Juvenile Reports

U10 HL V Cloughduv – 24/6

 

Shamrocks 10-11, Cloughduv 0-0

 

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U14 HL V Tracton – 23/6

 

Shamrocks 4-8, Tracton 4-7

 

The two teams at the top of the table met to decide the final finishing order of the league before the semi finals and it turned out to be a cracking game of hurling. Shamrocks and Tracton went at it for 65 minutes on a beautiful evening for hurling in Shanbally and it was Shamrocks who came out on the right side of the win by a solitary point. The Shamrocks players played their toughest opponent all season and stood up when it counted, both on the scoreboard and physically when Tracton came asking serious questions in particular towards the end of the game.

 

Tracton went 0-2 to 0-0 up inside the first few minutes but Shamrocks, playing down the hill, settled into the game. Harry Andrews scored a piledriver of a goal from a 21m free and Adam McSweeney soon followed with another from play. Shamrocks went into a 2-4 to 0-4 lead (Ferdia Hayes with an important point for Shamrocks) and were hurling better than Tracton after 20 minutes but Tracton got in for 2 goals from play in the run up to HT to draw level before Adam McSweeney struck for his second goal just before HT. Josh Bartlett scored a vital point from play for Shamrocks right on HT to leave Shamrocks ahead 3-5 to 2-4 ahead at HT.

 

The second half was intence as Tracton came out fighting. The Shamrocks backs in particular were performing very well and they got the rub of the green as well at times in front of their own goal. Shamrocks were holding Tracton 10 minutes into the second half and even went 5 points ahead before Tracton really got on top and threw everything at Shamrocks. They drew level but Adam McSweeney responded in kind at the other end to open up a 4 point lead. Time was running out with Tracton trying everything to breach the gap. They scored a late goal but time ran out soon after and Shamrocks topped the group. Well done to all players on both sides for providing such great entertainment.

 

Team: S. Foy, F. Herlihy, A. Brady, E. O’Flynn, H. Andrews, M. Foy, M. Sisk, T. Sheehan, D. Howard, P. Dorney, J. Bartlett, A. McSweeney, F. Hayes. Sub used – D. McCormick

 

 

 

 

Club Chiaráin 2017

 

Below find information on Club Chiaráin, July 3rd to 7th. Enrollment dates are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm and Saturdays at 11.15am at the boys Academy.

 

Club Chiaráin 2017 Application Form – Printable (Word)

 

U10 FL V Tracton – 22/6

 

Shamrocks V Tracton

 

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U8 Football Blitz – 17/6

 

Passage GAA hosted the latest blitz last Saturday morning. We had 10 players on show and all got plenty of game time on what was a very warm morning! We played Carrigaline 1, Carrigaline 2 & Passage. We competed very well and if scores were being recorded, we would have won all 3 games.

 

However, this is not the purpose of the blitz as we wish to introduce the young lads to the concept of structured games without the pressure of winning/ losing. We are delighted with the progress of this group and hopefully, they will go on to become stars in the future! Thank you to the parents for their support. No blitz this coming weekend.

 

Panel – Donal Herlihy, Calum O’Neill, Shane O’Flynn, Diarmuid Cotter, Gearoid Cotter, Alex Orchard, Ollie O’Brien, Seamus O’Mahony, Bradley Fitzgerald, Ryan Barrett.

U12 HL V Ballinora – 19/6

 

Shamrocks 3-7, Ballinora 1-4

 

Ballinora played host to this league fixture last Monday evening. This was our best hurling performance of the year by a long shot. We were solid all through and took our chances when they came. Probably the most pleasing part was the performances of the younger and less experienced players. They were magnificent! To be fair, the older lads stepped up big time and didn’t take a backward step all night.

 

We led 1-4 to 1-3 at half-time but should have been further ahead. Our half-time talk was short as the lads themselves knew that once we steadied up, we had their measure.
The second half was a joy to watch – blocking, hooking, striking; all the skills of the game came to the fore. We are now well positioned in the league.

