NY Shamrock SC – First Team – 2017/18

First Team 17-18

Back row left to rightKevin Grogan (Coach), Gianfranco Barone, Joe Zorbo, Matthew Lawrence, Kurt Cameron, Calvin Moyes, Omar Tall, Abou Kaba, Stuart Colbert, Lerthon Theuma, Robbie Webster, John Riordan (Assistant Coach)

Front row left to right: James Whyte, Ethan Evans, Dan Giorgi, Zachary Gosse (Captain), Kwesi Mills-Odoi, Nick Zorbo, Ned Wagner, Serigne Kasse

Missing: Giuseppe Barone, Ethan Evans, Alejandro Fritz Ruenes, Benjamin Marcu, Ryan Matthews, Charles O’Loughlin, Sean Reilly, Edwad Chris Uy, James Zaidan

NY Shamrock SC – Reserves Team – 2017/18

Reserves 17-18

Back row left to right: Dan Meola (Coach), Rob Gaynor, Conner Lachenbruch, Paul McDaid, Des Fetherston, Nikolas Guzijan, Gil Christenberry, Timmy Fetherston, Kieran McGovern, Keith Buckley (Assistant Coach)

Front row left to right: Darren Coleman, Joey Aronovsky, Michael Stone, Alex Wasilewski, Chris Burns, George Lara, Andrew Scott, Fabio Tambosi.

Missing: Tai Alegbe, Eoghan Crowley, Junior Elleston, Jeffery Greenspan, Jonathan Hayes, Mitchell Jones, Joe Kennedy, Brendan Lane, Michael McGreevey, John O’Neill, Santiago Rigby, Larry Slaughter


Week 7 & Week 8 Results

Week Eight Results – 11.05.2017

NY Shamrock – First

The Shamrock Firsts held current Cosmo League Champions NY Greek Americans to a 1-1 stalemate at St Michaels on Saturday night. Kurt Cameron was on target once again for the Rocks, an early goal adding to his tally of four in two games. However, the goal wasn’t enough to keep his team top of the league as Lansdowne Bhoys leapfrogged the Rocks into first place with a win at NYAC. Cameron struck with just six minutes on the clock after midfielder Giuseppe Barone’s brilliant dribble to the byline allowed him to square to the big center forward. A Shamrock defensive mix-up allowed the Greeks pull level just before half-time, as the two teams could not find anything between them in the second half. “We have a long way to go,” said Kevin Grogan. “We need more from some players. A few are getting complacent which is a mistake, as we have a big squad and everyone needs to fight for their place. When all is said and done though, a point is not a bad result but we are just a bit disappointed in the performance. We have another few gears.”

NY Shamrock – Reserves

NY Shamrock Reserves had the tough task of playing two games in less than 48 hours, but despite the quick turnaround the Rocks remain unbeaten in league play. On Thursday night, the Rocks traveled to Randall’s Island to take on NY Pancyprians. The Rocks defense, who had not allowed a league goal all season, was finally breached after the 30 minute mark. For the second game running, a Sean O’Neill goal was ruled out for a foul on the opposing goalie. The Rocks entered the break in unfamiliar territory after conceding their first league goal, but they responded well when Andrew Scott’s cross found the head of Brendan Lane. With over a third of the game left to play, the visitors pushed for a victory that would never come, eventually settling for a 1-1 draw.
With the NY Greek Americans coming travelling to St. Michael’s, the Rocks had a chance to quickly forget their lackluster midweek performance. They did just so, dominating the possession and the chances as they looked like a team with something to prove. The breakthrough came after 35 minutes, with Darren Coleman applying a fine finish to a move which he had started. The Irishman had the home side ahead at the break, as they looked to deservedly add to their goal tally. The Greeks threw a spanner in the works against the run of play, equalizing with a close range tap in after a defensive mix-up knotted things at 1-1. The Rocks, always the better team on the night, earned their reward with just over 15 minutes left to play, as Chris Burns calmly finished a scramble in the box. Despite always being in control, the Rocks were forced to sweat out the final five minutes, as numerous NYGA free kicks were dealt with well by the defense. A massive, well deserved win over a familiar foe continued the Shamrock Reserves unbeaten start to the season.

