Monthly Archives: March 2016

MCFL V Crosshaven – 31/3

 

Shamrocks 6-12, Crosshaven 4-11

 

Shamrocks got off to a flying start against Crosshaven on a beautiful Thursday evening at a busy Shanbally pitch. They were 2-5 to 0-0 ahead after 15 minutes before Crosshaven started to come more into the game. David O’Sullivan and Chris Hayes did most of the scoring damage with some nice scores coming from other players. Crosshaven then scored 2-4 themselves to lead the HT score standing at 5-5 to 2-4 for Shamrocks.

 

The second half was even enough with both teams dominating. Shamrocks again started the stronger and scored 1-4 early on before Crosshaven came back into it and made a right go of cutting the defecit. They brough it back to 7 points but that was as close as it got as Shamrocks had enough work done earlier in the game to win. Hurling this Saturday at home to Vincents.

 

Panel: C. Corkery, C. Murphy, D. Barry, J. O’Keeffe, M. Hitchmough, D. O’Mahony, D. Andrews, Cillian Hayes, A. O’Grady, S. Flavin, Chris Hayes, D. O’Sullivan, R. Meighan, S. Fox, S. Downey, K. Murphy.

 

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MCFL, Shamrocks V Crosshaven, 31/3/16

MCFL, Shamrocks V Crosshaven, 31/3/16

U16 FL V Brian Dillons – 28/3

 

Shamrocks 6-14, Brian Dillons 1-0

 

Shamrocks had their second win in a row of the season on Easter Monday with a comfortable win over Brian dillons in Shanbally on Easter Sunday evening to complete a good day for the club. Shamrocks were in total control from the first minute and all the players were on form, including the younger members of the panel making their debuts.

 

Panel on duty: B. Hughes, E. Seymour, Nikita, D. O’Flaherty, D. Allen, C. Murphy, Cillian Hayes, D. O’Mahony, S. Andrews, H. Andrews, S. Geary, C. O’Flaherty, S. Downey, S. Darcy.

U21 BFC V Kinsale – 28/3

 

Shamrocks 3-17, Kinsale 1-7

 

Shamrocks are through to the quarter finals of the B championship after beating Kinsale in Round 1 in Minane Bridge on Easter Monday. Shamrocks were always in control of this game and two early goals from David O’Sullivan and Andrew O’Grady settled them. Further points from those two players along with David Andrews, Darragh Scriven, Brendan Crowley and Aonghus Boland left them ahead at the break 2-10 to 0-3.

 

Kinsale were an improved team in the second half and scored 1-3 in the space of 5 minutes midway through the second half. But Shamrocks remained in control through a goal from sub Chris Hayes with further points from O’Grady, Scriven, Boland, Andrews and Shane Kelleher who had ventured up the field. They play Ballygarvan in the quarter finals.

 

Team: C. Corkery, S. Kidney, S. Kelleher, D. Barry, C. Scriven, C. O’Grady, M. Hitchmough, A. O’Grady, D. Andrews, A. Boland, D. Scriven, D. O’Sullivan, B. Crowley. Subs used – J. O’Keeffe, C. Hayes, J. Lynam.

MCFL V Lee Gaels – 20/3

 

Lee Gaels 2-7, Shamrocks 1-10

 

Shamrocks played out a draw with Lee Gaels in Drispey on Sunday March 20th. Lee Gaels got a last minute point to draw the game.

U14 FL V Lisgood – 19/3

 

Lisgoold 3-6, Shamrocks 2-8

 

Shamrocks and Lisgoold played out a cracker in Lisgoold on Saturday afternoon in Shamrocks first league game of the season and it resulted in a one point win for Lisgoold.

 

The teams were evenly matched all through but Shamrocks will rue the many wides they kicked over the hour. The scoring was low in the first half with Lisgoold leading 1-3 to 0-5 at HT with Shamrocks getting points through Harry Andrews, Shane Darcy and Adam Maye.

