Week Beginning February 3rd, 2019
First Aid/Defibrillator Training Course – 2/2
JAFL V Belgooly – 3/2
No report available
JAFL V Ballygarvan – 21/2
Ballygarvan 0-14, Shamrocks 1-10
No report available
The game which was played before the Harty Cup Final, saw Rochestown defeat Hamilton High School Bandon and win their first Munster Hurling Title ever in front of over 7000 people. They will now go on to play the Connacht representatives in the All Ireland Semi-Final.
Sean lined out at corner forward and was on the scoresheet early in the game when Rochestown asserted themselves and let 1 -3 to 0 -1, thus giving them the momentum and confidence to stay the course and make college history.
MFL V Sliabh Rua – 23/2
Sliabh Rua 7-14, DÓMs 1-6
No report available
Week Beginning March 2nd, 2019
U14 FL V Tracton – 9/3
Shamrocks played their first game of the 2019 season at home to Tracton last Saturday. Both teams were missing some players due to various reasons. Both teams started well and the score was level at 1-02 a piece after 15 minutes. Shamrocks then opened up a 5 point lead but some Tracton scoresbefore the break had us leading by 2-04 to 1-05 at the break.
U16 FL V Lisgoold – 16/3
Shamrocks 4-10, Lisgoold 0-2
Shamrocks u16 footballers recorded the first win on the newly redeveloped top pitch in Shanbally with this comfortable win over Lisgoold on Saturday afternoon last. Shamrocks played into a strong wind in the first half and registered the first scores on the redeveloped pitch – Harry Andrews had the honour of the first score (a point) while Robert Barrett had the honour of the first goal. Shamrocks were in control against the wind and led 2-5 to 0-0 at HT.
The second half was similar with Shamrocks rotating their players throughout; Lisgoold played better football in this half also. It was a routine win in the end with all players making a contribution.
MFL V St Vincents – 22/3
St Vincents 5-15, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 1-6
U14 FL V Courcey Rovers – 23/3
Courcey Rovers 2-9, Shamrocks 3-5
U16 FL V Courcey Rovers – 30/3
Shamrocks 3-11, Courcey Rovers 0-5
Shamrocks got their second win of the season after a scoring blitz in the second half in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon. The sides were very much even in the first half with Courcey Rovers edging it 0-5 to 0-3 at HT, Shamrocks playing up the pitch in the first half in perfect conditions. The Shamrocks players turned in a much better display in the second half and some early scores including 2 goals gave them a cushion. They drove on to record the victory in the end. An accomplished display from the 13 players on view with plenty of players getting on the scoreboard and the backs and goalkeeper in control throughout. A mini break now for hurling in April. Well done to all.
Team: D. O’Brien, F. Herlihy, M. Foy, P. Dorney, T. Sheehan, D. Howard, S. Darcy, M. Sisk, E. O’Flynn, C. O’Flaherty, A. Maye, H. Andrews, R. Barrett.
U8 Hurling Blitz – 30/3
Well done to the U8 hurlers who took part in the U8 monster hurling blitz on the astro turf in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Satyrday morning. They were all fantastic on the day. Well done to them, to the management and to the parents for their support.
Week Beginning April 1st, 2019
Lotto Presentation (Winner in March 2019)
Congratulations to Carolyn Brady who is pictured below receiving her lotto win from club chairperson Pat McCarthy outside The Shamrock Bar.
U12 FL V Tracton – 1/4
Shamrocks 3-7, Tracton 0-8
The U12 footballers opened the season with a win over the visitors Tracton in Shanbally on Monday evening. This was a tough, close fought encounter with the obvious difference being the ability of the Shamrocks forwards to score goals. Shamrocks led 1-4 to 0-3 at HT. The Shamrocks backs and goalkeeper were outstanding especially in the second half when Tracton were all out for a goal but the wall couldn’t be breached. Shamrocks held on for a deserved win.
Panel: Jason O’Driscoll, Calum O’Neill, Callum Gregson, Shane O’Mahony, Barry O’Mahony, Ewan Clarke, Jack O’Sullivan, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Harry O’Leary, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Seamus O’Mahony, Liam Dunne, Shane O’Flynn, Ollie O’Brien, Billy Hanna, Ryan Doolin, Seán Óg Lynch, Calum Fitzgerald
U10 HL V Ballygarvan – 3/4
Shamrocks and Ballygarvan played out an enjoyable game in Shanbally on Wednesday evening. Shamrocks won in the end but what was important was that every player played and played their part. Numbers are decent in this age group so lets keep the hurling going.
U16 HL V Cobh 2 – 6/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 7-9, Cobh (2) 7-8
This was a fabulous game of hurling played in Cobh on Saturday evening last. It featured 14 goals and many twists and turns along the way. A draw probably would have been a fair scoreline with so many scores.
Cobh second team were fast out of the blocks and their corner forward had a hatrick in the first 20 minutes. At this juncture, it looked like O’Murchús would get a tanking but they kept themselves in it with a few scores of their own. At halftime, Cobh led 6-5 to 3-5.
O’Murchús made a great start to the second half and had the 9 point deficit clawed back withion 10 minutes with 3 quick goals and they went ahead by 4. It was a complete turnaround and teir tails were up Cobh got in for another goal to leave a point between the teams but O’Murchús held on for a moral boosting one point win. While it was a great team effort, special mention go to Philip Dorney and Conor Finn who both scored hatricks.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Killian Twomey, Cian Herlihy, Christian Byrne, Patrick Cotter, Adam Power, Conor Finn, Liam Cotter, Eoghan Murphy, Zack Burke (all Crosshaven), Fionn Herlihy, Harry Andrews, Tim Sheehan, Mark Sisk, Philip Dorney and Eoin O’Flynn (all Shamrocks)
U10 FL V Crosshaven – 6/4
Shamrocks U10s got there football season underway in Camden this evening. Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half Shamrocks started the better of the two teams playing some very good direct football. With a comfortable lead built up it the bench was emptied early allowing the younger players, just up from U8 to play in their first structured game. Crosshaven came back strong in the second half taking the lead 2-4 to 2-3. However Shamrocks turned it up a notch kicking 5 unanswered points to finish off the game in style, winning on a scorleine of 2-9 to 2-4.
U9 FL V Crosshaven – 11/4
Shamrocks, in their first U9 football game played a very strong Crosshaven team. Up against it they never gave up and you could see improvement as the game went on. Crosshaven were physically much stronger and would have to be one of the top teams at this grade. A tough start for the U9s but great to see Shamrocks lining out at this grade.
U10 HL V Tracton – 12/4
Shamrocks travelled to Minane Bridge on Friday evening to play Tracton. As always with Tracton, Shamrocks found themselves in a hard played hurling match. Shamrocks stood firm to the challenge and played some super hurling winning on a scoreline of 4-5 to 1-1.
U16 HL V Mayfield – 13/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 6-8, Mayfield 0-1
A comfortable win for DÓMs in a wet and very windy Shanbally on Saturday evening. Ó Murchús had the bare minimum of players on this occasion but what was out there proved too good for Mayfield. Ó Murchús played with the aid of the very strong wind in the first half and were soon into their stride, hitting 2 early goals and adding some points to open up a nice lead. They continued to pile on the scores and had a healthy wind assisted lead at HT, 5-5 to 0-0.
The scoring naturally wasn’t as regular in the second half but Ó Murchús did more then enough to complete the win, adding on 1-3 as against Mayfields 0-1. That’s now two wins from two at the seasons start.
