Table Quiz : Under Age Fundraiser 29/9/2017.

The “House Full” sign was up at Shanbally’s Shamrock Bar on Friday night for the staging of the Under Age Clubs Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of the Schools’ Coaching Programme.
Teams came from far and near bursting with knowledge and skills and full of endeavour to capture the winners blue ribbon.  Far an Ti Padraig Mac Aindriu, had a wide ranging and interesting book of questions that fully tested our eager teams.   The ‘craic’ was mighty and Club Executive Chairman had a busy night ‘correcting the papers’.   It was said afterwards, having done a great job, his skills might be sought by the Dept. of Education next year to check the ‘Leaving Cert results’.
The ‘ Controller and chief Auditor’ , Vice-Chairman Kieran Lynam, kept the ‘Points Board updated’ and at the end we had one clear winning team and four vying for second place.
There was a bag full of excellent prizes to please all our sporting and gracious winners.
The Club’s Under Age Chairman John Twomey, (Ringaskiddy) put in a Trojan effort into the preparatory work for this event and he was surely pleased with the magnificent night.
The fundraising will aid the Club’s National Schools’ Coaching Programme over the next year.
Ringaskiddy, Monkstown and Shanbally will be serviced on a regular basis with coaching and skills programmes to compliment their existing curriculum.  At the end it is our School Children within our Parish who will be the real beneficiaries.
Sincere thanks to all the teams who entered and supported this Quiz.  Special thanks to the Ladies who ‘put their shoulders to the wheel’ and sold tickets on the night.
Finally we extend a huge thanks to Sarah and Eoin and the Staff at The Shamrock Bar for their generous support and wonderful hospitality.

JBFL V Carrigaline – 14/9


Shamrocks 1-8, Carrigaline 0-9


This was a good win for the home side over league leaders Carrigaline on Thursday evening in Shanbally. Shamrocks led 0-5 to 0-2 at Ht after having played with the aid of the breeze and could have been further ahead but for some wayward shooting and hitting the post twice.


Carrigalien came back into it in the second half but a David O’Sullivan penalty proved decisive and Shamrocks held on for the win which sets them up for the league playoffs. Well done to the management and to all 18 players who played – a very healthy number considering all the A championship games played recently.

U21 HC V Ballygaran – 9/9


Ballygarvan 3-18, Shamrocks 3-11


Shamrocks and Ballygarvan played out a high scoring game in Belgooly on Saturday afternoon. Ballygarvan was the better team no doubt all through and fully deserved their victory. Twice in the contest they enjoyed 10 point leads but credit to the outmatched Shamrocks lads who never gave up and at one point had the lead down to 4 points in the second half but couldnt push on to get closer. Shamrocks preperation had been interrupted by Gaelic Football over the past few months.


Ballygarvan were way more able to get scores and went into a 1-5 to 0-1 lead early on and their hurling was crisper and faster. Shamrocks were relying on a few individuals to keep them in the game. Andrew O’Grady drilled home a 30 yard free before HT to give Shamrocks hope at the break, 1-10 to 1-3.


Shamrocks played their best hurling in the first 15 minutes after the break and reqistered some scres, mainly through the stick of O’Grady from frees. However, the badly needed goal never arrived and once Ballygarvan got their second goal with 12 minutes left, teh game was as good as over. They soon followed up with another and led 3-15 to 1-10. Shamrocks put some gloss on the scorline with 2 late consolation goals.


Panel: C. Scriven, T. Murphy, S. Kidney, J. Lynam, M. Hitchmough, J. O’Keeffe, M. Fleming, D. Andrews, A. Boland, D. Scriven, B. Crowley, S. Flavin, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, D. O’Sullivan,



U8 Football Blitz – 2/9


Bishopstown GAA hosted the latest U8 Football blitz this morning. Shamrocks entered one team and had 11 players togged out. They played Crosshaven, Douglas & Ballincollig and had scores been kept, we would have won all games comfortably.


One parent remarked how much the boys has grown since the start of the blitz season. Shamrocks have big, strong and fit players at the age group now. Their technical skills – picking, catching, blocking, tackling – have improved immeasurably since the start of the season. WThey have 5 blitzes to go – between hurling and football – and hopefully we will see these out with full squads. Thank you to our great supporters for their fantastic encouragement.Also a big shout out to Rebel Og for a very well run blitz.


Panel – Shane O’Flynn, Calum O’Neill, Seamus O’Mahony, Donal Herlihy, James Keane, Patrick Keane, Calum Fitzgerald, Bradley Fitzgerald, Ryan Doolan, Billy Hanna, Ollie O’Brien.

JAFL V Carrigaline – 17/8


Shamrocks 2-7, Carrigaline 0-3


No report available

JAHC Quarter Final V Tracton – 5/8


Tracton 1-21, Shamrocks 1-13


No report available.

JAHC V Valley Rovers – 23/7


Valley Rovers 2-17, Shamrocks 1-16


No report available

JAFL V Ballinhassig – 25/6


Shamrocks 3-10, Ballinhassig 0-8


No report available

JBFL V Kinsale – 24/6


Shamrocks 2-10, Kinsale 0-14


A late goal by Alan McCarthy gave Shamrocks the 2 league points in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon. It was a good game of football featuring some good scores on both sides throughout the hour. Either team could have won it in the end but Shamrocks finished the last 5 minutes much better.


Kinsale played down the hill in the first half and scored 5 points. However, Shamrocks were working hard throughout the field and penetrated the Kinsale rearguard as well and sciored some great points from Cannice Cafferey, Nathan Hayes, Darragh Scriven and Cathal Kidney among others. HT score was 0-5 to 0-5 each.


Kinsale began to take over in the second half after Jamie Sweeney had scored an early Shamrocks goal. They kicked some good points and only for Criostóir Corkery in the Shamrocks goal who made a sting of impressive blocks (in both halves), they would have stretched their lead even more. They hit a purple patch midway through the half and scored 5 unanswered points. They looked good for the win but Shamrocks kept battling away and were rewarded with that late goal to take the win. Well done to all the players who showed fine committment to the jersey throughout the game.


Team: C. Corkery, D. Allen, D. Barry, S. Kelleher, N. Hayes, C. Kidney, J. O’Keeffe, A. McCarthy, J. Tuohy, C. Cafferey, D. Scriven, J. Wilson, J. Brady, J. Sweeney, A. Hickey. Sub used – S. Downey.

JAHL V Ballygarvan – 22/5


Shamrocks 6-17, Ballygarvan 1-18


A wide open and high scoring game went the way of the home side on Monday evening. Ballygarvan settled quicker with 3 early points with the aid of the breeze but Shamrocks struck for 3 goals at the other end – 2 from Darrahgh O’Sullivan and another from Stephen O’Neill. Ballygarvan would not go away and battled back and stayed in touch at the break, 3-6 t0 1-8 for Shamrocks.


The second half was similar. Shamrocks couldnt put Ballygarvan away until the very end when they scored 2 quick goals. Prior to this, Shamrocks hed opened up a 10 point gap with some nice points from Seanán Collins and Darragh Scriven. Ballygarvan plugged away playing up into the top goal before Shamrocks late spurt of goals from O’Neill and Chris Hayes finished out the night.


Team: C. Scriven, J. Browne, S. Kidney, J. O’Keeffe, B. Mulqueen, D. O’Neill, S. Andrews, F. O’Neill, D. Scriven, S. Collins, M. Jordan, S. O’Neill, D. O’Sullivan, C, Hayes, T. Murphy.