About NY Shamrock SC

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

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Rocks ready for Richmond rendezvous

  • First team seeking to make it two from two
  • Rob’s reserves ready for Saturday trip to New Jersey
  • Get involved in our 60th anniversary celebrations! 

Saturday evening will see the Shamrocks Firsts and Reserves head to Clifton, New Jersey to take on Richmond County FC (Athenia Steel Complex K.O 5:15 & 7:15).

The two teams kicked off the new season last Sunday against Kelmendi at Roosevelt Island with the firsts earning a perfect winning start and the reserves beginning solidly with a tie.

In that opening game of the day, Rob O’Neill’s reserves were forced to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw against a spirited Kelmendi side. Two goals, including a last gasp header, from Ben Jordan and a well taken Mark Roche penalty saw both sides share the points.

Paddy Geraghty’s first team had an easier time of it, running out 6-2 winners against their Kelmendi counterparts. The undoubted star of the show was Kurt Cameron with four goals and one apiece from Ahmed Mohamed and Jared Gilbey. Despite going one down after five minutes, Shamrocks took control of the game and ran out easy winners with a dominant second half performance.

It will be a Staten Island club on New Jersey territory presenting the challenge for the Rocks this weekend. 

Richmond Reserves, fresh off an 11-3 shellacking of Polonia will provide a stern test for Rob O’Neill’s men. When asked, O’Neill stated that he was looking for “three points and a big performance from the lads”.

In the firsts game, coach Paddy Geraghty will be without a number of players for what he has marked down as being “a tough away game against a team unbeaten in their last seven games”. Geraghty is in a confident mood saying “we’ll be going there looking to get three points and stay top of the league”.

Meanwhile, in honor of a landmark year, we are giving our members, past-members and supporters a unique opportunity to be a part of our official 60th anniversary!

Not only can your business sponsor this specially designed shirt but you can also personally support our club’s operations after a difficult year by adding your name and the year you discovered the club to the famous green of the Rocks!

Register here, email NYShamrockSC@gmail.com or text/call one of the 60th Anniversary Jersey Committee members for more info…

  • John Riordan (917) 767-2362
  • Ger Shivnan (646) 509-7049
  • Teresa Brink (917) 916-1384

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS – 60th anniversary jersey:

  • $100 – your name and the year you discovered the Rocks
  • $150 – jersey mailed to you
  • $200 – jersey mailed to you + season non-playing membership

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP:

  • $5,000 sponsorship across front of all sets of jerseys
  • $2,500 sponsorship across back over number
  • $2,000 sponsorship across back under number

You can pay by Zelle / Venmo /PayPal to NYShamrockSC@gmail.com / @nyshamrocksc

Or by check to NY Shamrock SC – PO BOX 4051, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Place name and year in the memo or the online message.

Do you want to be a part of our 60th anniversary Rocks jersey!

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In honor of a landmark year, we are giving our members, past-members and supporters a unique opportunity to be a part of our official 60th anniversary!

Not only can your business sponsor this specially designed shirt but you can also personally support our club’s operations after a difficult year by adding your name and the year you discovered the club to the famous green of the Rocks!

Register here, email NYShamrockSC@gmail.com or text/call one of the 60th Anniversary Jersey Committee members for more info…

  • John Riordan (917) 767-2362
  • Ger Shivnan (646) 509-7049

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS – 60th anniversary jersey
$5,000
sponsorship across front of all sets of jerseys
$2,500 sponsorship across back over number
$2,000 sponsorship across back under number

Name on 60th anniversary jersey
$100
– your name and the year you discovered the Rocks
$150 – jersey mailed to you
$200 – jersey mailed to you + season non-playing membership

You can pay by Zelle / Venmo /PayPal to NYShamrockSC@gmail.com / @nyshamrocksc

Or by check to NY Shamrock SC – PO BOX 4051, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Place name and year in the memo or the online message.

New season gets underway at Roosevelt Island

Sunday will see the commencement of the new season with Paddy Geraghty’s men’s first team and Rob O’Neill’s Reserves lining out against Kelmendi FC at Roosevelt Island’s Octagon (kick off 10am and 12pm).

“It’s great to be back playing,” said newly installed club president and first team gaffer Geraghty.

“Our committee has been working hard to facilitate a safe return and currently we can accommodate up to 90 players on our men’s teams. We are also close to getting our women’s teams back on the field so hopefully we can finalize details on that next week.  

“Securing Roosevelt Island as our home field allows us to ensure all safety protocols will be met as well as providing a local venue for supporters to watch games. Special thanks must go to Sean O’Neill who worked diligently behind the scenes to help ensure we would be able to compete in the CSL this Fall. We hope to see some familiar faces on Sunday.”

