Club Notes: 5th August 2019

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

Club Lotto.
Last Monday week’s (July 29th) results, numbers drawn were 9-17-20-27, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Ann Tobin, Dan & Trish  C/O Liam Casey, Paddy Geary, Margaret Nugent, and John & Maura Lyons. This week’s draw took place on Tuesday night, so I won’t have the result until next week, but the jackpot was €2,250. 
JHC, Shamrocks 0-14, Cappoquin 0-15.
Played in ideal conditions last Friday evening in sun-kissed Cappoquin, our depleted junior hurling team bowed out of the Junior championship when they were defeated narrowly by one point in the quarter final having never been behind up until the last few minutes of this gripping match. We started well with Jamie Murphy in excellent scoring form, and two points from play and one from a free gave us an early lead. Cappoquin came more into the game, but Jamie continued to score from play and frees to leave us 9 points to 7 ahead at half time. Mikey O’ Neill, who had a storming game all through, was our only other player to score in the half with a great point from midfield. Although Cappoquin got the first score of the second half, two points from Jamie, and one from John O’ Donovan who made a very welcome return to hurling after a serious knee injury saw our lead increase to four points. Gradually though, Cappoquin fought back and a great point from Keegan O’ Farrell and that man Jamie again could not stem the tide, and the last two scores came from the Cornerstone men to just catch us at the death. No complaints, they finished stronger, but what an effort from the lads to not only field a team despite losing so many, but also for putting in a great display. Well done to all, ye gave it all for the jersey. Panel; Richie Murphy, Martin Delaney, Liam Dalton, Seamus Tobin, Eoin Roche, John O’ Donovan, Seanie Murphy, Alan Kelly, Mikey O’ Neill, Sean Casey, Jamie Murphy, Keegan O’ Farrell, Conner Goulding, Sean O’ Neill, Tim Lenehan, John A. Kelly.
Cúl Camp.
This year’s Cúl Camp for Cois Bhride took place last week in Knockanore, and there were around 140 children taking part, making it one of the biggest ever held. We would like to compliment all the coaches who took part under the watchful eye of Lorraine Bray, they did an excellent job, and had the pitch and surrounds in immaculate condition afterwards, no mean feat. Great week, well done to all
World Games.
And while we’re dishing out the accolades, a big well done to Niamh Murphy, Chairperson of the Shamrocks Ladies Football Club for organising a great show that was put on for the French National Ladies Gaelic Football team in the KGK Hall in Knockanore last Tuesday night, as part of the World Games held in Waterford. The French team were overwhelmed by the welcome they received, and the sizeable crowd enjoyed the entertainment that was on show. Well done to all involved.
Deise looking for new Bainisteoir.
Yes, after only 12 months, Waterford manager Pauric Fanning has departed amid rumours of player unrest. It’s hard to know who can bring Waterford back to the top table again, but we have certainly lost a lot of confidence in the last two years. Henry? Dalo? Davie? DJ? or one of our own, who knows. Whoever it will be, he’d want a bit more time than poor Pauric got….

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