Robbie Walsh RIP

We are shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of our friend, player and coach, Robbie Walsh.

A true Shamrocks Legend, his service to this club will never be forgotten.

The thoughts of all our members are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

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Happy birthday Paddy Rooney!

A great day in Long Island on Saturday meeting with two of our honorees – birthday boy Paddy Rooney and former President Pat Rooney.

We brought along two of our five trophies to show to the assembled guests. And the Rooney family has kindly provided us with a loan of a Shamrocks jersey from the club’s first season in 1960.

It will be on display Saturday night at the awards banquet!

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From left, John Riordan (Shamrocks committee and Over 30s player), former club president Pat Rooney, Women’s team captain Sinead Hennessy and Women’s team player Aoife West.

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Old Shamrocks friends Pat Rooney (left) and Paddy Rooney pictured with the Women’s league trophy and Over 30s State Cup.

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Draws for CSL League Cups

The Shamrocks will host Division 2 outfit Beyond FC in the first round of the CSL League Cup on Sunday March 13 In what will be a welcome return to competitive action.
  

The draw for all of the secondary cup competitions was made on Saturday with the Rocks Reserves receiving a tough task away to the NY Greek Americans first team in the same League Cup.
  

Shamrocks 1960 will defend the Harry Saunders Cup against Williamsburg International after the reserves clinched that trophy back in June.Meanwhile in the Over-30s Cup, the Rocks Legends will host Hoboken in what will be a likely triple header at Randall’s Island.

Kicks & Giggles a success!

It proved to be a fun evening of entertainment at the Kicks & Giggles fundraiser in the Kent Ale House in Williamsburg on Wednesday night.

Thank you to everyone who showed up and supported!

Special gratitude to the performers Maeve Higgins, Emma Willmann, Alex Carabaño, David Finklestein, Paddy Geraghty and of course to the star of the night, the one and only Sinead Hennessy.

See below the photographs for the list of raffle winners

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The comedians who volunteered their time for the Rocks (from left to right) Emma Willmann, David Finklestein, Maeve Higgins, Sinead Hennessy and Alex Carabaño. 

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RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS

1st prize – $500 – Randy Cintron
2nd prize – Pair of tickets to LES MISERABLES – Anthony Callea
3rd prize – Pair of tickets to KINKY BOOTS – Nancy Holmes
4th prize – Pair of tickets to PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Robbie O’Neill
5th prize – Signed Abby Wambach soccer ball – Nigel Cough
6th prize – Four Brooklyn Nets tickets – Clippers @ Nets on Saturday Dec 12 – Tina Rudkoski
7th prize – Four Brooklyn Nets tickets – 76ers @ Nets on Thursday Dec 10 – Randy Cintron
8th prize – NY Red Bulls jersey – Sinead Hennessy
9th prize – NY Red Bulls jersey – Irene Riordan
10th prize – Pair of tickets to Rough Trade Records New Year’s Eve Party – Sinead Curran
Pair of tickets to Deerhunter at Rough Trade Records – Pat Burke
Bottle of DoN Perignon – Joey Zorbo
Bottle of Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Lynda West

Kicks & Giggles almost here!

Just over 24 hours to our sold out stand up comedy night KICKS & GIGGLES at the Kent Ale House with Maeve Higgins headlining. Should be a great evening of entertainment!

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There are still raffle tickets for some great prizes including $500 for the winner; pairs of tickets for three amazing Broadway shows PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES and KINKY BOOTS as well as a signed Abby Wambach soccer ball and some pretty fancy bottles of booze which will come in handy for the holidays!

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Our new club scarves will also be launched at event and there a limited supply still left to buy at $20 each.

Email the club at NYShamrockSC@gmail.com to buy raffle tickets or a scarf and if you’re going to the show, see you there!

Up the Rocks!!

Women’s team through to final, Rocks 1960 top of the league

  • Shamrocks Women advance to cup final
  • Rocks 1960 move top of Metro 2
  • Second win in a row for Legends
  • Over 30s win inspired by another Riley hat trick
  • Irish Derby ends in defeat for first team

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The Rocks Women are through to the Division B Cup Final after a 4-0 win over Astoria in St Michaels.

Yet another Sinead Hennessy hat trick inspired the victory following on from Brittany Meade’s opener.

Meade beat the offside trap midway through the first half and slotted home from just inside the box after an excellent pass from midfield.

