Monthly Archives: June 2018

U8 Hurling Blitz – 30/6


The U8 hurlers attended their final blitz of the season in Pairc Ui Chaoimh with a 25° plus weather; they played Tracton, Bride Rovers and Kilworth. The squad  on the day was:
Michael Dorney, James Dorney, Eoin Murphy, Maurice Bermingham, Rylan O’Brien-Browne, Daniel Rahilly, Aonna Boland Yildrim, Bradley Fitzgerald.


Well done to all


U8 hurlers at their blitz in Páirc Ui Chaoimh, 30/6/18

MHL V Raonaithe na nGael – 27/6


Raonaithe na nGael 6-7, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 1-4


Report not available

U10 HL V Brian Dillons – 28/6


The U10s had there final game before the summer break against Brian Dillons in Shanbally this evening. On a very hot evening and with some players already gone on holidays we had 12 players togged out. After a slow start Shamrocks settled into the game and once our first goal went in we pushed on and the game was never in doubt. A great performance by all and great to see all players getting the full 50 minutes. We had a very impressive first half to the season winning all football games and losing only 2 hurling games that could have went our way just as easy. We look forward to the 2nd half of the season.


U12 HL V Lee Gaels – 25/6


Shamrocks 5-4, Lee Gaels 2-6


No report available

U10 FL V Lee Gaels – 23/6


As the first half of our under 10 season draws to a close with only one match remaining, Shamrocks played Lee Gaes on what was a beautiful Saturday morning. Holidays and the good weather took its toll leaving us  with  he minimum panel of nine players. The Dripsy pitch beside the Lee was in great condition and Shamrocks once again put on a fantastic display of football  eading to another comprehensive victory. Great credit is due to all nine players who put in a great effort for the whole game playing some gifted football and scoring many goals despite the scorching temperatures. Again well done to all.



Our next match is hurling against Brian Dillons. Time and venue to be announced.

U10 HL V Courcey Rovers – 20/6


The U10 action this Wednesday evening saw Courcey Rovers making the long journey to Shanbally  on what was a beautiful summers evening. Shamrocks took to the pitch with a full panel and while they were slow to get into their stride it wasn’t long before the scores began to come. Two solid halves of hurling including the whole panel ensured a comprehensive victory for the home side. Again well done to all. Next game playing Lee Gaels away on Saturday morning.

U16 HL V Castlelyons – 18/6


Diarmuid Ó Murchús 2-11, Castlelyons 3-8


Diarmuid Ó Murchús and Castlelyons shared the spoils in Crosshaven on Monday evening. This was an encouraging outing from the new team against previously unbeaten Castlelyons and they could easily have won this game as well. Traiining continues this Saturday before the next league game away to St Vincents next Monday night.

John Kerins Memorial Plate Victory – 16/6


Pairc Ui Rinn was the venue for what turned out to be a great day for our U11 squad last Saturday. Lifting the John Kerins shield after two magnificent displays of football.


Shamrocks first played Whitechurch in the semi final and came out convincing winners with a host of expertly taken goals. They then went on to tackle a hotly favoured Crosshaven team who had beaten Shamrock sin the qualifiers. The scene was set, the supporters shouting from the stand as the team followed the band, and the roar of “up Shamrocks” as Amhrán na bhFiann came to a close.


The early minutes of the first half were a tense affair as both teams traded points but a great Shamrocks goal rocked the Crosshaven men and took some wind from their sails.Shamrocks dug deep and with pure grit, determination, heart and spirit  went on to overcome the men in black and red with a scoreline of 3-5 to 0-5.


As soon as the whistle sounded the well deserved celebrations began. It was great to see these young Hero’s get their medals and carry the shield down trough both villages with great excitement all round. Congratulations and we’ll done to all involved but especially to all the members of this great team who proved that hard work and determination will always win out.




The winning panel with their mentors Andrew O’Neill, John Jordan, John Herlihy and Sammy O’Driscoll


U12 HL V Tracton – 14/6


Shamrocks 2-4, Tracton 0-5


This was the start of another 3 hurling games over the next two weeks. Tracton were doing great stuff in their games played so far.


Our lads got stuck in from the first whistle as both teams exchanged points over the opening period. A goal by full forward Josh Bartlett had us leading at half time on a scoreline of 1-03 to 0-03. Tracton had the wind with them in the second half and started to dominate the game. They scored two points to leave only the bare minimum between the teams entering the last ten minutes. Some changes were made by us and these resulted in our U10 players getting valuable game time. They done themselves and the club proud as they stormed in to it. A goal and a point was scored by our new full forward line and the final whistle soon sounded to the great delight of the large Shamrocks supporters. The final result was 2-04 to 0-05.

There is great credit due to these group of players and their parents for the time and effort that they have put in so far. Some of the players are playing three and four games a week. Thanks must also go to coach John Herlihy and selectors John Twomey and Shane O Donovan.


Panel: Sam Foy, Nigel O Sullivan/Kearney, Calum Gregson, Shane O Flynn, Kieran May, Barry O Mahony, Evan Browne, Cathal O Donovan, Dara McCormack, Harry O Leary, David Herlihy, Shane O Mahony, Luke Jordan, Josh Bartlett, Zach Johnson, Donal Herlihy, Conor Coleman & Seamus O Mahony.


The club would like to congratulate both Dara McCormack and Shauna McSweeney in making the Cork Primary Schools teams for the Munster Football Final Cork v Kerry in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sat 23rd June. Our U12s will be travelling by bus to support their colleagues



U14 FL V Cill na Martra – 14/6


Shamrocks 5-23, Cill na Martra 2-7


Shamrocks welcomed our mid Cork opponents to a wet and windy Shanbally this evening. The inclement weather didn’t spoil our lads enthusiasm for a game. Our lads played very well all through and the score-line was a reflection of the flow of the game.
Shamrocks have been on the end of these type of results over the years and whilst they are soul-destroying to a degree, a lot can be gleaned from them. We were short a couple and would probably have felt their loss had we played a more competitive team.


However, the experience and confidence gained by our younger lads from this game is immeasurable and will mean that competition for places is getting hotter – as it should be. We lead by 10 points at half-time playing up the hill against a stiff breeze. We didn’t play as well in the second half but still managed to put up a fine score.


Congrats to all and to parents/ friends who turned up. Also to J.J. for his help.


Panel – Josh Bartlett, Kieran May, Aiden Brady, Evan Browne, Declan Carroll, Aaron Clarke, Fionn Herlihy, Dara McCormick, Sam Foy, Michael Foy, Eoin O’Flynn, Derry Howard, Cathal O’Donovan, Conor Coleman.