Indoor training begins to in Castlebridge Hall.
St. Killian`s AC will commence Indoor Training in Castlebridge Hall to-night, Wednesday, November 7 focusing on Hurdles and High Jump. Training from 7 p.m – 8.30 p.m. for those aged 13 years and upwards. Indoor training will commence in the Community Centre, Crossabeg, on Friday night next, November 9 from 6.30 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. and these sessions cater for Secondary School athletes only. Indoor training for beginners, Under 8`s to Under 12`s will commence in the Community Centre, Crossabeg, on Saturday night next, November 10 from 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Outdoor training will continue at the Soccer grounds in Crossabeg on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place in the Community Centre, Crossabeg, on Monday, November 26 at 8.30 p.m.
Screen/Curracloe Pantomime Society would like to extend their sympathies to Sharon Drennan on the death of her father, to Annie Quinn on the death of her mother and to Martina Lacey on the death of her father. May they all rest in peace.
The Shelmalier Intermediate footballers travelled to Laois to face their counterparts Graiguecullen (who had played Senior last year) in the Leinster Intermediate football championship on Sunday last, with a large number of the team supporters also making the trip. The Shelmaliers got off to a dream start when Tommy Barron made a long run and gave an accurate pass to Derek Walsh who fisted it into the back of the net in the first minute of the game. Graiguecullen got the next two points before Alan Griffith pointed after good work by Aidan Murphy and Cathal Gaule. Disaster struck close to half time for the Shels, when the home team pointed and then added a goal to leave a score line of 2-2 to 1-7 in favour of Graiguecullen.
The Shelmaliers worked hard in the second half and had additional points from Tommy Barron, Barry O Connor and two Derek Walsh free s. Graiguecullen however soon replied scoring three points and the Laois side had done enough in the first half to finish the match, victors on a scoreline of 2-6 to 2-10. Congratulations to the Juvenile hurlers who took on favourites Glynn /Barntown in the County final in Wexford Park, on bank holiday Monday and came away victorious by 2-13 to 1-9 after an outstanding display of skillful hurling. Congratulations to the four clubs in Hollymount who through their combined efforts have ensured that they are the first in Ireland to be awarded the Heartsafe GAA club certification from the Irish Heart Foundation. This is to recognize the tremendous work that the clubs have made in providing a defibrillator in Hollymount and having a team of trained personnel in the use of same and in CPR and ADE. . The clubs minor footballers had an easy 5-10 to 0-6 victory over Gorey in the county football championship quarter final play off which took place in the Shannon in Enniscorthy on Saturday last. St. Peters College recently won the Leinster Junior championship after a break of 36 years and the team was backboned by Shelmalier players. Wexford Park on October 24 was the venue and their opponents were Good Counsel, New Ross. St. Peters won out on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-10 after a thrilling final with four Shels men played their part in this momentous win. James Gordon captain and centre back, Feargal Hynes, wing forward, Aidan Cash wing back and Shane Griffith, wing back.Hard luck to Stephen Corrigan and Kevin O Leary who were injured for the final. Other Shels men on the panel were Brian (Turf) Murphy, who had a great outing in the semi final, Noel Mythen, Niall Murphy, Cian Lambe, and Conor Tobin.
Launch of Heartsafe Club
The Shelmalier Ladies Football Club, St Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie Club and the Shelmalier GAA club have been awarded the first SAFEHEART GAA Club in Ireland. 15 members have been trained in Heartsaver AED CPR and a further 12 in CPR. The Clubs have purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and it is in place in Hollymount. The clubs hope to have a trained person present at all training sessions and matches and hope that more volunteers will come forward for this important training and function. Anyone wishing to be trained should contact Liz Quill Chairperson of the AED Group to arrange training. The launch by The Irish Heart Foundation takes place in the new Hollymount Complex on Wednesday of next week November 14 at 7.30 p.m. There is an open invitation to everybody in the locality and surrounding communities, Sport Clubs, Schools and the general public to attend this launch. Looking forward to meeting you all at this historic launch.