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NY Shamrock SC – Week 2 – Results

Shamrocks – First Team

The Shamrocks first team got back to winning ways on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Zum Schneider at St. Michael’s. Last season’s top scorer Kwesi Mills-Odoi opened his account for the new season with a first half goal. After latching on to a James Whyte clearance when defending a Zum corner, Mills-Odoi knocked the ball past his marker and then the advancing keeper to slot home from close range. Midway through the second half, Sean Reilly, who was returning from suspension, was fouled in the box. Whyte was handed the penalty which he converted, making it three goals from two for the Scot. The visitors would go on to score a late consolation despite being reduced to ten men, but the Rocks were comfortable winners in the end. “A very valuable three points,” said Coach Kevin Grogan. “We didn’t necessarily play to our potential on the ball but we did work hard off the ball and we hunted in packs and defended the space very well. We will get better each week.”

Shamrocks – Reserves

Earlier, the Reserves opened up the proceedings with their own victory over Zum Schneider. From the onset, The Rocks piled pressure on their opposition which resulted in an early opening goal. From a Darren Coleman corner kick, midfielder George Lara attempted an overhead kick from just outside the penalty spot. The acrobatic effort caught the visitors off guard and found the forehead of Conner Lachenbruch, who scored his second goal in as many games. Despite Zum responding well, the Rocks were constantly on the front foot and looked to get forward every chance they could. An interception at the back by Chris Burns sent Joey Aronovsky on his way down the left flank, and after skipping past two defenders, a low driven cross found the foot of Andrew Scott who doubled the lead. Aronovsky then scored the goal his performance had deserved, cutting the Zum Schneider defense to ribbons before beating the keeper at his far post. 3-0 up at the break, the Shamrocks never looked back.

Shamrocks – 1960

Shamrocks 1960 will have to wait at least another week to earn their first points of the new campaign, succumbing to a 4-1 defeat to NYFC Iliria. Dan Meola opened the scoring for the Rocks before the 10 minute mark, when the forward stepped up to take a free kick just outside the area. Meola curled the ball over the Iliria wall, which hit the underside of the crossbar and dropped over the line to give the Rocks a 1-0 advantage. However, the celebrations were short lived, as moments later, the home side earned and converted a penalty. An evenly contested first half saw Iliria take the lead just before the break. Despite valiant defending from Neil Mannion, Mick McAnea, and Captain Ruari Lavery, the Albanians pressure was too much to handle. With a short bench and injuries forcing players off, the 10 men Shamrocks piled forward in an attempt to salvage something from the game. In spite of their efforts, the hill was ultimately to steep to climb, with Iliria running out 4-1 winners.

Shamrocks – Over 30’s

Paddy McCarry’s Over-30’s eventually came out on top against a very well organized Megas Alexandros side at Randall’s Island. In what was a hard fought opening half, the Rocks defended with purpose and attacked with patience to earn the opening goal. With the game yet to see its first goal and nearing the last quarter of an hour of play, last season’s top scorer Johnny McGeeney broke the deadlock from a Dave Harvey corner. Harvey would then double his assist tally on the day from another well taken corner, this time finding the head of Dominick McCartan, who finished at the near post. McGeeney would add his second goal of the game and his fifth of the young season off the back of a Sean Riley assist. “All the boys put in great shift in very tough conditions, very happy with clean sheet and two wins from two games” said Paddy McCarry.

Shamrocks – Legends

The Legends played to a well-earned 2-2 draw away to Manhattan Celtic Sunday night at Pier 40. Trailing two nil with 15 minutes to play, it appeared that missed chances, a saved penalty, and Celtic efficiency in front of goal would prove the end of a 10-game unbeaten run going back to last season. But the never say die attitude of the Rocks Legends surfaced when required. A well-placed volley by Richie Brennan, from the center of defense with 12 minutes remaining cut the Celtic lead in half. Tyrone Kent then scored the leveler with five minutes remaining to give the Rocks a valuable point gained. Tireless running by John Riordan and the leadership of Emmet Harvey in midfield epitomized the Shamrock spirit on the night. Having answered tough away challenges early in the season, the Legends will be looking forward to their return home at the weekend.

