Mitchelstown 0-03 Shanballymore 4-14
On Sunday morning our Footballers travelled the short distance to play Mitchelstown in our first game of 2019.

This fixture has proved tricky for us in recent years with Mitchelstown getting the better of us several times in recent years.

Fortunately for Shanballymore, this one turned out differently with the scoreline firmly in our favour. Shanballymore pressed hard in the opening quarter to open up a five points to one lead. Our midfield, in particular, were very strong, with Eoin and Robert McHugh linking well with both wing backs and wing forwards.

A successful first half saw all six forwards get on the scoresheet, with Eoin O’Regan accurate on free taking duties added to by some excellent points from play for Vincie Burke and Darragh Palmer

Our backs were solid as a rock also, with Darren Roche making some great bursts out of defence. The gap at half time could have been even greater, but for a few close wides as we struggled to find our shooting boots form tighter angles.

Half time saw us go in with a 0-11 to 0-1 advantage.


The second half saw Mitchelstown return to the field with a full complement and the home side began to compete very well for the ball until two sudden breakaways saw Shanballymore bounce for a pair of well-taken goals.

Excellent running and link play from our midfielders get the ball to the feet of Darragh Palmer, allowed him to blast home the opening goal. Alan Sheedy then showed great composure to fire home a rapid second.

Another good point from Vincie Burke interrupted our goal scoring run before Eoin McHugh netted a third goal. A chance for redemption came for Mitchelstown midway through the 2nd half when they were awarded a penalty for holding in the box.

Luck was firmly against them though, and the shot went wide. They did get the next two scores however, thanks to some great counter-attacking play. The game ended with a fourth goal for SBM by substitute Jimmy Burke after some good work from Eoin McHugh and Shaun Cronin.

Team and Scorers: S Donegan, J Sheedy, B Sheedy, D Roche, C O’Reilly (0-1), S Lynch, R Hallihan, E McHugh (1-1), R McHugh, V Burke (0-2), B O’Reilly (0-1), D Palmer (1-1), A Sheedy (1-3), M Burke (0-1), E O’Regan (0-2, 1 free).

SUBS: K Barry (0-2) for V Burke, N Barry for E O’Regan, S Cronin for A Sheedy, J Burke (1-0) for B O’Reilly, B Hayes for C O’Reilly, J Hayes for D Roche.

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The 2018 AGM of Shanballymore GAA took place on Friday November 30 in Shanballymore Community Centre.

The meeting was well attended and it heard and saw a comprehensive report on the year’s activities. Chairman Kenneth Barry welcomed the members and got proceedings underway with a detailed chairman’s report.

Our Secretary Noreen Burke produced a thorough account of all the happenings in our club during the past year both on and off the field. The highlight of this was our first appearance in the North Cork Junior A Hurling Championship Final since 1997.

After a defeat to Ballygiblin in the final we advanced to the County Championship with a victory over Valley Roves and eventually losing out to County and Munster Champions Cloughduv in the last eight. Even with no silverware on the table this was huge progress for this bunch of players and with momentum high the future is bright.


Mary O’Regan Club Treasurer went through a report of the income and expenditures of the club, and highlighted the many vital sources of fundraising income essential to run the club yearly and thanked all for their support during the year.

The agenda proceeded to elect the club officers for 2019, our president Ted Fouhy took the chair for the election, the following are the officers representing our club in 2019:

President: Ted Fouhy.
Vice Presidents: Bro John Burke, Sean Hannon, Michael O’Donovan, Fr Pat Ryall, Michael Burke, Pat Walsh, Jerry Sheedy, Davy Sheedy, Bobby Sheedy, Tom Palmer, Jimmy Ryan, Dan Roche & John Murphy.

Chairman: Eddie Fitzgerald
Vice Chairman: John Murphy

Secretary: Noreen Burke.
Vice Secretary: Brian O’Regan.

Treasurer: Mary O’Regan
Vice Treasurer: Maurice Hayes

PRO: Jonathon Lenihan
Assistant PRO: Shaun Cronin

North Cork Board Reps: Richard Burke & Dan Roche

Irish & Cultural Officer: Paudie Fitzgerald

Club Register: Maria Burke

Football Chairman: Neilus O’Reilly
Football Vice Chairman: Davie Sheedy
Football Secretary: Eddie Roche


Best of luck to all officers and managers for the coming year. We wish you all every success in 2019.

