Shamrock Gaels GAA Club notes

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It was a magnificent week for Ladies' football in the club with three county titles won within seven days at U12 A Cup, U14 A2 Cup and U16 B Cup winners. Well done to all the players and management and the wins are testament to the good work being done at all levels of the Ladies game within the club. 

The U16 girls had a great win over Coolera/Strandhill in a very exciting and entertaining game last Tuesday in Scarden. The sides were level at half-time with Gaels a point down at the second half water break but a strong finish saw the Gaels run out winners on a score line of 5-10 to 4-10. The team was: Hannah Hargadon, Clodagh Costello, Hannah Sheridan, Cloda Conlon, Sophie Swann, Ciara Gilligan, Chloe McCann, Lara Swann (0-2), Sarah McKeon, Meabh Callaghan (0-1), Nola Eivers (1-2), Amy Malone (1-1), Emma Rainey (0-2), Hannah Willis (1-2), Beth Candon (2-0) Subs: Leanne Galvin, Anna Bagnall,  Louise Robertson, Sarah Carroll, Katie Brehony and Lynn Barlow. Thanks to coaches Naomh Quinn, Mairéad Tuohy and Enda Candon for their work with the girls this year.

Next up were the U14 girls who claimed the A2 Cup title in Ballisodare on Saturday against St Mary's. The teams had already met at group stages where St Mary's came out on top, but the girls started strong and were leading by four at half time. The Gaels continued to dominate the play in the second half and showed great teamwork and skill to run out winners on a score line of 4-6 to 1-5. The team was: Hannah Hargadon, Amy Brehony, Sophie Rose Henry, Maya Wojechowksa, Aoibhinn Conlon, Marissa Hamilton, Ciara Gilligan, Leanne Galvin (0-1), Isobel Foley, Orlaith Scanlon (2-5), Amy Bagnall (1-0), Hannah Rainey, Hayley Mullaney (1-0), Ava Kennedy Subs: Clodagh Hannon, Meabh Harte, Clara McGovern, Aoibheann Cassidy, Kaitlyn Costello, Evanna Durkin, Isobel Clancy. Thanks to coaches Catherine Tuohy, Majella Muldowney, Siobhan Brennan and Cara Tighe for all their time and work with the girls this year.

It was an extremely disappointing weekend for the Senior men with both teams making their exits from their respective championships. First up were the Senior team who lost by the narrowest of margins to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point. Despite being in a good position going into the final quarter with the match all square we lost out in the end on a score line of 1-9 to 0-13. The team was: Daniel Lyons, Ben Tuohy, Evan Lyons, Shane Barry, Karl McKenna, Paul Higgins (C), Ciaran O'Connor, Dillon McDermott, James Carroll, Sean Carroll, David Quinn, Shane Deignan, Darragh Hailstones (1-0), Dylan Willis, Lee Deignan. Subs: Andy Flynn for S Barry, Luke Flynn for D Hailstones. Daire Kearns for C O'Connor and Johnny Quinn for K McKenna.  Thanks to team manager Glen McDermott and his team of Frankie King, Stephen Sheerin, Joe Quinn and Hilary Lyons for their work with the team this year. 

The Junior team lost 2-13 to 0-10 to St Marys in the playoff for a place in the semi-final on Sunday. The team was: John Craig, Shane McCann, Eoin O’Connell, Liam Tuohy, Conor Kearns, Gavin McMorrow, Conor Merrick, David Barlow, Patrick Kenny, Jason Kilkenny (0-2f), Keith McMorrow, Mark Kearns (0-1), Steven Willis (0-4f), Patrick O’Grady, Micheal Kilkenny (0-2), Subs: Michael Barry (0-1) for P Kenny, Willie Joe McHale for M Kilkenny (inj), Patrick Barrett for S McCann. Thanks to manager Shane Quigley and his team of Johnny Kenny, Kieran Hughes and Eugene Carroll for their work with both Junior teams during the year.   

The Senior ladies lost 2-7 to 2-11 to St Michaels in round 4 of the Championship. The team was: Mairead Tuohy, Catherine Tuohy, Naomh Quinn, Lisa Callaghan, Louise Merrick, Ellie McDermott, Ruby Clark, Aoife Morrisroe, Jade Lyons, Rachel Boyd, Aine O'Connell, Aoife O'Connor, Roisin Kearns, Jane Benson, Erin Mullaney. Subs used: Hannah Willis, Lara Swann (0-1), Meabh Callaghan, Aisling Boyd. They now take on St Farnan's in the relegation play off on Sunday 10th October. 

The U17 boys lost 3-5 to 1-12 at home to Coolera/Strandhill last Thursday. The team was: Jack Duignan, Daniel King, Oisin Conlon, Jamie Parke, Jack Tuohy, Conor Sheridan, Troy Gilgarro, Dylan McKenna, George Barlow, Ciaran Kenny, Conor Mc Morrow (2-2), Andrew Barlow, Daniel O'Hara, Brian Dwyer, James Foley (1-3) Subs used: PJ Scanlon, Callum Kennedy, Adam O'Carroll, Sean Kelly. The team also played Drumcliffe/Rosses Point at home on Sunday winning 1-10 to 0-10. The scorers were: Ciaran Kenny (1-0), Conor Mc Morrow (0-8), James Foley (0-2).  They now play Coolera/Strandhill in the semi-final on Friday at home at 6.00PM.

Well done to the U11 girls who played their final game of year against Eastern Harps. This was a great game and a lovely way for the girls to finish the year. Thanks to Fiona Lyons, Gus Chapman and Jessica Sweeney who trained the girls this year. It was great to see so many girls playing at this level with us being able to field both an U12 and U11 team.

Last Wednesday the U9 boys played St John's in the urban league with two great games of football in very wet conditions. They play their final game this Wednesday away to Calry/St Josephs at 6.30PM.

The club were saddened to learn of the passing of two GAA stalwarts last week, Mickie Kilcoyne, Tubbercurry and Cathy Egan, Aclare. We wish to express our sympathy to the Kilcoyne family, relatives and friends and the Tubbercurry GAA club on the passing of Mickie and we also express our sympathy with the Egan family, relatives and friends and the Tourlestrane GAA Club on the passing of Cathy. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.