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The oldest Irish soccer club in New York. Founded in 1960. Fielding three adult teams in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League.

Last Rock Standing is Back!!!

Hello all,

Last Rock Standing One will be beginning weekend of October 28th.
Normal rules apply:
Pick a winning team each week to go through to the next round of games.
If they lose/draw, it’s elimination.
You can’t pick the same team twice.
Whoever’s left standing takes the pot.
Best of luck to everyone!
Click here to register and pick your team:
You can find the schedule of games below.
The $25 entry fee can be paid as follows:
Chase Quick Pay – NYShamrockSC@gmail.com 
Cash or check made payable to:
NY Shamrock SC

P.O. Box 4051
Sunnyside, New York 11104
Should you have any questions, please contact us @ NYShamrockSC@gmail.com
Week1 – Deadline Friday October 27th at 5pm ETENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 10
All kick offs 10am Eastern Time unless stated

Saturday, October 28th
Man Utd v Tottenham, 7.30am
Arsenal v Swansea
Crystal Palace v West Ham
Liverpool v Huddersfield
Watford v Stoke
West Brom v Man City
Bournemouth v Chelsea, 12.30pm

Sunday, October 29th
Brighton v Southampton, 9.30am
Leicester v Man. City, 12pm

Monday, October 30th
Burnley v Newcastle

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NY Shamrock SC – Week 5

NY Shamrock – First

The Shamrock First Team made it two wins in a row on Sunday when they took a 2-1 victory home from their trip to face Manhattan Kickers on the Lower East Side. James Whyte scored his seventh goal of the season to help his team come back from an early deficit. Kickers were 1-0 up at half-time after a defensive mix-up gave the home side the advantage. The visitors eventually took control over their tiring opponents in the second half, as Kwesi Mills-Odoi returned from injury as a half-time sub to spark the Rocks in attack. Mills-Odoi forced the concession of an indirect free kick after a pass back to the keeper was handled in the area. He then laid the dead ball off to Whyte who blasted home from close range to knot the game at 1-1. Dubliner Ryan Matthews then made it 2-1 with his first goal for his new club, heading home a headed cross from Ned Wagner. A missed Whyte penalty and an injury to Alejandro Fritz were low points on a soggy day, as the Rocks held on to secure the win. “That was a very valuable win,” said Kevin Grogan. “It was an under par performance, but the most important thing was that we got the three points.”

NY Shamrock – Reserves

The early kickoff squall could not keep the Rocks Reserves at bay against Kickers Reserves, with the away side coming back to Queens with another clean sheet and all three points. The first fifteen minutes of the contest were played in stormy conditions, with rain and wind playing every part in a difficult opening quarter of an hour. The Rocks, always on the front foot, earned their reward when Sean O’Neill was fouled inside the box. Darren Coleman stepped up to the spot and slotted home calmly for a well earned half time advantage. After the break, a host of chances fell to the travelling Shamrocks who doubled their lead through O’Neill. After Larry Slaughter worked himself into space on the right, his cross found O’Neill waiting at the back post to head home. The visitors had the hosts on the ropes with 30 minutes remaining, but could not add to their tally. The return of Nikle Guzijan, and a Shamrock debut for Eoghan Crowley, contributed to another fine defensive display for the Shamrocks who are yet to concede a goal this season.

NY Shamrock – 1960

A heavy defeat on Sunday means Shamrock 1960’s will be looking forward to this weekend’s State Cup festivities against LISFL side Cosma Damiano. The Rocks took on Metro 1 League Leaders FC Ulqini at St. Michael’s and, despite a promising opening half, could not keep up with the Albanian side. A few chances fell for Conor Doherty, but it was Ulqini who lead 1-0 at half time. Upon the restart, an avalanche of goals fell upon the resistant Rocks, who fought tooth and nail on the day but to no avail. Eventually, the visitors took all three points back to Staten Island in a 7-0 landslide.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

A 5-0 victory at Randall’s Island was just the response O-30’s Coach Paddy McCarry was looking for against CPR Orange on Sunday morning. The hosts went one up when Dave Harvey chipped the keeper from 40 yards out with the brilliant strike set up by Paddy Geraghty. The Rocks doubled their lead on fifteen minutes through Johhny McGeeney and made it 3-0 just on the stroke of half time when Mark Finn fired home. In the second half, Aidan Morton scored the fourth Shamrock goal and Dominick McCartan added the fifth and final goal with five minutes remaining.  Said Coach McCarry, “I’m very happy with the clean sheet. A couple of players might have just played their way into the Starting 11. We are still missing quite a few massive players through injury, but once they come back I’m going to have a selection headache!”