Week Beginning April 14th, 2019
U14 HL V Crosshaven – 19/4
Shamrocks 8-5, Crosshaven 6-8
We played our first hurling game of the season at U14 level in Crosshaven on Tuesday evening. Both teams started brightly and it was Crosshaven who got the early scores on the board with some fine long distance frees. We settled after a while and soon scored 1-03 without reply. Crosshaven got some late scores approaching half time to leave them in a very strong position at the break. They lead on a score line of 4-06 to 2-03.
Shamrocks started the second half on the front foot and kept battling away to slowly reduce the deficit. We hit a purple patch with 15 minutes to go and camped in the Crosshaven half. With 5 minutes left the scores were level. A final push resulted in us scoring 1-01 to finish the game on a high. Final score. Shamrocks 8-05 Crosshaven 6-08.
Team. David Herlihy, Robert Barrett, Seamus O Mahony, Kieran May, Michael Foy, Sam Foy, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Josh Bartlett and Cathal O Donovan, Evan Browne, Eoin O’Flynn
U12 HL V Crosshaven – 18/4
Crosshaven 5-11, Shamrocks 0-3
A comfortable victory for the visitors to Shanbally on Thursday night, they pulled away in the second half…..no other details
U16 HL V Raonaithe na nGael – 22/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 4-11, Raonaithe na nGael 2-14
This was a cracking game of hurling played in Whitescross on Easter Monday evening. Raonaithe na nGael were quick off the mark and scored 1-3 before Ó Murchus even attacked. Ó Murchú’s registered 2 goals themselves before Raonaithe na nGael pushed on before halftime impressively, and they led 2-12 to 2-3 and looked likely winners.
One or two positional switches seemed to work for Ó Murchús in the second half. After plenty of early possession resulted in no scores, a goal 15 minutes from the end seemed ignite their comeback. They were in top in all sectors now and finished with all the momentum, scoring 2-3 to 0-0 in that time to seal the 1 goal win. Well done to all the players and parents for travelling out on Easter Monday.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Cian Herlihy, Jake Russell, Michael Nugent, Conor Finn, Adam Power, Eoghan Murphy, Zack Burke (all Crosshaven), Michael Foy, Eoin O’Flynn, Fionn Herlihy, Mark Sisk, Harry Andrews, Adam McSweeney (all Shamrocks)
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U9 FL V Brian Dillons – 25/4
The under 9’s played their second game of the year against Brian Dillions in Tank Field Monetentte on Thursday evening. All players played really well and there was a vast improvement of ability since first league game. Shamrocks won the game well.
The panel was Patrick Keane, Nicholas O’Driscoll, Danny Calnan, Eoin Murphy, Maurice Bermingham, Rylan O’Brien-Browne, Bradley Fitzgerald and Shay Kelleher
U10 FL V Brian Dillons – 25/4
Shamrocks and Brian Dillons played on Thursday evening in the Tank Field on Thursday evening. Shamrocks got off to a good start and kicked some nice points. Poor shooting through the first half allowed Dillons back into the game after they got 2 lucky goals from long range. However, with the wind assisting in the second half, Shamrocks took control of the game and kicked some superb points. Final score was a very impressive Shamrocks 1-14, Brian Dillons 3-0. A good evening overall with the U9s playing Dillons alongside this game and also playing well
U8 Football Blitz – 27/4
Well done to the players who travelled to Newcestown to take part in the latest football blitz, the lads played Bandon and Valley Rovers among others. Also thanks to Darragh Collins who was manager
Week Beginning April 28th, 2019
U16 HL V Lee Gaels – 29/4
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-12, Lee Gaels 0-1
DÓMs got their forth win in April courtesy of a win over Lee Gaels in Dripsey on Monday night. Ó Murchú’s were always on top eventhough they were slow to get the scores on the board in the first half, leading 1-6 to 0-0 at HT. A much better second half display from all the players say them win comfortably.
Panel: Joe Glossop, Liam Cotter, Owen Merchant, Cian Herlihy, Adam Power, Zack Burke, Michael Nugent, Jake Russell, Eoghan Murphy, Conor Finn (all Crosshaven), Eoin O’Flynn, Mark Sisk, Adam McSweeney, Harry Andrews, Tim Sheehan, Michael Foy (all Shamrocks)
U12 HL V Nemo Rangers – 2/5
Nemo V Shamrocks
Lost by a point….
MFL V Carraig na bhFear – 4/5
Diarmuid Ó Murchús 7-7, Carraig na bhFear 4-7
No report available
U12 FL V Lee Gaels – 6/5
Our under 12’s put up a fantastic display of football against Lee Gaels at O’Brien field last Monday night. Shamrocks were the stronger side on the night and played some really nice flowing football scoring at will and coming away with a comprehensive victory. All credit to a determined Lee Gaels side who never gave up under some serious pressure. Well done to all the lads for a cracking performance and thanks to all who turned up to support us on the night. Hurling game away to Kinsale this Thursday night 7pm.
U10 FL V Tracton – 8/5
Shamrocks U10 footballers played Tracton in the league on Wednesday evening and had a comfortable win. Well done to all
U12 HL V Kinsale 2 – 9/5
On Thursday, 9th of May, Shamrocks travelled to Kinsale on what was a glorious evening for hurling. Having fifteen players we opted to play fifteen a-side. The first half was a low scoring affair with both teams defending brilliantly. For Shamrocks Callum Gregson, Callum O’Neill and Seamus O’ Mahony were superb in the full back line and were well assisted by Shane O’ Mahony at centre-back. Despite their heroics Kinsale managed 2-2 in the first half but 1-2 from Cian lynch, a fine point from Luke Jordan and a long range speculative goal from Shane O’ Flynn at wing back, ensured Shamrocks were only one point in arrears at half time, 2-2 to 2-1.
In the second half a plentiful supply of the sliotar from the midfield duo of David Herlihy and Evan Browne made the scoreboard move in Shamrock’s favour. There were six wonderful points from play and Kinsale were held scoreless until the final minutes. Cian Lynch scoring 0-4 ( 0-3 from play), two fine points from Luke Jordan and a massive point from Evan Browne made sure Shamrocks were the dominant team in this half. Though Shamrocks conceded two late goals they managed to hang on, by the bare minimum, for a fantastic victory, 2-9 to 4-2.
U8 Hurling Blitz – 11/5
Well done to the U8 hurlers who took part in a Hurling Blitz on Saturday morning in sunny Minane Bridge.
U14 HL V Ballygarvan – 10/5
Ballgarvan 6-7, Shamrocks 1-9
This game was played in the pouring rain on Friday night and resulted in a Ballygarvan win. Ballygarvan were a much bigger team physically and used this advantage. Their full forward line was able to grab the goals while at the other end, Shamrocks struggled for scores. Credit to Shamrocks who battled manfully throughout.
U12 FL V Canovee – 13/5
Shamrocks 3-11, Canovee 3-3
No report available
U16 FL V St Vincents – 13/5
St Vincents 1-12, Shamrocks 1-6
St Vincents took the league points in Shanbally on a lovely Monday evening. They deserved their victory as 5they played excellent football with one player less after a sending off. Shamrocks just couldnt get a foodhold on the game and when they did work it in to scoring postition, they missed many chances to add to their tally.
Vincents were never led – they started brightly with the breeze and led 0-6 to 0-3 at HT. Shamrocks kept dropping ball into the goalkeepers hands, the kicks were just lacking in power. Vincents added a goal and stretched out their lead before Shamrocks responded at the other end. HT 1-6 to 1-4 for Vincents.
Shamrocks never got going in the second half; Vincents scored a brace of points after HT and Shamrocks were unable to claw it back. After this game, Vincents top the table with Shamrocks second and they could meet in a final before the year is out.
