JAFC v Ballinhassig 20/7/2018
Shamrocks 0 – 12        Ballinhassig     1 – 7
This Junior A Football championship tie, played at Ballygarvan, was most competitive and some excellent points recorded in the opening half gave Shamrocks a sound base from which to move forward in the game.  Ballinhassig put in a big push before half time to see two points between the teams Shamrocks 0 – 8 Ballinhassig 0 – 6.
The second half was a tough and demanding period with Ballinhassig bringing out the best in our backline.  Some four excellent points were well deserved and a Ballinhassig penalty goal give them sustenance.  However the lads in green had the wherewithal and the bottle not to concede any more scores before the final whistle.
Team Manager Michael Kidney was quick to acknowledge the team spirit and the will to win.
Well done to al our gallant players and thanks for a thrilling championship win.
Team:  F.O’Neill, R. Harrington, D. Barry, S. Hurley, J. Tuohy, C. KIdney, J. Browne, B.Mulqueen, A. McCarthy, D. Andrews, C. O’Neill, M. Hitchmough, S.Collins, A. O’Grady, D. O.Sullivan.   Subs used;  R. Twomey, P.. Brady, D. Hayes,
All-Ireland Hurling semi-final July 29th.
The Club wishes to announce that they will NOT be organising a bus trip to Croke Park on July 29th for the Cork v Limerick hurling semi-final.Family tickets are available from local Super Valu and Centra supermarkets. Also available online from
Upcoming fixtures.
  • JAHC R2 : w/e 29th July v loser R1. Details to be confirmed post R1 results.
Cork GAA Clubs draw 28th June.
The Cork GAA Clubs’ Draw June winners were announced last night with the Club’s esteemed President Michael Brennan winning 5th prize and €1000.   John Joe and Geraldine Shanahan were also among the winners.
Hearty congratulations to them all and this continues a fine run of winners recorded by the Club over the past twelve months.
U11’s win John Kerins Memorial Shield 16/6/2018.
Pairc Ui Rinn was the venue for what turned out to be a great day for our U11 squad last Saturday. Lifting the John Kerins shield after two magnificent displays of football. Shamrocks first played Whitechurch in the semi final and came out convincing winners with a host of expertly taken goals. They then went on to tackle a hotly favoured Crosshaven team who had beaten Shamrock’s in the qualifiers. The scene was set, the supporters shouting from the stand as the team followed the band, and the roar of “up Shamrocks” as Amhrán na bhFiann came to a close.

The early minutes of the first half were a tense affair as both teams traded points but a great Shamrocks goal rocked the Crosshaven men and took some wind from their sails.Shamrocks dug deep and with pure grit, determination, heart and spirit  went on to overcome the men in black and red with a scoreline of 3-5 to 0-5.

As soon as the whistle sounded the well deserved celebrations began. It was great to see these young Hero’s get their medals and carry the shield down trough both villages with great excitement all round. Congratulations and we’ll done to all involved but especially to all the members of this great team who proved that hard work and determination will always win out.


The winning panel with their mentors Andrew O’Neill, John Jordan, John Herlihy and Sammy O’Driscoll

U12 HL victory v Tracton 14/6/2018.

Shamrocks 2-4, Tracton 0-5

This was the start of another 3 hurling games over the next two weeks. Tracton were doing great stuff in their games played so far.

Our lads got stuck in from the first whistle as both teams exchanged points over the opening period. A goal by full forward Josh Bartlett had us leading at half time on a scoreline of 1-03 to 0-03. Tracton had the wind with them in the second half and started to dominate the game. They scored two points to leave only the bare minimum between the teams entering the last ten minutes. Some changes were made by us and these resulted in our U10 players getting valuable game time. They done themselves and the club proud as they stormed in to it. A goal and a point was scored by our new full forward line and the final whistle soon sounded to the great delight of the large Shamrocks supporters. The final result was 2-04 to 0-05.

There is great credit due to these group of players and their parents for the time and effort that they have put in so far. Some of the players are playing three and four games a week. Thanks must also go to coach John Herlihy and selectors John Twomey and Shane O Donovan.

Panel: Sam Foy, Nigel O Sullivan/Kearney, Calum Gregson, Shane O Flynn, Kieran May, Barry O Mahony, Evan Browne, Cathal O Donovan, Dara McCormack, Harry O Leary, David Herlihy, Shane O Mahony, Luke Jordan, Josh Bartlett, Zach Johnson, Donal Herlihy, Conor Coleman & Seamus O Mahony.

Cork Primary Schools teams.

The club would like to congratulate both Dara McCormack and Shauna McSweeney in making the Cork Primary Schools teams for the Munster Football Final Cork v Kerry in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sat 23rd June. Our U12s will be travelling by bus to support their colleagues

U12 football v Lee Gaels Mon 11th June.
This was an important game for us as we tried to get back to winning ways. Both teams started on the back foot but we slowly found our shooting boots and scored five unanswered points to settle us down. A goal soon followed and this gave us the confidence to continue attacking before the short whistle. Some lively work by our half back line and midfielders left out forwards the task of adding another six points to leave us leading at half time by 1-11 to 0-00. It was a totally different story in the second half as Lee Gaels attacked us from the first ball. They dominated possession and kicked over some fine points from frees. Half way through they scored a goal to get them back in the game. We defended well and kept them at bay as we ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-03.

Super Games Centre.

Details on the upcoming 2005 born players Super Games Centres for 2018.
Venues & Days below for next 7 weeks, all from 4.30-6pm.
Carrigdhoun region: Riverstick Tues
Valleys & Carbery region : Bandon GAA Wed
Muskerry region: Eire og GAA Thurs
Complete form to register by Friday to be on text list.