Sunnyside Gardens Six-Aside Soccer

The New York Shamrocks Annual Soccer Six-Aside Tournament at Sunnyside Gardens Park will take place on Sunday August 24.

This event is the jewel in the crown for our great club and it is a true family day for all our players, members and supporters.

Besides the games themselves, there will be plenty to do for the kids with a bouncy castle, face painting and plenty of food and beverages.

The cost is $20 per player with all proceeds going to the club.

For more information contact

Sean Mc Mullan (646) 884-0362
NYShamrockSC@gmail.com

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Second Annual Shamrocks Golf Outing

Our second annual golf outing takes place at Forest Park Golf Club on Saturday September 13 with a 10am start.

This is a vital fundraiser for the Rocks and we are looking for as much support as possible.

See below for a sponsorship form – please email the club at NYShamrockSC@gmail.com for further information.

With thanks to our great sponsors the Courtyard Ale House and GTI Trucking.

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Harvey on target again as reserves humble league leaders

Huge result at home for the Rocks reserves this past weekend, clinching a vital 2-1 win over league leaders Polonia at Roosevelt Island on Saturday night.

In-form striker Dave Harvey was once again on the scoresheet with a quality first half strike from distance. The Rocks edged further ahead midway through the second half when a Glen Wrafter corner found midfielder Michael McGreevy at the back post. Polonia pulled one back in injury time but Stevie Doyle’s men held on for an invaluable three points.

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The reserves top scorer Dave Harvey is in fine form. Picture: Eoin Sweeney

Ruairi Lavery and Neil Mannion were rock solid at the back while captain Keith Cagney put in another inspirational performance in midfield. Harry Silke was impressive in his debut up front.

“That was a great result for us and we deserved it, the way we played,” said Doyle. “We’ll look forward to the next round of the cup now with confidence and we’ll try and get one more league win before the break.”

Meanwhile, the first team remain unbeaten at the top of Division 2 after a battling 1-1 draw against Polonia.

Rocks took the lead after 20 mins when Sean Steed pounced on a loose ball in the box reacting quickest to fire home from short range after Chris Burns supplied a cross from the left.

Polonia equalised five minutes before half-time with a fine move, cutting open the Rock’s defense and supplying a fine finish.

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The first team that drew 1-1 with Polonia. Picture: Eoin Sweeney

“We’re disappointed to have dropped points at home,” said coach Glen Wrafter after the game. “But very happy to keep the unbeaten streak going.”

On Sunday night, the Over 30s were beaten 5-1 by Clarkstown SC Eagles at Tibbett’s Brook Park. Rocks Over 30s dominated much of the first half and peppered the Clarkstown goal but a man of the match performance from the Clarkstown goalkeeper left the score 2-0 at half time.

Rocks pressed again in the second half and had more gilt-edged chances but again Clarkstown’s keeper kept the Rocks at bay. Clarkstown added a third before the Rocks finally got on the scoresheet when Scott McCullogh struck a bullet from the edge of the box into the top corner.

As Rocks went in search for a second Clarkstown added a fourth and a fifth late on. The scoreline definitely flattered the home side who had their keeper to thank for the victory.

“The finest goal-keeping performance I’ve ever seen in the over 30s league,” remarked Paddy McCarry.

The firsts and reserves team have the weekend off while the Over 30s play Barnstonworth Old Boys at 8am on Sunday at Randall’s Island Field 75 at 8am.

Rocks roll through to next round

The Shamrocks firsts and reserves advanced to the third round of the State Cup on Sunday courtesy of two away victories that keep their season alive on all fronts.

Glen Wrafter’s men beat Czechoslovakia 4-1 at Tibbett’s Brook Park with strikes from Andy Horan, Joey Aronovsky, top scorer Brendan Lane and Mike Stone.

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Horan opened the scoring with a breakaway goal, cleverly staying onside and slotting home neatly.

“That was the only time Andy managed to stay onside for the rest of the game,” joked Wrafter afterwards.

Aronovsky added the second after 30 mins cleverly knocking the ball around the keeper with a fine pice of skill.

Czechoslovakia pulled one back when Timmy Fetherston was harshly adjudged to have fouled an opponent in the penalty area and James ‘Scouse’ Wright was unlucky not to keep the resultant spot kick out.

Lane kept his incredible scoring streak going after an intricate passing move which culminated in some fine work down the left by Evan Madden-Peister and Stone to allow Lane to slot home from close range.

Stone, a midfielder by trade, finished the scoring, topping off a fine performance as the lone striker for the day with the Rocks forced to play without any of their four strikers.

Meanwhile in East Norwich, the Shamrocks Reserves battled through a thrilling cup tie against Fenerbahce Reserves, eventually overcoming their hosts on penalties after a 4-4 draw in normal time.

With both goalkeepers unavailable to Stevie Doyle, Ryan McKinley stepped up to the plate in a big way, rattling off some crucial saves in normal time and then saving three of the first four Fenerbahce spot kicks to give the Rocks an unassailable 3-1 lead.

Hat trick hero Dave Harvey also scored the first penalty having netted a free kick, a penalty and fine close range finish in normal time to overturn a 2-0 half-time deficit.

Michael McGreevy retook the lead for the Rocks after the home side had levelled it at 3-3 and after they brought it back to 4-4, outstanding captain Keith Cagney almost had a chance to score a memorable winner at the death.

It went to spot kicks then and after Harvey and McGreevy’s confident finishes, Ger Grehan slotted well for the third, putting the Rocks in position to record a memorable State Cup victory.

Earlier Sunday in Over 30s Division 1, Paddy Mc Carry’s side were extremely unlucky to draw 1-1 with NY Greek Americans at Randall’s Island. Striker Tayfun Gokmon was once again on the scoresheet for the Rocks.

Next week the firsts and reserves play Polonia NY on Roosevelt Isalnd (Saturday 8pm/6pm) while the Over 30s travel to play Clarkstown SC Eagles Tibbett’s Brook Park Field # 2 (Sunday 6pm).