Shamrocks Hurling & Football Club

U16s at first training under the new lights

U16 Training under new Tripod Lights Feb 2024

U16 Training under new Tripod Lights Feb 2024

Shamrocks recently purchased a new set of floodlights for ALL teams in the club – adult, juvenile and Ladies Shamrocks Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Jimmy, Denis and John (local businesses), we were in a position to get these set up for the dark winter/early spring months to enable our teams to prepare for the season ahead.

They consist of 8 portable Rite Light floodlights which are battery powered.

The first session using the new lights was a football session with the U16s on Wednesday night (pictured below) and everyone seemed to enjoy the session with no compaintes regarding the level of visibility.

We hope that our players get the maximum out of them going forward. Na Seamróga abú

U16 Training under new Tripod Lights Feb 2024

U16 Training under new Tripod Lights Feb 2024

U16s at first training under the new lights

Club Crest

The club are seeking a volunteer(s) to serve as Secretary of Shamrocks GAA adult Club.

Competitions are due to commence early March.

This matter is now urgent.

Please contact the club Chairperson John Twomey (Socket) on 0876547331 if interested

Warmup Workshop Mar 6th 2024

Warmup Workshop Mar 6th 2024

Warmup Workshop Mar 6th 2024

The club will run a Coaching Workshop for all coaches in the club on March 6th.

The free course is organised by our coachng officer Pa and furthers our committment to put the best practice in place for our coaches and players at all levels. The event is open to all coaches and interested members in the club both juvenile, adult and ladies Football.

The focus will be on “Train the Way you play incorporating Warmups”

The workshop will take place in Ringaskiddy Community Centre. Further details below

Warmup Workshop Mar 6th 2024

 

 

For 2024, the underage have new Membership Form which MUST be completed by March 31st this year, no exceptions. Otherwise, your child will not be covered by insurance and will be ineligible to play or train with the club.

Attahced below is a link to a downloadable and printable PDF of the three forms. Just click on each to open –

UNDERAGE MEMBERSHIP FORM 1

UNDERAGE MEMBERSHIP FORM 2

UNDERAGE MEMBERSHIP FORM 3

 

View from above of hour 1

Therese coaching the 10s

The boys #FUN ACADEMY made a return on Friday night with football. We will continue every Friday night indoors up until March 22nd.

A great turnout. Thanks to all the parents for negotiating the new registration system on Foirean which is now the way to go for all GAA registrations. Thanks to Dee for her huge efforts in helping set this up.

Thanks to our dedicated coaches, to some of our new U6s with John, to Dee and Hannah and to the parents for the usual support.

E also had a visit from our local GDC Mick Daly who is the full time coach in the region for clubs and schools. Great to see Mick take time out (and visit hhis old haunt the NMCI 🙂

Hurling next week.

Some photos below from the action.

 

View from above of hour 1

U9s and 10s

Juvenile Officers 2024

The Underage AGM took place on Thursday February 8th  in the Grace McCarthy Rooms, Clubhouse in Shanbally.

This was the biggest attendance in years and a wide range of topics were discussed. Outgoing officers Lisa, Pa and Peter presented their Chairpersons, Secretaries and Treasurer reports respectively.

A full discussion on all aspects of the club took place with at all times the contributions being well met. The vibe from the meeting was wholly positive and everyone cannot wait to get started. All teams managements are set and we’re ready to go.

Thanks to all who contributed in 2023 and well done to the new incoming officers for 2024, who are listed below. Best of luck to them all. Games and fixtures will be out soon.

Juvenile Officers 2024

Ó Murchús U17 Footballers v Na Piarsaigh 18.09.23

Valley Rovers (B) 7-14, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-7

Hard luck to the Diarmuid Ó Murchús U21 B footballers who were beaten by Valley Rovers (B) on Monday morning in Camden in the championship, losing out eventually on a scoreline of Valley Rovers 7-14 , Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-7

Santa visits U8 and U9s at the Academy Dec 2nd 2023
The indoor Academy returns on Friday January 9th and continues every Friday in the NCMI Ringaskiddy at the usual times, 6pm to 8.30pm. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back as we head into 2024. We had originally planned to return on February 2nd nut circumstances have dictated a slight change of plan.

On Friday, we welcomed back our Schools Coach Anthony Shannon as he took the boys and girls from both Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour National School and Shanbally NS, also in the NMCI. Anthony will work with the schools every three Fridays out of four each month.

Anthony Shannon Coaching on Oct 12th 2023