The new officers took their position at the top table and as there were no motions, we moved to any other business. The meeting was informed of our intention to complete the purchase of additional field space in the coming months and there was a brief discussion on the football set up for 2019.

Eamonn Fitzgerald was elected as hurling manager for 2019 and Dave Twomey was elected football manager. The newly elected chairman Eddie Fitzgerald then closed the meeting and kindly thanked everyone for attending.

The club offers their condolences to anyone in the club that lost loved ones during the year especially the McGuickin family on the sudden death of our good friend and secretary of our juvenile club Tony a great supporter of Shanballymore GAA.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

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Juvenile Club Silver Standard Benchmarking

Shanballymore GAA would like to congratulate our juvenile club on reaching the Silver Standard of benchmarking with Rebel Óg. This is a great achievement for a small club that only exists in its own right for a few years. Thanks to Louise Twomey, Colman O’Reilly, Alan Sheedy and all officers past & present who worked to achieve this standard.

St Dominics GAA Social

Congratulations to St Dominics GAA, which represents the Shanballymore and Glanworth GAA clubs from u14 up to u21 level on their very successful social last Friday night. This social was to celebrate various successes during 2018, especially for the u14 team who had a great run in both codes.

Glanworth Ladies Football also had their social in conjunction with this event and congratulations to the girls on their victories last year also.


Shanballymore GAA would like to extend their condolences to the family of Con O’Donovan, Churchtown who passed away during the week. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam


Sunday 17th Feb Division 2 Football League vs Clyda Rovers in Mourneabbey at 11am.

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Shanballymore got off to a winning start to this year’s 2018 Avondhu Div2 Football league with a good performance and a good win over Kilshanning on last Sunday afternoon. The Game was played in Shanballymore with the pitch in perfect condition and overhead conditions Chilly. With a number of our regular starters injured or away it showed a good strength in the squad to record this good victory over a nimble Kilshannig outfit

Dave Twomey who was elected Team Manager at our recent AGM introduced the rest of his Management team before the match. All in the dressing room were delighted with his backroom team of John Walsh, Pat Flynn and Brendan Morrissey who bring great experience, knowledge of the game and a great passion for success for Shanballymore football to the fold. Onwards and upwards.

Very disappointing on last Sunday morning that the allocated Referee failed to turn up and with the clock ticking towards 30 minutes past throw in time and no sign of an appearance it was agreed for Injured Shanballymore Player Eoin McHugh to take the Whistle. Both Clubs agreed after the game that Eoin did an excellent job giving an exhibition of how a game should be marshalled ensuring the game flowed freely and at the same time catching any frees that should be caught for both sides.

From the off Shanballymore were on the attack with Stephen Donegan steady as always in the goals and defending tightly outside him with Padraig Fitzgerald, Barry Sheedy & Richard Burke Teak tough in the full back line working very well with the Speedy half Back Line of Richard Hallinan, Colman O’Reilly and Darragh Palmer to get the ball Quickly up the field. However, in the early phases scores were slow to come and the winter rustiness was still to be shaken off. The pressure was kept on all over the field with Sean Lynch and Rob McHugh getting onto a lot of ball and pushing forward the scores started to come. Eoin O’Regan opened our account with a nicely taken score followed Quickly with 3 from Winston, one from Alan Sheedy and one from Vincent Burke. Shanballymore were now going very well racing into a 6 point to no score Lead and were conceding nothing. At the halfway point of the first half Kilshannig got their First score and were to add just one more before Half Time. Shanballymore registered 4 more before the half time whistle With Shaun Cronin working the ball well in the half forward and Darragh getting in for 2 points, 1 from Haulie Burke and Winston again getting in on the action. With Half Time approaching Shanballymore were pushing on hard and were rewarded with a great goal dipping into the top corner off the evergreen boot of Winston Barry. At the half Time Whistle Shanballymore had a built up a strong lead of 1-10 to 0-2.

