Shamrocks GAA Club Christmas Draw 2012
The Draw took place in The Shamrock Bar last Sunday night. The following are the results -
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.
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 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.
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