Tracton 4-13, Shamrocks 1-5
Shamrocks u14’s closed out their season on Sunday morning with a defeat to Tracton in the Passage Tournament. Shamrocks were short some regulars due to soccer so Tracton gave them 3 players to make it 14 a side.
The Shamrocks players battled hard and there were some great performances. Luke O’Driscoll was Shamrocks best player in his new position of corner back. Daniel O’Mahony played in goal because of an ongoing toe injury and he played a great game and hit plenty of ball. Robert Van Pelt will be delighted with his goal in the second half. Shane Downey also scored some nice points. Sam Geary left his usual corner forward position and was spotted at one stage in the full back line! Overall, the manager Pa Andrews was happy with the outing and the players performance. That’s now the last game of the season and training will now stop on Tuesday nights. Thanks to Tim Hayes and John Jordan who helped out as well.
The season started back on February 2nd and in that time, the u14’s played a total of 21 matches, 11 hurling and 10 football. This is way more than the 16 that the mentors had planned at the start of the year. The highlight was the run to the semi finals of the football championship. 1 player, Evan Seymour played all 21 games while Jody Sisk played 20. This is the type of commitment needed to be successful. Well done to both. Thanks to the management, to the parents and especially to all the players who played a part this year. While they didn’t win any trophies, with more hard work, the lads will surely have success down the line. Just keep practising the hurling over the winter and we hope to see all the players back in 2015.