Adult Reports

Co U21 BFC Quarter Final – 13/7


Kilshannig 4-19, Shamrocks 0-4


Shamrocks were no match for a physically stronger and more skillful Kilshannig team in the County B Championship on Thursday evening in Mayfield. Its always hard to know what to expect when you enter the county arena and Shamrocks found out the hard way that they are well off the pace required this year. Kilshannig won last years Minor A Football County and this strong team backboned this team. They attacked from the off and didnt stop attcking until the final whistle, never giving Shamrocks any chance to get into the game, dominating everywhere particularly in the ariel exchanges.


Kilshannig played with the very strong wind in the first half and were unstoppable. As soon as they kicked their 3rd goal just before HT, the game as a contest was over as the score read 3-9 to 0-1 at halftime. Any thoughts of a Shamrocks comeback with the wind were dismissed straight after the break as Kilshannig scored 3 fast points and went on shoot at will thereafter. Shamrocks came more into the game topwards the end fighting for a bit of pride and scored a couple of points but it was far too late.


Despite the scoreline and the disapponting display, its been a good year for this team with all players who started underage again next year. The Carrigdhoun title was captured after a mammoth campaign and this will stand to them going forward – Thursday night just wasnt their night. Im sure they’ll be back for more once the U21 season starts. Well done and thanks to all the players and the youthful management of Chris O’Neill and Stephen Hurley for a great run.


Team: C. Corkery, C. Hayes, S. Kidney, D. Barry, N. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, C. O’Grady, D. Andrews, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, D. O’Mahony, J. O’Keeffe, D. Allen, D. Scriven, D. O’Sullivan. Subs used – M. Lane, B. Crowley, J. Lynam, C. Murphy, S. Flavin.


Co U21 BFC V Kilshannig. Back row, l to r: J. O’Keeffe, J. Lynam, D. Andrews, C. Corkery, D. Scriven. N. Hayes, B. Crowley, D. Allen, S. Kidney, S. Flavin. Front, l to r: C. O’Grady, C. Murphy, D. O’Mahony C. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, D. Barry, D. O’Sullivan, M. Lane



JBFL V Valley Rovers – 4/7


Shamrocks 4-14, Valley Rovers 0-15


A very high scoring and enjoyable game played in Brinny and Shamrocks are now going well in the league, 2 wins and a draw (one walkover given). 17 players togged for this game, a healthy number. The scoreline tells its own story, and the game provided some excellent football with splendid kicking and scoring from distance. The lads on duty had a great appetite and took on the opposition from the first throw-in.


We have a lot of players who are serious about their football and there will be some very serious new contenders seeking positions on the team to play in our next ‘A’ championship fixture. Well done to all who travelled to Brinny and produced such a fine result.


Team;  C. Corkery, C. Hayes, D. Barry, J. Wilson (Capt.), C. O’Grady, C.Kidney, N. Hayes, A. McCarthy, P. Brady, A.Hickey, C.Caffrey, J. Brady, D. O’Neill, S. Collins, S. Downey. Sub used D. Brown.



JHL V Ballymartle 6/6


Shamrocks 0-19, Ballymartle 1-8


Shamrocks Junior Hurlers have collected another set of valuable league points after their convincing win over Ballymartle at Riverstick on Tuesday evening. Coming off wins over Ballygarvan and Kinsale it is very encouraging for the team mentors to see some real progress building up for the future. Alan McCarthy was back after a long lay off due to injury and he hit some fine long range points. Jason Browne maintained his fine form too with Barry Mulqueen leading the defence with authority. Well done to all the players for a fine effort all round.


We have a number of players in exam mode at present and we wish them every success and look forward to seeing them swinging their camans in the near future.


Team: C. Brady, J. Browne, S. Kidney, J. Tuohy, B. Mulqueen, C. Kidney, F. O’Neill, S. Andrews, M. Jordan, A.McCarthy, C. Hayes, S. Collins, D. O’Sullivan, C. McKeown, B. Crowley and D. Browne.