Clonmany Shamrocks
The Clonmany Shamrocks

                        

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Clonmany Shamrocks are affiliated to the Inishowen Football League, County Donegal, Ireland.  In the 1920's there was a thriving cup competition held yearly in Pollan Green. At the time there was no organised league just summer cups and so-called friendlies. The soldiers in Leenan Fort undoubtable helped to raise standards. Teams such as the 'Lily Whites', the 'Isle Shamrocks' and the 'Liberators' had their day as had 'Urris Celtic' and 'Rashenny Rovers' in later years.

We were formed in 1951 by Jim Clafferty,assisted by Hughie Gill, but we didn't have a constitution until 1975 with our Chairman at that time Neil O'Donnell.We were founder members of the Inishowen League with the other six teams being;   Globetrotters,Buncrana Celtic,Carn Rangers, Moville Celtic,Carrowmena Spurs and Glentoran. Globetrotters were the inaugral Champions and Buncrana Celtic were Runners-up. 1960 was the year.Emigration in the early days hit us hard,one week we'd have a fair good team and the following week half of the lads would be gone,it must have been a nightmare for managers. Times have changed and we've made big progress both on and off the pitch. Shamrock Park, known locally as the Pond field but was more of a pond than a field, is now a great example of what can be achieved by hard work and the dedication of many committee's through the years.

This is our home thanks to the invaluable contributions made by all the volunteers and club members past and present. The burden and workload on this pitch is massive and our priority is to get a second pitch which is proving far from easy. An all-weather facility would also be of immense benefit but again the hold-up is the site. The Athletic's side of the club needs to improve. Our running track is not competition standard [4 lanes] which is a big hindrance.

 

The Athletic's side of the club needs to improve. Our running track is not competition standard,[4 lanes] which is a big hindrance.

Thomas Doherty.(Lackin).                                        P.S.   I'll  leave you with a lovely thought; 'Get down on your knees and thank God your still on your feet'.      

                               

 P.P.S.     An old irish blessing for all of you;

"May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live"

For all you football lovers out there  - My grandson Corey McBride is the top goalscorer for Foyle Harps.

Hip Hip Hurrah, he's a happy camper. and so am i.   Latest news; July 2014, Excellant performance by the team in the Foyle Cup as they finished fifth, Congrats.  

 UP-DATE-Wed, may 21,2014 Carndonagh Community School won the Umbro FAI Schools first year boys all Ireland Cup Final at the Showgrounds in Sligo and Corey played right side of midfield. Congrats to all concerned.                                                 

Sincere thanks for your continued support as the Web stats show we've passed the 10 million mark.  Passed all expectations and all thanks to you out there. One  thing i ask is you keep the E-Mails flowing as they make some fine reading also i'm sad that i did'nd have ads on this site as i would have made a lot of money. However , that was never the intention. Good Luck,God Bless.

 

 

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