Club Notes: 22nd April 2019

Shamrocks GAA Club Notes ( Kindly sponsored by Allen Engineering & Agri Sales Ltd.)

Club Lotto.
The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 9-12-22-24, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Mark Stewart, Esther Power, Ann & Oliver Flanagan, Pauline Power, and Ellen Tobin c/o Padraig Tobin. 

JFC, Shamrocks 3-14, Tallow 0-8.
Shamrocks continued their good form in the Junior Football Championship with a convincing win over Tallow last Saturday evening in Lismore. Bernie Kelleher was first on the scoresheet with a point, and the sides traded points with a fine effort from Chris Murphy and two pointed frees from Tallow leaving the scores all square. Two fine points from Chris and Adam Crawford was followed by a great goal following a slick move which was finished calmly by Billy Hynes, and  left us five points ahead. Tallow scored three points to one reply from Bernie after that, but we finished the half with points from Colm Roche (2), John Paul Lucey and Shane Roche to give us a half time lead of 1-9 to 0-6. The second half turned into the Shane Roche show as he scored 1-3 from play, with John Paul also scoring a goal after Billy hit the post, and points from Billy and Alan Kelly finished off the scoring while limiting Tallow to 2 scores in the 2nd half. While the selectors can be happy with the win, and some of the scores were very well taken, we still gave away a lot of possession with some careless passing, and a brilliant save from keeper Richie Murphy was another key moment in this game, as a goal would have been a serious boost for the Bridesiders, so it wasn’t as comfortable a win as the scoreline would suggest. However, that’s just a minor quibble, and well done to all for a good win. Panel;  Richie Murphy, Brian Harnedy, Thomas O’ Donovan, Padraig Roche, Shane Roche (1-4), Padraig Ahearne, Adam Crawford (0-1), John Paul Lucey (1-1), Joe Leahy, Edward Lonergan, Colm Roche (0-2), Chris Murphy (0-2), Edward Hynes, Bernie Kelleher (0-2), Billy Hynes (1-1), Liam Motherway, Kieran Crawford, Alan Kelly (0-1), Cathal Herlihy, Ivan O’ Neill, Tom Roche, Ciaran O’ Keeffe, Shane Harnedy, John A. Kelly, Michael Lucey.  I think we may be playing again in two week’s time but I’ll have more details next week.

Junior Hurling.
Our first round Junior Hurling championship match against Melleray takes place this Saturday 27th April in Knockanore, with throw in at 7pm. Come along and give them some support.

Congratulations to popular player Tommy O’ Donovan and Aine on the arrival of a baby girl recently. Congrats from all in the Shamrocks.

Réalta agus Gaolta.
Well done to local musicians Robin and Jason Turk who have qualified for the semi final of the TG4 programme Realta agus Gaolta. Collectively known as Torcán, Robin and Jason play a unique brand of traditional music, and were the headline act at a concert in Knockanore last year. Go on the lads!

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