Monthly Archives: July 2017

JAHC V Valley Rovers – 23/7


Valley Rovers 2-17, Shamrocks 1-16


No report available

Co U21 BFC Quarter Final – 13/7


Kilshannig 4-19, Shamrocks 0-4


Shamrocks were no match for a physically stronger and more skillful Kilshannig team in the County B Championship on Thursday evening in Mayfield. Its always hard to know what to expect when you enter the county arena and Shamrocks found out the hard way that they are well off the pace required this year. Kilshannig won last years Minor A Football County and this strong team backboned this team. They attacked from the off and didnt stop attcking until the final whistle, never giving Shamrocks any chance to get into the game, dominating everywhere particularly in the ariel exchanges.


Kilshannig played with the very strong wind in the first half and were unstoppable. As soon as they kicked their 3rd goal just before HT, the game as a contest was over as the score read 3-9 to 0-1 at halftime. Any thoughts of a Shamrocks comeback with the wind were dismissed straight after the break as Kilshannig scored 3 fast points and went on shoot at will thereafter. Shamrocks came more into the game topwards the end fighting for a bit of pride and scored a couple of points but it was far too late.


Despite the scoreline and the disapponting display, its been a good year for this team with all players who started underage again next year. The Carrigdhoun title was captured after a mammoth campaign and this will stand to them going forward – Thursday night just wasnt their night. Im sure they’ll be back for more once the U21 season starts. Well done and thanks to all the players and the youthful management of Chris O’Neill and Stephen Hurley for a great run.


Team: C. Corkery, C. Hayes, S. Kidney, D. Barry, N. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, C. O’Grady, D. Andrews, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, D. O’Mahony, J. O’Keeffe, D. Allen, D. Scriven, D. O’Sullivan. Subs used – M. Lane, B. Crowley, J. Lynam, C. Murphy, S. Flavin.


Co U21 BFC V Kilshannig. Back row, l to r: J. O’Keeffe, J. Lynam, D. Andrews, C. Corkery, D. Scriven. N. Hayes, B. Crowley, D. Allen, S. Kidney, S. Flavin. Front, l to r: C. O’Grady, C. Murphy, D. O’Mahony C. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, D. Barry, D. O’Sullivan, M. Lane



Club Chiarain 2017

Annually the first week of July is sacrosanct in The Shamrock’s calendar as The Club Ciaran Hurling week beckons.


With over eighty boys and girls up for the start, helmets and hurleys at the ready, the ingredients for another successful week were on hand.  Blessed with excellent weather the five days sped along to a most satisfactory conclusion on Friday.  Hurling was in their psyche  and in their blood. What a week, with our County Senior and Minor hurling heroes ready for Munster Final battle on Sunday in Thurles, and all the hay is saved too.


Head Coach Patrick Andrews had his team of young men and Ladies fully motivated for the task ahead and credit them all, the five days were all good ones. On Friday we had a few tired entrants, but happy and content with willing and appreciative parents there in numbers to laud the fine work done by all.  


The Club were fortunate to have a sponsor willing to support this year’s programme. Ward & Burke, Civil Engineering Contractors were generous contributors in 2017. On Tuesday, Ms. Emma Murphy, Contracts Manager, was a most welcome visitor where she made a presentation to Club Chairman Pat McCarthy. She was joined on the podium  by two of the Club’s County Players this year. Sophia Daly, a member of the championship Shamrock Ladies Football Under 14 team, was a member of the Cork Primary Schools Go Games team that played against Kerry in Killarney last Sunday, before the Munster Final. Seán Andrews, is a member of the Cork Under 15 Football Team. His great Grand Uncle George Andrews played Senior Football with Cork in 1935. Geraldine McGrath represented the Ladies Football Club.


Deirdre ran the kitchen and had the troops well watered and fed all week and much credit is due to all the other members who gave of their time freely and willingly. Thanks to all.
Part of the yearly ritual is a visit from Mrs. Mary Hegarty, mother of the late Kieran, whose name is honoured by the camp. She was accompanied by her sister Jenny and a visitor from Holland, Pearl, who was fascinated by our ancient and unique sport.  She will treasure the hurley and slitor that was presented to her.



From left: Sean Andrews (Cork u15 footballer and Club Chiaráin Coach), Emma Murphy (Ward & Burke Contract Manager) sponsoring the event, Pat McCarthy Club Chairman, Pa Andrews Coaching Officer, Sophia Daly (Cork Primary Go Games Schools team v Kerry)



JBFL V Valley Rovers – 4/7


Shamrocks 4-14, Valley Rovers 0-15


A very high scoring and enjoyable game played in Brinny and Shamrocks are now going well in the league, 2 wins and a draw (one walkover given). 17 players togged for this game, a healthy number. The scoreline tells its own story, and the game provided some excellent football with splendid kicking and scoring from distance. The lads on duty had a great appetite and took on the opposition from the first throw-in.


We have a lot of players who are serious about their football and there will be some very serious new contenders seeking positions on the team to play in our next ‘A’ championship fixture. Well done to all who travelled to Brinny and produced such a fine result.


Team;  C. Corkery, C. Hayes, D. Barry, J. Wilson (Capt.), C. O’Grady, C.Kidney, N. Hayes, A. McCarthy, P. Brady, A.Hickey, C.Caffrey, J. Brady, D. O’Neill, S. Collins, S. Downey. Sub used D. Brown.



U16 FL V Crosshaven – 5/7


Crosshaven V Shamrocks


To follow

U12 FL V Aghabullogue – 3/7


Shamrocks 6-10, Aghabullogue 3-2


Shamrocks qualified for a Football League semi-final following this win tonight. We were comfortable all through and took the opportunity of playing some of the lads out of their normal positions. We had a good number of scorers which was pleasing. Further details on the semi-final will follow at a later date. Thank you for the great support tonight.


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

U8 Hurling Blitz – 1/7


This morning’s Hurling blitz was hosted by Na Piarsaigh.


The number of teams taking part was down due to holidays. We travelled with 8 players and all got plenty of game time. 3 games were played; each over 20 minutes.
We played Blarney, Douglas & Ballincollig and played very well in all. Our youngest player, Patrick Keane – known to all as Paddy!! – scored an impressive 5 goals over the 3 games.
In fairness, all of the lads made significant contributions in what were very warm conditions. Thank you to the parents and siblings who turned out to support us.


Finally, thank you to Gavin Webb, GDA, for helping this blitz to run so smoothly and on time.
Panel – David Herlihy, Donal Herlihy, Calum O’Neill, Shane O’Flynn, James Keane, Patrick Keane & Ryan Doolan.

Seamus O’Flynn and Stephen Keane with u8 hurlers at the blitz in Na Piarsaigh on 1/7/17