The Shamrocks defense, shorn of talismanic defender Stu Colbert, will have to be at their best against the free-scoring Albanians. Geraghty can, however, rely on the experience of Larry Slaughter, John McAleenan and the returning Charlie O’Loughlin to marshal the back line.

On the other side of the field Geraghty will have an exciting attack with goal threats throughout the midfield and forwards in players such as Darren Coleman, Joey Aronovsky, Chris Uy and Kurt Cameron.

“We are looking forward to Sunday’s game,” he added.

“We have a strong squad that has been together for a while and the pre-season has gone well. We welcome back Charlie O’Loughlin, a direct replacement for Stuart Colbert, who we wish well after his recent surgery.  Our new players including Reed Williams, Kyle Perno, Jared Gilbey, and Aidan Haas have shown well in training and will improve the depth of our squad.  We can’t wait to get started.”

Rob O’Neill’s reserves take the field against Kelmendi FC NY Reserve who are newcomers to the division and will be something of an unknown quantity. O’Neill will have a hugely experienced squad at his disposal and they are certainly capable of mounting a title challenge.

Lastly, the club would like to wish all the very best to Mikaela Howell who has signed for Sky Blue FC who play in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Shamrocks’ 60th anniversary season can finally begin!

After several months of uncertainty, the Shamrocks Soccer Club can at last begin to celebrate 60 years of soccer in New York City!

It has been a sad year for the city and the thoughts of everyone at our club are with everyone who has endured hardship throughout this time.

But there are causes for optimism now at the Rocks with a new president and a new committee, a new field permit secured and a new campaign being launched where you and all of our supporters can have your name or a message inscribed on our special 60th anniversary jersey.

At a first ever Virtual AGM on Monday September 14 – which had been delayed due to uncertainty over the prospects of Fall soccer – a well attended recap of a shortened season culminated in a successful vote for new officers.

Some of the AGM delegates who attended via Zoom on Monday Sept 14 including new Shamrocks baby Zoe Ferraro-Gosse, daughter of Zachary and Teresa.

First team coach Paddy Geraghty was a very popular choice to succeed Teresa Brink as president with Teresa moving to the role of secretary. New committee members Ger Shivnan (PRO,) Des Fetherston and Joe Zorbo were welcomed aboard and outgoing officers Amber Waery and Erin Cullen were thanked for their commitment to the club. See below for full committee list.

Meanwhile, after a tough month of searching for a field, the Shamrocks can finally confirm involvement in Division 1 of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League after the securing of Roosevelt Island Octagon. Huge gratitude to long time Rock and RI resident Sean O’Neill for his help in this matter.

The firsts and reserves will kick off the new season on Sunday October 4 with a home game at Roosevelt against Kelmendi (10am/12pm) followed by a trip to Richmond County, a home clash with Beyond and then October rounds out away to Zum Schneider. Full schedule here.

With 60th anniversary celebrations having been hampered by the global pandemic, the club committee is looking for sponsorship through a specially designed 60th anniversary jersey which will be inscribed with the names and / or messages of Rocks supporters. Email NYShamrockSC@gmail.com for more information.

Fundraising – 60th anniversary jersey:
$5,000 sponsorship across front of all sets of jerseys
$2,500 sponsorship across back over number
$2,000 sponsorship across back under number

Name on jersey:
$100 – name and / or message on 60th anniversary jersey
$150 – + jersey mailed to you
$200 – + jersey mailed to you + season non-playing membership

Meanwhile, amidst all the good news, we did have one setback during our pre-season friendly at Lansdowne on Saturday evening. Club stalwart Stu Colbert is today beginning his long road to recovery after surgery on a serious leg injury sustained during that game. He is in good spirits and emerged from hospital wearing Rocks merch. Best of luck Stu!

Stu Colbert pictured post-aurgery.

Unfortunately due to the lack of field permits in the five boroughs, there will be no Fall season for the rest of the CSL along with the New York Metropolitan Women’s Soccer League who are entirely dependent on the New York Parks Dept.

As a result the Shamrocks Over 30s have entered a team into the Long Island league and the Legends are now also seeking players aged Over 40 to do likewise. Please reach out to John Riordan at (917) 767-2362.

Finally, the club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to longstanding player Bingo O’Driscoll and his family on the passing of his father Gene. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

2020-21 Shamrocks Committee:

President: Paddy Geraghty

Vice President :John Riordan

Secretary: Teresa Brink

Treasurer: Rob Gaynor

Games Commissioner: Kailey Walsh

Social Secretary: Georgia Frost

PRO: Ger Shivnan

Club Directors: Pat Burke, Des Fetherston, Nikle Guzijan, Sean Mc Mullan, Rob O’Neill, Tricia Reed-Geraghty, Joe Zorbo

Up the Rocks!

