Monthly Archives: April 2016

U12 FL V Whitechurch – 30/4

 

Shamrocks 5-2, Whitechurch 2-8

 

Shamrocks travelled to Whitechurch today short a number of regulars. Nevertheless, they came away with a hard fought win, showing commendable spirit in the process.
Shamrocks played against a significant breeze in the first half.
The Shamrocks backs were excellent, restricting Whitechurch to 2-3 in a closely contested half.
Shamrocks scored 2-2 to find themselves 1 point in arrears at the break – Eoin O’Flynn with 1-2 and Jack O’Leary with 1-0.

 

Whitechurch enjoyed quite an amount of possession during the second half.
But for some trojan defending, Whitechurch might have been out of sight. Shamrocks found ourselves 5 points down half way through the second half and in big trouble.
They had  introduced their youngest player, Cian Lynch, at half time.
Three goals in roughtly three attacks from Cian were the standout highlights of the second half.
To be fair, all players made important contributions during the game which was pleasing.

 

Their Manager, Stephen Keane, was delighted afterwards and congratulated each and everyone of the players for their contribution.
A fantastic win and a big boost to the lads who lost to the same opposition unlucklily in the U12 Hurling League last week.

 

A big thank you to all the grandparents, parents, siblings and friends who came to support us.
Next game is U12 Football League v Castlelyons next Saturday in Shanbally – texts will be sent during the week.
Panel – Josh Bartlett, Aaron Clarke, Aidan Brady, Robert Barrett, Fionn Herlihy, John Coleman, Dara McCormack, Derry Howard, Jack O’Leary, Eoin O’Flynn, Conor Coleman, Cian Lynch. A big thank you also to Harry O’Leary who made himself available.

U14 FL V Fr O’Neills – 28/4

 

Shamrocks 2-8, Fr O’Neills 1-5

 

The u14 footbalelrs got their second win a in a row on Thursday evening with a hard fought win over the visitors from East Cork. Once again, for the second week in a row, the Shamrocks team faced into their captain being taken to hospital after only 5 minutes resulting in a total rejig of the team. And faced by a much bigger and older team playing with the strong wind, the Shamrocks players dug deep in this one, especially in the first half when playing up the hill. Before Seán Andrews went off injured, he scored Shamrocks first goal from a well struck penalty and Shamrocks led 1-2 to 0-2. The backs were playing brilliant stuff when facing the elements, snuffing out many attacks. Shamrocks bundled home another goal but Fr O’Neills finished the half with a goal of their own. At HT, Shamrocks led 2-2 to 1-2.

 

Shamrocks scored 0-3 early in th second half, all from play and this gave them the cushion to hang on for the rest of the macth. All 19 players who togged out played a part (13 a side) and the mentors were delighetd with the win after but more importantly the attitude of the players. Attention switches to hurling for the next 3 weeks now.

 

The club wishes Seán Andrews all the best with his injury, suffered early on in the game. It appeared to be a displcated finger and he was removed to hospital. All the best Sean and we hope to see you back playing very soon.

 

Panel: J. Coleman, S. Darcy, C. O’Flaherty, A. McSweeney, H. Andrews, S. Andrews, M. Foy, D. Carroll, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, N. O’Sullivan. E. O’Flynn, J. O’Leary, F. Herlihy, D. O’Brien, A. MAye, T. Sheehan, A. Brady, D. Howard. 

 

U14 FL V Fr O'Neills, 28/4/16. Back row, l to r: J. Coleman, S. Darcy, C. O'Flaherty, A. McSweeney, H. Andrews, S. Andrews, M. Foy, D. Carroll, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, N. O'Sullivan. Front row l to r: E. O'Flynn, J. O'Leary, F. Herlihy, D. O'Brien, A. MAye, T. Sheehan, A. Brady, D. Howard.

U14 FL V Fr O’Neills, 28/4/16. Back row, l to r: J. Coleman, S. Darcy, C. O’Flaherty, A. McSweeney, H. Andrews, S. Andrews, M. Foy, D. Carroll, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, N. O’Sullivan. Front row l to r: E. O’Flynn, J. O’Leary, F. Herlihy, D. O’Brien, A. MAye, T. Sheehan, A. Brady, D. Howard.

 

JAFL V Belgooly – 26/4

 

Shamrocks 4-14, Belgooly 1-7

 

No report available but news filtered through that Darragh O’Sullivan and Roy Twomey did most of the scoring damage for Shamrocks who recorded a good win.

U16 FL V Kiltha Óg – 26/4

 

Shamrocks 6-12, Kiltha Óg 2-4

 

Shamrocks had a comfortable win over Kiltha Óg on Tuesday evening in Castlemartyr. After losing their first league game of the year, the lads have responded well to the mentors of Tim Hayes, John Twomey aND  Jed O’Flaherty’s help and have won 3 matches in a row. There is great team spirit being shown throughout the team and while numbers are reasonably tight, they are now top of the table. Thanks to the players and parents for their enthusiasm so far. This was their last game before the break for exams and we’ll take this opportunity to wish any players doing their Junior Cert the best of luck. Its hoped to keep ticking over by doing one session a week going forward.

Noah Sisk wins Shamrocks Lotto

 

The Shamrock Hurling & Football Club’s Lotto Jackpot was won last week by one of Ringaskiddy’s youngest citizens. Two year old Noah Sisk scooped the big prize. 
The winner’s cheque was presented to Noah and his parents at the FBI Bar, where the lucky ticket was purchased. 

 

Noah comes with a huge Hurling pedigree and many of his ancestors were leaders in the GAA.
His paternal Grandfather Raymond Sisk, was one of Shamrock’s most talented hurlers. He played Junior, Intermediate and Senior Hurling with Cork and lined out with Christy Ring.
His maternal Grandfather was Martin Kidney who collected two Harty Cup medals playing hurling with The North Mon. One of his team colleagues in those days 1934|35 was the one and only Jack Lynch.

 

His paternal great Grandfather Paddy Sisk had a truly outstanding and distinguished career in the GAA. He played with Shamrocks and was a Club Secretary. He was one of the founding fathers of the South-East Board and was elected Hon. Secretary in 1935 and held the post for 34 years.
He was Chairman of the Cork County School Shields Board for 12 years. He was a Cork Hurling Selector and numerous occasions. Between MInor, Junior and Intermediate he was involved with eight All Ireland Winning teams.
Of course his paternal Grandmother Mrs. Shiela Sisk represented Shamrocks as a solo singer in Scor competitions on many occasions and won County Titles.
If he was a horseAidan O’Brien and Willie Mullins would be paying him a call.

 

Present for the ceremony were Noah’s parents Padraic and Lisa, his brother Aaron, his Grandmother Shiela Sisk. The presentation was made by Mrs. Geraldine Twomey, representing the Club’s Lotto Committee and Chris Davis represented the FBI Bar
Little Noah Sisk receives his prize as winner of the recent Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto from draw co-ordinator Geraldine Twomey in Ringaskiddy last weekend. Also pictured are John Twomey, Club Treasurer; Padraic, Aaron and Lisa Sisk; Chris Davis, Ferryboat Inn and Shiela Sisk. Picture: Howard Crowdy

Little Noah Sisk receives his prize as winner of the recent Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto from draw co-ordinator Geraldine Twomey in Ringaskiddy last weekend. Also pictured are John Twomey, Club Treasurer; Padraic, Aaron and Lisa Sisk; Chris Davis, Ferryboat Inn and Shiela Sisk. Picture: Howard Crowdy

 

U12 HL V Whitechurch – 22/4

 

Whitechurch 3-1, Shamrocks 2-3

 

A good competitive game saw Shamrocks come up just short in Shanbally this evening. We had a good share of the possession and lead by 1 point at half time playing up the hill.

 

Whitechurch were clinical with their finishing in the second half. We need to get training and improve out technical skills. Still, our lads showed great heart and almost pulled it off at the end.

 

Squad – Sam Foy, Michael Foy, Dara McCormack, Aidan Brady, Fionn Herlihy, Ferdia Hayes, John Coleman, Conor Coleman, Eoin O’Flynn, Josh Bartlett, Aaron Clarke, Kieran May, Robert Barrett

 

U12 HL V Whitescross - Back row, l to r: Stephen Keane (mentor), Conor Coleman, Michael Foy, John Coleman, Eoin O'Flynn, Fionn Herlihy, Aidan Brady, Seamus O'Flynn (mentor). Front, l tor: Ferdia Hayes, Kieran Twomey, Sam Foy, Dara McCormick, Aaron Clarke, Josh Bartlett.

U12 HL V Whitescross – Back row, l to r: Stephen Keane (mentor), Conor Coleman, Michael Foy, John Coleman, Eoin O’Flynn, Fionn Herlihy, Aidan Brady, Seamus O’Flynn (mentor). Front, l tor: Ferdia Hayes, Kieran Twomey, Sam Foy, Dara McCormick, Aaron Clarke, Josh Bartlett.

JAFL V Ballygarvan – 22/4

 

Shamrocks 3-11, Ballygarvan 3-9

 

Shamrocks played their first match in 2 months on Friday night and battled to a tight win over Ballygarvan. It was a close contest all through and could have gone either way but when Ballygarvan drew things back to within a point towards the end on a few occasions, Shamrocks were able to respond with vital points at the other end.

 

After the teams exchanged early frees, the game came to life with a flurry of goals from both teams. Andrew O’Grady scored Shamrocks first goal but this was cancelled out by not one but two Ballygarvan piledrivers within a minute of each other. Ballygarvan in front but then Shamrocks went down the field and scored two goals of their own through full forward Brian Sweeney. The teams exchanged points up until halftime, at which point Shamrocks led 3-5 to 2-5.

 

Ballygarvan scored from a penalty shortly after halftime after Shamrocks had gone 4 clear. The game got somewhat scrappy thereafter with Ballygarvan having most of the possession and scoring the odd point but Shamrocks were able to respond each time. The 2 point margin that existed throughout the second half remained until the final whistle, thanks to points from Joe Shanahan, Mark Hitchough and Chris O’NEill and a great save from keeper Fergus O’Neill in the Shamrocks goal.

 

Team: F. O’Neill, J. Tuohy, S. Hurley, S. Andrews, M. Hitchmough, C. Kidney, J. Browne, B. Mulqueen, A. McCarthy, D. Scriven, J. Shanahan, A. O’Grady, S. Collins, B. Sweeney, R. Twomey. Subs used – M. Jordan, S. Cunningham, D. Hayes, D. O’Neill, R. Harrington.

 

JAFL V Ballygarvan, 22/4/16. Back row, l to r: S. Kidney, M. Jordan, A. McCarthy, S. Cunningham, S. Collins, C. Kidney, B. Sweeney, D. Scriven, S. Hurley, M. Hitchmough, D. O'Neill, A. O'Grady, D. Hayes, R. Murphy. Front, l to r: R. Harrington, C. O'Neill, J. Browne, J. Shanahan, F. O'Neill, S. Andrews, J, Tuohy, R. Twomey, B. Mulqueen, J. Wilson.

JAFL V Ballygarvan, 22/4/16. Back row, l to r: S. Kidney, M. Jordan, A. McCarthy, S. Cunningham, S. Collins, C. Kidney, B. Sweeney, D. Scriven, S. Hurley, M. Hitchmough, D. O’Neill, A. O’Grady, D. Hayes, R. Murphy. Front, l to r: R. Harrington, C. O’Neill, J. Browne, J. Shanahan, F. O’Neill, S. Andrews, J, Tuohy, R. Twomey, B. Mulqueen, J. Wilson.

 

U14 FL V St Catherines – 21/4

 

Shamrocks 4-14, St Catherines 3-7

 

The u14 footballers made the long trip to Ballynoe on Thursday night and made it count with a great second half display. This was a good game between 2 good teams and Shamrocks took a while to get into the game after St Catherines went 1-2 ahead early on. Shamrocks responded with Cian O’Flaherty and Harry Andrews goals and a few points from Seán Andrews and Harry Andrews. Shamrocks were under pressure in the backs all through and were constantly making adjustments to stymie the dangerous St Catherines forwards. Daniel O’Brien in the Shamrocks goal made some smart saves as well at times. Shamrocks led 2-4 to 1-5 at HT with it all to play for in the second half. 

 

Shamrocks dominated the early part of the second half and built up a 6 point lead 10 minutes in. However, St Catherines refused to give up and dominated the next 7 minutes to actually go back into the lead with 15 minutes left, 3-7 to 3-6. This is when some astute positional switches kicked in and the Shamrocks players took over, scoring a flurry of points and a goal from sub Eoin O’Flynn to seal the win. Mark Sisk, Tim Sheehan and the two Andrews were the points scorers. 

 

The one disappointing thing from the night was the (accidental) hand injury suffered by the captain Dylan Gregson which necessitated his removal from the game early on. Dylan is a cast after the incident and the club wishes him a full and speedy recovery. 

 

Panel: D. O’Brien, J. Coleman, D. Gregson, D. Carroll, A. McSweeney, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, T. Sheehan, A. Maye, S. Andrews, S. Darcy, H. Andrews, C. O’Flaherty, F. Herlihy, E. O’Flynn, M. Foy. 

MFL V Lisgoold – 21/4

 

Shamrocks 5-16, Lisgoold 2-13

 

No report available

U12 HL V Grenagh – 17/4

 

Grenagh 2-5, Shamrocks 1-2

 

We travelled to Grenagh with a very young team last Monday evening. Despite that, we were well in control of the game up to the last 10 minutes.
Unfortunately, we conceded 2 goals and 1 point in that time resulting in a narrow defeat.

 

We are short of numbers in hurling at this age group which is disappointing. Nevertheless, we’ll persevere with the lads that turn up and hopefully we’ll improve in time.
We are overdue a win and if we continue to perform as we did here, then we’re not far away from that.

 

Special thanks to Cian Lynch & Barry O’Mahony who made the journey at short notice; which meant we were able to fulfill the fixture.

 

Team – Cian Lynch, Michael Foy, Sam Foy, Robert Barrett, Fionn Herlihy, Aidan Brady, John Coleman, Conor Coleman, Eoin O’Flynn, Barry O’Mahony, Cathal O’Donovan, Ferdia Hayes.

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