Monthly Archives: March 2018

U12 FL V St Vincents – 28/3


Shamrocks 4-9, St Vincents 1-5

The U12s played their first game of the season in Shanbally against St. Vincents. A lot of training was had over the winter months in the National Maritime College of Ireland with this age group. The lads started well and soon found the range as some nice points were scored from play. A goal midway through the half was followed by another just before half time leaving us ahead on a scoreline of 2-03 to 0-03 at half time. We started to play the better football in the second half and scored another 2-03 before St. Vincents got the final few scores to leave us victorious on a scoreline of 4-06 to 1-05 at the final whistle. It’s great to see a large turnout of both players and parents on the night. Next up it’s away to Whites Cross next Tuesday 3rd April at 6.45pm.

Team. Josh Bartlett, Barry O’Mahony, Zach Coughlan, Euan Clarke, Kieran May, Shane O Mahony, Luke Jordan, Sam Foy, Calum Gregson, Cian Lynch, David Herlihy, Conor Coleman, Evan Twomey, Donal Herlihy, Zach Johnson, Harry O’Leary, Shane O Flynn.

MFL V St Colmans – 19/3


St Colmans 1-7, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 0-5


Shamrocks and Crosshaven played their first game as Diarmuid Ó Murchús in the Minor B1 FL in Cloyne. Unfortunately, it was the home side who took the points. Shamrocks had 5 players on duty with Tim Hayes on sideline duty. Diarmid Ó Murchús led by a couple of points at HT but the home side played much better in the second half and took the league points. Training continues every Wednesday night in Crosshaven, 7.30pm.

U16 FL V Tracton – 17/3


Tracton 5-3, Shamrocks 0-5


Shamrocks lost their first game of the season on St Patricks morning in the league. Despite a spirited effort against a good Tracton team, they went down to a 13 point defeat where the goals were the obvious difference. Lack of numbers once again was a key factor as Shamrocks had to play the entire first half with 12 players. In that time, despite a competitive first 20 minutes in which Shamrocks led 0-2 to 0-1, Tracton scored 3 goalsd before HT to lead at the break 3-2 to 0-3.


Try as they might in the second half, Shamrocks just couldn’t penetrate the Tracton rearguard and indeed, Tracton got in for 2 more goals to win comfortably in the end. The Shamrocks players tried very hard on the day but once again the lack of numbers was a killer and by the end, a few players had hobbled off leaving Shamrocks with 12 players once again.


Panel: D. O’Brien, D. Gregson, Fionn Herlihy, P. Dorney, J. Coleman, A. McSweeney, D. Howard, T. Sheehen, M. Sisk, S. Darcy, C. O’Flaherty, S. Andrews, J. O’Leary, H. Andrews, A. Maye,

U14 FL V Tracton – 10/3


Shamrocks 3-8  Tracton 3-1


First Football league fixture of the season was played in Shanbally this afternoon. The game was played in challenging conditions with the morning rain giving way to a stiff breeze down the field. Shamrocks decided to play against the elements in the first half. After a sluggish first quarter, Shamrocks settle to play some fine football and were unlucky not to have built up  a more commanding lead by half-time. Half-time score 3-2 to 1-1 in favour of Shamrocks.


They started the second half brightly and added some very well worked and executed scores. Fatigue and perhaps a little over-confidence crept into their play which allowed our opponents to nibble into our lead. To be fair, Shamrocks were never in trouble as some stout defending held Tracton at bay. The management of Seamus O’Flynn and Joseph O’Keeffe were more than delighted to have begun with a win and look forward to their next fixture on 31/03 v Aghinagh.
Special word of thanks to Sam & Kieran, our 2 subs today who waited patiently to come on in the second half – not a grumble from them despite the cold!!

Thanks to parents, siblings and friends for their support. Thank you to Mairead for her work behind the scenes.


Panel – Josh Bartlett, Fionn Herlihy, Robert Barrett, Aaron Clarke, Declan Carroll (c), Aiden Brady, John Coleman, Dara McCormick, Jack O’Leary, Michael Foy, Derry Howard, Eoin O’Flynn,Ferdia Hayes, Sam Foy, Kieran May.

Child Protection Awareness Workshop – 7/3


Well done to all our coaches who completed a Child Protection Awareness Workshop in the Club on Wednesday night. The tutor was Mairéad Ní Mhaoileóin from the Sports Council. All the coaches who participated got a cert on the night.