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Na Seamróga Abú!!!

Shanbally school pupils and staff are delighted to congratulate Shamrocks on their great victories over the past few days. It has been a memorable time for both players and supporters.

Shamrocks have qualified for their first adult county final since 1931 after this fully deserved 7 point win over Cloyne in Carrigtwohill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, October 9th.

The Minors added to Saturday’s  heroics with the League Football title in Shanbally on Sunday afternoon. They beat Tracton  by 2-9 to 0-11 .

Well done to all involved, the players, management and the supporters. We look forwards to the 23rd October and meanwhile, in school, we’ll be kept busy putting up the green and white flags and bunting!!


Na Seamróga Abú!!

See reports on Shamrocks GAA website and Facebook

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Minor Champions


The next generation of footballers in the club, the u10’s, with several of our pupils among those who took part,  travelled to Kilbrittain on Saturday, Oct. 8th,  to take part in a blitz style tournament against the home side, Sliabh Rua & Courcey Rovers. They won one, lost one but displayed all the talents required to bring them far in their Shamrocks careers. Well done to all the players and to coaches, Shane, Seamus, Socket and Cormac.



South East Junior A Football Champions. September 18th

After a thrilling game against Ballinhassig, in Belgooly, on Saturday night, 17th September, Shamrocks became South East Junior A Football Champions for 2016. Several pupils travelled out to Belgooly with families and friends, to witness the Junior Football Final victory.  It was 22 years away back in 1994 since we last won the S.E. Junior A Football Championship, so there were scenes of great joy when captain, Barry Mulqueen, lifted the cup. We are very proud that twelve of the panel, below, are past-pupils of Shanbally NS, and we look forward to welcoming the team when they visit us with the cup. Well done lads!!


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Panel – Fergus O’Neill, Michael Prout, Stephen Hurley, Cathal Kidney, Jason Browne, Chris O’Neill, Mark Hitchmough, Barry Mulqueen, Mark Jordan, Joseph Shanahan, Alan McCarthy, David Andrews, Cannice Caffrey, Philip Brady, Darragh O’Sulluivan, David Hayes, Jonathan Tuohy, Stephen O’Neill, Robbie Harrington, Senan Andrews, Roy Twomey, Jack Wilson, Brian Sweeney, Criostóir Corkery, Seanán Collins, Darragh Scriven, Seán Kidney, Dave O’Neill.


Ladies under-11 : Mid-Cork Final

Saturday night’s celebrations were still in full swing, when the Shamrock Ladies carved their own piece of history. The Ladies under-11 side were competing in the Mid-Cork Final against Grenagh. This was a close and thrilling game and it took a huge effort in the final quarter to take the title. Shamrocks won 3-6 to 2-4 and in doing so brought the Club its very first Ladies Football honour. Captain Chloe McGrath, presently in 5th Class,  accepted the trophy on behalf of the team. Seventeen of our pupils are members of this victorious team. They visited all the classrooms at school on Monday, 19 September, and they were warmly congratulated by everyone.

Congratulations to the girls and the team mentors.

Pictured, below, are the two captains, Barry and Chloe, proudly holding the silverware which was earned by the Junior Footballers and the Girls’ u-11 team.

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