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Co FC Semi Final V Adrigole – 19/11

 

Adrigole 5-8, Shamrocks 3-11

 

Shamrocks bowed out of the county championship on Sunday afternoon in Kilmichael. This game could have gone either way after 60 minutes of pulsating football played out between 2 evenly matched teams but Adrigole gained momentum in the last 5 minutes with two goals after a few breaks had gone their way. However, the Shamrocks lads lost nothing in defeat and can look back on the year with great pride for all their efforts.

 

Both teams enjoyed periods of dominance over the other throughout the game. The first half was straight forward enough – Shamrocks were the better team in the opening 15 minutes while Adrigole were the better team in the second 15 minutes. In the Shamrocks period of dominance, Derry Howard and Mark Sisk scored goals while Cian O’Flaherty and Shane Darcy from frees were the main Shamrocks scorers. However, at this point the Shamrocks captain Harry Andrews had to go off injured and this didn’t help matters – Shamrocks couldn’t build on their early 5 point advantage and Adrigole, through good football and strong running, got on top and went in at HT leading 3-3 to 2-3. All to play for in the second half.

 

The Shamrocks lads played up the slight hill in the second half and things started to get very exciting. They threw everything at Adrigole and scored 3 points to level the game up half way through. Adrigole went a point ahead but then Shamrocks scored a great team goal from dangerman Cian O’Flaherty and Shamrocks led by 2 points with 8 minutes to go. A few bewildering decisions baffled both sides and Shamrocks lost focus. Adrigole levelled matters with a goal of their own. Momentum seemed to swing their way and a controversial goal won it straight after, despite a last gasp Shamrocks effort to force extra time. It just wasn’t to be. The very best of luck top Adrigole in the final.

 

Thanks to all our players for a great year – they exceeded expectations no doubt. Thanks to their parents who drove all over the county in support. Thanks to the management team of Pa Andrews, Dick Andrews, Jed O’Flaherty and Seán Kideny, assisted as always by John Jordan for their efforts with the team throughout the year. Its important that this team stay together and that was the final message from the mentors in the dressing room after the game. See you all in 3 months time.

 

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

 

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Shamrocks V Adrigole, Semi Final County Champ, 19/11/17

U14 Co FC Quarter Final V Carraig na bhFear – 12/11

 

Shamrocks 2-13, Carraig na bhFear 2-6

 

Shamrocks are into the semi final of the B2 Football Championship after this deserved win over Carraig na bhFear in Crosshaven on Sunday afternoon. The game proved a tough one but Shamrocks always led and were comfortable enough in the end.

 

Shamrocks elected to play with the strong breeze in the first half and they went in leading 0-10 to 0-1 at HT, after dominating possession and getting some scores from Cian O’Flaherty, Mark Sisk, Derry Howard, Shane Darcy and Eoin O’Flynn. Carraig na bhFear werent going to lie down without a fight and made life difficult for Shamrocks in the second half; they scored 0-2 without reply before adding a goal to leave 4 points between the teams after 10 minutes of the second half.; however, Cian O’Flaherty scored a viatl goal almost sraight away and with the wind having eased a bit, added another 1-1 before Carraig na bhFear added a furtehr goal. However, Shamrocks held on for a merited win. Well done to all the players on a great performance.

 

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

U14 FC Final V Tracton – 28/10

 

Shamrocks 5-13, Tracton 3-6

 

Shamrocks captured the B2 West title in Minane Bridge on Saturday afternoon with a deserved win over the hosts. Shamrocks were the better team throughout and controlled the game from the start.

 

Derry Howard scored an early Shamrocks goal and this set the tone for the afternoon. Shamrocks added on some points and were in control 1-4 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. They added a further goal from a Cian O’Flaherty penalty before Tracton played their best football of the game to bring the margin back to 4 points at HT, 2-4 to 0-6.

 

Shamrocks reasserted their superiority on the resumptiomn and this is where the game was won. Cian O’Flahertys goal from the throw in was followed up with 3 quick points and Shamrocks had an 11 point lead. The backs were playing great stuff and allowed Tracton only a few glimpses of the goals that they badly needed. Further goals from the flying Derry Howard and the hard working Mark Sisk copperfastened the result, along with points from Harry Andrews, Adam Maye and Jack O’Leary.

 

Well done to all the players, parents, supporters and mentors on a job well done; onto the county championship now.

 

 

Panel: D. O’Brien, P. Dorney, F. Herlihy, D. Carroll, A. McSweeney, J. Coleman, M. Sisk, S. Darcy, D. Howard, C. O’Flaherty, A. Maye, H. Andrews (capt), T. Sheehan, A. Brady, J. O’Leary, E. O’Flynn, J. Bartlett, R. Barrett.

 

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Winning FC Panel V Tracton, 28/10/17. Back Row, l to r: J. Jordan (mentor), C. Coleman, J. O’Leary, F. Herlihy, D. Howard, S. Darcy, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, T. Sheehan, J. Coleman, C. O’Flaherty, A. McSweeney, J. O’Flaherty (mentor), D. Andrews (mentor). Front, l to r: A. Brady, J. Bartlett, D. McCormick, E. O’Flynn, D. O’Brien, H. Andrews (capt), R. Barrett, A. Maye, D. Carroll. Not included is manager Pa Andrews who took the photo!

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