Shamrocks launch State Cup campaigns

Shamrocks are up for the cup this weekend as all three teams face into away games for the first round of their State Cup bids.

Both the first team and the reserves will take on Long Island Soccer Football League teams while the Over-30s will enjoy the familiar surrounds of Randall’s Island.

In the Flamhaft Cup, the first team travel to take on College Point Flames at 7pm on Sunday evening. The hosts are riding high in the LISFL Division 2 with five wins and one loss.

“It’s a nice break from the league,” said first team manager Glen Wrafter. “But that’s not to say that we won’t be taking it extremely seriously. College Point are an unknown quantity but we’ll be hoping to get off to a good start in the cup.”

The D’Arpino Cup for reserve teams has thrown up an interesting clash between old rivals with the ‘Rocks at NY Irish Rovers at 4pm on Sunday.

“This is a huge Irish derby for us,” said reserves manager Robbie O’Neill. “There will be bragging rights around Queens for whoever emerges on top. It’s a tough trip but we’re determined to come back from there with our heads held high on Sunday. It’s crucial too that we bounce back from that tough league defeat last weekend.”

Meanwhile, in the Marth Cup for the Over-30s, RTG SC host Paddy Mc Carry’s league champions at 8am in Randalls Island field # 75 on Sunday morning.

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3 thoughts on “Shamrocks launch State Cup campaigns

  1. Best of Luck to all the shamrocks teams playing in cup competitions this weekend from a one time shamrock player , wonder does anyone remeber me i played with the rocks in 1996 we won both leagues that is 1st and reserves ,from Mick the Marker

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