Team: D. O’Brien, M. Foy, A. McSweeney, T. Sheehan, F. Herlihy, P. Dorney, M. Sisk, D. Howard, A. Maye, C. O’Flaherty, S. Darcy, H. Andrews, E. O’Flynn.
Week Beginning May 14th, 2019
U14 FL V Ibane Gaels 2 – 14/5
We played two league matches this week in football. First at home to Iban Gaels and our second game saw us travelling to St. Vincent’s.
We had a comfortable win over Iban Gaels with all our players on the panel getting valuable game time. The final scoreline didn’t reflect on the great effort Iban Gaels put into this match particularly in the second half where they had us pinned down in our own half.
The second game against a very strong and talented St Vincent’s team saw us defeated on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-09. A huge effort was put in by us and with 2 minutes remaining the sides were level. Alas 3 late points saw Vincent’s crawl over the finishing line. It’s now back to hurling again next week. We have combined hurling and football training this coming Thursday 23rd at 6pm.
Panel. Josh Bartlett, Nigel O Sullivan/Kearney, Callum Gregson, Robert Barrett, Ewan Clarke, Aidan Brady, Kieran May, Michael Foy, Evan Browne, Sam Foy, Aaron Clarke, Seamus O Mahony, Cian Lynch, Eoin O Flynn, Noah Morris, David Herlihy, Conor Coleman, Cathal O Donovan, Evan Twomey, Harry O Leary, Luke Jordan.
U10 HL V Passage – 15/5
The u10 hurlers took on Passage in Shanbally on Wednesday evening. It was clear to see the players were tired after a busy schedule recently at u12 and u10. Nevertheless, they showed great battling qualities to record the win after a great encounter. Well done to all the players and coaches.
JAFC V Tracton – 18/5
Shamrocks 1-9, Tracton 1-6
Shamrocks are into the next round of the JAFC after this hard fought victory over Tracton in Ballygarvan on Saturday evening last. This was Shamrocks first victory of the season and it was their best and couldn’t have come at a better time.
Shamrocks started much the better and points from David Andrews, Alan McCarthy and Cannice Caffrey were 0-5 to 0-0 up after 20 minutes. Tracton scored their first point after 22 minutes and went in behind at HT, 0-5 to 0-2.
Tracton took over at the start of the second half and looked good, scoring 1-1 within 1 minute to go level for the first time. Shamrocks were struggling to get ball into the forwards but a defelcted goal from David Andrews put them 3 up again. Tracton responded at the other end with 3 points of their own and it was all to play for. Shamrocks responded well and a magnificent point from substitute Philip Brady with 13 minutes to go sparked Shamrocks into life and they finished the stronger scoring 2 further points to claim a deserved win.
Team: F. O’Neill, D. Barry, S. Kidney, N. Hayes, M. Hitchmough, C. Kidney, A. O’Grady, A. McCarthy, B. Mulqueen, M. Jordan, C. Caffrey, K. Hayes, R. Twomey, D. Andrews, S. Collins. Subs used – S. Downey, P. Brady, S. Kelleher.
U10 FL V Passage – 18/5
Shamrocks U10 footballers played Passage on Saturday morning. Shamrocks again, as in the hurling against the same opposition on Wednrsday evening, had to battle hard following a poor first have performance to grind out a narrow win in the end. Well done to this busy group of players and mentors
U12 HL V Cloughduv – 19/5
Shamrocks 7-9, Cloughduv 0-1
On Sunday evening, 19th of May, Shamrocks u12 hurlers faced up to a young bunch of Cloughduv hurlers on what was a fine evening for hurling. The team were delighted to welcome back their captain, Barry O’Mahony, who had been injured for a number of weeks. Shamrocks opted to play 15 a-side and produced a great performance in all areas of the field. Two goals in the first half from Evan Browne and Barry O’ Mahony ensured that Shamrocks were in the driving seat. Some quality point taking from Luke Jordan, Cian Lynch and Barry O’ Mahony kept the score board ticking over nicely and Shamrocks led by 2-06 to no score at half-time.
Following half-time the second half scoring spree continued as the Shamrocks backs and mid fielders kept delivering quality supply to the forwards. Goals from Dónal Herlihy, Cian lynch, Barry O’Mahony and Luke Jordan making life very difficult for Cloughduv. However, the did keep on hurling and opened their account mid way through the half with a fine point. To conclude, it was a fine display from Shamrocks and they now look forward to their final league game in June against Lee Gaels.
Team; Harry O’ Leary, Seamus O’ Mahony, Callum Gregson, Seán- óg Lynch,Shane O’ Flynn, Cian Lynch, Callum O’ Neill, Evan Browne, David Herlihy, Dónal Herlihy, Luke Jordan, Jason O’ Driscoll, Jack O’ Leary-kearney, Barry O’ Mahony, James Keane. Sub; Ryan Doolan for David Herlihy (injured)
JAHL V Ballinhassig – 20/5
Shamrocks 3-14, Ballinhassig 2-12
Shamrocks started their league campaign with a 5 point win over Ballinhassig on Monday night in Shanbally. This was a deserved win on the night and the Shamrocks players played some excellent hurling at times to rack up a pretty decent 3-14 on the scoreboard.
Ballinhassig had 1-1 on the scoreboard literally within the first minute and then followed up with a few more points over the next 10 minutes. However, Shamrocks grew into the game and started to get their own scores at the other end. They tagged on their first few points before a goal got them right back into it. At halftime, Shamrocks led 1-9 to 2-5.
Again, the second half was close up until Shamrocks scored a vital goal mid way through. This gave them a 6 point cushion; Ballinhassig brought it back to 2 points but another Shamrocks goal and a few lovely points at the other end gave them the deserved victory.
Annual Primary Schools Blitz – 22/5
John Kerins U11 Tournament Plate Qualifying – 25/5
JAHL V Tracton – 27/5
Tracton took the league points on offer in Shanbally on Monday night. Shamrocks were using this as a prep game for the championship games coming up. Tracton fully deserved their win.
Shamrocks played with the very strong wind in the first half and despite 2 goals, Tracton were staying in touch at the other end and at HT, Shamrocks led by only 2-5 to 0-7, such was the strength of the wind. Sure enough, Tracton, despite some encouraging hurling from Shamrocks at times, tagged on the necessary points they needed from out the field to win comfortably enough at the end.
U8 Football V Kilmurry – 29/5
Well done to the U8 footballers and their coaches for their great performances in their game at home to Kilmurry.
JAHC V Kinsale – 31/5
Kinsale 4-12, Shamrocks 2-9
Shamrocks and Kinsale played in the first round of the championship in Ballygarvan and while Kinsale deserved the win, Shamrocks can count themselves unlucky to be beaten by that 9 point margin. A lack of scoring power when it mattered most cost them and they contributed hugely to a competitive game.
Kinsale had an early goal after the ball should have been cleared in defence. Shamrocks kept plugging away and a few points from free from Andrew O’Grady and Seanán Collins and from play from John Boylan and David Andrews had Shamrocks back in the contest 1-5 to 0-5 behind after 20 minutes. Again Kinsale got in for a goal that should have been cleared and they went in at HT leading 2-7 to 1-6, Jason Browne with the Shamrocks goal on 22 minutes that had levelled matters. Shamrocks had played with the wind which died down in the second half.
Kinsale kept their noses in front by 3 or 4 points for the first 15 minutes of the second half. Shamrocks just couldn’t reduce that gap. The Kinsale free taker was unerring from frees all night and any fouls committed by Shamrocks were punished. The key middle 10 minutes of the second half saw loads of Shamrocks possession but the scoring rate was very slow and Kinsale broke at the other end and scored a goal. There followed a goal each from both sides (Mark Hitchmough for Shamrocks) but it was the third Kinsale goal really that killed off Shamrocks after all their possession. They battled on until the end but they needed 4 goals at that stage and the game petered out to its inevitable conclusion.
