Archives 2019

Week Beginning February 3rd, 2019


First Aid/Defibrillator Training Course – 2/2




JAFL V Belgooly – 3/2


Belgooly 1-10, Shamrocks 2-5


No report available




JAFL V Ballygarvan – 21/2


Ballygarvan 0-14, Shamrocks 1-10


No report available



Seán Andrews


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.




MFL V Sliabh Rua – 23/2


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


No report



U14 FL V Courcey Rovers – 23/3


Courcey Rovers 2-9, Shamrocks 3-5


No report



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. 




U12 FL V Tracton – 1/4


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



U10 HL V Ballygarvan – 3/4


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… 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)




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