RIP ‘Scotty’ Shevlin

The Shamrocks Soccer Club has lost a great man.

David ‘Scotty’ Shevlin, who passed away Thursday after a short illness, was president of the club for two decades and his longevity in the role brought the club to great success and heights.

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This popular Scotland-born gentleman is one of the main reasons why the club is where it is today. He had a welcoming smile and friendly handshake for any new members.

Being a Scotsman, he shared his great sense of humor with everyone. A true legend and a true Shamrock. Scotty, you will be missed by all.

His wake will take place on Friday, July 24 from 4pm-8pm at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home (located at 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522). The funeral is set for the following day, Saturday, July 25, 11am at Our Lady of Pompeii Church (located at 95 Palisade St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522).

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In this picture, Scotty is gathered with old Shamrocks friends on the evening he was Guest of Honor at the 2017 End-of-Season Awards Banquet. Scotty was also named an Honorary Lifetime Member of the club that night.

RIP Scotty.

Rocks derby goes Green’s way / big wins for reserves, 30s and Legends

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WEEKEND REPORT

Two goals from Kathryn Michaud helped Shamrocks Green beat Shamrocks White 4-0 on Sunday at St Michaels in their first club derby of the season.

Last season’s top scorer and player of the year Mikaela Howell was also on the scoresheet alongside Chloe Wheeler in what player coach Kelci Hegg described as a “solid performance”.

“Sunday was a good day for the club!” said Hegg.

“It was satisfying to see how many players and supporters from our other club teams came to watch our match. As for the game, it was nice to see our team return to form from last year.

“The addition of Briana Hovington on the back line strengthens us immensely. We also saw quality play from newcomer, Kathryn Michaud, who finished two quality crosses. Missing from last weeks squad, Chloe Wheeler and Mikaela Howell, who scored a goal each On Sunday, put pressure on the White teams back line that we were missing previously.

“Overall, it was a solid performance from the team and a much needed win to get us back on track.”

There was also a first win of the season for the reserves who recorded a 4-0 demolition of Cedar Stars Academy at at Randall’s Island.

Joey Aronovsky, Micky McGreevy, Rob Serenbetz and James Hudson were all on the scoresheet for Kevin McPhillips‘ side.

“Delighted with the clean sheet and it’s a great result,” said KMc. “But it probably should have been seven or eight in the end. We dominated the game from start to finish so that kind of performance is the benchmark going forward.”

The Over 30s came from behind to beat Manhattan Kickers in the first game of Sunday, a 2-1 victory that was hard fought and exciting.

At 1-0 down, Sean Mc Mullan pulled off a dramatic save from a Kickers penalty, setting the platform for a tense finish. Shane Moore equalized after an impressive solo effort before Dave Finlay set up Kevin Curran for the winner on 80 minutes.

“We needed a win to get back on track and we did just that despite going down 1-0 down just before the half,” said Mc Mullan.

“We picked ourselves up and went for it in the second half and scored two great goals. Very proud of the spirit we showed!”

The Legends followed the lead of their club mates with a similarly tense 2-1 victory over Barnstonworth Rovers.

Once again, Marcus Nascimento and Ger Shivnan both found the net with sensational goals. Shivnan set up the first after 15 minutes while Paddy Geraghty lined up the Roscommon man for the winner with 15 minutes to go after Barnstonworth had leveled through a penalty.

“That was a huge win in difficult conditions,” said Riordan.

“The team is starting to show some real resolve now. We could probably have been 3-0 up so it was a little disheartening to let them back into the game like we did. But we rallied and the winner was special from Ger. We still had to see it out for about ten minutes and we showed huge desire to get all three points.”

Shamrocks 1960 lost 4-1 at Brooklyn City, their third loss of the inaugural Division 3 season.

“It was another tough loss,”

“We were tied 1–1 at half-time but the lack of bodies killed us in the second half. We finished the game with two injured players on the pitch which didn’t help. Very proud of the lads – they battled to the end. We’ll regroup this week and hopefully have a full squad for Gotham Argo on Sunday.”

Shamrocks showdown in Women’s Soccer League

  • Champions Green take on White at St Michaels
  • Weekend off for first team as reserves face Cedar Stars
  • 1960 travel to Coney Island
  • Double header for the Over 30s and Legends

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Last season began with a club derby between the two Shamrocks women’s teams, the first ever.

This year, we only have to wait until week two of NYMWSL Division A for the two sides to face off and with both teams having improved over the summer, it promises to be the top game of the weekend (St Michael’s – 11am).

Champions Shamrocks Green arrive into this one on the back of a 1-1 tie with Rovers while Shamrocks White started very promisingly with a 3-0 victory over Beyond.

“Our matchup with Shamrocks White always proves to be our toughest game of the season,” said Green player coach Kelci Hegg.