The Shamrocks players on the night showed that with more pure hurling training and proper application and attitude they can do better things in this championship – Friday nights game was the first time that all those players were together proper as a team and you don’t win any championship game like that even though they showed glimpses of what they are capable of.
Team: B. Sweeney, S. Andrews, D. Barry, S. Kelleher, F. O’Neill, S. Collins, B. Mulqueen, M. Hitchmough, D. Andrews, S. Downey, J. Boylan, A. McCarthy, N. Hayes, A. O’Grady, J. Browne. Subs – R. Twomey, C. Kidney, J. Wilson, C. O’Grady, C. Scriven, M. Fleming.
Week Beginning – June 2nd, 2019
Cork GAA Challenge Run 2019 – 3/6
U14 HL V Whitescross – 4/6
Whitescross 3-9, Shamrocks 2-3
Shamrocks and Whitescross played out an enjoyable game on Tuesday evening in Shanbally.
The teams were evenly matched for most of the game but Whitescross finished much the stronger to take the win. Whitescross played with the wind in the first half and registyered their first few scores, despite some great saves in the Shamrocks goal from Sam Foy and heroic defending from the full back line.
Into the second half, Whitescross were ahead but an Eoin O’Flynn goal for Shamrocks actually put them ahead for the first time. However, Whitescross scrambled home a goal shortly afterwards and had all the momentum into the last 15 minutes, where they finished with 2-4 without reply to win comfortably enough at the end.
U10 & U9 Hurling v Ballinhassig – 4/6
U10 HL V Carriag na bhFear – 15/6
Well done to the under 10 hurlers who had a good win over the visitors Carriag na bhFear in Shanbally on Saturday morning. Andrew O’Neill and Adrian Doolin are making great strides with this group, especially in the hurling.
Bingo Night – 14/6
Well done to everyone who contributed in any way to our successful Bingo Night on Friday night in the FBI, thanks to all who donated spot prizes, thanks to the organisers of the event and thanks to the FBI as excellent hosts.
U12 HL V Lee Gaels – 17/6
U10 FL V Lee Gaels – 19/6
The u10 footballers are pictured below with Adrian Doolin and Andrew O Neill on Wednesday evening in Shanbally. They recorded a big win over Lee Gaels written many players playing in different positions on the night. Well done to this busy group of players.
U16 HL V Grenagh – 20/6
Grenagh 2-24, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 0-8
No report available, suffice to say Grenagh won by a huge score
U14 HL V Brian Dillons – 21/6
Shamrocks played Brian Dillons in the u14 hurling league in the Tank Fièld at the weekend. It was a great team performance and all the panel of 17 players got great game time which will stand to them. The pleasing thing about this performance was our ability to score some great points from play. We played against the wind in the first half and had a commanding lead at half time. Dillons came back in to the game in the second half but we knuckled down again and closed out the game with some fine scores.
Team. D. Herlihy, D. McCormack, B.O’Mahony, C.Lynch, M.Foy, K.May, E. Browne, A.Brady. C.O’Donovan, S.Foy, R.Barrett, J.Bartlett, E.O’Flynn, L.Jordan, C. Coleman, E. Twomey, C. Gregson.
Week Beginning – June 23rd, 2019
U12 FL V Aghinagh – 25/6
Shamrocks 3-6, Aghinagh 3-4
Shamrocks won the top of the table clash at sunny Shanbally on Tuesday evening, after a mighty struggle against an Aghinagh team that refused to give up. Shamrocks, after falling behind to an early goal, took over and finished the first half strong. They had plenty of possession but could have had more than the 2-3 to 1-2 lead at half time.
Into the second half and both teams traded scores; Shamrocks went 6 points ahead but Aghinagh never gave up and had the deficit down to 2 points into injury time. Shamrocks just about held on in a whelter of excitment. Well done to both teams on a great game.
U10 FL V Ballygarvan – 26/6
Shamrocks U10 footballers finished the first half of their season on Wednesday night in Ballygarvan. They went into this game unbeaten so far this season and finished with their record intact. Shamrocks were never in any trouble in this game winning with a comfortable margin. Great progress is being made here, well done to all and their coaches
U9 Football v Sliabh Rua – 27/6
The U9’s played their last football game before the summer break on a sunny Thursday evening away to Sliabh Rua. Great game and nice to see the lads improving. Well done to manager Dave Andrews
U10 HL V Ballinhassig – 29/6
Shamrocks U10 hurlers finished the first half of their season this morning in Ballinhassig. Having won their last football game earlier in the week the lads were determined to finish the hurling the same way. And that they did. They played great hurling from start to finish and the work rate from all the players was never in question. Shamrocks ran out convincing winners again on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-1. They finish the first half of their season season with only 1 loss. Brilliant stuff from all the players and management
U9 HL V Ballinhassig – 29/6
Shamrocks U9 Hurlers also finished the first half of their season in Ballinhassig on Saturday morning. They also ran out winners on a scoreline of 9-0 to 1-3. Great to see two young Shamrocks teams coming away from Ballinhassig with wins. Again, well done to all the players, parents and management
U12 FL V Courcey Rovers – 1/7
No report available
Club Ciaráin 2019
Guest of honour for the official opening was Mary Hegarty, accompanied by her daughter Susan. Mary’s late son Ciaran is remembered and honoured by the Club, hence the camp is called CLUB CIARÁIN. All participants, having received and fitted their ‘Club Ciaran’ shirts were off to a fine start led by The Club’s Senior Under Age Hurling Coaches, Patrick Andrews and Mr. John Herlihy N.T.
The Club was very proud to introduce three players who had represented the County this season. Chloe McGrath was with the Cork Ladies Under 14 Football Team that won All Ireland honours recently. Ellana O’Mahony was with the Cork National School’s Football team and Seán Andrews is with the Cork Minor Football team. These players have come through the under age programme and have done their Club and teams much honour, congratulations and well done to them all.
One of the highlights of the final day was the Long Puck Competitions. The winners were as follows; GIRLS – 1. Ellana O’Mahony, 2. Rebecca Collins, 3. Ellen Mallon. BOYS – 1. Cian Lynch, 2. Evan Browne-Wilson, 3. David Herlihy.
Special thanks to Deirdre and her helpers in the kitchen, they did a great job too.
JAHC v Ballinhassig 7th July 2019
Shamrocks 0-14, Ballinhassig 2-5
Shamrocks led all the way in this keenly contested Junior Hurling Championship game played in Ballygarvan on Sunday evening. With only a few league games under their belt the lads in green stood up to the ‘Blues’ and bravely contested every ball from start to finish. Veteran Senan Collins gave an inspirational display and led his colleagues to a merited win. The winners prize is a place in the semi-final and with a full commitment to training and coaching our lads will match any opposition.
B. Sweeney, S.Kelleher, D. Barry, C. O’Grady, A. McCarthy, B.Mulqueen, F. O’Neill, D. Andrews, A. O’Grady, S. Downey, S. Boylan, M. Hitchmough, J. Browne, S. Collins, D, Kennedy, C. Kidney, R. Twomey, J. Wilson, J. Lynam, M. Fleming.