Shamrocks – Women’s ‘A’ Team

After drawing their opening game of the season, Shamrocks Women’s ‘A’ kicked off at St. Michael’s against newly promoted NYC United.  While the Shamrocks dominated the first 45 minutes, they only found the net once off a corner connection from Chloe Wheeler to Georgia Frost.  The defense was excellent possessing the ball at the back and Jackie Gawne and Erin Cullen stepped up to each play a half in goal. The second half started with an early goal from United against the run of play.  With 30 minutes remaining, Frost played a through ball to Jackie Pounder who lobbed it over the keeper to restore the Shamrock lead.  Shortly after, Caroline Carter picked up the ball on the left wing and played Wheeler through. Wheeler proceeded to beat three defenders before breaking the net to make it 3-1. After chasing after the ball for much of the match in humid conditions, United began to break down. Frost scored the fourth from a Pounder assist. Pounder added her second from a low driven cross from new signing Gianna Smith. Smith was again the provider as Pounder completed her hat trick in style with a glancing header, sealing a 6-1 victory.  Coach Paddy commented, “It was a tight first half and we were level in the early stages of the second half, but the ladies displayed great resilience, patience, and determination.  Those factors ended up being too much for the other team and we were able to open the game up.  We still have a lot to improve on but it’s good to come out with three points at the end of day.”

JackieJackie Pounder led the rocks with a hat trick and an assist

Shamrocks – Women’s ‘B’ Team:

The B Team took a 1-0 early lead and played tough in the midfield and defense to take that lead to half time. The rocks went up 2-0 off a header from a corner kick.  The opposing team was able to get a goal back shortly after to make it 2-1.  The lady Rocks finished strong though to take a 3-1 lead before capping the game with a goal off a free kick right outside the box to make it 4-1. The games goal scorers were Paige Osborne, Brandi Daniels, and two for Cassey Esposito. Coach Keith Perez said “The ladies followed up on last weeks victory against NY skulls. We played well the first half, but really displayed our talent and teamwork in the second half.  We will continue to grow as a team and the positive results should continue.”

 Coming Weekend Schedule:

NY SHAMROCK – FIRSTS
Sun Sep 24 11:00 AM Cedar Stars Academy vs Shamrock SC Ramapo College Athletic Center
NY SHAMROCK – RESERVES
Sun Sep 24 9:00 AM Cedar Stars Academy Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve Ramapo College Athletic Center
NY SHAMROCK 1960
Sun Sep 24 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs BW Gottschee St. Michael’s Playground
NY SHAMROCK – OVER 30
Sun Sep 24 8:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Hoboken FC 1912 Over-30 Randalls Island Field 75
NY SHAMROCK LEGENDS
Sun Sep 24 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs America FC 1927 St. Michael’s Playground
NY SHAMROCK WOMEN’S ‘A’
Sun Sep 24 3:00 PM Shamrocks vs Rovers Icahn Stadium – Randalls Island
NY SHAMROCK WOMEN’S ‘B’
Sun Sep 24 2:00 PM Shamrocks B vs Appletown FC Verrazano – Calvert Vaux

