Monthly Archives: June 2017

JAFL V Ballinhassig – 25/6


Shamrocks 3-10, Ballinhassig 0-8


No report available

JBFL V Kinsale – 24/6


Shamrocks 2-10, Kinsale 0-14


A late goal by Alan McCarthy gave Shamrocks the 2 league points in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon. It was a good game of football featuring some good scores on both sides throughout the hour. Either team could have won it in the end but Shamrocks finished the last 5 minutes much better.


Kinsale played down the hill in the first half and scored 5 points. However, Shamrocks were working hard throughout the field and penetrated the Kinsale rearguard as well and sciored some great points from Cannice Cafferey, Nathan Hayes, Darragh Scriven and Cathal Kidney among others. HT score was 0-5 to 0-5 each.


Kinsale began to take over in the second half after Jamie Sweeney had scored an early Shamrocks goal. They kicked some good points and only for Criostóir Corkery in the Shamrocks goal who made a sting of impressive blocks (in both halves), they would have stretched their lead even more. They hit a purple patch midway through the half and scored 5 unanswered points. They looked good for the win but Shamrocks kept battling away and were rewarded with that late goal to take the win. Well done to all the players who showed fine committment to the jersey throughout the game.


Team: C. Corkery, D. Allen, D. Barry, S. Kelleher, N. Hayes, C. Kidney, J. O’Keeffe, A. McCarthy, J. Tuohy, C. Cafferey, D. Scriven, J. Wilson, J. Brady, J. Sweeney, A. Hickey. Sub used – S. Downey.

U10 HL V Cloughduv – 24/6


Shamrocks 10-11, Cloughduv 0-0


It was hurling next on the agenda and we were pitted against Cloughduv away last Saturday in glorious conditions. Some players were on vacation but we still managed to field a team that would go on and win this game by a handy margin. The hurling that was played was a credit to the team and their coaches. Again some of our U8s came to the fore and plenty of game time was had by all. It was great to see again the great support from the parents. It wouldn’t be fair to mention any player for praise as this was a total team effort. 


Panel for both games (including football v Tracton). David Herlihy, Ewan Clarke, Barry O Mahony, Cathal O’Donovan, Shane O’Mahony, Luke Jordan, Donal Herlihy, Calum Gregson, Jack O’Sullivan/Kearney, Jay Taggert, Harry O’Leary, Cian LynchLiam Walsh, Liam Dorney, Shane O’Flynn, Jason O’Driscoll, Ollie O’Brien & James Keane.

U14 HL V Tracton – 23/6


Shamrocks 4-8, Tracton 4-7


The two teams at the top of the table met to decide the final finishing order of the league before the semi finals and it turned out to be a cracking game of hurling. Shamrocks and Tracton went at it for 65 minutes on a beautiful evening for hurling in Shanbally and it was Shamrocks who came out on the right side of the win by a solitary point. The Shamrocks players played their toughest opponent all season and stood up when it counted, both on the scoreboard and physically when Tracton came asking serious questions in particular towards the end of the game.


Tracton went 0-2 to 0-0 up inside the first few minutes but Shamrocks, playing down the hill, settled into the game. Harry Andrews scored a piledriver of a goal from a 21m free and Adam McSweeney soon followed with another from play. Shamrocks went into a 2-4 to 0-4 lead (Ferdia Hayes with an important point for Shamrocks) and were hurling better than Tracton after 20 minutes but Tracton got in for 2 goals from play in the run up to HT to draw level before Adam McSweeney struck for his second goal just before HT. Josh Bartlett scored a vital point from play for Shamrocks right on HT to leave Shamrocks ahead 3-5 to 2-4 ahead at HT.


The second half was intence as Tracton came out fighting. The Shamrocks backs in particular were performing very well and they got the rub of the green as well at times in front of their own goal. Shamrocks were holding Tracton 10 minutes into the second half and even went 5 points ahead before Tracton really got on top and threw everything at Shamrocks. They drew level but Adam McSweeney responded in kind at the other end to open up a 4 point lead. Time was running out with Tracton trying everything to breach the gap. They scored a late goal but time ran out soon after and Shamrocks topped the group. Well done to all players on both sides for providing such great entertainment.


Team: S. Foy, F. Herlihy, A. Brady, E. O’Flynn, H. Andrews, M. Foy, M. Sisk, T. Sheehan, D. Howard, P. Dorney, J. Bartlett, A. McSweeney, F. Hayes. Sub used – D. McCormick





Club Chiaráin 2017


Below find information on Club Chiaráin, July 3rd to 7th. Enrollment dates are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm and Saturdays at 11.15am at the boys Academy.