However, turning in to the wind it proved this was a lead that we needed to have.

The Second half saw matters Change and Kilshannig hit a purple patch early in the half with the wind at their backs scoring 3 points and a goal without reply. The Shanballymore Backs were under a lot of pressure and dealing with a lot of play in this early part of the second half and we were finding it difficult out the field to get a hand on our own Kick Outs with Kilshannig dominating. Eventually as the half moved out we stuck to our task and managed to get a bit of momentum together and pushed on and got two points off the free running Darragh Palmer and a surging run by Colman Reilly from Centre back resulted in another well taken point from near the right-hand sideline.  Kilshannig continued to put pressure on and got the goal they were looking for following a number of attempts being blocked out by the Shanballymore full back line. Killshannig finished the half with 3 more points but Shanballymore finished well also getting two good points from Alan Sheedy and Darragh Palmer to make sure we took the points on offer on the day Closing out with a win on a Score line of 1-14 to 1-08.

Overall a good result for our first day out but plenty to work on to ensure we get a full hour’s performance in our next outing. Our 1st Half was very Good; second half was patchy but a win is a win and plenty positives to take from this game.

Shanballymore: 1) Steven Donegan, 2) Richard Burke, 3) Barry Sheedy, 4) Padraig Fitzgerald,5) Darragh Palmer (0-4), 6) Colman O’Reilly (0-1), 7) Richard Hallinan, 8) Sean Lynch, 9) Robert McHugh, 10) Eoin O’Regan (0-1), 11) Haulie Burke (0-1), 12) Shaun Cronin, 13) Alan Sheedy (0-2), 14) Vincent Burke (0-1), 15) Winston Barry (1-05)

Subs: Paul Burke for Sean Cronin, Colin Palmer for Kenneth Barry, Charlie McCarthy, Brian Sheedy, Brendan Hayes, Jimmy Burke,

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Medal Presentation & Celebration this Saturday night:

Our History making 2017 Div3 Hurling League Champions will be honoured this Saturday night when they will receive their League Medals. We are keeping our celebrations local this year and look forward to a big crowd at The Corner House Bar Shanballymore when we’ll reminisce on some of the great games from 2017 that lead to this Div 3 Success and look forward to 2018 and what may lay in store for the year ahead; This is always a great time of year for all clubs full of home and promise…. A great night is in store with DJ Mike Palmer on the decks spinning the tunes and other refreshments laid on.

First Competitive Fixtures of 2018….

Competitive action resumes this coming weekend for Shanballymore with our footballers first into the fray (Hurling Leagues planned to start in Late March). In the Avondhu Div2 Football League Shanballymore are down to Play host to Kilshannig on Sunday next February 25th at 2:30 pm in Shanballymore. The Following Sunday Shanballymore Footballers are billed to play Ballyhooly away again on the Sunday (4th Mar) at 2:30 pm.  As with all fixtures this time of year they are very dependent on Weather and Pitch playability so please before travelling to any games give a check on our facebook page where any information on Fixture Changes or updates will be posted.

Shanballymore GAA Table Quiz:

To get the year up and running the Shanballymore GAA Fundraising committee of Padraig Fitzgerald, Brian Sheedy, Barry Enright, Colman O’Reilly & Alan Sheedy organized a monster Table Quiz in the Shanballymore Community Centre. It was great to see the event supported so well with the Hall full to Capacity on the night. A great nights entertainment was had by all; Topping the charts on the night were Pat, Richard and Helen McCarthys team. Taking Silver were John and Niall Barrys team and Bronze on the night John, Teresa and Pat O’Donovan.

Win the League Win the Car Draw:

Selling is going very well for the Cavanaghs of Fermoy Win the League Win the Car Draw With Kenneth Barry and his team of organisers and Sellers putting a great effort in each night getting out selling over the last number of weeks. So Keep an eye out or make contact and make sure to get your name in the hat for a chance to win a fantastic brand new Ford Fiesta Car or one of the significant cash prizes on offer. Tickets are 20 euros for 1 or a book of 3 for 50 euro. Keep an eye out as the sellers move door to door or reach out to any member of the club executive to secure your tickets.