 

Big thanks to our loyal band of supporters. Thank you also to Olivia Clarke, who stepped in as our Medic on the night! And lastly to our 2 water carriers on an extremely hot night – Emily Foy & Shane O’Flynn (and Hugh!!)

 

Panel – Sam Foy, Kieran May, Aiden Brady, Dara McCormack, Eoin O’Flynn, Michael Foy, Robert Barrett, Conor Coleman, Aaron Clarke, Ferdia Hayes, Josh Bartlett, Nigel O’Sullivan- Kearney, Euan Clarke.

John Kerins Memorial – 17/6

 

Mayfield 5-4, Shamrocks 0-3

 

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U14 HL V Lee Gaels – 15/6

 

Shamrocks 5-10, Lee Gaels 1-5

 

Shamrocks played their second hurling in 3 days and continued their unbeaten sequence. Shamrocks were in control from early on and after adding a few goals and points inside the first 15 minutes, they could afford to make some changes and give players a rest. It was a well rounded performance from everyone and sets up the team as they move towards the playoffs. The lads seem to be enjoying their hulring at the moment and thats important, as well as practising their first touch at home.

U10 HL V Crosshaven – 13/6

 

Crosshaven 7-5  Shamrocks 4-4

 

Shamrocks hosted this very enjoyable game on the back pitch on Tuesday evening. Crosshaven were a much stronger team physically and this came to the fore towards the end when our lads tired. W

 

Shamrocks played down the hill in the first half. We started slowly but came right into it before half time to lead by a goal at the break. Crosshaven hit us for 3 quick goals on the resumption and were rarely troubled afterwards. To be fair, our lads kept plugging away and never gave up. Crosshaven fully merited their victory and our congratulations to them.

 

Thanks to John Jordan for reffing the match – no incident to report!!

 

We has great support again tonight and thank you to all. We have a nice mixture of younger and older lads and they are coming on well. Practice at home is the key and we would ask all the lads to keep this up. This was our first hurling loss of the year and hopefully we will learn from it.

 

Best wishes to our John Kerins squad who will grace Pairc Ui Rinn next Saturday.

 

Panel – David Herlihy, Euan Clarke, Liam Walsh, Shane O’Mahony, Barry O’Mahony, Evan Browne, Cian Lynch, Liam Dorney,Luke Jordan, Harry O’Leary, Jason O’Driscoll, Calum Gregson, James Keane, Shane O’Flynn, Jack O’Sullivan- Kearney, Jay Davis- Taggart, Seamus O’Mahony.

U14 HL V Crosshaven – 13/6

 

Shamrocks 6-9, Crosshaven 2-4

 

Shamrocks kept their unbeaten run going with a good win over Crosshaven in Camden on Tuesday evening. The lads have been steadily improving over the past few weeks and this win keeps them firmly in the frame to qualify for the hurling playoffs.

 

Shamrocks led 4-5 to 0-3 at HT, the back were getting good ball into the forwards who were raking up the important scores with the slight breeze. They did the majority of their scoring in the middle of teh half and had a nice cushion to work with at HT.

 

The second half was much more even and the play was open and enjoyable. Shamrocks did just enough to keep Crosshaven at bay and continue on their unbeaten run this season. All 16 players who togged made valuable contributions to the win.

Panel: S. Foy, F. Herlihy, A. Brady, J. Coleman, H. Andrews, M. Foy, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, D. Howard, T. Sheehan, J. Bartlett, C. Coleman, A. McSweeney, E. O’Flynn, R. Barrett, F. Hayes

 

U14 HL Panel V Crosshaven, 13/6/17. Back row, l to r: H. Andrews, M. Foy, F. Herlihy, T. Sheehan, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, A. McSweeney, J. Coleman. Front l to r: C. Coleman, J. Bartlett, F. Hayes, R. Barrett, S. Foy, E. O’Flymm, A. Brady, D. Howard,

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