U12 FL V Courcey Rovers – 1/7
Shamrocks 5-9, Courcey Rovers 5-2
Shamrocks u12 footballers travelled to Ballinspittle on the 1st of July to play Courcey Rovers in their last football league game. It was a beautiful evening for football although Shamrocks were missing a few regulars due to holiday commitments. Shamrocks began very positively and within ten minutes were 2-5 to no score ahead thanks to goals from Liam Dorney and Luke Jordan and fabulous points from Luke Jordan (0-2,0-1 free), David Herlihy (0-2), Cian Lynch (0-1, free) and Dónal Herlihy. Couceys found the quick movements of the shamrocks players hard to live with and only managed one goal and a point by half-time. Shamrocks continued their dominance with a fine individual goal from David Herlihy and another by Jack O’ Sullivan-Kearney to leave the half-time score of Shamrocks 4-06 to Courcey Rovers 1-01.
At the beginning of the second half the referee decided to widen the pitch, for whatever reason, and this seemed to suit a rejuvenated home side. They ran continuously at the Shamrock’s backs and managed three good goals despite the best efforts of goalie, Dónal Herlihy. The half backline of Shane O’ Flynn, Cian Lynch and Harry O’ Leary were excellent and helped enormously in curtailing Courceys. Evan Browne managed to get a fine goal which helped to keep the score board ticking over despite the intense pressure from the home side. Luke Jordan scored a vital free late in the game which ensured a famous win. Final score, Shamrocks 5-09 Courcey Rovers 5-02
Week Beginning – July 27th, 2019
U10 & U9 Visit Naval Base – 27/7
Pictured below are some members of our under 10 and under 9 teams who went on a tour of the Naval Base on Saturday and had their lunch on board the LE James Joyce.
Included in the picture is Leading Seaman Jason Browne, who is also one of their managers. A great day was had by all
U14 HC V Mayfield – 2/7
Mayfield 4-16, Shamrocks 0-3
Shamrocks played Mayfield in Shanbally in the U14 hurling championship last Friday evening. They fielded a very under strength side due to holiday season. Mayfield proved too strong for us and Shamrocks were left chasing shadows at times throughout the game. The club would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of all the players who never gave up, especially our U12 players who helped to field a team. We also would like to pay a special thank you to the parents who brought their children back from their holidays so we could field.
Team. David Herlihy, Kieran May, Barry O’Mahony, Cian Lynch, Dara McCormack, Eoin O’Flynn, Evan Browne, Cathal O’Donovan, Josh Bartlett, Conor Coleman, Harry O’Leary, Evan Twomey
U16 HC V Grenagh – 7/8
Grenagh 4-13, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-4
DÓMs came up short in the championship semi final on Wednesday night against the home side. Grenagh were a well coached team featuring hurlers throughout the field and they simply had too much hurling for Ó Murchús. While Ó Murchús tried hard throughout, it was a below par performance on the night after an interrupted preparation due to holidays and other codes!
Ó Murchús had an early goal but Grenagh grew into the game and led 2-6 to 1-2 at HT; it could have been a lot more as they had all the possession and chances and at this stage, while they were within striking distance of Grenagh, Ó Murchú’s were just hanging on at this point.
Any chance of a comeback was squashed within 10 minutes of the restart with Grenagh scoring 1-3 without reply to effectively finish the game as a contest. They added a further goal and led 4-12 to 1-4 before 2 late consolation goals for Ó Murchús gave the supporters something to shout about at the end.
Panel: M. Foy, E. O’Flynn, M. Sisk, H. Andrews, F. Herlihy, A. McSweeney (all Shamrocks), C. Herlihy, C. Byrne, J. Russell, P. Cotter, C. Finn, J. McCarthy, A. Power, M. Nugent, O. Merchant, E. Murphy (all Crosshaven)
U14 FC V Courcey Rovers – 14/8
Courcey Rovers 5-10, Shamrocks 3-10
A great game of football and unfortunately for Shamrocks, they were beaten at the first hurdle. Shamrocks were always chasing the game and brought the deficit down to 2 points towards the end and were pushing for a goal but Courceys defended well, attacked and buried the ball in the Shamrocks net to finish it off.
U16 FC Quarter Final V Tracton – 17/8
Shamrocks 2-12, Tracton 2-1
Shamrocks and Tracton battled it out in Shanbally in the quarter final on Friday night. Shamrocks eventually won by 11 points but itb was close all through the game until the very end when a few Shamrocks goals sealed the win.
Shamrocks played against the strong wind in the first half and scored 2 early points. Tracton responded with a goal at the other end. Shamrocks were finding it hard to convert possession into scores but did score 3 quick points in the lead up to HT to lead 0-6 to 1-1.
Again, Shamrocks found the scoring rate slow with the wind. After moving ahead courtesy of 2 further points early on, Tracton scored another goal and there was only a point in it with 15 minutes left. Shamrocks didnt panic and scored another 2 points and then came the all important goal 5 minutes from time to give them the cushion to see out the game. Lee Gaels are up next.
Team: D. O’Brien, F. Herlihy, M. Foy, A. Brady, A. McSweeney, E. O’Flynn, M. Sisk, S. Darcy, C. O’Flaherty, H. Andrews, D. Howard, A. Maye, S. Foy
U10 FL V Donoughmore – 17/8
Huge win for U10 footballers this morning against Donoughmore. What was more pleasing was the standard of football and support play shown by the lads. Great also have Cork minor Seán Andrews helping out by refereeing the game. Well done to everyone
Week Beginning – August 8th, 2019
MFL V Kildorrery – 19/8
Kildorrery 6-15, Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 0-8
U14 HL V Lee Gaels – 21/8
Shamrocks 6-13, Lee Gaels 0-1
Shamrocks travelled to a wet Kerry Pike on Wednesday evening last. Shamrocks made prior arrangements with the home side to play 15-a-side on full pitch and goals. This was a first for a number of our lads but they coped admirably. Shamrocks started well and put a number of scores on the board which took the pressure off. A handy lead at half time allowed them to make a number of positional switches for the second half.
Shamrocks were completely dominant in the 2nd half and scored at will. In fairness and to their credit, Lee Gaels did not lie down and continued to give Shamrocks a good game.
Team – Barry O’Mahony, Calum Gregson, Robert Barrett, David Herlihy, Cian Lynch, Michael Foy, Kieran May, Aiden Brady, Evan Browne, Cathal O’Donovan, Eoin O’Flynn, Sam Foy, Luke Jordan, Dara McCormick, Harry O’Leary
MFL V Grenagh – 23/8
U14 FL Semi Final V St Vincents – 23/8
St. Vincent’s 8-13, Shamrocks 2-17
Hard to believe from the score line that Shamrocks had a 2 point lead coming up to half-time! Playing well against the wind, we took most of our opportunities and had the home side on the back foot. A couple of defensive slips before half-time meant we went in 2 points down but very much in the game.
The old adage that the wind wins no game came back to haunt us in the 2nd half. Shamrocks conceded 2 quick goals and never recovered. That said, they scored points at will and 2-17 will win most games.
Squad – Sam Foy, Robert Barrett, Calum Gregson, Euan Clarke, Michael Foy, Kieran May, Evan Browne, Aiden Brady, Aaron Clarke, Eoin O’Flynn, Cian Lynch, Cathal O’Donovan, David Herlihy, Barry O’Mahony, Evan Twomey, Noah Morris, Harry O’Leary, Conor Coleman, Luke Jordan.
U10 HL V Blarney – 25/8
Shamrocks 10-11, Blarney 5-8
Shamrocks U10 hurlers got the second half of their season up and running this morning in Shanbally. Just like in football we are up a grade for the second half of the season. The lads showed they are up to the challenge, in what was a superb game of hurling with every player from both teams giving their all. Well done to Andrew and Adrian on management as well.
