League leading Rocks face tough trip to NYPD

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

CSL Division 2
NYPD v NY Shamrocks, Flushing Meadow Field 8 10am
CSL Division 2 Reserves
NYPD v NY Shamrocks, Flushing Meadow Field 8 10am
CSL Over 30s Division 1
NY Shamrocks v Manhattan Kickers, Randall’s Island 75, 8am
Metro Women’s League
NYC United B v NY Shamrocks, McCarren Park, 8pm

The Shamrocks firsts and reserves will travel to NYPD on Sunday morning for a pair of games in Flushing Meadow Field 8 (10am/8am).

It will be the first team’s final match before the winter break and a victory will give Glen Wrafter’s men the opportunity to begin the spring as league leaders.

The Over 30s are at home to Manhattan Kickers Over-30s at Randall’s Island 75 at 8am and the women’s team will face NYC United B at McCarren Park in Williamsburg at 8pm.

Tough State Cup defeat for The Rocks

The NY Shamrocks were knocked out of the Flamhaft Cup in Yonkers on Sunday by EDSL side South Stars, losing 2-1 in tough conditions.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Midfielder Sean Doran (pictured right) opened up the scoring from a free kick after almost 10 minutes when his low drive went through the legs of the South Stars goalkeeper.

The home team equalized after 25 minutes when the Rocks defenders failed to clear and the dropping ball was drilled home.

South Stars went 2-1 up against the run of play just before half time but then had a man sent off for an off the ball incident with 25 minutes left in the game.

In spite of some serious pressure, the Rocks were denied by a resolute rear guard and South Stars held on to advance.

The Shamrocks firsts and reserves will travel to NYPD next Sunday morning in Flushing Meadow Field 8 (10am/8am).

It will be the first team’s final game before the winter break and will give glen Wrafter’s men a good opportunity of beginning the spring as league leaders.

The Over 30s are at home to Manhattan Kickers Over-30s at Randall’s Island 75 at 8am and the women’s team will face NYC United B at McCarren Park in Williamsburg at 8pm.

More Mo Magic – four goals for Fofana

WEEKEND RESULTS

CSL Division 2
Sporting Astoria 0 NY Shamrocks 6
CSL Division 2 Reserves
Sporting Astoria P NY Shamrocks P
CSL Over 30s Division 1
Manhattan Kickers Premier 5 NY Shamrocks 0

The Shamrocks got back to winning ways this weekend, beating Sporting Astoria 6-0 in Randall’s Island on Sunday evening to remain top of Division 2.

The Rocks went 1-0 up after 30 minutes when an attempt by Stephen Lucianek, who was making his debut for the Rocks, was cleared.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rocks captain for the evening Nike Guzijan volleyed the clearance home from close range.

Then Mohamed Fofana (pictured right) took center stage scoring four in a row – two goals either side of half-time.

His first was a fine finish after a slick passing move and his second was a penalty.

After the break he completed his hat-trick finishing neatly after some fine build-up play and he rounded off his night with fourth, a neat finish from close range.

Santiago Rigby finished the scoring with a low drive into the bottom corner with his left foot after a fine run.

Unfortunately the reserves game was postponed due to a referee no show.

There was a tough defeat earlier in the day for the Over 30s who were beaten 5-0 away by the Manhattan Kickers Premier team.

Next weekend, the reserves and 30s will enjoy a weekend off while the first team travel to Yonkers for their State Cup game against South Stars (Cook Park, Sunday, 2pm).

The women’s team will play Appletown in a rescheduled game that has been brought forward from December.

Check out the below picture from the Shamrocks Women’s first team gathering which took place Saturday night at The Milton.

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Rocks Reserves and Over 30s bidding to maintain momentum

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

CSL Division 2
Sporting Astoria v NY Shamrocks, Randall’s Island 74, 8pm
CSL Division 2 Reserves
Sporting Astoria v NY Shamrocks, Randall’s Island 74, 6pm
CSL Over 30s Division 1
Manhattan Kickers Premier v NY Shamrocks, East River Park Field D, 11am

The Shamrocks will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to the Ukrainians when they take on Sporting Astoria on Sunday evening (Randall’s Island 74, 8pm).

Rocks coach Glen Wrafter will be missing a couple of key players through suspension but Astoria have only won once since the opening day of the season and have endured a tricky return to the CSL.

Their reserves have enjoyed a better campaign so far and are third in the table, seven points behind Stevie Doyle’s team who will be hoping to clinch their sixth league win in a row before a two-week break.

The Over 30s face a tough match-up at Manhattan Kickers Premier who are the division leaders in the ‘West’. Paddy mc Carry’s will be keen to make it eight wins from eight to maintain their grip on the East where they are five points clear at the top.

The women’s team will enjoy a well earned rest after their big win last Sunday night.

Introducing the Milton

Eloquence and Excellence meets Dining on the Upper East Side

An innovative dining and drinking establishment has found its home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 13th Street Entertainment’s Tomas Maher of the NY Shamrocks, has joined forces with Chef David E. Diaz, formerly of Brasserie Beaumarchais to open “The Milton” this coming Friday.

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Combined with Maher and Diaz’s downtown vibe, uptown restaurant veterans Liam Moore (Harley’s Smoke Shack) and John Hayes (Doc Watsons) have integrated their expertise to create a truly unforgettable, relaxed, yet sophisticated food and beverage experience.

The establishment prides itself in serving up a long list of signature cocktails, starting at $11, from its full service bar. The 1800 square foot space boasts high beam ceilings and stunning décor. The handpicked reclaimed lumber from M. Fine in Brooklyn gives the room a rustic, country feel and a bar scene to appeal to patrons after a hard day’s work.

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The food, complimentary to the space, is all about comfort. Nosh on their truffle chicken nuggets with red beet sweet and sour sauce, $12, cottage pie of stout-braised beef shot rib, $22 or the house favorite The Milton Burger, a unique blend of prime beef served with traditional British chips and malt vinegar mayo, $18.

Tomas Maher

Tomas Maher

The Milton is located at 1754 2nd Avenue (between 91st and 92nd streets) and will be open from 4 p.m. until late. It is equipped with tablet and phone charging stations, nooks and snugs for private conversations, and the welcoming smile of Upper East Side stalwart General Manager Paul Mooney.

For more information, please visit http://www.themiltonnyc.com or call 212-369-1900.