Club Notes: 18th March 2019

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

Club Lotto.
Lotto draw Saturday 9th March, numbers drawn were 1-2-5-10, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Anne Daly, Loucernagh Heffernan, Linda Hegarty, Gerard Heffernan, Ann O’ Keeffe, Listowel. Lotto draw Saturday 16th March, numbers drawn were 2-10-12-27, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Jason Coady, Meadhbh Ormonde, Liam Casey, Bernard Flynn, and Patrick & Paula McGrath. Next week’s Jackpot will be €11,350.

Deag Ahearne Cup.
The Deag Ahearne Cup is a trophy the Shamrocks play for around the start of the year, and this year we took on local Intermediate Hurling rivals Cappoquin for the Cup in Knockanore last Saturday 16th March. Despite some early rain, the day turned out reasonable enough, and the game itself was a close one all the ways through, with Cappoquin emerging winners by a point. The Ahearne family presented the cup to the winning captain after the game. We would like to thank the Cornerstone club for coming to play, and we hope they will bring the cup back next year to defend it. 

Presentation to Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal.
Following our very successful Race Night held in Knockanore recently, Shamrocks C.L.G. made a presentation of €3,000 to the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal last Wednesday night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors who sponsored an advertisement in the programme, or sponsored horses in the Auction race or contributed to the Race Night. The main sponsors were; Knockanore Cheese, Baldwin’s Ice Cream, East Cork Oil,  FBA Laboratories, Brian Murphy Plant Hire, Barry Hogan, Pat Hogan, Daly Travel, Allen Engineering & Agri Sales, ODL Homes, Tom & Katy Goulding Chartered Physiotherapists, Cllr. James Tobin, Kill Agricultural Services, Lagan Concrete, Philip Browne Agri contractors, Dick Nugent, Denn Feeds & Agri Supplies, Glanbia, T.F.C. Oil Distributers, Clancy’s Bar, Cronin’s Kitchens, D.L. Electrical, Davie Murphy plastering, Fordes Tallow, Liam Murphy Taxi Services, Keniry’s Centra, Tallow, West Waterford Agri Sales & Service, E. & K. Forbes Plant Hire, Smidi Hurleys, Broderick’s Hardware, Cal Flavin Youghal, Dolmen Sports Recovery, Hartigan’s Amber Station, The Plough Curraglass, Dungan’s Daybreak, Deise Golf World, Bridevalley Construction, Mike Goulding Construction, The Old Imperial Hotel, Youghal,  Printmaster, Morrisson Farms, Kearney’s Restaurant Tallow, Walsh’s Drapery, McGrath’s Pharmacy, Monere Development Services, Thriving Teens, Barron Agri Services, Handles & Hinges Midleton, The Shamrock Inn, Declan Doocey Farm Waste Collection, Helen’s Home Catering, Solas na Mara, Jim Power Agri Sales, AIB Lismore, Inka Print, Trackside Motors, Lawlors Hotel, Cunningham’s Hardware, McDonnell Bros, Tallow Area Credit Union, Ger Finn Gravel, The Corner House Tallow, and Sarcio Therapies. Once again thanks to everyone who gave a sponsorship.  

( Photo shows Chairman Liam Ahearne, Treasurer Eamonn Lonergan, and Race organiser Padraig Tobin presenting the Cheque to the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal, along with other members of the organising committee.)

Well Done Rachel.
We would like to congratulate Shamrocks Ladies Football player Rachel Roche on being the first club player to play for the Waterford Minor Football ladies team recently against Cork in the Championship. Although they were defeated by the Reblettes, Rachel held her own, and justified her selection. We also have Catherine Hynes and Aobhla Motherway involved with the Deise U-16 team currently, so well done to all the girls, and keep up the good work!

Deise Clobber Clare!
It has been something of a rarity in recent years to beat Clare in Hurling, so last Saturday’s 14 point hammering of the Banner was very much a tonic ahead of the League semi final next Sunday in Nowlan Park. Well done also to club man Colm Roche who got on the scoresheet, and played the full 70 minutes last Saturday. 31 points, and not a sweeper in sight!  Pauric Fanning seems to have them playing with a confidence that was very lacking last year. This semi final should give us a better picture of where they’re at, and they will certainly not underestimate Galway. ‘Hon the Deise’ 

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