Football Feile

We have to say to the boys today what an effort, the heart, desire, skill and drive could not be faulted in any shape or form. The boys are a credit to themselves their families and the Shelmalier GAA club. It’s always disappointing to lose but we have now to focus on the hurling final and bring the hurt of today and get over the line. The final will be in the centre of excellence next Sunday with the time to be confirmed. Thanks to the boys we are getting some spin out of them and remember the memories will last a lifetime, as will the friendships. Shels abu.

Beaten in Feile semi final by a point Ballinastragh Gaels 0.10 to Shelmaliers 2.03.

Feile Peil starts Fri 26th June

After months of planning & preparation Feile Peil starts on Friday aft next when the Shelmaliers welcome a total of six other teams to Hollymount in both boys & girls football competition.

The action kicks off on Friday afternoon at 4pm when the first round of matches take place and these matches will continue to roughly 6-30pm. The action continues on Saturday morning between 11pm and 12 noon with the next rounds taking place at other venues in the county. It’s a great honour for the Shelmalier club and everybody in the parish that we are asked to host the first round of the Feile competition in occasion. The under 14 hurlers travelled to Offaly on Saturday last to take part in the National Feile hurling blitz and the boys had some great Hollymount. The Shelmalier GAA Club would like to invite you and your family members to visits us on both Friday and Saturday and witness the excitement of this National competition. The club would like to thank the many members, parents and supporters who have worked so hard over the last few months to prepare our club for this great battles

Feile Peil 2015

Preparations are at an advanced stage in the club in the hosting the Feile Peil competition in Hollymount on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June.

The Shelmalier club will be hosting Emo from Laois for the duration of the competition. In order to defer some of the costs of the event a Table Quiz will be hosted by Shelmalier Coiste N’Og and Shelmaliers ladies football club on June 19th in Freddie’s Bar, Screen. The quiz starts at 8.30 PM and your quiz master will be Gerry Forde of South East Radio fame. Table of 4 only €20. Support would be much appreciated.

Football Feile Report

The annual Feile football competition took place on Sunday in Hollymount where the Shels were joined by Gorey, Starlights and Ballinstraw Gaels for the group stages.

It was a tough assignment for the home team in the top division and though they made a good start against Gorey in the first match they were well beaten in the end. Jack Waters and Mark Doyle performed well at the back while at the other end the full forward line of Jason Murphy, Nathan O’Rourke and Darragh Howlin tried hard but were starved of possession for long periods. The team was captained by Tom Keavney. Next up were Starlights and despite the best efforts of Davy Harte, Ciaran O’Neill and Thomas O’Connor they proved too strong for this young Shelmalier team who were boosted by the performances of Aodhan Byrne, Adam O’Leary and Conor Roche from the u12’s and also Paul Hearne who scored a point and Tiernan Malone who scored a goal. The team was captained by Tomas Scallan. Our final group game was against Ballinstraw Gaels but once again they proved too strong for us but we had good displays from Hugh Peter Manley who was forced off at the very end through injury and Adam Kelly who performed very well in his first outing for the Shels. Jack Waters was captain for this match and returned to the goal having performed brilliantly at midfield and full back for the first 2 matches. Overall, the Shelmaliers put in a very brave performance in very difficult circumstances and ideally would have been better suited to Division 2 of the competition this year. However they did continue the fine Shelmalier tradition of giving it all for the Feile. The 2 semi finals took place later in the day also in Hollymount where Gorey accounted for St. Martins and Ballinstraw beat Glynn-Barntown after extra time to reach the final which will be played later this week. The action continues next Sunday with the Feile hurling – details of which will be published later in the week. Well done again to all the lads involved and their mentors.