We must again thank Sean Andrews for refereeing the game and allowing the game to flow with great use of the advantage and take this opportunity to wish him well for next weekend from all involved with the U10s
U8 Hurling – 24/8
Well done to our U8’s hurlers this morning who played a blitz in Passage. They beat Ballygarvan and Passage and drew with Douglas. Well done to the management as well
Week Beginning – August 25th, 2019
U12 HL Semi V Tracton – 26/8
Shamrocks 1-9, Tracton 2-6
A thrilling game taht ended all square AET. Replay on Wednesday night in Minane, 6.30pm
Norma Murphy – Lotto winner August 2019
Ashling Kidney seller of the winning ticket, presenting Norma Murphy joint winner of the Shamrocks lotto jackpot prize. Also included is John Twomey Shamrocks Club.
U12 HL Semi Final Replay v Tracton – 28/8
Tracton 2-5, Shamrocks 2-4
A heartbreaking defeat with the last poc of the game. No more report
U16 Shield Semi Final v Roanaithe na nGael – 30/8
Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 7-9, Raonaithe na nGael 3-11
A great second half was the main reason why Ó Murchús won this Shield semi final on Friday night in Whitescross, with the Ó Murchús ability to get goals proving decisive. Having played with a very strong wind and hill advantage in the first half, Ó Murchú’s led by 4-4 to 2-8 at the break. RnG finished te half on the up scoring 1-2 just before the break to pull within 2 points.
Turning to face the elements, Ó Murchús needed a big second half and they got stuck in early on. Some players stepped right up to the plate and 3 goals were scored in a 10 minute period to open up a 13 point gap. The players controlled matters to the end to qualify for the final.
Panel: M. Foy, E. O’Flynn, C. Herlihy, J. Russell, F. Herlihy, C. Byrne, J. McCarthy, O. Merchant, M. Sisk, C. Finn, H. Andrews, A. McSweeney, A. Power, M. Nugent, L. Cotter, E. Murphy.
U10 FL V Ballinhassig – 31/8
Shamrocks U10 footballers travelled to Ballinhassig this morning for what turned out to be a very physical game. The home side tried everything physically to stop our lads from playing football. However Shamrocks learned from the outset they weren’t getting anything easy here. They showed again today that they are up to whatever is thrown at them playing superb football and fighting for each other all through. Mentors and parents present are very proud of the lads reaction, winning out emphatically on a scoreline of Shamrocks 13-8, Ballinhassig 1-0. Well done to all players, parents for support and management
All Ireland Minor Success for Sean Andrews! 1/9/19
Heartiest comhghairdeas to Seán Andrews who played a big part in Corks All Ireland Minor success on Sunday September 1st in Croke Park. This was Corks first All Ireland success in this grade since 2000. Seán has been part of the Cork development squad since u14 and on Sunday in Croke Park, all the hard work paid off for him and his teammates as Cork defeated Galway by 3-20 to 3-14 after extra time in an absolute thriller of a game that at times looked beyond Cork. But they eventually came good in the end to ensure the Tommy Markham Cup returns to Cork.
Seán entered the game in the 35th minute with Cork behind by 0-9 to 0-6. Of course, it was 2 minutes later that Cork went ahead for the first time by scoring 1-2 in quick succession! Seán played all of the extra time and made a huge difference to the Cork defence, once again like all year getting on plenty of ball, showing for the overlaps when necessary and laying off intelligent and sensible ball to his teammates.
Its a proud week for Seán, for his teammates and management but also for his family, his coaches in Shamrocks (and school) and for the wider Shamrocks community, many of whom travelled to support Cork on the day. We are all so proud that one of our own could sparkle on the biggest stage of the Irish Sporting Calendar. Maith thú a Sheáin
U12 FL Semi Final V Kinsale 2- 4/9
Shamrocks 7-11, Kinsale B 2-3
A comfortable win for Shamrocks over Kinsales second team in the league semi final in Shanbally. This sets up a final against Aghinagh in Aghinagh this Saturday
U12 FL Final V Aghinagh – 7/9
Aghinagh 5-11, Shamrocks 3-12
A great game of football went Aghinagh’s way in the league final on Saturday afternoon last in Aghinagh
Week Beginning – September 8th, 2019
U14 HL V Tracton – 14/9
Shamrocks 3-12, Tracton 0-13
U10 HL V Kilbrittain – 14/9
Shamrocks U10 hurlers travelled to Kilbrittain this morning and again came away with a well deserved victory by a few points. Well done to all the players and management. Thanks to the parents for making the long trip West. Final score Shamrocks 6-7, Kilbrittain 1-3
U8 Football Blitz – 14/9
Pictured below are the u8 footballers who played 3 great games in a blitz in Passage on Saturday. They played brilliantly against both Glanmire teams and the host team Passage. Well done to the players, parents for their support and to the manager Derek Livingstone.
Presentation to Sean Andrews by Rebel Óg Mid/South
After the great All Ireland win on September 1st, the Executive of Rebel Óg Mid/South made a presentation to the players on the panel from the region. Included below are Sean Andrews receiving his presentation along with his teammates Neil Lordan (Ballinora) and Hugh Murphy (Eire Óg). The presentation took place at the end of a fixtures meeting in Eire Óg GAA.
U16 FC Final V St Vincents – 18/9
St Vincents 7-9, Shamrocks 2-10
Just one look at the scoreline sums up the U16 D3 final in Ballygarvan on Wednesday evening. St Vincents were able to find the back of the Shamrocks net on multiple occasions while at the other end, Shamrocks could not find the Vincents net. Vincents had their first goal after 1 minute and this was a pattern repeated a further 4 times in the first 17 minutes. At this point the game was practically over as they opened up the Shamrocks defence almost at will. Shamrocks were chasing the game throughout without ever getting within 6 points. To a man, they never gave up and battled hard against a strong Vincents team who could all play ball. However, the scores that they craved didnt come.
At HT, Vincents led 5-3 to 2-6, Cian O’Flaherty and Philip Dorney with the Shamrocks goals along with some superb points from Shane Darcy. Shamrocks needed a fast start to the second half but Vincents asserted their authority with a couple of quick points. Again, without ever troubling the Vincents keeper, Shamrocks battled on but it was always going to be a case of playing out the match – St Vincents were in cruise control all the way to the finish.
The Shamrocks players can be proud of their efforts and were beaten by an excellent footballing team on the night. Thanks to them for their efforts and to the parents who have supported them. Its important that this team stays together for later in the year (league semi final) and next year and beyond because they’re are good footballers on this panel. Also thanks to the vocal Shamrocks support who got behind the lads before the 3 goal blast from Vincents in the first half that killed the game.
Panel: D. O’Brien, M. Foy, A. McSweeney, M. Sisk, T. Sheehan, F. Herlihy, S. Darcy, H. Andrews, D. Howard, C. O’Flaherty, P. Dorney, A. Maye, E. O’Flynn, A. Brady, J. Bartlett, R. Barrett, S. Foy, D. Carroll
U14 HC Shield Semi Final V Lee Gaels – 20/9
Shamrocks traveled to Dripsey to take on Lee Gaels in the semi final of the U14 hurling shield and came away comfortable winners. A difficult swirling wind made conditions difficult but it was Shamrocks who settled the faster in the first half. We soon found our range and got some nice scores from play. The damage was done just before half time when we scored 2-2 without reply. Lee Gaels to their credit battled away in the second half and restricted us to just 1-2 in that period.
Martin Muldoon Hurling Tournament u12 – 21/9
Shamrocks u12 hurlers travelled to Brinny on Saturday to participate in the Martin Muldoon hurling tournament. There was some pandemonium when we arrived as we had been informed that it was a football tournament. However, following swift action by parents hurleys and helmets soon arrived.