NY Shamrock – 1960

After weeks of fighting tooth and nail to earn their first league points of the season, Shamrock 1960’s did so in fine fashion at a soaked St. Michael’s against Ridgewood Romac on NY Marathon Sunday. Always looking dangerous from the first whistle, the Rocks grabbed their lead just before half time, when Isaac Hidalgo’s volley from a corner kick put them a goal to the good. In the second half, Romac clawed their way back into the contest with a goal that struck the wet palms of keeper Eric Doyle and trickled into the back of the net. However, the Rocks wasted no time restoring their advantage, as top scorer Dan Meola raced past two defenders and beat the Romac keeper at his near post. The visitors responded well, and pushed for an equalizer they deserved, after a stunning free kick from 25 yards out hit the back of the net. The see-saw affair saw the home side go in front for the third and final time, as Amar Daved finished a slick one-two with Karl Chaudry to restore the lead. Chaudry scored a goal of his own from a Joe Connolly assist, and Connolly grabbed a goal himself to hand the Rocks an impressive 5-2 win.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

NY Shamrock O-30’s earned a hard fought point in a 3-3 draw against NY Greek Americans on Sunday night at the Met Oval. The Rocks found themselves 1-0 down after a defensive lapse lead to an opening goal for the Greeks. The always reliable Johnny McGeeney was on hand to level things up for the visitors just ten minutes later with a cool finish. However, the equalizer was short lived as the Rocks fell 2-1 and 3-1 down just before the stroke of half time, with defensive errors playing a key part in all three goals. An interval which saw the Rocks make three changes brought about better fortune, as the Rocks started the second half a completely different team. Pat Kelly scored a great goal set up by Sean Riley, and Shane Moore hit home the leveler with 15 minutes to play. Coach Paddy McCarry said, “The Greeks were holding on at the finish, and I believe if we had five more minutes we would have won it. Our defense has been brilliant all year, but we had a bad half tonight. The Greeks are a very good side so I was very pleased with the way we fought back to get a point.”

NY Shamrock – Legends

The Shamrock Legends made it three wins on the bounce after beating Doxa 6-2 at St. Michael’s. Paddy Geraghty knocked in three goals for a hat trick, Tyrone Kent, returning from an injury had himself a brace, and Andy Connolly rounded off the scoring. Doxa battled all game in soggy conditions, but could not keep pace with the Rocks’ attack. Coach Emmett Harvey explained, “We had a solid game – there were points that were good, and a few areas where we could use some work. The result was very good, and will give us some energy as the first half of the season comes to an end.”

NY Shamrock – Women’s A

The Shamrocks Women’s A team faced Manhattan Celtic for the second time this season after a 0-0 draw in September. Celtic scored early in the game to jump out to a 1-0 advantage. The Rocks equalized when Tara Kiernan played the ball to Mikaela Howell at the top of the box, who placed it in the bottom right corner. The second goal came from Chloe Wheeler, who slid at the back post to finish a ball from Georgia Frost. The 3-1 win was secured with a few minutes remaining when Sharon Odorfin scored off a deflection from a shot by Caroline Carter. Coach Paddy Geraghty commented, “We showed great resolve coming from 1-0 down with 20 minutes to play to win 3-1. We have been below par so far this season but we are slowly starting to get our edge back. The addition of Mikaela Howell has given us more in attack and the return of Allie Cacciotti in goals has made us better defensively. We have a State Cup Quarter Final on Saturday night against NYC United, so hopefully we can get another win and have a Semi Final to look forward to in the Spring.”

NY Shamrock – Women’s B

In the Women’s B Division, Shamrock Women kept their strong start to season going without even kicking a ball – an Appletown FC forfeit handing the Lady Rocks their easiest three points of the season.

