Shamrocks Hurling & Football Club

Indoor Academy

A reminder that the indoor Academy continues every Friday evening in the National Marine College Hall in Ringaskiddy (during the Winter months)

We had a good turn out last Friday night for FUN Football. FUN hurling this coming week

6pm to 8.30pm. Boys born 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 for the locality and beyond more than welcome to attend the great fun and make new friends in a safe and enjoyable enviornment. All our dedicated coaches and admin staff are coached up to the required levels of best pracice.

We alternate between hurling and football every week. Helmets are available for those who dont have them yet. Indoor hurleys are provided.

Contact Coaching Officer Pa Andrews 0861914926 for any more info.

Below are some photos from January 27th.

Academy Jan 27th

Academy Jan 27t U9s with Colm

 

Lotto Result 16.1.23

Lotto Result 16/01/23

Lotto Result 16.1.23

JERH. COVENEY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE SHAMROCK HURLING & FOOTBALL CLUB

At the recent AGM the members present unanimously elected Jerh Coveney to be the
Club’s next President, an honour richly due and deserved. He has done his Club great
service over a lifetime.

VACANCY
With the death of Michael Brennan last year the vacancy was created and it was pleasing to have
such a wonderful candidate such as Jerh to come on board and accept this old and honourable
position in the Club.

LEDGENDARY FIGURE
Jerh. was a very keen and competitive hurler and earned himself the reputation as a prolific
goalscoring forward whether he was playing locally or in The Cork Athletic Grounds. In 1960 he was
coaxed into training the Under 14 Hurling Team. He had a wonderful and unique talent of being able
to get the best out of players. His team reached the final for the first time ever and lost to St.
Patrick’s of Upton. In 1962 he made the historic breakthrough and captured our first ever South-
East trophy. He went on to make it an historic five in a row, winning County Titles in 1963 and 1964.
More successes followed over the years at Under 16 and Minor grades. Some of his proteges went
on the win Munster and All Ireland Colleges titles along with All Ireland Medals in the Cork jersey.

FIRST MEDAL
In 1949 the South-East Board inaugurated the Under 16 Hurling Championship. Shamrocks were
the first winners and Jerh was a team member. He is now the only surviving member of that team.
Last year his old friends Michael Brennan and Donal Brady went to their rewards. In 1959 he won a
Junior medal, having endured some disappointing final results in previous years. He has been
recognised and honoured by the Club on different anniversaries over the years. His name and fame
is indelible in the Clubs proud history.

GOING FORWARD
This ledgendary octogenarian will surely provide us all with new motivation and zeal with a return to
winning ways and renewing the glories of yesteryears.

Seán Ó Tuama

Robert Andrews RIP.
The funeral of Robert Andrews took place on Friday last at Rocky Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.
The mourners were led by his brother Don along with other relatives, work colleagues and Officers and Members of the Shamrock Club. Some very touching parting tributes were rendered as he completed his final journey through the village of his ancestors.
His casket, draped in the Shamrock colours made its journey passing the ancestral homes of his mother Lydia Johnson and father George Andrews.   In a final parting gesture, water from the ancient well near the old Ringaskiddy School, Tobar Lice, was sprinkled on his casket.
His spirit is free now just like the seagulls drifting and gliding o’er the Harbour, Loughbeg. Loughmor and dear old Gobby Strand.
Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a Anam dilis.
Seán Ó Tuama

MARTIN PROUT – A MAN OF MANY GOOD DEEDS

The Village of Ringaskiddy and surrounding areas were trust into shock and deep sorrow when the news of Martin Prout’s untimely passing was announced. His loss is uncalculable.

A MAN OF MANY GOOD DEEDS
There was standing room only in the Church when Fr. Sean O’Sullivan presided at the Requiem Mass
for Martin. In his homily he alluded to the wonderful kindness and generosity that was the trade
mark of this decent Christian gentleman. So much of his life was in giving and doing good for others
with unfailing regularity. If you wanted help or something done, then Martin was the one to call. He
did not have the word “no” in his vocabulary. He treasured his family and grandchildren who all
relished their next visit to Grandad. He surely enriched the lives of so many people.