 Buff Egan Supporting Shanballymore…. Capiche… 

Snap Chat Sensation Buff Egan “Lashed it off the Belly” and nailed his colors to the mast supporting Shanballymore for this years Championship!!– Capiche – On his recent trips to Newbridge for Cork Vs Kildare and Pairc Ui Chaoimh for Cork Vs Killkenny he was spotted looking “Tantalizing” decked out in the Famous Black and Red headgear…….. Kenmare must be a Shanballymore Stronghold!! And you can’t teach that…..Hopefully we won’t be crying out this year “Who’s in Midfield” and we’ll see “Stallions” out there…!! By God – 2 Claps and a Ric Flair Wooo for Buff Egan and his Favourite North Cork Team!!.

Public Notice

With So many children using our Training area and GAA Pitch on a weekly basis a reminder to all patrons that bring Dogs to the GAA Fields and especially the 2 or 3 people who regularly forget to collect up after them…you need to collect up after them or else leave them at home….

Main Sponsor: Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan

Club WebSite: www.shanballymoregaa.ie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBMGAA/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbmgaa

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On Saturday evening January 13th at Shanballymore Community Centre Shanballymore GAA Club held a most successful AGM in front of the large crowd Present.  Long Serving Club Executives Noreen Burke and Mary O’Regan gave very detailed reports on their Secretary and Treasurer Briefs and outgoing Chairman Richard Burke reflected on his time in the Chair over the last decade.

Noreens report gave great detail on activities on the field of play in all competitions and events held throughout the year in the club. Noreens report card called out that in some competitions we could do better and maybe could push for more honours if we can tweak things a little on the big days but recognized one of the high points of the year was our 2nd Hurling team winning the Avondhu Div3 League. To field in this competition is a good success but to go out and win every game and lift the title against a very strong Kilshannig team in a pulsating final was a Major achievement for Shanballymore and showed that we have great strength in depth in our Hurling Panel. Noreen gave special mention to and expressed her gratitude and pride in receiving the Shanballymore GAA Hall of fame award in 2017.  A most deserved recognition of her unparalleled commitment to Shanballymore GAA.

Mary gave an in-depth overview of the Club Finances showing the cost of running a club and where members money has been used this past year. Mary drew attention to Annual Golf Classic Golf Classic and how successful it was again in 2017 in boosting the club coffers and enabling us to meet all financial commitments during the year. Mary gave an overview of where we are at with our land Purchase project which is now nearing completion. (More information will be shared directly with all subscribers in the coming weeks on the current status and close out of this project). Over the last number of years Mary has kept a very tight rein on unnecessary or discrepancy spending and this has helped greatly in the successful operation of our club.

After a decade in the Chair Sitting Chairman Richard Burke had indicated prior to this years AGM that he would not be letting his name go forward for reinstatement in 2018 due to Work travel and family commitments but would consider a lesser time-consuming role in the club Executive. He also felt that the time was right now to step aside and to introduce renewed freshness and energy and to break the link between the person and role. Looking back over the last number of years Richard reflected on many of the successes of the club on the field of play and in club developments and events and also called out the challenges ahead. Signing off he vacates the chair with the club in a healthy state, with good coaching structures, a committed and able large player base with a great togetherness between players, supporters and members and a number of development projects at the Shovel ready state that he will stay involved in with the new chairman to get over the line, much to look forward to and build on in the coming months and years ahead.

Ted Fouhy Lifetime Club President next Presided over the Election of officers for the coming season. Kenneth Barry stepped forward to assume the role of chairman for 2018. Kenneth is a great man to lead the club forward in the coming months and years. A man with a Keen interest in all things Shanballymore and a proven track record and with a great work ethic; The club is again in safe hands with Kenneth at the helm. Kenneth in recent years was club PRO, Football Manager and previously did a great job as Shanballymore Juvenile Club Chairman. Kenneth will be ably assisted by Eamonn Fitzgerald as Vice Chairman. Taking the Chair Kenneth was fulsome in his praise for the efforts and achievements of the outgoing Chairman and his words met with a loud round of applause from all present. The new Chairman has hit the ground running from Day one with great work already underway in driving the Win the League Win the Car Draw.