Club Chiaráin 2017 Application Form – Printable (Word)


U10 FL V Tracton – 22/6


Shamrocks 14-15, Tracton 9-5


We played Tracton in U10 football in Shanbally and after a close first half we ran out comfortable winners in the end. This was an important game for us after losing the the John Kerins tournament to Mayfield and also been beaten by Donoughmore in the U10 football the previous week. The lads put in a great team performance and it was great to see so many of our lads getting plenty of game time. This included some of our U8 players playing as well.

U8 Football Blitz – 17/6


Passage GAA hosted the latest blitz last Saturday morning. We had 10 players on show and all got plenty of game time on what was a very warm morning! We played Carrigaline 1, Carrigaline 2 & Passage. We competed very well and if scores were being recorded, we would have won all 3 games.


However, this is not the purpose of the blitz as we wish to introduce the young lads to the concept of structured games without the pressure of winning/ losing. We are delighted with the progress of this group and hopefully, they will go on to become stars in the future! Thank you to the parents for their support. No blitz this coming weekend.


Panel – Donal Herlihy, Calum O’Neill, Shane O’Flynn, Diarmuid Cotter, Gearoid Cotter, Alex Orchard, Ollie O’Brien, Seamus O’Mahony, Bradley Fitzgerald, Ryan Barrett.

U12 HL V Ballinora – 19/6


Shamrocks 3-7, Ballinora 1-4


Ballinora played host to this league fixture last Monday evening. This was our best hurling performance of the year by a long shot. We were solid all through and took our chances when they came. Probably the most pleasing part was the performances of the younger and less experienced players. They were magnificent! To be fair, the older lads stepped up big time and didn’t take a backward step all night.


We led 1-4 to 1-3 at half-time but should have been further ahead. Our half-time talk was short as the lads themselves knew that once we steadied up, we had their measure.
The second half was a joy to watch – blocking, hooking, striking; all the skills of the game came to the fore. We are now well positioned in the league.


Big thanks to our loyal band of supporters. Thank you also to Olivia Clarke, who stepped in as our Medic on the night! And lastly to our 2 water carriers on an extremely hot night – Emily Foy & Shane O’Flynn (and Hugh!!)


Panel – Sam Foy, Kieran May, Aiden Brady, Dara McCormack, Eoin O’Flynn, Michael Foy, Robert Barrett, Conor Coleman, Aaron Clarke, Ferdia Hayes, Josh Bartlett, Nigel O’Sullivan- Kearney, Euan Clarke.

John Kerins Memorial – 17/6


Mayfield 5-4, Shamrocks 0-3


We qualified for the semi final and final of this annual competition in Pairc Ui Rinn by coming through a tough group in Passage. We were teamed with Crosshaven, Ballygarvan and hosts Passage. We lost our first game to a very strong Crosshaven outfit. We regrouped to beat Ballygarvan by scoring 2-02 in the last five minutes after all seamed to be lost.That gave us plenty to play for in our last game against Passage. Again our never say die attitude saw us progress to Pairc Ui Rinn after we snatched a draw by scoring three unanswered points in injury time.When the final table was calculated out it showed that Crosshave had won the group and Shamrocks finished second ahead of Ballygarvan. We were drawn against Mayfield in the first semi final and this proved to be a hurdle to far for our young gallant team. In fact Mayfield went on to win out the tournament by beating Crosshaven in the final.


Great credit must go to the team, mentors and parents who again turned out in great numbers to support the lads. The backroom team of Shane O Donovan, Sean Kidney, Mark Hitchmough and Andrew O’Grady can be proud of their achievements. Panel of players. Josh Bartlett, Kieran May, Ewan Clarke, Barry O Mahony, Cathal O’Donovan, Sam Foy, Zach Coughlan, Shane O’Mahony, Luke Jordan, David Herlihy, Evan Browne, Evan Twomey, Calum Gregson, Jack O’Sullivan/Kearney, Nigel O’Sullivan/Kearney, David Taggert, Harry O’Leary, Cian Lynch & Dara McCormack.

U14 HL V Lee Gaels – 15/6


Shamrocks 5-10, Lee Gaels 1-5


Shamrocks played their second hurling in 3 days and continued their unbeaten sequence. Shamrocks were in control from early on and after adding a few goals and points inside the first 15 minutes, they could afford to make some changes and give players a rest. It was a well rounded performance from everyone and sets up the team as they move towards the playoffs. The lads seem to be enjoying their hurling at the moment and thats important, as well as practising their first touch at home.