Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gerald Fitzgerald RIP

It is with much regret that we have learned of the death of Gerald Fitzgerald R.I.P, a senior Club Vice-President.
He died on Christmas Eve afternoon at his home in Shanbally.  His burial took place after 11am Mass at Shanbally on Wednesday morning, December 28th.
Born and raised in Shanbally, he had very close links with the Club all his life. Gerald was a member of the Under 16 Hurling team of 1948 which won the inaugural u16 hurling championship in the division. Shamrocks defeated St. Patricks of Upton in the final.  Also on that team were Michael Brennan (Club President), Donal Brady (Club Vice-President) and Ger Coveney (Club Vice-President).  Other members, who have gone to their reward were Ted Hanley, Ray Sisk, Danno Pierce, Jim Tett (goalkeeper), Ned O’Callaghan and Dan Livesey.
He was always a very committed community man.  He was active for a long number of years in the local branch of The Irish National Foresters Association.  We will miss this kind and genial gentleman. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam dílis.

Christmas Draw Results 2012


Shamrocks GAA Club Christmas Draw 2012

The Draw took place  in The Shamrock Bar last Sunday night. The following are the results –


1.      Noel Murphy (Monster Christmas Hamper)
2.      Margo Cotter c|o Michael Brennan (Christmas Hamper)
3.      Kathleen Hanley (Lunch for 2 at The Bosun)
4.      Breda Andrews
5.      Willie Carroll c/o The Monkstown Inn
6.      Dan Hourihan c|o Con O’Mahony
7.      Clare O’Connell c|o Shanbally NS
8.      Deirdre Twomey, Shanbally.
9.      Pat McCarthy
10.    Luke Briggs c|o Shanbally NS
11.    Killian Murphy c|o Noel Murphy
12.    Dylan Twomey c|o Con O’Mahony
13.    Gary James, Monkstown
14.    Brendan Dowling c|o Pat Cusack
15.    Joe O’Donoghue c|o Sam’s Bar
16.    Shauna McSweeney c|o Shamrock Bar
17.    Dave O’Neill
18.    Cormac Kelleher c|o Lorcan Aherne
19.    Jessica Brennan c|o Michael Brennan
20.    Rachel Murphy c|o Pat Murphy
21.    Aedan Buckley c|o Eoin O’Neill
22.    Lauren Murphy c|o Paddy Andrews
23.    Ian Donovan c|o Senan Andrews
24.    Tomas Ryan c|o Kenny Coveney
25.    Helen Brady, Shanbally
26.    Jessica Brennan c|o Michael Brennan
27.    Sam Jordan c|o Pat McCarthy
28.    Bernie Andrews
29.    Stephen O’Neill
30.    Clive Pennyfeather c|o Lorcan Aherne.
The Club wishes to thank most sincerely all the subscribers who supported this Draw and the Patrons who donated prizes.  
Our thanks also to all the Ticket Sellers for their excellent work and response, your work is very much appreciated by the club.
The Club Cathaoirleach, Pat McCarthy and his Officers extend their best wishes to everybody for Christmas and New Year. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir.

Underage Trip to Naval Base – 14/12

Members of the underage were given a tour of the Naval Base in Inis Sionnach (Halbowline) on Wednesday afternoon last. After a long season, it was a nice way to round out the year with over 30 members, between players and coaches, being well looked after the Navy staff.  After being served a meal, the group went around Cork harbour on one of Navy boats before being shown the various training procedures for recruits and the Naval Diving section. Our thanks to the Navy for accommodating the lads.

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Underage Bingo Night – 9/12

The Underage, in conjunction with the Ladies Football club held an enjoyable Bingo night in The FBI, Ringaskiddy last Friday night. With over 30 players, it was most definetly a success. Our thanks to the staff of the FBI (Sarah and Sharon O’Grady and to Nicola O’Sullivan) and to Geraldine Twomey for organising the event. Also thanks to all who organised spot prizes.

St Nicks U21 Football Tournament V St Marys – 11/12

St Marys 5-7, Shamrocks 1-4

Shamrocks made the long trip Ballineen on Sunday afternoon last and came away after being well beaten by the home side. Shamrocks, after starting well in this tournament, have gradually let the bar slip over the last two weekends.


The discipline was much better here and the application by the players was way better than the game against Glanmire last week. St Marys were deserving winners, no doubt about that; but Shamrocks for their own part can be disappointed by the amount of clear cut chances that went abegging over the course of the hour. The obvious difference was the ability of the home side to get goals at crucial stages.


The game was played as 13 a side as Shamrocks were a little short on the day. The best Shamrocks players on view were young Sean O’Brien who was simply outstanding at corner back. Cathal Kidney at centre back and captain Cannice Caffrey, who must have covered every blade of grass on the entire pitch were the other outstanding performers.


Overall the mentors in charge for this tournament (Pat McCarthy and John Twomey (Shanbally)) are happy enough with events so far. At the end of the day the purpose of the tournament is to give the 4 participants sufficient preperation for next years U21 Football Championship, which starts in February (in Carrigdhoun anyway).


These games can only bring on the lads and the fact that Shamrocks didnt even have an U21 team for the last few years can only be a good thing. Shamrocks will play the Plate Final sometime in January, which will be perfect preperation for February.

U21 St Nicks Football Tournament – 4/12

Glanmire 5-11, Shamrocks 0-10


Glanmire ran out comfortable winners in this the second game of the St Nicks under 21 football tournament, in a game played in Glanmire’s top pitch last Sunday morning.

Glanmire led 2-5 to 0-6 at half time but a poor second half performance let the greens down. The management and players were disappointed with the display afterwards. That shows the high standards that they have set themselves which can only be a good thing.

Panel on duty;  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, S. Downey, J. O’Driscoll, P. Brady