Senior hurlers go down to St Martins.
It was a busy weekend for our young under 10 hurlers in the club when they played the first round of the ‘Over the Water’ tournament on Saturday and also entertained the big crowd at half time in the senior match on Sunday evening in Wexford Park when taking on St. Martins in an exhibition match. The focus of the ‘Over the Water’ league is to improve the skills of the boys and on Saturday the lads played against a very skillful and determined Crossabeg /Ballymurn team. The boys on both teams showed some lovely touches but the visitor’s lads' eye for goal was the difference between the two sides. Best for Shels were Paul McClean and Conor Hearne. In the ‘Go Game’ exhibition match on Sunday evening the team provided great entertainment and were well received by the large crowd in the stand. The club would like to thank George O Connor for facilitating this event. The boys taking part were Paul McClean, Shane Neville, Stuart Fanning, John Walker, Enda Cloake, Tom Matthews, Conor Hearne, Cian Manley, Kevin Harte, Nick Whelan, Peter Doyle, Liam Rockett, Craig Parker, Daniel Campbell, Jody Donohoe and Shane Doyle. We were also delighted to see Joseph Redmond on the field because he has not been able to play hurling all summer due to an ankle injury
All club managers and members are reminded to have all match reports and any other club details or news to the either the Coiste na nOg PRO or senior club PRO by 7pm on Sunday evening for inclusion in the local news articles. Team managers are also asked to submit detailed match reports and were possible with photos in digital form of all matches as soon as possible after the match to the club email address of firstname.lastname@example.org to be uploaded to the club website shelmaliers.ie. It is very important that the clubs website has up to date news details in order to inform its many users. There was a great response and comment to the many photos from the clubs ‘night at the dogs’ which were put up onto the website during the week. We thank the club's professional photographer for taking such great pictures.
Shelmaliers Intermediate footballers travelled to Kilmore last Monday night 7th Aug to play their second round in the Intermediate football championship and despite a slow start they slowly but surely ploughed away against a determined Glynn Barntown team and won on a final score of 2-13 to 0-7.
The Shelmalier senior hurlers took on St Martins in the second round of the championship and after a disappointing performance were beaten by 3-11 to 0-8. Most of the damage was done in the opening stages of the game when St. Martins raced to a 2-2 to 0-0 score after 12 minutes. The Shels recovered with points from Chris McGrath and Ibar Murphy, but St. Martins soon replied with a brace of points of their own. Further points from Alan Griffith and Ibar Murphy completed the Shels scoring in the half. The second half was a low scoring affair with Ibar Murphy and Colm Kehoe on the mark for the black and amber.
The Shelmalier under 12 hurlers were beaten by Gorey in the county semi -final played on Saturday last. The Shels started very well but the stronger Gorey side took their scores very well in this half and led by 3-3 to 0-1 at half time. The Shels boys came more into the game in the second half and had goals from Graham Staples, Larry Stoute, Jody Donohoe and Stephen McGuire in this half.
There was no winner of the club lotto during the week which stood at €9,400, however there were 19 winners of the match 3s. These were Annie Murphy, Paddy Harding, Meave Redmond, Alison Kavanagh, Deirdre Fox, Noel Ryan, Margaret Murphy, Ian Hearne, Mr. C O Connor, Angela Mythen, Seamus Harding, Pat Doyle, Larry O Shaughnessy, Staff WFC, Louis Flanagan, Gerry Forde, Ms. B. Concur, Edel McCabe and Margaret O Connor, who each received €17.
The Shelmalier junior hurlers crushed a very weak Ballyhogue team in the championship to record their second win in St Patrick’s Park on Sat evening on a final score line of 4-19 to 2-5. The Over the Water team completely dominated from start to finish.
Shelmalier Juvenile hurlers took the long trek to Rathnure last Monday night to take on Rathnure in the Championship. In wet and slippery conditions and amidst thunderstorms, the Over the Water men emerged victorious.