Marlborough Shamrocks win league championship

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By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor

A Shamrocks helmet rests on the grass at Kelleher Field during pre-game warmups before a game earlier this year. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Shamrocks are champions again.

Two years after their last league championship in November of 2019, Marlborough’s semi-pro football squad headed north to Manchester, New Hampshire to decisively defeat the Southern New England Admirals in this year’s title game matchup.

Marlborough won by a score of 35 to 21.

In beating the Admirals, the Shamrocks defeated the only team with a better record than them through the regular season.

Southern New England was undefeated through its slate of games, earning the top seed entering the playoffs.

The Shamrocks won out their schedule, save for a single loss on Aug. 21, securing the second seed in the postseason tournament via a tie breaking coin flip following their regular season finale.

The victory marks the latest chapter in a historic legacy for the Shamrocks. Indeed, this 2021 team is now the 21st to win a league championship across multiple iterations of the franchise in Marlborough dating back to 1968.

Specifically, this is the team’s second championship in two seasons since it returned to Marlborough for the 2019 season. The Shamrocks did not play in 2020 due to COVID-19.

This post will be updated with additional photos as they become available. 

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