Shels women on Loretto team

Well done to Shels representatives on the victorious Loretto team, Captain Sadbh McCarthy and Laragh Campbell.

Congratulations to Loretto S.S who captured the Leinster LGFA P.P.Schools Junior B title 2015/2016. Loretto S.S Wexford 3-13 Moat C.S Westmeath 1-05. Leinster Secretary Cathal Friel presented the cup to Captain Sadbh McCarthy (Shelmalier) and player of the match to Emily Coakley (St.Fintans) Emily scored total of 3-07 with 3-04 from play. Well done to all players and team management

Shels ladies on All Irl team

U16 All Ireland winners

Well done to Megan Scallan, Sadbh McCarthy, Siobhan Doolan & Sarah Harding Kenny along with selector Nikki Scallan on their recent ALL Ireland U16 Football title.

The Wexford team won Leinster C title by beating Louth 1-12 to 7 pts
They won all Ireland Semi-final 4-11 to 2-3 defeating Clare
Then they won  the final 4-7 to 4 pts defeating Leitrim.
Siobhan Doolan scoring a goal playing corner forward Sadbh McCarthy full back Sarah Harding Kenny centre back and Megan Scallan substitute

LFC U16 V Kilmore

On Thursday last, under the watchful eye of referee Barry Redmond, Shelmalier U16 girls took on Kilmore in their opening game of the season.

The Shels girls showed great determination from the start with some great movement across the pitch. It was not long before their first score came in the third minute form a well taken goal from the full forward Julia Halpin. This was followed swiftly with a point from Fiona Kinsella to see Shels lead the way after 5 minutes. Kilmore began to find their feet with their mid-field pairing working hard to put ball into their full forward line, however the Shels full back line of Mikaela Lannigan, Sadbh McCarthy and Jennifer Murphy was impenetrable and a some fine saves from Caitlin Carroll in goal helped in keeping Kilmore scoreless for the entire first half. Further scores from Sarah Harding Kenny, Chloe Mythen, Siobhan Doolan and Jess Harding saw Shels lead at half time by an impressive 2-07 to 0-00.

The second half opened once again with Shels getting the first score, a goal from centre forward Jess Harding. Unfortunately from here Shels were to have a slight dry spell in scoring allowing Kilmore to clock up a score of 2-02 without reply. Wing forward Fiona Kinsella began the scoring again with a fine point which was worked from the half back line through Deirdre Byrne. This was followed by another point from midfielder Siobhan Doolan and another goal from Chloe Mythen finished off the game leaving Shels undoubted winners on a scoreline of 4-09 to 2-02.

Shelmaliers: Caitlin Carroll, Mikaela Lannigan, Jennifer Murphy (subs. Molly Byrne), Deirdre Byrne, Larah Campbell, Megan Scallan, Sarah Harding Kenny 0-01, Siobhan Doolan 0-02, Fiona Kinsella 0-02 (subs. Fionnola Monaghan), Jessie Harding 1-01, Kelly Scallan, Chloe Mythen 2-01, Julia Halpin 1-02 (subs. Lauren Murphy), Jamie Devereux (subs. Eleanor Lacey)

LFC V Kilanerin

Division 2 took on Kilanerin (away) on Tuesday evening in their second league game of the season.

This game was a closely contested battle from start to finish on a beautiful evening for football. Kilanerin got the better start with a string of goals and points. However the Shels girls kept their composure and were able to go in at half time trailing only by 4points.
In the second half the  Shels ladies mounted a fantastic come back, showing great skill and determination. Through some fantastic movement Shels built on their scores and along with a well taken spot kick from Deirdre Fox we took the  lead  with 10 min to go.
From here the game was end to end when Kilanerin got a lucky goal from a high ball into the square. A few more points were exchanged by both sides however the final goal for Kilanerin helped them just over the line with a 2 point win, 4-09 to 3-10.
There were fine performances all over the field and the subs also played a big part. The determination and skills show by this bunch of girls was to be admired, the future certainly looks bright, they will be pushing the senior squad for places. Scorers on night D fox 1-02 A Traynor 1-02, N Doyle 1-00   G McCabe  0-02  L Murphy 0-01 L Corrigan 0-01  K McGuire 0-01

LFC V Crossabeg/Ballymurn

Shelmalier 4-13, Crossabeg/Ballymurn 1-08
Shelmalier & Crossabeg/Ballymurn ladies served up an entertaining hours football in their Div 1 league game in Ballymurn on Monday last.

