All the news on the 23rd September.

Lotto winners.

There was no winner of the club lotto last week, with €21 going to the match 3 winners. The match 3 winners were, Marian Rossiter, Gary Doyle, Ibar Murphy, John Keeling, Mr. P O Gorman, Ann Doyle, June Bates, Helen O Rourke, Michael O Rourke, Edward Jones, Richard Barlow, Marie Wall, Ciara and Emma Lawlor, Barry Stafford, Angela McQuire, Willie Moore, Ann Marie Farrell, Michael Murphy, Eddie Veale, Sarah Lacey and Stephen Kelly. Congratulations to all these lucky winners and this week’s lotto prize will be €10,800.

A great overall team performance by the Shelmalier under 14 hurlers ended in disappointment when they went down by a narrow margin 0-8 to 1-7 to Gorey in the county semi final played in Blackwater on Saturday last. The black and amber side was first off the mark when Craig McCabe pointed after three minutes, however, Gorey quickly replied with a goal after five minutes. While the scoring in the first half was quiet low 1-4 to 0-5 in favour of Gorey at half time, the intensity for the play and the skill and determination of all the players was top class, with both sides evenly matched. During this period the Shelmalier defense was well marshaled by centre players Paraic O Leary and Conor Tobin, who were ably assisted by their team mates on the wings, Eoin O Leary, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Niall Tobin and Stephen Dwyer, with Sean Byrne making many fine saves in goal. Conor Tobin, Glen Murphy and Craig McCabe were the Shels scorer in the first half. The Shelmaliers side came out at the start of the second half very determined and leveled the score with points from Conor Tobin and Craig McCabe after five minutes. Both teams failed to register a score in the next ten minutes, but during this period of play the large crowd witnessed some outstanding hurling, with Dean Corrigan and Neil Rossiter controlling mid field and Shane Birney, Glen Murphy, AJ Lehane, Graham Staples and Craig McCabe moving the ball swiftly in the forward line. Gorey scored a further two point the regain the lead, with the Shels pushing forward in great numbers to regain the initiative. In the last five minutes Shane Birney raced through the Gorey defense in search of goal, only to be blocked as he attempted to strike  the ball to the net, the resulting point put the narrowest of scores between the sides. With the ball traveling from end to end the result was in doubt to the final whistle.
Sean Byrne
Eoin O Leary Paraic O Leary Eoghan Fitzgerald.
Niall Tobin Conor Tobin Stephen Dwyer.
Dean Corrigan Craig McCabe
Graham Staples Glen Murphy AJ Lehane
Kevin O Connor Shane Birney Neil Rossiter.

Simon Murphy for Kevin O Connor.
Mark Mythen for Graham Staples.

Other subs Damian Drennan, Christopher Scallan, Jack Murphy, Kevin Byrne, Simon Murphy and James Cash

Hollymount was packed with players, parents and supporters on Saturday last for the much awaited finals of the ‘Over the Water’ under 10 hurling league. In the first match Blackwater and Oylegate/Glenbrien played out a very close game with Oylegate surviving a late rally by Blackwater to come out on top.
In the shield final the home team the Shelmaliers was up against the Faythe Harriers for the second year in a row. This game was very close in the first half with both defenses playing brilliantly. In the second half the Shels boys got into their stride, with some great individual scores from Daniel Campbell, Dylan Potter, Craig Parker and Kevin Harte.
The cup final was played between Oulart the Ballagh and Crossabeg Ballymurn and again this match was a very close game. After a very exciting match with some outstanding hurling on display, Crossabeg/Ballymurn coming through with a late goal. The green and white side was lighted when the final whistle was blown as they held out for a great victory.
The organizing committee would like to thank both Rory Jacob and George O Connor for presenting the medals. Also a special thanks to the parents who helped on the day to make this tournament a great success.
In conjunction with our senior hurler Seamus Harding we collected on the gate for his upcoming Operation Restore Hope trip to Kenya. On the day we collected €1145.00. Special thanks to our collectors Bryan Kehoe, Michael Feeney, Aodhan Foley and Aaron Murphy. Again the generosity of the community has to be highly praised. Sincere Thanks.
The Shelmalier Junior hurling team qualified for final of the junior championship with a crushing 5-11 to 3-5 victory over Glynn Barntown played in Oylegate on Saturday last. The Barntown team failed to stay with the youthful Shels side that led from the start and were never under pressure after the two early goals from Joe Kelly (2min and 10 min.). The full forward line was putting Glynn under severe pressure and goals were added by Chris Wall 17 min and Conor Byrne just before half time. The Shelmaliers had points in the first half from Chris Wall two from frees and two from Conor Byrne and with Conor Walsh adding a point went in to interval with a comfortable 4-5 to 2-1 lead.  The Shelmalier scorers in the first half were, Chris Wall 1-2. J.Kelly 2-0, C.Byrne 1-2 and Conor Walsh 0-1
Glynn started the second half aided by the strong wind and scored first with a point. However, whatever chance they had was finished when Chris Wall scored his second goal and Shels fifth. Glynn tried vainly to reduce the lead but had no answer to the crisp hurling and point taking of their younger opponents The rest of the game was played out with the Shels keeping their lead intact with points from Chris Wall three and Joe Kelly two and now must go in to final seeking to make up for disappointment of failing to Ferns in last years final. The winner’s full forward line contributed 5-8 all but three points of the final score. Shels scorers in second half were C. Wall 1-3, Joe Kelly 0-2, Conor Walsh 0-1 and Cahal Gaul 0-1.
Good Performances from the Shelmalier team on the day were, Joe Kelly, Conor Byrne, Chris Wall, Colm Carr, Craig Potter, Jamie Horan and Emmett O Leary.
                                              Colm Carr

Jimmer Doyle                  Arron Watters         Jamie Horan

Niall Cullen                       Darren Malone      Craig Potter

                                Emmett O Leary     Andrea O Brien

John Redmond                   Conor Walsh     W.O Shaughnessy

Joe Kelly                          Chris Wall            Conor Byrne

Subs used, Cathal Gaule, Barry Murphy and Shane Murphy.