Monthly Archives: September 2018

U16 HL V St Vincents – 29/9


St Vincents 7-16, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 0-7


DÓM’s were well beaten in their final league game of the season before the playoffs. Unfortunately, this was their worst performance of the year and they were up against a well coached St Vincents team in Knocknaheeny on Saturday afternoon. Vincents were on form from the off and raced into a 3-13 to 0-2 lead – Ó Murchús had no answer. The home team scored 3 further goals after HT and that was it. It has to be said that Ó Murchú’s were short on the day and better things lie ahead no doubt for them.

U12 FL V Macroom B – 23/9


Shamrocks 2-7, Marcoom 2-4


This games was played in the Tom Creedon Memorial pitch in Macroom on Sunday morning. Shamrocks took to the pitch knowing that only a win would be enough to ensure of qualification to the semi final stage. The game was very evenly matched throughout with both teams cancelling each other’s scores with quick replies. At half time we were leading 1-03 to 0-03. Some nice play from Macroom soon had the scores level entering the final straight. We got back in front again near the end to run out winners by just a kick of a ball to leave us now qualified for the semi final. The management team would like to ensure that ALL players on the panel turn up for training this coming week. It was a big disappointment to field a team today with six players missing for one reason or another for such an important game.


Team. Josh Bartlett, Shane O Flynn, Nigel O Sullivan/Kearney, Shane O Mahony, Barry O Mahony, Kieran May, Noah Morris, David Herlihy, Evan Browne, Eoin Fordes, Luke Jordan, Cathal O Donovan, Cian Lynch, Conor Coleman, Donal Herlihy, Seamus O Mahony.



Schools Coach Fundraising Table Quiz


The Underage Boys and Ladies Football Club will be holding a fundraising table quiz on Friday October 5th at 8pm in the Shamrock Bar. A team of 4 costs €40 and a great night of fun and entertainment is guaranteed


All funds raised on the night will go towards the expenses for our Schools Coach.

U12 HL Semi Final V Mayfield – 19/9


Mayfield 5-5, Shamrocks 3-3


Shamrocks U12 great hurling season came to an end in Mayfield last night as we were beaten in the semi final of the u12 hurling against a very good Mayfield team. It was a huge bonus for us to be in the semi final in the first place and all credit must go to the players for this achievement. The game itself was played in the main pitch in Mayfield and it was great to see and hear the large number if parents, family and supporters that Shamrocks had present.


Mayfield started stronger and got some great scores midway through the first half to leave us trailing at half time on a scoreline of 3-03 to 0-01. Some words of advice was given at half time along with some positional switches. These started to pay dividends and we soon had some scores on the board. With ten minutes to go we were back in the game and only trailing by 4 points but Mayfield got a goal to kill off our great effort. We got another goal and a few points to leave the final score 5-05 to 3-03. The players were gutted at the end but when they look back at a long hard season in which the played ten competitive games in hurling they will realise how great the season was. All the panel got valuable game time throughout the season including last night.


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

U16 FC Semi Final V Raonaithe na nGael – 19/9


Raonaithe na nGael 4-14, Shamrocks 4-11


What a great game of football and unfortunately for Shamrocks, they came out on the wrong side of it in Whitescross on Wednesday evening. The players from both sides served up a cracker with the lead changing hands on many occasions before the referee eventually blew it up in near darkness.


Shamrocks played against the strong wind and hill in the first half and went in a point down at HT, 2-6 to 2-5. That was a healthy position to be in considering the elements. Tim Sheehan and Cian O’Flaherty scored the Shamrocks goals in that half while Shane Darcy was on song with 3 points from play. The backs and midfield worked hard to set up the forwards for scoring opportunities. 


The second half was tit for tat all through. Raonaithe na nGael scored an early point and a goal to go further ahead but Shamrocks kept working hard and goals from Mark Sisk and another one from the ever dangerous O’Flaherty had Shamrocks leading by 3 points with 13 minutes left. However, Raonaithe na nGael had a good 10 minute spell and scored 1-4 and suddenly they led by 5 points with 3 minutes left. Shamrocks tried everything to reduce the gap but it wasnt to be. The Shamrocks lads gave it everything on the night and cannot be faulted for one second for their effort and attitude. 


Panel: E. O’Flynn, F. Herlihy, D. Gregson, J. Coleman, A. McSweeney, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, S. Andrews, D. Howard, C. O’Flaherty, S. Darcy, H. Andrews, T. Sheehan, A. Maye, D. O’Brien




To follow

U12 FL V Ballinhassig – 17/9


Shamrocks 9-6, Ballinhassig 4-6


No report available

U8 Football Blitz – 15/9


We had our first biltz after Sumner  break on a lovely spring morning in Ballygarvan . We played Sliabh Rua in the first two games and Crosshaven in the third. As a group we have improved alot over the year and this blitz saw our biggest number all year with 12 players. This was great to see especially with academy starting on 28rd of this month and hopefully we will see ye all there with a few more.

U12 FL v Brian Dillons – 10/9


Shamrocks 3-11, Dillons 1-6


Shamrocks travelled to Whitescross to play Brian Dillions on a damp Monday evening. Both teams started brightly and it was evident from an early stage why both teams are going well in the league. Some fine points were scored by both teams as we started to enjoy a spell of great pressure on their goal. We soon got our reward with a fine Evan Twomey goal to put some daylight between the teams. Just after the break a Cathal O Donovan goal had us well in control. A great flowing move from one end of the pitch to the other resulted in a peach of a goal from Luke Jordan. Some excellent points from Dara McCormack and Cian Lynch left us comfortable winners at the end. This leaves us in a good position as we play our last two league games next week.


Josh Bartlett made some vital saves in goal for us. The full back line of Calum Gregson, Nigel kearney/O Sullivan and Shane O Mahony were in top form and in control throughout. Outside them in the half back line was Barry O Mahony, Kieran and Noah. These trio was the strongest line in the pitch. The Midfield pairing of Dara McCormack and Evan Browne were always in control. Our half forward line of David Herlihy, Cathal O Donovan and Ewan Clarke were a constant threat and got some great scores. Inside forward line was Luke, Cian and Evan Twomey. All our subs got game time. Conor Coleman, Zach Johnson, Donal Herlihy, Harry O’Leary Shane O Flynn, Seamus O Mahony and Owen Forde played their part when the entered the fray. Next up is Ballinhassig at home on Mon 17th and Macroom away on Sun 23rd.

U6 Hurling Blitz – 9/9


Well done to the U6s who played in a hurling blitz on Sunday September 9th in Carrigaline. Thanks to the parents and to Darrgah Collins who organised and managed the team.



U16 FC V Tracton – 8/9


Shamrocks 6-7, Tracton 4-5


This was a great win for the 16s footballers over a good Tracton team on Saturday afternoon in Minane Bridge.


The first half was low scoring but Shamrocks were happy at HT as they led by 0-4 to 0-3 after having played good controlled football into the wind and dominating possession. Most of the scores and all the goals came in the second half. Shamrocks piled on the pressure from the throw in and scored three quick goals to move 10 points ahead. They stretched further ahead and were 16 points ahead with 8 minutes remaining. Then Tracton went on a scoring blitz within the next 5 minutes, scoring 4-1 without replay and Shamrocks were on the ropes. However, an important kickout was won to relieve the pressure and they tagged on 1-2 in the closing stages to finish deserving winners. Onto the semi final verses Raonaithe na nGael (Whitescross/Brian Dillons)