great skill and determination. The black and amber side fielded a very young team with 8 minors on the starting lineup and on a pitch that was doubtfully declared playable. However the Shelmaliers took the game to their opponents and went in at half time only one point in arrears. The Shels continued to play great hurling and took the game to Oulart for second half and with 5 minutes remaining were still level. With Shels main player Brian Malone tiring after playing at full back on Wexford senior football team the day before a stronger Oulart side began to take control and with referee playing 10 minutes of extra time got the scores which in no way reflected the competitive nature of match. The final score was Oulart 1-16 Shelmaliers 1-6 .
The Shelmalier junior hurling team finished their league campaign with two recent matches against Clongeen and the Rapareers. In the first game against Clongeen they recorded a fine victory to remain unbeaten in this group In their final match in the junior league the Shelmalier junior hurling team finished their matches in the group stage unbeaten following a great win over a fancied Rappareers side in Bellefield. The first half was played in a downpour and a very young Shelmalier team were unlucky to go in behind after conceding a easy goal before half time. The Shelmaliers completely dominated the second half of game and drew level after 13 min with a point from a 65 by Chris Wall and from there onwards they held the lead for the remainder of the match and ran out easy winners with Alan Griffith adding another goal, Joe Kelly 2 points Tommie Barron and Chris Wall 1 point each. The team now goes forward to contest the final.
COMMUNITY GAMES TEAM EVENTS
Well done to the Indoor Under 13 boys Soccer team from the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Area who have qualified for the National Finals when they came through the Leinster semi-finals and finals in Carlow on Saturday last. This was a very strong team who put out Kells of Co. Meath in the semi-final on a 3-2 scoreline. The other semi-final saw Kilcock of Co. Kildare putting out a team from Mount Temple of Westmeath on a 4-3 scoreline. In the final the Wexford side completely dominated and ran out easy winners on a 7-0 scoreline. The team members were Stephen Maguire, Graham Staples, Colin Cleary, Eoin O`Leary, Simon Donohoe, Conor Forde, Eoghan Nolan and Adam Whitmore. A special word of thanks to their Manager Adrian Carr who has been with the team from the commencement of the competition in the County. We wish them well at the National Finals in Mosney in August. On Saturday last we also had an Under 16 Chess team of Adrian O`Reilly, Shane O`Reilly, James O`Connor, Diarmuid Neville, Daniel Neville, Cormac O`Rourke and Shane Cullen in action. They took on a team from Drumlish, Co. Longford in their semi-final. This proved to be a marathon of a game with the more experienced Longford side winning out in the end. Well done to the team on reaching this level of competition and thanks also to Stasia O`Reilly, the Coach and Manager for all her hard work throughout the various rounds of the competition.
The Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Area will hold a Church-gate collection at all Churches in the Area over the weekend of July 21st and 22nd to help offset the costs of sending 2 swimmers, 4 individual athletes, a Relay team and an Indoor Soccer (8) team as well as their Managers, to the National Finals in Mosney in August. Your generous support would be appreciated.
BODY CONDITIONING CLASSES
A new session of Body Conditioning Classes will resume in the Community Centre, Castlebridge, on Tuesday, July 17th at 7pm. For further details please contact Des Farrell on 086-0636443.