Local sports news
There were no winners of the club lotto last week with 4, 6, 11, 24 being the lucky numbers. These are the lucky winners of the match 3, Oliver Shiggins, Joe Kennedy, George, James Howlin, Rachel Wall, James Redmond, John Sheil, Jessica Harding, Aileen Cloake, Michelle and Mick Murphy, Andy Fanning, Mary Doyle, John Howlin, Brida O Reilly and Declan Murphy. Each of these winners received €16.
The footballers of the club recorded two semi final victories over the weekend with a win over Taghmon in the Intermediate semi final on Saturday and against Rathnure in the Junior A semi final on Sunday. Against Taghmon in Wexford Park the Shels were always in control against a very determined Taghmon side. Terry Gainford was the chief scorer popping over seven points many from frees. In a low scoring first half where the Shelmaliers lead by four points to three at half time, the play moved from end to end put some poor shooting from both sides resulted in the low score. The second half was a better affair with Terry’s free taking a feature of the half and some sound defending from Colm Tynan, David Walsh, Thomas Barron and Emmet O Leary. The mid field was well marshaled by Brian Malone and Clive Lawlor, with Stephen Banville, Colm Redmond and David Walsh joining Terry on the scoreboard in this half. The Junior A semi final in St. Patricks Park was a very one sided affair with Rathnure unwilling to play any of their senior hurlers in this match. The Shelmaliers lead by 0-6 to 0-0 at half time with points from Eoin Doyle, Adrian Veale, Conor Walsh, Joe Kelly and Denis Kelly. Matters didn’t improve for Rathnure in the second half with the Shels running out easy winners by 3-11 to 0-1, with Chris McGrath, Adrian Veale, Willie O Shaughnessy and Eoin Doyle getting the scores for the Shels. Mick Kelly, Denis Kelly, Chris McGrath and Donal Power performed very were for the winners.
The Shelmalier under 14 footballers took on Gorey for the second week, this time in the semi final of the football championship on Saturday in St Patricks Park. The Shels boys were first on the scoreboard with early points from Shane Birney and Conor Tobin. Gorey soon replied with point of their own to level matters, before Niall Tobin forced the ball over the Gorey goal line to give his side the lead. Some great play from Paraic O Leary, Dean Corrigan, AJ Lehane in defense and Glen Murphy and Craig McCabe in mid field helped the black and amber side to lead by a single point at half time. Gorey came out the stronger in the second half with three quick points, before captain Glen Murphy pointed for the Shelmaliers. Gorey slowly took control as the game progressed and ran out winners to progress to their second final.
Next Saturday sees our Junior hurlers face Ger O Hanrahans in the Junior county final in Bellefield starting at 2pm. We wish the team every success and advise as many supporters as possible to travel to the match to lend their vocal support