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NY SHAMROCK – FIRSTS
Sun Sep 10 12:00 PM 4 NY Athletic Club vs Shamrock SC 2 Travers Island
Sat Sep 16 8:00 PM 2 Shamrock SC vs Zum Schneider FC 0 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 24 11:00 AM Cedar Stars Academy vs Shamrock SC Ramapo College Athletic Center
Sat Sep 30 8:00 PM Shamrock SC vs Doxa FC St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 8 11:00 AM Manhattan Kickers vs Shamrock SC East River Park Field 2 Grand Street
Sun Oct 22 6:00 PM NY Pancyprian Freedoms vs Shamrock SC St. John’s University Belson Stadium
Sat Oct 28 8:00 PM Shamrock SC vs CPR Whites St. Michael’s Playground
Sat Nov 4 8:00 PM Shamrock SC vs NY Greek Americans St. Michael’s Playground
Sat Nov 18 8:00 PM Shamrock SC vs Lansdowne Bhoys St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Dec 10 Zum Schneider FC vs Shamrock SC TBD
NY SHAMROCK – RESERVES
Sun Sep 10 10:00 AM 0 NY Athletic Club Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve 2 Travers Island
Sat Sep 16 6:00 PM 3 Shamrock SC Reserve vs Zum Schneider FC Reserve 0 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 24 9:00 AM Cedar Stars Academy Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve Ramapo College Athletic Center
Sat Sep 30 6:00 PM Shamrock SC Reserve vs Doxa FC Reserve St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 8 9:00 AM Manhattan Kickers Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve East River Park Field 2 Grand Street
Sun Oct 22 4:00 PM NY Pancy. Freedoms Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve St. John’s University Belson Stadium
Sat Oct 28 6:00 PM Shamrock SC Reserve vs CPR Whites Reserve St. Michael’s Playground
Sat Nov 4 6:00 PM Shamrock SC Reserve vs NY Greek Americans Reserve St. Michael’s Playground
Sat Nov 18 6:00 PM Shamrock SC Reserve vs Lansdowne Bhoys Reserve St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Dec 10 Zum Schneider FC Reserve vs Shamrock SC Reserve TBD
NY SHAMROCK 1960
Sun Sep 10 9:00 AM 2 Lansdowne Bhoys Metro vs Shamrock SC 1960 0 Tibbet Brook Park Field 3
Sun Sep 17 6:00 PM 4 NYFC Iliria vs Shamrock SC 1960 1 Randalls Island Field 75
Sun Sep 24 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs BW Gottschee St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 1 12:00 PM NYC Metro Stars vs Shamrock SC 1960 Randalls Island Field 81
Sun Oct 8 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs FC Ulqini St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 22 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs Gotham Argo St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 29 11:00 AM Mr Dennehy’s FC vs Shamrock SC 1960 Green Belt Recreational Center
Sun Nov 5 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs Ridgewood Romac SC St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Nov 19 1:00 PM Shamrock SC 1960 vs Deportivo Sociedade NY St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Dec 10 Ridgewood Romac SC vs Shamrock SC 1960 Green Belt Recreational Center
NY SHAMROCK – OVER 30
Sun Sep 10 8:00 AM 3 NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Manhattan Celtic Bhoys 0 Randalls Island Field 74
Sun Sep 17 8:00 AM 3 NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Megas Alexandros 0 Randalls Island Field 75
Sun Sep 24 8:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Hoboken FC 1912 Over-30 Randalls Island Field 75
Sun Oct 1 Manhattan Kickers PREMIER vs NY Shamrock SC Over-30 TBD
Sun Oct 8 NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Central Park Rangers Orange TBD
Sun Oct 22 NY Shamrock SC Over-30 vs Central Park Rangers Old Boys TBD
Sun Oct 29 Brooklyn Gunners vs NY Shamrock SC Over-30 TBD
Sun Nov 5 7:00 PM NY Greek Americans Over-30 vs NY Shamrock SC Over-30 Metropolitan Oval
Sun Nov 19 NY Pancyprian Freedoms Over-30 vs NY Shamrock SC Over-30 TBD
Sun Dec 10 9:00 PM Manhattan Celtic Legends vs NY Shamrock SC Over-30 Pier 40 East Courtyard
NY SHAMROCK LEGENDS
Sun Sep 10 8:00 PM 2 Central Park Rangers Legends vs NY Shamrock SC Legends 2 Randalls Island Field 74
Sun Sep 17 7:30 PM 2 Manhattan Celtic Masters vs NY Shamrock SC Legends 2 Pier 40 East Courtyard
Sun Sep 24 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs America FC 1927 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 1 2:00 PM Cozmoz FC vs NY Shamrock SC Legends Bush Terminal Piers Park
Sun Oct 8 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs SC Eintracht Over-30 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 22 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs SC Gjoa St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 29 2:00 PM Barnstonworth Rovers Veterans vs NY Shamrock SC Legends Bush Terminal Piers Park
Sun Nov 5 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs Doxa FC Legends St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Nov 19 11:00 AM NY Shamrock SC Legends vs Banatul SC St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Dec 10 Manhattan Kickers Legends vs NY Shamrock SC Legends TBD
NY SHAMROCK WOMENS ‘A’
Sun Sep 10  0 Celtic Aces vs Shamrocks  0 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 17  1 NYC United vs Shamrocks  6 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 24 3:00 PM Shamrocks vs Rovers Icahn Stadium – Randalls Island
Sun Oct 1 1:00 PM Fuel FC vs Shamrocks St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 8 12:00 PM Shamrocks vs NY Magic Reserves Verrazano – Calvert Vaux
Sun Oct 22 3:00 PM Central Park Rangers White vs Shamrocks Randalls Island
Sun Oct 29 1:00 PM Manhattan Kickers/Scala(MKS) vs Shamrocks St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Nov 5 6:00 PM Shamrocks vs Celtic Aces Leif Ericson 65th St & 8th Ave Bklyn
Sun Nov 19 4:00 PM Shamrocks vs NYC United Randalls Island #52
NY SHAMROCK WOMENS ‘B’
Sun Sep 10 1 Beyond FC vs Shamrocks B 2 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 17 1 NY Skulls vs Shamrocks B 4 St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Sep 24 2:00 PM Shamrocks B vs Appletown FC Verrazano – Calvert Vaux
Sun Oct 1 11:00 AM Astoria FC vs Shamrocks B St. Michael’s Playground
Sun Oct 8 6:00 PM Shamrocks B vs NYC United B 2nd team Leif Ericson 65th St & 8th Ave Bklyn
Sun Oct 22 10:00 AM Shamrocks B vs NY Skulls Randalls Island #82
Sun Oct 29 1:00 PM Shamrocks B vs Beyond FC Parade Ground
Sun Nov 5 TBD Shamrocks B vs Appletown FC TBD
Sun Nov 19 10:00 AM Shamrocks B vs Astoria FC Bushwick Inlet Park-Williamsburg

