U6s and U8s Hurling Blitz.

Our U6s and U8s have a Hurling blitz tomorrow morning(Sunday) in Hollymount starting at 10.15am

The visiting teams are Oulart, Glynn/Barntown and St. Martins. Please come along to support our stars of the future. Refreshments will be served in the complex after the blitz. Best of luck to the Shels senior hurlers in their ¼ final against St. Martins. Lets see as many of our young boys as possible in Wexford Park supporting the lads, wearing their Shels colours for all to see.

Minors overcome by St. Matins

Shelmalier minor hurlers travelled to Piercestown on Sunday last to take on the local St. Martins in the second round of this year’s championship and were beaten by 1-18 to 3-5.

The Shelmalier team were short of a large number of regulars due to a school trip and sought a postponement of the match, however, St Martin’s were unwilling to facilitate a postponement of the game. The young Shels team fielding seven juvenile players showed tremendous drive and determination from the start and powered to an early 1-2 lead with Simon Donohoe pointing two 65’ frees and Daniel Murphy firing in a great goal from close range. The Shelmaliers continued to pile on the pressure with the full forward line of Michael Feeney, Daniel Murphy and John Forde were ably assisted with their half forward line of Kevin O Connor, Sean Byrne and Evan Deveraux and this resulted in a great team goal fired to the net by John Forde to put the score at 2-2 to 0-2 in favour of the visitors. The older and physically stronger St Martin’s side began to assert themselves on the game as it moved into the second quarter, but with Eoin O Leary and Glen Malone hurling well at midfield and the half line of Joe Redmond, Simon Donohoe and Aaron Murphy succeeded in stopping many St Martin’s attacks. Further two points from Simon Donohoe and Evan Deveraux extended the Shels lead by 2-4 to 0-2, before St Martin’s had three unanswered point to leave the half time score at 2-4 to 0-5.
St Martin’s took the early initiative in the second half with the Shels full back line Eoghan Fitzgerald, Simon Donohoe and Gavin Potter showing great resolve however, St Martin’s had nine unanswered points in the third quarter, before Simon Donohoe stepped up to take a 21 yard free in front of the goal and he fired it to the back on the St Martin’s net. This showed the great determination of the Shels boys and the next 10 minutes the black and amber boys showed great skill and determination with Kevin O Connor getting the last score for his team. On the final whistle the Shels boys were applauded off the field for their great effort against all the odds.
Team Aaron Ryan, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Neal Rossiter, Gavin Potter, Joe Redmond, Simon Donohoe, Aaron Murphy, Eoin O Leary, Glen Malone, Sean Byrne, Kevin O Connor, Evan Deveraux, Michael Feeney, Daniel Murphy and John Forde. Sub Brian Kehoe.

Juniors draw with Gusserane to progress

Our junior hurling team drew 2-12 each with Gusserane last night to qualify second in the group for the qtr finals.

Shels playing with the wind in the first half had amassed an 8 point lead at the break. However Gusserane moved up a gear in the second half and came back at Shels strong. When Gusserane were awarded a penalty in the closing stages of the game, Shels were overjoyed when Colin Kehoe saved the shot off the line. 2 Goals from his brother Des Kehoe and points from John Redmond, Ibar Murphy (0-8, 4F), Chris Gordon, Colin Kehoe and Willie O’Shaughnessy all contributed to mean Shels qualify and will now probably face Ferns 2nd Team in approx 2 weeks. Overall strong team performance, with Darren Malone, Colin Kehoe and Ronan Kavanagh lead by example.

Team: Decky Murphy, Stephen Whelan,John Kelly, Feargal Hynes, Seamie Harding, Colin Kehoe (0-1F), Darren Malone, Cathal Gaule, John Redmond (0-1), Willie O’Shaughnessy (0-1) Ronan Kavanagh, Chris Gordon (0-1), Ibar Murphy (0-8, 4F), Des Kehoe (2-0), Mick Kelly. Subs used. Johnny Campbell & Conor Tobin.

U14 Hurlers defeated by Harriers

jdU 14 hurlers  V Faythe Harriers. Pictured: Jody Donohoe keeps a close eye on the sliothar. More pics in photos-2011- hurling.