Week Seven Results – 10.29.2017

NY Shamrock – First

A Kurt Cameron hat trick helped Division 1 leaders NY Shamrock maintain their winning run on Saturday night as the summer signing inspired a 5-2 victory over CPR Whites at St Michael’s. Cameron scored either side of the break to haul back an early 1-0 deficit to then insure a 3-1 half time lead. James Whyte’s clever dummy from a Zachary Gosse clearance set up the equalizer, allowing Cameron to get in behind the defense to lob the advancing CPR keeper. Whyte was also involved in the second alongside Lerthon Theuma who played Cameron in. The Scot also played provider for Cameron to grab his hat trick. With ten minutes to go, substitute Kwesi Mills-Odoi set up fellow replacement James Zaidan with an incredible through ball which Zaidan took around the keeper and struck high to the back of the net. CPR pulled a goal back as the minutes fell away but Joey Zorbo set up Calvin Moyes for the Scot’s first ever goal for the club. “That was an extremely important win,” said coach Kevin Grogan. “We always looked dangerous in attack. We just need to be a bit more disciplined defensively.”

NY Shamrock – Reserves

NY Shamrock Reserves extended their winning streak in the league to six games as they downed CPR White 1-0 in the opening match on Saturday night. A gritty first half saw both sides go relatively close, with forward Sean O’Neill having a goal ruled out for having been adjudged to foul the opposing keeper. A pair of saves from Kieran McGovern kept the game deadlocked at the break. In the second half, McGovern again came up trumps with a key save on a one on one to deny CPR an opener. With 20 minutes remaining, substitute Andrew Scott played hero has he latched on to a Chris Burns layoff to strike home the winner into the top corner from outside the box. The Rocks back line contributed another clean sheet to seal the three points, and keep themselves at the top of the table.

NY Shamrock – 1960

Despite progressing in the State Cup earlier in the month, the 1960’s are still waiting for their first league points of the season. A trip to Staten Island to face Mr. Dennehy’s proved to be a bridge too far for the nine men in green. Already down two men before the referee had blown for kickoff, the Rocks provided their most comprehensive display of the season, heading into half time just a goal down with the home side having a two man advantage. However, the power in numbers, along with tired Shamrock legs proved too difficult in the second half, with the 1960’s heading back to Queens on the back of a 6-0 defeat.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

Paddy McCarry’s Shamrock O-30’s earned all three points without breaking a sweat at the weekend, with Brooklyn Gunners handing the Rocks three points through forfeit.

NY Shamrock – Legends

Just as the O-30’s had taken three points without soldiering on in the pouring rain, the Shamrock Legends were afforded the same luxury, as a Barnstonworth Rovers Veterans side forfeited the match.

NY Shamrock – Women’s A

The Shamrocks Women’s A team faced Manhattan Kickers at a rainy St Michaels on Sunday. The Rocks ran up a 9-0 victory with goals from Teresa Ferraro (2), Mikaela Howell (3), Chloe Wheeler (1) and Georgia Frost (3). Assists were provided by Christina Beck, Caroline Carter (2), Teresa Ferraro, Jackie Pounder, Kelci Higgs and Mikaela Howell. Coach Paddy Geraghty commented, “We got back on track this week with a solid win. It was a good training exercise for us and we had good performances from our back four, a better balance in our midfield, and some clinical finishing from Mikaela Howell, Georgia Frost, Teresa Ferraro, and Chloe Wheeler.  This week will be a different game against one of our rivals so we’ll need to play well.  We are missing a few key players but as always it gives others the chance to step up”.
Teresa Ferraro had two goals and an assist

NY Shamrock – Women’s B

A well fought game, but in the end Beyond FC scored the goal and took the game.

NY Shamrock SC – Week 6

NY Shamrock – First & Reserves

With scheduled opponent NY Pancyprians playing Lansdowne Bhoys in the US Open Cup Qualifier this weekend, both Kevin Grogan’s First Team and Dan Meola’s Reserves were given off. The break in action could not come at a better time for the Shamrock First Team, as numerous injury concerns were handed another full week of recovery. The Rocks Reserves will resume normal service this weekend at home to CPR Whites, as will the Firsts who look to continue their fine form.

