Monthly Archives: November 2011

Club AGM – 28/11/11

The club held its Annual General Meeting on Monday night last in the Grace McCarthy Rooms in the Clubhouse. There was a decent sized crowd present.


The meeting started with a prayer and a minutes silence for our clubmate and friend Kieran Hegarty who went to his eternal reward earlier in the year doing what he loved best – playing and training for Shamrocks. This was followed by the excellent and comprehensive reports of the outgoing Rúnaí and Cisteoir – Finbarr O’ Flaherty and John Twomey (Shanbally) respectively.


Liam Shanahan in his last Chairpersons address reviewed his three years in charge and outlined all the projects the club had invested in in that time. He finished by thanking everyone for their cooperation and help.


The election of officers for the 2012 Executive resulted in the following –

Chairperson – Pat McCarthy

Vice Chairperson – Kieran Lynam

Secretary – Finbarr O’Flaherty

Treasurer – John Towmey (Shanbally)

PRO and School Liason Officer – Patrick Andrews (jnr)

Assistant PRO – Liam Shanahan

Registrar – Tony O’Sullivan

Cork GAA Clubs Draw Coordinator and Insurance Officer – Lorcan Aherne

SE Board Delegate – Dave O’Flaherty

Co. Board Delegate – Patrick Andrews (hurling)

Players Representative – Dave O’Neill

Drugs and Alcohol Officer – to be filled

Oifeagach Gaeilge agus Cultúrtha – Pádraig Mag Aindriú

Helen Prout was also elected as a Vice President. We wish the new committee well for the coming year.


There followed a discussion on playing matters, both a review and looking forward. Pat McCarthy has agreed to stay on as Junior Football Manager. The club have decided to enter a Junior B Football team next year and Peter Prout, Patrick Andrews and Stephen Jordan will look after them.


There was no appointement made to hurling teams. Pat McCarthy as Chairman stressed to the meeting the importance of getting current Junior players to take care of both Under 21 teams in 2012 and he said he was hopeful that players would come forward over the next 2 months or so and make themselves available for this important task.


There was a good honest debate about the state of hurling in the club before John Twomey (Shanbally) distributed some of the Christmas Draw tickets, which are now available.


To finish, Pat McCarthy thanked everyone for their contribution and wished everyone well for the year ahead.

St Nicks U21 Football Tournament – 27/11

St Nicks 4-9, Shamrocks 3-7

The Shamrock Under 21 Football Team, captained by Canice Caffrey, put up a commendable performance against St. Nicks in The Glen Field on Sunday afternoon last November 27th.  This Tournament, organised by the host Club St. Nicks, provides four valuable games in the closed season.
Played in ideal conditions, there was a high level of sportsmanship prevailing all round. St. Nicks were to the fore 1-1 to 0-0 after fifteen minutes.  Shamrocks went up a gear and when the halftime whistle came the sides were level 2-3 each, James Raleigh and Joey Brady amung the goalscorers.
In the second period Shamrocks were in front on three occasions and scores came aplenty from both sides.  A stronger finish by the host Club saw them come out on top eventually 4-9 to 3-7. The team on duty gave a very committed performance and Team Manager Pat McCarthy expressed his satisfaction afterwards.
In goal Jack Wilson puled off some superb saves.  Also catching the eye on different occasions were Conor Walters, Sean O’Brien, Cathal Kidney, Brian Cusack, Tony O’Mahony and Jamie O’Driscoll.
Team;  J. Wilson, A. Hickey, S. Hurley, C. Walters, J. Tuohy, C. Kidney, S.O’Brien, A. McCarthy, C. Caffrey, B. Cusack, T. O’Mahony, S. Horgan, R. Twomey, J. Brady, J. Raleigh.  Halftime substitutes – S. Downey and J. O’Driscoll.
Details of the next game in the tournament will be announced shortly.

The Shamrock Bar new sponsors of

The Club are delighted to announce that The Shamrock Bar in Shanbally are the new sponsors of


The official launch took place on Friday night last in The Shamrock Bar with many club members present. Liam Shanahan, club chairman spoke first and congratulated everyone involved in the project. Patrick Andrews, website coordinator, was next up and gave a 15 minute presentation of the site for all present. Finally, Mark Hickey of The Shamrock Bar said a few words and said he was proud, as a Shamrocks man himself, to be associated with the website.


We here at would like to acknowledge the work of Seán Nation, Carrigaline Computer Services, who liaised with Patrick Andrews for the last 7 months and produced the site as it is today.


Left to Right – Pat McCarthy (Vice), John Twomey (Ringaskiddy – Underage Chair),
Liam Shanahan (Chair), Mark Hickey of The Shamrock Bar, John Jordan (Underage),
Seán Nation (Website Designer), Patrick Andrews (Website Coordinator)