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.