On Tuesday October 1st, the 3 Primary Schools received the AI Minor Trophy and the Munster and AI U20 trophy on a special visit.
First up, the new principal of Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown Ms Ger O’Brien and the students got the day off to a great start with a rousing reception in the school hall. On then to Lower Harbour NS in Ringaskiddy, where Mr John Herlihy, himself a proud Shamrock man, was on hand along with a guard of honour to welcome the victorious members of both panels. Sean Andrews father Dick was back in his old school (and chair!).
And finally, before the Cup left the parish for the Carrigaline Schools, the entourage paid a much anticipated visit to Shanbally NS where David Nolan, Principal was resplendent in his Cork gear from head to toe. A question and answer session had the players on their toes.
The players and the club got a great reception in each school and it was a very proud morning for us as both Cork and Shamrocks supporters, having Sean Andrews from the victorious Minor Football team. The players posed for photographs all morning long as the young boys and girls wanted to meet and pose with their new hero’s. They also gave out posters of the teams to various pupils.
Included in the visiting group were Sean Andrews from Shamrocks, Jack McGrath, Ian Giltinan, Callum Barrett, Callum Dungan (all from Carrigaline GAA) and Mick Hannon from Bishopstown who was a selector with the Minor team. Representing Shamrocks were Rúnaí Liam Shanahan, Pa Andrews from the underage and Aidan McGrath, chairperson of the Ladies Football Club. Overall, a joyous and momentous morning for all involved.