“We are used to competing at practice with each other and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They are a very good side and we will have to bring our best play to beat them.

“At the end of the day, we are still one club and there is sure to be drinks and cheers regardless of the outcome. We hope to have lots of club support and are looking forward to a great day!”

In the men’s league, the Shamrocks first team have the week off due to the involvement of Cedar Stars Academy in the US Open Cup.

The reserves game will go ahead with a 7pm kick-off at Randall’s Icahn, a repeat of last season’s State Cup final which was won by the Rocks.

“We’ve had very poor starts in the first two games so I’ll ask the players to be ready to go from the off this week,” said Kevin McPhillips.

“First clean sheet and a win is the target.”

Shamrocks 1960 will also be seeking their first win of the season when they make the trip to Coney Island for a Division 3 clash with Brooklyn City (Kaiser Park – 11am).

“We are looking to right the ship Sunday and get back on target in the league,” said coach Rob O’Neill.

“We are playing a good Brooklyn City team but I fully believe we’ll pull in our first win of the season.”

There is an Over 30s / Over 40s double header at Randall’s 74 on Sunday morning starting with Shamrocks Over 30s returning to action after a week off against perennial rivals Manhattan Kickers at 8am.

Then the Shamrocks Legends face their toughest game of the month when then take on Barnstonworth Old Boys at 10am.

The Legends have won their first two games and player coach John Riordan will welcome back several players to the fold for what should be the strongest squad of the season so far.

“Barnstonworth pretty much ended our season back in May with a very good performance,” recalled Riordan.

“They were strong that day and we’ll be under no illusions about the challenge we face this weekend. If we are more clinical in front of goal, we have a chance of getting a result.”

Winning start for Rocks White / Legends make it two from two

New Shamrocks White coach John Keane enjoyed a perfect start to his new role at the club when his team recorded a 3-0 victory over Beyond FC at St Michaels on Sunday.

After a hard fought and scoreless first half, Christine Perrella opened the scoring in the second half and Cassie Esposito also opened her account for the season with a pair of goals which sealed victory.

“Great team effort in what was a very evenly matched game,” said Keane.

“We began to outwork our opponents in all areas in the second half and the breakthrough came for a deserved win.”

NYMWSL Division A champions Shamrocks Green started their title defense with a 1-1 tie at Rovers.

”This was the epitome of the first game of the season,” said new coach Kelci Hegg.

“We were a little rushed, a little disorganized but overall, we managed to get a result. I have confidence as we go forward, we will be fitter and smarter in the games to come.

“It was good to see Teresa Ferraro not miss a beat is she came back and scored our lone goal and have a newcomer Dayna Darcy create the assist.”

Meanwhile, in the men’s league, the first team were unlucky not to bring a result back from Travers Island where NYAC emerged 3-2 winners.

A goal just before half-time from Francesco Zanetti set up by John McAleenan and an 85th minute consolation from Jack Watson with Darren Coleman assisting were not enough to salvage a first point of the season.

“We were unlucky not to get a point from the game,” said Paddy Geraghty.

“We had a few decent chances and hit the crossbar. We gave away two goals that were avoidable and overall we didn’t play our game. We’ll try fix it this week and go again next Sunday.”

In the curtain raiser, the Rocks Reserves battled back from 3-1 down to eke out a 3-3 draw against perennial rivals NYAC. James Whyte (1) and James Hudson (2) were on the mark for Kevin McPhillips’ men.

”Another slow start this week but the lads showed good character again to score three unanswered goals and come away with the point,” said Coach KMc.

“The group is still getting to know each other and we’ve got some things to figure out, but the team spirit and effort is fantastic.”

Shamrocks 1960 are also seeking a first point after they too were on the wrong end of a 3-2 reversal, Ciaran Brennan and Hughie McGowan scoring the goals for Rob O’Neill’s team.

“This was a tough loss once again,” said O’Neill.

”We missed a few great chances and conceded a couple soft goals. Disappointing but we’ll regroup at training Tuesday and move forward.”

In the first game of a busy Sunday, the Legends were 5-2 winners over Eintracht, sending John Riordan’s men to a 2-0 record at the top of the Over 40s Division.

Marcus Nascimento opened the scoring early with a fine finish off a Ger Shivnan assist. The Brazilian then turned provider for Shivnan who also added a third team goal just before half-time.

Eintracht narrowed the game to 3-1 but then Shivnan added another assist to his tally when he played in Paul Bradshaw for his first goal of the season, giving the Legends some breathing space. Paddy Geraghty rounded off the scoring with an immaculate left foot finish.

“Delighted with the win,” said Riordan. “It was great to have Cair Ferguson back in action and also good to see Paul Bradshaw find the back of the net. Good team performance but a big test next Sunday against Barnstonworth will really tell us where we are.”