Alan Sheedy assistant Secretary will work closely with Noreen Burke in the year ahead on Secretarial Duties. All present were delighted that Both Noreen Burke and Mary Regan will remain in their important roles as Secretary and Treasurer in 2018 and will continue to bring the vast experience and knowledge that they have in running the club to bear. Richard Burke assumes the role of Club PRO for the coming year and Brian O’Regan will be working with him.

Tom Palmer was proposed and Seconded many times to continue on the great work that he has been doing over the last number of years as Hurling Manager and he will elect his own Management Team and also already has a very strong Coach in place for the coming year. Dave Twomey will also maintain his role as Football Manager and also will instate his own management team for the coming year. There is much to build on from 2017 and much to look forward to in both codes in 2018 and if we can unlock just that little bit more in the coming months and ensure to bring it all on the big days 2018 could be the best year yet!!!

2018 Elected Officers:

President: Ted Fouhy

Vice Presidents: Bro. John Burke, Sean Hannon, Michael O’Donovan, Fr Pat Ryall, Mickie Burke, Pat Walsh, Jerry Sheedy, Davy Sheedy, Bobby Sheedy, Tom Palmer, Jimmy Ryan, Dan Roche, John Murphy, Johnny Sexton

Club Chairman: Kenneth Barry – Assistant Chairman: Eamonn Fitzgerald

Club Secretary: Noreen Burke – Assistant Secretary: Alan Sheedy

Club Treasurer: Mary Regan – Assistant Treasurer: Maurice Hayes

PRO: Richard Burke – Assistant PRO: Brian O’Regan

Cultural Officer: Pat McCarthy

Club Registrar: Maria Burke

NCB Reps & County Board Reps: Richard Burke, Alan Sheedy

Football Chairman: John Walsh

Football Secretary: Eddie Roche

Junior A Hurling Manager (to elect own Management team): Tom Palmer,

Junior B Hurling Manager (to elect own Management team): Tom Palmer,

Junior B Football Manager (to elect own Management Team): Dave Twomey,

Win the League Win the Car Draw:

Shanballymore Sellers are out in Force currently on the Sales path moving tickets for the Cavanagh’s of Fermoy Sponsored Win the Car Draw with the first prize of a fantastic brand new Ford Fiesta Car. Tickets are 20 euros for 1 or a book of 3 for 50 euro. Keep an eye out as the sellers move door to door or reach out to any member of the club executive to secure your tickets.

Congratulations Killavullen:

Congratulations to our near neighbours Kilavullen on adding to your County Final Success with a fantastic win over Thurles Sarsfield in the Munster Junior B Hurling Final on Sunday last and every best wishes in the upcoming All Ireland Series.

Main Sponsor: Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan.

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Last Friday night Shanballymore Juvenile club held their AGM in front of a large crowd. Chairman Dave Twomey began the meeting by welcoming everybody in attendance. He outlined that this year had been another busy year for all involved in the club with a number of games and club activities taking place throughout the year. A lot of hard work has been put in behind the scenes by several people and he would like to sincerely thank them for this work, as without it the club would not run so smoothly.  We had several teams involved in various games at various venues throughout the year and all players should be proud of the effort they put in. Dave addressed the topic of our amalgamation with Glanworth under the St Dominic’s name for under 12’s, 14’s, 16’s , minors and 21’s. He outlined that it has been a great success so far with a good turnout for training and matches by players from Shanballymore. Our players should feel very proud with great reports from St Dominic’s about their commitment in making this much-needed amalgamation a success.

Dave thanked the national school, John Walsh and his staff for their entire corporation shown all year, the national school is a very important area for any juvenile club that wants to be successful and this is possibly the best place to start training the kids on a regular basis. This year the Juvenile Club paid for a qualified coach to go into the school for a period of 6 weeks to train the kids the basic skills of hurling and football, this was backed up by the fantastic work of our school link officer Kenneth Barry, this additional coaching will pay dividends in the future and is something we are committed in proceeding with again for the coming year.

Dave sent his congratulations to the adult club officers Chairman Richard Burke, Secretary Noreen Burke, Treasurer Mary O’ Regan, Team Managers, selectors and players on their fantastic success in the division 3 hurling league victory.