Shamrocks participated in the shield section along with Valley Rovers 2 and Sarsfields 2. In the first game Shamrocks played against a strong, physical Sarsfield’s team but were 1-3 to no score up at half- time following a goal from Luke Jordan and points from Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan and Harry O’ Leary. Sars tried hard in the second half and did manage 1-3 but some fine points from Cian Lynch and Luke Jordan enabled Shamrocks to get over the line on a final score line of 1-7 to 1-3.
Next up were Valley Rovers, in what was a wonderful game between two well- matched hurling teams. It was a game of two halves and Valleys led by 1-1 to no score at half-time despite some excellent saves from David Herlihy in goals. In the second half Cian Lynch scored two excellent goals which was enough to get Shamrocks past the post on a final score-line of 2-2 to 2-1. Following the two victories Shamrocks progressed to the final with Valleys and Sars contesting the semi-final, which Sars subsequently won.
The final was an enthralling contest with the Shamrocks half back line of Seamus O’Mahony, Shane O’Flynn and Donal Herlihy being very dominant and supplying plenty of quality ball to Luke Jordan and Cian Lynch who had pushed Shamrocks into a 1-6 to no score lead at half-time. Sars regrouped at half time and played superbly with the aid of a stiff breeze. However, some fabulous work by the half- forward line of Harry O’Leary, Jason O’Driscoll and Billy Hannah enabled Shamrocks to stay on top. The full back line of Barry O’ Mahony and Callum Gregson defended heroically and Sars found scores hard to come by. Once Callum O’ Neill scored his goal, Shamrocks were on their way and although Sars did manage 1-1 there was no denying Shamrocks their well deserved victory. There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as memories of an agonising semi- final defeat to Tracton were quickly forgotten as they celebrated their first u12 victory in hurling.
The presentation followed soon afterward and the victorious captain, Barry O’ Mahony spoke proudly from the heart after accepting the shield. It was a fitting end to a memorable year for this talented, dedicated bunch of young hurlers. NA SEMRÓGA ABÚ!
Team/Panel: David Herlihy, Callum Gregson, Barry O’ Mahony, Seamus O’ Mahony, Shane O’ Flynn. Donal Herlihy, Cian Lynch, Luke Jordan, Callum O’ Neill, Harry O’ Leary, Jason O’ Driscoll, Billy Hannah, Jack O’ Sullivan -Kearney,Ryan Doolan, Liam Dorney, Ollie O’ Brien & Callum Fitzgerald
Week Beginning – September 22nd, 2019
U10 HL V Carrigaline – 26/9
Well done to the Shamrocks U10 hurlers who played Carrigaline this Thursday evening in Shanbally. The lads put in a great performance against a good Carrigaline team, winning by a few points thanks to their goal scoring ability.
U8 Football Blitz – 28/9
Pictured below are the u8 footballers who played great football in Páirc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday on the astro, well done to all
Visit of AI Minor Football Cup to the Shamrock Bar – 29/9/19
Open Night with All Ireland Minor Trophy – 1/10
The Underage club hosted the All Ireland Minor Football Trophy (Tommy Markham Cup) on Tuesday October 1st at the Clubrooms. The weather stayed fine and the Cup was on display for all to see and to get photographed with. Sean Andrews from the Minor team was on hand to greet the young kids and sign autographs. He also found time to present the U10 and U12 panels with their new set of training gear. All in all a very enjoyable evening at the Club and many thanks to Sean and his family for facilitating the evening and to the many parents and players who visited
Visit of AI Football winning Cups to Local Primary Schools – 1/10
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.
Schools Coach Fundraising Table Quiz – 4/10
U16 HL Semi Final v Raonaithe na nGael – 5/10
Raonaoithe na nGael 3-5, Ó Murchús 1-8
Raonaithe na nGael took the league semi final win over Ó Murchús in Shanbally on Saturday afternoon. It was a pity that the competitions finale is being played in wet and windy October with weeks since anyone had done any training or played matches. Ó Murchús were certainly rusty and only got going towards the end of the game but ultimately ran out of time.
Raonaithe na nGael started fast and played fast ball into their dangerous ff line. They scored 2-2 inside the first 10 minutes before Ó Murchús knew what hit them. This was the winning of the game as it turned out as Ó Murchús were playing catch up for the rest of the game. They slowly got into their stride and had loads of possession but were finding scores hard to come by. A third RnG goal, of the soft variety, knocked DÓMs back again just as they were getting a grip. Start all over again. HT it was 3-4 to 0-4 for the visitors.
The story of the second half was simple – Diarmuid Ó Murchu’s could not score. They had most of the possession but found a combination of good defending form RnG and wayward shooting and wides too much to overcome. They got a late goal but time ran out and that was the end of the league season in a disappointing outcome.
Panel: E.O’Flynn, C. Byrne, P. Cotter, M. Sisk, F. Herlihy, T. Sheehan, O. Merchant, J. McCarthy, M. Nugent, A. Power, A. McSweeney, C. Finn, H. Andrews, L. Cotter, E. Murphy,
U16 H Shield Final v Cobh 2 – 12/10
Diarmuid Ó Murchú’s 3-11. Cobh B 1-9
A satisfactory end to the season for the 16s hurlers of Ó Murchú’s in Crosshaven on Saturday afternoon. They had a well deserved win over a Cobh team that played right up to the end. It was a good game to play in and win, in particular at this time of the year.
Ó Murchu’s scored 2 goals midway through the first half and this gave them a nice cushion. They led 2-8 to 0-4 at halftime. Despite not scoring for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they responded to the Cobh points at the start of the second half with a few scores of their own to run out deserving winners.
Afterwards, the captain Adam Power accepted the trophy from the chairman of the Mid/South board Martin Lynch, thereby becoming the first player from Ó Murchús to lift any silverware.
Panel – M. Foy, P. Cotter, C. Herlihy, E. O’Flynn, F. Herlihy, M. Sisk, O. Merchant, J. McCarthy, C. Finn, H. Andrews, A. Power, C. Byrne, A. McSweeney, T. Sheehan, L. Cotter, M. Nugent, E. Murphy.
U8 Hurling Blitz – 12/10
Well done to the U8 hurlers who had 2 teams entered in the final, end of year Blitz in Páirc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to all the parents for their support and to the management team of Darragh Collins and Derek Livingstone for their continued interest and committment to this group,
U14 HL Semi V Mayfield – 13/10
Mayfield 2-10, Shamrocks 0-12
Shamrocks travelled to Mayfield to take on the hosts in the semi final of the u14 hurling league on Sunday morning. Pitch conditions were heavy but this didn’t stop both teams contributing to a great game of hurling that both sets of supporters enjoyed. Teams were level throughout the first half but a goal from Mayfield just before half time left them leading on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-05 at the break.
Great words of encouragement were spoken at half-time and not long after the restart we had the lead reduced to 2 points when we got some fine points from play. Mid way through 2nd half Mayfield got their second goal to leave us playing catch up again. The lads kept going to the full time whistle but we just came up short at the end on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-12. Great credit is due to these players and also to their parents who again travelled in great numbers.
Week Beginning October 14th, 2019
U16 H Blitz – 19/10
DOMs took part in an end of year hurling blitz in Erins Own on Saturday afternoon Oct 19th. Down to half a panel due to various activities (mainly Association Football), the lads, with the addition of Erins Own and Fermoy players to make 15, played four matches of twenty minutes each. In fact at one point, the Ó Murchús team was made up of 4 different clubs!
But, overall, the lads were very happy with the competition which was well run and organised by the home side. Ó Murchús lost the plate final to Mayfield but no matter – hurling was the winner all day long and all the players left with their bellies full and their participation medals. Thanks to Pa, Adrian and Hugh for taking the lads on the day, We’ll see everyone back next season.
