The inaugural SHAMROCKS COMMUNITY coaching event took place at St Michael’s on Sunday April 9, welcoming the good people of AHRC NYC.
AHRC NYC is one of the leading organizations which supports people with developmental and intellectual disability in the New York area. Our closest location is their Sunnyside HQ and they sent a group of soccer players to enjoy a coaching seminar under the tutelage of Technical Director Kevin Grogan.
Coach Grogan’s Shamrocks Community soccer clinic lasted for an hour and constituted light warm-ups, maneuvers, mini games and several other drills.
“The participants enjoyed the soccer clinic very much and expressed that they would love to have more in the future,” said Tashi Choepel, Community Support at AHRC Sunnyside.
“AHRC’s current focus is on integrating our people within the local area and Shamrocks Community offered a great platform to reach this goal.”
“They really enjoyed the coaching and we loved working with Tashi and his crew!” said Kevin Grogan.
“Any opportunity to engage with our community is very welcome and this first event was a memorable experience for everybody involved. We look forward to future similar events and we are delighted to be associated with AHRC Sunnyside.”
It was an enjoyable day on Sunday for the Shamrocks Women’s team who celebrated coach Paddy Geraghty’s 40th birthday in style with a 2-1 win over CPR White in the State Cup semi-final!
Up the Rocks!
(Pictures by Aoife West)
Coach Paddy Geraghty speaks to his players before their crucial State Cup semi-final against CPR White at East River Park on Sunday.
Back row, left to right, Sinéad Hennessy, Erin Cullen, Chloe Wheeler, Teresa Ferraro, Shannon Fitzpatrick. Middle row, left to right, Caroline Carter, Christina Beck, Allie Cacciotti, Georgia Frost, Jackie Pounder. Front row, left to right, Anna Spangler, Jo Belluardo, Chelsea Harris, Jarielle Uter.
Team huddle before the game.
Getting ready for the big game at East River Park with the Williamsburg waterfront forming a backdrop across the East River.
Celebrating the big 4-0 back at the Courtyard Ale House!
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It was a very enjoyable day at Lido Beach for the fourth annual Shamrocks Soccer Club Golf Outing on Monday where golfers enjoyed perfect conditions.
We were especially honored to be joined by our old friends and legendary Shamrocks Paddy Rooney, Tony Halpin, Christy Halpin and Joe Morrissey who played as guests of Gold Sponsor Andrew James Interiors.
Pictured after Monday’s golf outing at Lido Beach, Shamrocks Vice President Pat Burke, Christy Halpin, Paddy Rooney, Tony Halpin, Joe Morrissey and Kevin McPartland. Photo: John Riordan
A very special thank you to our gold sponsors AJ Interiors, our silver sponsors Kamco Supply Corp and Beer Karma NYC the players who spent the day with us and of course to all our hole sponsors!
Our top tier sponsors Andrew James Interiors, Kamco Supply Corp and Beer Karma NYC.
A perfect setting for a day of golf!
Shamrocks Women’s coach Paddy Geraghty enjoying his day out and having his photo taken with Columbia Care, the employers of his wife and assistant coach, Tricia Reed.