NY Shamrock – Legends

In the pouring rain at St. Michael’s, the Shamrock Legends earned a comfortable 4-1 against SC Eintracht. A pair of well taken goals from Marcus Nascimento, a strike from Eoghan McParland, and a first ever Shamrock goal for Andy Connolly, handed Emmett Harvey’s men of their first win of the season. After the game, Coach Emmett Harvey said, “I am disappointed not to keep a clean sheet, but very happy with the performance and the result. We are now looking forward to the state cup games.”

NY Shamrock – Women’s A

Coming off a strong win last week, Shamrock Women’s A Team kicked off at Icahn stadium against league leaders NY Magic.  Early in the first half, Magic gave up a penalty while defending Shamrock corner kick.  Jackie Pounder took and converted the penalty to score her fifth goal of the season.  The rocks searched for a second goal, their best chance coming when Teresa Ferraro played a beautiful through ball to Jo Belluardo and sent her on a breakaway.  Unfortunately, Magic equalized before the half to even the score at one apiece.  Despite having the majority of chances in the second half, including a Denise Wilson free kick that struck the post, the Rocks couldn’t find a winner and the game finished a draw.  Coach Paddy Geraghty commented, “We had a tough game this week against the league leaders.  It was a game we should have won but had to settle for a draw.  We paid the price for giving up a soft goal and our increased effort in the second half couldn’t force a winner.  We are still unbeaten and will use our bye this weekend to improve on a few things.  Hopefully we can get on a roll and put a bit of pressure on the top teams”.

NY Shamrock – Women’s B

In perhaps the most dominant performance of all Shamrock teams this season, the Women’s B Team earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating NYC United B 11-0. Coach Keith Perez added, “Their efforts from previous games and training paid off as the ladies really clicked on the field and opened up the score line today. What I commend them on the most is that we had 7 assists in the game. That shows our commitment to passing the ball around and making the smart play.” Brandi Daniels struck a hat trick plus with five goals, while Paige Osborne had a hat trick of her own with three. Sara Gomez, Shannon Hopkins, Shannon Rubin all added a goal each to power the Shamrocks to victory.

NY Shamrock SC – Week 4 Results & Thank You Golf Outing Sponsors

While not all Shamrock teams claimed three points from their games, the club enjoyed another successful week. The 5th Annual NY Shamrock SC Golf Outing took place on Friday, September 28th prior to last weekend’s games. The weather could not have been better for the event, and the turnout for the golf did not disappoint. Firstly, we would like to thank our main sponsors on the day. Andrew James Interiors was our Gold Sponsor, The Chelsea Bell & Brendan Donahue our Silver Sponsors and The Courtyard Ale House & Pat Burke for their continued support. Below is a list of all our sponsors who contributed to the success of the event and helped build on the strong foundation of the club.  We appreciate your support as always. Up the Rocks!

NY Shamrock – First

The Shamrocks First Team recorded their second home win of the season on Saturday night, with a 3-1 dispatching of Doxa at a blustery St. Michael’s. Top scorer James Whyte brought his total to six goals in four games with strikes in both halves to ensure all three points for Kevin Grogan’s men. Ned Wagner starred at center midfield with tireless running and effort to inspire the victory, while Stu Colbert was once again solid at the heart of the defense. Whyte’s opener had the Rocks a goal to the good at half-time while Wagner added the second after heading home from a Sean Reilly free kick. After Whyte scored his second of the night, Doxa narrowed the lead to 3-1 with a spot kick with a quarter of an hour remaining, but the home side were always comfortable as the minutes ticked away. “Extremely important win,” said Kevin Grogan. “Slowly, but surely, we’re looking like the team we can be.”

NY Shamrock – Reserves

In the opening game of the Saturday night slate, Shamrock Reserves continued their winning streak to start the season with a 1-0 win over Doxa. The opening 30 minutes proved difficult for the Rocks, despite the away side playing a man down to open proceedings. Carving the opposing defense at will, the Rocks simply could not apply the finishing touches to a host of chances in the first half. Sean O’Neill and Paul McDaid coming closest for the home side. After the interval, a Joey Aronovsky corner kick found its way all the way to the back of the net on 60 minutes. The whip of the ball – and the wind – left the Doxa back line puzzled as the ball avoided everything to nestle in the far corner. The result never looked in doubt despite the narrow score line, with a fourth consecutive clean sheet for the Shamrock defense.

