Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Notes

December 21, 2021

Mullingar Shamrocks Festive Family Fundraiser …

Your Support is Needed! 

2021 was another challenging year for our fundraising efforts and whileour amazing coaches tried to keep things as normal as possible for all our members, fundraising activities were impossible to organise. 

We invite you to join us on 26, 27 or 28 December for The Shamrocks Festive Family Fundraiser. 

We’re inviting  all our members to come together with their families, wear our  club colours and walk, run, cycle or even swim for Mullingar Shamrocks and donate what you can in support of the club. Keep an eye on our social channels and our various WhatsApp groups for more information in the coming days including Go Fund me page details, where to share your photos ([email protected] ) and information about spot prizes. 

Thanks, as always, for your continued support.

LGF County Minor Football Final: Mullingar Shamrocks 3-5 Ballycomoyle 2-11

In the end it wasn’t to be but in Ballycomoyle on Saturday the girls battled fiercely and  bravely to the end before running out of time when the possibility of salvaging an unlikely draw presented itself. Ballycomoyle were the better team on the day and were fully deserving of their victory and held the lead from start to finish but our players can take consolation from the way they have improved during the season of winter football. 

Ballycomoyle dominated the early exchanges and with points from Cara Murphy and Zara Guinan and a goal from Reanna Kennedy secured a 1-2 to 0-0 lead at the end of the first water break.  A Máiread Newman free reduced the deficit but a second Ballycomoyle goal scored by Cara Murphy extended the Ballycomoyle lead. Chloe Smullen and Máiread kicked points, Caoimhe McCormack pointed a free for Ballycomoyle but a pointed free  by Mia Gilligan neutralised this effort. The half-time scoreboard read 2-3 to 0-4 in Ballycomoyle’s favour and in truth the gap could have been greater but for some wonderful defending by the Shamrocks’ girls. The tackling and covering was top class with Annmarie O’Reilly delivering a master class of good defensive work. Annmarie was  a worthy winner of the Burger Buff Player of the Match. 

Ballycomoyle dominated the third quarter and hit four unanswered points from Orlaith Winters, Caoimhe McCormack, Ciara Murphy, and Zara Guinan to extend the lead (2-7 to 0-4) at the second water break. A couple of good saves from Sineád Sweeney kept our hopes alive.  Caoimhe McCormack, Orlaith Winters and Cara Murphy added three more points following the restart (2-10 to 0-4).

The Mullingar Shamrocks girls reserved their best form for the last ten minutes; a great Jagoda Bartosiewicz goal kickstarted the revival; Chloe Smullen ripped the net with a penalty and Máiread Newman, who defied the pain barrier to take the field, added a point from play. It was now the turn of the Ballycomoyle girls to display their defensive capabilities as Shamrocks attacked in waves. Another penalty and once again Chole blasted the ball to the net. Unfortunately, the final whistle sounded on the restart and Ballycomoyle secured the county title. 

Well done to all the girls who played in the four championship matches; it was great to witness the improvement from game to game. Thanks to the team mentors Emma Morris, Paul Aherne, Lisa Burke and Debbie Newman for their input to the team. 

Mullingar Shamrocks: Sineád Sweeney, Phoebe Cadwaldar, Sadhbh O’Brien, Eve Byrne, Eve Hynes, Annemarie O’Reilly, Sophie Russell, Ellie O’Sullivan Sexton, Mairead Newman (0-3) Jasmine Haugh (Leah Glynn), Chloe Smullen (2-1), Jenna Kelly, Alessia Hassett (Jagoda Bartosiewicz, 1-0), Jodi Aherne, Mia Gilligan (0-1).

Panellists: Katie O’Dowd, Tamara Molloy, Ciara Moore, Emily Moore, Ellie O’Dowd, Nadia Kuwalek.  

Lotto Results (15 December) ...

No Jackpot Winner. Numbers Drawn: 5, 25, 30, 31. Lucky Dip Winner: Ray Twomey.

Next Draw: 22 December. JACKPOT: €5000


LGF Minor Football Championship: The Downs 0-9 Mullingar Shamrocks 7-11

Our Minor girls made the short trip to The Downs on Tuesday evening to play their final game of the group stages of the Championship.  We needed to win to have a chance to make the final of the competition.  

The first half opened brightly with plenty of possession for Shamrocks but we could not translate our dominance into scores and it was The Downs who opened the scoring with a point with the last kick before the referee called the first water break.

Following the water break, Shamrocks continued to move the ball well and they continued to create chances.  The pressure finally told when The Downs conceded a penalty for a foot block.   Chloe Smullen calmly dispatched the penalty into the roof of the net.  The score settled the girls in front of goal and Shamrocks added further points through Mia Gilligan, Jodi Aherne, captain Jenna Kelly, Chloe Smullen (0-2) and a goal from Mairead Newman, to leave the score at 2-5 to 3 points at half time.

Lisa, Emma and Paul need to bottle whatever was said at half-time or maybe it was the fruit pastilles and wine gums – whatever it was – Shamrocks produced a sparkling quarter of football in the second half to pull away from the opposition despite being down a player due to a yellow card towards the end of the first half. 

A goal from Jagoda Bartosiewicz followed by two goals inside two minutes from Chloe Smullen and another from Alessia Hassett after a tremendous run down the right wing put the match beyond a valiant The Downs team. 

In between the goals, Shamrocks picked off points through Ellie O’Sullivan Sexton (0-2) following her return, Jodi Aherne and Chloe Smullen.

The Downs continued to press when they could, but our full back line of Phoebe Cadwaldar, Sadhbh O’Brien and Eve Byrne snuffed out danger and The Downs were held to taking shots from long range. A special word to Sinead Sweeney who deputised in goal for the evening and kept a clean sheet.  

The half back line of Sophie Russell, Anne Marie O’Reilly and  Eve Hynes were immense in setting up the Shamrocks attack all through the game with darting runs into the heart of the Downs defence.

After the final water break, Shamrocks continued to produce in front of goal, adding a goal from the Ellie O’Sullivan Sexton and points from Mairead Newman and Jodi Aherne.  


The Downs to their credit never gave up and scored some lovely points at the end of the game to bring their total to 9 points.  

Shamrocks never let their control of the match slip and the full panel of girls, including subs Ciara Moore Leah Glynn and Jagoda Bartosiewicz played a full part in a memorable victory.  

The Downs have conceded their final game to Ballycomoyle and as a result the Mullingar Shamrocks girls have qualified for the county final against Ballycomoyle.   The girls have done all they can and have provided wonderful entertainment to those who have come out to see them.  

We are so proud of how all the girls have trained and played in difficult weather conditions at the end of a long season and have now qualified for another day out to represent their club in a county final.    

 Mullingar Shamrocks: Sinead Sweeney, Phoebe Cadwaldar, Sadhbh O’Brien, Eve Hynes, Eve Byrne, Anne Marie O’Reilly (Jasmine Haugh) Sophie Russell, Ellie O’Sullivan Sexton, (1-2) Mairead Newman (1-1) Jasmine Haugh (Jagoda Bartosiewicz (1-0)), Chloe Smullen (3-3)(Tamara Molloy),  Alessia Hassett (1-0) (Ciara Moore), Mia Gilligan (0-1) (Leah Gilligan) , Jodi Aherne (0-3) Tamara Molloy (Jenna Kelly(0-1)

Season’s Greetings

We wish all our members, supporters and rivals a very Happy Christmas and a great 2022.  


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