Monthly Archives: July 2015

U14 HL V Kiltha Óg – 29/7

 

Kiltha Óg 5-16, Shamrocks 2-10

 

Shamrocks lost by about 8 point here, scoreline to follow. Shamrocks were actually doing very well here in this game, only a point down at HT to the league leaders. But Kiltha Óg brought on all their strong players at HT and pulled away in the second half. Still, it was a commendable performance from our lads.

 

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Evan Seymour V Kiltha Óg, away, 29/7/15

Evan Seymour V Kiltha Óg, away, 29/7/15

MBHC V Lisgoold – 29/7

 

Lisgoold 3-12, Shamrocks 0-12

 

No report available

U16 FL V Donoughmore – 27/7

 

Shamrocks V Donoughmore

 

To follow

U8 Hurling Blitz – 25/7

 

Shamrocks u8 hurlers travelled to Ballinhassig on Saturday to take part in the local blitz for Carrigdhoun and surrounding clubs. They had good numbers and played very well against Ballinora, Carrigaline and Passage. Well done and thanks to all players, supporters and management under Seamus O’Flynn.

JAFC Semi Final V Courcey Rovers – 24/7

 

Shamrocks 1-8, Courcey Rovers 0-9

 

As the scoreline suggests, this was a closely contested semi-final with the boys in green showing true grit and a will to win despite the best efforts of their opponents.

 

The result was on the balance right up to the last few minutes when Shamrocks had a three point lead. However, despite the closeness their was an air of self belief that Shamrocks were not going to leave this one behind and they didn’t.

 

Well done to all the players, it was very much a team victory and no doubt the two games with Tracton earlier helped to mould this pattern. Scores were hard to come by for the two teams as the respective backlines were in no mood to surrender ground.

 

The modern game is no longer a fifteen man contest and the players on the bench can often determine the outcome in a close game. Seanan Collins, Michael Prout and Sean Kidney all made telling contributions when called into fray.

 

Gallantly led by team Captain Alan McCarthy, all our players can take a bow and acknowledge that the more they put in they more they will achieve. Shamrocks will play the winners of Ballinhassig and Ballymartle in the Final.

 

Club Chairman, Pat McCarthy was basking in the sunshine in the Canary Islands, but when he got the good news from Kinsale, he was so delighted, that he forgot to put on sun screen and got a few burns. Well done to Michael Kidney and John Herlihy for all their work.  Jamsie was pleased too.

 

Team;  Fergus O’Neill, Senan Andrews, Robbie Harrington, Cathal Kidney, Jason Browne, Chris O’Neill, Jonathan Tuohy, Alan McCarthy, Barry Mulqueen, Daviid Hayes, Joe Shanahan, Philip Brady, Darragh O’Sullivan, Rory Horgan, Canice Caffrey. Subs; Seanan Collins for Joseph Shanahan, Michael Prout for Jason Browne and Sean Kidney for Cathal Kidney.

U14 CFL V St Catherines – 22/7

 

Shamrocks 7-19, St Catherines 3-4

 

Shamrocks U14 Footballers had their first outing since their championship defeat on Thursday evening at home to St Catherines.

 

The lads started well and led by 2-11 to 1-2 at half time. This was a real team effort and all sixteen players were used on the night. A special mention for Aaron Twomey who was outstanding all thru and scored 4 points on his return to the team.

 

This win means that a semi final spot is guaranteed now. Well done all.

 

Team on duty Cian O Flaherty, Evan Seymour, Dylan Gregson, Dylan O Flaherty, Conor Hourihan, Sean Browne, Aaron Twomey, Billy Hughes, Andrew Egan, Sean Andrews, Sam Geary, Ronan Connolly Harry Andrews, Robert V Pelt, Adam Maye and Adam Mc Sweeney.

 

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Shamrocks u14's V St Catherines, 23/7/15 in Shanbally. Back row, l to r: Jed O Flaherty (mentor), Sam Geary, Andrew Egan, Sean Browne, Billy Hughes, Dylan O Flaherty, Aaron Twomey, Evan Seymour, Robert Van Pelt, Tim Hayes (mentor). Front, l to r: Adam Maye, Dylan Gregson, Ronan Connolly, Conor Hourihan, Cian O Flaherty (GK), Sean Andrews, Harry Andrews and Adam McSweeney. Shamrocks won by 7-19 to 3-4.

Shamrocks u14’s V St Catherines, 23/7/15 in Shanbally. Back row, l to r: Jed O Flaherty (mentor), Sam Geary, Andrew Egan, Sean Browne, Billy Hughes, Dylan O Flaherty, Aaron Twomey, Evan Seymour, Robert Van Pelt, Tim Hayes (mentor). Front, l to r: Adam Maye, Dylan Gregson, Ronan Connolly, Conor Hourihan, Cian O Flaherty (GK), Sean Andrews, Harry Andrews and Adam McSweeney. Shamrocks won by 7-19 to 3-4.

MFL V Lee Gaels – 17/7

 

Shamrocks 5-4, Lee Gaels 5-10

 

No report availble

Jerry Kelleher RIP

 

The death has been announced of Jerry Kelleher R.I.P, Shanbally. Jerry, who was a previous owner of the local shop endeared himself to us all since he first took up residence in Shanbally, many years ago.

 

An extroverted man, he served as a physical trainer of the Shamrock Junior teams and with his experience he brought new levels and dimensions to this field. His outgoing personality endeared him to the countless people he encountered over the years. He was a great conversationalist and he spent many an intriguing hour In the Shamrock with the Captain and Finny teasing out the finer points and issues of various topics.  We will all miss Jerry greatly.

 

Our deepest sympathies are extended to his dear wife Rita, his daughter Carmel and sons Kieran, Brian and Diarmuid, his many relatives and friends.
 
Ar dheis De go raigh a Anam dilis.

U16 CHC V Lee Gaels – 10/7

 

Lee Gaels 5-6, Shamrocks 2-3

 

Unfortunately, Shamrocks bowed out of the championship at the first hurdle in Dripsey on Friday night. Due to holidays mainly, they were very short on the night and couldn’t get any sort of challenge going. Lee Gaels ran out comfortable winners.

JAFC Quarter Final Replay V Tracton – 8/7

 

Shamrocks 2-11, Tracton 1-11

 

Shamrocks won this replay simply because they were the better team.
Despite kicking seven wides in the first ten minutes and allowing Tracton to then go into a three point lead, they recouped and in a six minute spell recorded 1-3 to go ahead.

 

Then we just threw away that lead again and it took a great solo effort from centre back Chris O’Neill to see us go into the break with a one point advantage.

 

The second half saw some of the best in our team and some of the worst. Some great episodes were often cancelled by poor and sloppy play. If the team can eradicate some of the shortcomings, then they can be serious contenders for the title.

 

Again the spirit and the will to win was as good as in the drawn game. Well done to all the lads and the Selectors. The semi final game is scheduled for week ending
July 25th verses either Courcey Rovers.

 

Team: Fergus O’Neill, Senan Andrews, Robbie Harrington, Cathal Kidney, Johnny Tuohy (0-1), Chris O’Neill (0-2), Jason Browne, Alan McCarthy, Barry Mulqueen, David Hayes, Philip Brady, Joe Shanahan (0-2), Roy Twomey, Darragh O’Sullivan (2-3), Rory Horgan (0-2), Subs: Canice Caffrey for Alan McCarthy, Senan Collins (0-1) for Roy Twomey, Sean Kidney for Johnny Tuohy.

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