 NY Shamrock – 1960

Shamrock 1960’s will have to wait another week to claim their first points in Metro Division I, after falling 3-1 to NY MetroStars at Randall’s Island. In what was an end to end game from start to finish, the Rocks failed to convert their opening chances to grab an advantage before half time. Dan Meola hitting the cross bar with a free kick, as well as flashing wide from a Hughie McGowan cross. The Rocks entered the break 1-0 down. After conceding two quick goals after half time, new Rocks signings Stevie Carlin, Kevin Curran, and Shawn Duda were instrumental in a second half comeback. Curran scored his first goal from the club with a long-range effort from nearly 25 yards out. The Rocks threw everything at MetroStars in the final 25 minutes of the game, but the home side claimed all three points.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

Paddy McCarry’s Shamrock O-30’s endured a first loss of the season on Sunday, a tough 2-1 loss to a talented Manhattan Kickers side. The Rocks went one up through Dave Harvey on 25 minutes – a fantastic strike from the edge of the box to the top corner, assisted by Aidan Morton. However, it was a tale of two halves for the Rocks, as Manhattan Kickers started and finished the second 45 in the ascendency. An early goal was conceded early into the second half, and the comeback was complete when Kickers scored the winning goal with 20 minutes remaining. “We were the best side in the first half today. The Kickers are a good side, but the squad is anticipating a similar run to last year. After the first loss of the season, they went on a great winning streak. The Over-30 1st Division is extremely strong and getting stronger every year. There are very few easy games anymore.”, mentioned Coach McCarry.

NY Shamrock – Legends

The Legends ran into some unfortunate circumstances at the weekend, having to forfeit to Cozmoz FC. With the end of the summer family vacations, business trips and injuries, Emmett Harvey was not able to field enough players and could not reschedule the game.  Already a distant memory, the Legends are looking forward to their upcoming match against SC Eintracht.

NY Shamrock – Women’s A

The Women’s A team took on Fuel FC. Said Coach Paddy Geraghty, “We had our best performance of the year on Sunday. It was a big game for us to kick start our season.  We were much better in possession and could have scored ten if it wasn’t for their ‘keeper who had an exceptional game.  We had excellent performances from Jo Belluardo, Anna Spangler, and Chloe Wheeler, who led as a captain should.   We also got lots of minutes for Teresa Ferraro and Kailey Walsh as they continue to make their way back from injury.  We have another big game versus the league leaders on Sunday, and we’re missing five players. It will require a huge effort to get a result.”  The goal scores for the game were, Chloe Wheeler with 2, Jackie Pounder and Teresa Ferraro.

NY Shamrock – Women’s B

The Shamrock Women’s B team made it 4 victories from 4 games when they beat Astoria 3-0 at St. Michael’s.  Despite the comprehensive score line, this was another game that didn’t reflect how dominate the Rocks were on the day. First half goals from Shannon Hopkins, Jordyn Matthews and Sara Gomez handed the Rocks a comfortable victory on the afternoon. Said Coach Keith Perez, “While no goals came in the second half, I commend the ladies on their team play and passing – especially from the wings. We created a lot of chances and while nothing more materialized on the scoreboard, it reinforced our smart play and technique.  We hope to continue this kind of play – and our winning streak next week.”

The 5th Annual NY Shamrocks SC Golf Outing Sponsors

Thank you for the support!!!

Andrew James Interiors

Aquarius Painting

Attic to Basement

Brendan Donahue

Butcher’s Block

Copper Kettle

Cotswold Gin

Creo Design Collective, Inc.

Diago

Delirium Tremens

Donald Cantillo Architect

Duffy Flooring

Flynn’s Garden Inn

Folor, Inc

Founders

GC Warehouse

Grandstand

Harland Mechanical

H&L Ironworks

Hofbrau

JMC Floor Covering, Inc.

Kamco Supply Corp

Kent Ale House

Liberty Doorworks

Lifesource Irrigation

McGuinness

Montauk Brewery

Neil Blaauboer

New Tech Company

New Wire Electric

North Leitrim Wild Atlantic Way

Ommegang Brewery

Pat Burke

Profile Builders

Radeberger

Sidetrack’s

Solas Electric

Station Bar

The Chelsea Bell

The Courtyard Ale House

The Distillery

Top Notch Fitness

Visit Limerick

Walter’s Café

Woodbines

Ying Hua Huang, Esq.

 

NY Shamrock SC – Week 3

NY Shamrock – First

A long trip to Ramapo, New Jersey to face Cedar Stars Academy was just the start to a tough day for Kevin Grogan’s First Team. James Whyte scored his fourth goal in three games for his new club after applying a clinical finish to a superb Ethan Evans cross at the back post. An early 1-0 lead for the Rocks was dampened by a long range Cedar Stars equalizer, as well as the loss of defensive stalwart Charlie O’Loughlin through injury before half time. Injured winger Kwesi Mills-Odoi followed O’Loughlin off the pitch in the second half, leaving the traveling Rocks with an uphill battle in blazing conditions. The home side took the lead shortly after the 70th minute mark, and added a third in the dying moments of the game to seal a 3-1 victory – their first of the new season. “We are not having any luck with injuries,” said Grogan. “We have not had everyone available for selection yet this season. I must say though, we worked very hard today in extreme heat. We just need to retain possession better and take our chances with a better end product. It’s a work in progress. We have a tremendous group with last year’s players and many new faces. We have all the potential a club could wish for but there are two big games coming up. All focus on Doxa at home on Saturday night.”

