Club Notes: 10th June 2018

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

Club Lotto.
Lotto numbers drawn on Saturday 2nd June, 7-10-24-27, no winner.€20 winners were Mary Stakem, Ann Flanagan, Liam Casey, Noel Tobin, and Sandy & Ellen McGrath. Numbers drawn on Saturday 9th June, 11-16-24-28, and no winner. €20 winners were Linda Ahearne, Darrach & Emma O Donovan, Kevin Crawford, Joe Leahy, George Mills. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,550.

JHC, Shamrocks 3-12, Kilgobnet 3-16, Shamrocks 3-16, Modeligo 3-8.
Our Junior hurlers had two championship matches over the last two weekends, and we lost the first one to Kilgobinet by four points, and won the second one last Saturday night against Modeligo in Lismore by eight points. So after six rounds we have 3 won, and 3 lost. I feel if we had our full panel to play with, we could give this championship a good lash, but we have been missing players every game, so it’s been a bit of a struggle at times. However it’s been a good learning experience for a lot of the younger players who have been going very well. Keep it going lads.

Baby Boom.
Congratulations to two players on the recent arrivals of their first offspring, to Brian and Emma Harnedy on the birth of a baby boy, and to Keegan O’ Farrell and Christine on the arrival of a baby girl. Congrats to you both!

Deise Draw.
Congrats also to Conner Goulding who won €200 in the first Deise Draw of this year. Doubled your investment in the first draw eh Conner? Well done.

Eily O’ Neill RIP.
Shamrocks CLG would like to sympathise with the family and friends of Eily O’ Neill, Carrigeen, Glendine, who passed away recently in her 91st year. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Waterford out of Hurling Championship.
I think if you were to draw out a blueprint for a disastrous year, Waterford got it this year. Last year’s All Ireland finalists had no home matches, no game on the first weekend, which meant they would play their first match cold against Clare who had a game under their belts, four matches in a row, ( Tipp were the other county with that unlucky draw also, and see where they finished..), an awful run of injuries and missing players, and of course, the ultimate disgrace, the ‘ghost’ goal that wasn’t against Tipp which was so unfair and cost them a victory they thoroughly deserved. I think that if the GAA continue with this format next year, they will have to address the issue with teams playing four weeks in a row. These are amateur players after all. They can surely make sure that every team gets one week’s rest during that time. 2018 will be remembered as a year best forgotten for the Deise, and I can’t help thinking that our lax attitude to the National League at the start of the year led to a massive drop in confidence among the players which had a knock on effect going into the Championship. Perhaps a change of management is needed, and I think that will probably happen.

Deise Footballers beat Wexford.
Well done to the much-maligned Waterford footballers who defied the odds and beat Wexford away last Saturday. Don’t forget they almost knocked Cork out in Dungarvan last year, so well done to them. They’ll probably draw Mayo or someone like them next…..

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