Teddy Hanley Cup
Liam McCarthy Park Ballygarvan is the venue for the staging of the annual Munster under 15 inter-county hurling tournament. It will take place on Saturday August 30th and the first games will commence at 10.30am.
The winner’s trophy was first donated by the Hanley family as a memorial to their late father Ted who was a legend in the Shamrock Club. The tournament was inaugurated in 1996, and the 18th tournament will see Cork, Waterford, Clare Limerick and Tipperary cross camans and vie for the lifting of the Teddy Hanley Cup. The Tournament medals were sponsored by the late Joe O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan’s Off Licence Ltd. Joe was a former Shamrock hurler and a life long friend of Teddy Hanley. Joe passed away ten years ago, but his son Gary has maintained the gesture in perpetuity.
This tournament has a very strong and close connection with The Shamrock Club thanks to the magnanimous gestures made eighteen years ago by the Hanley and O’Donovan families. The very first final was played in Shanbally and was won by Limerick. If anyone wants to see the very best of under 15 Munster hurling, then a short trip to Ballygarvan on Saturday August 30th is the answer.
The Committee organising the tournament are Jim Forbes, Chairman, Myles Barry, Hon. Secretary, Liam Webb, Pat Desmond, John Middleton and John Twomey.
Cork GAA Clubs Draw
Well done to Dan Twomey who won 5th prize in the last draw of the 2013/2014 series last Thursday night, comprising a Luxury Mini Break.
The new 2014/2015 draw will be launched next week and Shamrocks are looking for your support as always – remember that roughly half the money of a ticket goes directly to the club.
Underage Bus to Croke Park last Sunday
Well done to everyone who made the trip to Croke Park last Sunday. Although the Cork perfromance on the day was abysmal, all the kids had a great time and some got to see “Headquarters” and a big match atmosphere for the first time. All were very well behaved and many made new friends on the journey. The u16 cup won the previous day was on show as well. Our thanks to John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) who organised the whole thing beforehand. Thanks to the parents and grandparents who travelled and to the other adults who took care of the young kids in the big crowds. Special thanks to Braham Brennan, the busdriver for negotiating the long trip through plenty of traffic jams. Hopefully we’ll be back next year!
Click HERE to see the August edition of the club newsletter. Hard copies will be available next week.
County Board Newsletter - June 17th.