The match started at a frantic pace with both teams evenly matched in the first quarter. Star of the show for the Shels boys at this stage was Stephen Rossiter who was giving the Harriers full back plenty to think about. The scores were level at Shels 0.04 Harriers 1.01 after 15 mins. Two opportunist goals from the Harriers gave them a cushion at half time of five points with Shels only reply a point from Jody Donohoe. The second half was only two minutes old when the home team struck for another goal but this was quickly followed by points from Nathan Murphy and Stephen Rossiter for the Shels boys. Two quick fire goals from Dan Campbell and Nathan Murphy brought our lads back into the game but it wasn’t enough as the Harriers ran out winners on a scoreline of Harriers 5.02 Shels 2.06. Best on the night for the over the water boys were Aaron O Neill, Craig Parker, Joe Redmond, Nathan Murphy, Stephen Rossiter and Kyle Roche.

Cloughbawn overcome Shels

The Shelmalier senior hurling team took on Cloughbawn in the second round of this year’s championship in Enniscorthy on Friday night last.

Having overcome Ferns in the first round expectations were high and a large number of Shelmalier supporters attending the match. However, Cloughbawn had other ideas and they were quickly off the mark with two points after 2 minutes, with the Shels replying with points from Benny Barron and Brian Doyle.  Cloughbawn then had a golden period scoring 1-6 in the next fifteen minutes whilst a lone Joe Kelly point the only Shels score. The Shelmalier half forward line of inter county stars Stephen Banville, Brian Malone and Brian Doyle wasted a number of scoring opportunities as the first half progressed. Cloughbawn pressed their superiority and the Shelmaliers full back line of Brian Tobin, Aidan Murphy and Aidan Cash and half back line of Alan Griffith, Conor Walsh and Benny Barron came under sever pressure. The Shelmaliers response in the first half was from Joe Kelly 2(F) and Conor Walsh. The Shelmaliers were unlucky when a Joe Kelly goal was disallowed as it was judged as a square ball. Half time score 2-9 to 0-6. A sharp Shels response was expected in the second half; however Cloughbawn with the assistance of a stiff breeze continued to penetrate the Shels defence on a number of occasions resulting in 1-1 in the opening minutes. The Shels full forward line of Joe Kelly, Chris McGrath and Stephen Corrigan had a number of goal scoring chances early in the second half with a number hitting the side netting. The introduction of Clive Lawlor and Shane Griffith in the 45th minute, saw immediate results with Shane being taken down in the box, however, Joe Kelly failed to convert the resulting penalty. Shelmaliers second half scorers were Joe Kelly (2 F), James Gordon and Stephen Banville (0-1) and Brian Malone (1-0). The final score was Shelmaliers 1-10 Cloughbawn 4.11.

Team: Brian Murphy, Aidan Cash, Aidan Murphy, Brian Tobin, Alan Griffith, Conor Walsh (0-1), Benny Barron (0-1), Ciaran O’Shaughnessy, James Gordon (0-1), Brian Doyle (0-1), Brian Malone (1-0), Stephen Banville (0-1), Chris McGrath, Joe Kelly (0-5, 4F), Stephen Corrigan. Subs introduced: Clive Lawler and Shane Griffith.

Minors through to Co. Final

Our minor hurlers accounted for the Rapparee’s this evening in Hollymount on a scoreline 5-11 to 1-8 and will now face Rathnure in the Co. final.

Our minor hurlers dispatched a strong Rapparee side in Hollymount last night with an emphatic 5-11 to 1-8 victory. When the two sides met in the qualifiers Rapparee’s came out on top, however several Shels players were unavailable for that encounter.
On this occasion the sides were more evenly matched with Glen Murphy and Feargal Hynes opening Shels account. However a loose ball to the opposition found its way to the back of the net and the game was on in earnest. Shels got a fortuitous goal back within minutes when James Gordon took a 65’ which dropped short.  The Rapparee’s goalkeeper did well to bat down the initial shot, just to see the sliothar drop just over the line. James Gordon, Brian Murphy, Glen Murphy and Feargal Hynes (2F) all got on the scoreboard in this tight first half to have Shels come from 3 points down, to make the half time score 1-6 each. Indeed the Rapparees full forward line proving to be the strongest we had encountered the entire campaign, keeping our full back line on their toes.
Shels came out all guns blazing in the second half; Stephen Corrigan was to the fore and was making several brilliant runs, indeed the entire half forward line was in fantastic form. Feargal Hynes was winning almost everything in midfield and was moving the ball well. His free taking was also on target. The defence were doing their job well and they were not yielding much ground to the Enniscorthy outfit. Neil Rossiter, having a particularly strong game. Craig McCabe was outstanding again in goal and stopped two bullets which could have had a huge impact on the game had they been scored. Indeed the Shels held the Rapps to just two scores the entire second half, one free and one 65’ whilst they drove home scoring 4-4. Well done to all concerned. We now look forward to meeting Rathnure in the Co. final who won the other semi final, beating Oulart/The Ballagh by a goal. Let’s hope we can go one step further this year and bring the title home to Hollymount.
Team: Craig McCabe, Shane Griffith, Conor Tobin, Paraic O’Leary, Neil Rossiter, Aidan Cash, Niall Murphy, James Gordon, Feargal Hynes, Glen Murphy, Stephen Corrigan, Shane Birney, Niall Tobin, Brian Murphy, Johnny Campbell. Subs introduced, James Cash & Cian Lambe. Panellists: Simon Donohoe, Sean Byrne, Simon Murphy, Jack Murphy, Eoin O’Leary.
Manager: Austin Hearne, selectors, Paddy Campbell, Paddy Harding. Physio: Donal O’ Connor.

