Shamrocks and Crosshaven played out a very worthwhile challenge game in Crosshaven on Saturday afternoon. With both teams staring their leagues next weekend, it was a perfect opportunity for the lads to dust off the cobwebs after the winter playing break.
Both teams were short a number of players due to various reasons; in Shamrocks case, the U14’s were playing the same afternoon so 2 players were called up to that. Despite this, it was fantastic to see 17 enthusiastic players willing and ready to play for Shamrocks on a bitterly windy and wet afternoon in Camden. This bodes well for our players numbers for the season ahead because if you have proper numbers, you can plan properly and do anything from a coaching point of view.
All players, from 9 year olds up to 12 year old played the full match and got in plenty of practice. It was great to see some new faces and returning ones as well. The game as you can imagine in the conditions was low scoring and finished in a 2-2 to 2-0 win for the home side; Ferdia Hayes and Shane Darcy with the Shamrocks goals. The management team of Pa Andrews and Stephen Keane (assisted by Seamus O’Flynn from the U10’s) were very happy with the Shamrocks lads afterwards.
Training continues on Wednesday afternoons.