Deag Ahearne Cup
Clashmore were the visitors to John F. Kennedy Park, Knockanore last Saturday for this tournament game dedicated to a man and family steeped in the Shamrocks, the late Deag Ahearne. Clashmore were late replacements for Dunhill who were unable to fulfil the fixture, and with the championship just a week away, there was a genuine bite to the game. An early goal from Shane Harnedy gave us a lead which we carried into the half time break. There was a good spread of scorers with Edward Lonergan unerring from placed balls, and Edward Hynes, J.P. Lucey, and Shane Roche also getting on the scoresheet. The second half continued in the same vein with the exchanges physical but fair, and the visitors finished strongly to force the game into a 5 minute extra time period. Shamrocks managed to find three scores to take the cup to the club for 2018. As a preparation for the championship, this was a very useful match. Team; Ciaran O’ Keeffe, Brian Harnedy, Thomas O’ Donovan, Padraig Ahearne, Adam Crawford, Shane Roche, Padraig Roche, Billy Hynes, John Paul Lucey, Stephen Lucey, Edward Lonergan, Edward Hynes, Cathal Herlihy, Shane Harnedy, Kieran Crawford, Kelvyn O’ Farrell, Tom Roche, Eoin Roche, Jason Ahearne. ( Photo shows Kieran Ahearne presenting the Deag Ahearne Cup to Shamrocks captain Padraig Ahearne).