FC Japan 0 NY Shamrocks 5
FC Japan Reserves 0 NY Shamrocks Reserves 7
Barnstanworth Over 30s 0 NY Shamrocks Over 30s 2
Another superb weekend for the Shamrocks!
Firstly thank you to everyone who supported our golf outing on Saturday at Forest Park. It was just our second year of organizing an event like this and we’re all learning as we go along. It will be bigger and better next year.
On the field it was an almost perfect weekend. The only slight blip was that the long-awaited debut for the women’s team’s being delayed by a week due to a forfeited game.
Sunday brought three wins from three, 14 goals and none conceded.
Paddy Mc Carry and the Over 30s got their league campaign going with a solid 2-0 win against Barnstanworth. First half strikes from Tayfun Gokmen and an exquisite volley from Alex Berne ensured the three points.
Up next were the reserves – Stevie Doyle’s team enjoyed an easy 7-0 win against Japan. Goals spread evenly either side of the half with John Riordan, Leandro Fregossi, Jim Wong, Paul McDaid (twice), Dan Meola and
Last game of the day saw the first team round off a great afternoon of soccer, scoring big again to beat Japan 5-0. Five second half goals gave Glen Wrafter’s men their second win in a row.
Four goals came from two of the new boys: Leo Nizzi and Mohamed Fofana both getting a brace with Brendan Lane’s first goal of the season sandwiched in between Nizzi and Fofana’s efforts.
All three men’s teams play at home next Sunday with three tough games expected. The firsts and reserves play Polonia at St Michael’s at 1pm and 11am while the Over 30s take on arch rivals Manhattan Celtic at 8am in Randall’s Island.
Up the Rocks!
NY Shamrocks 5
NY Shamrocks 2
Iberia Reserves 1
Our new field in Queens – St Michael’s Playground played host to two big victories in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League Division 2 on Sunday.
It’s a long year ahead and Saturday’s golf outing in Forest Park is the next vital step in ensuring all three teams have everything they need to put on a good league challenge.
But congrats to the first team on their thrilling 5-3 victory against league champions Iberia.
Mike Stone’s hat trick was pivotal while there were impressive performances from debutants Santiago Rigby and Mohamed Fofana.
Well done to Stevie Doyle and the reserves who deservedly won 2-1 with a dramatic late winner from Paul McDaid.
It was a big step forward for the club to enjoy our first wins of the season at our new field in Queens. Well done Sean Mc Mullan, Eddie Gilmartin and Eoin Sweeney for ensuring the field was ready with nets and flags all set up.
Thanks to everyone who went back to the Courtyard. Their support is vital and with home games on Sunday this season, there’ll be regular opportunity to go back and celebrate there!
Finally, it will be another historic day next Sunday as our new women’s team launches their season at St Michael’s Playground – kick-off 1pm.
Meanwhile, the firsts and reserves will take on Japan in Randall’s Island while the Over 30s play Barnstonworth:
FC Japan v Shamrocks, Randalls Island Field 75 6pm/4pm
Barnstonworth Old Boys v Shamrocks Over 30s, Randalls Island Field 74, 2pm
Up the Rocks!
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
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.