Katie Redmond’s opening point was quickly cancelled out by points from Geraldine Doolan, Ceara O’Brien and a brace of from Leona Tector with Amanda Scallan replying for the Ballymurn girls. There was some excellent football served up by both teams with Deirdre Fox and Laura Corrigan pulling off some fine saves at either end. Shauna Murphy and Tector extended Shelmaliers lead before Redmond pointed from a free to leave the score 0-6 to 0-4.  The Shels response was swift with a Tector pointed free and Murphy was at the end of a sweeping Shels move to finish superbly and gave Corrigan no chance in the Crossabeg goal. She followed up quickly with another major a minute later to open up an eight point gap before Redmond replied with a brace of pouts to leave the half time score 2-6 to 0-6 in favour of Shelmaliers.

Kellie Kearney opened the second half scoring with 1-1 in the opening eight minutes before the Crossabeg/ Ballymurn girls hit a purple patch scoring 1-2 in the next three minutes courtesy of  Ailisha Cullen 1-1 and a Tara Moloney point to leave the score 3-7 to 1-8.  Shelmalier sensing that control of the game was slipping away from them with some powerful play from Siobhan Cummins, Elaine Barlow, Amanda Scallan, Lorraine O’Connor and Tara Moloney particularly prominent upped the tempo and replied with 1-5 courtesy of points from Shelly Doyle (2), Leona Tector (2), Shauna Murphy and a splendidly taken goal from Leanne Corrigan to leave the final score Shelmalier 4-13 Crossabeg/Ballymurn 1-08.

This game had everything, pace, excellent movement, good defensive play and missed chances by both sides.

Shels scorers: Shauna Murphy 2-2, Leona Tector 0-5, Kellie Kearney 1-1, Leanne Corrigan 1-0, Shelly Doyle 0-2, and 0-1 each from Geraldine Doolan, Ceara O’Brien and Ciara Corrigan.

Apart from the aforementioned Others to play well were Nikki Scallan, Maeve Quill, Eleanor and Ciara Neville, Catherine Doyle and Roisin Murphy.

Crossabeg/Ballymurn scorers were: Ailisha Cullen 1-1, Katie Redmond 0-4, Tara Moloney 0-2 and Amanda Scallan 0-1.

Others to the fore were Emma May, Kim Moloney, Elaine Shannon, Niamh Quirke, Aoife Shiel

LFC – U12’s commence

The U12 2015 playing season kicked off in tough windy conditions in Hollymount last Sunday against a strong St. Martins team.

The first game of the year is always a tough one but our girls did themselves proud but unfortunately came out at the wrong end of the result.
As the Martins could only field ten players, it was played with ten a side. We had a very good turn out for the day that was in it with seventeen girls togging out and playing at least two quarters each. The Martins played with the strong wind in the first two quarters in which they ran up the majority of their scoreline. Our backs did well to cope with this pressure with Keeva Campbell pulling off some fine saves in goal before coming outfield to put in some serious defence work where she was supported by her back line of Erin Byrne who captained the team for this match, flanked by Sinead Banville and Abi Gillen with Grace Harding Kenny also putting in a fine performance of defending. Our midfielders had a tough match with Caoimhe Parker, Mai Ling Tynan, Sophie Whelan, Nicole Gillen, Danielle O’Leary and Aoibhe Manley all doing a hard stint in midfield throughout the four quarters. Our forwards all fought hard throughout the game with Emma Flynn Doyle grabbing the two goals for Shels, with good support play from Aoife Hearne, Katie Feeney and Ciara McMahon, these were also helped with the additions of Ava Watters and Eimear Flanagan who were two of seven players to make their first U12 appearance. Leaving the final scoreline of 7-5 to 2-00 in favour of the Martins.

This was a promising first performance for this early stage in the year with a lot of positives and some things to continue to work on throughout the year. The next match is due to be in two weeks time away to Kilmore with the next U12 training on Thursday at 6pm outdoors weather permitting so please bring boots and runners without forgetting your gum shields!!