14 Jul, 2022
Shamrocks Hurling & Football Club
Shamrocks 2-17, Ahan Gaels 1-10
Shamrocks then scored four points without reply to leave them leading at half time Ona score line 0-10 to 0-07.
With the strong breeze at Shamrocks backs in the second half, their long range points put some daylight between the two teams. After a great flowing move and some great passages of play resulted in Shamrocks getting the crucial opening goal that gave them some comfort entering the closing stages.
Ahane Gaels to their credit kept the scoreboard ticking over with some fine points and when they found the net with five minutes to go it was back to a six point game. Some more fine points by the home team and a second goal in injury time left the final score 2-17 to 1-10 in our favour. Once again great credit must go to the players who togged out and those who were on holidays or injured who have stuck together all year even when we found it difficult at times.
Ó Murchús 4-12, St Vincents 2-8
Well done to the Minor Hurlers of Diarmuid Ó Murchús who had a great win in the championship over St Vincents in Shanbally on Friday evening
Inniscarra 5-10, Ó Murchús 1-1
An excellent Innisarra team proved too strong in the championship.
Ballinora 5-8, Ó Murchús 0-6
Ó Murchús were then beaten by Ballinora in the MFC a few days later on a scoreline of 5-8 to 0-6
Great performance from the Ó Murchús footballers to grab a draw away to Grenagh, well done to all players and coaches
Ahan Gaels V Shamrocks
Whitechurch 13-10, Shamrocks 10-6
Ó Murchús 1-12, Tracton 1-12
A very excting and entertaining game that deservedly ended in aa draw on Fridy night last.
Shamrocks 1-20, Cloughduv 1-8
Our U15 hurlers travelled to Cloughduv to play the home team in the first round of the u15 hurling championship on what turned out to be a great evening for hurling. We started on the front foot and soon had some fine points on the board both from frees and open play. The home team responded and they answered our early dominance with some fine points of their own. Our backs led by example and turned over a lot of ball. Our midfield pairing then took control of the game and some more fine points from our half forwards had us leading approaching half time. A goal just before the short whistle had us leading on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-04.
We started the second half with some more fine points from play and when Cloughduv started to take control our backs again led by example. Some excellent saves from Shane O’Flynn in our goal meant that we were comfortable winners at the end of an excellent performance on a final score of 1-20 to 1-08.
JAFC Shamrocks 5-14 : Belgooly 0-05
Our Junior team secured a successful start to the initial Football Championship Round Robin series with a convincing fast and free flowing display over Belgooly in Carrigaline on Friday evening. The team took control of the game from the throw-in and were on the scoreboard early with some fine point scoring from Roy Twomey in the corner and Dylan O’Flaherty operating at centre forward. An excellent high ball fielding performance throughout the game by Championship debutant corner back Fionn Herlihy and tight man-marking by full back Dave Barry kept the Belgooly forward line scoreless for the greater part of the first half. Mark Jordan and Sean Kidney also dominated and controlled much of the centre field activity supplying good quality ball to the forward line. Kick out accuracy by goalie Fergus O’Neill resulted in significant ball winning capability in the middle third of the field. With three goals in the first half from Roy, Dylan and Sean Andrews , Shamrock’s laid down the foundation for what was to be a strong solid second half performance. The score at the short whistle was 3-06 to 0-01. As expected, Belgooly put in a strong effort early in the second half but the Shamrockmen stood firm and held their lines well. Further goals from Roy, finishing top scorer with 3-03, Dylan with 1-04 and points from wandering centre back Mark Hitchmough, Cillian Hayes & Harry Andrews on the half forward line, Cannice Caffrey twice & veteran stalwart Senán Collins put the game well beyond Belgooly’s reach. The final scorelline of 5-14 to 0-05 illustrates the superiority of this well defined Team performance. Credit must go to the management by Dave O’Neill, John Twomey (Ring) and coach Andrew O’Brien in turning out a fit and skillful panel of 22 players on the night. The next Football Championship outing will be against Valley Rovers on Aug 14th. where a result would almost guarantee progress to the latter stages of the competition. Our hurlers are next to enter the Championship fray v Carrigaline on August 7th.
Team : Fergus O’Neill, Gary Ronayne, Dave Barry, Fionn Herlihy, Jason Brown, Mark Hitchmough, Sean Andrews, Sean Kidney, Mark Jordan, Cillian Hayes, Dylan O’Flaherty, Harry Andrews, Canice Caffrey, Senán Collins and Roy Twomey. Subs : Cathal Kidney, Barry Mulqueen, Derry Howard, Andrew O’Brien, James Lynam, Coby O’Grady and Shane Kelleher.