Mullingar Shamrocks Notes

February 09, 2020

Congrats to Darren Moore ...

It's always good to recognise the achievements of one of our own in their chosen profession.

We congratulate Darren Moore who has been nominated for one of the  Irish Top 40 Under 40 Awards of The Irish Echo newspaper with the awards to be presented at a ceremony scheduled to take place on  February 21, 2020 at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s.

Darren T. Moore is the main man in the Law Offices of Darren T Moore PC, a company offering  full service personal injury legal services.

This prestigious  event is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of forty. The awards honour the up and coming personalities of Irish America from every walk of life, and from every part of the American nation who work in a variety of fields and occupations.

This completes a nice double for Darren who was selected as a Club All-Star for his performances in the senior championship of 2004. His fabulous on the run chip pick-up and goal against Castledaly will never be forgotten. Alan Lambden was also selected on that team; come to think of it two more to add to the list of those great players lost to the Shamrocks for a variety of reasons.

Gaeltacht Scholarships Time Again

 CLG Iarmhí in conjunction with Club Iarmhí will sponsor 6 part-scholarships to Coláistí Samhraidh and applications are invited from club members.

Application forms are available from club secretary Aidan. Please contact Aidan and he will e-mail a form to  any interested club members.

The form must  be signed by the Club secretary or Underage secretary as appropriate. LGF players are also eligible for the scheme.

Forms should be returned to Aidan Walsh as per address on the form  by Friday 21 February 2020 or scanned (with signatures) to this email: [email protected]

Selection will be held in the first week of March 2019 and applicants will be informed of their interview details by email.

Last Man Standing ... latest news from the tally-men ...

While tally-men and women all over the country limbered up for the big count on Sunday morning our own inspectors of results wasted no time in issuing their findings after the three National League games on Saturday evening. Monaghan’s surprising draw with Dublin had a significant effect on those remaining in the field. 70 entrants had successfully negotiated the opening two rounds but only 38 competitors wer re left after just two matches in round 3. Thirty-two competitors were eliminated early in the third count.

Three of the youngest entrants, Adam O’ Donoghue, Ted Martin and Jack Shaw fell by the wayside as did a number of Shamrocks’ members including one of Ross Brady Shamrocks'  Senior team kit man's runners, vice-chairman Adrian Keaveney, Davy Cornally, Ray Twomey, Kyle Maguire, and underage players Luke McCabe, Ty Masterson, Susanna Buckley, Tom Daly and Criostóir Ormsby. Siblings Grace and Tom Daly, Paul Keating, Austin Keaveney, club secretary Aidan O’ Donoghue, former Shamrocks’ supremo Ritchie O’ Donoghue and Eamonn Breslin are among those still standing ahead of the remaining round three fixtures.

Another 9 entrants departed the scene on Sunday reducing the field to 29 entrants out of 385 entries  less than halfway through the league. Tom Daly’s hopes were dashed on the double with Limerick’s late goal against Carlow and he’ll be hoping that younger sister Grace can maintain her interest in the competition. Kate and Austin Keaveney are still in contention as are Aidan and Richie O’ Donoghue. Paddy Colleary and Paul Keating are the main hopes left from the Shamrocks’ under age section and Chloe Swarbrigg and Holly McCormack are flying the flag for the ladies’ section.

Tang still have a say with Denis Bannon and Oisin Conway successfully coming through round three and Killucan-Raharney are well represented through Billy Boyle, his daughter Aoife and Noel Croash. Contrary to earlier reports Ross Brady could very well be competition favourite at this stage with an inform Armagh and Offaly his choices in round four.

Fixtures ... it's that time of year again!

ACFL Div. 3, Tyrrellspass v Mullingar Shamrocks, Saturday, Tyrrellspass, 15 February 2020, 2.00 pm, Ref: Alan Coyne.

ACFL Div.1, Mullingar Shamrocks v Shandonagh, Springfield, Sunday, 16 February 2020 11.30 am, Ref: Sean  Carroll.


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