Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shamrocks Foundation Course – 16/2

Shamrocks will be running a Foundation level Course on Saturday February 16th for new coaches who want to help out in the club. It is open to everybody (Ladies Football included)  and no coaching experience is required.


The club itself will be covering the cost of the course. The course, which will be in both hurling and football, will run from approximately 9am to 3pm on the Saturday with a break for lunch etc.


This course is an ideal opportunity for all parents, Academy coaches and would be coaches to get some experience and confidence of the requirements involved in helping to teach the children the basic skills of hurling and football.


We would encourage all with ANY interest to avail of the opportunity and to contact any of the club officers or indeed Patrick Andrews or John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) as soon as possible but ideally before February 6th. Or alternatively email The club look forward to seeing you on February 16th.


The GAA are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouth guards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouth guards and custom fitted mouth guards. The boil and bite mouth guards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.


They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers:

  • Supervalu
  • Centra
  • Lifestyle
  • Elverys
  • O’Neills
  • Heatons

Following on from our extensive research of the market, these mouth guards, supplied by OPRO, are the best product available in terms of quality, certification and value for money. Custom mouthguards will be available from mid January.

AGM – 15/1/13

The Shamrocks held their delayed AGM last Monday night in the Grace McCarthy Room.


In a AGM that went off swiftly and efficently, the outgoing Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman delivered their as usual comprehensive and wide ranging reports to the assembled audience. 


The election of officers followed and all officers from 2012 remain the same apart from 2 changes – Dave O’Flaherty was elected the new Secretary, replacing his brother Finbarr. Tributes were paid to Finbarr for his 11 year stint on the Executive; Im sure we’ll see him back in some capacity in the future. As a result of Dave taking up his new position, there was a vacancy as South East Board delegate alongside Declan O’Neill and John Herlihy was elected to this position.


All team managements were entering their second of two years in their positions and will stay on in 2013. U21 was set aside for the first meeting of the new Executive Committee, probably to be held next week as the football starts in 6/7 weeks. Meanwhile, we’ve yet to see the majority of the under 21’s at training. Junior training is for them as well, the schedule is well known at this stage.



The meeting finished with a prayer for all deceased members and friends of the club.

Underage AGM – 10/1

The Juvenile Section of the club held its AGM on Thursday night last before an encouraging attendance. Topics such as fixtures, playing numbers, mouthguards, lack of games and how to promote our games etc were debated at length. Outgoing officers John Twomey, Patrick Andrews and Paddy Andrews presented their comprehensive reports.


The Officers elected on the night were :


Chairman – John Twomey (Ringaskiddy), Vice Chairman – Peter Crowley, Secretary – Patrick Andrews, Assistant Secretary – Gemma Kavanagh, Treasurer – Paddy Andrews, East Board Delegates – Paddy Andrews, Patrick Andrews & Peter Crowley (both Proxy). The Adult Club will elect PRO and Registrar next Monday to serve the juvenile club as well.


The following are confirmed mentors for the various teams in 2013:


U8 – Seamus O’Flynn, Shane O’Donovan

U10 – Seamus O’Flynn, Richard Murphy.

U12 – Pa Andrews, Jed O’Flaherty,  Aidan O’Leary

U14 – John Herlihy, Tim Hayes, Noel Murphy

U16 – David Nolan, Dick Andrews, Peter Crowley, Kevin O’Grady,
Minor – Kieran Lynam (manager), Kevin O’Mahony, John Twomey (Ringaskiddy).


The chairman finished the meeting by paying tribute to John Jordan who will be finishing up next month as our FÁS worker.


Cormac Cahill RIP

On January 4th the death of Cormac Cahill was announced and it was received with regret and sadness by all of us who knew this gregarious and extroverted gentleman.

Cormac was a former Football Selector and represented the Club at South-East Conventons too.  His brother Finbarr played Junior Hurling with Shamrocks and was a member of the 1963 side that defeated Ballinhassig in the South East Final.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Eleanor, sons and daughters, brothers and sister and many relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.