Monthly Archives: December 2015

Puc Fada 2015


Fortunately for the Club, a break in the recent incessant deluge, allowed this years event to go ahead on Sunday 27th. As usual the entrants young and not so old assembled across the road from the newly renovated Oratory, ready for the task on hand. Despite the drop in temperature and the wet roads some excellent scores were recorded in all categories.




1st – Cian O’Neill
2nd – Mark Kennedy


1st – Matthew Fleming
2nd – Andrew O’Grady


Under 15
1st – Harry Andrews
2nd – Luke O’Driscoll


Over 40
1st – Nick Lester
2nd – Dick Andrews


Over 50
1st – Jim Ronayne
2nd – Lorcan Aherne


1st – Laura McCarthy
2nd – Clara O’Grady


As in previous years the trophies were sponsored by Mr. Mark Hickey of The Shamrock Bar. The presentations were made by the Club’s esteemed Chairman Mr. Pat McCarthy.
Pat was loud in his praise for Mark and his staff and for his overall support for our Club. He went on to thank all the participants and the persons who acted as stewards and helpers. A special expression of thanks and gratitude was extended to Mrs. Geraldine Twomey who was quietly working in the kitchen preparing soup and sandwiches for a large group of deserving participants.


This event brought down the curtain on another year for our Club and thankfully on a high and positive note. 2016 becons, and the very first event on the new calendar will be the Clubs Lotto scheduled for The Shamrock Bar on Monday January 4th at 9pm. There is an attractive Jackpot of €2200 to be won for someone.


The Officers and Executive Committee of the Club extends every good wish to all its members, friends and supporters for 2016.

Death of Teddy White RIP


The untimely death of Teddy White has shocked us all, especially those who played hurling and football with him at under age level with Shamrocks. Teddy was a member of the Shamrock Under 14 Football team that made history in 1972 by winning the first ever County title at that level.


The White family had a farm at the Tower in Ringaskiddy and their lands skirted the shores of Loughbeg. De Puy and Pfizer are now located there. Hugely popular in the area, the children attended Ringaskiddy National School. Industrialisation forced them to move out and the family set up their new home in Bishopstown. It was a sad day for our community when the Whites and so many other great families were forced out to make way for industrialisation.


We all mourn Teddy’s passing and another link with our rich past has gone to his reward.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his brothers Alan, Pat, Justin, sisters Mary and Breda and extend family and friends.He was predeceased by his parents Paddy and Noreen.
Suaimhneas Siorai dá nAnam.


For the record, Shamrocks won the South East and County football titles in 1972. The Under 12 Team also won the South East Title. The Under 14 team were trained and coached by Pat O’Neill. The following were the lads who made up these teams.


Denis Barry, Kieran Barry, Kevin John Barry, Ronald Sisk, Christy O’Sullivan, Teddy White, John Dineen, John Brady (Under 14 Captain), Jimmy Cowhig, Oliver Carroll, Eddie Hanley, Declan O’Neill, Pat Cusack, Gene Coughlan, Jim Ronayne, John Frizelle, Neil O’Sullivan (Under 12 Captain), Richard Jordan, Vincent O’Donoghue, John Hickey, Gerard O’Sullivan. Willian Ashman played in the earlier rounds and was sidelined for most of the season with a broken leg.