The Shamrocks under 10’s traveled to the village of Ballynoe to play our last 2 hurling matches of the season on Saturday the 7th of October. In a similar format to the football the week before the competition was run off in a blitz style with two semi finals, followed by a final and 3rd and 4th place match. Along with ourselves and the hosts St Catherines, teams from both Millstreet and Donoughmore were also in attendance. We were drawn against St Catherines in our semi final and having conceded some early scores in the first half we were left with a lot to do to get back in contention. A stronger performance from the Shamrocks lads in the second half saw us gain some ground on the home team,but we ran out of time in the end and victory went to St Catherines.
We were up against Donoughmore in the playoff game to decide 3rd and 4th place. They had also been defeated in their earlier match by Millstreet. We started the game well and had two excellent points on the board early, one of these was from a sideline. But Donoughmore rallied and had 2 goals and 2 points scored against us to lead 2-02 to 0-02 at half time. The Shamrock’s were asked to give it their all at half time and to put everything into their last half of hurling for 2017. They took to the field fired up and absolutely rattled the opposition. This was one of the best displays of hurling they played all year and ran out clear winners in the end.
A special thank you to all involved and helped out with the team this year in particular John Twomey, John Jordan, Seamus and Stephen. Thank you to the parents who are the best supporters in the country and a massive thank you to the under 10’s themselves who are a fantastic bunch of young lads and were always great ambassadors for the club.
Team Sheet – David Herlihy, Donal Herlihy, Liam Dorney, Shane O’Mahony, Cathal O’Donovan, Barry O’Mahony, Seamus O’Mahony, Jason O’Driscoll, Shane O’Flynn, Calum O’Neill, Euan Clarke, Harry O’Leary, Cian Lynch, James Keane, Luke Jordan