After two successful years at the Shamrocks, Sharon Odofin finished on a high note on Sunday, scoring one final goal for women’s league leading Shamrocks Green before her return to London this week.
Chloe Wheeler and Mikaela Howell each had hat tricks in an 8-3 victory over Rovers while Georgia Frost was also on the mark.
“We did what we needed to do this weekend,” said coach Paddy Geraghty.
“The score flattered the performance a bit but I can’t fault the players on the first half of the season. Their attitude and commitment has been great and we go into the winter break top of the league.
“We have two more cup quarter-finals in the next two weeks so hopefully we can get some results there and set up the spring with it all to play for.
“A special mention to Sharon Odofin who is returning to England after two years with us. She has been brilliant on and off the field and she will be missed. We wish her the best with her move home.”
Shamrocks White lost 4-0 to NY Magic.
Meanwhile, the Shamrocks first team stay fourth in CSL Division 1 after Saturday’s 4-2 win over bottom side CPR Whites at Randall’s Island.
Alejandro Fritz, Kurt Cameron, Mark Roche and Dan Giorgi were all on the mark for the Rocks in a victory welcomed by coach Kevin Grogan.
“Massive win,” he said. “Very hard fought game. Good discipline and the shape was good defensively in general.”
It was a four-goal margin for the reserves in the curtain raiser who stayed second in their standings thanks to a very impressive 5-1 win.
James Whyte, Andrew Scott, Brendan Lane (twice) and Paul McDaid all made sure of the points for Dan Meola’s men.
“Every week we have gotten better and better,” reacted Meola.
“We were missing quite a few players for this game but the result proved the quality in our squad. Each man stepped up and played to their level. We made a good CPR team look very ordinary tonight. That’s the level we played at and we will look to continue our fine form.”
In the other CSL games on Sunday, there was a double header at Randall’s Island with Paul Bradshaw scoring twice to help the Legends draw 2-2. That’s was followed by Rocks 1960 cementing their top spot in Metro 2 with a 7-1 win over Brooklyn Bound.
The goals were evenly spread between Amar Daved, Joey Flynn, Conor Doherty, Cathal Monaghan, Dominic Nutt, Dan Meola and Hughie McGowan. Their opponents scored a late consolation.
“Delighted with the win,” said Robbie O’Neill. “The referee being 30 minutes late probably caused our slow start but once we kicked in to gear we dominated. I was happy to see our full backs get forward and attack also.”
The Over 30s enjoyed a resounding 8-0 win over CPR Orange. Seán Riley scored a hat trick and man of the match Aiden Morton added a goal to his three assists.
Jeff Farrell scored twice, Mark Finn grabbed the sixth of the evening and Paddy Geraghty produced the moment of the game, a Messi like touch and a Ronaldo like finish to the bottom corner, according to coach Sean Mc Mullan.
“All in all, it was a great game from the lads,” said Mc Mullan.
“It was nice to see the return of Johnny Keogh and Mike Dineen to the center of the park. Great game by Aiden Morton and some brilliant goals.”