Great turnout at underage presentation.

Underage Presentation:
There was a large attendance at the annual presentation night for the underage sections.

Underage Presentation:
There was a large attendance at the annual presentation night for the underage sections of the three local GAA clubs which took place in Hotel Curracloe on Friday night last, 20th December. Guests of honour and making the various presentations to the successful teams were Dublin star footballer Jason Sherlock, Wexford hurling legends Larry Murphy and George O Connor and local and national stars Kate Kelly and Leona Tector from the world of camogie and ladies football. All the speakers praised the clubs on their great success in 2006 and highlighted the importance of Gaelic games in the personal development of all young people of the parish. They emphasized the need to involve as many young people as possible in the organization and the critical role played by the local national schools in ensuring this involvement. They wished the clubs continued success in 2007.

Shelmalier Dinner Dance:
In order to promote the social side of the three clubs, Shelmalier GAA Club, Shelmalier Ladies Football Club and Shelmalier/St. Ibars Camogie Club have come together for the Shelmalier Dinner Dance in the Riverbank Hotel on Saturday 27th January next. The night is to emphasise the social aspect of the clubs involved, by having the people of the parish, whether players, members, parents or people who have no involvement with the clubs, to come together for an enjoyable and social night out without the usual speeches and presentations. Tickets costing €30 will be available from the various clubs next week and a fantastic door prize will be on offer on the night of a weekend for two in romantic Paris. Music for the night will be provided by Theresa and the Stars.

Shelmalier AGM;
The AGM of the adult section of the club took place in Hotel Curracloe on Sunday week last 3rd November. The officers of the club reported a satisfactory year with the Senior hurlers getting to the quarter final of the championship and the Intermediate footballers unluckily going out to a late goal to St. Martins in the county semi final. Major strides have been made on the development in Hollymount with the construction of a new complex to begin in the New Year and further development to follow as funds become available. The people of the parish were thanked for their great generosity in supporting this development and their continued support will be required to complete the project. Officers elected on the day were, President Fr Walter Forde, Patron Fr. Donal Berney, Chairman Noel Ryan, Vice Chairman John Byrne, Secretary Peggy Kelly, Assistant Secretary Paul Tobin, Treasurer Anne McGrath, Assistant Treasurer Denis Kelly, PRO Seamus O Leary, Registrar James Horan, Irish Officer Paul Tobin, County Board Rep. Seamus O Leary and Purchasing Officer John Wall. Committee members Simon Donohoe, Charles Kavanagh, Colm Flanagan, Aidan O Leary, Oliver McGrath, Seamie Harding and Sean Kelly.

 Development Draw results:
The clubs monthly draw confined to the supporters of the Project 2010 development at Hollymount were drawn at the recent AGM. The winners for the months of November and December were as follows, with an additional prize of €3000 for December.
 November 2006
1 Elaine Hearne €2000
2 John Rath  €1000
3 Mr and Mrs P Coole  €250
4 Teresa Roche Murphy  €250
5 Eddie Veale  €250
6 Ned Hearne  €250
December 2006
1 Niamh and Joseph Redmond  €3000
2 Edward and Mary Nolan  €2000
3 Gordon Griffith  €1000
4 The Neville Family  €500
5 Richard Doyle  €250
6 Dermot Ennis  €250.