2014 ends with impressive victories

WEEKEND RESULTS

CSL Division 2 Reserves
Sporting Astoria 2 NY Shamrocks 6
CSL Over 30s Division 1
NY Dinamo 0 NY Shamrocks 3

The Shamrocks Reserves and Over 30s will head into Spring 2015 with big leads in their respective divisions thanks to comprehensive wins on Sunday.

A hat trick from Mohamed Fofana who was making guest appearance for Stevie Doyle’s Reserves helped the Rocks beat Sporting Astoria 6-2 at St. Michael’s Playground.

Fofana opened the scoring for the Shamrocks after 20 mins and the Ivorien added a second ten minutes later.

Colum McComish netted the third after 40 mins after great work from Fofana on the right wing.

Sporting Astoria pulled one back on the hour mark but Fofana completed his hat-trick after 65 minutes.

Sporting Astoria added a second after 75 minutes but then Jim Wong and Colum McComish rounded out the scoring in the final ten minutes.

Later at Randall’s Island, the Over 30s got back to winning ways in a crucial game against second placed NY Dinamo, beating the hosts 3-0 in a fiery encounter.

The Rocks were off the mark with just two minutes on the clock when Sebastien Thiol crossed low to midfielder Alex Berne who drilled home his fifth of the season.

Sean Riley then scored the goal of the day – a half volley from 20 yards which gave the Dinamo keeper no chance.

Dinamo enjoyed a period of dominance but the Rocks defended well until a late own goal ensured all three points.

Happy Holidays from The Rocks

2014 has seen great development at our club.

First and foremost our generous sponsors are crucial to everything we do.

Our end of year party at the Courtyard on Friday night was an enjoyable evening and the support Pat and Frank have given us all year has been incredible.

We are hugely appreciative of everything they do for us – not forgetting Ray, Sinead and Melissa.

The great people at GTI have also been incredibly helpful once again this season and the GTI hoodies have gone down a storm!

A new sponsor came on board too with Keelan McLaughlin’s Crana Electric stepping up to the plate for the Over 30s team and we are very grateful for his decision to lend his shoulder to the wheel.

We also had great support from Radeberger, Johner Guildea, Antoin O Duibhir (New Wave) and Andrew James Interiors.

The addition of a women’s team has added greatly to our club and we look forward to bigger and better things from a great crew.

Meanwhile, all three men’s teams are top of their divisions but all three coaches know there’s a lot more to do.

The spring will be an exciting time but the players will be back training in January to try and bring some glory to the club.

To all our players, coaches, members, supporters and sponsors, have a peaceful holiday season with your families.

Up the Rocks!

Aronovsky hat trick pushes Rocks to victory

WEEKEND RESULTSOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

CSL Division 2
NYPD 3 NY Shamrocks 6
CSL Division 2 Reserves
NYPD 2 NY Shamrocks 2
CSL Over 30s Division 1
NY Shamrocks 2 Manhattan Kickers Over 30s 2
Metro Women’s League
NYC United 2 NY Shamrocks 0

Joey Aronovsky was the hat trick hero in Flushing on Sunday.

The NY Shamrocks stay top of Division 2 after their final game of the Fall ended in a deserved 6-3 victory at NYPD in Flushing.

The Rocks were well on top in the first half and were rewarded after 23 minutes when an excellent Aronovsky strike from the left struck the far corner of the NYPD net.

Aronovsky scored the second too – a beautifully placed header after an excellent cross from the right from Brendan Lane

Top scorer Mohamed Fofana struck the third from the edge of the box after 35 minutes but NYPD narrowed the gap to two again with a well taken goal four minutes later.

Just before half time, Mike Stone made it 4-1 with another long range shot that went low past the keeper.

The second half started with a bang with goals from Fofana and Aronovsky in the 46th and 48th minutes sandwiching an NYPD strike in the 47th minute.

That made it 6-2 and the police then scored again with a half hour to go.

A scrappy final period went scoreless and the Rocks saw it out to win 6-3.

Earlier it was a 2-2 draw in the curtain raiser, keeping the Rocks reserves clear at the top of the league.

The away side was behind twice in the first half but goals from Colum McComish (pictured) – his first for the club – and a long range second half screamer from Kevin Farrell ensured a decent away point for Stevie Doyle’s men.

020 Colum McComish

A missed penalty from Sean Hand could have made it 2-2 before Farrell drew the Rocks level.

One make-up game remains for the reserves, Sporting Astoria will host the Rocks on December 7 in the Bronx.

The Over 30s rounded out their Fall season with an unlucky 2-2 draw at home to Manhattan Kickers.

Sean Riley bagged another brace, scoring in the 15th and 70th minutes but a cruel equalizer in the dying moments denied Paddy Mc Carry a deserved win before the winter break.

An early blow saw Ruairi Lavery leave the game with a suspected broken collar bone and the club wishes him well for his recovery.

Meanwhile, in a late game in Brooklyn, the Rocks women were unlucky to lose 2-0 against NYC United.

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.