Week Beginning February 3rd, 2019
First Aid/Defibrillator Training Course – 2/2
JAFL V Belgooly – 3/2
Belgooly 1-10, Shamrocks 2-5
JAFL V Ballygarvan – 21/2
Ballygarvan 0-14, Shamrocks 1-10
No report available
The Club extends hearty congratulations to Sean Andrews who was a member of The St. Francls College Rochestown Team, that won the Tom Cullum Cup final at Pairc Ui Rinn last Saturday.
The game which was played before the Harty Cup Final, saw Rochestown defeat Hamilton High School Bandon and win their first Munster Hurling Title ever in front of over 7000 people. They will now go on to play the Connacht representatives in the All Ireland Semi-Final.
Sean lined out at corner forward and was on the scoresheet early in the game when Rochestown asserted themselves and let 1 -3 to 0 -1, thus giving them the momentum and confidence to stay the course and make college history.
It was a great day for Rochestown College and our own Club Shamrocks too.
COMHGHAIRDEAS A SHEÁIN
Sliabh Rua 7-14, DÓMs 1-6
No report available
Week Beginning March 2nd, 2019
U14 FL V Tracton – 9/3
Shamrocks played their first game of the 2019 season at home to Tracton last Saturday. Both teams were missing some players due to various reasons. Both teams started well and the score was level at 1-02 a piece after 15 minutes. Shamrocks then opened up a 5 point lead but some Tracton scoresbefore the break had us leading by 2-04 to 1-05 at the break.
After half time we upped the pace and got some great scores from play to leave us winning at the final whistle on a score line of 4-10 to 2-05.
Team. Josh Bartlett, Calum Gregson, Robert Barrett, Barry O Mahony, Kieran May, Euan Clarke. Sam Foy, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Cathal O Donovan, Aaron Clarke, Noah Morris, Eoin O Flynn, Evan Twomey and Zach Johnson
U16 FL V Lisgoold – 16/3
Shamrocks 4-10, Lisgoold 0-2
Shamrocks u16 footballers recorded the first win on the newly redeveloped top pitch in Shanbally with this comfortable win over Lisgoold on Saturday afternoon last. Shamrocks played into a strong wind in the first half and registered the first scores on the redeveloped pitch – Harry Andrews had the honour of the first score (a point) while Robert Barrett had the honour of the first goal. Shamrocks were in control against the wind and led 2-5 to 0-0 at HT.
The second half was similar with Shamrocks rotating their players throughout; Lisgoold played better football in this half also. It was a routine win in the end with all players making a contribution.
MFL V St Vincents – 22/3
St Vincents 5-15, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 1-6
U14 FL V Courcey Rovers – 23/3
Courcey Rovers 2-9, Shamrocks 3-5
U16 FL V Courcey Rovers – 30/3
Shamrocks 3-11, Courcey Rovers 0-5
Shamrocks got their second win of the season after a scoring blitz in the second half in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon. The sides were very much even in the first half with Courcey Rovers edging it 0-5 to 0-3 at HT, Shamrocks playing up the pitch in the first half in perfect conditions. The Shamrocks players turned in a much better display in the second half and some early scores including 2 goals gave them a cushion. They drove on to record the victory in the end. An accomplished display from the 13 players on view with plenty of players getting on the scoreboard and the backs and goalkeeper in control throughout. A mini break now for hurling in April. Well done to all.
Team: D. O’Brien, F. Herlihy, M. Foy, P. Dorney, T. Sheehan, D. Howard, S. Darcy, M. Sisk, E. O’Flynn, C. O’Flaherty, A. Maye, H. Andrews, R. Barrett.
U8 Hurling Blitz – 30/3
Well done to the U8 hurlers who took part in the U8 monster hurling blitz on the astro turf in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Satyrday morning. They were all fantastic on the day. Well done to them, to the management and to the parents for their support.
Week Beginning April 1st, 2019
Lotto Presentation (Winner in March 2019)
Congratulations to Carolyn Brady who is pictured below receiving her lotto win from club chairperson Pat McCarthy outside The Shamrock Bar.
Shamrocks 3-7, Tracton 0-8
The U12 footballers opened the season with a win over the visitors Tracton in Shanbally on Monday evening. This was a tough, close fought encounter with the obvious difference being the ability of the Shamrocks forwards to score goals. Shamrocks led 1-4 to 0-3 at HT. The Shamrocks backs and goalkeeper were outstanding especially in the second half when Tracton were all out for a goal but the wall couldn’t be breached. Shamrocks held on for a deserved win.
Panel: Jason O’Driscoll, Calum O’Neill, Callum Gregson, Shane O’Mahony, Barry O’Mahony, Ewan Clarke, Jack O’Sullivan, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Harry O’Leary, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Seamus O’Mahony, Liam Dunne, Shane O’Flynn, Ollie O’Brien, Billy Hanna, Ryan Doolin, Seán Óg Lynch, Calum Fitzgerald
Shamrocks and Ballygarvan played out an enjoyable game in Shanbally on Wednesday evening. Shamrocks won in the end but what was important was that every player played and played their part. Numbers are decent in this age group so lets keep the hurling going.
U16 HL V Cobh 2 – 6/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 7-9, Cobh (2) 7-8
This was a fabulous game of hurling played in Cobh on Saturday evening last. It featured 14 goals and many twists and turns along the way. A draw probably would have been a fair scoreline with so many scores.
Cobh second team were fast out of the blocks and their corner forward had a hatrick in the first 20 minutes. At this juncture, it looked like O’Murchús would get a tanking but they kept themselves in it with a few scores of their own. At halftime, Cobh led 6-5 to 3-5.
