Juvenile Reports

U8 Hurling Blitz – 19/8


Our first blitz following the summer break took us to Togher, home of the famed St. Finbarr’s H&F Club on Saturday morning.Due to holiday commitments, we were short a number of our regular lads and travelled with six players. This did not prove to be a barrier as the 6 lads tore into the action from the first whistle and won all their games.


We played Youghal, Courcey Rovers and our near neighbours, Carrigaline. The lads that have stuck with us for the year to date have improved beyond recognition, particularly the younger lads. Well done to all.
Thanks to Andrew O’Neill, who once again stepped into the breech as our “young referee”!!No blitz this coming Saturday but we will be kept going from first Saturday in September to end of October between Hurling & Football blitzes.


Team – Calum O’Neill, Ollie O’Brien, Ryan Doolan, David Herlihy, Donal Herlihy & Shane O’Flynn.

U10 FL V Passage – 19/8


Shamrocks V Passage


To follow

U14 HL Semi Final v St Patricks – 9/8


Shamrocks V St Patricks


Shamrocks were well beaten in this semi-final played in Shanbally last Wednesday evening. They were very flat all through and this may have been as a result of our exertions from the evening before. No excuses though – Shamrocks were outplayed, out-muscled and ultimately outscored by the West Cork combination (4 clubs) Shamrocks were very disappointed of course as we has finished the regular season unbeaten and top of the league.The lads showed commendable spirit as we never gave up and hit a score that would win most matches comfortably. But let’s not despair, we have Championship coming up and with some serious training, I’m sure Shamrocks can finish the season on a high. Numbers are tight and recruitment of players is a top priority.


Again, we had a great support on the night – thanks to all! Best wishes to John & Adam Mc who didn’t finish the game through injury. Special thanks to Dick, Pa & Jed for their great work during the season to date.


Panel – Sam Foy, Robert Barrett, Fionn Herlihy, Michael Foy, Harry Andrews, Aiden Brady, Mark Sisk, John Coleman, Derry Howard, Eoin O’Flynn, Josh Bartlett, Ferdia Hayes, Adam McSweeney, Dara McCormick, Adam Maye.

U14 FL Final V Clonakilty B – 8/8


Shamrocks 7-9, Clonakilty B 2-5


Shamrocks scored an emphatic win over their West Cork opponents in Passage GAA last Tuesday evening. A huge downpour greeted both teams before the throw-in which made for tricky handling initially. Shamrocks settled early and went 2 goals to no score up after 2 minutes. They went on to dominate the first half and only for some excellent defending by Clon, they would have racked up some score. As it stood, Shamrocks led by 5-5 to 1-2 at the break.


We tired a little after the break which was understandable due to the massive effort in the first half. A series of substitutions probably disrupted our rhythm but all of the panel deserved to share in this well earned victory. Shamrocks won all our league games comfortably and were worthy champions. Great scenes followed the final whistle and our supporters came on to the pitch to congratulate the lads.


Simon O’Brien, representing the West Board, presented our winning captain, the excellent Harry Andrews, with the victory shield. This win is a massive boost to the underage club and hopefully we can replicate this success at the other age levels before the year is out. Well done to all of the lads, not forgetting the lads away, Tim, Cian & Philip, and also to the mentors/ coaches Patrick, Jed & Dick. Thanks also to Seamus and Peter who took the team in their holiday absence. Thank you to our great support and also to John Twomey (Shanbally) for photographing the event.


Panel – Daniel O’Brien, Fionn Herlihy, Michael Foy, Declan Carroll, Harry Andrews, John Coleman, Mark Sisk, Shane D’arcy, Derry Howard, Adam McSweeney, Adam Maye, Eoin O’Flynn, Ferdia Hayes, Aiden Brady, Josh Bartlett, Robert Barrett, Dara McCormick, Jack O’Leary.