In Dave’s closing statement, he thanked club sponsor Dave and Mary O’Regan of Country Clean Recycling, Sheedy Quarries, Murray Coaches, Mary & Paddy Iriwn, Geoff Castles Ltd, John Looney Transport, DNR Homes for their continued support during the year and we are very fortunate and grateful for this support. He also had a special mention for his fellow club officers for all the hard work they put in this year. Special thanks to his colleagues at the top table Secretary Tony Mc Guickin and Treasurer Collette Looney, the amount of work they have put in has been fantastic and they were always a pleasure to deal with. Dave also addressed the floor that he would not be running for a third year as chairman as he was now Chairman of the St Dominics club. Dave closed by stating that it had been a pleasure serving as chairman for the last 2 years.

Tony McGuickin secretary’s report gave a detailed report of all sporting events and activities both on and off the playing field for the past year 2018. 6s, 8s & 10s had a very busy year playing numerous non- competitive challenge games and blitzes. There were good numbers at training, with 10-12 kids for each age group on most occasions. This has enabled a vast improvement from all players regarding their skill levels, tactics and teamwork especially during matches and blitzes with all players working hard for each other and the team. Teams attended Monster Blitzes organised by Rebel Og in Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Charleville, Kildorrery, Mallow and other venues in the North Cork region. Showing great potential for the future on each occasion. The under 8’s had the great opportunity of playing their final blitz of the season in the newly opened Pairc Ui Chaoimh and gave a great account of themselves against strong teams from the city. Our under 10’s were also involved in their own mini league during the summer months, this involved them playing longer and more competitive matches with different teams from around the North Cork area with some thrilling matches being played. In October they also had the opportunity of competing in a Munster wide hurling blitz held at Dr. Morris Park in Thurles. This was a great day which all the kids enjoyed winning 2 out of the three matches they competed in against teams from Clare, Limerick and Waterford. I would like to thank Murray Coaches and Sheedy Quarries for their sponsorship of this trip. The under 10’s did us proud again in November beating a strong and determined Doneraile team to capture the Michael Davern Senior Memorial Shield from our near neighbours. We would like to thank the Doneraile Club and the Davern family in particular for their hospitality on the day.
Collette gave a detailed treasures report to those in attendance.

Next on the agenda was the election of officers for 2017. The following people were proposed on the night. Chairman: Colman O Reilly, Vice Chairman: Jimmy Burke, Secretary: Tony Mc Guickin, Assistant Secretary: Jessica Barrett, Treasurer: Louise Twomey, Assistant Treasurer: Karen Mc Guickin, P.R.O.: Louise Twomey, Register: Tony Mc Guickin, Garda Vetting Officer: Tony Mc Guickin, School Link Officer: Kenneth Barry.

Election of managers and trainers for various teams this will be present on our club website and facebook page in the coming weeks.
Shanballymore Juvenile club would like to show our appreciation towards Dave Twomey and Collette Looney for their dedication and commitment to the cause over the last number of years in getting Shanballymore GAA club up to the very healthy position that it is currently in. We wish Dave and Collette all the best on their future endeavours.

SOCIAL: – This Saturday 20th of January (5:00pm TO 7:00pm) Community Hall Shanballymore. This is a chance for the club to show their recognition, support and to give the kids a chance to celebrate their effort and hard work at training and matches throughout the year. There will be entertainment and other surprises on the night.

TRAINING: Indoor training – starting Monday the 5th of February for 8 weeks. (6:30PM To 7:30PM) Mallow GAA Complex for all ages
IMPORTANT NOTICE: 2018 Registration and Membership will take place on the 20th of January at the Social. For those unable to attend registration needs to completed before indoor training commences for your child to be covered by insurance. Existing and new members welcome for the year ahead. Shanballymore Juvenile club will also be taking members and registration forms for any Shanballymore player playing with St Dominics.

