Club Notes: 15th July 2019

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

Club Lotto.
Last Saturday’s winning Lotto numbers were 2-3-8-20, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Michael Morrissey, Carmel Baldwin, Jason Coady, Michael O’ Keeffe, and Liam Casey. Next week’s jackpot will be €1950. 
JFC, Shamrocks 0-10, Old Parish 3-6.
While we were short a number of first team regulars for this 5th round football tie against Old Parish in Ardmore last Saturday evening, our lads gave a great account of themselves, and could have even won but the concession of 3 goals proved our undoing. We dominated the early exchanges with early points from Liam Motherway and Adam Crawford, before Old Parish scored 1-1 in the space of five minutes. Paidi Ahearne pointed again, and again Old Parish struck for another goal and point slightly against the run of play. We finished out the half well with four points from Adam, Jason Ahearne, Chris Murphy and Billy Hynes to leave just a point  in it at the break. The second half saw Old Parish come more into the game, and outscored us by 1-4 to 3 points, with two of our points coming from Adam, who had a great game. Considering the players who were absent, this was a great effort from the lads, and I’m quite confident that when we get all our players back we will have a say in this championship yet. Panel; Richie Murphy, Seanie Murphy, Tommy O’ Donovan, Brian Harnedy, Jason Ahearne, Paidi Ahearne, Adam Crawford, Billy Hynes, Ivan O’ Neill, Chris Murphy, Kieran Crawford, Liam Motherway, Michael Lucey, Shane Harnedy, Alan Kelly, John O’ Donovan, Liam Dalton, Paidi Tobin, Tim Lenehan.
Junior Hurling. 
Our 4th round match in the Junior Hurling Championship against Abbeyside takes place this Saturday 20th July in Knockanore with a 7pm throw in. Come along and give them a bit of support.
Good man Frank!
Congratulations to Shamrocks stalwart and committee member Frank Corcoran who, not for the first time, won the Captain’s Prize in Lismore Golf Club last Sunday at the tender age of 85. Congratulations Frankie, from all at the club.
They haven’t gone away….
Cork’s recent record in knockout games in Croke Park hasn’t been very impressive, but most pundits predicted that they would have too much firepower last Sunday  for a Kilkenny team who are clearly not the force they were, and indeed that seemed to be the case in the first half when Cork were causing all kinds of trouble for the Cat’s defence, but a two point lead was scant reward for their dominance at the break. But the Cats drew on all their renowned fighting spirit to outscore and outwit Cork who once again came up short. Though Patrick Horgan was the outstanding player of the match, only Alan Cadogan shone for the much vaunted Cork attack, while Kilkenny just kept slotting over the points to advance to the semi final.  

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