 

Shamrocks were the better team in the second half and went ahead after a great team move was finished expertly to the net by Cian O’Flaherty. Lisgoold responded almost straight away with a goal of their own to level things up but Shamrocks edged ahead by 3 points after a few points from Eoin O’Flynn (frees), and Dylan Gregson.

 

The game hung right in the balance with 10 minutes to go. Shamrocks scored a great Eoin O’Flynn goal to push them 3 points clear with time almost up but the home side were really pushing now and the dam broke unfortunately from a Shamrocks point of view in injury time with that last second 1-1 concession.

 

It was a fantastic display from Shamrocks and despite the result, it argues well for the season.

 

Team: D. O’Brien, N. O’ Sullivan, P. Dorney, C. O’Flaherty, M. Sisk, A. McSweeney, D. Gregson, A. Maye, H. Andrews, S. Darcy, E. O’Flynn, J. O’Leary.

U16 CFL V Castlelyons – 13/3

 

Shamrocks 3-13, Castlelyons 4-2

 

Our U16 footballers had a great win last Sunday in Castlelyons in the  second round of the U16 football league. Both teams were evenly matched through out this contest and Shamrocks only pulled clear in
injury time when they scored two very late goals. 

 

Shamrocks started well and had the better of the earlier exchanges but was finding it difficult to get scores on the board. Castlelyons got two qick goals before the interval leaving us trailing at half time on a score line of 2-01 to 0-05. Words of encouragment were given to the players and sure enough when the game resumed they dominated all over the pitch. Some lovely  points were scored from play. We were five points to the good when Castlelyons were awarded a late penalty which they converted to leave just two points in it. A great interception by Evan Seymour in goal for Shamrocks resulted in play switching to the other end and after a great move, Seán Andrews found the back of the net to leave Shamrocks with breathing space again. Shane Downey pounced on a poor clearance from the kick out and he also scored a goal to leave Shamrocks winning by eight points in the end. Special word of praise must go to Tim Hayes and Jed O’ Flaherty who led the side line with these lads.

 

Team, Evan Seymour, Jody Sisk, Cathal Murphy, Mark Sisk, Nikita (0-01), Daniel O Mahony, Cillian Hayes(0-06), Dylan O Flaherty(0-02), Shane Downey(2-03), James O’Callaghan (0-01), Cillian O Mahony, Seán Andrews(1-00).

14 Football Challenge V Ballinhassig – 13/3

 

Shamrocks and Ballionhassig played out am football challenge on Sunday morning in Shanbally. The Shamrocks mentors of Pa Andrews and Jed O’Flaherty were very happy with the turnout and performance of the players with some lovely football being played throughout. Thanks to Ballinhassig for travelling down for the game and hopefully it sets up both teams for their respective league games. Shamrocks start next Saturday away to Lisgoold.

Award 1 Coaching Course -12/3

 

Well done to all 21 coaches who have participated in and completed the Award 1 coaching course in the club over the past two Saturdays. The course was 16 hours long so required a decent level of committment. Shamrocks had members from mostly the Juvenile section and Girls Football and it was great to see six members of our current minors (or just out of minor) making vital contributions and completing the course.

 

Shamrocks are now hopefully set up for many years of top level coaching with up to 90% of our current Juvenile team mentors at Award 1 level – you will travel very far before you will meet a figure like that. Also, thanks to the two tutors who facilitated the course over the past two weekends – Brendan O’Driscoll (St Finbarrs) and Shamrocks own Pa Andrews.

