U21 Co. Champions

The Shelmalier under 21 footballers claimed the county premier under 21 football title after a hard fought contest against near neighbours Crossabeg/Ballymurn.

This was a great contest of football with very little space provided by both teams as they both challenged for every ball and made scoring very difficult. Crossabeg started the brighter as the Shelmaliers were slow to get into the game. Three frees from Glen Murphy put Crossabeg into an early lead before the Shelmaliers had their first score from Arnie Murphy. A well taken free from Craig Parker saw his side trail by a single point at half time. The second half began with the Shelmaliers showing far more determination and they began to dictate the play with the equalising point coming from Conor Hearne. Colin Cleary put the Shelmaliers into the lead for the first time in the 10th minute with further points from Tony Smith and Simon Donohoe (2) saw the Shelmaliers win on a final score line of Shelmaliers 0-8 Crossabeg/Ballymurn 0-4. Captain Aodhan Foley accepted the cup from Andrew Egan from sponsors Greenstar.