O’Murchús made a great start to the second half and had the 9 point deficit clawed back withion 10 minutes with 3 quick goals and they went ahead by 4. It was a complete turnaround and teir tails were up Cobh got in for another goal to leave a point between the teams but O’Murchús held on for a moral boosting one point win. While it was a great team effort, special mention go to Philip Dorney and Conor Finn who both scored hatricks.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Killian Twomey, Cian Herlihy, Christian Byrne, Patrick Cotter, Adam Power, Conor Finn, Liam Cotter, Eoghan Murphy, Zack Burke (all Crosshaven), Fionn Herlihy, Harry Andrews, Tim Sheehan, Mark Sisk, Philip Dorney and Eoin O’Flynn (all Shamrocks)
U16 HL V Cobh (2), 6/4/19
U10 FL V Crosshaven – 6/4
Shamrocks U10s got there football season underway in Camden this evening. Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half Shamrocks started the better of the two teams playing some very good direct football. With a comfortable lead built up it the bench was emptied early allowing the younger players, just up from U8 to play in their first structured game. Crosshaven came back strong in the second half taking the lead 2-4 to 2-3. However Shamrocks turned it up a notch kicking 5 unanswered points to finish off the game in style, winning on a scorleine of 2-9 to 2-4.
U9 FL V Crosshaven – 11/4
Shamrocks, in their first U9 football game played a very strong Crosshaven team. Up against it they never gave up and you could see improvement as the game went on. Crosshaven were physically much stronger and would have to be one of the top teams at this grade. A tough start for the U9s but great to see Shamrocks lining out at this grade.
U10 HL V Tracton – 12/4
Shamrocks travelled to Minane Bridge on Friday evening to play Tracton. As always with Tracton, Shamrocks found themselves in a hard played hurling match. Shamrocks stood firm to the challenge and played some super hurling winning on a scoreline of 4-5 to 1-1.
U16 HL V Mayfield – 13/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 6-8, Mayfield 0-1
A comfortable win for DÓMs in a wet and very windy Shanbally on Saturday evening. Ó Murchús had the bare minimum of players on this occasion but what was out there proved too good for Mayfield. Ó Murchús played with the aid of the very strong wind in the first half and were soon into their stride, hitting 2 early goals and adding some points to open up a nice lead. They continued to pile on the scores and had a healthy wind assisted lead at HT, 5-5 to 0-0.
The scoring naturally wasn’t as regular in the second half but Ó Murchús did more then enough to complete the win, adding on 1-3 as against Mayfields 0-1. That’s now two wins from two at the seasons start.
Week Beginning April 14th, 2019
U14 HL V Crosshaven – 19/4
Shamrocks 8-5, Crosshaven 6-8
We played our first hurling game of the season at U14 level in Crosshaven on Tuesday evening. Both teams started brightly and it was Crosshaven who got the early scores on the board with some fine long distance frees. We settled after a while and soon scored 1-03 without reply. Crosshaven got some late scores approaching half time to leave them in a very strong position at the break. They lead on a score line of 4-06 to 2-03.
Shamrocks started the second half on the front foot and kept battling away to slowly reduce the deficit. We hit a purple patch with 15 minutes to go and camped in the Crosshaven half. With 5 minutes left the scores were level. A final push resulted in us scoring 1-01 to finish the game on a high. Final score. Shamrocks 8-05 Crosshaven 6-08.
Team. David Herlihy, Robert Barrett, Seamus O Mahony, Kieran May, Michael Foy, Sam Foy, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Josh Bartlett and Cathal O Donovan, Evan Browne, Eoin O’Flynn
U12 HL V Crosshaven – 18/4
Crosshaven 5-11, Shamrocks 0-3
A comfortable victory for the visitors to Shanbally on Thursday night, they pulled away in the second half…..no other details
U16 HL V Raonaithe na nGael – 22/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 4-11, Raonaithe na nGael 2-14
This was a cracking game of hurling played in Whitescross on Easter Monday evening. Raonaithe na nGael were quick off the mark and scored 1-3 before Ó Murchus even attacked. Ó Murchú’s registered 2 goals themselves before Raonaithe na nGael pushed on before halftime impressively, and they led 2-12 to 2-3 and looked likely winners.
One or two positional switches seemed to work for Ó Murchús in the second half. After plenty of early possession resulted in no scores, a goal 15 minutes from the end seemed ignite their comeback. They were in top in all sectors now and finished with all the momentum, scoring 2-3 to 0-0 in that time to seal the 1 goal win. Well done to all the players and parents for travelling out on Easter Monday.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Cian Herlihy, Jake Russell, Michael Nugent, Conor Finn, Adam Power, Eoghan Murphy, Zack Burke (all Crosshaven), Michael Foy, Eoin O’Flynn, Fionn Herlihy, Mark Sisk, Harry Andrews, Adam McSweeney (all Shamrocks)
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Harry and Mark Sisk in action at U16
U9 FL V Brian Dillons – 25/4
The under 9’s played their second game of the year against Brian Dillions in Tank Field Monetentte on Thursday evening. All players played really well and there was a vast improvement of ability since first league game. Shamrocks won the game well.