U14 H Shield v Whitescross – 20/10
Whitescross 2-5,Shamrocks 2-4
The shield semi final went the way of the visitors on Sunday morning. The simple fact is that Shamrocks shot this game away with wide after wide after wide, from all angles, both from play and frees. Shamrocks were the better team throughout and played great hurling for the whole game but their shooting let them down; registering at least 15 wides on the morning. Whitescross nabbed two late points to leave as the victors and the Shamrocks players were left to wonder what happened.
Whitescross scored an early goal but Shamrocks responded through Sam Foy. It was a low scoring game with a heavy wet ball throughout. At this pointSshamrocks were hurling well but the wides were mounting. At HT, the sides were level 1-2 apiece.
The second half arrived and Shamrocks did most of the hurling; they went a goal ahead but Whitescross got another goal to level it up again. Both teams traded a point apiece before Shamrocks thought they had scored a point but the referee consulted his umpires and waved it wide. Whitescross equalised before he consulted his umpires at the other end and awarded the winning point to Whitescross.
Panel: B. O’Mahony, R. Barrett, D. Herlihy, C. Lynch, M. Foy, K. Maye, E. O’Flynn, E. Twomey, S. Foy, A. Brady, C. Coleman, J. Bartlett, C. O’Donovan, L. Jordan, D. Gregson.
U16 FL Final V St Vincents – 27/10
St Vincents 7-7, Shamrocks 3-5
A similar result to the championship final in September resulted in a double for St Vincents in their own grounds on a beautiful Sunday morning. The goals were the winning and the losing of the game and St Vincents were ruthless with them – their ability to score in burst just knocked back the valiant efforts of the Shamrocks players.
St Vincents punished any sloppy Shamrocks play, in particular in the first half, with goals. They scored 4 in the first half and the Shamrocks boys just couldnt cope with this. At halftime, Vincents led 4-5 to 1-2. The Shamrocks lads could have folded the tent at this point but to be fair to our boys, they went out in the second half and dsiplayed a great attitude in the face of an onslought, matching the excellent Vincents throughout apart from the concession of further goals which does seem to be a problem. Shamrocks did score 2 smashing goals in the second half and had the gap down to 7 points but just as they sniffed a comeback was on, it was dismissed immediately with Vincents 6th goal – game well and truly over. In the end, St Vincents received the League Trophy from the Mid/South Board to claim a clean sweep over this Shamrocks team since they were u12.
Thanks to the players and their parents for a reasonably successful season (the 2 finals apart) with all the players finishing out the year with many fine performances among them – some players have really taken a huge step forward this year. Its imperative that all players are refreshed and ready for action in a Shamrocks jersey in 2020
Panel: E. O’Flynn, M. Foy, F. Herlihy, T. Sheehan, A. McSweeney, A. Brady, M. Sisk, S. Darcy, D. Howard, C. O’Flaherty, P. Dorney, H. Andrews, A. Maye, R. Barrett.
U14 F Shield Semi Final V Tracton – 28/10
Shamrocks 5-11, Tracton 2-3
We played Tracton in Minane Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday in the U14 football shield semi final, Playing against a very strong wind in the opening half we played some lovely running football and adapted to the elements quickly. We soon had some scores on the board to reflect our dominance in the opening half. Early in the second period we made some switches to allow all our players get valuable game time. Tracton to their credit upped their performance and they made sure that we didn’t enjoy the same amount of possession that we had in the first half. We ran out comfortable winners at the final whistle.
Team, Josh Bartlett, Calum Gregson, Robert Barrett, Kieran May, Michael Foy, David Herlihy, Evan Browne, Eoin O Flynn, Cian Lynch, Dara McCormack, Sam Foy, Barry O Mahony, Aaron Clarke, Euan Clarke, Cathal O’Donovan, Noah Morris, Conor Coleman, Luke Jordan, Evan Twomey.
Bag Pack & Sponsored Walk – 2019
The club would like to thank all those who volunteered for our annual bag packing in Dunnes in Carrigaline over the bank holiday weekend. Sincere thanks must go to Gemma and Deirdre who put in a lot of time and effort to ensure this was a success. The club would also like to thank all those who participated in our annual sponsor walk on Bank Holiday Monday from the Pitch in Shanbally to the Oratory in Ringaskiddy and back up again. Thanks again to all who brought goodies for the hungry and thirsty souls after their walk. Geraldine’s Kitchen was open to all and was a very busy place after the walk. It was great to see the young and the not so young out enjoying the late Autumn sunshine and getting welcome fresh air in to their lungs after the long weekend.
U14 F Shield Final v Ballygarvan – 5/11
Shamrocks 5-10, Ballygarvan 4-5
Ballygarvan was the venue under floodlights for our final underage game of the season, the U14 football Shied final against the hosts. A large crowd was in attendance to witness what turned out to be a thrilling game of football, played by two evenly matched teams. Conditions were good and both teams soon found themselves to be in plenty of possession. We scored two early points from Dara McCormack and Eoin O’ Flynn but soon found ourselves trailing as Ballygarvan’s big full forward found the back of our net. Our goalkeeper Josh Bartlett was in fine form and pulled off some excellent saves as we weathered the storm. Shamrocks settled down again and full backs Calum Gregson and Robert Barrett were now letting the forwards know that they weren’t in for an easy night. Aiden Brady, Eoin O’Flynn and Evan Browne kicked over some lovely points to draw level with our hosts. Dara McCormack then scored an all important goal to leave us leading approaching half time. Our half back line of Cian Lynch, Michael Foy and Kieran May were performing great stuff against much bigger opposition. Ballygarvan scored with the last kick of the first half to leave the teams level at the short whistle 1-05 to 2-02.
Words of encouragement were spoken at half time and these seen to work a treat as after the first five minutes of the second half we scored 2-01 with scores from Aaron Clarke, Aidan Brady and Cian Lynch to leave a little daylight between the teams. For the next fifteen minutes Ballygarvan came back strongly at us to leave it a two point game in our favour with ten minutes still remaining. Barry O’Mahony was winning some fine ball and his lay offs led to some great points from play. Our earlier substitutions of Luke Jordan and David Herlihy were coming more in to the game and when we scored three points from the booth of Luke Jordan and Eoin O Flynn without reply the gap was five points with time nearly up. Our positional changes were also showing positive signs but when Ballygarvan found the back of our net entering injury time, the dreaded two point margin was still in our favour. A fast goal kick resulted in our half forward of Sam Foy breaking at speed and when the ball was delivered to Evan Browne their goalkeeper stood no chance. From the resulting kick out possession was gained again and back in came the ball for Aaron Clarke to score the killer goal. The final whistle sounded to great scenes of delight from all the Shamrocks players, coaches, parents and supporters. The trophy was presented to Eoin O’Flynn the winning captain who in his speech thanked Ballygarvan, the referee, our selectors and coaching staff and all our supporters.
U14 Shield Winners 2019, 5/11/19
Rest of 2019 from Mid November into December
Diarmuid Ó Murchús AGM – 25/11/19
Diarmuid Ó Murchús AGM was held in the Grace McCarthy rooms on Monday night. This was the biggest crowd yet and they heard reports from Johnny Middlton (outgoing Chairman) and Pa Andrews (Secretary). The new incoming committee was elected for 2020 – Chairman is Adrian Glossop, Vice is Seán Kidney, Treasurer is Ronan Cogan and Secretary is Pa Andrews. Both Childlrens Officers will act as DÓMs children’s officer. The possibility of a PRO will be explored.
Ó Murchús will be entering into Minor H + F and U16 H + F for 2020