Archives 2021

Welcome to the Archives for the 2021 season. This season started in June due to the country wide Covid-19 Lockdown in place for the first part of the year. Everything was shut down in the Club in this time.


                                   June 2021

JAFL V Crosshaven – 9/6

Shamrocks 3-15, Crosshaven 0-3

No report available


U13 HL Preseason V Mayfield – 11/6

Shamrocks 4-9, Mayfield 1-7

First game for the U13s end in a win away to Mayfield, the lads led throughout and never looked back after taking a lead early on. Well done to all.


U15 HL Preseason V Tracton – 12/6

Tracton 7-17, Shamrocks 3-6

Shamrocks first game of the season ended in a big victory for Tracton at a sunsplashed Minane Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Tracton have improved a lot since the previous year while Shamrocks havent at the same rate and that comes down to one thing – practice. Tracton had too much hurling for a game Shamrocks team and after a close enough opening 15 minutes which featured some great scores, they hit Shamrocks for 3 quick goals before HT and that was that, the heads went. HT 4-8 to 1-5

The second half was just played out as expected with Tracton dominating, they tagged on a good few scores in a comfortable win. Shamrocks just battled away but didnt have anywhere near the scoring power to trouble the score. Lots of work ahead.

Panel – D. Herlihy, C. O’Neill, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, C. Gregson, C. O’Donovan, B. O’Mahony, K. Maye, J. Bartlett, C. Lynch, S. O’Flynn, E. Browne, H. O’Neill, N. Sisk, S. Foy, J. Kearney O’Sullivan, L. Dorney.


U15 HL V Tracton, 12/6/21



U7, U9 & U11 HL V Lee Gaels – 12/6

The U7s, U9 and U11 hurlers all travelled to Lee Gaels on Saturday afternoon to play the home side in Go Games. They all played 4 games each and all played very well. The managemnet of both teams were very happy with the lads. The U7s (only) had 11 players, the U9s had 9 players and the U11s had 13 players.

Well done to all


U13 FL V Lisgoold – 18/6

Shamrocks 5-9, Lisgoold 1-5

Another win for the U13s, this time away to Lisgoold in football on a lovely Friday night. They were short 7 players, 3 through injusy, so its testament to the lads that they put up a great performance. Andrew O’Neill and Adrian Doolin are off to a good start with them this season, long may it continue.


U13 away to Lisgoold, 18/6/21


U15 Preseason FL V Tracton – 19/6

Tracton 3-8, Shamrocks 3-7

A second defeat to Tracton in a week, this time by the single point, was Shamrocks lot after a great game of football in Shanbally. Shamrocks had a great start and led by 2-2 to 0-1 after 15 minutes but one sensed that Tracton would come back into it as they got on top out around the middle and they timed their run nicely to hit over the winning score and their only lead 2 minutes from the end. Shamrocks played well in patches but need to become more consistent in their play. Overall, the attitude is excellent but the wins havent come yet, that will take time and effort.

Panel: N. Morris, E. Clarke, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, B. O’Mahony, C. Gregson, E. Browne, K. Maye, J. Bartlett, D. Herlihy, S. O’Flynn, C. Lynch, C. O’Donovan, S. Foy, C. Coleman, E. Twomey, L. Dorney, S. O’Mahony, O. O’Brien.


U7 FL V Ballinhassig – 20/6

The U7s had a great morning of games against Ballinhassig in Shanbally on June 20th. 15 players togged out forming 3 teams of 6. Plenty of great football, great scores, defending, tackling and enegry as always! Great credit is due to the lads.

Thanks to all for organising in any way; Colm the manager was very happy with the lads; thanks to our players, supporters and to the parents, especially the parents who agreed to step in and help out with the running of the games.

MFC DÓM V Passage – 23/6

Passage 3-12, DÓM 0-12

A brave performance from Ó Murchús in the first game of the round robin championship. They played the entire first half down a man until they got 15 players in the second half. The legs tired a bit in the second period and Passage took advantage, scoring 3 goals to run out winners. Even in defeat, the Ó Murchús mentors were delighted with the display of the lads against a good Passage team.


U13 HL V Brian Dillons – 25/6

Shamrocks 9-9, Brian Dillons 1-2

The U13s had another win on Friday in their first home match. Well done to all the players on a competent display. They played some lovely hurling throughout the game. Eventhough the game was deicded by HT, they pushed on as only they know and were deadly up front and tight at the back, good to see.


U15 HL Preseason V Ballygarvan – 26/6

Ballygarvan 7-12, Shamrocks 1-8

The U15 hurlers played their hearts out before giving way to a slick Ballygarvan team on Saturday. They competed manfully with Ballygarvan up until after the 2nd water break after which Ballygarvan scored 4 quick goals to run out easy winners, but only after a great battle. The Shamrocks lads have been training well over the past 2 months and it finally came together in a match today – there was some great hurling played by the Shamrocks lads. Cian Lynch did most of the scoring with Luke Jordan scoring a great goal. At half time, Ballygarvan led 1-7 to 0-6 after a high standard game. Shamrocks were well in the game midway through the second half until that Ballygarvan scoring burst led by the spine of their team who really stepped it up.

The Shamrocks lads can take a lot, a lot of positives from the game.

They are pictured below in their brand new jerseys, kindly sponsored by Denis Good of The Good Fish Shop

U15 HL V Ballygarvan, 26/6/21


U7/U9 Hurl V Carraig na bhFear – 26/6

Both the U7s and U9s played hurling Go Games verses Carraig na bhFear on Saturday June 26th.

The U7s had 15 players at home in Shanbally and split the players into 3 teams and they all played 3 games each. They all played some great hurling and the improvement is clear to see. Well done to the players, parents and coaches for organising. They were very happy afterwards with how it all worked out. Keep practising at home.

U9 Hurling away to Carraig na bhFear, same day

The U9s travelled to Carraig na bhFear and everyone was happy with their display, the coaches are happy to report that the future looks bright for this bunch if they stay together. Well done. They are pictured below

U11 HL V Carraig na bhFear – 26/6

Shamrocks played visitors Carraig na bhFear on Saturday morning in a Go Games style blitz and all the players played very well on the day. They are pictured below.

Our thanks to all the players and parents on the morning and to the young management team of Dave Andrews, Harry Andrews, Cillian Hayes and Andrew O’Grady.

U11 V Carraig na bhFear, 26/6/21


                                       July 2021