The panel was Patrick Keane, Nicholas O’Driscoll, Danny Calnan, Eoin Murphy, Maurice Bermingham, Rylan O’Brien-Browne, Bradley Fitzgerald and Shay Kelleher
U10 FL V Brian Dillons – 25/4
Shamrocks and Brian Dillons played on Thursday evening in the Tank Field on Thursday evening. Shamrocks got off to a good start and kicked some nice points. Poor shooting through the first half allowed Dillons back into the game after they got 2 lucky goals from long range. However, with the wind assisting in the second half, Shamrocks took control of the game and kicked some superb points. Final score was a very impressive Shamrocks 1-14, Brian Dillons 3-0. A good evening overall with the U9s playing Dillons alongside this game and also playing well
U8 Football Blitz – 27/4
Well done to the players who travelled to Newcestown to take part in the latest football blitz, the lads played Bandon and Valley Rovers among others. Also thanks to Darragh Collins who was manager
Week Beginning April 28th, 2019
U16 HL V Lee Gaels – 29/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-12, Lee Gaels 0-1
DÓMs got their forth win in April courtesy of a win over Lee Gaels in Dripsey on Monday night. Ó Murchú’s were always on top eventhough they were slow to get the scores on the board in the first half, leading 1-6 to 0-0 at HT. A much better second half display from all the players say them win comfortably.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Liam Cotter, Owen Merchant, Cian Herlihy, Adam Power, Zack Burke, Michael Nugent, Jake Russell, Eoghan Murphy, Conor Finn (all Crosshaven), Eoin O’Flynn, Mark Sisk, Adam McSweeney, Harry Andrews, Tim Sheehan, Michael Foy (all Shamrocks)
U12 HL V Nemo Rangers – 2/5
Nemo V Shamrocks
Lost by a point….
MFL V Carraig na bhFear – 4/5
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 7-7, Carraig na bhFear 4-7
No report available
U12 FL V Lee Gaels – 6/5
Our under 12’s put up a fantastic display of football against Lee Gaels at O’Brien field last Monday night. Shamrocks were the stronger side on the night and played some really nice flowing football scoring at will and coming away with a comprehensive victory. All credit to a determined Lee Gaels side who never gave up under some serious pressure. Well done to all the lads for a cracking performance and thanks to all who turned up to support us on the night. Hurling game away to Kinsale this Thursday night 7pm.
U10 FL V Tracton – 8/5
Shamrocks U10 footballers played Tracton in the league on Wednesday evening and had a comfortable win. Well done to all
U12 HL V Kinsale 2 – 9/5
On Thursday, 9th of May, Shamrocks travelled to Kinsale on what was a glorious evening for hurling. Having fifteen players we opted to play fifteen a-side. The first half was a low scoring affair with both teams defending brilliantly. For Shamrocks Callum Gregson, Callum O’Neill and Seamus O’ Mahony were superb in the full back line and were well assisted by Shane O’ Mahony at centre-back. Despite their heroics Kinsale managed 2-2 in the first half but 1-2 from Cian lynch, a fine point from Luke Jordan and a long range speculative goal from Shane O’ Flynn at wing back, ensured Shamrocks were only one point in arrears at half time, 2-2 to 2-1.
In the second half a plentiful supply of the sliotar from the midfield duo of David Herlihy and Evan Browne made the scoreboard move in Shamrock’s favour. There were six wonderful points from play and Kinsale were held scoreless until the final minutes. Cian Lynch scoring 0-4 ( 0-3 from play), two fine points from Luke Jordan and a massive point from Evan Browne made sure Shamrocks were the dominant team in this half. Though Shamrocks conceded two late goals they managed to hang on, by the bare minimum, for a fantastic victory, 2-9 to 4-2.
Team; Jack O’ Sullivan Kearney, Callum O’Neill, Callum Gregson, Seamus O’ Mahony, Seán Ó Lynch, Shane O’ Mahony, Shane O’ Flynn, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Harry O’ Leary, Cian Lynch, Jason O’Driscoll, James Keane, Luke Jordan & Ryan Doolan
U12 Hurling V Kinsale 2, 9/5/19 in Kinsale
U8 Hurling Blitz – 11/5
Well done to the U8 hurlers who took part in a Hurling Blitz on Saturday morning in sunny Minane Bridge.
U14 HL V Ballygarvan – 10/5
Ballgarvan 6-7, Shamrocks 1-9
This game was played in the pouring rain on Friday night and resulted in a Ballygarvan win. Ballygarvan were a much bigger team physically and used this advantage. Their full forward line was able to grab the goals while at the other end, Shamrocks struggled for scores. Credit to Shamrocks who battled manfully throughout.
U12 FL V Canovee – 13/5
Shamrocks 3-11, Canovee 3-3
No report available
U16 FL V St Vincents – 13/5
St Vincents 1-12, Shamrocks 1-6
St Vincents took the league points in Shanbally on a lovely Monday evening. They deserved their victory as 5they played excellent football with one player less after a sending off. Shamrocks just couldnt get a foodhold on the game and when they did work it in to scoring postition, they missed many chances to add to their tally.
Vincents were never led – they started brightly with the breeze and led 0-6 to 0-3 at HT. Shamrocks kept dropping ball into the goalkeepers hands, the kicks were just lacking in power. Vincents added a goal and stretched out their lead before Shamrocks responded at the other end. HT 1-6 to 1-4 for Vincents.
Shamrocks never got going in the second half; Vincents scored a brace of points after HT and Shamrocks were unable to claw it back. After this game, Vincents top the table with Shamrocks second and they could meet in a final before the year is out.
Team: D. O’Brien, M. Foy, A. McSweeney, T. Sheehan, F. Herlihy, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, D. Howard, A. Maye, C. O’Flaherty, S. Darcy, H. Andrews, E. O’Flynn.
Week Beginning May 14th, 2019
U14 FL V Ibane Gaels 2 – 14/5
Shamrocks 8-9, Ibane Gaels B 2-7
We played two league matches this week in football. First at home to Iban Gaels and our second game saw us travelling to St. Vincent’s.
We had a comfortable win over Iban Gaels with all our players on the panel getting valuable game time. The final scoreline didn’t reflect on the great effort Iban Gaels put into this match particularly in the second half where they had us pinned down in our own half.
The second game against a very strong and talented St Vincent’s team saw us defeated on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-09. A huge effort was put in by us and with 2 minutes remaining the sides were level. Alas 3 late points saw Vincent’s crawl over the finishing line. It’s now back to hurling again next week. We have combined hurling and football training this coming Thursday 23rd at 6pm.
Panel. Josh Bartlett, Nigel O Sullivan/Kearney, Callum Gregson, Robert Barrett, Ewan Clarke, Aidan Brady, Kieran May, Michael Foy, Evan Browne, Sam Foy, Aaron Clarke, Seamus O Mahony, Cian Lynch, Eoin O Flynn, Noah Morris, David Herlihy, Conor Coleman, Cathal O Donovan, Evan Twomey, Harry O Leary, Luke Jordan.
U14 FL V Ibane Gaels 2, May 14th 2019
U10 HL V Passage – 15/5
The u10 hurlers took on Passage in Shanbally on Wednesday evening. It was clear to see the players were tired after a busy schedule recently at u12 and u10. Nevertheless, they showed great battling qualities to record the win after a great encounter. Well done to all the players and coaches.
JAFC V Tracton – 18/5
Shamrocks 1-9, Tracton 1-6
Shamrocks are into the next round of the JAFC after this hard fought victory over Tracton in Ballygarvan on Saturday evening last. This was Shamrocks first victory of the season and it was their best and couldn’t have come at a better time.
Shamrocks started much the better and points from David Andrews, Alan McCarthy and Cannice Caffrey were 0-5 to 0-0 up after 20 minutes. Tracton scored their first point after 22 minutes and went in behind at HT, 0-5 to 0-2.
Tracton took over at the start of the second half and looked good, scoring 1-1 within 1 minute to go level for the first time. Shamrocks were struggling to get ball into the forwards but a defelcted goal from David Andrews put them 3 up again. Tracton responded at the other end with 3 points of their own and it was all to play for. Shamrocks responded well and a magnificent point from substitute Philip Brady with 13 minutes to go sparked Shamrocks into life and they finished the stronger scoring 2 further points to claim a deserved win.
Team: F. O’Neill, D. Barry, S. Kidney, N. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, C. Kidney, A. O’Grady, A. McCarthy, B. Mulqueen, M. Jordan, C. Caffrey, K. Hayes, R. Twomey, D. Andrews, S. Collins. Subs used – S. Downey, P. Brady, S. Kelleher.
U10 FL V Passage – 18/5
Shamrocks U10 footballers played Passage on Saturday morning. Shamrocks again, as in the hurling against the same opposition on Wednrsday evening, had to battle hard following a poor first have performance to grind out a narrow win in the end. Well done to this busy group of players and mentors
U12 HL V Cloughduv – 19/5
Shamrocks 7-9, Cloughduv 0-1
On Sunday evening, 19th of May, Shamrocks u12 hurlers faced up to a young bunch of Cloughduv hurlers on what was a fine evening for hurling. The team were delighted to welcome back their captain, Barry O’Mahony, who had been injured for a number of weeks. Shamrocks opted to play 15 a-side and produced a great performance in all areas of the field. Two goals in the first half from Evan Browne and Barry O’ Mahony ensured that Shamrocks were in the driving seat. Some quality point taking from Luke Jordan, Cian Lynch and Barry O’ Mahony kept the score board ticking over nicely and Shamrocks led by 2-06 to no score at half-time.
Following half-time the second half scoring spree continued as the Shamrocks backs and mid fielders kept delivering quality supply to the forwards. Goals from Dónal Herlihy, Cian lynch, Barry O’Mahony and Luke Jordan making life very difficult for Cloughduv. However, the did keep on hurling and opened their account mid way through the half with a fine point. To conclude, it was a fine display from Shamrocks and they now look forward to their final league game in June against Lee Gaels.
Team; Harry O’ Leary, Seamus O’ Mahony, Callum Gregson, Seán- óg Lynch,Shane O’ Flynn, Cian Lynch, Callum O’ Neill, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Dónal Herlihy, Luke Jordan, Jason O’ Driscoll, Jack O’ Leary-kearney, Barry O’ Mahony, James Keane. Sub; Ryan Doolan for David Herlihy (injured)
JAHL V Ballinhassig – 20/5
Shamrocks 3-14, Ballinhassig 2-12
Shamrocks started their league campaign with a 5 point win over Ballinhassig on Monday night in Shanbally. This was a deserved win on the night and the Shamrocks players played some excellent hurling at times to rack up a pretty decent 3-14 on the scoreboard.
Ballinhassig had 1-1 on the scoreboard literally within the first minute and then followed up with a few more points over the next 10 minutes. However, Shamrocks grew into the game and started to get their own scores at the other end. They tagged on their first few points before a goal got them right back into it. At halftime, Shamrocks led 1-9 to 2-5.
Again, the second half was close up until Shamrocks scored a vital goal mid way through. This gave them a 6 point cushion; Ballinhassig brought it back to 2 points but another Shamrocks goal and a few lovely points at the other end gave them the deserved victory.
Annual Primary Schools Blitz – 22/5
Well done to all the first & second class boys & girls of Scoil Barra Naofa (Monkstown NS), Shanbally NS and Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour NS who took part in our annual Primary Schools Blitz in Shanbally on Wednesday morning. They all had plenty of fun on the day.
Many thanks to the principals and teachers of the schools, to the parents who came out to support; to our schools coach Anthony Shannon who was also on hand; to John Twomey (Shanbally) who organised the kitchen and made sure there was plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits for everyone and to John Jordan (and Jason Browne) for his trojan work behind the scene setting up the pitch. Also thanks to Denis Murphy who represented Rebel Óg Coaching.
John Kerins U11 Tournament Plate Qualifying – 25/5
JAHL V Tracton – 27/5
Tracton 1-16, Shamrocks 2-7
Tracton took the league points on offer in Shanbally on Monday night. Shamrocks were using this as a prep game for the championship games coming up. Tracton fully deserved their win.
Shamrocks played with the very strong wind in the first half and despite 2 goals, Tracton were staying in touch at the other end and at HT, Shamrocks led by only 2-5 to 0-7, such was the strength of the wind. Sure enough, Tracton, despite some encouraging hurling from Shamrocks at times, tagged on the necessary points they needed from out the field to win comfortably enough at the end.
U8 Football V Kilmurry – 29/5
Well done to the U8 footballers and their coaches for their great performances in their game at home to Kilmurry.
JAHC V Kinsale – 31/5
Kinsale 4-12, Shamrocks 2-9
Shamrocks and Kinsale played in the first round of the championship in Ballygarvan and while Kinsale deserved the win, Shamrocks can count themselves unlucky to be beaten by that 9 point margin. A lack of scoring power when it mattered most cost them and they contributed hugely to a competitive game.
Kinsale had an early goal after the ball should have been cleared in defence. Shamrocks kept plugging away and a few points from free from Andrew O’Grady and Seanán Collins and from play from John Boylan and David Andrews had Shamrocks back in the contest 1-5 to 0-5 behind after 20 minutes. Again Kinsale got in for a goal that should have been cleared and they went in at HT leading 2-7 to 1-6, Jason Browne with the Shamrocks goal on 22 minutes that had levelled matters. Shamrocks had played with the wind which died down in the second half.
Kinsale kept their noses in front by 3 or 4 points for the first 15 minutes of the second half. Shamrocks just couldn’t reduce that gap. The Kinsale free taker was unerring from frees all night and any fouls committed by Shamrocks were punished. The key middle 10 minutes of the second half saw loads of Shamrocks possession but the scoring rate was very slow and Kinsale broke at the other end and scored a goal. There followed a goal each from both sides (Mark Hitchmough for Shamrocks) but it was the third Kinsale goal really that killed off Shamrocks after all their possession. They battled on until the end but they needed 4 goals at that stage and the game petered out to its inevitable conclusion.
The Shamrocks players on the night showed that with more pure hurling training and proper application and attitude they can do better things in this championship – Friday nights game was the first time that all those players were together proper as a team and you don’t win any championship game like that even though they showed glimpses of what they are capable of.
Team: B. Sweeney, S. Andrews, D. Barry, S. Kelleher, F. O’Neill, S. Collins, B. Mulqueen, M. Hitchmough, D. Andrews, S. Downey, J. Boylan, A. McCarthy, N. Hayes, A. O’Grady, J. Browne. Subs – R. Twomey, C. Kidney, J. Wilson, C. O’Grady, C. Scriven, M. Fleming.
Week Beginning – June 2nd, 2019
Cork GAA Challenge Run 2019 – 3/6
The Shamrock H&F Club were recently delighted to host the Cork GAA Mile Challenge run by Kevin Donovan in aid of Cork deal Association and Parkinson’s Ireland.
U14 HL V Whitescross – 4/6
Whitescross 3-9, Shamrocks 2-3
Shamrocks and Whitescross played out an enjoyable game on Tuesday evening in Shanbally.
The teams were evenly matched for most of the game but Whitescross finished much the stronger to take the win. Whitescross played with the wind in the first half and registyered their first few scores, despite some great saves in the Shamrocks goal from Sam Foy and heroic defending from the full back line.
Into the second half, Whitescross were ahead but an Eoin O’Flynn goal for Shamrocks actually put them ahead for the first time. However, Whitescross scrambled home a goal shortly afterwards and had all the momentum into the last 15 minutes, where they finished with 2-4 without reply to win comfortably enough at the end.
U10 & U9 Hurling v Ballinhassig – 4/6
Well done to the 17 under 10s and 9s who travelled to Ballinhassig on Tuesday evening to play the home side in 2 games. Well done also to Andrew O’Neill who took the two teams (on his own!). The players on duty were excellent and recorded two wins and Andrew was delighted to report a big improvement from the under 9’s in particular.
U10 HL V Carriag na bhFear – 15/6
Well done to the under 10 hurlers who had a good win over the visitors Carriag na bhFear in Shanbally on Saturday morning. Andrew O’Neill and Adrian Doolin are making great strides with this group, especially in the hurling.
Bingo Night – 14/6
Well done to everyone who contributed in any way to our successful Bingo Night on Friday night in the FBI, thanks to all who donated spot prizes, thanks to the organisers of the event and thanks to the FBI as excellent hosts.
U12 HL V Lee Gaels – 17/6
Shamrocks 13-7, Lee Gaels 3-1
U10 FL V Lee Gaels – 19/6
The u10 footballers are pictured below with Adrian Doolin and Andrew O Neill on Wednesday evening in Shanbally. They recorded a big win over Lee Gaels written many players playing in different positions on the night. Well done to this busy group of players.
U16 HL V Grenagh – 20/6
Grenagh 2-24, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 0-8
No report available, suffice to say Grenagh won by a huge score
U14 HL V Brian Dillons – 21/6
Shamrocks 4-19, Brian Dillons 1-6
Shamrocks played Brian Dillons in the u14 hurling league in the Tank Fièld at the weekend. It was a great team performance and all the panel of 17 players got great game time which will stand to them. The pleasing thing about this performance was our ability to score some great points from play. We played against the wind in the first half and had a commanding lead at half time. Dillons came back in to the game in the second half but we knuckled down again and closed out the game with some fine scores.
Team. D. Herlihy, D. McCormack, B.O’Mahony, C.Lynch, M.Foy, K.May, E. Browne, A.Brady. C.O’Donovan, S.Foy, R.Barrett, J.Bartlett, E.O’Flynn, L.Jordan, C. Coleman, E. Twomey, C. Gregson.
Week Beginning – June 23rd, 2019
U12 FL V Aghinagh – 25/6
Shamrocks 3-6, Aghinagh 3-4
Shamrocks won the top of the table clash at sunny Shanbally on Tuesday evening, after a mighty struggle against an Aghinagh team that refused to give up. Shamrocks, after falling behind to an early goal, took over and finished the first half strong. They had plenty of possession but could have had more than the 2-3 to 1-2 lead at half time.
Into the second half and both teams traded scores; Shamrocks went 6 points ahead but Aghinagh never gave up and had the deficit down to 2 points into injury time. Shamrocks just about held on in a whelter of excitment. Well done to both teams on a great game.
U10 FL V Ballygarvan – 26/6
Shamrocks U10 footballers finished the first half of their season on Wednesday night in Ballygarvan. They went into this game unbeaten so far this season and finished with their record intact. Shamrocks were never in any trouble in this game winning with a comfortable margin. Great progress is being made here, well done to all and their coaches
U9 Football v Sliabh Rua – 27/6
The U9’s played their last football game before the summer break on a sunny Thursday evening away to Sliabh Rua. Great game and nice to see the lads improving. Well done to manager Dave Andrews
U10 HL V Ballinhassig – 29/6
Shamrocks U10 hurlers finished the first half of their season this morning in Ballinhassig. Having won their last football game earlier in the week the lads were determined to finish the hurling the same way. And that they did. They played great hurling from start to finish and the work rate from all the players was never in question. Shamrocks ran out convincing winners again on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-1. They finish the first half of their season season with only 1 loss. Brilliant stuff from all the players and management
U9 HL V Ballinhassig – 29/6
Shamrocks U9 Hurlers also finished the first half of their season in Ballinhassig on Saturday morning. They also ran out winners on a scoreline of 9-0 to 1-3. Great to see two young Shamrocks teams coming away from Ballinhassig with wins. Again, well done to all the players, parents and management
U12 FL V Courcey Rovers – 1/7
Shamrocks 5-7, Courcey Rovers 4-2
Club Ciaráin 2019
The first week of July is solidly etched in the Club’s Diary as it features the annual staging of Club Ciaran, five days of hurling coaching and skills. With eighty boys and girls registered and a full compliment of Coaches and ancillary persons the blueprint was set for a perfect week.
Guest of honour for the official opening was Mary Hegarty, accompanied by her daughter Susan. Mary’s late son Ciaran is remembered and honoured by the Club, hence the camp is called CLUB CIARÁIN. All participants, having received and fitted their ‘Club Ciaran’ shirts were off to a fine start led by The Club’s Senior Under Age Hurling Coaches, Patrick Andrews and Mr. John Herlihy N.T.
The Club was very proud to introduce three players who had represented the County this season. Chloe McGrath was with the Cork Ladies Under 14 Football Team that won All Ireland honours recently. Ellana O’Mahony was with the Cork National School’s Football team and Seán Andrews is with the Cork Minor Football team. These players have come through the under age programme and have done their Club and teams much honour, congratulations and well done to them all.
A very welcome visitor on Wednesday was our local and very popular Curate Fr. Con Cronin and he was hugely impressed with the programme and extended much praise to all those who give of their time freely for the good of our youth.
One of the highlights of the final day was the Long Puck Competitions. The winners were as follows; GIRLS – 1. Ellana O’Mahony, 2. Rebecca Collins, 3. Ellen Mallon. BOYS – 1. Cian Lynch, 2. Evan Browne-Wilson, 3. David Herlihy.
Special thanks to Deirdre and her helpers in the kitchen, they did a great job too.
Another year and another successful week for CLUB CIARÁIN – Mol an Óige!
Shamrocks GAA ‘Club Ciarán’ Summer Camp, Shanbally 1st July 2019. Photo Siobhán Russell
JAHC v Ballinhassig 7th July 2019
Shamrocks 0-14, Ballinhassig 2-5
Shamrocks led all the way in this keenly contested Junior Hurling Championship game played in Ballygarvan on Sunday evening. With only a few league games under their belt the lads in green stood up to the ‘Blues’ and bravely contested every ball from start to finish. Veteran Senan Collins gave an inspirational display and led his colleagues to a merited win. The winners prize is a place in the semi-final and with a full commitment to training and coaching our lads will match any opposition.
B. Sweeney, S.Kelleher, D. Barry, C. O’Grady, A. McCarthy, B.Mulqueen, F. O’Neill, D. Andrews, A. O’Grady, S. Downey, S. Boylan, M. Hitchmough, J. Browne, S. Collins, D, Kennedy, C. Kidney, R. Twomey, J. Wilson, J. Lynam, M. Fleming.
U12 FL V Courcey Rovers – 1/7
Shamrocks 5-9, Courcey Rovers 5-2
Shamrocks u12 footballers travelled to Ballinspittle on the 1st of July to play Courcey Rovers in their last football league game. It was a beautiful evening for football although Shamrocks were missing a few regulars due to holiday commitments. Shamrocks began very positively and within ten minutes were 2-5 to no score ahead thanks to goals from Liam Dorney and Luke Jordan and fabulous points from Luke Jordan (0-2,0-1 free), David Herlihy (0-2), Cian Lynch (0-1, free) and Dónal Herlihy. Couceys found the quick movements of the shamrocks players hard to live with and only managed one goal and a point by half-time. Shamrocks continued their dominance with a fine individual goal from David Herlihy and another by Jack O’ Sullivan-Kearney to leave the half-time score of Shamrocks 4-06 to Courcey Rovers 1-01.
At the beginning of the second half the referee decided to widen the pitch, for whatever reason, and this seemed to suit a rejuvenated home side. They ran continuously at the Shamrock’s backs and managed three good goals despite the best efforts of goalie, Dónal Herlihy. The half backline of Shane O’ Flynn, Cian Lynch and Harry O’ Leary were excellent and helped enormously in curtailing Courceys. Evan Browne managed to get a fine goal which helped to keep the score board ticking over despite the intense pressure from the home side. Luke Jordan scored a vital free late in the game which ensured a famous win. Final score, Shamrocks 5-09 Courcey Rovers 5-02
Team: Jason O’ Driscoll, Callum Gregson, Ryan Doolan, Shane O’ Flynn, Cian Lynch, Harry O’Leary, David Herlihy, Evan Browne, Dónal Herlihy, Luke Jordan, Ollie O’ Brien, Liam Dorney & Jack O’ Sullivan-Kearney. Subs used: Seán-Óg Lynch & James Keane
Week Beginning – July 27th, 2019
U10 & U9 Visit Naval Base – 27/7
Pictured below are some members of our under 10 and under 9 teams who went on a tour of the Naval Base on Saturday and had their lunch on board the LE James Joyce.
Included in the picture is Leading Seaman Jason Browne, who is also one of their managers. A great day was had by all
U10 & U9 on board LE James Joyce, 27/7/19
U14 HC V Mayfield – 2/7
Mayfield 4-16, Shamrocks 0-3
Shamrocks played Mayfield in Shanbally in the U14 hurling championship last Friday evening. They fielded a very under strength side due to holiday season. Mayfield proved too strong for us and Shamrocks were left chasing shadows at times throughout the game. The club would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of all the players who never gave up, especially our U12 players who helped to field a team. We also would like to pay a special thank you to the parents who brought their children back from their holidays so we could field.
Team. David Herlihy, Kieran May, Barry O’Mahony, Cian Lynch, Dara McCormack, Eoin O’Flynn, Evan Browne, Cathal O’Donovan, Josh Bartlett, Conor Coleman, Harry O’Leary, Evan Twomey
HT in the match
U16 HC V Grenagh – 7/8
Grenagh 4-13, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-4
DÓMs came up short in the championship semi final on Wednesday night against the home side. Grenagh were a well coached team featuring hurlers throughout the field and they simply had too much hurling for Ó Murchús. While Ó Murchús tried hard throughout, it was a below par performance on the night after an interrupted preparation due to holidays and other codes!
Ó Murchús had an early goal but Grenagh grew into the game and led 2-6 to 1-2 at HT; it could have been a lot more as they had all the possession and chances and at this stage, while they were within striking distance of Grenagh, Ó Murchú’s were just hanging on at this point.
Any chance of a comeback was squashed within 10 minutes of the restart with Grenagh scoring 1-3 without reply to effectively finish the game as a contest. They added a further goal and led 4-12 to 1-4 before 2 late consolation goals for Ó Murchús gave the supporters something to shout about at the end.
Panel: M. Foy, E. O’Flynn, M. Sisk, H. Andrews, F. Herlihy, A. McSweeney (all Shamrocks), C. Herlihy, C. Byrne, J. Russell, P. Cotter, C. Finn, J. McCarthy, A. Power, M. Nugent, O. Merchant, E. Murphy (all Crosshaven)
U16 HC V Grenagh in Grenagh, 7/8/19. Back, l to r: Harry Andrews, Owen Merchant, Conor Finn, Cian Herlihy, Josh McCarthy, Patrick Cotter, Adam Power, Fionn Herlihy, Mark Sisk, Jake Russell. Front, l to r: Christian Byrne, Eoghan Murphy, Michael Foy, Eoin O’Flynn, Adam McSweeney, Michael Nugent.
U14 FC V Courcey Rovers – 14/8
Courcey Rovers 5-10, Shamrocks 3-10
A great game of football and unfortunately for Shamrocks, they were beaten at the first hurdle. Shamrocks were always chasing the game and brought the deficit down to 2 points towards the end and were pushing for a goal but Courceys defended well, attacked and buried the ball in the Shamrocks net to finish it off.
U16 FC Quarter Final V Tracton – 17/8
Shamrocks 2-12, Tracton 2-1
Shamrocks and Tracton battled it out in Shanbally in the quarter final on Friday night. Shamrocks eventually won by 11 points but itb was close all through the game until the very end when a few Shamrocks goals sealed the win.
Shamrocks played against the strong wind in the first half and scored 2 early points. Tracton responded with a goal at the other end. Shamrocks were finding it hard to convert possession into scores but did score 3 quick points in the lead up to HT to lead 0-6 to 1-1.
Again, Shamrocks found the scoring rate slow with the wind. After moving ahead courtesy of 2 further points early on, Tracton scored another goal and there was only a point in it with 15 minutes left. Shamrocks didnt panic and scored another 2 points and then came the all important goal 5 minutes from time to give them the cushion to see out the game. Lee Gaels are up next.
Team: D. O’Brien, F. Herlihy, M. Foy, A. Brady, A. McSweeney, E. O’Flynn, M. Sisk, S. Darcy, C. O’Flaherty, H. Andrews, D. Howard, A. Maye, S. Foy
U10 FL V Donoughmore – 17/8
Huge win for U10 footballers this morning against Donoughmore. What was more pleasing was the standard of football and support play shown by the lads. Great also have Cork minor Seán Andrews helping out by refereeing the game. Well done to everyone
U10 FL V Donoughmore, 17/8/19, with ref Sean Andrews
Week Beginning – August 8th, 2019
MFL V Kildorrery – 19/8
Kildorrery 6-15, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 0-8
U14 HL V Lee Gaels – 21/8
Shamrocks 6-13, Lee Gaels 0-1
Shamrocks travelled to a wet Kerry Pike on Wednesday evening last. Shamrocks made prior arrangements with the home side to play 15-a-side on full pitch and goals. This was a first for a number of our lads but they coped admirably. Shamrocks started well and put a number of scores on the board which took the pressure off. A handy lead at half time allowed them to make a number of positional switches for the second half.
Shamrocks were completely dominant in the 2nd half and scored at will. In fairness and to their credit, Lee Gaels did not lie down and continued to give Shamrocks a good game.
Team – Barry O’Mahony, Calum Gregson, Robert Barrett, David Herlihy, Cian Lynch, Michael Foy, Kieran May, Aiden Brady, Evan Browne, Cathal O’Donovan, Eoin O’Flynn, Sam Foy, Luke Jordan, Dara McCormick, Harry O’Leary
MFL V Grenagh – 23/8
Grenagh 2-11, Ó Murchú’s 2-11
U14 FL Semi Final V St Vincents – 23/8
St. Vincent’s 8-13, Shamrocks 2-17
Hard to believe from the score line that Shamrocks had a 2 point lead coming up to half-time! Playing well against the wind, we took most of our opportunities and had the home side on the back foot. A couple of defensive slips before half-time meant we went in 2 points down but very much in the game.
The old adage that the wind wins no game came back to haunt us in the 2nd half. Shamrocks conceded 2 quick goals and never recovered. That said, they scored points at will and 2-17 will win most games.
Squad – Sam Foy, Robert Barrett, Calum Gregson, Euan Clarke, Michael Foy, Kieran May, Evan Browne, Aiden Brady, Aaron Clarke, Eoin O’Flynn, Cian Lynch, Cathal O’Donovan, David Herlihy, Barry O’Mahony, Evan Twomey, Noah Morris, Harry O’Leary, Conor Coleman, Luke Jordan.
U10 HL V Blarney – 25/8
Shamrocks 10-11, Blarney 5-8
Shamrocks U10 hurlers got the second half of their season up and running this morning in Shanbally. Just like in football we are up a grade for the second half of the season. The lads showed they are up to the challenge, in what was a superb game of hurling with every player from both teams giving their all. Well done to Andrew and Adrian on management as well.
We must again thank Sean Andrews for refereeing the game and allowing the game to flow with great use of the advantage and take this opportunity to wish him well for next weekend from all involved with the U10s
U8 Hurling – 24/8
Well done to our U8’s hurlers this morning who played a blitz in Passage. They beat Ballygarvan and Passage and drew with Douglas. Well done to the management as well
U8 Hurling Blitz, 24/8/19
Week Beginning – August 25th, 2019
U12 HL Semi V Tracton – 26/8
Shamrocks 1-9, Tracton 2-6
A thrilling game taht ended all square AET. Replay on Wednesday night in Minane, 6.30pm
Norma Murphy – Lotto winner August 2019
Ashling Kidney seller of the winning ticket, presenting Norma Murphy joint winner of the Shamrocks lotto jackpot prize. Also included is John Twomey Shamrocks Club.
U12 HL Semi Final Replay v Tracton – 28/8
Tracton 2-5, Shamrocks 2-4
A heartbreaking defeat with the last poc of the game. No more report
U16 Shield Semi Final v Roanaithe na nGael – 30/8
Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 7-9, Raonaithe na nGael 3-11
A great second half was the main reason why Ó Murchús won this Shield semi final on Friday night in Whitescross, with the Ó Murchús ability to get goals proving decisive. Having played with a very strong wind and hill advantage in the first half, Ó Murchú’s led by 4-4 to 2-8 at the break. RnG finished te half on the up scoring 1-2 just before the break to pull within 2 points.
Turning to face the elements, Ó Murchús needed a big second half and they got stuck in early on. Some players stepped right up to the plate and 3 goals were scored in a 10 minute period to open up a 13 point gap. The players controlled matters to the end to qualify for the final.
Panel: M. Foy, E. O’Flynn, C. Herlihy, J. Russell, F. Herlihy, C. Byrne, J. McCarthy, O. Merchant, M. Sisk, C. Finn, H. Andrews, A. McSweeney, A. Power, M. Nugent, L. Cotter, E. Murphy.
U10 FL V Ballinhassig – 31/8
Shamrocks U10 footballers travelled to Ballinhassig this morning for what turned out to be a very physical game. The home side tried everything physically to stop our lads from playing football. However Shamrocks learned from the outset they weren’t getting anything easy here. They showed again today that they are up to whatever is thrown at them playing superb football and fighting for each other all through. Mentors and parents present are very proud of the lads reaction, winning out emphatically on a scoreline of Shamrocks 13-8, Ballinhassig 1-0. Well done to all players, parents for support and management
All Ireland Minor Success for Sean Andrews! 1/9/19
Heartiest comhghairdeas to Seán Andrews who played a big part in Corks All Ireland Minor success on Sunday September 1st in Croke Park. This was Corks first All Ireland success in this grade since 2000. Seán has been part of the Cork development squad since u14 and on Sunday in Croke Park, all the hard work paid off for him and his teammates as Cork defeated Galway by 3-20 to 3-14 after extra time in an absolute thriller of a game that at times looked beyond Cork. But they eventually came good in the end to ensure the Tommy Markham Cup returns to Cork.
Seán entered the game in the 35th minute with Cork behind by 0-9 to 0-6. Of course, it was 2 minutes later that Cork went ahead for the first time by scoring 1-2 in quick succession! Seán played all of the extra time and made a huge difference to the Cork defence, once again like all year getting on plenty of ball, showing for the overlaps when necessary and laying off intelligent and sensible ball to his teammates.
Its a proud week for Seán, for his teammates and management but also for his family, his coaches in Shamrocks (and school) and for the wider Shamrocks community, many of whom travelled to support Cork on the day. We are all so proud that one of our own could sparkle on the biggest stage of the Irish Sporting Calendar. Maith thú a Sheáin
Sean with the trophy and his proud parents Dick and Kathleen
U12 FL Semi Final V Kinsale 2- 4/9
Shamrocks 7-11, Kinsale B 2-3
A comfortable win for Shamrocks over Kinsales second team in the league semi final in Shanbally. This sets up a final against Aghinagh in Aghinagh this Saturday
U12 FL Final V Aghinagh – 7/9
Aghinagh 5-11, Shamrocks 3-12
A great game of football went Aghinaghs way in the league final on Saturday afternoon last in Aghinagh.
Week Beginning – September 8th, 2019