SHAMROCKS
Martin was a long serving active member of the Club where he held many posts. He made huge
contributions at under age level and was associated with many successful teams. He was for many
years Vice-Chairman of the Club and played a significant role when the Club celebrated its centenary
year in 1998. The workload was enormous but Martin was always equal to any challenge. He saw
his own sons Peter and Michael come through the ranks to play at all levels including Carrigdhoun
and Cork. His wonderful daughter Deirdre was a very keen camogie and Ladies Footballer. Martin
was always very proud of them. He got his reward in giving and always endeavouring to make
things better for someone else. As his remains were carried from the Church draped in the
Shamrock colours, a guard of honour draw from young and old members stood in silence and in grief
bidding their final farewell. He was surely journeying to join his late beloved Helen in a better place.

TRIBUTES
Countless tributes poured in from many quarters as so many people and organisations tendered
their sympathies in this time of great sorrow. Former work colleagues, The National Schools of
Monkstown and Shanbally, the Local Community, the GAA and the Parish Council along with so
many others were lamenting his great loss. We were all privileged to know and befriend this noble
and man of good deeds.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Peter, Deirdre, Michael, his Grandchildren, brothers, sisters
and many other relatives and friends.  May his reward be great.

Seán Ó Tuama

A very successful Poc Fada took place recently, thanks to all our organisers and participants

Pictured below are some of the winners

 

The death has occurred of Robert Andrews late of Carrigaline.

Robert was born in England and his parents were George Andrews of Ringaskiddy and Lydia Johnson of Coolmore Lodges.
They were two old Shamrock families steeped in our traditions and gave great support and service to the Club in its early years. Lydia’s father used to make and repair hurleys for the Club.  Lydia’s brothers Dick and Andy played Senior Hurling for Shamrocks before they immigrated to England. In 1925 Andy, along with the great Leo Brady, won All Ireland Junior Hurling medals with Cork.
Robert’s father George, a member of the famous Andrews family of Ringaskiddy, played Junior and Senior Football with Cork.  He played in the Munster Senior Football Final of 1935 against Tipperary. A member of that Cork Team was Sean Ó Siochan from Kilnamartyra, who went on to be Director General of the GAA in Croke Park.

Robert was very proud of his rich Irish and local tradition.

The Club extends deepest sympathy to his relatives and friends.
Ar dheis De go raibh a Anam dilis.
Christmas Draw 2022
Christmas Draw 2022

Draw held in the Shamrock Bar, Fri December 16th

1st – Ber Shanahan – Hamper
2nd – Paddy O’Mahony – Hamper
3rd – Anthony Ronayne – Hamper
4th – B. Gray c/o Noel Murphy – Hamper
5th – David Jennings, Coolmore
6th – Michael Barry
7th – Archie Tuohy, Ringaskiddy.
8th – Pat Murphy
9th – Clive c/o Shamrock Bar
10th – Sean Kidney
Mary Hegarty
Ellen Mallon
Noreen Keane, Liscarroll.
Derek Costelloe
Tadgh Forde
Jackie Keane
Holly O’Leary
Killian Murphy c/o Noel Murphy
Owen c/o Darragh O’Sullivan
Martin Crowley c/o Pat Cusack
Karen Jordan
Cormac Quirke c/o Pat Cusack
Samantha Lynam
James Lynam
Tadgh Forde
Mary Collins
Kathleen Andrews
Sandra Shanahan
Ger Dunne

Final Prize – Edward McSweeney c/o L. Aherne

The Club wishes to thank all the people who supported this Draw and contributed to its success. The Club is most grateful to all the Ticket Sellers who have performed magnificently. A special thanks to all the generous sponsors of our prizes.

WISHING ALL OUR MEMBERS, PLAYERS, LOYAL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR.