Archives 2023

January/February/March 2023



The Village of Ringaskiddy and surrounding areas were trust into shock and deep sorrow when the news of Martin Prout’s untimely passing was announced. His loss is uncalculable.

There was standing room only in the Church when Fr. Sean O’Sullivan presided at the Requiem Mass
for Martin. In his homily he alluded to the wonderful kindness and generosity that was the trade
mark of this decent Christian gentleman. So much of his life was in giving and doing good for others
with unfailing regularity. If you wanted help or something done, then Martin was the one to call. He
did not have the word “no” in his vocabulary. He treasured his family and grandchildren who all
relished their next visit to Grandad. He surely enriched the lives of so many people.

Martin was a long serving active member of the Club where he held many posts. He made huge
contributions at under age level and was associated with many successful teams. He was for many
years Vice-Chairman of the Club and played a significant role when the Club celebrated its centenary
year in 1998. The workload was enormous but Martin was always equal to any challenge. He saw
his own sons Peter and Michael come through the ranks to play at all levels including Carrigdhoun
and Cork. His wonderful daughter Deirdre was a very keen camogie and Ladies Footballer. Martin
was always very proud of them. He got his reward in giving and always endeavouring to make
things better for someone else. As his remains were carried from the Church draped in the
Shamrock colours, a guard of honour draw from young and old members stood in silence and in grief
bidding their final farewell. He was surely journeying to join his late beloved Helen in a better place.

Countless tributes poured in from many quarters as so many people and organisations tendered
their sympathies in this time of great sorrow. Former work colleagues, The National Schools of
Monkstown and Shanbally, the Local Community, the GAA and the Parish Council along with so
many others were lamenting his great loss. We were all privileged to know and befriend this noble
and man of good deeds.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Peter, Deirdre, Michael, his Grandchildren, brothers, sisters
and many other relatives and friends.  May his reward be great.


JAFL V Carrigaline – 11/2

Carrigaline 2-11, Shamrocks 0-7

Played under lights in Carrigaline in the opener to the season. Carrigaline, always with a strong pick early in the season, won well….


Lisa Cronin creates Shamrocks History

In Shamrocks long history, 125 years old this year, Lisa Cronin made her own bit of headlines in becoming the first lady to be elected to the position of a Chairperson in the Club. At the recent
meeting she was elected and will lead and move forward the Underage affairs.
Lisa and her family have been most prominent in Gaelic games and Shamrocks over the generations. She has in recent years been a very keen worker in a range of under age activities. Of course, she was a dual player in the Club having played Camogie and Ladies Football.
Her Grandfather the late Martin Kidney, was an outstanding hurler in his day winning two Dr. Harty Cup medals with North Mon and one of his team mates was Jack Lynch. Her brothers Donie, Martin and Michael excelled in the Shamrock colours. Her late father-in-law Raymond Sisk Played with Shamrocks, Carrigdhoun and Cork and lined out with Christy Ring.

She has a background full of Gaelic riches and no doubt they will enable and motivate her in leading the Shamrock Under Age Club to a prosperous future.

The very best of luck to Lisa


JAFL V Ballinhassig – 19/2

Shamrocks 0-10, Ballinhassig 1-6

Shamrocks first home game in the league on Sunday morning resulted in a morale boosting win for the home side. They should have won by more but like all Ballinhassig teams, the visitors never give up.

The first half was a low scoring physical affair with Shamrocks leading by 0-3 to 0-2 at HT having played against the breeze. They opened up a 5 point gap midway through the second half with some excellent scores from the forwards and looked set for the win. But Ballinhassig scored a goal from a penalty and tagged on a point to leave the minimum between the teams. Shamrocks added on 2 points in injury time to leave 3 points between the teams before Ballinhassig reduced the gap once again to a single pojnt. The referee blew up soon after and Shamrocks got the 2 league points on offer.

This was a very encouraging display with some rustiness interspersed with some lovely football at times with full by the players and management.

Team: J. Wilson, D. Barry, C. Kidney, J. Tuohy, J. Browne, S. Andrews, C. O’Grady, F. Herlihy, A. O’Grady, C. Hayes, S. Collins, R. Twomey, D. Howard, C. Caffrey, S. Downey, R. Meighan.


JAFL V Courcey Rovers – 26/2

Courcey Rovers 1-6, Shamrocks 0-8

The footballers made the long trip to Ballinspittle early on Sunday afternoon and a one point defeat was their lot for their efforts. Shamrocks played well with some good performances from Fionn Herlihy, Seán Andrews, Andrew O’Grady and Jason Browne. Shamrocks were ahead at halftime but the goal gave them momentum to get the win. The mentors were happy with the display and the committment so far has been good


DÓM U18 FL V Blarney – 26/2

Blarney 1-12, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 3-6

This was a good performance from the Ó Murchús lads on Sunday, in particular in the first half. They led at HT but Blarney came back to lead late on by a point; however the Ó Murchús lads got an equalising point to deservedly get the draw. There were 8 Shamrocks players involved namely Barry O’Mahony, Kieran Maye, Cathal O’Donovan, Josh Bartlett, Liam Dorney, Killian O’Connell, Rob Barrett and David Herlihy.


Recent Lotto Winners – 27/2

Our four recent big winners in our weekly lotto were presented with their cheques on Monday night February 27th in the Shamrock Bar, Shanbally. They are pictured below with members of our Lotto Committee


DOMs U18 HL V Passage – 4/3

Ó Murchús 1-16, Passage 2-9

Ó Murchús got their league off to a winning start in Passage on Saturday afternoon. They were the better team throughout but Passage made them work hard for the win. An early goal from Cian Lynch settled Ó Murchus and further points from Ruairc Sisk, Lynch, Sam Foy, Robert Barrett and Barry O’Mahony who had a fine game at centre back enabled DÓMs to lead at HT by 1-8 to 1-2.

Passage pushed hard in the second half and only for a fine save from David Herlihy late on they culd have been much closer. Further points from Lynch. Sisk, O’Mahony, Conor Mansfield, Senan Buckley and the winning score from Cathal O’Donovan enabled Ó Murchus to pick up the win.

Team: D. Herlihy, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, K. Maye, L. Dorney, B. O’Mahony, S. Buckley, R. Sisk, C. O’Donovan, R. Barrett, C. Mansfield, C. Lynch, S Foy. Subs: L. Jordan, J. Kearney O’Sullivan


JAHL V Ballygarvan – 5/3

Ballygarvan 4-14, Shamrocks 0-15

Lost of rustiness on display from Shamrocks in their first hurling match. They will only improve over the next few weeks as they get stuck into hurling training. B

Ballygarvan struck for 2 quick goals early in each half to open up the gap that Shamrocks could not eat into despite battling all the way to the end. A lack of goal scoring deprived them of being much closer. Ballygarvan looked like they had more done on the core skills. Plenty of time for Shamrocks to improve.

Team shown below


U14 FL V Na Piarsaigh – 12/3

Shamrocks 3-9, Na Piarsaigh 2-5

Shamrocks first venture into Division 1 was a winning one on Sunday morning in Shanbally. This was a competitive game against a team who played Premier 2 last year and Shamrocks were deserving winners. They played with the wind in the first half and led 0-3 to 0-0 after 10 minutes, then 0-5 to 01 before Na Piarsaigh strruck for a goal from a penalty to keep them within distance at HT, 1-7 to 1-2 for Shamrocks. Rylan Browne with the goal.

A big second half was needed and Shamrocks stepped up a gear working hard throughout the team. They kept Piarsaighs out for the first 15 minutes and then put the game to bed with further goals from Donal Herlihy from a penalty and was a constant threat for Shamrocks throughout and Seán Óg Ó Loinsigh. Piarsaighs finished with 3 points on the trot but Shamrocks were comfortable enough in the end

JAFL V Valley Rovers – 12/3

Valley Rovers 0-17, Shamrocks 1-7

Valley Rovers beat Shamrocks by 7 points in the league on Sunday afternoon last in Shjanbally. And those 7 points were scored in the first 15 minutes of the game when they repeatedly broke through the Shamrocks defence to lead 0-7 to 0-0 at that point. However, Shamrocks slowly got into the game and Cannice Caffrey finished a lovely move to the net coming up to HT to leave the score at 0-9 to 1-2 at the break.

Shamrocks tried all they could in the second half and matched Valleys but couldnt score the much needed goals they desperately required. Valley Rovers ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Team: J. Wilson, S. Hurley, C. Kidney, D. Barry, M. Hitchmough, G. Ronayne, A. O’Grady, A. McCarthy, D. Scriven, D. O’Flaherty, C. Hayes, S. Collins, C. Caffrey, C. O’Flaherty.

DÓMs FL V Grenagh – 12/3

Greangh 3-12, Ó Murchús 2-5

Played in wet Camden on Sunday afternoon and no report is available. Suffice to say Grenagh won well


DÓMs U18 HL V St Vincents – Lá le Pádraig

Vincents 4-15, Ó Muchús 3-12

A battling display in very wet conditions in Knocknaheeny on Lá le Pádraig. Ó Murchus played well in the forst half but Vincents took over in the second.

Team: D. Herlihy, K. May, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, S. Glossop, B. O’Mahony, S. Murphy, A. Brady, J. Bartlett, R. Sisk, R. Barrett, F. Mansfield, C. Lynch, C. O’Donovan


JAHL V Ballymartle – 19/3

Ballymartle 2-9, Shamrocks 2-6

Played in very wet conditions in Riverstick. This was a match Shamrocks should have got something out of. No further report


U8 Monster H Blitz – 25/3

Photos below of our magnificent under 8 hurlers at the Monster Hurling Blitz on the astro in Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Over the course of the hour, they played Passage, Watergrasshill, Erins Own and Bishopstown.

Well done to the players, their coaches Colin, Shane and Darragh and to their parents

DÓMs U18 HL V Castlelyons – 29/3

Ó Murchús 2-13, Castlelyons 1-16

A great game of hurling on a very tough night for any activity with persistant rain and heavy underfoot conditions. ?It was a game Ó Murchús should have won and they played some great hurling at times.

Team: D. Herlihy, N. Kearney O’Sullivan, K. May, S. Murphy, B. O’Mahony, C. O’Donovan, J. Bartlett, S. Buckley, R. Sisk, R. Barrett, F. Mansfield, C. Lynch, L. Dorney. Subs used – E. O’Sullivan, J. Kearney O’Sullivan, R. Deane, S. Foy, S. Glossop

April 2023

JAHL V Kinsale – 2/4

Kinsale 2-18, Shamrocks 1-18

No report available. Shamrocks played well in defeat

DOMs U18 FL V Ballygarvan – 5/4

Ó Murchús 5-11, Ballygarvan 0-5

A good win for the U18 footballers in Ballygarvan in the football league; they played some great football at times. Amongst the scorers were Cian Lynch and Aidan Brady, both with 1-3, Cathal O’Donovan 1-1, Josh Bartlett 0-4, Ryan Murphy and Luke Jordan both with a goal each. Others to feature for Ó Murchús were Senan Buckley, Killian O’Connell, Shay Murphy, Danny Rock, Sam Glossop, Kieran Maye, David Herlihy, Nigel and Jack OSullivan Kearney, Liam Dorney and Rob Barrett

Unfortunately, David Herlihy suffered a broken collerbone as a result of a fall during the match and we wish him a speedy recovery

JAFL V Ballymartle – 6/4

Ballymartle 2-13, Shamrocks 1-7

A match played in Riverstick on Holy Thursday evening. Comfortable win for Ballymartle, no further report or details


DÓMs U18 HL V Ballygarvan – 7/4

Diarmuid Ó Murchús 1-17, Ballygarvan 0-10

Another good result for the busy Diarmuid Ó Murchús u18s, making it a double over Ballygarvan in 3 days, this time in the hurling league winning on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-10. Cian Lynch top scored with 1-8, 1-3 of which came from play. Further scores came from Senan Buckley, Sam Foy, Barry O’Mahony and Robert Barrett.

The team are having a good season so far and they can only improve as they go along.

U21 B Football Cup – 10/4

Valley Rovers B 2-12, Belgooly/Shamrocks 2-6

Valley Rovers second team got the better of a combined Belgooly/Shamrocks u21 team in their opening game of the Football Cup. The seven Shamrocks players involved were Seán Andrews, Cian O’Flaherty, Fionn Herlihy, Josh Bartlett, Rob Barrett, Kieran Maye and Mark Sisk. John Herlihy helped out on the line.


U16 FL V Crosshaven – 12/4

Crosshaven 3-12, Shamrocks 1-3

Unfortunately, an understrength Shamrocks U16 team were well beaten by Crosshaven in Camden on Wednesday evening. They were well down at HT and Crosshaven had the game well wrapped up at that stage. Down a number of players coming into the game, they were dealt a further blow when Liam Dorney injured his shoulder and he is now out of the frame for the next while. The club wishes Liam a speedy recovery.

This group are extremely tight on numbers and with two of their main players out injured for at least a few weeks, things are going to be a struggle for them but they will battle on.


JAHL V Ballinhassig – 13/4

Ballinhassig 5-16, Shamrocks 1-10

No report. Well beaten.


U8 Monster F Blitz – 15/4

Well done to our under 8 footballers who played in the Monster Football Blitz on Saturday morning against various teams from around the county, they did themselves and their parents proud with their teamwork and skill, thanks to the coaches Jamie and Shane for organising

U12 FL V Brian Dillons – 17/4

Brian Dillons 2-14, Shamrocks 1-7

The Shamrocks lads were game all night against a physically bigger and stronger Dillons team in Shanball on Monday night. They never stood off them and played their best football in the first half at which stage Dillons led 1-5 to 0-6. In the second half, the physicality began to pay off around the middle for Dillons and they got a grip on proceedings there. The scores began to flow a bit and they raced away to win, despite a Daniel Collins goal for Shamrocks. The keeper and the backs in particular played tehir part in an enjoyable game.

This was Shamrocks first game of the season and they will improve for the experience


U16 HL V Grenagh – 17/4

This was never going to be an easy task away to a very good Grenagh team on Monday night. There were some great, at times tenacious Shamrocks performances, in particular from the defenders, while the forwards had their moments as well. Young Shane O’Flynn in goal had a fine hour. While the going is tough, they can be sure they will get great guidance from John Finbarr and Sammy on the sideline


DÓMs U18 FL V Passage – 19/4

Passage 1-16, Ó Murchús 0-7

Well beaten in Camden on Wednesday evening; the Shamrocks players involved on the evening were Kieran May, Sam Foy, Cian Lynch, Josh Bartlett, Luke Jordan, Nigel Kearney O’Sullivan, Cillian O’Connell, Robert Barrett and Barry O’Mahony. Crosshaven players involved were Senan Buckley, Danny Rock, Sam Glossop, Fionn Mansfield, Ryan Murphy and Shay Murphy.


U14 FL V Kinsale – 21/4

Shamrocks 5-12, Kinsale 4-4

Only Shamrocks second game all season due to weather, pitches and sickness; they overcame the nearly 2 month lay off to claim the league points in Shanbally against a good Kinsale team who started brightly. They scored 4 goals in the first half but Shamrocks showed signs of things to come by registering some nice scores up the top goal. At HT Kinsale led 4-2 to 2-4.

Some strong words at HT definately did the trick as Shamrocks were completely transformed in the second half and drove on to victory. They pegged teh lead back to 1 point by the 14th minute but finished mush the stronger from there with some lovely scored from a variety of players. Very encouraging performance going forward.

Panel: J. Keane, M. Dorney, R. Doolan, B. Hanna, S. O’Flynn, S. O’Mahony, S. Óg Ó Loinsigh, R. Barrett, C. O’Neill, O. O’Brien, D. Herlihy, S. Jordan, E. Boland, D. Field, R. Browne, Dorney, E. Murphy, B. Fitzgerald


U8/U9 H Blitz V Tracton – 21/4

Well done to the U8s and U9s combined who played Tracton on Friday evening in Shanbally in 3 simultaneous games of hurling. Plenty of tired but happy bodies after the hour.

There really isnt anything like games at this level. If your looking for tactics – look elsewhere!!!

Our thanks to the players, to the great support from parents, siblings and grandparents on the bank and to the coaches for organising (and reffing!!)

U11 HL V Passage – 22/4

The U11 hurlers played Passage on Saturday afternoon and despite a great first half after which they led, Passage turned it around in the second half with 4 goals to win by 4-5 to 1-3.
It was an encouraging performance from am understrength Shamrocks team. Thanks to all the coaches, players and parents for their efforts


U16 FL V Sliabh Rua – 23/4

Sliabh Rua 3-14, Shamrocks 1-8

Despite the defeat, the 16s put up a great display on Sunday morning against a huge Sliabh Rua team. Already down 2 of their main players, Shamrocks fielded 10 U14s as number are so tight and things didnt go to plan after 10  minutes as Ryan Doolan had to leave the field to get his wrist checked after an accident.

Sliabh Rua were physically running through the Shamrocks players with their advantage but in fairness to Shamrocks, they never gave up. Sliabh Rua led 2-8 to 0-4 at halftime but a good start from Shamrocks to the second half, which yielded a lovely Cian Lynch point and a superb Calum O’Neill team goal they had the defecit back to 6 points. They battled hard but a third SR goal put the seal on the 2 points.

We have to give credit to the young Shamrocks players who were a credit to the jersey when faced with practically impossible odds and a physically massive team.


U12 HL V Ballygarvan – 24/4

Ballygarvan 1-9, Shamrocks 2-4

Another close fought game went the way of the Shamrocks opponents on Monday evening in Shanbally. Ballygarvan came back in the second half after Shamrocks had led by 1-2 to 0-3 at HT, Harry O’Neill with the Shamrocks goal. They tried hard throughout and played some lovely hulrling but Ballygarvan just about had that little extra when it mattered.

Well done to the players, the great support the lads got from the sideline and the coaches Steve and Mark assisted by Darragh.

Panel on duty – A. Sisk, B. Fitzgerald, F. Behan, P. Keane, M O’Neill, D. O’Rahilly, A. Horgan., R. Livingstone, C. O’Toole, M. Laffin, H. O’Neill, A. Boland, S. Jordan, R. Collins, I. Fenny, S. Quinn.


DÓMs U18 HL V Brian Dillons – 26/4

Diarmuid Ó Murchús 4-18, Brian Dillons 1-6

Ó Murchús, resplendent in their new jerseys, got the better of Brian Dillons on Wednesday evening in Shanbally. They got on the scoreboard early with a goal from Ruairc Sisk (3-4 from play) and they built on that lead for the rest of the half and led 2-10 to 1-1 at HT.

They continued to pile on the scores in the second half and the result was never in doubt. They have now finished their scheduled league games, sit top of the table and must wait to see if they qualify for a semi or a final

John Herlihy did a fine job of  refereeing the game after the appointed referee didnt attend.

Team (13 a side): Sam Foy, Kieran May, Sam Glossop, Mickey Gray, Barry O’Mahony, Cathal O’Donovan,  Aiden Brady, Josh Bartlett, Shay Murphy, Robert Barrett, Fionn Mansfield, Cian Lynch, Ruairc Sisk, Senan Buckley


U14 HL V Nemo Rangers – 26/4

Shamrocks 4-11, Nemo Rangers 2-6

The U14 hurlers travelled to Trabeg on Wednesday evening to play their first hurling game of the season against a team who reached last years final. They came away with a win on a scoreline of Shamrocks 4-11, Nemo Rangers 2-6.

It was a powerful display of hurling against a skillful Nemo team. Leading 2-5 to 1-3 at halftime, Shamrocks drove on in the second half and ran out handy enough winners in the end,. Well done to all on a great performance.

U11 FL V Whitechurch – 28/4

   Well done to our U11 footballers who travelled all the way to Whitechurch on Friday evening, they played some great football on the night, well done to all the players, parents and coaches for travelling

Week beginning May 1st 2023

U12 FL V Fr O’Neills – 2/5

Shamrocks 2-5, Fr O’Neills 0-7

The 12s footballers made the long trip to Ladysbridge on Tuesday evening a winning one, beating the home side Fr O’Neills by 4 points in the league, no more than their efforts deserved. Well done to all for travelling.


U16 HL V Aghabullogue – 3/5

Aghabullogue 3-16, Shamrocks 0-14

A mighty effort from the 16s once again on Wednesday evening, this time in the hurling league. The young team stood up and were counted against their older opponents and led on by the older brigade of Barry and Cian, they really gave it their all at home to Aghabullogue before losing out in the end by 3-16 to 0-4, a wonderful effort from one and all.

They played with the very strong wind in the first half which blew right up the field and were doing well until 10 minutes before HT when Aghabullogue struck 2-2 to suddenly lead by 2-6 to 0-66; however, they responded well with some lovely points from Cian Lynch from both play and frees, Luke Jordan and Seamus O’Mahony. HT Aghabullogue turned around to play with the strong breeze leading by 2-6 to 0-11.

Obviously, the going was tougher in the second half but the young team, minus 4 of their main players now, kept at Aghabullogue and pushed them all the way and made them fight hard for the win. While defeat was their lot, they came out of yet another game with huge credit. Well done to them and to their coaches for keeping things positive all through.

They are pictured below before the game


JAFL V Ballygarvan – 4/5

Ballygarvan 4-08, Shamrocks 2-06 

No real report or info, Shamrocks were level late on but conceded 2 soft goals to lose out after a good display


U11 John Kerins Football Qualifying – 6/5

The U11s travelled to Passage on Saturday morning to play in the qualifying stages of the annual John Kerins Football Tournament. It was a festival of Gaelic Football with four clubs represented, namely Passage, Crosshaven, Ballygarvan and Shamrocks.

Shamrocks played the hosts in the first game and after a tough 24 minutes of football (12 mins a side), they came out winners by 3-2 to 1-2 after leading by the same margin at HT. They dug in deep in the second to get themselves off to a good start.

They next played Crosshaven and this was a great game with Crosshaven just about holding on for the win, the final scoreline was Crosshaven 1-3, Shamrocks 0-5. Shamrocks just couldnt score the equalising point after Crosshaven scored that all important goal just after HT up the hill into the breeze.

Shamrocks entered the final game knowing they were in with a shout of qualifying if they beat Ballygarvan. They duly did so, winning comfortably on a scoreline of Shamrocks 5-9, Ballygarvan 1-1

As a result of all this drama, Crosshaven topped the group with 6 points with Shamrocks in second on 4. Both teams qualify for the finals proper in Páirc Ui Rinn on Saturday June 24th, a day to look forward to. Naturally afterwards, the players were delighted.

Well done to all the players, the parents, the big support and the 4 coaches Darragh, Derek, Hugh and Donal


U7 H Blitz – 6/5

A great mornings hurling from our under 7s in Ballygarvan early on Saturday morning. The 9am start didnt deter these young fellas from having the time of their lives and representing the Shamrocks jersey in style.
Shamrocks had 2 teams in action and all players played six games in total; they really got into it against strong opposition as the day went on.
Some pictures below. Our thanks to all the coaches for organising for our Stars of the Future!

U7s hurlers in Ballygarvan Sat May 6th 2023

U7s hurlers in Ballygarvan Sat May 6th 2023


U12 HL V Douglas 2 – 8/5

Douglas (2) 5-3, Shamrocks 2-3

The U12s played every well and showed great character on Monday evening against Douglas 2 but eventually had to give way to a strong Douglas 2 team. They battled hard against older opponents but Douglas 2 were able to get the goals needed to win the game. Management were happy with the lads after the game


DÓMs U18 HL V Castlelyons – 12/5

Castlelyons 1-18, Diarmuid Ó Murchús 1-14

The league final was played in Castlelyons on Friday evening and Castllyons just about held on for the win by 4 point. Ó Murchús had plenty chances to win the game but shot a lot of wides. Castlelyons led by 6 midway through the second half; Ó Murchús battled valiantly to bring it back to 3 points but the all important goal never materialised and Castlelyons closed it out.

Sam Foy in the Ó Murchús goal made some superb saves and interceptions to keep Ó Murchus in the game

Diarmuid Ó Murchús U18 hurlers in the HL Final V Castlelyons, May 12th 2023


U14 HL V Courcey Rovers – 12/5

Shamrocks 1-8, Courcey Rovers 0-11

A draw was probably a fair result of this one, played in Shanbally on Friday evening.

The first half was even all through with Shamrocks finding it hard to get going against a tough physical opponent.

The second half continued in that vein and with 15 to go, it was still up for grabs. Then Courcey Rovers looked to be headed for victory with 12 minutes to go with a close advantage in a low scoring game; however, Shamrocks once again worked themselves back into the game and went ahead with some great free taking from Calum O’Neill and a brilliant first time pull from Sam Jordan for a top corner of the net goal to put Shamrocks a goal ahead with 5 minutes to go.

Courcey Rovers didnt lie down as usual and through their own excellent free taker, he punished all Shamrocks mistakes and they moved ahead into injury time by one point.

They went looking for an insurance point and could even have had a goal but some great goalkeeping from Calum Fitzgerald out on his own 21 when he dispossessed the Courcey Rovers forward; the ball was fed to Seamus O’Mahony, it eventually found its way to Calum O’Neill way out the far wing on a loop and with plenty to do, he stroked over the equaliser off his weak side on the run for a truly wonderful score.

Draw game and such was the excitement, the referee had to call out the score for the players who had no idea who was winning ; they were so engrossed in the play. A brilliant ending.


U8 H Blitz – 13/5

Well done to our under 8 hurlers who participated in a hurling blitz in Bishopstown very early on Saturday morning.

They played 3 good games against Sarsfields, Aghabullogue and Passage and played some great hurling throghoit. Our thanks to everyone who went along in the beautiful sunshine and to the coaches Colin and Shane for organising.


U9 H Blitz – 13/5

Well done to our U9 hurlers who played in a hurling blitz in Crosshaven on Saturday morning; Shamrocks played tow 8-a-side games over the course of the glorious morning; they played the hosts Crosshaven and also Sliabh Rua; the lads showed great appetite for hard work and some players really got into it as the games went on i front of the vocal Shamrocks support


U11 HL V Sliabh Rua – 13/5

To finish off a busy day for our underage hurlers, we had the U11 hurlers in action away to Sliabh Rua in Riverstick; they played some great hurling and got loads of scores, well done to all


U16 HL V Crosshaven – 14/5

Crosshaven 7-18, Shamrocks 3-16

Shamrocks travelled to Crosshaven onm Sunday morning. They actually played very well up until the last 15 minutes before Crosshaven put proper daylight between the teams with some late scores in a high scoring game of ball. Best for Shamrocks on the day were Calum Fitz in goals, Billy Hanna, Donal Herlihy and Cian Lynch.


Week beginning May 15th 2023

U12 FL V Cobh – 15/5

Cobh 3-5, Shamrocks 2-4

The U12s were beaten to Cobh in the football league in Shanbally on Monday evening.

Drawing at halftime Shamrocks 1-4, Cobh 2-1, Cobh turned it on in the second half and ran out winners by 3-5 to 2-4


JAHL V Carrigaline – 15/5

Carrigaline 1-22, Shamrocks 2-17

Shamrocks led early on but Carrigaline came back coming up to HT and led 0-11 to 0-9 at the break.

Carrigaline streteched their lead to 5 points early on in the second half but Shamrocks showed great fight and fought back to level with 1 minute to go in oprdinary time; however, Carrigaline scored the next 2 points which won them the game. Great effort from the lads.

U14 FL Final V Na Piarsaigh – 19/5

Shamrocks 5-10, Na Piarsaigh 0-5

Shamrocks turned in their best display of the year so far and captured the D1 league on Friday evening in Shanbally. They had too much for Na Piarsaigh on the night with a relentless display of football, all the way from the goalkeeper right through the field and to the subs who played their part. Shamrocks attacked early and often and were totally in control at HT when they led by 4-5 to 0-1.

They continued their dominance in the second half and introduced all the subs so players got plenty of game time.

This win sets them up for further competitions later on in the year. For now, we salute the players, their supportive parents and their four coaches/mentors Andrew, Dools, Brendan and Jason.

U14 FL Winners May 19th 2023. Back row, l to r: J. Dorney, B. Hanna, S. Óg Ó Loinsigh, Donal Herlihy, C. O’Neill, C. Flitzgerald, S. O’Mahony, D. Field, R. Doolan, S. O’Flynn.
Front, l to r : M. Bermingham, C. Fitzgerald, S. Jordan, R. Barrett, O. O’Brien, J. Keane, P. Keane, R. Browne, E. Murphy, M. Dorney, E. Boland

U16 FL V Tracton – 21/5

Tracton 5-3, V Shamrocks 0-15

Another gallant defeat for our U16s who scored 15 times against Tracton but still ended up on the losing side after conceding 5 goals; they were obviously the difference here.

At halftime, the score was Shamrocks 0-9, Tracton 3-1 and Tracton just about held on in the second half, ably assisted by a soft penalty as well – the Shamrocks players once again played well in defeat and can be proud of their efforts.

Lotto Presentation to recent winner Nardy Andrews – 20/5

Below is the presentation of recent winning Lotto cheque to winner Nardy Andrews, Slough in England. Nardy won the €1200 jackpot on Mon April 17th last
Nardy was home for his sister Shirley’s birthday at the FBI. Club Chairperson Socket did the honours ☘️☘️
We can confirm that an special generous Brexit exchange was applied to the cheque by our draw coordinator and Treasurer John 😂

Nardy Andrews receives his cheque from Socket on May 20th 2023. He is pictured with his sisters and brothers. From left Julie, Dick, Socket, Nardy, Carol, Shirley and Mary

DÓMs U17 HL V Clonakilty – 24/5

Clonakilty 3-16, Ó Murchús 1-15

A high scoring game in Clonakilty on Wednesday evening. Ó Murchús lead for the entire first half thanks to an early Conor Mansfield goal. ASt halftime it was 1-10 to 1-8.

Clonakilty scored a goal after 5 minutes of the second half to move ahead for the first time and it was a lead they never lost; they scored another goal to seal the win 2 minutes from time.

Once again Ó Murchus were guilty of multiple missed scoring chances which is costing them in games.

U14 HL V Kinsale – 24/5

Shamrocks 1-16, Kinsale 4-7

Another draw for the under 14 hurlers on Wednesday evening at a sunsplashed Shanbally. This was a close affair all the way through. Shamrocks led by 0-9 to 1-4 at halftime and had their work cut out to get a result against a good Kinsale team.

Kinsale were the better team in the third quarter and scored goals to get themselves 2 points ahead and looked good. Then it was Shamrocks turn to respond and they chipped away at the points and led by 1-16 to 3-6 with less then 5 minutes to go. However, Kinsale dug deep themselves and scored an unanswered 1-1 to share the points which effectively knocks Shamrocks out of a possible crack at qualifying for the league final.

They play away to Donoughmore on Sunday

U17 FL V Aghada – 26/5

Ó Murchús 2-17, Aghada 2-13

A very exciting game of football went the way of Ó Murchús and this was significiant that DÓMs came out on the right side of a close game after a few near misses in the last few weeks.

Aghada started better and with an early goal on the board, they led midway through the first half at one point they were by up to 8 points, 2-6 to 0-4. But a strong second quarter from Ó Murchús with seven points followed by a goal had them in front by a point at halftime, 1-11 to 2-7

Ó Murchús got a vital goal 4 minutes into the second half to extend their lead to 4 points and despite Aghada reducing it again to a point with 6 minutes left, Ó Murchús stretched out again with a few late scores for a good win.

Scorers: Shay Murphy 1-3, Seán Canty 0-6, Fionn Mansfield 1-1, Cathal O’Donovan 0-2, Josh Bartlett 0-2, Cian Lynch 0-2, Eoin O’Sullivan 0-1

U17 FL V Aghada May 27th

U7 Football Blitz – 27/5

A wonderful morning from our under 7 footballers in Ballygarvan in the sunshine – just look at those pictures – they gave it everything and left it all out on the pitch and were exhausted at the end.
Some unbelievable performances by all with some great scores against Kilbrittain among others with all six games won

U14 HL V Donoughmore – 28/5

Donoughmore 4-15, Shamrocks 3-10 

Shamrocks completed their hurling league campaign with an 8 point defeat to Donoughmore in Donoughmore. This was a catch up game from way back in March. Shamrocks led by 6 points with 15 minutes left but Donoughmore finished much the stronger. The Shamrocks lads will have learned plenty in defeat.

Shamrocks have finished 4th in the league which is a good performance considering where this group were a year ago and they will now start to focus on both the U14 and U15 championships for the rest of the summer, championships that are being run on a round robin basis and will feature a match practically every Friday night.

DÓM U17 FL V St Michaels – 31/5

St Michaels 3-8, Ó Murchús 1-10

Yet another close run thing for the Ó Murchús u17s. And once again their shooting wasnt at the level of the opposition and cost them the game.

Ó Murchus led at HT by 1-9 to 1-4 and looked in control but the concession of 2 quick goals in the 15th and 17th minute of the second half turned the game completely on its head and Michaels drove on from there to win by 4 points in the end; Ó Murchús only registered 1 point in the second half

Scorers : Shay Murphy (0-4), Rory Deane (1-0), Cian Lynch (0-2), Sean Canty (0-1), Sam Glossop, Eoin O’Sullivan, Senan Buckley (all 0-1 each)


June 2023

U14 FC V Canovee – 2/6

Shamrocks 5-16, Canovee 3-6
This was a great win on a very hot night for any sport.
Shamrocks led by 3 points at halftime and pulled away in the second half.
They are now through to the semi final where they will play Na Piarsaigh


U12 HL V Crosshaven – 5/6

Crosshaven 6-4, Shamrrocks 0-1

Crosshaven proved too stong for a game Shamrocks team in Shanbally on Monday evening

DOMs U17 FL V Michelstown – 14/6

Mitchelstown 5-7, Ó Murchús 2-10

O Murchús gave as good as they got against a slick and fast moving Mitchelstown in Camden on Wednesday evening, a Mitchelstown team who are top of the table. Ó Murchus are proving very competitive in this competition but arent really getting the results – yet!


U16 HL V Ballygarvan – 18/6

Shamrocks 1-19, Ballygarvan 1-12

Excellent win for the U16s who are finally getting some players back from injury. Well done to all on a great performance and a well deserved win.


JAHL V Courcey Rovers – 21/6

Courcey Rovers 1-16, Shamrocks 0-7

No report available in a game played in Shanbally


DÓMs U17 HL V Ahane Gaels – 21/6

Ó Murchús 1-17, Ahane Gaels 0-12

Good win for Ó Murchús in the (West) league on Wednesday last. They led all through and were in control.

Top scorers were Cian Lynch with 1-3, Barry O’Mahony with 0-6, thhe 2 Buckleys witha combined 0-4, Cathal O’Donovan with 0-1, Josh Bartlett with 0-1, Sam Foy with 0-1. Good to see David Herlihy back playing as well.

Well done to all


U14 HC V Donoughmore – 23/6

Donoughmore 6-12, Shamrocks 3-12

This was the semi final of the championship and just like the week before, Donoughmore proved too strong for Shamrocks who despite putting up a spirited performance, couldnt claw back the defecit. This team has definetly made progress this year though with many fine hurlers on the team

Donoughmore are a fine side

Attention now turns to both the U15 championship round robin and the U14 Shield Final away to Courceys on July 7th


U8/U9 F Blitz – 29/6

Shamrocks and Crosshaven joined up on Thursday evening in Crosshaven at under 8 and under 9 to play an enjoyable set of games against each other, all players got plenty of game time and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely


                                          July 2023

U11 HL – 1/7

The under 11 hurlers played on Saturday and played very well on a hot day against Sliabh Rua, this was an excellent game though from the Shamrocks lads and the coaches were very happy with the lads who played some great hurling throughout the match


U15 HC V Tracton – 3/7

Shamrocks 3-16, Tracton 1-7

Excelllent win for the young u15 team on Monday evening in Shanbally and a good start to their round robin campaign. All players played well on the night in what was a good team performance.

They next play Blarney away next Monday evening in the football. The championships will alternate between each code each week.


U11 HL – 1/7

The under 11 hurlers played on Saturday and played very well on a hot day against Sliabh Rua, this was an excellent game though from the Shamrocks lads and the coaches were very happy with the lads who played some great hurling throughout the match



U15 HC V Tracton – 3/7

Shamrocks 3-16, Tracton 1-7

Excelllent win for the young u15 team on Monday evening in Shanbally and a good start to their round robin campaign. All players played well on the night in what was a good team performance.

They next play Blarney away next Monday evening in the football. The championships will alternate between each code each week.



U12 HL V Carrigaline (B) – 3/7

Shamrocks 4-3, Carrigaline (B) 3-3

Another hurling win on Monday evening, this time for the magnificent u12 hurlers who beat Carriagline 2 by 4-3 to 3-3, a fully deserved win for this excellent group of players who all played brilliant hurling on the night.

A great team performance from the team against the wind in the first half, the boys blocked, hooked and did all the dirty work. At HT, Shamrocks were behind by 2 points. They played excellent hurling in the second half to win by a goal. Well done to both teams on a great game and to the Shamrocks players, supporters, Steve Mark and Darragh who helped out on the line.

Na Seamróga abú

U11 V Carrigaline (B), July 3rd 2023


Club Chiaráin Day 1 – 3/7

The Annual Club Chiaran Camp ignited into full gear on Monday morning with 90 girls and boys splendidly attired in their 2023 shirts keen to put in a stirring and fruitful week.

Groundsman Mr. Pat O’Neill had the pitches in pristine order and there was a great willingness among all the participants and Coaches to get into action promptly.

It was a great day, judging by the reaction of all as the final whistle blew and all are keen to be back the rest of the week here the forecast looks largely favourable.

The Club was delighted to greet and welcome Mrs. Mary Hegarty and her daughter Susan, who were early callers. Camp Coordinator Deirdre Twomey presented them with replica camp shirts.

Club Chiaráin 2023


Club Chiaráin – Day 2

The weather was kind and this was especially beneficial for Photographer Siobhan Russel who made her annual visit. Plenty of smiles all round as all the participants were assembled, to be recorded for for posterity, and an appearance on our favourite local newspaper The Carrigdhoun Weekly,- Thanks Siobhan –
It was over to football and the young ladies who recently were part of the Under 13 side which won the Mid Cork Championship, didn’t make life easy for the lads with their speed, stamina, and silky skills ☘️☘️☘️☘️

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin Day 3 – The Tempo is Raised

Wednesday, the middle day of the week, saw enthusiasm and zeal at its best with participants showing off their skills and attributes as they went through the various drills under the watchful eyes of their dedicated Coaches.   We say a special thanks to all the Coaches who give their time and experience to benefit all the youngsters and hopefully the stars of the future.

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin 2023

Club Chiaráin – Day 4

The weather warnings were  a plenty, but our enthusiastic youngsters were up for the challenge and made the best of a nasty day before rain driven by a southern gale saw them run for shelter.  However, before an early cessation Head Coach Mr. John Herlihy had completed the Long Puck competitions.

The winners were as follows:  GIRLS – 1.   Lexie O’Riordan, 2.  Ellie Tagg, 3  Aoibheann Behan,   BOYS – 1  Michael Dorney, 2  Sam Jordan, 3  James Dorney.

Congratulations to all the winners and all the other sporting competitors who participated

Club Chiaráin – Day 5

All good things must come to an end and there was an air of regret and satisfaction prevailing when the Ice Cream Van brought down the curtain on the 2023 Camp. Regret, because a most enjoyable and fulfilling week for all concerned was over.

Children and Parents alike were absorbed into the special atmosphere and excitement that takes place, with each passing hour offering something new and novel. Satisfaction because another year of Hurling and Football for 5 year olds to 13 year olds was so special, with friends and schoolmates enjoying new found out of doors freedom and the making of new friends too.

Lining up at the Ice Cream Van waiting to be served with a full blown 99 was as good as mounting the steps of the Hogan Stand for an All Ireland Medal.

The support from Parents was much appreciated by the Organising Committee, goodwill is a great phenomenon anywhere.

May all the Children and their families continue to enjoy the summer holidays,blessed with good health and happiness.

John with a special “envelope” for Dee

Club Chairperson John Twomey addresses the participants

Last Goodbyes

Club Coordinator Deirdre Twomey


U14 D1 Shield Final V Courcey Rovers – 7/7

Shamrocks 3-9, Courcey Rovers 2-9

Shamrocks played with a strong wind in the first half and settled well but scores were still hard to come by. Courceys were hard in their tackling but Shamrocks battled away and picked of some scores. The most important being a goal just on the stroke of half time giving them a 3-9 to 1-3 advantage.

Shamrocks were really up against it in the second half but each and every one of the lads gave there all and held out for a 1 goal difference at the end. That’s the final game for this special bunch of players who last year completed a Mid Cork Div 2 League hurling and football double.

This year the aim was to be competitive in Div 1 and again they finish the season with a trophy in both codes, Mid Cork Div 1 football league winners and Div 1 hurling championship shield winners.

Captain Calum with the trophy

Victory U14 HC Shield winners V Courcey Rovers

Victory v Courcey Rovers, D1 HC Shield Final

Victory v Courcey Rovers, D1 HC Shield Final

Victory v Courcey Rovers, D1 HC Shield Final

Victory v Courcey Rovers, D1 HC Shield Final

U15 FC V Blarney – 10/7

Blarney 3-7, Shamrocks 1-9

Shamrocks under 15s were beaten by a good Blarney team in tough conditions in the FC round robin game in Blarney on Monday evening. This was a good hard game of football that will stand to the Shamrocks lads against a team who were older than them. Shamrocks took the wrong options at times and overplayed the ball at times as well. However, the coahes are determined to work through these teething problems which are normal for teams at this age.

Shamrocks have plenty more games to play in this round robin, the next FC game is at home to Sliabh Rua in 2 weeks time.


DÓMs U17 HL V Kilbrittain – 12/7

Ó Murchús 4-15, Kilbrittain 1-12

Good win for Diarmuid Ó Murchús U17 hurlers verses Kilbrittain in Shanbally on Wednesday evening.

They were behind early on but a goal on 12 minutes leveled things up somewhat, the first half was tight with the backs in particular doing well.

The second half was a different affair with DÓMs playing into the dressing room ends. A burst of scoring from the 13th minute of the second half to the end enabled Ó Murchús to push on and win out by an impressive 4-15 to 1-12 in the end.

Ó Murchús have now qualified for the (West) final against Clonakilty which will be played soon, date and venue to follow

Scoreres for Ó Murchús: Ruairc Sisk 4-5 (4-2 from play, an exhibition from Ruairc), Cian Lynch 0-3, Josh Bartlett 0-3 from centre forward, Oisín Buckley 0-2, Fionn Mansfield 0-1, Joey Middleton 0-1.

Other Shamrocks players involved were David Herlihy back in goals who brought off his usual outstanding saves, Kieran May, Liam Dorney, Sam Foy and Cathal O’Donovan (0-1)


U15 HC V Crosshaven – 19/7

Shamrocks 4-17, Crosshaven 3-7

1-8 to 0-1 in the final 11 minutes pushed Shamrocks onto victory over Crosshaven. It was the perfect response to an equalising goal Crosshaven had scored just before this to level things up for the first time; Shamrocks had led all through the game but looked in danger of losing after the goal went in. However, the finishing 11 minutes plus injury time could not have gone better for Shamrocks as straight after the goal, Donal Herlihy split the posts  on the run and this was followed by two great Calum O’Neill points from play to stretch the lead back out to 3 points again.

Then Liam Dorney started to get into the game and his shot from the 21 found the back of the Crosshaven net soon after and that was the insurance they needed to finish with a flurry of scores which to be fair, was harsh on Crosshaven who had played some great hurling up to that point and contributed to a great game of hurling.

Shamrocks had more possession in the first half and led 1-7 to 1-3 with Calum in particular on song from frees in particular. It was a low scoring affair up until the second half when both teams got goals early on. Danny Field for Shamrocks started to influence things as well and he scored 2 goals in the second half along with some nice scores from Luke Jordan and Seamus O’Mahony who got a belt across the shin and had to be helped off the field mid way through the second half. It looked serious but he after sitting it out for 5 minutes he returned to the action – you cant keep this man down.

Overall a good team performance from all.

U15 HC V Crosshaven 19.7.23
Back Row, l to r: R. Doolin, J. Keane, D. Field, D. Herlihy, C. O’Neill, C. Fitzgerald, L. Dorney, J. Kearney O’Sullivan, S. O’Mahony, L. Jordan. Front, l to r: A. Coleman, M. Dorney, S. O’Flynn. R. Barrett, J. Dorney, S. Óg Ó Loinsigh


Shamrock Senior Hurlers win Co League Title and Beamish Shield 100 years ago

The following piece was written by Seán Ó Tuama


Recently the final of the Cork Senior Hurling League took place in Pairc Ui Rinn between Blackrock and Sarsfields from Glanmire. Sars took the title in style for 2023 with the late Teddy McCarthy’s nephew, Donncadha minding goal. 100 years ago Cloughduv and Shamrocks crossed camáns in Turner’s Cross Pitch to vie for the title and the Beamish Shield plus a cheque for £15.
Senior Hurling 1923.

There were 14 Teams in the Senior ranks in 1923. Shamrocks had been promoted having won the Intermediate championship in 1915. They competed in the Senior Final of 1916 against Midleton
and lost by one point. They were up among the best in those days with a team of skilled and very committed players. In 1922 three Shamrock players played on the Cork Senior Team, Jim Russell
and the Kelleher brothers Frank and Dan. The team were affectionately known as “The Sporting Shamrocks”.

League final at Turner’s Cross Pitch
The Turner’s Cross pitch, now the Soccer Grounds, had been secured by The Redmonds Club and a lot of renovations and improvements were carried out beforeit was officially opened on July 29 th 1923. Redmonds were one of the leading Senior Clubs in those days. A tournament was organised by the Club to raise funds to cover the costs. A very valuable
Silver Cup, The Morsecock Cup, was presented by the Palmer family of Ringaskiddy for the Tournament. Palmers, were located on Palmers Island, now the Ferry Terminal and Deep Water
Jetty. They had wide interests in all aspects of shipping and were agents for The White Star Liners.

The cup got its name from one of their popular Boats, The Morsecock. The cup was of sterling silver and made by Wm. Egans of Patrick Street well known Jewellers and Silver Smiths. The
Shamrock team and supporters travelled by train from Raffeen to the City. The League final was played on September 16th with Cloughduv from mid Cork providing the opposition. The game was
very keenly contested with both defences keeping tight reins on the forwards. Shamrocks scored first with a great goal from Ned Frizelle. It was level at half-time but another goal from Frizelle in the second half put the team on the road to victory. The final score was 2-2 to 1-1. Shamrocks had a worthy Captain in Mick Kenny who accepted the Beamish Shield on behalf of the team. This large Shield made from Irish Oak was decorated with sterling silver. It was presented to The Cork County Board some years earlier by a member of The Beamish family, the well known Brewers, for Senior Hurling League Competitions. A bonus for the winning team was a cheque for £15.

The team and supporters travelled home to Raffeen Station by train and a large excited crowd awaited them to welcome their heroes on their historic victory, a first
Senior Title for the Club. The local Fife and Drum band ( National Foresters) were lined up to lead the victory parade. The Sister of the Captain, Julia Kenny, took the
shield and held it high and led the parade via Shanbally and onto Ringaskiddy. Every house along the way was empty with their occupants on the roadside to greet
and congratulate the victors. The parade went right through Ringaskiddy village passing Palmer’s Island on the left, The day was won and the spoils were theirs.
The victorious and historic team was: Mick Kenny (Captain), Dan Kelleher, Frank Kelleher, Leo Brady, Ned Frizelle, Johnny Tobin, Mickie Cotter, Joe Meighan, Bernie O’Flynn N.T., Frank Johnson, Jim Hayes, Dan Cusack, Jim Dyer, Tom Moore and Georgie Andrews.

Frank Kelleher won an All Ireland Senior Hurling medal with Cork in 1919 when the County wore the red jersey for the first time. Mickie Cotter played at full back on the Cork Senior Hurling Team that played against Tipperary in Michilin in Belgium in 1914 in the European Pan Celtic Festival. Leo Brady went on to win an All Ireland Junior Hurling medal with Cork in 1925. Dan Kelleher and Frank Kelleher won Munster Senior Hurling Medals with Cork in 1922. Ned Frizelle won a Munster Junior Hurling medal with Cork in 1916. Bernie O’Flynn also went on to play with Cork and became Principal of Shanbally N.S. Team Captain Mick Kenny and Dan Cusack immigrated to America and continued playing hurling in New York.

The team received a beautiful set of hall marked silver medals with gold centres depicting a round tower and greyhound. Many of the players wives and mothers wore the medals as brooches later.

Back row, l to r: Abie Brennan (mentor), Johnny Tobin, Mickie Cotter, Tom Moore, George Andrews, Patrick Kelleher (mentor).
Middle, l to r: Patrick Kelleher, Leo Brady, Frank Johnson, Jim Hayes, Dan Cusack, Jim Dyer
Front, l to r: Dan Kelleher, Bernie O’Flynn, Mick Kenny (capt), Noel Frizelle, Joe Meighan

Bingo Night Fundraiser – 21/7

Thank you to all who participated in the Underage Boys/Ladies Football Bingo Fundraiser Night which was held in the FBI, Ringaskiddy on Friday evening.

Thanks to all who participated, who bought raffle tickets for the draw, to all who organised the event behind the scenes, to Sarah and her staff of the FBI and to anyone who organised spot prizes. There are too many local sponsors to go through but we thank them for their generosity.

Some of the crowd at the Bingo Night in the FBI on 21.07.23

U15 FC V Sliabh Rua – 24/7

Shamrocks 8-9, Sliabh Rua 4-6
Well done to the U15 footballers who beat Sliabh Rua in the second round of the FC in Shanbally on Monday evening, winning a scorefest by 8-9 to 4-6 with an impressive second half display.

Shamrocks led 3-6 to 2-5 at HT with goals from Calum O’Neill, Luke Jordan & Ollie O’Brien who played very well on the wing. Donal Herlihy was also on the scoresheet from play before he had to go off injured just before HT.

They went for the kill in the second half and some lovely moves led to further goals from Luke Jordan again, Liam Dorney, Seán Óg Ó Loinsigh among others to put the game to bed well before the end. The team put some nice moves together at times and played good football. Sliabh Rua as always were tough to crack and played well as well but the goals were the difference.

Incoming shoulder from Donal Herlihy V Sliabh Rua

Calum Fitzgerald

DÓMs U17 FC V Ballinora – 26/7

Ballinora 6-8, Ó Murchús 1-7

A blistering start From Ballinora to this FC Round Robin game enabled them to control the game and ultimately take the 2 points on offer for this first round game.

Goals in the 2nd, 9th, 10th and 13th minute effectively put the game to bed early on – after 15 minutes Ballinora led by 4-3 to 1-0. Ó Murchús settled down a bit after this and at HT Ballinora led 4-4 to 1-3

Again, the second half saw Ballinora in control and they ran out comfortable winners in the end, 6-8 to 1-7.

Lotto Winner Presentation

Below are some photos of John Twomey (Club Chairperson) presenting Conor Cusack with a cheque for €2200 which he won on July 24th in the draw which was held in Murphs Bar.

Conor plays online every week and comes from a family that is steeped in the history of the club; his father Pat, pictured below, was one of the clubs greatest ever football goalkeepers.

Remember to play before 7pm EVERY Monday.

Congratulations to Conor!

Conor Cusack receives his winnings from Club Chairperson John Twomey. Also in the picture is Conors Dad “Q” as he’s known


U15 HC V Passage – 31/7

Passage 4-21, Shamrocks 2-7

The u15 hurlers were well beaten by Passage on Monday evening in round 3 of the championship.

While Shamrocks were down a few due to hols & injuries (14 players), they were up against a very slick and skilfull Passage team who had some excellent sticksmen in their ranks, in particular in the forward division and they scored from all angles and distances. They scored early and often. Shamrocks battled hard against the strong breeze and in the first half but were well behind at HT, Passage 2-12 to 1-4 ahead and it could easily have been more. Seamus O’Mahony came up the field for the Shamrocks goal from play with Calum O’Neill and Luke Jordan with the points.

Unfortunately, the Shamrocks forwards struggled to make any headway whatsoever against the Passage backs and the game petered out i the second half.

Shamrocks still have 2 more group games to play and are well in with a shout still of qualifying for a semi or a final.

The team are pictured below before the game

Team V Passage. July 31st – Back row, l to r: Donal Herlihy (inj), Calum O’Neill, Jack O’Sullivan Kearney, Calum Fitzgerald, Danny Field, Harry O’Leary, Seamus O’Mahony, Billy Hanna, Ryan Doolan. Front, l to r: Shane O’Flynn, Ryan Barrett, Olly O’Brien, Seán Óg Ó Loinsigh, Luke Jordan, James Keane


August 2023


DÓM U17 HC V Kinsale – 2/8

Ó Murchús 4-17. Kinsale 3-19

A one point win for Ó Murchús in Shanbally in what can only be described as an extraordinary game of hurling. Both teams had big leads at different stages yet it came down to one solitary point out of 57 in the end.

After Kinsale opened the scoring with a quick point, Ó Murchús raced into a 0-10 to 0-1 lead after 13 minutes but Kinsale began to find their feet, took over and clawed the score back to 0-12 to 1-8 at halftime, Ó Murchús ahead.

The second half saw the exact flipside of that.

After Ó Murchús opened the scoring with a quick point, Kinsale raced into a 3-15 to 0-14 lead after 13 minutes of the second half and looked all over the victors. However, Ó Muchús began to find their feet just like Kinsale did in the first, they took took over and finished like a train, with a remarkable tally of 4-5 in the final quarter to win by that solitary score.

A magnificent comeback, well done to the players and management. They have 4 more games to come in this round robin; this was a good start.

Scores – Ruairc Sisk 3-8, Cian Lynch 0-4, Shay Murphy 1-1, Josh Bartlett 0-2, Sam Foy 0-1, Barry O’Mahony 0-1, Senan Buckley 0-1

U8/U9 F Blitz V Sliabh Rua – 4/8

Well done to the under 8s and under 9s who played Sliabh Rua in football blitz style games on Friday evening in Shanbally. As usual, these games featured everything with plenty of thrills and spills.

The only thing missing was a whistle – it was a good tough physical evening of football.

Some photos below with team 1 being the under 9s and team 2 the under 8s

Team 1 (9s)

David and Colm with some advice

Robert Cosgrove sidesteps nicely at u9

JAHC V Belgooly – 5/8

Belgooly 2-23, Shamrocks 0-14

The Junior A hurlers were beaten in R1 of the championship on Saturday evening in Carrigaline by Belgooly

The scoreboard says a 15 point difference in the end but the play on the field was a lot closer than that.

With 10 minutes to go, it was 0-17 to 0-14 after Shamrocks had battled so hard against the very strong breeze to stay within touching distance of Belgooly in the second half. A few things in front of goal didn’t go right for them when they desperately needed a goal.

The overworked backs were magnificent up to then but then the dam burst, the legs went and Belgooly had their tails up, scoring 2-6 without reply to run out convincing winners in the end.

Shamrocks were so brave in defeat, the scoreline was extremely harsh on them but a lack of scoring forwards, absences, injuries and what not caught up with them and the tight panel on that last stretch.

Team: A. McCarthy, D. Barry, C. Kidney, C. O’Grady, M. Hitchmough, S. Collins, N. Hayes, F. Herlihy, A. Brady, A. O’Grady, D. O’Flaherty, C. Hayes, D. Scriven, J Browne. Subs used – J. Tuohy, R. Barrett

JAHC V Belgooly, 5/8/23. Back row, l to r: Seán Andrews, Coby O’Grady, Shane Downey, Cathal Kidney, Dave Barry, Fionn Herlihy, Darragh Scriven, Mark Hitchmough, Seanán Collins, Andrew O’Grady, Alan McCarthy, Rob Barrett, Ruairí Meighan. Front, l to r: Aiden Brady, Gary Ronayne, Jonathan Tuohy, Dylan O’Flaherty, Cillian Hayes, Jason Browne, Nathan Hayes, Mark Sisk, Jack Wilson

DOMs U17 HL V Aghabollogue – 16/8

Aghabullogue 0-13, Ó Murchús 0-12

O Murchús were very unlucky not to get at least a draw from this game. It was a controversial ending to the game with some thinking it was a draw, while others thinking it was a win for Ó Murchús. (In the end, the board investigated the matter and it was deemed a one point win for Aghabullogue)

U15 FC Semi Final V Courcey Rovers – 21/8

Courcey Rovers 5-8, Shamrcks 1-6

A combination of injuries and holidays didnt help Shamrocks in this one. This followed on from the previous weeks walkover given to Ballygarven in the HC.

Still the lads can be proud of their efforts this year

DÓMs U17 FC V Kinsale – 23/8

Ó Murchús 4-11, Kinsale 3-10
Great result for the Ó Murchús footballers in Kinsale on Wednesday evening in the FC Round 3,winning on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-10.
They were 11 points down in the first half but not for the first time this season, a brilliant second half turned it around, with contributions from Shay Murphy, Senan Buckley, Josh Bartlett, Cian Lynch, Fionn Mansfield and Rory Deane on the scoreboard with a total team performance overall.

Well done to all

DÓMs U17 HC V Passage – 30/8

Ó Murchús 4-13. Passage 1-14

Well done to the U17 hurlers of Diarmuid Ó Murchús who beat Passage in Shanbally on Wednesday evening in the championship to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Passage threw everything at the DÓM lads but they kept responding every time.

After an even enough first half after which Ó Murchús led by 3 points, Passage then went ahead with 20 minutes left in a great game of hurling. But once again, the Ó Murchús lads finished strong just like in other games.

David Herlihy was solid in goal, Kieran May and Nigel Kearney O Sullivan did solid marking jobs while up front Cian Lynch was involved in all the goals (1-3 for Cian).

Fionn Mansfield 1-3, Senan Buckley 1-0, Joey Middleton 1-0, Ruairc Sisk 0-2, Eoghan O Sullivan 0-1 and Sam Foy 0-1 got the scores.

But the main man on Wednesday night was Josh Bartlett (0-3) who was excellent at centre forward and caught huge ball and led the line superbly.

Well done to them all and to management on a great win

JAHC V Ballygarvan (B) – 31/8

Shamrocks 2-22, Ballygarvan 5-10

This vital victory ensured that Shamrocks would advance to the knockout stages of the Championship and they did it in style with an array of fine scores executed by players who were up for the game and bent on winning.

Despite being depleted with the absence of Coby O’Grady and Cathal Kidney, the mood was good and surely there was a carry over of form from the recent football championship game, where the will to win was uppermost in the minds of all our players.

Returning from injury was Sean Andrews and he was a revelation with a ‘player of the match’ performance.  Andrew O’Grady left an indelible mark on this game too with a polished performance and he hit two vital goals.

After leading by one point at the break, Shamrocks started part two by running up a seven point lead.  Then Ballygarvan rebounded and with fifteen minutes remaining they regained the initiative and led by three points. Shamrock’s ‘Achillies Heel’ was the concession of too many soft goals, a matter that needs urgent remedial work going forward.

As in the football game the lads in green moved up a gear and  doggedly contested every ball and some beautiful points went between the Ballygarvan posts. Darragh Scriven was much to the fore, and the great grandson of the mighty Dave Dunne, Nathan Hayes was to make it a game to remember too. Shamrocks hit 24 scores to their opponents 15 scores.

Congratulations and a ‘pat on the back’ to all our players and the Mentors who got the best out of their charges.  Na Seamroga Abú!

Team: Alan McCarthy, Shane Kelleher, David Barry, Jonny Tuohy, Gary Ronayne, Mark Hitchmough, Seanán Collins, Nathan Hayes, Fionn Herlihy, Cillian Hayes, Andrew O’Grady, Roy Twomey, Dylan O’Flaherty, Darragh Scriven, Seán Andrews. Subs used –  Jason Browne, Robert Barrett

September 2023

U7 Monster Football Blitz – 2/9

Well done to our 2 teams of under 7 boys on Saturday morning who took part in a Monster Football Blitz in Minane Bridge, both teams played 3 matches each and all the players did fantastic in the Shamrocks jersey with great improvement being shown throughout the morning. Thanks to Jamie, Rob and Shane for taking the teams and to the parents for the support!

Some photos below

U7s in Monster Football Blitz action on Sept 2nd in Minane Bridge

U7s in Monster Football Blitz action on Sept 2nd in Minane Bridge


U11 HL V Tracton and Passage – 1/9 and 3/9

Part of 2 games played on Friday night in Minane Bridge.

They then played their 2nd game in 3 days when they played Passage in Passage on Sunday morning in the FOG

It was a real competitive game with some great performances

Again, well done to Darragh, Derek and Hugh for leading them on the line and organising the busy weekend, they will only come on for the games. The first picture below is the Sliabh Rua game, the second one is the game verses Passage in Passage in the foggy conditions

U11 H V Sliabh Rua Sept 23rd

DÓMs U17 FC V Grenagh – 6/9

Grenagh 5-7, Ó Murchús 2-16

Ó Murchús probably should have won this exciting game of D1 football on Wednesday evening. A draw might not be enough for them to qualify for a shield playoff.

Ó Murchús led by 2-7 to 0-6 at halftime and seemed in a strong position. However, on this occasion, Grenagh came storming back and drew level by the mid point of the second half after striking for 3 quick goals. Ó Murchús responded by leading by 3 points entering injury time but Grenagh struck for an equalising goal with almost the last kick of the game.

Cian Lynch for Ó Murchús scored 0-10, of which 0-9 came from play and he was the standout player on the night. Other scorers were Shay Murphy (1-2), Sam Foy (1-0), David Herlihy (0-2) and Josh Bartlett (0-2)

Next game is hurling next week away to Ballygarvan


U8 & U9 Hurling Blitz v Tracton – 8/9

Well done to the combined U8s and U9 hurelers who travelled to Minane Bridge on Friday evening to play the home side Tracton in 3 games of 15 minutes each

Everyone got plenty of gametime and showed great battling and played some great hurling. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

Thanks to the parents for supporting of course and to the coaches who on this occasion were Colm, Shane B, Colin and David Jennings.

Some photos below



U8.U9 Hurlers V Tracton in Minane on 08/09/23


U11 F Blitz – 9/9

Well done to our under 11 footballers who played Whitescross and Carraig na bhFear on Saturday morning in Whitescross in blitz style games, some great football played by all the players on a warm morning. Thanks to the players, parents and coaches for travelling and accomodating the games
Well done to our under 11 footballers who played Whitescross and Carraig na bhFear on Saturday morning in Whitescross in blitz style games, some great football played by all the players on a warm morning. Thanks to the players, parents and coaches for travelling and accomodating the games.

Some photos below

U11 F V Whitescorss & Carraig na bhFear 9.9.23

U7 H + F Blitz V Crosshaven – 10/9

Well done to our under 7s who played both codes against Crosshaven in Crosshaven on blitz style games on a warm Sunday morning.

They had 11 boys togged and they played loads of hurling & football, what better way to spend the morning. There was some great play & plenty of room for improvement at the #FUN Academy on Fridays.

Thanks to all who participated, to the parents & to the coaches for facilitating. Some photos below

Bate out after U7 H + F V Crosshaven Sept 10th

U7 H+F Blitz V Crosshaven 10.9.23

U7 H+F Blitz V Crosshaven 10.9.23

JAFC V Ballygarvan – 10/9

Ballygarvan 3-14, Shamrocks 1-4

Ballygarvan proved too strong for Shamrocks with a powerful display in Crosshaven. They finished off the game in the first half. Shamrocks did improve in the second half with top performers being Cillian Hayes and Dylan O’Flaherty who played very well before being stretchered off with an injury. The very best to Dylan in his recovery.

Both teams had already qualified for a quarter final at least. Shamrocks were down a number of players and the priority over the next few weeks is to get these players back fit and ready to go for the quarters in both codes.


U15 HC Shield Final V Tracton – 11/9

Shamrocks 3-11, Tracton 2-13

Congratulations to the magnificent U15 hurlers who beat Tracton by a single point in the Shield Final on Monday evening in Shanbally, winning on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-13.

Being honset, Shamrocks had to play second fiddle to a superb Tracton team who did most of the hurling in the first half and led 0-10 to 0-4 and it could have been more but Calum Fitzgerald in the Shamrocks goal pulled off at least 4 brilliant shot stopping saves.

A Shamrocks win looked unlikely at this point such was Tractons dominance but slowly but surely, Shamrocks started to work themselves into things and hit a purple patch with 5 points in a row. 0-10 to 0-9.

The final 13 minutes saw 5 goals, first a Tracton goal responded to at the other end by a Luke Jordan goal, then a second Shamrocks goal responed to at the other end by a Tracton goal.

2 points in it with time up. This Shamrocks team dont know when thye’re beaten – A Shamrocks goal bound shot was batted out by the Tracton keeper and there was Aaron Coleman on hand to smash home the rebound to put Shamrocks ahead for only the second time in the whole match.

Tracton had 2 more minutes to get up the field but Shamrocks threw their bodies on the line and prevented them form even getting an attack going.

Calum O’Neill from midfield did most of the scoring from frees with a superb solo goal towards the end. Others on the scoresheet were Seán Ó Ó Loinsigh from play, Luke Jordan with both frees and play and Donal Herlihy from play.

The final whistle was met with a pitch invasion from inside and outside the wire – its been a long time since that has happened in Shanbally!!!

Thou shalt not pass

Donal Herlihy on a run

Donal on yet another solo run

Winning Panel
Back row, l to r: Calum O’Neill, Donal Herlihy, Aaron Coleman, Danny Field, Jack Kearney O’Sullivan, Ryan Doolan (inj), Seamus O’Mahony, Billy Hanna, Patrick Keane, Jason O’Driscoll, Liam Dorney, Calum Fitzgerald.
Front, l to r: Shane O’Flynn, Michael Dorney, Andrew Phillips, Ryan Barrett, Luke Jordan, James Dorney, Cian O’Sullivan, James Dorney, Seán Óg Ó Loinsigh, Maurice Bermingham, Ollie O’Brien

DÓMs U17 HC V Ballygarvan – 13/9

Ó Murchús 1-18, Ballygarvan 3-6

An important win for Ó Murchús that sets them up for a shot at reaching a final in this competition, with just one round of games to go.

This was a tough hard game played in wet conditions. Apart from an early Ballygarvan lead, Ó Murchús led all the way. They had built up a halftime lead of 1-8 to 0-4.

After halftime, they stretched the lead out to 1-14 t0 to 0-4 with 6 points on the trot before Ballygarvan got on the scoreboard with a point; however, Ó Murchús responded again with a flurry of 4 points in 6 minutes to effectively finish off the game.

A good team performance on the night with the scorers being Ruairc Sisk, Cian Lynch, Joey Middleton, Barry O’Mahony and Senan Buckley.

Best wishes to our two players who suffered injuries during the match.


U11 Football Blitz in Glanmire – 16/9

Well done to our U11s who played in the Glanmire Football Club in the U11 Michael O’Leary Memorial Blitz on Saturday. The coaches were very proud of the lads, they were up against the big clubs in this one but everyone gave 100% for the Shamrocks jersey, they were very unlucky not to win all their 4 games; in the end winning 2 and losing 2.

They played Glanmire 2, Douglas 1 and Aghada over the course of the morning/afternoon, totaling 80 minutes of football.

Our thanks to Glanmire for the invite; to our wonderful players, our coaches led by Darragh and to the parents for their support.

A happy group of players

Shamrocks U11s at Glanmire Football Tournament 16.09.23

Shamrocks U11s in the pre parade at Glanmire Football Tournament 16.09.23


U14 Seamus Coughlan Memorial Hurling Tournament – 16/9

Shamrocks played in the Seamus Coughlan Memorial Hurling Tournament in Nemo Rangers on Saturday afternoon in a blitz style format.

They won all their group games early in the afternoon and qualified for the final where they were beaten by a big strong physical Donoughmore team.

Still, it was a great experience for the players and managemnet to get top class hurling action in the middle of September.

The team are pictured below

Shamrocks U14 hurlers at the Seamus Coughlan Nemo Tournament Sept 16th


DOM U17 FC V Na Piarsaigh – 17/9

Ó Murchús 2-13, Na Piarsaigh 3-9

A smash and grab by Ó Murchus on Sunday evening in Faranree as they beat the home side by a single point having been behind for 95% of the game.

Na Piarsaigh led by as much as 9 points midway through the first half, by 4 points at HT, by 6 points and even led by 4 entering the last 10 minutes.

However, Ó Murchús weren’t done and scored 5 points in a row with the winner right on full time and they left with a sweet victory to leave themselves in 4 place in the final table.

Scorers on the evening were every score was vital were Shay Murphy 1-2, Seán Canty 1-1, Josh Bartlett 0-3, Cian Lynch 0-3, David Herlihy 0-2, Cathal O’Donovan 0-1 and Fionn Mansfield.

Well done all

U8/U9 Hurling Blitz – 22/9

Well done to the combined under 8 and under 9s who travelled to Riverstick (Sliabh Rua) on Friday evening to play the home team in a blitz style format of games.

Shamrocks had a good turnout on the evening and led by coaches Colm David, Theres, Shane and Colin, they all played some great hurling in the game action they got. All players played 3 games of 15 minutes a side in the sunshine.

A very enjoyable evening wa had by all and there was plenty of encouragment from the parents/supporters on the bank. At the end, the players wanted to keep playing but the spoiltsport adults put an end to the fun.

They go to bed hungry for more – that exactly what we want!!

U8 & U9 H V Sliabh Rua in Riverstick

U8 & U9 H V Sliabh Rua in Riverstick

U11 HL V Sliabh Rua – 23/9

Well done to the under 11 hurlers who played Sliabh Rua in a hurling challenge on Saturday afternoon in Shanbally. They turned in some great performances and showed excellent teamwork throughout.

Thanks to Darragh for organising, they are pictured below. All played well on the day.


JAHC V Ballymartle – 24/9

Ballymartle 1-14, Shamrocks 0-7

Shamrocks hurling season came to an end in Minane Bridge on Saturday evening in a game played in horrendous conditions.
Apart from the first minute, Ballymartle led the whole way. Shamrocks lack of scoring power came back to haunt them as they struggled for scores, one point came from play.

Shamrocks did threaten a comeback with 20 minutes left when they came to within 3 points of Ballymartle at 0-10 to 0-7 but they didn’t score for the rest of the game while Ballymartle notched up 1-4 without reply.


DÓMs U17 HC V Tracton – 24/9

Ó Murchús 0-12, Tracton 1-7

Ó Murchús finished up their round robin hurling league campaign with a close two point win in Minane in what can only be descrided as monsoon conditions. You wouldnt have put your dog out in it.

Tracton led early on but O’Murchú settled into it and had a 0-7 to 0-4 lead at halftime thanks to points mainly from Ruairc Sisk and Cian Lynch.

The first 15 minutes of the second hal;f featured only one score, a point for Tracton but Ó Murchús extended their lead out to 0-12 to 0-6 by the 24 minute. Tracton scored a goal with 4 minutes left to give O’Murchús a nervous last few minutes but they held on in the lashing rain.

With Kinsale beating Aghabullogue on Saturday, it meant that Ó Murchús actually didnt need a result here but a win is the way to go as they look forward to a final proper against Kinsale, a team they beat by a single point back in August in a thriller.

Scorers were R. Sisk with 0-5 (0-3 frees), C. Lynch with 0-4 (0-2 from frees), Barry O’Mahony with a long range free, Eoghan O’Sullivan and Josh Bartlett

U8 & U9 Combined Football V Tracton – 30/9

Well done to the U8s and U9s footballers who shocased their future potentail at a busy Shanbally on Friday evening. They played Tracton and the excitment levels and enthusiasm was off the charts.

Shamrocks had a big turnout of both players and coaches (with plenty of parental support on the bank. Everyone played 3 games retated between the 3 pitches and all went home happy.

Looks like its back to the Academy for these 2 groups next week.

Well done all on a great evenings work!!

U8 & U9 F Blitz V Tracton in Shanbally Sept 30th


                                              October & November 2023

U6 Hurling Blitz – 1/10

Well done to our under 6s who pulled on the Shamrocks jersey for the very first time on Sunday morning in sunny Crosshaven.

Everyone had fun and got lots of playing time. A great mornings entertainment for the lads

Thanks to the parents for their support and to coaches Seán and Ian for running the line.

U6s in Crosshaven for a hurling blitz, 30/9


DÓM U17 HC Final V Kinsale – 8/10

Ó Murchús 1-23, Kinsale 2-17 AET

What a brilliant enthralling game of hurling and its a pity there had to be a winner. This D2 final went all the way to the 80th minute; while there were a few yellow cards on both sides, there was no dirty strokes or pulls whatsoever and credit goes to both sets of players for producing what is best about Irelands National Sport.

Two very even teams started off slowly on the scoring front with the first score not arriving until the 7th minute with a Kinsale point. Cian Lynch got Ó Murchús into their stride with a ridiculously skillful point from way out the wing. The teams traded points for the next 10 minutes until Ó Murchús struck for the opening goal through Eoghan O’Sullivan who batted in a loose ball from the edge of the square after the Kinsale kepper had made a save. Further points mainly from Lynch and Ruairc Sisk stretched out the Ó Murchús lead to 1-11 to 0-8 at halftime and they looked good at that stage.

Ó Murchús went a point further ahead 5 minutes into the second half but Kinsale then hit a purple patch. Their midfielder, who was brilliant all through, gathered a ball at halfway and soloed all the way right down the centre of the field and slammed the ball past David Herlihy to reignite the Kinsale team. He really should have been tackled at the very least. Kinsale had their tales up at this point and soon after added another point and it was 1-12 to 1-9 with 15 minutes to go. Kinsale continued to battle hard and put the Ó Murchús defense under severe pressure; their effort paid off with 10 minutes to go with another goal which was followed by a quick point and suddenly, the Ó Murchús lads found themselves chasing the game. Cian Lynch frees kept Ó Murchús in it and he leveled the game from a free with almost the last poc of normal time; the score at the end of that was Ó Murchús 1-18, Kinsale 2-15. Extra time

Once again, it was nip and tuck for most of this and it was obvious that a goal or a burst of scoring from one of the two teams was going to win it. Donal Herlihy, who made a difference when introduced, scored a wonderful point from way out the wing just before HT in ET and the sides were level again.

The last 10 minutes proved to be decisive and avoided any need for penalties which was looming. Ó Murchús just found that extra gear and some nice scores from Josh Bartlett (who finished powerfully) and 2 important frees from Lynch gave them the all important 3 point lead with a minute to go in ET. Kinsale had one final opportunity when they dropped a free in a round the house in search of a goal but the Ó Muchús backs stood tall, the ball was cleard and the game was over.

A very satisfactory outcome for the Ó Murchús lads. They had lost the same final on the same field with virtually the same team (bar one player) 13 months previous so this win banished all that in a way. Credit goes to them for bounching back and to the coaching team of Hugh Sisk, Ronan Cogan, Conor Mansfield and Shamrocks own John Herlihy. They have put in torjan work with this team not just this year but since January 2022 – they finally get what they deserve.

After the game, the (excellent and fair) referee from Rebel Óg presented the up to the winning captain Ruaric Sisk (Crosshaven). It was commented by him how high the standard was for a D2 final, and he was right.

Ó Murchús now go into the County Championship wher they play teh winners of the D2 East championship, Lisgoold. This will be a county semi final.

Team: David Herlihy, Nigel Karney O’Sullivan, Kieran May, Sam Glossop, Shay Murphy, Barry O’Mahony (0-1), Cathal O’Donovan, Ruairc Sisk (Capt, 0-3), Senan Buckley, Sam Foy, Josh Bartlett 0-1), Fionn Mansfield (0-1), Eoghan O’Sullivan (1-2), Cian Lynch (0-12 frees, 0-2 play), Joey Middleton. Subs Donal Herlihy (0-1), Liam Dorney

Back row, l to r: Ronan Cogan, Conor Mansfield (both selectors/coaches), Nigel Kearney O’Sullivan, Cian Lynch, Barry O’Mahony, Joey Middleton, Cathal O’Donovan. Sam Foy, Ruairc Sisk (capt), Josh Bartlett, Liam Dorney, Sam Glossop, Hugh Sisk, John Herlihy (both selectors/coaches)
Front, l to r: Senan Buckley, Donal Herlihy, David Herlihy, Kieran May, Fionn Mansfield, Shay Murphy, Eoghan O’Sullivan

Cian Lynch (centre of image) get set to put over an important free late in ET. Josh Bartlett (11) and Donal Herlihy (18) are in the foreground

Cian Lynch with a score from a tight angle

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Barry up at centre back

JAFC Semi Final V Ballinhassig – 8/10

Ballinhassig 2-14, Shamrocks 1-7

Shamrocks adult season came to an end on Sunday afternoon after a double scores defeat to Ballinhassig in the semi final of the football championship. Shamrocks battled hard against the odds all season long and can look back woth a certain sense of achievement that they at least got to play championship hurling well into October in both codes.

Ballinhassig were no doubt the better team here. They led 0-6 to to 0-4 at HT and stretched their lead to 1-8 to 0-4 after 7 minutes of the second half. Shamrocks did respond with a goal and a point to bring the arrears back to 3 points with 20 minutes to go; but just like the hurling when the lack of a big panel kicks in, they faded and Ballinhassig finished much the stronger and won by 2-14 to 1-7 in the end.

Best for Shamrocks were Fionn Herlihy and Cian O’Flaherty who has had a good first year at adult level.

Schools Coach

Below is our schools coach Anthony Shannon in action in Shanbally with Shanbally NS students today. Anthony is doing a great job with the boys & girls on three Fridays out of every month

Anthony Shannon Coaching on Oct 12th 2023

Anthony Coaching Oct 12th 2023 (2)

Anthony Coaching in Shanbally NS on Oct 12th 2023


U7 Monster Hurling Blitz – 13/10

Plenty of craic and goals from our under 7 hurlers on Saturday afternoon October 13th on the astro – It was their first time playing in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. They played 2 games, against Carrigaline & Ballincollig and played very well indeed.
Well done to all the boys, to our coaches Jamie, Derek and Shane Quinn. Also, thanks to our parents for their support.

U7 Monster H Blitz Oct 14th

DÓMs U17 HC Semi Final V Lisgoold – 21/10

Lisgoold 1-18, Ó Murchús 0-13

Ó Murchús exit at the county semi final stage after Lisgoold got the better of them in Bishopstown on Saturday evening.

Lisgoold were the better team no doubt, their level of hurling was crisper and sharper and they fully deserved the win. However, Ó Murchús were dogged opposition all through and if one or two goal chances had gone in, it might have been a different outcome at the end. They certainly played their part in a very good game of hurling.

It was a draw at HT, 0-7 apiece after DÓMs had clawed back level towards the break after Lisgoold had built up a lead of 0-4 to 0-0, 0-5 to 0-1 and 0-6 to 0-3 as the half went on. A couple of half chances of goals went abegging as well.

The lights were finally turned on at the start of the second half and they shone brightest on Lisgoold as they scored 5 points on the trot immediately after the restart. This turned out to be the key period of the game was Ó Murchús were now chasing the game; it looked from a ways out that a goal was needed to have any chance of making a proper comeback but the Ó Murchús forward line was constantly running into cover in a tight Lisgoold rearguard who werent giving much away.

With 10 minutes to go it was still 5 points in it and try as they might, DÓMs just couldn’t get the goal they badly needed. In fact it was Lisgoold who finished off the game with a very late goal in the 28th minute to seal the game for them. It will take a good team to beat them in the final.A great year for the lads on the hurling field came to an end. They and the management team can be proud of their commitment and achievements all year.

Scorers: Barry O’Mahony (0-5 from placed balls), Cian Lynch (0-4, 0-1 from a free), Ruairc Sisk (0-1), Joey Middleton (0-1), Josh Bartlett (0-1), Eoghan O’Sullivan (0-1)

Co HC SF V Lisgoold on Bishopstwon astroturf on Oct 21st 2023

Co HC SF V Lisgoold Oct 21st 2023

DOM U17 D1 FC Shield Final V Ballinora – 28/10

Ballinora 3-5, Ó Murchús 1-5

The U17 footballers of Ó Murchús were beaten 3-5 to 1-5 in the D1 Shield Final in Waterfall on a damp Saturday afternoon.

It was 0-3 to 0-2 in favour of Ballinora at HT in a low scoring game. Ó Murchús then conceded two soft silly goals in the space of a minute nine minutes into the second half. In such a low scoring enviornment, this was the kilelr blow. Ó Murchús could not reduce the gap thereafter.

Scorers – Josh Bartlett (0-3, 2 from frees), Sam Glossop 1-0), Cian Lynch (0-2).

This group have produced some great moments throughout the year and great credit is due to them, their coaches and parents for a huge effort all year long!! We thank them for such.

This is the panel pictured before the game

Sponsored Walk/Run – 30/10

A sponsored Walk/Run took place on Bank holiday Monday for the Clubs National Schools Coaching Program 2023/2024.
It was the perfect way to blow away all the Jazz Festival Weekend Blues. It lashed rained just before and just after the event so we were blessed with the weather. enabling a good turnout overall.

It was great to see members from all sections of the club – Adult (led by Chairperson Socket), underage boys (led by Vice Chair Colm Cosgrove) and the Ladies Football (led by Chairperson Aidan McGrath).

Members, young, playing and old from across the club took part – some ran, others walked.

We thank the main organisres Socket and Lisa for their efforst, all our participanst especuially those who brought food and made sure everyone was fed and watered as they finished up and to Gemma, Hannah and Dee who orgainised the kithen and had the defibrilator on standby afterwards for some of our older “retired” participants!

Great also to see two of our school principals Mr David Nolan (Shanbally National School ) and Mr John Herlihy (Ringaskiddy NS) taking part. Also taking part was our local GDC Mick Daly who was trying to blow away his disappointment after Nemo Rangers losing the Co Final the day before. Thanks to Mick for supporting

All funds raised goes to the Coaching Fund for our Program which enteres a new era this year with the use of the Sports Hall in the NMCI. The indoor starts on November 10th and will run on Fridays throughout the Winter – this aint free so all funds are much appreciated.

Well done all on an enjoyable afternoon

Jamie and Pa who ran the 5km

Refreshments afterwards

Tony Sull reaches the endpoint

Child Safegurading 1 Course – 5/11

Well done to all from the club who undertook a Child Safeguarding Course on Sunday morning in the Ringaskiddy Community Centre.

Des Cullinane from both the Cork Co Board and Croke Park committees delivered the course. There was a very good attendance from within the club.

This is all part of our attempts as a club to put the best product in place for the coaches of our underage boys and girls accross the board in all codes.

Our thanks to Des and to our Childrens Officer Deirdre Twomey for delivering and organising.

Des Cullibane delivering Safeguarding 1 course

Safeguarding 1 on Nov 5th 2023 in Ringaskiddy Community Centre

U16 HC V Mayfield – 11/11

Mayfield 2-14, Shamrocks 1-9

Shamrocks were knocked out of the first round of the U16 hurling championship on Saturday morning in Mayfield. They led by 1-6 to 1-5 at HT but Mayfield took over in the second half to win by 7 points in the end.

Launch of Shamrocks National Schools Coaching Program 2023/2024 – 10/11

Shamrocks GAA launched their National Schools Coaching Program for the school year 2023/2024 on Friday November 10th at the National Marine College of Ireland.

While the Schools Coaching, under our schools coach Mr Anthony Shannon, has been ongoing outdoors for the past 2 months, this was an opportunity for all the stakeholders to gather and welcome the boys and girls of both Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour NS and Shanbally NS who provide most of the players for our club.

The wonderful facilities of the National Marine College of Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy will be the venue over the winter months for the coaching from Anthony, who is originally from the Laune Rangers Club in Kerry and has many years of experience as a top level coach. We are very lucky to have him.

Shamrocks Underage and Shamrocks Ladies Gaelic Football Club are liaising with and investing in the two schools to help us build stronger ties with them and to assist in the further development and education of the children. This venture can only benefit the schools and in particular the young boys and girls who attend both the Boys and the Girls Club

Present at the launch were the centrepiece of the venture – boys and girls from classes in both schools. They were joined by the two school principals; Mr John Herlihy of Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour NS and Mr David Nolan of Shanbally NS. Also lending assistance on the floor were members of staff Gráinne Kelly (Ringaskiddy) and Niamh Gantly (Shanbally).

Representing the Club were Pa Andrews who is our Schools Liaison Officer and John Twomey who is the Treasurer of the adult club, both of whom have done a good bit of work behind the scenes to help get this off the ground.

Representing the College itself were Daniel Wall (LT CDR 2iC), Roberta O Brien (CDR Associate Head of College), Ian Heffernan (Dept of Maritime Studies), Martin O Connor (EQUANS), James O’Byrne (NMCI Training) and Paul Shanahan (Halpin Research Centre)

Pictured at the launch of the Shamrocks National Schools Coaching Program for 2023/2024 in the NMCI in Ringaskiddy we have, from left: Daniel Wall (LT CDR 2iC), David Nolan (Principal Shanbally NS), Roberta O Brien (CDR Associate Head of College), Anthony Shannon (Schools Coach), Ian Heffernan (Dept of Maritime Studies), Martin O Connor (EQUANS), James O’Byrne, (NMCI Training), Paul Shanahan (Halpin Research Centre) and Pa Andrews (Shamrocks Underage)

Boys & Girls from Shanbally NS & Lower Harbour Ringaskiddy NS at the NMCI at the start of the Shamrocks National Schools Coaching Program 2023/2024


Boys & Girls from Shanbally NS & Lower Harbour Ringaskiddy NS at the NMCI at the start of the Shamrocks National Schools Coaching Program 2023/2024.
Also in the picture are from left, Anthony Shannon (Schools Coach), Ms. Gráinne Kelly (Teacher Ringaskiddy), Mr John Herlihy (Principal Ringaskiddy NS), Mr David Nolan (Principal Shanbally NS), Ms. Niamh Gantly (teacher Shanbally NS)


Boys & Girls from Shanbally NS & Lower Harbour Ringaskiddy NS at the NMCI at the start of the Shamrocks National Schools Coaching Program 2023/2024. Also in the picture are from left, Pa Andrews (Shamrocks GAA underage), Mr John Herlihy (Principal Ringaskiddy NS), Mr David Nolan (Principal Shanbally NS) and Anthony Shannon (Schools Coach)

2023 – A Historic Year For Shamrocks Young Ladies


There is no doubt but hard work and honest endeavour will always bear fruit despite the fact that some targets may seem at first unsurmountable. Despite small numbers, these young girls and their Mentors first tasted football as six and seven year olds. A good start is half the battle and they kept together and persevered and tasted some success and disappointments too. However, it was quite evident that they would prevail and better days and accolades lay ahead. 2023 would be the year of delivery.



