Monthly Archives: May 2017

U12 FL V Castlelyons – 29/5


Castlelyons 3-5, Shamrocks 3-4


If ever a match was thrown away, then this one is right up there. We enjoyed a lions share of the possession but poor finishing cost us victory. We were very flat for most of the game for whatever reason.


Shamrocks really only got going towards the end and unfortunately ran out of time. Castlelyons were gunning for revenge following out Hurling victory there a few weeks ago and congratulations to them. We may end up playing them in a semi-final or final later in the season. Thanks to all for turning up and to our loyal band of supporters for their encouragement.

U10 FL V Donoughmore – 28/5


The Under 10 footballers had an early start on Sunday morning as we made our way to Donoughmore to play in the latest round of the football league. We were missing a few of our regular players but still managed to assemble a squad of 14 for the 11 o clock fixture.
Having had a very successful run in both hurling and football to date we were hoping for continued good form in this game. Unfortunately it was not to be the case on the day as our brave lads went down to a physically stronger and much bigger opposition. Credit where it is due, Donoughmore were the better team on the day and they’d have to be a good side to beat the Shamrocks under 10’s.


We can be proud of the fact that the Shamrock lads never gave up or dropped their heads and played right to the final whistle. We can also take comfort in the fact that a number of the boys that played on Sunday are eligible to play under 10 again next year and the match practice they’re getting at this grade will stand them in good stead. We’ll move on from this game and look forward to the coming fixtures. Well done to the under 10’s who as always did their club proud.


Team Sheet – David Herlihy, Barry O’Mahony, Harry O’Leary, Liam Dorney, Donal Herlihy, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Jason O’Driscoll, Callum Gregson, Shane O’Flynn, Callum O’Neill, Seamus O’Mahony, Jay Taggart, James Keane.

U14 FL V St James – 26/5


Shamrocks 4-17, St James 0-4


Shamrocks made their 4th trip in a row to West Cork on Friday night. They had too much for a game St James team in the fog of Ardfield. Shamrocks had 16 players and took the opportunity to play all the players for significent time. After a slow start, Shamrocks got on top and led 3-8 to 0-3 at HT. They continued the domination in the second half and ran out easy winners. Well done to all on all the travelling in the month of May.

U10 HL V Tracton – 25/5


Shamrocks 8-5, Tracton 5-3


We welcomed the U10 boys from Minane Bridge and its surrounds to The Track last Thursday evening. We had a full turn out of boys which was fantastic! It was heartening to see our lads take on and beat one of the traditional South East Hurling clubs in what was a very good contest.


An ex Tracton player of my acquaintance remarked at the skill levels of a number of our players which was quite flattering! This team has come on leaps and bounds under the guidance of Shane O’Donovan and John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) and they are to be commended for their efforts. We had the luxury of finishing the game with a number of our older players on the bench; leaving the younger lads to fend for themselves!
And a  fine job they did!


As usual, a big crowd turned up from both sides and they created a wonderful atmosphere for what was for some of the lads their first evening fixture. Thank you one and all!


Panel – David Herlihy, Calum O’Neill, Barry O’Mahony, Shane O’Mahony, Euan Clarke, Jack O’Sullivan – Kearney, Luke Jordan, Cian Lynch, Shane O’Flynn, Jay Taggart, Harry O’Leary, Calum Gregson, Liam Dorney, James Keane, Seamus O’Mahony, Ryan Doolan, Ollie O’Brien.

JAHL V Ballygarvan – 22/5


Shamrocks 6-15, Ballygarvan 1-14


Shamrocks scored goals in 5 minute spells in either half to run out easy winners in this game played in Shanbally. It was a high scoring contest against Ballygarvans second team but a second win on the bounce is welcome as the summer approaches.


U12 HL V Lisgoold – 22/5


Lisgoold 3-3, Shamrocks 0 7


Shamrocks unbeaten record came to an end in Lisgoold last Monday evening. The home side were still smarting from a good beating we game them in U12 football fixture earlier in the season.


The sides were evenly matched for the entire game but Lisgoold’s ability to score goals was decisive. Shamrocks suffered a number of injuries during the game but to be fair all players took their punishment and carried on! Hopefully, we will get an opportunity of meeting Lisgoold again later in the season.


Well done to all! Big thanks to our travelling support who again were a great lift to the lads.


Panel – Sam Foy, Robert Barrett, Kieran May, Eoin O’Flynn, Ferdia Hayes, Michael Foy, Nigel O’Sullivan- Kearney, Dara McCormack, Aidan Brady, Aaron Clarke, Josh Bartlett, Cathal O’Donovan, David Davis- Taggart, Zach Coughlan, Evan Twomey



JAHL V Ballygarvan – 22/5


Shamrocks 6-17, Ballygarvan 1-18


A wide open and high scoring game went the way of the home side on Monday evening. Ballygarvan settled quicker with 3 early points with the aid of the breeze but Shamrocks struck for 3 goals at the other end – 2 from Darrahgh O’Sullivan and another from Stephen O’Neill. Ballygarvan would not go away and battled back and stayed in touch at the break, 3-6 t0 1-8 for Shamrocks.


The second half was similar. Shamrocks couldnt put Ballygarvan away until the very end when they scored 2 quick goals. Prior to this, Shamrocks hed opened up a 10 point gap with some nice points from Seanán Collins and Darragh Scriven. Ballygarvan plugged away playing up into the top goal before Shamrocks late spurt of goals from O’Neill and Chris Hayes finished out the night.


Team: C. Scriven, J. Browne, S. Kidney, J. O’Keeffe, B. Mulqueen, D. O’Neill, S. Andrews, F. O’Neill, D. Scriven, S. Collins, M. Jordan, S. O’Neill, D. O’Sullivan, C, Hayes, T. Murphy.

Presentation of new jerseys to U14/U16’s – 20/5


On Saturday morning last, Mr Aiden Brady of the Carbon Chemical Group (Ringaskiddy) presented a set of jerseys to the U14’s at hurling training. This set of jerseys will also be used by our u16’s on occasion.


The club are very grateful to Aiden and to Carbon Chemicals for their kind jesture and hopefully the playyers can do themselves proud wearing them over the next few years. Míle buíochas.



Mr Aiden Brady of Carbon Chemicals presents the u14s with a new set of jerseys. Included are players, mentors and John Twomey underage chairman

JAHL V Kinsale – 17/5


Shamrocks 3-13, Kinsale 3-8


No report available

U14 HL V St Patricks – 18/5


Shamrocks 6-4, St Patricks 3-4


Shamrocks made the long trip to Skibbereen count with a deserved win over St Patricks, an amalgamation of 4 clubs from that region. Shamrocks had 14 players togged and this really is close to our maximum number of hurlers at this age group due to various reasons and it has put the panel under serious strain. But we drive on with what we have.


Shamrocks played with the aid of the wind in the first half and took some time to settle in after the long trip. Adam McSweeney bagged two goals and Harry Andrews scored a few 65’s. St Patricks were proving to be dogged opponents and stayed in touch with 2-1 themselves. HT score 2-2 to 2-1.


Some stern but encougraging words were spoken at halftime along with one or two positional switches and they seemed to rise the lads from their sleep. Shamrocks scored 3 quick goals inside 10 minutes of the restart and they were in control until the end. At one point a 12 point gap opened up – it was a much improved second half display.


Well done to all the players, parents and the two mentors for making our 3rd long trip in a row to West Cork – only one more to go in May! Hurling training on Saturday morning at 11.15am.


Team: S. Foy, R. Barrett, A. Brady, J. Coleman, H. Andrews, E. O’Flynn, M. Sisk, M. Foy, D. Howard, T. Sheehan, P. Dorney, A. McSweeney, F. Hayes, J. Bartlett