Club News

2016 Registration Night

posted 13 Mar 2016, 10:38 by Cortoon Shamrocks   [ updated 30 Mar 2016, 05:14 ]

Club Registration for all players and non players will be held in the Cortoon Community Hall on Wednesday 30th March between 7pm and 10pm.

Club AGM

posted 17 Nov 2014, 14:51 by Keith Mulvany   [ updated 17 Nov 2014, 14:53 ]

The Club's Annual General Meeting will take place in the Cortoon Community Hall on Saturday 29th November at 6.00pm. All members and players are asked to attend and have your say in how the Club should move forward in the coming year. Nominations forms for all of the Officers' roles are available by clicking on the link below and should be returned no later than Tuesday 26th.

U14s Crowned League Shield Champions

posted 28 Jul 2014, 06:55 by Cortoon Shamrocks   [ updated 28 Jul 2014, 08:48 ]

Congratulations to the under 14 team who were crowned Div 3 League Shield Champions after an exciting final against Menlough in Tuam Stadium on Sunday morning. A large crowd turned out to support them and they were treated to a great game of football. There were fantastic displays all over the pitch and most notably from Oisin O’Rourke, Hugh McDonagh, Daniel Carroll, and James Clarke. O’Rourke, playing at centre-back, covered a lot of ground and read the play brilliantly, breaking up many Menlough attacks. McDonagh put in a captain’s display, leading by example, and was a commanding figure in the centre of the park, using his height and strength to great effect. Clarke, restored to his favoured full-forward position, tormented the Menlough defence, scoring 1-3 in the process while, possibly one of the surprise star performers, was 11 year old, Daniel Carroll. A consistent performer in the full-back line throughout the year, he was deployed in the half-forward line to devastating effect, linking well with others and scoring an impressive 1-3 from play.

It was Carroll who opened the scoring after a patient build-up involving Niall Finnerty and Alex Fitzpatrick. The next eight minutes saw a flurry of goal-line activity at both ends of the pitch which was great to watch for any of the neutrals in the stand, but very nerve-wrecking for those from either side. Menlough reacted to the concession of that opening score by driving straight through the middle of the Cortoon defence but McDonagh got back to throw himself at the feet of the attacker and block what was surely a certain goal. The resulting 45 was cleared and Clarke and Adam Geoghegan powered forward up the right wing before finding Calvin Tierney in the centre. His shot came back off the inside of the upright and rebounded to Carroll who quickly lobbed it back across the square where it was met by the fists of Geoghegan and nestled in the back of the net. Menlough cancelled out the goal with one of their own following a fast break three minutes later but it was only a brief respite for them as Tierney conspired to set up two goals in rapid succession. The first came when he played in Finnerty who used his strength to hold off the defender and poke it across the goal for Clarke to tap in and, from the resulting kick-out, Tierney won possession and played it over the top for Carroll who beat the keeper to the ball and punch it into the net. Not to be outdone though, Menlough went up the other end and found the back of the net again themselves to complete a quite remarkable opening ten minutes with Cortoon leading by 3-1 to 2-0. Carroll added his second point before Finnerty, again showing his strength holding off a challenge, before playing it over the top for Clarke to run onto and his driven effort just cleared the bar. Carroll increased the lead to seven with a huge effort from out on the wing before Menlough pulled two back but a pointed McDonagh free after a foul on Finnerty finished the first half scoring and left Cortoon with 3-5 to 2-2 advantage.

Menlough came out determined in the second half and had cut the lead to three inside ten minutes. Cortoon were struggling to contain them and they almost levelled things when they got in behind the defence but keeper, Donie Halleran, raced off his line to get a hand to the shot but the danger wasn’t cleared yet and, with forwards piling in, James Hogan had to race across to clear it off the line. Menlough cut the lead to two with just eight minutes remaining and it was beginning to look ominous for the Shamrocks, who were yet to score in the second half, until a fine solo point from Clarke helped to settle the nerves and take the sting out of the Menlough attack and they didn’t look back from there. Jack McElroy added a fine point from a tight angle before a fantastic interception by O’Rourke set up McDonagh, who powered through three challenges and found the bottom corner of the net. Clarke added another point before Tierney deservedly got himself on the scoresheet in injury time to round off a nine point victory. Full time score: Cortoon 4-9 Menlough 2-6.

Afterwards, the team were treated to a meal in Supermacs and then did a tour of the area with the trophy and it was amazing to see the amount of people that came out to cheer them on with fires and flags all along the route before they headed back to the Cortoon Inn for refreshments. It was no more than they, or their management team of Gary McEntee, Hubert McDonagh, and Kieran Kelly, deserved for all the effort that they have put in throughout the year and they were a credit to the Club.

Team: Donie Halleran; Darragh Carroll, Peter Fleming; Kevin Kelly, Oisin O’Rourke, James Hogan; Hugh McDonagh (capt.) (1-1,1f), Alex Fitzpatrick; Daniel Carroll (1-3), Calvin Tierney (0-1), Adam Geoghegan (1-0); Niall Finnerty, James Clarke (1-3). Subs: Eoin Fleming for Fitzpatrick (31 mins), Jack McElroy for Finnerty (43), Eoin Fitzpatrick for Fleming (50), Dylan McGough, Sean McDonagh, Thomas Hynes, Diarmuid O’Rourke, Aaron Murtagh, Ethan Walsh.