 

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Award 1 Coaching Course, March 5th & 12th, 2016. Some of the group pictured: Standing, left to right: Pa Andrews (tutor), Vincent Coyne, Gemma Kavanagh, Seamus O'Flynn, John Jordan, Tim Hayes, Peter Crowley, Dick Andrews, Kevin O'Grady, Niamh O' Brien, Brendan O'Driscoll (tutor), Jason Deasy. Front, left to right: James Lynam, Brendan Crowley, Mark Hitchmough, Andrew O'Grady, Coby O'Grady, Shane Kelleher. Missing from the photo - Aidan O'Leary, David Nolan, Lorcan Aherne, Andrew O'Neill, Matthew Fleming, Kieran Lynam, Aidan McGrath (Picture from George Hatchell)

Award 1 Coaching Course, March 5th & 12th, 2016. Some of the group pictured: Standing, left to right: Pa Andrews (tutor), Vincent Coyne, Gemma Kavanagh, Seamus O’Flynn, John Jordan, Tim Hayes, Peter Crowley, Dick Andrews, Kevin O’Grady, Niamh O’ Brien, Brendan O’Driscoll (tutor), Jason Deasy. Front, left to right: James Lynam, Brendan Crowley, Mark Hitchmough, Andrew O’Grady, Coby O’Grady, Shane Kelleher. Missing from the photo – Aidan O’Leary, David Nolan, Lorcan Aherne, Andrew O’Neill, Matthew Fleming, Kieran Lynam, Aidan McGrath (Picture from George Hatchell)

John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) Presentation – 12/3

 

John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) last month won top prize in the Cork GAA Clubs Draw, a Kia Rio. It continued a remarkable run of success for our members following on from last years success by Diarmuid Murphy in the April draw 2015 and many others. John officially received his prize today from Pearse Murphy (Tressurer of the Cork Co Board) and John Coleman of Coleman Motors, Milstreet who sponsor the prize each month. We also had other members of the clubs adult and juvenile executive and some of our current players.

 

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John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) receiving the keys to a new Kia Rio from Pearse Murphy (Treasurer Cork County Board) and John Coleman (Sponsors, Colemans Motors Milstreet). Also included are Paddy Andrews (underage Treasurer), Pat McCarthy (Club Chairman) and some of our u21 players Andrew O'Grady, Coby O'Grady, Brendan Crowley, Shane Kelleher, Mark Hitchmough and James Lynam.

John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) receiving the keys to a new Kia Rio from Pearse Murphy (Treasurer Cork County Board) and John Coleman (Sponsors, Colemans Motors Milstreet). Also included are Paddy Andrews (underage Treasurer), Pat McCarthy (Club Chairman) and some of our u21 players Andrew O’Grady, Coby O’Grady, Brendan Crowley, Shane Kelleher, Mark Hitchmough and James Lynam.

MCFL V St Vincents – 6/3

Shamrocks 5-15, St Vincents 2-2

 

The minor footballers got off to a winning start against St Vincents second team in Shanbally on Sunday afternoon. The conditions were poor for both teams but the players on duty give it their best shot and there was no doubting Shamrocks victory in the end.

 

Shamrocks (wearing their changed strip of green, white and black to avoid a colour clash with our visitors) were slow enough to settle but a couple of goals midway through the first half settled them down and enabled them to dictate matters from then on. Playing up against the hill, Shamrocks controlled possession and it was obvious that it was only a matter of time until St Vincents caved in, despite their brave efforts. Shamrocks led 2-5 to 1-0 at halftime.

 

St Vincents mounted a mini revival of sorts just after halftime with a quickfire 1-1 but Shamrocks reasserted; they finished much the stronger and tagged on 2-6 in the last 15 minutes without reply to stamp their authority on things. There was a nice spread of scorers throughout the team. Overall, a workman like display, job done, with plenty more in the tank for sure. Players used: C. Corkery, J. Lynam, D. Barry, J. O’Keeffe, C. Scriven, D. O’Mahony, M. Hitchmough, D. Andrews, A. O’Grady, S. Flavin, K. Murphy, C. Hayes, C. Murphy.

 

Action from the MCFL V St Vincents, 6/3/16

Action from the MCFL V St Vincents, 6/3/16

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