Mullingar Shamrocks club notes

April 08, 2019

ACL Div. 3: Moate All-Whites 2-18 Mullingar Shamrocks 1-8

Mullingar Shamrocks ACL Div. 3 team were no match for Moate All-Whites in wet, windy and freezing cold  Moate on Tuesday night in a match played under lights. Moate were buzzing and attacked relentlessly in the first half and at half-time led by 2-11 to 1-4. Their ability to move the ball was seen just before the interval when a Ross Corroon long-range free rebounded off the post, Moate gained possession and moved the ball swiftly downfield where Billy Barry dispatched the ball to the net for his side's second goal. Barry at full-forward was Shamrocks' tormentor in chief and kicked a number of points during the half. Robbie Forde blasted the first goal after soloing through the centre. Ross Corroon and Darren Keena (0-2) had Shamrocks opening scores before Nathan Smith goaled to make the score 1-11 to 1-3 and Gary Corroon scored Shamrocks' final point of the half. In a more evenly contested second-half Billy Flynn, Gary Walsh and Ross Corroon (0-2) were the Shamrock scorers.

Mullingar Shamrocks: Robbie Boyle; Brian Reidy (Shane Colleary), Marc Eivers, Eamonn Breslin; Ryan Blundell, Brendan O'Reilly, Stephen Hassett; Pearse Corroon and Nathan Smith (1-0)[Gary Walsh, 0-1]; Billy Flynn (0-1), Dillon Matthews, Ross Corroon (0-3); Alan Cashman, Darren Keena (0-2), Gary Corroon (0-1).

LGF Div.1 Tyrrellspass 1-18 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-13.

The Mullingar Shamrocks LGF Division 1 team travelled to Tyrrellspass for their second game of the season on Sunday 7 April. Shamrocks played with the wind in the first half but were slow to settle. Tyrrellspass went into an early lead and held this lead throughout and secured a half-time lead of 1-8 to 0-6. Tyrrellspass maintained the lead throughout the second half and ran out winners on a score line of 1-18 to 0-13 points.

Special mention to Lauren McCormack and Karen Hegarty who both played for Westmeath earlier in the day in their 5-12 to 3-8 victory over Tipperary. Karen had the distinction of scoring for county and club in the space of a few hours

Mullingar Shamrocks: Lauren McCormack; Sophie Hegarty, Chloe Swarbrigg, Lorna Morris; Melek Fagan, Tara Fagan, Rachael Hannigan; Michelle Buckley, Laura Whitelaw (0-1); Susanna Buckley (0-3), Casey McDermott, Faye Walshe; Emma Morris (0-5), Liveta Lazauskaite, Laura Culkin (0-1). Substitutes used: Karen Hegarty (0-3), Sarah Geoghegan, Karla Gibney, Katie Kelly, Alison Bane and Ciara Morris.

Casting Call for The Sound of Musicals ..

Our upcoming 2019 mega fundraiser, The Sound of the Musicals presented by Mullingar Shamrocks will hit Mullingar Park Hotel on September 28th and we need YOU! In order to bring a slice of Broadway to the Mullingar stage, we need people and lots of people.

We are seeking up to 90 participants or more to make up seven teams which will each perform an abridged 12 minute version of a famous musical.

Our information and casting night will be on Friday, May 17th starting at 7pm in the Greville Arms Hotel.

Anybody from the age of 10 upwards can come along and take part, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds. No previous singing or dancing experience is required either. We will have a place for everyone.

However, if you can sing, dance or act then we would love for you to come along and take part in an informal and relaxed audition setting in front of the production team.

A simple dance audition will be held in groups of 12 on the night and singing auditions will be one-on-one with just the team. If you wish to audition for a singing part, please prepare a one minute or less song to sing (it can be anything), and bring a backing track along, the handiest way to do this is to look one up on Youtube prior to the night and bring your phone with you to the audition.

This is a show with a difference and will be a FIRST in the Mullingar area. On the night, seven abridged versions of famous musicals will be performed LIVE on the main stage by seven teams. Once every mini-musical has performed there will be an awards ceremony where the best performances of the night in the various categories will be awarded. It is also expected to be a massive team-building, social and fun experience for all involved. Why not try something new, exciting and challenging?

The night promises to be an all singing, all dancing extravaganza and it might even be better than last year's spectacular Strictly.

Under-age activity

A busy week at under-age level. We fielded two teams in the Under-12 League against Shandonagh on Tuesday night with 31 players braving the icy conditions.  Our minors drew with St. Loman's on Wednesday night, our under-14s had a very fine win against Garrycastle on Thursday and we rounded off the week on Saturday morning with two great Under-8 and Under-10 Go Games Blitzes with Shandonagh with lots of great football played by the young stars of the future.  On Monday night we lost out to St Michael's at under-16 level.

Under-14 Girls LGF League

Our Under-14 girls team opened their 2019 league campaign on Thursday evening at a wet Springfield. Kinnegad began strongly and Shamrocks found themselves on the back foot from the outset. To their credit, the girls never gave up and battled through with a much improved second half performance. We’re only at the beginning of a long season and there is plenty more football to be played. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at training on Saturday!

Mullingar Shamrocks: Sinead Sweeney, Frankie Moffatt, Eve Byrne, Sophie Russell, Ruth

Langtry, Alyshia McLoughlin, Emily Moore, Ellie O’Sullivan Sexton, Emily Flynn, Emily

Clarke, Ciara Moore, Ruby Mulligan, Zara Doherty, Jodi Aherne, Alessia Hassett, Zoe

Robertson, Grace Fagan.

Competition Time ...

Mullingar Shamrocks Healthy Clubs Officer Joan Ormsby has organised a Mullingar Shamrocks Biodiversity Poster competition for the younger and older underage footballers within our club. The younger kids up to age 14 years will colour in our “buzy bumble bee” and they must come up with a creative Mullingar Shamrocks and/or Biodiversity themed name for him / her. Winning bumble bee designs and the winning artist's name will be placed on our new Biodiversity signs which are soon to be erected around the walkway. Art Sheets were given out by each coach at training on Saturday and closing date for finished designs is at training Saturday 13 April 2019. A box will be left at door of clubhouse so place your designs in there before 11am. Independent judge will select winners.

For footballers over 14 years of age , we are expecting some high creativity / imagination and we look forward to submissions with Shamrocks and or Biodiversity related themes. Sheets will also be given out by coaches at training sessions during the week and closing date will also be Saturday 13 April 2019. A box will be left at door of clubhouse and place your designs in there on Sat 13th April at 11am at training. Independent judge will select winners.

Best of Luck Everyone - We have high hopes for creative and exciting submissions so let’s get arty!!! Small prizes for best designs to be announced later.

Any queries ring Joan 087 6684816

The Late Catherine Smyth and Nancy McManus

Mullingar Shamrocks members and executive officers extends deepest sympathy to the members of the Smyth family Ardmore Road, Mullingar on the death of Catherine and to the members of the McManus family, Baylough, Athlone on the death of Nancy. Catherine is mother-in-law of Mullingar Shamrocks'  PRO Tom Hunt and Nancy McManus is Anna Jones's granny.

 Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


ACFL Div. 3: Mullingar Shamrocks v Bunbrosna in Bunbrosna at 6.30 pm, Friday 12 April.

ACFL Div. 6: Mullingar Shamrocks v Coralstown- Kinnegad in Springfield at 6.30 pm, Saturday 13 April.

ACFL Div. 1: Mullingar Shamrocks v The Downs in Springfield at 11.30 am, Sunday 14 April.


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