The Under 13 girls showed much promise and a huge amount of work was put in on the training field. They set their goals and winning the Regional Championship was the big target. They qualified for the semi-final and took on a very accomplished side in St. Michaels from Blackrock. True grit was the order of the day and when the final whistle blew Shamrocks were into the final match against Ballinhassig. On a very pleasant July evening the two South-east Teams journeyed to Manning Park Passage West accompanied by large groups of supporters. There was great anticipation about this final and winning was never going to be easy. On the night all the years and hours of coaching bore fruit and the girls in green led all the way finishing up winning on the scoreline 5-8 to 3-2. Joint Captains, Aoibheann Behan and Molly Geary accepted the winning trophy on behalf of their gallant team. The victory parade led the players and supporters home to Pairc Tadgh O’h-Ainnlaoi in Shanbally – truly a great night for all.



Moving up a grade to Under 14 saw another bold campaign to emulate the feat of the Under 13’s. It would transpire that nine of the successful Under 13 team would line out on the Under 14 side. No doubt they brought their experience of success with them and they set their minds on winning every game. They qualified for the County Semi- Final against St. Colmans and without fear and great zeal they were on top at the final whistle. Now we had a Ladies Football Team in The Shamrock colours contesting their very first County Final. Cloyne from East Cork would be our opponents.

All Roads let to Glenville on Sunday evening November 5th for the clash of Shamrocks from Carrigdhoun and Cloyne from Imokilly with Cathal McAllister from Midleton on the whistle. It was a first game under lights for our girls, but it would not impair their vision. Shamrocks had a panel of nineteen players at the ready with the favourites Cloyne fielding a panel of thirty one players. With a large crowd assembled, on the stroke of 5pm Cathal McAllister blew his whistle and the Girls Under 14 County Final was on its way. From the throw-in Shamrocks went on the offensive with star full forward Rebecca Collins sending a thundering shot to the Cloyne net. A great start, but the Cloyne girls were soon into the attack and bore down on the Shamrock goal. Brave and committed defending by the Shamrock backline thwarted many of their opponents initiatives. Cloyne had some excellent players but they were meeting their match. A second goal from Rebecca Collins put the brakes on Cloyne and at the break Shamrocks led 2-2 to 1-4.

The second half saw Cloyne score a point from the throw-in and everybody wondered if this was a signal of what lay in store for Shamrocks. Cloyne hit the Shamrock goal with waves of attacks but our brave and tenacious defenders were not for yielding and held their opponents scoreless for twenty nine minutes of the second half. Shamrocks finished much stronger and John Collins’s granddaughter, Rebecca completed her

hat-trick with a final and telling goal, ensuring victory. The Under 13 Joint Captains Molly Geary and Aoibheann Behan led the defence with great courage and zeal. Our six backs and ‘keeper excelled on this night of glory. Up front our forwards never yielded and made it a stressful night for the Cloyne defenders.



Surely a welcome shrill, and signalling the Girls in green to be County Champions for 2023. Well done and many congratulations to all these wonderful young ladies who carried our proud and traditional colours with great pride in this the 125 Anniversary year of our Club. Joint Captains, Rebecca Collins and Ruby Lester would mount the podium to accept the County trophy amidst great excitement and celebration. A great night’s work and history was in the making on that November night in Glenville.

Well done and many accolades to the people who trained and coached this history making side. To Nick Lester, Darragh Collins and Nicole O’Neill we say, sincere thanks for your great and unselfish service to Club and Community.

The following are the Ladies Under 14, 2023 County Champions; Emma Feeney, Kate Nolan, Molly Geary, Georgia Bartlett, Adrianna Lannon, Aoibheann Behan, Isabel Dorney, Lilly O’Neill, Lexie O’Riordan, Lucy O’Neill, Ruby Lester, Lucy O’Brien, Caoimhe O’Mahony, Rebecca Collins, Caoimhe Spillane, Freya Hallworth, Lilysue O’Brien, Lucy Fitzpatrick Brady, Rosanna Long, Clodagh Deane, Ellie Tagg.

U16 FC V Aghada – 15/11

Aghada 8-6, Shamrocks 4-7

A mighty effort from the 16s came up short on Wednesday evening on Bishopstowns 4G pitch. The concession of 8 goals didnt help matters; the lads put in a huge shift but found that too much to overcome.

1973 U21 A and Minor A Winners Reunion – 2/12

On Sunday 9th September 1973, 50 years ago, Shamrocks won the u21 A Hurling Championship in Carrigdhoun. We got a great thrill beating our neighbours and great rivals, Carrigaline, in the Final in Minane Bridge. The game was played before a huge crowd, as it also preceded the S. E. hurling final between Ballinhassig and Ballymartle. Our game was refereed by Donal Coleman of Ballinhassig. Alas, Shamrocks have never won this competition since. It was a close and exciting game with Shamrocks finishing strongly with 2 or 3 minutes to go.

Final score: Shamrocks 4-12 Carrigaline 2-11

1973 was the Club´s 75th Anniversary, so this year is the 125th Anniversary of this old club.

It was also a great year for Hurling in the Club as our u18(Minor) team also won the A Championship, beating Valley Rovers in the Final in July. In fact, 8 of that Minor team started in the u21 Final, with many of the other lads lining out as subs.

A Reunion was held on Saturday 2nd December between 4 and 8pm.
Aall the lads from both the u21 and Minor Panels to met first up at Shamrocks Pitch at 4pm, for a photo shoot around the Monument to the late great Ted Hanley RIP.  (and a quick game of Backs and Forwards…..only joking!). They then moved down to the Shamrock Bar, where Peter Kingston provided them with refreshments. Thanks for that Peter and best of luck with the Shamrock Bar.

u21 Team:  John Hanley, Martin Hickey, Barry O´Keeffe, Jerry O´Grady RIP,Derry Hurley (0-3), BarryO´Neill, Joe O´Sullivan (1-0), Liam Shanahan (Capt.) Ger Hanley (0-8), Joe McCarthy,James McGrath, Con Twomey (0-1), Jim Kidney, Barry Kind (1-0), Sean O ́ Sullivan (1-0) RIP. Sub used: Paddy O`Sullivan (1-0)

Other Subs and part of the  Minor Panel..( they also won the 1974 Minor A Championship)

Dan McCarthy, Ronald Sisk, Kevin Jordan, John Brennan RIP, Jimmy Cowhig, John Brady, Deccie O’Neill, Owen O’Neill, Finbarr O’Sullivan, Tom Dunne RIP, Kieran J. Barry, Dan Twomey, Joe Kelleher. In ’74 a few young brilliant hurlers for Shamrocks burst on the scene ie John Dineen, William Ashman and Eddie Hanley.

Joe O’Driscoll RIP was our u21 Manager/Coach Ted Hanley RIP Selector

Selectors with the Minors, John Twomey and Ted Hanley RIP and Ray Sisk RIP / Coach
Well done to the organisers of the Reunion: Liam Shanahan, Barry O’Neill and Joe McCarthy.
The group are pictured below on the day of the reunion along with club chairperson John Twomey

50th Anniversary of Shamrocks Under 21 South-East Hurling Champions 1973-2023, 2nd December 2023.
Pictured are the team who grew up together in Shanbally/ Ringaskiddy/ Coolmore area in the 1960s/1970s & were lucky to be part of Shamrocks successful teams.
Photo: Siobhan Russell


Adult AGM 2023 – 30/11

The AGM of the Shamrocks Adult Club took place on Thursday November 30th  the Grace McCarthy Rooms in the Clubhouse. There was a good attendance to hear the three main reports from the outgoing Chairperson John, outgoing Secretar Jonathan with his first report and John Twomey with his financial report. There was also a repot read out from Chris O’Neill from the Junior hurling and football teams management from 2023.

There followed some discussion on various matters including a new membership price structure which was voted in at the meeting and a possibility of an online shop for club gear. Also planned and further club developmnets were hotly debated.

The outgoing officers were all unanimously voted in for 2024 apart from one position – Gemma Kavanagh is the new PRO, replacing David Andrews. Good luck to all the officers in 2024.

Shamrocks Executive 2024

Chairman  John Twomey (Socket – 0876547331)
Vice Chairman  Stephen Hurley (0872334907)
Secretary  Johnny Tuohy (0831681177)
Treasurer  John Twomey (Shanbally – 0862517740)
PRO/Community Liaison Officer  Gemma Kavanagh (0876167727)
Registrar  Tony O’Sullivan (0866029045)
Cork GAA Clubs Draw/Insurance Officer  Lorcan Aherne (0863346054)
South East Board Delegate  John Herlihy (0879787174), Pat McCarthy (0861651984)
Oifigeach Gaeilge & Cultúrtha  Seán Ó hIarlaithe (0879787174)
Childrens Officer  Ann Herlihy (0863695235)
Designated Liasion Officer  Deirdre Twomey (0877027811)
Coaching Officer  Pa Andrews (0861914926)
Members of the Executive  Diarmuid Murphy (0877593319), Pat McCarthy (0861651984)
Groundsman  Pat O’Neill
Ladies Football Chairperson  Aidan McGrath (0872280425)
Underage Chairperson  Lisa Cronin (0876650574)
County Board Delegate  TBC
Players Rep  TBC
Hurling Manager  Alan Geary (0862695520)
Football Manager  Chris O’Neill (0860629735)


Santa visits #FUN Academy

A very special traveller all the way from the North Pole paid a visit to the last #FUN Academy of 2023 on Friday night in the Sports Hall in the Marine College in Ringaskiddy.

Yes, the man himself Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule getting ready for Christmas to pay a visit to the boys who were in the midst of hurling training/Fun on Friday night. He was mistaken for one of the three Wise Men as he came bearing gifts for all the players – a selection box – on this the last Friday night of action in the club this year.

After nearly having his “real” beard torn off, he went on his merry way back to Lapland and hopefully all the players will be GOOD over the next three weeks and he might pay them a secret visit again, possibly with a new hurley, helmet, sliotar, football or whatever other item is required to play Gaelic Games.

The Academy committee would like to thank Santa for paying the visit and would expecially like to thank all our young wonderful players, our dedicated coaches, our administrattion staff led by Dee and our wonderful parents for all their support throughout the year. It would not have been possible without you.

We will take a break now until Friday February 2nd when we will have another two months indoors again in the superb Sports Hall in the Marine College.

Nollaig Shona daoibh uilig

Santa visits U7s at the Academy Dec 2nd 2023

Santa visits U6s at the Academy Dec 2nd 2023

Hour 1 at the Boys #FUN Academy

Christmas Draw 2023

The Christmas Draw was held in the FBI on Tuesday evening December 19th. The results are as follows.































The Club wishes to thank all the people who supported this Draw and contributed to its success. The Club is most grateful to all the Ticket Sellers who have performed magnificently. A special thanks to all the generous sponsors of our prizes. Also,  a big thany you to John Twomey (Shanbally) who was the main organiser of the draw once again.

Poc Fada 2023 – Lá la Stiofán

Our annual Poc Fada took place on St Stephens Day over a new route from the Graveyard to Gearys Cross Currabinny.

This proved to be popular choice by a lot of players but some did find it a bit frustrating. A large crowd was present and we were blessed with the weather. Special thanks must go to the organisers and the volunteers who set up the route early in the morning. Thanks to all the stewards who manned the route and to all the players both young and old who participated.

Special thanks to Peter Kingston and his staff at the Shamrock Bar who provided the refreshments afterwards.

Results –
Ladies U16 – Winner : Mollie Geary, Runner up : Aoibheann Behan
Ladies senior – winner : Clara O’Grady, Runner up : Laura McCarthy
Boys U14 – Winner : Robert Cosgrove, Runner up : Rylan Browne
Boys U-17  Winner – Cian Lynch, Runner Up : Cathal O’Donovan

Mens Over 50 – Winner Bernard Hickey, Runner up : Kevin O’Grady

Senior men’s -Winner : Colin O’Sullivan, Runner up : Sean Andrews

Winners and Runners up the Poc Fada. Included at the center we have overall winner Colin O’Sullivan. Also pictured are Seán Andrews, Clara O’Grady, Robert Cosgrove, Cian Lynch, Cathal O’Donovan, Kevin O’Grady, Bernard Hickey, John Twomey (Chairperson)

Cathal O’Donovan