The death has taken place of Maureen O’Sullivan late of Coolmore in her 87th year.
Maureen was a former winning Captain of the Shamrock Camogie team. In 1949 she captained the Shamrock Junior Camogie team to win the County final played in Cobh. She was one of the youngest members of the team and was a very skillful player. The team was coached by Georgie Andrews . The other members of the team were the Harding sisters from the Kennel boreen, Hannah, Kathleen and Noreen, Kathleen Farrell (still going strong at 95 years of age), Norrie Dunne, Minnie Jeffers, Mary Hayes, Faye Kind, Nell Bradley, Ettie Hayes, Pat Livesey, Pauline Nugent, Marie Murphy and Dolly Crowley.
In 1999 to mark the 50th anniversary of the victory The Club organised a re-union for members and next of kin of the deceased at The Monkstown Golf Club. Ar dheis De go raibh ah-Anam dilis.
There was a players meeting last Tuesday night in the Clubhouse after training (in the Marine College).
The various selectors/mentors for the Junior teams were announced to the players by Pat McCarthy and John Twomey (Shanbally). They are as follows – Junior A Football: Pat McCarthy, Tony O’Sullivan, Paddy O’Mahony and Dave O’Flaherty. Junior A Hurling: John Twomey (Shanbally – chairman of selection committee), Pat O’Neill, Declan O’Neill, John Hanley and Dick Andrews. Junior B Football – Patrick Andrews, Peter Prout, Stephen Jordan. Shamrocks will also be entering the Junior B Hurling League later on in the year. As of now, nobody knows what Regional leagues Shamrocks will be playing in, which is a most disappointing situation to be in at this time of year.
Training will continue for all Juniors and U21′s on Tuesday nights in the Maritime College in Ringaskiddy, incorporating a fitness test in early February. Thursday nights will be resuming in the next few week at the Track, more to follow on that.
There will be Junior Hurling and Football Training for the next few weeks from 3pm to 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 1pm STARTING THIS COMING WEEKEND. The idea is to just get everyone back into using a ball and getting the touch going in the hurling. If you train on the Saturday, you dont have to train on the Sunday and vice versa. Of course, players are welcome to train both days if they wish!
John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) spoke briefly about forthcoming changes to the running of the Club Lotto, incorporating the players. He thanked the players on behalf of the Fuindraising Committee for their support in the Floodlighting project last October.
Training this Saturday (January 21st) at 3pm at the pitch.
Shamrocks 1-6, St Nicks 0-3
Back Row, l to r – Pat McCarthy (manager), Conor Walter, Alan McCarthy, Joey Brady, Jack Wilson, Cathal Kidney, Roy Twomey, Philip Brady, Brian Cusack, Stephen Downey, Dave O’Neill (selector).
Front Row, l to r: Jonathan Tuohy, James Raleigh, Cannice Caffrey, Stephen Hurley, Tony O’Mahony, Shane Horgan, Seán O’Brien, Aaron Hickey
The underage section of the club held their AGM in the Grace McCarthy Rooms in the Clubhouse on Thursday night last, before a reasonable attendance.
Outgoing officers John Twomey (Chairperson), Patrick Andrews (Secretary) and Paddy Andrews (Treasurer) gave their full and comprehensive reports to the meeting. After a brief few words for the Adult Club Chairperson Pat McCarthy, all the Outgoing Officers were re-elected unopposed.
After a discussion on the new format that came into effect in 2011 and verious grades that the club will be playing in, it was decided to enter teams in the following age groups (H & F) with the mentors names following on -
U8’s and U9’s – Kieran and Jonathan Kramer, Paul Lordan, Jonathan Tuohy, Cannice Cafferey.
U11’s – Jed O’Flaherty, Frank Van Pelt, Bobby McGinty.
U13’s – Patrick Andrews, Anto Meighan, Matthew Laffan, Jed O’Flaherty.
U15’s – Peter Crowley, John Herlihy, Kevin O’Grady.
Minor (and U21 Hurling) – Liam Shanahan
Minor Football to follow.
John Twomey finished the meeting by thanking everyone for being present and wishing everyone the best for 2012