NY Shamrock – Reserves

In the early kickoff, Shamrock Reserves braved the heat to head back home with a hard fought 1-0 win. Despite constant pressure and dominating possession for much of the first half, the Rocks found it difficult to find the opening goal of the game. Brendan Lane marked his return to action with a decisive display of passing, but an equally impressive performance in goal from the Cedar Stars ‘keeper kept the game deadlocked at the break. In the second half, Cedar Stars controlled the tempo for long spells, but an Alex Wasilewski goal, his second of the season, saw the visitors grab a 1-0 advantage. From a Cedar Stars free kick, the Rocks counter attack proved too quick to resist, with Wasilewski shooting across the onrushing goalie and into the back of the net with 20 minutes to play. Cedar Stars pushed for a late leveler, but a masterclass in defending from Rob Gaynor and Tim Fetherston ensured all three points.

NY Shamrock – 1960

Despite their best performance of the season, Shamrock 1960 still remain winless in Metro Division One after a 2-1 loss to BW Gottschee. On a day where fresh legs and fitness would prove to be the difference, the 1960’s fought tooth and nail with a short bench in 90 degree heat. Dan Meola scored his second goal in as many games off a Conor Doherty through ball with just five minutes gone in the opening half. The early goal set the tone for the Rocks, who created set piece opportunities and defended with purpose for a 1-0 half time lead. An open contest in the second half, the home side could not put the game to bed with the all important second goal. With 20 minutes remaining, Gottschee equalized after a shot from distance was tipped onto the upright from goalkeeper Eric Doyle and eventually trickled over the line. The visitors later grabbed the go ahead goal with just minutes remaining on the clock, after a series of neat passes found their striker in space to slot home for a dramatic winner.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

The Shamrock Over-30’s had perhaps their best result of the season on Sunday, ignoring the steamy conditions while missing quite a few players to beat Hoboken FC. As Coach McCarry has been saying, “Since day one, this is the best squad we have put together. All twelve today put in a great shift.” The Rocks found themselves one goal up after 35 minutes after a shot from Stephen Ampuero was blocked by the ‘keeper to an onrushing Pat Kelly, who finished well. Moments after half time, Dave Harvey picked up a pass from Bingo O’Driscoll and drilled a shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards out to double the lead. With 20 minutes left in the game, Neill Doran made certain of all three points by scoring his first of the season – a bicycle kick – from inside the box to the top corner of the net off another assist for O’Driscoll. Dominick McCartan was the Man of the Match for the Rocks, who earned another clean sheet victory to make it three wins from three.

NY Shamrock – Legends

It was a first loss of the season for the Shamrock Legends on Sunday afternoon, a tough 4-1 result to CSL newcomers America FC. A talented America side pounced on early Shamrock mistakes for a quick two goal lead. Despite a gritty performance from the Legends, along with Justin Stanford’s first goal of the season, the pressure and fitness from America proved to be too much. A long unbeaten run, dating back to the beginning of last season’s second half, had come to a close for Emmett Harvey’s men, who will look to rebound quickly after facing three difficult opponents on the hop.

NY Shamrock Women – A 

Coming off a strong win last week, Shamrock Women’s ‘A’ Team kicked off at 3pm at Icahn stadium against last season’s State Cup rival, Rovers.  The first half was evenly matched but Rovers scored on a break away to end the half 1-0 to the home team.  The second half was much more in the Rocks favor, applying pressure to the Rovers defense looking for an equalizer.  With 15 minutes remaining, Captain Chloe Wheeler picked up the ball on the left wing and sent it into the side netting of the far post.  Despite much of the possession and a great effort from Denise Wilson, the Shamrocks weren’t able to grab a late winner.  Without a regular ‘keeper, Anna Spangler and Caroline Carter both played a half in goal.  Paddy Geraghty commented, “A draw was probably a fair result against a strong Rovers side. I was very pleased with our resolve to grab a late equalizer and when we simplified our play we were much more effective.  We have a lot to work on to raise our level, but we’ll start again at practice and be better in our next game.”

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Chloe Wheeler scored the equalizer for the Rocks.

NY Shamrock Women – B 

The Lady Rocks ‘B’ continued their winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Appletown FC with Sara Gomez netting the only goal of the contest.  A delighted Coach Keith Perez stated, “We had some early injuries and late arrivals that left us playing without substitutes, but the ladies stayed composed as a team and were able to take a 1-0 lead about mid way into the first half. We played the ball through the wing and the ladies put themselves in the right spots and that led to our goal. We dominated the second half with a great team effort.  The defense was composed and steady. The midfield play, especially through the wings, was phenomenal and led to plenty of chances offensively.  While this wasn’t reflected in the score line, I was very happy with our performance in the second half. We will be looking to continue that form in the games to come.”

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.”