Finally Shanballymore Juvenile club would like to wish the Committee, Managers, Trainers and Players all the best for the year ahead.
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Michael Davern Snr Memorial Shield


Last Saturday our under 10 hurlers made the short journey to Doneraile for the final game of the year when we were invited to take part in the Michael Davern Snr Memorial Shield. The game was played in sunny dry conditions which led to some fine hurling from both sides which really entertained the big crowd that was present. Doneraile started the game 100 miles an hour when from the throw in they were right in on our goals, for the next few minutes we found it hard to clear our lines. Then our boys and girl settled into the game and enjoyed our own bit of dominance. However, in the run up the short whistle Doneraile rallied again and got some fine scores to leave the minimum between the teams at half time. After the break, our players showed all the hard work they have put in throughout the year since our first training in January, when they put on the best half hours hurling all year. They displayed some brilliant skill, scoring ability, work rate and team work to win this match against a strong Doneraile team. It was a wonderful way to finish the year for this group of players who have shown some tremendous commitment this season.

In goals Lorcan was as solid as ever and has continued to grow as keeper over the last few months. In front of Lorcan was Aine, Daniel and Peter. Ever reliable Aine was again a rock at the back with nothing getting past her, Peter controlled the full back position with plenty of long deliveries out of the back line. Daniel who is one of our most improved players this year again showed the hard work he is putting in both on and off the training field by putting in another top-notch display. In midfield Michael, as ever was up and down the field helping both his backs and forwards, beside him was Cian who got threw a mountain of work and was always on hand to gather up the breaking ball. Our captain on the day Jack Twomey led by example in the middle of the park with some outstanding hurling and fine scores. Up front is where we had the best performances. Nathan led the line by example scoring some brilliant frees and some from play. Will, when introduced set up numerous scores. However best on the day were our two small nippy corner forwards who saved their best performance for the last game of season. Niall Murray was a torn in the Doneraile side throughout and scored three brilliant goals, in the other corner was our scorer in chief for the day Luke Twomey who bagged himself four wonderful goals that rattled the net and left the keeper with no chance.

Panel: Lorcan Murray, Daniel McGuickin, Peter O Keffee, Aine Burke, Cian Looney, Jack Twomey, Michael Hanley Casey, Luke Twomey, Nathan Murray, Will Ladd Finn & Niall Murray.

After the game Michael Davern gave a brief speech on Michael Davern senior and what the GAA meant to him, Michael continued to thank both teams for putting on a fine display of skills. Then the Davern family kindly presented our players with the winning medals and Jack Twomey with the Michael Davern Snr Memorial Shield.

Thanks to Doneraile GAA and the Davern family for a fine sporting occasion for the under 10s and the hospitality shown after the game with teas and coffees and fine spread of food.

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Shanballymore Juvenile Report 24/10/2017


2017 comes to an end with a trip to Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Dr. Morris Park Thurlas.

Under 8:

Our Under 8’s made the journey to the newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday the 14th of October to compete in their last blitz of the year.

In the first game we played Kiltha Og, This was a really enjoyable game with Caoimhe, Sean, Rory and Niall showing some great skill and scoring ability. In the second game, we played St Finbarrs. Indya, Daniel, Luke and Kash played really well throughout the game. In the third and final match, we played Mayfield. Jamie, Cian, Will and Eoin really showed their array of skills, with some fine passing and scoring. All these games were played to the highest of standard at this age level. The kids put on a great show for all the parents and supports at the game. A great day was had by all players and supports.

Panel: Will Ladd Finn, Rory and Niall Murray, Sean Barry, Cian Sheedy, Daniel Sheedy Eoin Sheedy, Luke Burke, Caoimhe Looney, Indya and Kash Swarc and Jamie Burke.

A special thanks to Stephen Donegan, Louise Twomey and Alan Sheedy for their time and effort throughout the year.

Under 10:

Also on  Saturday the 14th our under 10’s got a bus to Dr. Morris Park Thurlas to compete in Munster Go games hurling Blitzes. This was a very well run competition and was great to be part of. Our players thoroughly enjoyed this experience of playing teams outside of North Cork. On the day we played Pallasgreen, Cappoquin and Banner GAA club from Ennis. Playing these teams was another step up but a challenge our players rose to as they won two out of the three games played. Both Lorcan and Peter who both played in goals at various times pulled of some brilliant saves and their pucks found their team mates every time. Outside them, Daniel was again very solid and is getting better with every game. Aine was again ever reliable and cleared her lines time and time again. Rory who was playing very well at the time, got a nasty injury and couldnt play for the rest of the day. Cian midfield worked his socks of for the three game and his partner Jack kept the scoreboard ticking over. Luke like his brother also got on the score board. Gavin was again in fine form in front of goals, Nathan like Cian worked his socks off and also got on the score board. Adam was out in front for very ball and never gave his marker a chance.

