Rocks 1960 & Over 30s march on after State Cup wins

Shamrocks 1960 will move on to the last 16 of the Strumpf Cup after a well earned 2-0 win over Galicia at St Michaels on Sunday.

Hughie McGowan and Dave Harvey (penalty) scored second half goals to move the Rocks into the last 16.

Hughie McGowan opened the scoring for Shamrocks 1960 against Galicia ten minutes into the second half. Picture: Sarah Thorenton

“They were a tricky team to play against but we were very patient and took our chances well,” said coach Andy Connolly.

“We’re delighted to be in the next round and it’s a real confidence booster for the entire squad.

“I’m so proud of what these guys have managed to achieve so far and only wait with whetted appetite to see what they can serve up next.”

There was a tough 3-2 loss for the Rocks women’s team against a very talented NY Magic outfit in the State Cup – the first of a St Michaels double bill.

Christina Beck and Erin Cullen had the Rocks 2-0 up but Magic rallied in the second half and held on to advance.

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Erin Cullen (center) celebrating with team mates after scoring the team’s second goal. Picture: Sarah Thorenton

“We played very well against the leaders of Division A,” said coach Paddy Geraghty. “I’m very proud of our team because we showed we belong at the next level. We still have two trophies to play for and we’ll prepare for next week’s Division B Cup semi-final just like we have been.”

The Shamrocks Over 30s moved into the quarter-finals of the Marth Cup. The game was unplayed due to CPR Grays not having player passes.

This coming Sunday, the champions will have their biggest game of the season so far when they take on CPR Old Boys as first meets second in the Over 30s Division.

“Happy to be in the quarter-finals,” said coach Paddy Mc Carry. “But the focus will be back to the league now and we’ll be looking to get a positive result.”