The Rocks had plenty chances to extend their lead but the score remained 1-0 at half-time. Hennessy then began to roll in the second half and her first goal was the result of a superb build-up involving Aoife West, Michaela Newell, Paige Osborne and Newell again who sent a pass over the defense to Hennessy, the striker dropping the shoulder brilliantly before hitting the net.

Her second was even more impressive, hitting the far top corner with a looping shot and she soon notched her 17th of the season, Ferraro’s well played ball from the center circle finding impressive new signing Crystal Mena who sent in an accurate low cross to the Rocks captain.

“A great performance in the from the ladies,” reflected coach Paddy Geraghty. “We limited Astoria to long range efforts and Jessica our keeper didn’t have a save to make.

“We’re top of the league and we now have a final to look forward to in the Spring. It gives us a lot to work towards over the winter.”

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Crystal Mena (left) and Becky Torres starred for the Shamrocks in the win over Astoria. Pictures by Sarah Thorenton

The Irish Derby at Randalls Island on Saturday night ended in a tough defeat for the Shamrocks after a battling performance failed to prevent a 2-0 loss to Manhattan Celtic.

Manhattan, who scored early in both halves in an entertaining encounter, now close the gap to the fourth-placed Rocks to two points going into the Thanksgiving break.

“Manhattan used their experience and deserved the points overall,” said coach Kevin Grogan.

“Again we worked hard. We will bounce back. It’s only our second loss of the season. We are still a new team and it takes time to blend. We have a lot of good traits.”

The night started off perfectly for the Rocks, a 2-0 win for the Reserves against Celtic in the opener. Shane Moore (pictured) scored in the first half and Daniel Cano wrapped up the points with 15 minutes to go, a brilliant finish from ten yards out ending a great sequence of passing.

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Reserves captain Shane Moore. Picture: Dennis Schneider

“That was our best performance so far this year,” said coach Stevie Doyle. “We controlled the game from start to finish and what was most pleasing is to have kept a clean sheet

“We worked so hard from the get go and fully deserved the three points. Very pleasing on the eye the way we played and passed the ball around.”

Meanwhile, Rocks 1960 went top of Metro 2 after a 3-0 win against Gotham.

Robbie O’Neill kept his third clean sheet in a row while the business at the other end was done masterfully by goalscorers Hughie McGowan, Dave Harvey and Dan Meola.

McGowan had the Rocks 1-0 up at the break and Harvey’s strike was the standout moment of the game – brilliantly curling home to the far corner from distance. Meola wrapped up the points with a superb finish on the break.

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Dave Harvey scored a superb goal for the Rocks. Picture: Sarah Thorenton

“It’s a great feeling to be on top,” said coach Andy Connolly. “We worked hard for this but there’s a long way to go.”

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Center back and player-assistant coach Neil Mannion and midfielder Ciaran Moloney impressed for Rocks 1960. Pictures by Sarah Thorenton

Earlier in the day, Sean Riley scored his third hat trick in a row to inspire the Over 30s towards a crucial top of the table win at Randalls Island on Sunday morning, convincingly beating second placed CPR Old Boys 4-2.

Top scorer Riley had the home side 2-0 up at half-time following two impressive goals.

His first was a well-placed header on the end of an in-swinging Tayfun Gokmen corner. Shawn Baron brilliantly set up the second, sharing a one-two with Riley who shot home clinically.

Riley turned provider at the start of the second half, flicking a pass on to Gokmen who rounded the keeper and tapped home to make it 3-0.

CPR struck back 12 minutes later courtesy of a penalty but Riley rounded out his hat trick after running onto an inch perfect Paddy Geraghty pass.

CPR scored a late consolation but now lie six points behind the Rocks with a game in hand.

“It was a great team performance by all 15 players,” said coach Paddy Mc Carry. “We played some great football and totally deserved the three points. If we keep playing like that, we won’t be caught in the league.

“I’m over the moon for the players. The squad has been great all year and they deserve to be top of the league.”

In Brooklyn meanwhile, the Legends won their second Over 36 game in a row now a well deserved 4-1 victory at Barnstonworth Rovers.

Goals from Ger Shivnan, Benny Lujita, Bruno Angelucci and Stevie Doyle wrapped up the points for the Rocks.

“Delighted with our second win in a row,” said assistant coach Donal ‘Ducky’ Kelly.

“A battling performance by the whole squad. We kept our heads in difficult circumstances and took our chances when they came. We can look forward to testing ourselves against the league leaders in our next outing now.”