2017/18 – Opening Weekend Results

The New York Shamrock opening weekend of CSL games was met with excitement, anticipation and heartfelt emotion. Each match was lead by a moment of silence for recently lost Shamrock, Pierre-Alexandre Meloty-Kapella. A popular teammate, Pierre was a vital part of the first team that earned the Rocks promotion back into the Division 1 in 2015.  His play on the pitch could only be outdone by his smile and infectious personality. A great player as well as a great friend, he will be deeply missed by the Shamrock Family, but remembered by all.

 

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NY Shamrock SC – Reserve

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Pierre-Alexandre Meloty-Kapella

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NY Shamrock SC – First

In the early kickoff, Paddy McCarry’s Over 30’s earned a hard fought 3-2 Irish Derby win over Manhattan Celtic at Randall’s Island. “We made it a lot harder on ourselves than it had to be”, said Coach McCarry. After only a minute into the contest, the Rocks found themselves a goal behind from a defensive mix up inside the box. Looking for a swift response, Sean Riley was fouled just outside the area. Johhny McGeeney’s ensuing free kick was curled around the wall and into the bottom corner. Later in the first half, Neil Doran took a quick free kick to release McGeeney, who again found the back of the next. In the second half, McGeeney completed his hat trick when was taken down in the box and converted the following spot kick. A nervy end to the game was ensured when Celtic dispatched a penalty of their own with 10 minutes remaining. Concluded McCarry, “We dug deep to hold on for the three points. We had six new players make their debut today and they all did well. Once we get going, we will be fine. I believe this is the best squad Sean and I have ever put together.”

In the second Irish Derby to be played that morning, Shamrock 1960 visited Lansdowne Bhoys in Metro 1. An opening 45 minutes of dominance did not bring a goal for Andy Connolly’s men, who would have considered themselves unlucky not to be ahead at the interval. A goal line clearance on a Ciaran Moloney effort keeping the score line level at the break. Two second half goals against the run of play sealed a victory for the Bhoys, despite ongoing Shamrock pressure. Quoting England’s World Cup winning Captain Sir Bobby Moore, Connolly said, “I’m as sick as a parrot with our result over the weekend. However, there were some good performances and a strong team effort. Sean Glynn deserves special praise for his outstanding impersonation of a young Ciaran Moloney. Sean’s a strong and skilled competitor, and his example to everyone else on the day was inspiring.”