2014 Executive Committee

posted 3 Dec 2013, 03:14 by Unknown user   [ updated 28 Dec 2013, 08:01 by Cortoon Shamrocks ]

The Club’s AGM was held on Sunday 1st Dec and the following Officers were elected to represent the Club for 2014:

Asst Sec/U-Age Sec:
ASAP Officers:
Children’s Officers:
Players Representatives:
Pitch Committee Chairman:

Tom Murray
Pa Quinn
Paul Kelly
Hubert McDonagh
Freda Kelly
Martin Maloney
Keith Mulvany
Pat Kenny
Paul Kelly & Brian Roache
Jane Lowry & Ju Lei Kelly
Niall Keane & Norman Connolly
Michael Rattigan

Championship Dream Team

posted 4 Nov 2013, 17:31 by Unknown user   [ updated 4 Nov 2013, 17:49 ]

Congratulations to Donal O'Neill and Paul Varley who have been selected on the Galway Football Dream Team 2013 following their magnificent displays in Cortoon's epic Championship run.

The Claregalway Hotel Galway Senior Football Championship Dream Team 2013

Conor Nolan (Milltown)

Donal O’Neill (Cortoon Shamrocks), 

Kieran Fitzgerald (Corofin), 

Mark Kelly (St James’);

Declan Meehan (Caltra), 

Greg Higgins (Corofin), 

Paul Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks);

Ronan Steede (Corofin), 

Kieran Comer (Corofin);

Gary Sice (Corofin), 

Paul Conroy (St James’) 

Sean Armstrong (Salthill/Knocknacarra);

Joe Canney(Corofin), 

Eddie Hoare (St Michael’s), 

James Kavanagh (Milltown).

Club Lotto Subscription

posted 15 Oct 2013, 02:47 by Unknown user

Cortoon Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto

November 2013 – November 2014

Dear Cortoon Shamrocks Lotto Subscriber,

The Lotto has been, and continues to be, our main source of funding each year and this year has

been no different. With the continuing rising costs of fielding numerous teams, keeping

insurance, affiliation and registration up to date; paying the various levies that are imposed; all

the ancillary costs involved in running our Club, and despite the generous sponsorship by

various individuals, businesses and organisations connected to the parish, plus the numerous

fundraising events held throughout the year, the generosity of all of you who continue to support

the Club by paying the yearly lotto subscription, enables us to do a lot more than would

otherwise be possible, so THANK YOU!

Renewal of the lotto membership for the period November 2013 – November 2014 is now due.

The Jackpot currently stands at just over €4,000, having been won back in April by Paddy and

Catherine Costello, who scooped the handsome sum of €13,300!

The final draw for the current year’s subscription will be made on the weekend of 1 November

2013, with the first draw for the new term being made the following weekend. All members who

are fully paid up for the coming year, on, or before 4 November 2013, will be entered in a draw

for four prizes value at €250 each.

If you would like to continue to participate in the draws for the coming year, and also be include

in the draw for the four prizes, please ensure that you’ve completed the subscription form and

returned it, together with your subscription fee, to your local lotto contact, or alternatively you

can submit to me at the postal address outlined below, by 4 November.

Once again, thanks for your ongoing support and for helping to make things possible.

Yours sincerely,

Fidelma Murray

Fidelma Murray

Assistant Treasurer, Cortoon Shamrocks GAA Club

30 Palace Fields, Tuam, Co. Galway

Tel: 087 242 5339


Mulryan Wins Sportsperson Of The Month

posted 18 Jun 2013, 11:03 by Unknown user   [ updated 18 Jun 2013, 11:19 ]

Following the Senior Championship Qualifier against Killererin, Cathal Mulryan was presented with the Connacht Hotel Sportsperson of the Month for April in recognition of his outstanding displays for the Galway u21s as they matched to All-Ireland glory. Cathal was one of more consistent performers throughout the campaign and was a contender for Man of the Match in each of their games. His work ethic and stamina, for both Club and County, as well as his ability to kick points from distance off either foot, is a great example for any player to follow. Congratulations Cathal, it was well deserved.

Time Change for Senior Championship

posted 14 Jun 2013, 13:10 by Unknown user

All supporters please note that the Senior Championship Qualifier against Killererin in Tuam Stadium on Sunday has been switched to 2pm. Please spread the word. 

Camp Shamrock

posted 18 May 2013, 17:23 by Unknown user   [ updated 1 Jun 2013, 01:58 ]

Family Table Quiz & Presentation of Underage Medals

posted 13 May 2013, 15:31 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 May 2013, 15:54 ]

On 7th June, we will be hosting a family table quiz in the Cortoon Inn where we will also have a presentation of medals for our victorious u14 and u15 teams from 2012. The quiz will feature a good mixture of questions for both young and old and it promises to be a good evening’s entertainment.

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