A special thanks to Mick Sheedy of Sheedy Quarries and Plant Hire & George Murray of North Cork Coaches who kindly helped sponsor and provided the bus for a trip to Thurlas. Thanks to all that traveled and helped to make this trip a memorable one. Thanks to all the players who gave us some great entertainment during the 3 games played.

Panel: Jack and Luke Twomey, Rory Dempsey, Cian Looney, Lorcan Murray, Aine Burke, Peter O’Keeffe, Nathan Murray, Daniel McGuickin, Gavin Barrett & Adam O Brien.

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Shanballymore Juvenile Report 04/10/2017

Under 10

With the nights closing in fast so too is the end of 2017 GAA season. And so with this it was the finals weekend for our under 10 footballers. Going on our previous positive results and winning run we were grouped with some very good footballing clubs which included the host Canovee, Banter and Aghabullogue.

Our first game was against a very good Aghabullogue team who started the game better with the first four scores of the game. Credit to our players who responded with the next four scores to leave it level at half time. Aghabullogue to their credit came out very strong after half time and really put it up to our players. However, with a bit more luck in front of goals we could have been much closer on the scoreboard. Whatever luck we were missing in the first game we had it in the second game against host club Canovee. Like the first game our players played well and had some brilliant team scores. Every time Canvoee got a score our boys and girls worked the ball up field to answer on the scoreboard. In the second half, we took over as our hand-passing and kick passing really shone through. In the third and final game against a strong Banter side this match was the most entertaining and nail biting performance of the day. In the first half Banter got some brilliant individual and team scores leaving an uphill battle for our boys and girls in the second half. Knowing that this was going to be last time they played under 10 for Shanballymore our players responded to this challenge with probably our best half of football all year. Every single player tried their heart out and helped each other at every opportunity. With the last kick of the game we pointed a great team score, leaving us winning two out of the three games played in this very strong group. Thanks to Canvoee, Aghabullogue and Banter for the sporting games.

On the day, Jack Twomey and Lorcan Murray pulled of some brilliant saves, in front of them Peter O Keeffe and Daniel McGuckian were solid as a rock through-out the three games. Aine Burke was again at her best never giving our maker a inch. Cian Looney who is getting better with every game he plays was once again on top around the middle of the park. Dean Fitzharris who undoubtedly had his best outing in an Shanballymore jersey was up and down the field all day. Micheal Hanley Casey who suffered a serious injury earlier in the season is back to where he had been before the injury. Nathan Murray at every opportunity ran at the various defenses drawing numerous frees and creating scoring opportunities for other team members. Luke Twomey first year under 10 is also growing with each game and next year will be stronger again. Morgan who with a bit more luck could have added to our scoring tally. Niall Murray was again his lively self, turning on a 6 pence whenever he got the ball. Will Ladd Finn when introduced carried on the fine form of those he replaced.

That wraps up the football for the year. We have our hurling finals weekend coming up on the 14th of October.

Under 6’s and under 8’s

Under 6
After going to Castletownroche the previous week it was our turn to hold a mini blitz last Friday night. On the night, we fielded two teams our Shanballymore cubs (under 6’s) and our under 8’s. The blitz consisted of both teams playing three games each against Ballyhooley, Kildorrery and Glanworth. These were all great games to watch with all kids getting game time. During the course of the three games different players showed some brilliant skills that they have been learning on the training ground. The kids put on a great show for all the parents and supporters at the game

A sincere thanks to all teams that travelled to make this an enjoyable event.

Well done to St Dominic’s under 14 footballers who are into the championship final. Final due to be played this coming Saturday. Best of luck to all involved.

Fixtures: Under 6 and 8 Blitz in Mallow this Saturday the 7th @ 10:00

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