The First and Reserves took the trip up to New Rochelle to face NYAC at Travers Island. In the early kickoff, each team came close to scoring but neither could take advantage in an evenly played first 45 minutes. Joey Aronovsky and Alex Wasilewski coming closest to opening the scoring for the Rocks. At halftime, the introduction of Andrew Scott paid off with 10 minutes of the restart. With the Rocks pressuring NYAC in their own half, Scott forced a turnover which fell kindly to Wasilewski in the box. After cutting inside numerous defenders, the striker turned the ball home to hand the Rocks a 1-0 lead. After constant pressure from the home side, Conner Lachenbruch doubled the advantage. A quick free kick from Captain Rob Gaynor found Lachenbruch in space, with the midfielder arrowing a shot into the top corner from nearly 30 yards out. More pressure came in waves from NYAC, but defensive effort and the goalkeeping prowess of Kieran McGovern ensured the Shamrocks opened their season with a clean sheet and all three points. “The first half was difficult and very emotional for everyone, but in the second half, we played with confidence, rhythm, and stepped up to get the three points” said Coach Dan Meola.

A quick start was not enough for Kevin Grogan’s First Team, who welcomed numerous Shamrock debuts on the afternoon. New boy James Whyte scored twice in his first match for the club, with both goals coming in the first half. Whyte scored his first on a brilliant free kick after 25 minutes, set up by a foul on new signing Kurt Cameron. Kwesi Mills-Odoi then earned himself an assist, as he crossed for Whyte to turn home the second goal just before the half. But a much improved NYAC team hit back immediately to make it 2-1 at half time. The home side then seized on some uncharacteristic defensive mistakes to seal the win with a flurry of three second half goals. Coach Grogan explained, “Today was an exercise in integrating new players into the squad and team. We were impressed with NYAC. They will be a big threat this season in the league. We will get better each week once our new players settle into the squad.”

The women’s A time had a tough fight against the Celtic Aces.  Coach Geraghty summed it up, “we were very lucky against Celtic on Sunday.  They outplayed us and had the better chances.  Hopefully it was a wakeup call for the players and we can improve in our next game.  One positive was not conceding a goal so we can build off that and hopefully put away a few chances this week to get our season up and running.”

The women’s b team came out in the season opener and delivered a 2-1 victory with a solid team effort.  They had a number new players and coming off the summer break, still managed to work together as a team to pull off a well earn win. “I’m looking forward to a successful campaign for the lady rocks.” said Coach Keith Perez.

The Shamrock Legends were last to take the field when they took on CPR late Sunday evening. Entering the season on an 8 match unbeaten League run, the Legends were poised to pick up where they left off. wanted to continue where they left off. The battling John Riordan had the Rocks 1-0 up in the first half with a well taken goal. CPR grew into the game as time ticked on, when a tough decision by the referee award the home side a penalty. CPR converted from the spot, setting up an intense final 20 minutes for both teams. The Rocks looked to have secured all three pints after a brilliant goal by Patrick Geraghty gave them a well deserved 2-1 advantage, but with what proved to be the last kick of the game, a CPR free kick found its way into the back of the net for a 2-2 draw. Coach Emmett Harvey lamented, “Even though we finished with a point, it feels like two points dropped, but we can’t be disappointed and we will move on to the next game. Every one of the guys always give 100% and that’s all we can ask for.”

5th Annual NY Shamrock SC Golf Outing

In a short time the 5th Annual New York Shamrock Soccer Club Golf Outing will be taking place.  For anyone interested in joining the fun, please contact NYShamrockSC@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there!

2017 Golf Outing Flyer.pages

For those who want to support the club by being a sponsor, please see the link below to download the form with details.

Shamrocks 2017 Sponsorship Form Final

Should you have any questions or need further information or assistance, please contact NYShamrockSC@gmail.com

NY Shamrocks Fantasy League 2017/18

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It’s that time of the year again, which means, the return of the NY Shamrocks Fantasy League for season 2017/18. We’ll be keeping it the same as before with a league and cup format, but the hope is to reach a target of 50 players so we can re-introduce monthly prizes. So please spread the word!

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Sent to:
NY Shamrock SC
P.O. Box 4051
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Should you have any questions, please contact us @ NYShamrockSC@gmail.com

Sunnyside Gardens Six A-Side Coed Tournament

Sunnyside Garden 2017

The annual NY Shamrock SC Sunnyside Gardens coed soccer tournament is right around the corner. $20 per player which covers the day and includes a burger or hot dog, a beer or non alcoholic beverage and a great time.  Should you be interested in entering a team, support the event or sponsor a team, please email nyshamrocksc@gmail.com for details.