NY Shamrock – 1960

In Metro Division I. Shamrocks 1960’s suffered a sixth consecutive league loss to open the season. After a well played opening 25 minutes, visitors Gotham Argo broke the deadlock with a long range chip. Entering half time down 1-0, Coach Andy Connolly threw all caution to the wind and played an attacking lineup to begin the second 45 minutes. The changes were for naught, however, as Argo scored two quick goals on the counter attack to open up a three goal cushion. Dan Meola converted from the penalty spot to bring the Rocks back within two with nearly 30 minutes to play, but the late rally ultimately fell short from the home side.

NY Shamrock – O-30’s

Shamrocks O-30’s enjoyed a scintillating second half of football against CPR Old Boys. After an opening half stalemate that saw both sides playing well, Johhny McGeeney opened the scoring soon after the interval after a great assist by Aidan Morton. The Rocks made it 2-0 when newly signed Shane Moore fired home from a Mark Finn assist. McGeeney added his second on the hour mark after a brilliant ball by Kevin Walsh. The hat trick was completed moments later when Moore played provider fot McGeeney. The Rocks top scorer added his fourth of the game from another assist by Walsh. Coach Paddy McCarry said, “Best team performance all year. We were outstanding in second half. Another clean sheet also very pleasing, and judging by today’s performance, we are finally starting to click. If we play like this consistently we are going to be very difficult to beat. With Johnny in this form, if he gets a chance it’s a goal. Shane Moore was also brilliant for us today, but all in all, it was great squad performance.”

NY Shamrock – Legends

On a unseasonably hot day at St. Michael’s on Sunday morning, the Shamrock Legends had a disjointed first half performance against SC Gjoa. A difficult early performance gave the visiting team from Brooklyn a deserved 4-1 half time lead. Reverting to a 3-5-2 formation and chasing the game, the Legends pressed the opposition in their own half to set up some fine attacking football. Goals by Ryan Thompson and John Riordan left a once confident Gjoa waiting for the final whistle. Unfortunately, time proved to be the enemy after a valiant comeback attempt. Standouts in a tough defeat were Ryan Thompson, Andy Connolly, and a brilliant sub appearance by Colin Lee. With some new signings on the horizon, the Legends have reason to stay positive and optimistic about this young season.

NY Shamrock – Women’s A

The Shamrocks Women’s A Team kicked off at 5pm on Randall’s Island against CPR White.  The Rocks started the match well against the league leaders, when Captain Chloe Wheeler volleyed the ball onto the crossbar and Georgia Frost headed in the rebound to make it 1-0. However, the Lady Rocks didn’t hold the lead for long as CPR White equalized half way through the first half.  CPR proceeded to score three more times after the restart to make the final score 4-1. Coach Paddy Geraghty commented, “We were beaten by the better team today. They had a better game plan and adapted to the conditions better than we did.  It was our first defeat in 2 years and the ladies have to be proud of that feat. Hopefully we will learn from it and we’ll come back stronger”.

NY Shamrock – Women’s B

In the Women’s B Division, Shamrock Women kept their strong start to season going without even kicking a ball – an NYC Skulls forfeit handing the Lady Rocks their easiest three points of the season.

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.
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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

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.


Delirium Tremens

Donald Cantillo Architect

Duffy Flooring

Flynn’s Garden Inn

Folor, Inc


GC Warehouse


Harland Mechanical

H&L Ironworks


JMC Floor Covering, Inc.

Kamco Supply Corp

Kent Ale House

Liberty Doorworks

Lifesource Irrigation


Montauk Brewery

Neil Blaauboer

New Tech Company

New Wire Electric

North Leitrim Wild Atlantic Way

Ommegang Brewery

Pat Burke

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Solas Electric

Station Bar

The Chelsea Bell

The Courtyard Ale House

The Distillery

Top Notch Fitness

Visit Limerick

Walter’s Café


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.”

Womens A - Chlo

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.”